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Gold (24mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 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), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • North Island: ALL  

The Magic Touch

64, Healthcare and holiday home care

64, Retired butcher

We are both retired touring New Zealand living in a 7metre motorhome. We love animals having pets over the years ourselves cats dogs even chickens. Love gardening and pottering around. Would look after your house and pets like they were our own. We have owned homes ourselves in different parts of New Zealand and would love the opportunity to look after your home and pets.

Reviews (18)
A big thankyou to Paul & Raewyn for the care of our loved Manny, the chooks and the house. Was lovely to arrive home to a nice warm house. Would recommend this very friendly couple as house sitters
LESTER AND RAEWYNNE (Tirau North Island, Jul 2021 - 5weeks)
Loved Raewyn & Butch. Animals very well cared for, house left in good condition. Lovely people - would gladly have them back again. Easy, easy, easy to work with. Happy travels you two!
MARIANE (Pye's Pa North Island, Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Raewyn and Butch did a wonderful job looking after our lifestyle block. They were left in charge of our 40 Highland Cattle, 50 sheep, chickens and ducks! They are the best company! Such friendly, easy going people. We appreciated all the tasks they performed . Butch "upgraded " a cage for the baby chicks who hatched during our absence - what spoilt babies!! Living conditions are very rustic at our place as we are having a house built. Shed living is all we could offer. but they were more ... MORE
CATHERINE (Hunua , Nov 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
When you get back to happy pets, a house that was much better than we left it and a fresh mowed lawn and cared for garden there is nothing much left to say except a great big thank you to a wonderful couple. We would have them back anytime.
IAN (Ruakaka , Oct 2020 - 20 nights)
Raewyn and Butch were fabulous from the get-go. Great communication leading up to the house sit. We were able to meet them and show them everything. They are a lovely couple who did a wonderful job looking after our house and pets. We came home to a very happy dog, cat and fish! The house was spotless!!! I can't recommend them highly enough. I hope they can house sit for us again!!!
TONI (Napier North Island, Sep 2020 - 6 days)
I cannot rate Raewyn and Butch highly enough. They obviously enjoy house sitting and meeting new people and pets. Nothing was to much trouble for them. Max the JR was extremely well cared for as was my home. I've just got back from 2 weeks away and my house is spotless and the lawns a have been mowed and Max is very content. If you can get these 2 booked in then do so.. I will certainly look to using them again. 5 * service.
BRIDGET (Gisborne North Island, Sep 2020 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Butch & Raewyn were Brilliant! They put us at ease straight away. Eva and Jaz loved them. Would definitely recommend them for housesitting. Very trustworthy and left our house looking lovely. Can't wait for our next holiday knowing we can be sure that our pets and home are well looked after!!
JOHN (Whakamarama North Island, Jul 2020 - 4 days)
Lovely to come home to a clean and tidy house. Tahi our cat was well cared for. No hesitation in recommending Paul and Raewyn or using them again if needed.
JESSICA AND BRIAN (Rotorua North Island, Jun 2020 - 1 month 3 weeks)
No rating Raewyn and Butch are a gentle and pleasant couple. they managed to stay a couple of extra days which we appreciated, as we were stuck in Picton at the time of the lockdown. Barney (our dog) and Fred (our cat) seemed to settle in well with them and were happy, well fed and exercised on our return. Thank you for the time you spent with our boys.
LIZ (Tauranga North Island, Mar 2020 - 4 weeks)
When we advertised for housesitters we were looking for people who would keep a really good eye on our property and we found them in Butch & Raewyn. They arrived the night before our departure to make sure that they knew the ropes (there was a lot to know!) As well as looking after our cattle dog and chickens they kept a close eye on our water tank levels plus some pregnant heifers. As it happened one of these went in to early labour while we were away and they followed perfectly the ... MORE
ROS (Aongatete , Feb 2020 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Paul & Raewyn housesitted and looked after our few animals, plus our much loved two dogs for 2 weeks. They are a lovely couple and did a great job taking care of everyone and we came home to 2 happy and contented dogs. We really appreciated Paul & Raewyn agreeing to housesit for us, as we'd had a terrible time trying to find someone. Our only slight criticism and I hope they take it in the spirit in which it's offered, was the lack of communication/feedback received while away. Would have ... MORE
STEVE (Karangahake North Island, Dec 2019 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Was great being able to go away and not worry about all our animals and house. Lovely to come home to a tidy house and happy animals. Would definitely have you come again next time we go away
CHEVON (Welcome Bay North Island, Oct 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Would highly recommend Raewyn and Paul. They really looked after my animals very well and my house. Would happily have these guys to house sit again for us.
CAROL (Papamoa Beach North Island, Oct 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Raewyn and Paul were great house sitters as upon return our house was deep cleaned and our dogs looked well fed and kindly treated. Easy and quick to communicate with.
ROBIN & MIRIAM (Matamata North Island, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks)
Raewyn and Paul were fabulous house sitters, they looked after our cat Zen like she was part of their family, she was very settled and relaxed when we returned home. The house was immaculate and we arrived to a lovely dinner they had prepared for us - thanks very much to them both - we will most definitely book and use them again.
LESLEY & BARRY (Russell , Aug 2019 - 3 weeks)
Raewyn and Butch looked after the house as if it were their own; clean and tidy to return to. Our fur babies were happy with their care and attention and the chooks rewarded their attention with eggs! Other farm animals such as lambing sheep kept an eye on. Raewyn kept in contact with us whilst we were away. Very happy with their sit for us. Thank you.
JILLIAN (Atiamuri North Island, Aug 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
I feel so lucky to have meet Raewyn and Butch (Paul) and have them housesit for us. They were the perfect choice for us, we could go away knowing our pets and home were going to be well cared for. Raewyn is very organised and super easy to communicate with. We came home to happy, well fed pets and a spotless house. They will be our first choice of sitters next time we go away, I just hope they aren't already fully booked!
NIKI (Welcome Bay , Aug 2019 - 1 week 6 days)
Raewyn and Paul were excellent. We came home early hours of the morning fire going and electric blankets on and a lovely clean house better than we left it. Bengy and Holly our little dogs were very well looked after and so much so they couldn't care less when we came home. Didn't even give us a great welcome as they would usually do. They feed the parrots well and kept them nice and clean but struggled a little as they are so bonded to us and just as they were beginning to accept Raewyn ... MORE
GILLIAN AND BARRY (Rotorua North Island, Jul 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
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