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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Bay of Plenty (Opotiki, Whakatane), Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, ManawatÅ«-Whanganui (Ruapehu, Whanganui), Northland, Taranaki (New Plymouth), Waikato (Taupo, Thames-Coromandel)   South Island: Canterbury, Nelson / Marlborough, Otago, West Coast  
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  • 2023: 1 Jun - 1 Dec 2024


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We're a pleasant and reliable german couple in our late 40s and self employed. We are pet loving, non-smoking vegetarians with years of experience with cats and dogs as well as the occasional farm animal.

As we live in a house of our own we are familiar with all duties around a property and at least one of us loves gardening :)

We travel New Zealand on a regular base for a few months each year (to avoid the German wintertime), made a lot of friends all over both Islands and found house sitting is our preferred way to get to know this wonderful country - places, people and all.

Please have a look at our reviews - and we are happy to provide contact details for referees on request (as we don't have everything on here) as well as a police certificate. We also have a personal liability insurance.

We are both fully vaccinated.

We are looking forward hearing from you :)

Reviews (22)
We were absolutely privileged to have Nancy & Florian house sit for us they took care of the daily running of our lifestyle block including our cows, chickens, veggie garden, pot plants and two dogs one being a 6 month old puppy so they certainly had their hands full. We had regular video clips & pictures of the dogs having fun or just simply relaxing, it made being away from home so much more comforting and took any glimpse of worry away knowing that everything was left in the very capable & ... MORE
CINDY (Wainui North Island, Dec 2017 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Nancy and Florian are such a lovely couple and we would highly recommend them as house and pet sitters Our pets seemed very happy with them and the house was left so clean and tidy They were super easy to communicate with and we hope they will come to us another time
JOSI (Havelock North North Island, Jan 2023 - 2 week 2 days)
We had Nancy and Florian stay over the Christmas period. They were a lovely couple who left our house in an immaculate condition and we came home to a very well looked after dog and cat. We received regular photos and updates and they were very trustworthy and personable. We asked them to stay again! Highly recommended. Thank you both!
KYLIE (Mt Pleasant South Island, Jan 2023 - 2 and a half weeks)
We would not hesitate to recommend Florian and Nancy as house sitters. They took excellent care of the property, animals and gardens. Their communication before,during and after the sit was excellent. And more importantly they coped very well with unexpected situations, including taking one of our dogs to the vet to get a grass seed removed, and tricky situations with our water pumps. It really helps when you arrive home to a very clean house, well manicured lawns, and happy animals!!
GAVIN (Hawea Flat South Island, Dec 2022 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Nancy & Florian looked after our home, our 3 attention seeking dogs and our cat for 2 weeks while we were out of the country in March 2020. From first contact, through meeting and then all subsequent communications, we have really enjoyed getting to know this lovely couple, and would happily ask them to house sit for us again in the future if they were available to do so. We returned from holiday into very 'strange days' of self isolation, and then lockdown, and huge uncertainty in particular ... MORE
BARBARA (Tauranga , Mar 2020 - 2 weeks)
Thank you both so much for the love & care that you gave to our our much loved dog, Rosea. It was great to be kept up to date with lots of photos. I just knew that when we got home our home would be well cared for & it was. Rosie loved having lots walks :) it made it so much easier to go away. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nancy & Florian. Thank you !!!
CHARMAINE (Katikati North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Lovely couple who looked after everything beautifully. Arrived home to sparkling clean house and fresh flowers
MARY (Nukuhau, Taupo North Island, Mar 2019 - 2 weeks 4 days)
We consider ourselves so lucky to have chosen Nancy and Florian as our sitters. They were so professional and friendly. They followed through on our requests and wishes to the last letter.... the dogs got decent walks twice daily and loved it; and tasks around the property were completed perfectly. We returned to a meticulously clean and tidy house - such a pleasure :-) Nancy and Florian are superb communicators too. Don't hesitate to engage them!
MOIRA (Katikati North Island, Feb 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nancy and Florian as housesitters! Wonderful communication and our wee staffy and 2 cats were fantastically well looked after. We even got beautiful photos of the pets whilst we were away. If you need a housesitter, and they are available, don't even hesitate! Thanks guys for allowing us to go on holiday without a worry at all. Merry Christmas x
TRACY (Dunedin South Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week 2 days)
Nancy and Florian looked after our three show dogs (2 retired) - and our house and garden from 15th January 2017 until 1st March 2017. We have nothing but praise for them both. It was obvious the dogs loved them both. They had been so well cared for, they had been walked regularly, groomed and fed exactly to the book. Our house was spotless and the gardens well watered and cared for. It was wonderful to come home - and not have to do anything - it had all been done!! We are more than happy to ... MORE
,KATHY (Stanmore Bay North Island, Jan 2017 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Nancy and Florian took great care of my home and more importantly my cat recently, over 4 weeks. It was wonderful to return home to a spotlessly clean home (I am sure it was cleaner on my return!) and tidy grass and garden. The cat was obviously well cared for and was lovely to receive photos of him posing in various states of happiness while I was overseas. I met them the night before I left and was immediately put at ease, they are friendly, open, and willing to do whatever was asked of ... MORE
DENISE FROM PARAPARAUMU BEACH. (Paraparaumu Beach North Island, Dec 2016 - 3 weeks)
No rating Nancy and Florian are very nice people and we left them our cat and our house with confidence. It was great to go to holidays serenely thanks to them. They took good care of the cat and the house, wich was cleaner when we get back than when we let them it ! We are happy to have met Nancy and Florian, and we would ask for them the next times if we need. Thank you again Nancy and Florian.
SICILE (New Lynn North Island, Jan 2016 - 2 weeks 4 days)
No rating We had a great experience with Nancy & Florian house and dog sitting for the month we were in England. Both house and dogs are in a better shape - I think the dogs will pine for Nancy! Completely reliable, communicated with us so well with pics of happy dogs and went the extra mile to make our homecoming lovely. Totally recommend them to others.
ANNEMARIE (Devonport North Island, Dec 2015 - 4 weeks)
No rating I had a great experience with these house sitters, punctual upon arrival, good contact before hand, and during their stay, reliable, conscientious and great with the animals. They took great care of the dogs, walked them every day and also great care of the house. I would have no hesitate in recommending them in the future ;o).
SUSIE (Wanaka, South Island, Nov 2014 - 2 weeks 2 days)
No rating Great housesitters - they looked after our house, animals and lifestyle block really well. Highly recommend!
AMANDA (Karaka, Oct 2014)
No rating Nancy and Florian looked after our place for 3 weeks while we were overseas. They took such good care of our pets that our dog actually sulked when they left! They also took fantastic care of our house - it was a great deal tidier and cleaner than when we left on holiday. Highly recommended.
DAN (Titirangi, Auckland, Sep 2014)
No rating Nancy and Fabian are a lovely couple. This is the second time they have taken care of our house and pets. This time for a month. Needless to say the animals were happy and the house was spotless when we arrived home. I can totally recommend Nancy and Fabian as housesitters.
PENNY (Karaka, Auckland, Sep 2014 - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Hi This is a review for Nancy Wieland & Florian Schommertz. They stayed in our home for 2 months and looked after our 2 pets , dog & Cat. We where very happy with Florian & Nancy as house sitters, happy animals and a spotless house to return to. They kept us up to date while we where away, great people to have looking after your home. We highly recommend them for any house sitting. Happy to speak to any one looking to have them house sit.
BRUCE (Beachville, South Island, Jun 2014 - 1 month 1 week)
Nancy and Florian have got to be the world's best house sitters. Not only were they polite, honest, tidy and responsible - they are wonderful, caring, interesting, funny and warm people. They used their initiative, pampered the cat and dog, and even tried to sort Telecom out for us. Since looking after or place several years ago they are now firm friends. Wonderful, kind, intelligent and diligent.
MARION (Oromahoe, Bay of Islands, May 2014)
No rating Nancy and Florian are honest, reliable and clean. They dealt responsibly with issues as they arose on our lifestyle block. They love and care for animals well. I highly recommend them as housesitters.
PENNY (Auckland, Apr 2014 - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Wonderful house and pet-sitters! We felt completely confident leaving our cat and dog with them for 2 weeks, and came back to very happy pets and a clean and tidy house (Nancy even did some gardening!). Highly recommended and I am looking forward to catching up with them again.
GENEVRA (Cambridge, Apr 2014)
No rating Nancy & Florian housesat our home and 2 puppies for us. We came home to a lovely clean house and 2 happy puppies. We hope to see them again and wish them well on their travels. This was our first time using Kiwi Housesit and would definitely recommend the site to others if all sitters are like Nancy & Florian.
MIKE & KERRIE (Poike, North Island, Mar 2014)
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