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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2020: 24Dec-4Jan2021 | 2021: 4Jan-16May
  • On a house-sit right now


57, Selfemployed Bricklayer & Blocklayer/maintenance


Married for 37years ish and in our 50's currently living in the far north kerikeri.. We moved to New Zealand almost five years ago from the uk to be closer to our son and daughter and now grandchildren

We are permanent residents of New Zealand and in the process of becoming citizens early next year.

We have the time to see more of this beautiful country and want to continue house sitting throughout 2020, we will consider any location.

Back in the uk we have always had pets, from snakes, cats, birds , rats (yes rats) and dogs. Sadly our Jack Russell dog who is 17 years of age and not in the best of health was unable to make the move to NZ with us, heart breaking but she's still going strong and we get regular updates and photos from our friends who adopted bobbie.

We've been fortunate enough to have had house sit jobs ranging from a small apartment to a large farm and as far away as Cairns Australia.

What ever your requirements are, short or longterm please feel free to drop us a message with any questions.

Now that NZ has moved into level 1 we would love to hear from you...

Review: Julie & Murray
11th to 20th July 2020

"Thanks Stephen and Lorraine. House sat for us in Kerikeri for 9 days. Awesome. House sparkling on our return and a welcome home bread and milk pressey was much appreciated. Dogs happy too. Would thoroughly recommend"

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Stephen and Lorraine

Reviews (14)
Stephen and Lorraine looked after our place over Christmas. Our fur babies were well looked after and the house was absolutely spotless on our return. Stephen and Lorraine went over and beyond and were able to handle anything that came up. They were great with communication and would be happy to have them back anytime.
NATASHA (Kerikeri North Island, Dec 2020 - 1 week 4 days)
Stephen and Lorraine were the perfect house sitters! So helpful and lovely when we met them before the sit and so good with everything during. The perfect balance of communication and they went above and beyond for our return. The house had never looked cleaner and the cat and the chucks were more than happy! They even left milk and bread for our return home. It made going on our honeymoon an absolute breeze - thank you both so much! Would recommend anyone to have them house sit.
SOPHIE (Kerikeri North Island, Sep 2020 - 1 week 4 days)
Stephen and Lorraine are amazing. Such kind people who came to the rescue to look after a newly moved cat who had not yet settled when my friend Tams Dad got very sick. Their communication was incredible to both me and Tam. They were happy for us to call in and pick up forgotten stuff and be flexible in a constantly changing situation which happens in times like this. And through it all they were constant amazing people who made sure Jingles was well loved and looked after and so was the house. ... MORE
MEGAN (Waihi North Island, Jun 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Our pleasure Megan & Tam, not forgetting jingles xxx
Stephen and Lorraine have done a great job. Our two elderly dogs were very spoilt. The house was left beautifully clean and tidy. I highly recommend Stephen and Lorraine . Communication was excellent and we loved the photo updates of our animals. Su
SU (Kerikeri , May 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thanks Su & Todd
Stephen and Lorraine were great with our two dogs. They regularly phoned and sent us updates about anything they thought we should know about. They also often sent photos of the dogs and also our few sheep that they fed and moved for us when required. Highly recommend them.
LYN (Kaikohe Rural North Island, Feb 2020 - 2 months)
Stephen and Lorraine are the greatest sitters I have had. They love animals which is so important. They looked after our Stafif Charlie and our bits a Layla. Both our dogs are a wee bit cautious and wary. BUT they loved Stephen and Lorraine. I felt so comfortable leaving the dogs with them. They kept in contact sending pics and letting me know how they were. We found them easy to talk to very friendly.. The house was clean and tidy for our return with even milk and bread in the fridge. If you ... MORE
CAROLYN (Oropi North Island, Jan 2020 - 3 days)
Thanks guys x
Stephen and Lorraine are dream housesitters! From the first contact, they were open and willing to share information quickly, which provided reassurance that they were the right people. They asked lots of questions to ensure they wouldn't disrupt the cat's routine. Our cats were given lots of cuddles and attention and were clearly spoiled. We appreciated the regular photos and videos sent whilst we were away, which put our minds at ease. The house and pool was immaculate on our return, ... MORE
JULIA (Smithfield QLD, Jan 2020 - 2 weeks 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
I couldn't recommend Stephen & Lorraine highly enough, they are wonderful house sitters! The communication prior and during the sit was excellent. Our dogs were very well exercised and cared for, they were super happy. Stephen took it upon himself to cut the grass while we were away which wasn't expected at all but very much appreciated. The house was immaculate and they even made sure there was fresh milk & bread for our return. I can only hope that they are available the next time we ... MORE
KATIE (Welcome Bay North Island, Dec 2019 - 1 week)
' Struck gold finding these two! 5 Star service. ❤️ ' My sister came over to visit from the U.K. and we decided to book a long weekend away. After having a lot of difficulty in finding a sitter for our 3 dogs and being let down by others, we found Stephen and Lorraine. When we got in touch it was almost too good to be true. They were professional and so friendly from start to finish. They came to meet the dogs before we left and I knew they were perfect from there. They waited ... MORE
LUCY (Dalton drive , Dec 2019 - 3 days)
Thanks sooo much Stephen and Lorraine, we were so grateful you could housesit at such short notice, nothing was too much trouble, the dogs were happy, walked and cuddled. The house was spotless when we got home and there was even fresh bread and milk on our return, thanks guys and you will definitely be hearing from us again. Highly recommended.
TIM (Kerikeri North Island, Dec 2019 - 5 days)
We are very fortunate to have Stephen and Lorraine house sit on a regular basis through until Christmas. They made the effort to come and meet us prior to their stay. They keep in touch and have made the experience effortless for us. Pepper is very happy with her new helpers. Nice touch to come home to fresh milk and bread as well as an immaculate house.
MICHELLE (Mangonui North Island, Nov 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
I would love to give Stephen and Lorraine 6 stars out of 5! They are a wonderful down to earth couple, for whom nothing is too much trouble. They mowed our 2 1/2 acres regularly, sprayed the fruit trees for us, and climbed ladders to help Lily our cat off the roof when she forgot how to! We also came home to a lovely clean house, milk in the fridge, and all my washing up to date! Thank you so much, would have you back any day!
DORRIE (Tauranga , Sep 2019 - 4 weeks)
Entrusting your home and family to a stranger can be very scary. When Stephen and Lorraine came for a pre- sit introduction we were confident they would do a great job. We were not wrong. They sent regular reports and pics of happy dogs and fixit jobs completed. We arrived home to an immaculate house and grounds and very happy pets. and highly recommend Stephen and Lorraine to anyone looking for clean, honest, capable and totally reliable sitters. 12 out of 10 for everything!!!
ALF (Lake Rotoma North Island, Aug 2019 - 1 week 4 days)
Thanks Alf & Jenny x
We felt completely at ease intrusting our home to Stephen & Lorraine. While we were away a tap decided to leak and a pipe under the ashphalt burst - all taken care of by our competent house sitters. Communication was excellent during these mishaps and we received photos of our 2 cats from time to time which we really appreciated. When we arrived home it was so nice to find it freshly cleaned. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Stephen and Lorraine as house sitters and we would use them ... MORE
NICOLA (73a Armstrong Rd, Te Puna , Jul 2019 - 1 month 1 week)
Peace of Mind

Happy you!

With a house sitter looking after your pets, house and garden - you can really relax. Happy days.

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