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  • 1 Jan 2022 - 14 Jan 2022
  • 1 week 6 days
What we need
  • Cats (2), Chickens/Ducks/Geese (4), Horses (2)
  • Average
Sit Features
  • Yes
  • No
  • No

We need a house sitter

Wellington - Kapiti Coast


Hi. My lovely animal family need looking after while I am away. There are 2 cats, 5 chickens and a horse and pony. The house is modern, with a woodburner, and has great indoor/outdoor flow with lots of birdlife. We live near a lovely beach, and are located about halfway between Waikanae and Otaki. The chickens need locking away at night and to be let out in the morning.
Ideally you would be comfortable around horses. I have two very lovely old girls, a thoroughbred and a pony. If the weather turned really foul and windy/raining, they would need to have covers put on and off.
Re garden care, it's just move the sprinkler around each day to water everything, and handwatering pots etc.
Please email with any other questions!
Thanks, Debbie

House & Location
  • House
  • Internet, Wifi, Garage/Carport, Heater, Dishwasher
  • No
  • Coastal, Country (Shopping, Nature, Quiet, Historical)
  • Trains/Trams, Buses, Supermarket, Shopping Centre, Golf, Lawn Bowls, Gym/Yoga, Restaurants/Cafes, Pubs/Bars, Cinema, Parks, Beach, Art/Theatre, Live Music, Fishing/Boating
Reviews (6)
Wonderful opportunity to explore a part of NZ that we didn't know. Lovely comfortable modern house with a great wood burner! Horses Franny and Satin both calm and gentle and we enjoyed feeding and tucking them in at night. The chooks are hilarious especially Sylvia and we got a lovely fresh egg every day. Lovely land and private gardens. The cats Tui and Mandela were great company. Mandela entertained us every evening with his acrobatics on our laps! Deffinately recommend this house ... MORE
WENDY (Jul 2020 - 1 week)
Being welcomed by Debbie & daughter Mahala and having dinner together was a lovely start of my house sit. They really took the time and effort to explain how everything every day worked for the pets and plants e.g. Mandela is the playful cat, there,s Franny the horse and Saturn is a little pony sweetheart, Jack is a lovely easy going dog, 4 chickens and Tui the cat who comes and goes. It is a really peaceful area and a very nice house and room with a shower who gives you the ultimate shower ... MORE
INGRID (Jan 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating A true slice of paradise. If you like leafy rural bliss with horses to pat and a happy-go-lucky dog, this is for you. Debbie is great and the house is modern and lovely. Go for it.
MICHAEL (Jan 2018 - 4 days)
No rating We had the pleasure of house and pet sitting for Debbie in during one week in January 2018. Debbie's hospitality and pets left us with wonderful positive impressions and we thank Debbie for entrusting us with her beloved cheeky Horse named Frannie a cute Pony named Saturn, Jack the dog (an ultra lovable dude) .....5 easy going chickens and two mysterious black cats, one of whom chose to bond with us and the other who came and went about its business without any fuss....all in all a great ... MORE
TODD (Jan 2018 - 1 week)
No rating Debbie welcomed us to a warm, tidy home with a lovely log burner and even cooked us an evening meal, before she left on her holidays, which we were not expecting. The tasks of looking after the cats, Jack the dog and the horses were simple and Debbie went through our tasks thoroughly before she left. It was was a great week and I would definitely recommend sitting here. Thanks Debbie!
ROSE (Jun 2017 - 6 days)
No rating I house sat for Debbie recently at her peaceful property in Te Horo. The house was clean and comfortable and I had a lovely night's sleep in a great bed. Jack the dog was super sweet and easy to look after, content with some walks and pats. The property is in a lovely rural setting with fruit trees, birds and decks for you to soak it all up and relax.
BEAU (Mar 2017 - 3 days)
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