Are you looking for top-notch sitters for your home and pets?
Yvonne & Michael are reliable and highly recommended housesitters with experience in Europe, North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.
A Canadian and English couple, Michael & Yvonne love to travel and meet interesting people. Other Interests include, cooking (and eating) great food, reading, writing, scuba diving, and hiking.
We have had it with the grey, wet rainy days of Vancouver and decided to branch out and do a little exploring. Our travels started in Europe in May 2012, where we combined housesitting with visiting Yvonne’s family in England, we also got the chance to soak in the culture and work on our language skills on the Continent. We have since visited Central America, where we experienced mountain living in Boquete, Panama, city life in San Jose, Costa Rica and the deep jungle in Belize. We have also spent the majority of 2014, 2015, 2016 housesitting in the Caribbean, completing assignments in St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Grenada, and Barbados. More recently we have completed housesitting assignments in Ecuador.
Together we have traveled to over 70 countries and have gained vast experience in a wide variety of climates and cultures. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and our expertise which is why we can proudly say that we are–
Global Housesitting Specialists, providing peace of mind in Europe, South and Central America, the Caribbean, and beyond.
Why consider having a housesitter?
You get the peace of mind of knowing your house and pets are secure and in the competent and caring hands of responsible people.
We get to stay in your beautiful home, make new friends, two legged and furred ones, and enjoy the sunny weather, culture and local cuisine.
What about Pets and Petsitting?
We love pets, both of us have always had pets (see our bios for more information). When our elderly cat Tasha passed away, we decided not to have any more pets of our own, but to care for and to love other peoples. It continues to be a rewarding experience as we have met so many lovable characters.
What is the Cost?
We do not usually charge for house or petsitting because we feel it’s a win win for both parties: we get to stay in a nice home and soak in the culture and you have a very responsible couple taking care of your home and pets.
If you require services beyond the usual housekeeping, garden maintenance or your beloved pet needs extra care, then a small per-day fee will be considered (this can be discussed).
Our Ideal Housesitting assignment.
We like comfortable, clean homes in safe and quiet areas, as long as we can get to nearby amenities, rural is actually preferred. Small villages and towns are perfect, off the beaten track appeals also.
We’ll treat your home like we do our own.
We are both conscientious of your home and belongings, we like to keep everything clean and tidy and Yvonne loves to garden. When on assignment we do any shopping and exploring during the daytime, ensuring that your home is never left unattended overnight.
This is what we need:
- A comfortable bedroom for sleeping with at least a queen-sized bed
- Internet access, we travel with our own laptops
- Things that you would supply a welcome guest, such as kitchen and laundry access, use of living room etc.
What We Do For You
- Take care of your pet: food, water, meds, walks and give lots of love and attention
- Gather mail/newspapers/deliveries
- Water house plants and garden as needed
- Keep the home secure and sleep there every night
- Provide regular updates and photos
- Put out garbage/recycling or take to local bins
- Keep your grounds, garden and pool looking spiffy
- Deal with any sudden emergency: pet to the vet, plumber, tripped fuses etc.
- Keep the house tidy and of course clean up after ourselves
- We are open to discussing other requirements such as DIY projects, spring-cleaning etc.
Most importantly, we keep our word
Once we have committed and agreed to take on an assignment we will be there as arranged. All we ask from our clients is that they afford us the same commitment.
Please refer to our Testimonial page, names, email and phone numbers are available on request.
If you are looking for a mature, reliable, flexible and very competent couple to look after your home and pets, look no further!