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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Reptile(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: Auckland, Northland, Waikato  

Shipshape sitter

70, Retired charter boat Skipper

62, Retired

I am a retired Kiwi returned from 39 years in Australia running 'top end' charter boats on the Great Barrier Reef running from Cairns, Bloomfield Lodge, Port Douglas, Dunk Island then running my own limousines from the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, and a second hand shop on the side !
Married > Divorced.
I have returned home to NZ to retire here, I have bought a small van (with fishing rod selection) and intend to travel visiting family, and Housesit when I can. My family used to have the Seaview Cattery (photo of feeding) in Wellington and we also had pet dogs, chooks, guinea fowls, ducks, guinea pigs, rabbits, a sheep a penguin and even a weasel and a possum, in the past.
I'm in pretty good condition having worked physically hard all my life (logging, commercial cleaning and construction before running away to sea in Bay of Islands in 1976 went to Australia in 1978)
Have a good sense of humour and responsibility, I am tidy ! !
A non smoker and like gardening, but not horticultural expert,
I missed pets and gardens on boats over the years.
Current limited contact occasionally due to bad reception in some rural sits in areas with limited phone (so email or website is cool and guaranteed) OR whilst I'm driving in the 'Captains Capsule' through time and space. . . . ........ Love being home. Cheers.
Noni has joined me on this adventure. She has a farming background, loves animals, travelled a lot and has family in Australia and B&B there also, but now resides here. Kapai

Reviews (12)
No rating Ian, what a great sitter you keep us in touch with our fur babies while wewere on the other side of the world. We felt happy everything was under control and safe. Thank you for looking after everything we treasure.
DIANA (kaeo , Jun 2018)
Seeing Oscar (our Griffon cross) sitting at the window watching Ian drive away said a lot. Also Princess our rag doll cat who normally very shy of strangers accepted Ian from our first meeting and became best friends while we were away for two months. He sent us regular communication and photos . We are very appreciative of the way he handle the demise of our much loved Floyd. We would recommend Ian and thank him for care and attention he gave to our large much loved furry family
ANNE (New Lynn , Apr 2019 - 2 months)
I would definitely rec0mmend Ian to house sit any one with animals. He has a quiet manner, and the animals respond really well to that. He made a real friend with Freddie, our younger dog, to the point of when he went, Freddie was quite lost. He kept us informed almost daily, as to what was happening. In fact, he got well known around our neighborhood, whilst walking the dogs. The dogs were to be the top priority, and they certainly were with him.
MARGARET (Waipukurau North Island, Oct 2018 - 3 weeks)
No rating Ian did a fantastic job of looking after our place. Came home to a very tidy house and very happy pets. Our Jack Russell now sits in the spare bedroom looking for Ian! Once we met Ian we had a worry free holiday knowing that our home and animals were all OK and being pampered. We look forward to the next time Ian comes to stay and would highly recommend him.
KARINA (Whangarei North Island, Jan 2018 - 6 days)
No rating What a wonderful house sitter! Thank you Ian for taking such great care of our fur babies and our house. Joff and I came home to 4 very happy dogs and to top it off a very clean house. We all look forward to your return stay with us. Take care while your travelling and happy house sitting.
RACHELL (Torere North Island, Jan 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Ian has been a fantastic house sitter and becoming a good friend. We've meet three times and he's sat at our place twice. He was very flexible, pleasant to be around and very thoughtful. The pets adored him I could tell when I returned. Very easy to get on with. Cheers Ian for helping us out so far, last ok'ing forward to our next break at Christmas and catching up again with you. Cheers
JEAN (Matamata North Island, Dec 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Ian was very caring to our animals during his stay in our home. We received regular photo updates and were sure the animals were in great hands. We had the feeling they didn't want us back! The house and garden were well cared for and we were really happy to have Ian stay in our home.
INGRID (Oropi North Island, Oct 2017 - 4 weeks)
No rating Ian was a great housesitter, animals well looked after and house very clean on our return - highly recommended
NICKI (Dairy Flat North Island, Oct 2017 - 3 days)
No rating Thank you Ian We got away for a weekend at last and came home to happy animals and everything absolutely shipshape. We would recommend Ian to anyone wanting a Housesitter. We look forward to getting away for a few days every now and then , next year! 5 star recommendation
JOSS (Ruapehu North Island, Sep 2017 - 4 days)
No rating Ian did a good job for me ,all residents happy when I returned and some extra chores seen to .
ANNA (Ngaruawahia , Sep 2017)
No rating Ian house sat for us while we were in Europe for 6.5 weeks. The best part of having Ian house sit was that the whole time we were away we felt relaxed knowing that he was taking great care of our dogs. We had absolute trust in him and Haana and Boss loved his company. He also gave us updates and photos of the dogs.
EMMA (Mangawhai North Island, Aug 2017 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Ian Creevey has been a very clean and pleasant house sitter, our elderly cat Phoebe adored him. We are happy to endorse him to any other house owners. But not before he sits again this weekend! Thanks Ian
GLENDA AND PETER (Wellsford North Island, Jul 2017 - 1 week 5 days)
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