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House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
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  • 2022: 9Apr-3Jun | 3Jun-17Jul | 17Jul-18Oct | 22Dec-21Jan2023
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Professional Pair

60, Antique Dealer

54, Occupational Therapist

Hi there!

We are an active, professional couple with part time work from home occupations that allow us the flexibility to explore our beautiful country. We deal in small item antiques (coins jewellery china books etc) and buy in the local area wherever we are based at the time.

Having both grown up on farms, we have an affinity with all kinds of animals and are full of common sense & good old kiwi ingenuity.

We have had numerous pets over the years, have completed lots of DIY and gardening projects on our own homes in the past and are extremely reliable and house proud. Max is a qualified horticulturist by trade and Sarah an OT

Please call for a chat if you think we would make a good fit with what's important to you regarding the care of your home and special pets.

Cheers, Max and Sarah

Reviews (12)
Sarah and Max were an amazing couple to have look after our home and dogs. Communication was immediate, the house was immaculate when we got home, even a gift of wine and chocs left. The dogs were well cared for and happy. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone wanting reliable sitters. Thanks
ANNE (Bayview North Island, Feb 2022 - 5 weeks)
Sarah & Max were amazing housesitters while we were away overseas. Our cat, Toby, was lovingly looked after as was our home. The house was very clean and tidy when we arrived back. We would not hesitate to ask them to housesit again in the future
HELEN (Hamurana North Island, Apr 2022 - 2 1/2 ,moths)
Thanks guys ... it was an absolute pleasure to look after Toby ( the coolest cat ever lol ) and your lovely big home! So nice to be in the country but close to Rotorua's action at the same time :) We loved the spa too ... happy to sit for you again any time! Cheers Max & Sarah
Sarah and Max were reliable and tiday house sitters. perfect house sitters. Even left us some treaties!
ANN AND PAUL (RD1 Waipawa North Island, Feb 2022 - 4 nights)
From the very first contact Max and Sarah were a pleasure to deal with. Our housesit was arranged with a minimum of fuss, every communication with them was prompt and helpful, and we came home to a happy and healthy dog and a house that was in a better state than we left it. We would highly recommend them as Housesitters and are looking forward to having them back in a couple of months' time to do another (longer) sit for us.
KATHY AND MURRAY (Kuaotunu , Apr 2021 - 1 month)
Max & Sarah are amazing! Great communication, and we came home to happy cats and a well looked after home. Felt comfortable with them from the first communication. Would happily have them look after our house and pets again, and highly recommend to anyone, whether a short term or a longer term sit! Our neighbours even came to tell us how lovely they were!
ANDREA (New Plymouth Central North Island, Apr 2021 - 1 week)
Thanks Andrea and Gareth, it was a pleasure to look after your lovely home and two wee cats! Your house is in a fantastic location and the guest bed was super comfy!! Happy to Housesit for you again any time! Cheers, Max & Sarah
We cannot recommend Sarah and Max highly enough. We are houseproud and we came home to an immaculate home, including some lovely flowers and chocolates. Throughout our time away we felt assured our property was in careful hands. Very happy to be verbal referees for anyone wanting housesitters in the future. Marian and Clive
MARIAN (Te Awamutu North Island, Dec 2020 - 3months)
Sarah and Max looked after our home & Moosha our cat so well. After our first meeting we knew from the get go that we didn't need to worry and we had made the right choice. Our holiday was cut shorter due to the Covid19.However, Sarah &Max were understanding so we were able to come home sooner. Which worked in well as they managed to get to their destination in time before Lockdown happened. We came home to a very clean house and very happy Moo. Thank you for the wine and gift... The wine went ... MORE
ROBERTA & ROSS (Whangarei North Island, Feb 2020 - About 4 Weeks)
Max and Anna looked after our property very well. The pets were happy and settled when we got home and the house was lovely and tidy. They were very good at communicating any problems that came up and very kindly arranged for our water tanks to be filled before we came home.
IAN AND JO (Waiuku North Island, Jan 2020 - 6 weeks)
We were very happy with Sarah and max and the way in which they cared for our home and garden. On our arrival home they had left our home in immaculate condition and also taken the trouble to leave a card, chocolate, wine and some cat treats. They were very thoughtful and great communicators. Thank you both
BRYDIE (Whakamarama 3179 North Island, Dec 2019 - 4 weeks)
Sarah and Max were Fantastic house sitters great communication, before and during house sit.It was great to know our animals and home was well looked after whilst we were away for 2 months. Would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah and Max for any house sit, lovely warm people.
DEBORAH (Whakaipo Bay , Jul 2019 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Thanks guys, it was a pleasure!
Great couple and awesome communication from Sarah, Thanks for looking after our fur babies, they were very well loved.
KATE (Bethlehem North Island, Jul 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Max and Sarah were the perfect Housesitters for us. While we were away, they kept in regular touch with us, and the news of our cat was very welcome. We didn't have a moments anxiety while we were away. We arrived home to a house and garden that were both better than we had left - the house was spotless, with welcoming touches. and all three of us thank you for the lovely homecoming gifts! The garden was most certainly better than we had left, and the cat was fat, glossy, and happy! Thank you ... MORE
NANCY (Papamoa Beach North Island, Apr 2019 - 3 months)
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