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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL   South Island: Canterbury, Nelson / Marlborough, Otago, West Coast  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 17Dec-17Jan2022 | 2022: 21Jan-22Feb | 1Mar-28Mar | 17Apr-30Apr
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Marie - Trusted, Experienced & Reliable

68, Retired

For the past seven plus years I have been house sitting for a solid regular/repeat client base both here in Taupo and also throughout the North Island.. Three years ago I joined an International House sitting website and was fortunate to complete sits in Ireland, France and England, along with numerous other sits in various parts of NZ.
Now retired from a busy working life, which included Management of the Taupo Citizens Advice Bureau and Administration Officer at the local SPCA. I am now enjoying having time to indulge in my love of writing, leisure walking plus visiting/exploring new places while caring for loved family pets - mainly smaller breed dogs and an amazing variety of purrfect kittens and cats.
My personal ethos when house-sitting is to firstly ensure the well being and care of the family pet/s which is given top priority, and the pet's requirements are adhered to Along with this goes respecting the home owners property and ensuring they return to find all is as well as what is was when they left
Of note re Covid: I am double vaccinated and would prefer to house sit only where the homeowners are also vaccinated.

Reviews (8)
We were so very fortunate to have Marie care for our home and dogs while we were away. She is kind and warm, and our dogs took to her immediately. From the start, she had excellent communication and demonstrated a real commitment to care. She was organised and thorough in requesting information necessary to complete the house sit, and she completed these requirements to an excellent standard. She was incredibly understanding and accommodating to changes in our plans due to unforeseen ... MORE
ELLA (Tauranga North Island, Dec 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
Hi Marie Was lovely and took very good care of Brixton and our home. We got regular updates and Brixton seemed to take to her immediately. We could relax on holiday knowing Brixton was well cared for. The house was immaculate when we got back. I would definitely recommend Marie for house sitting and have her back again. Thanks Trien
TRIEN (Omokoroa North Island, Oct 2021 - 4 days)
Marie is an experienced house sitter who takes the job seriously with her number one priority the well being and care of the pets. One of our dogs had a very upset stomach over a few days which Marie took care of without fuss and knew when it was time to take him to the vets and then administer the prescribed meds keeping us updated throughout. Marie is an excellent communicator with lots of contact and updates from confirmation right through to the house sit. I am pretty fussy so was very ... MORE
CAROL (Petone North Island, Sep 2021 - 2 weeks)
Marie looked after Cooper well and went the extra mile which was very much appreciated. The house was kept spotlessly clean and she cooked me a meal on return which was very kind. Marie is trustworthy, she gave me updates and the house sit went well
ROBYN (Coromandel North Island, Aug 2021 - 1 week 4 days)
Marie is a real gem! A great communicator before, during and after the housesit. We came home to a clean home and very relaxed cats, plus a delish quiche and fresh milk in the fridge. Marie is friendly, respectful and trustworthy, we will use her services again and totally recommend!
HELEN (Te Awamutu North Island, Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Marie did a wonderful job looking after Peppa. The house was kept immaculate and sheets were washed and a quiche made which made it easy to come home from a long journey and not have to cook a meal.
ROSEMARY (Papamoa Beach , Mar 2021 - 6 days)
Marie was the perfect choice for our cat Rosie who we have only had a few months and who, in the past, has been abused. She has settled in well with us now so we decided Marie had the right qualifications and temperament for her. We expected Rosie may be scared and run away but she certainly did not. Marie and Rosie got along well and when we came home Rosie was completely relaxed and happy. We would love you to sit for us again Marie. The house was clean, tidy and we enjoyed our meals you made ... MORE
DES AND VALDA (Whangamata North Island, Feb 2021 - 5 days)
Thank you Des and Valda for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure to care for Rosie and your home.
We were extremely lucky to confirm Marie for the sit at short notice! She was everything you could hope for - friendly, caring and communicative throughout. Coming home was a pleasure. Our house was as we had left it or even cleaner and best of all our furbabies were happy, contented and obviously well looked after. We would have no hesitation in having Marie back for future sits and highly recommend her!
KIM (Papamoa Beach North Island, Aug 2020 - 4 days)
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