North Island: Auckland (Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island), Bay of Plenty, Northland, Wellington South Island: ALL
56, Primary school teacher
58, Primary school teacher
We love house sitting! Getting to know pets and animals, exploring new areas and caring for someone else's property is an absolute pleasure for us.
We emigrated from UK to New Zealand in 2008 and love our life here. We have 3 children but the eldest two have flown the nest, so would be unlikely to be with us. However our son is aged 16, is very respectful of others property, loves animals and may sometimes be with us. We have just taken early retirement so are now much freer to do more house sits. Yippee!
We are all very used to respecting other people's homes and pride ourselves on always leaving the owner's house in a clean and tidy state. We communicate regularly with house owners, collecting post and giving updates on any pets or livestock in our care.
We all love animals; we have had our own cat and chickens plus small pets eg rabbit, hamster, guinea pigs and have hand reared lambs. I had my own horses as a child. Close neighbours have dogs who we love and often look after.
We are looking forward to getting to know new areas of New Zealand while caring for your pets and animals. We are also very happy to do gardening and watering, (I have a productive veggie patch at home), or pool maintenance and Pete is an expert on the ride-on mower! Read our references and endorsements to get a feel of our past house sits.
We are both non-smokers.
Preferred Locations: Preferably the North Island but would definitely consider the South Island for a longer sit, eg summer holidays.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Availability: Any time for sits up to a week (still have a teenager at home to ferry about in term time). Available for longer sits in school holidays. We look forward to hearing from you,
Carey and Peter
Thank you Carey for looking after my house and cat so well, everything was immaculate when I got home and there was even cake in the fridge! Its nice to know there is someone I can rely on in the future should I ever need a house sitter again and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else. I think Cosmo is missing you as well, not getting so many cuddles now that I'm home.
CHRIS (Coromandel Town North Island, Sep 2018 - 1 week)
CARY (Auckland North Island, Mar 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Carey and Peter were a pleasure to have sit our home and animals.
We would highly recommend them and will have them back again
Yummy treats we're left a great bonus to come home too.
GAYLENE AND MERV (Opotiki North Island, Jan 2020 - 1 week 2 days)
Thank you Carey and Peter for you kind review. We felt very at ease especially with this being our first time having a sitter. We arrived home to find it nice, clean and tidy all animals well looked after, along with a yummy delicious chocolate slice! Great communication aswell before and during. We really appreciate the way you cared for our home and a animals. Cheers Selena and Jon
SELENA (Maungakaramea North Island, Jul 2019 - 6 days)
Have nothing but positive feedback for Carey and Peter! From the first message I received from Carey I knew our house and animals will be well taken care of. They kept us updated throughout the week which was very much appreciated and returned to a very clean house and yummy chocolate treats! Thank you so much once again, we highly recommend them.
CHARLENE (Albany North Island, Apr 2019 - 1 week)
Carey and Peter were awesome. So diligent. careful and enthusiastic, a pleasure to work with!
JEMIMA (Matakana North Island, Jan 2019 - 2 days)
Carey and Peter were great house sitters who showed a sincere interest in ensuring that our house and animals were well cared for when we were away. Regular communication throughout the house sit and a super tidy house with baking when we returned! Would definitely recommend.
STEPHEN (Pauatahanui North Island, Dec 2018 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Thank you Carey and Peter for looking after our dogs and house so well. There was great communication prior to their stay and I appreciated Carey keeping me informed about how the dogs were doing during their stay. They left the house clean and tidy. They are a lovely, friendly family who I wouldn't hesitate to have come and stay again.
SARAH (Leamington North Island, Apr 2018 - 4 days)
Great house guests!! Carey kept in regular contact, always friendly. Thank you so much for leaving us some baking, such a treat and lovely surprise!
JESSICA (Mangawhai North Island, Oct 2017 - 4 days)
What a fabulous couple to house sit! Everything cleaner and tidier than we'd left it; animals very well looked after, great communication all through the proceedings of booking them to sit. Would thoroughly recommend them to anyone at all, just so wonderful. Many many thanks again for such great care and diligence! Best wishes, Sandra & Stewart
SANDRA (Cambridge North Island, Sep 2017 - 2 weeks 3 days)
An absolute pleasure having Pete and Carey house and petsit for us. They took wonderful care of our dog and cats, the house was left immaculate and they dealt with an unexpected situation with our heating system easily and happily. I would highly recommend them as housesitters and we hope to have them back for our next trip!
SARAH (Whitford North Island, Jul 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
fantastic carers! left the house cleaner than it was before we left. great communication, too.
BARBARA (Titirangi North Island, Jan 2017 - 3 days)
Carey and Peter took care of our cat and dog for two weeks over Xmas, animal's Were well looked after as was the house.
NIKKI (woodhill North Island, Dec 2016 - 1 week 5 days)
Thank you for your time at our property, and allowing us full peace of mind whilst we were away. The animals were all happy, and the property left immaculate (and thanks for the chocolate slice - delicious).
You are definitely our priority 'sitter' in the future, and contact you for our future requirements going forward.
RODD (Warkworth North Island, Dec 2016 - 3 weeks)
Last minute booking, thrilled with Carey's care, interest and diligence with our cats!
Great, detailed and easy communication.
Left house just lovely and would certainly recommend!
PENNY (Mairangi Bay North Island, Oct 2016 - 3 weeks)
There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.