Kia Ora! We are an active retired Christian couple from Tuakau (just south of Auckland) with considerable house/pet sitting (including large animal) experience. We are neat, tidy and responsible, enjoy meeting new people, and welcome the opportunity to become more familiar with areas of New Zealand that we have not yet had the opportunity to explore.
Cheryl and Michael are just to good to be true. From the moment we had communication with them , we had confidence that they were truely perfect. Caring, compassionate couple who left our house cleaner than when they arrived. It has had a spring clean. The animals are demanding at times but they quietly got to know them and handled their little personalities 100%. We have the uttermost trust in Cheryl and Michael and hope they find time to come back in their demanding schedule!!
CHARLOTTE (Waipawa North Island, Aug 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Mike and Cheryl left my house in immaculate condition....much cleaner than I left it.
Some of the farm chores where a new experience to Mike but he learnt very quickly about rotational grazing and what was required for breakfeeding the cattle and subsequently did a fine job .
CHRIS (Morrinsville North Island, Jun 2020 - 2 weeks)
Cheryl and Michael were originally booked to sit for us for 25 days, however, our cruise plans were cut short and they were very gracious and understanding about leaving earlier. We couldn't have asked for a more attentive and loving couple with high standards, who gave our pets the utmost attention. The dogs were spoilt with all their walks, the budgie cage was cleaned and Smokey the cat certainly didn't lose any weight! On return home our house was spotless, with even the sheets being washed ... MORECheryl and Michael were originally booked to sit for us for 25 days, however, our cruise plans were cut short and they were very gracious and understanding about leaving earlier. We couldn't have asked for a more attentive and loving couple with high standards, who gave our pets the utmost attention. The dogs were spoilt with all their walks, the budgie cage was cleaned and Smokey the cat certainly didn't lose any weight! On return home our house was spotless, with even the sheets being washed and the bed remade and the lawn had been mowed. Cheryl & Michael obviously went the extra mile to ensure all was well. We would certainly have no hesitation in having them back to house sit for us in the future.
GLENYS AND GRAEME (Thames , Feb 2020 - 2-1/2 weeks)
We were over the moon when we got home from our 3 week holiday to see our animals all so happy and the garden looking amazing. Michael and Cheryl communicated with us anytime there was a need, and kept us in the loop. We felt totally relaxed about having these two brilliant house sitters in our home with all our precious animals. Thank you so much it was a brilliant holiday.
SUE (Wakefield South Island, Dec 2019 - 3 weeks)
Cheryl and Michael were fantastic house sitters. They were very easy to communicate with. The animals were very well looked after and the house was immaculate on our return. We would highly recommend them and hope to one day have them house sitting for us again. Thank you Cheryl and Michael
JENNY (Belleknowes South Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Wow amazing ! We came home to a beautifully clean and organized house. I could not believe how clean and tidy it was thank you
both so much for this effort .Michael and Cheryl took care of our dog while we were away for a week. If you ever need a reference I'd be happy to be called or emailed in the future. A blessing to us both thank you again.
KIRSTY (Titirangi North Island, Jul 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Really lovely couple. They took great care of our house and little fur baby Floyd. Even shampooed him too !
Would highly recommend.
GREG (TAURANGA North Island, Apr 2019 - 3 days)
Cheryl & Michael were outstanding house/bunny sitters. Bruce and I cannot rave enough about this wonderful couple. They went above and beyond for us - making sure our home, property and "kids" were well looked after. They took amazing care with our cottage and gave us such piece of mind whilst away. What a warm and kind couple - we so enjoyed meeting them and will definitely be calling upon them again.
KIMBERLY (Haumoana North Island, Jul 2018 - 22 days)
Thank you Michael & Cheryl for taking such great care of our fur babies and our home. We would love to have you back in the future and can definitely recommend this lovely couple to others.
KAREN (Pukehina , Apr 2018)
Soo late getting this done. Our fault!!!!
The very bestest house sitters/pet minders possible...A huge shame they leaving for Aussie early next year. We now looking for a replacement for our pet crazy house.
Thanks, Cheryl & Michael...never forgotten, but really missed.
RUBY & NOEL (Kaiwaka North Island, Mar 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
An awesome couple. I could not fault them at all and hope they come back to sit again soon. What more can I say
RICHARD (Dargaville North Island, Mar 2018 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Cheryl &Michael are a great team of housesitters.very friendly, caring and extremely tidy. They cared for our 2 large dogs which required walks daily,& grooming,they were so we'll looked after and groomed beautifully. Our horse was fed and covers changed which was taken care of 100%. Our dogs loved them. Our house was cleaner when they left than it was when they arrived.Thoughly recommend them,can't wait to have them back.
SARAH (Pukekawa , Feb 2018)
Cheryl & Michael were wonderful sitters. Fred & Molly were so well looked after and our house was so clean !! Would highly recommend them. They love animals and have so much respect for their surroundings. Hopefully can use them again.
Glenis & Grant
GLENIS (Taupo , Feb 2018 - 3 days)
Cheryl and Michael are a lovely, friendly couple and we would highly recommend them for house and pet sitting .
They did a wonderful job of caring for our energetic Labrador and keeping her entertained.
The house was kept safe and well looked after. It was immaculately clean and tidy when we returned - so much more than we left it!
KIRSTY (Mt Eden North Island, Jan 2018 - 5 days)
A house sitter provides loving, full-time, home-based pet-care while you're away.