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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, Reptile(s)
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 23Mar-8Apr | 12Apr-27Apr | 1May-30Nov
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Retired Responsible Carers

65, Retired

62, Retired

We are an active retired non smoking couple who enjoy travelling. At present we travel overseas for 6 months in the winter then back in New Zealand for 6 months so require house sitting for some of our time back in New Zealand.
Geoff is a very good handy man if necessary. We own an orchard which is now leased out, but we did run it ourselves for 15 years plus Geoff also had a full time job at the time. We also own and run a busy rental holiday home in Taupo, with hundreds of positive feedback.
We very much love pets and they would get lots of love, and attention, as we look forward to just enjoying quiet time at your home.
We were both bought up with dogs and cats in the household, Poodle, King Charles Cavalier, Schnauzer, and we ourselves had a black Labrador, and a rabbit .
We are active, honest , trustworthy and extremely reliable. Geoff is a non drinker and Sue an occasional wine. We bring our own personal linen, toweling and pantry supplies. Please be assured that your home and grounds would be well looked after by us and treated as our own.
We can supply character references or referee contact details.
Thank you for reading our profile and look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you and your pets.

Reviews (16)
No rating Great house sitters. Sue and Geoff looked after our dog, Pippa with much kindness and affection. They took her on the many and varied walks which she enjoys. The house and garden was well looked after and very tidy on our return home from our holiday. They communicated well with us while we were away which provided us with good confidence that all was safe and sound. We highly recommend Sue and Geoff for other and our future house sits. Thanks Sue and Geoff, Peter and Vivienne
PETER (Havelock North North Island, Mar 2017 - 1 week 4 days)
Geoff and Sue looked after our 2 cats and home for two weeks while we were on holiday, everything was super easy, communication was outstanding, and we came home to a lovely clean home and very happy cats!
PANIA (Napier North Island, Mar 2024 - 2 weeks 2 nights)
This was our first experience with Kiwi Housesitters and one that we were extremely happy with. Geoff & Sue made this experience very easy for us with great communication (including regular photos of Ebbie out and about with them enjoying all the things she loves best). The gardens were watered for us and Sue even froze some of our excess beans for us to enjoy. Geoff mowed the lawns for us and the house was beautifully cleaned and tidied for our return. Gavin & I would not hesitate to have ... MORE
KAYE (Sunnybrook North Island, Jan 2022 - 4 weeks)
Geoff and Sue's communication and professionalism was brilliant. They were the perfect sitters for our beloved fur babies. They sent through photos of the boys throughout our trip which was a great comfort. They even were able to melt our youngest cat's heart (a very timid ex rescue) who doesn't normally let new people into his social circle. Both cats were very chilled on our return, the house was also very clean and tidy and they even left us a small gift which was so ... MORE
HELEN (St Johns, Auckland North Island, Aug 2021 - 1 week 5 days)
Geoff and Sue the best house/dog sitters ever. Highly recommended. Did such a great job looking after our house and our 17 month old Cavoodle who got thoroughly spoilt judging by the communications and photos we received while on a family holiday. We had peace of mind all was well and Cavoodle was very pleased to see us when we got back and was her normal self not at all stressed. Lawns were mowed house was immaculate what more could anyone want. So appreciated the great job Geoff and Sue had ... MORE
YVIONNE (Half Moon Bay , Apr 2021 - 17 days)
What a totally good natured cute little dog Millie is. Exceptionally affectionate and loved sitting on our laps ,well slightly too big to all fit, but she tried. Loved her two walks a day , such a gorgeous area Half Moon Bay with amazing walkways. Millie is very obedient, would come back when ... MORE
I can't speak highly enough about Geoff and Sue and the care they took of our home and 2 cats. They provided us with updates and photos that were lovely to receive and reassured us that the animals were happy and settled. It was great to come home to happy animals and a the house looking just as it should. I have no hesitation in recommending Geoff and Sue to anyone looking for reliable sitters.
LESLEY (Bell Block New Plymouth , Mar 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Geoff and Sue were very trustworthy and did a fantastic job at our place with animals and home. In our experience they are a highly capable, genuine and caring couple who are a pleasure to deal with. With excellent communication over our time away, we were kept abreast of all happenings and could relax that all was in good hands back home. Arrived home to everything beautifully tidy and animals in good spirits, healthy, happy and well. Highly recommended and wouldn't hesitate to have Geoff ... MORE
ANIHERA & RON (Massey , Mar 2021 - 1 week 1 day)
Geoff and Sue are a delightful, personable couple who I instantly warmed to. They were clearly attentive to the details during the briefing we gave them before our trip. While we were away, they took great care of our cat, Phoebes, and watered our garden. They provided two updates on how Phoebes was doing, along with cute photos and some anecdotal, fun info. They also were also thoughtful enough to get in touch with any concerns, as well as a kind offer to empty the recycling bin (which we had ... MORE
LAURA (Beach Haven North Island, Feb 2021 - 1 week 2 days)
We had the pleasure of having Geoff and Sue house sit for us, and care for a variety of lifestyle animals and our gardens. Geoff and Sue were amazing, the care they gave to our animals and property was 150%. They provided us with updates and we could see our animals were in very capable hands. We would have them back in a heartbeat, and would highly recommend them. They left the house spotless, and considerately left fresh milk , bread etc for our return along with a very kind gift. ... MORE
MARIE & TONY (Masterton North Island, Feb 2021 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Geoff and Sue were amazing, the real deal professional house sitters. Warm, communicative, took great care of pets and garden. Even fixed our temperamental dishwasher! Would happily ask them to pet sit again. Rachel
RACHEL (Remuera North Island, Jan 2021 - 9 days)
Sue and Geoff were fantastic. Updated us with stories and pics of Tinks and left the house pristine. Also left us milk so coming home didn't mean shopping immediately,nice. The thank gift voucher was not necessary but very appreciated.
FRANCES (Mahurangi West North Island, Jan 2021 - 3 weeks)
Thanks was a pleasure looking after Tinks and the spa was great to soothed the aches.
Geoff and Sue we're the most wonderful housesitters. They turned our previously messy abode into a beautiful, tidy and clean home and we're meticulous in all aspects of their stay. Pets were happy, we received regular updates with photos and we slept very well knowing our home was in such good hands. A huge thank you to Geoff and Sue. Hope you'll come back some day!
BARNEY (Beachlands North Island, Dec 2020)
Geoff and Sue are absolute GEMS! We arrived home and it felt so great to come in and feel like we never had left it for almost 5 weeks. It means a lot to see the pot plants (inside and outside) all happy and thriving, and not dead/dying or shrivelled up! We do so appreciate all that they did to care for our home and cat, Midi. We had a fantastic trip, made all the finer by never having worried about her or our home and property. Geoff and Sue really were our wish come true; they represent Kiwi ... MORE
BOB (Ngongotaha North Island, Nov 2020 - 4 weeks)
Wow, Geoff & Sue were amazing. A wonderful couple who took such great care of our dog and even cooked her some special meals as she was pining the loss of her buddy just a few days before we went. I got some wonderful photos and messages while we were away which gave us great peace of mind that she was okay. They looked after the house and even mowed the lawns for us and dropped our car off at the airport for when we got back! I couldn't ask for anymore and happily recommend them. I'm ... MORE
DEBORAH (Napier North Island, Jul 2020 - 2 weeks)
Geoff and Sue we're wonderful housesitters. Throughout the period we were away communication was excellent and never once did we doubt we'd picked the right couple for our place. Upon our earlier than planned return home due to covid 19 Geoff and Sue we're amazing and gracious considering they had to then move somewhere else fortunately they had a good option for this. I would highly recommend them as housesitters to anyone.
THERESA (Napier North Island, Feb 2020 - 2 months 2 week)
No rating We cannot speak highly enough about Geoff and Sue. They went well beyond what we required and looked after our home, cat Tui and our pet deer Girlie as if their own. While we were overseas they stayed in regular contact and also contacted us when they felt there was a business call we needed to attend to. Our lawns and vege garden were immaculate far better than we left them. Sue and Geoff even froze excess broccoli and courgette for us.They fixed a broken lock without any fuss, an extremely ... MORE
MEL (Tirau North Island, Jan 2017 - 4 weeks)
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