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  • 18 Aug 2019 - 12 Sep 2019
  • 3 weeks
What we need
  • Dogs (1), Cats (1)
  • Average
Sit Features
  • Yes
  • No
  • Outside only
House & Location
  • Cottage
  • Internet, Wifi, Garage/Carport, Air conditioner, Heater
  • Coastal, Country (Sport, Nature, Quiet)
  • Supermarket, Shopping Centre, Golf, Lawn Bowls, Gym/Yoga, Restaurants/Cafes, Pubs/Bars, Beach, Fishing/Boating

We need a house sitter

Canterbury - Hurunui


I urgently need a house-sitter to care for my dog and cat while I am away due to a family crisis. I have already had one lovely house-sitter for a month and another couple arriving tomorrow (16 July), but neither of them can stay for the likely duration of my time away. So if you are available from 18 August to 12 September I would be immensely pleased to hear from you.
The couple arriving tomorrow will then return for the rest of my time away. A couple, or a single woman, able to be at home most of the time is preferred, as the dog is not used to being on her own for long periods of time. I live at Amberley Beach (North Canterbury) in a comfortable, cozy two double-bedroom cottage (with wood burner and heat pump) just a few minutes from the beach and a five-minute drive to the local supermarket. The dog (Cleo) and the cat (Mr Roly Thunderpaws Perkins) are both gorgeous and very well-behaved, but Cleo will love you forever if you take her for an hour long walk on the beach every day (or two half-hour walks) - so you need to be a reasonably active, outdoors person! Please contact me if you think you can help.

Reviews (7)
We had a wonderful week at Bev's beach house. The main reason was her lovely dog Cleo, who we miss already. We loved going to the beach and lagoon with her, and cuddle up on the sofa. The cat Mr Perkins was very friendly too but he spent most of the time outside. The house is very cozy and has everything you need. Beverly was a great host who invited us even a day earlier. Also the people from the neighbourhood were lovely. All in all, we can highly recommend a house sit to future sitters.
CARINA (May 2019 - 6 days)
We had such a great time looking after Cleo and Mr Perkins. The location is just lovely, and we thoroughly enjoyed going for long walks along the beach with Cleo and around Amberley. We had great fun joining in with Cleo's special games and the walks to the Lagoon. We soon learnt how affectionate and loving Mr Perkins can be once he gets to know you, and Cleo alike. They are both so adorable and loving, and we will miss them very much! Thank you to Bev again for letting us look after them both, ... MORE
PAUL & SAM (Nov 2018)
No rating We stayed at Bev's place for just ten days and that's the only thing that disappointed us - it was not enough! Cleo is one of the best dog we met so far, well behaved and lovely, it was a pleasure to walk her every day on the beach and around the lagoon or in the wood; and the best was to feed her, with her waiting for a kiss on her head as signal to start! In two days the cats started to sleep with us and Lola, once you can touch her... is the softest thing we've ever touched in our life, you ... MORE
DANIELE & FEDERICA (Jun 2017 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating We had a beautiful stay at Bevs cozy home in a lovely relaxed seaside village, so beautiful. Will miss the cuddles from Cleo, our beautiful walks and waking up with cats on our bed : ) Bev is lovely and I'm sure you will enjoy a break at her place!
RIVER (May 2017 - 4 days)
No rating Another great house-sit - a lovely spot to explore and an enthusiastic dog to go with you. Cleo introduced us to some new games and the cats make great fluffy hot water bottles at night.
CHRISTINE (Feb 2017 - 3 days)
No rating Bev is an interesting lady who participates a lot helping in her community, always very active and motivated in doing different projects. Cleo is a good girl who loves her walks and pampering, just like the kittens.
No rating We had an amazing time in bev house and also amberley beach! We really enjoy taking care of cleo(the dog) and lulu and lola the cats!! We really fall in love with them!! And miss them :( she was a fantastic owner! Thanks for everything!
MARJORIE (Jun 2016)
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