House / Pet Sitting References
Ramona von marcard ~ Italy
Yvonne and Michael have been the most marvellous house-sitters ever!
I often have house-sitters, but these two are the Best. They are lovely with the animals and very observant with anything a house might need, and moreover Yvonne leaves your garden much better, then when you left.
I wish, they would come again to Europe and stay with me, even, when I dont go away!
Frank & Susana Wheeler ~ Costa Rica
Yvonne and Michael Bauche house sat for us for a fortnight in Costa Rica. Their references and track record were impressive and within a few hours of their arrival we were convinced that we could safely leave our property and cat in their hands. They proved in every way to be competent, professional, quick to learn, trustworthy, dependable and caring, Yvonne’s flair for administration and animal care complementing Michael’s technical and financial abilities. They provided us with regular updates, kept a log of callers and problems and, for example, when our car battery died, arranged a replacement. Both Yvonne and Michael are pleasant and personable people determined to make a success of their house sitting. We shall invite them again and strongly recommend them to other homeowners.
Richard & Peggy Rasp ~ Belize
Yvonne and Michael exceeded all our high expectations in taking care of our pets and house. During our 3 week absence they frequently kept in touch with us via email or Skype and sent photos of our pets enjoying all their attention. When we returned home, we were delighted to find dinner and a bottle of wine ready, our pets well taken care of, a clean house, and a daily log of noteworthy events. Michael & Yvonne capably handled the accounting and fruit sales from our farm; eagerly completed various gardening and other household projects; and kept our wild bird, hummingbird, and wild kinkajou feeders stocked with food. They are very professional, highly trustworthy, and competent housesitters (and now friends) who we highly recommend.
Jonathan & Karin Cox ~ Spain
Yvonne and Michael took wonderful care of our home and garden while we were on holiday. They are our very first port of call when we need reliable and trustworthy carers for our home. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone who wanted house sitters.
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Gerard Gielen ~ Vancouver
We have known Yvonne and Mike for many years back in Vancouver. They are very friendly, outgoing, reliable and trustworthy and they love animals, traveling, experiencing the world and meeting new people. They have taken care of our home and dog when we have been away on vacation. My wife and I would not hesitate having them take care of our home in future.
Kathy & Gerard G ~ Vancouver
Yvonne and Mike housesat for us in early Nov. Our much loved dog was thrilled to see them again. We could relax during our vacation knowing she got lots of loving, lots of walks and treats. We also knew they would treat our home with respect as if it were their own. The “icing on the cake” for us was the aroma of a delicious meal waiting for us when we arrived home and the dog greeting us with wagging tail and wet kisses – for us and for Yvonne and Mike.
Debra Roed ~ Vancouver
I have known Yvonne and Michael Bauche for 5 years and we recently engaged them to house sit and look after our cat Tigger while we were on vacation. We were very pleased with them and the care and attention they gave both our cat and our home. We would not hesitate to both use them again ourselves and recommend them to anyone else looking for a house and pet sitter.
Pauline & Tony Thornley ~ United Kingdom
I have known Yvonne and Mike for over 18 years. They are honest and trustworthy. They looked after my home and treasured Pussy cat like it was their own. And boy are they tidy! I am gladly giving a reference for them. They are one of life’s “Kind peoples”
Kim & Robert Cripps ~ France
Very nice people! Reliable, trustworthy. Took very good care of house and cats!
Don Larsson – Panama
Yvonne and Michael are the best! They are honest and reliable in all areas. They took exceptional care of my Golden Retriever and my house for 2 months while I was away. I have nothing but positive accolades for them.
Jeff and Jan Bullen – St Lucia
Amazing house sitters who took care of our house and pets as if they were their own. Super nice people!
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Suzanne & Tim Gabriel – St Vincent & The Grenadines
One of the best house siting experiences we have had. Lovely people and got on very well with our 3 dogs. Regular updates while we were away. Returned to a very clean and tidy house they even cooked dinner for us all to enjoy on our return.You could not ask for better sitters for your home and pets. We can’t wait for them to come sit again.
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Josephine Gabriel – Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
We were delighted that Yvonne & Michael arrived early for our house sit so we were able to get to know them very well. We made an immediate connection with them both. We were more than happy to leave and even more pleased with the way they cared for Monty & Lizzy and our home. They come highly recommended by us and would fit into any situation whether it is taking care of animals, your home or business. We hope that they like us enough to return another year as we would have them back any time as house sitters or friends. Ten out of Ten on everything. Jo & Allan
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Sarah & Pablo – Saint Lucia
Yvonne and Michael came to housesit for one month for us last summer while we were travelling. Our house is not a classic housesit as we have our own rainwater tanks which need to be managed – especially in the current drought situation – and the house is isolated in wild rainforest. The washing machine is gravity fed and needs special attention and we do not have any staff to help with cleaning or garden work. We have three labradors who need lots of love and attention. Yvonne and Michael were wonderful and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone, particularly if your housesit is more complex than normal. They are the first housesitters who have ever returned the house to us with more water in the tanks than when we left! In fact we returned to full tanks which was amazing! The dogs loved them from the moment they set foot here and when they left the dogs spent all day by the gate waiting for them to come back. Pablo is very territorial about his kitchen but they left everything perfectly in its place and there were no breakages. We feel that the main difference between them and other housesitters is that they are professional sitters, not amateurs, and because of this they pay attention to the smallest details. In other words they listen to what you say and they do exactly what you ask them. They are highly responsible and capable of dealing with any issues which may come up. They are definitely the best housesitters we have ever had and you are lucky indeed if they agree to housesit for you. If you get the chance, don’t hesitate – book them!
Alison & Bill Brundage ~ Boquete Panama
Exceptional! Yvonne & Michael are totally responsible to care for the pet…in health and sickness. They took the animal to the vet several times. I watched them groom the animal daily. The dog loved Yvonne…followed her everywhere. The house was always kept clean and neat. They were in constant contact with the home owner…and even made a wonderful video of the dog for him ..it was really special. The dog died of old age months later. The owner treasures that video….. Double thumbs up !!
I am the neighbor of that house and dog they watched…and direct witness to their care and attention.
M.J. Thies ~ Vancouver
I have known Mike and Yvonne for many years. They are two of kindest people I know, but more importantly they are people who really make a difference in the world. I would trust them with my life, my home, my pet and anything else. They are responsible and mature, yet manage to really see the adventure in life and go for it. I am proud to call them my friends and am happy to provide a reference for them as they continue their amazing journey. Any home owner would be lucky to find Mike and Yvonne to care for their home.
Connie Thoreson ~ Vancouver
Yvonne (and Mike) are trustworthy and reliable. I have known them both for about 8 years and have only good things to say about them.
Sonja Bliss ~ Nicaragua
Yvonne and Michael stayed in my guest home in lovely Granada Nicaragua. They were both warm and polite. Interacted well with my other guests. They were considerate of my things. They felt at ease in my home and made it their home for the duration, which is our goal. They shared interesting stories, worked on their blog and busied themselves during quite times. I have 5 pets and they all adored the loving attention they received from Yvonne and Michael. Even the most shy cat, had no problems letting Yvonne pet her or I should say “worship her”!
Janet & Cliff Town ~ United Kingdom
We have know Yvonne since 1978 and Mike since late 1980s. They are a lovely couple, clean, non-smokers, honest, industrious and totally trust worthy. We would have no hesitation in recommending them for any position.
Carolyn Speers ~ Honduras
I know Mike & Yvonne Bauche to be organized, trustworthy & reliable. In addition, they are kind, generous & friendly. They were wonderful with my cat, Pumpkin, who adopted them at first sight. He often visited with them & received tuna treats & unlimited play time. I highly recommend them to humans & animals alike!
Elaine and Daniel Desalliers
We got to know Yvonne & Michael very well when they were in Panama. We were impressed with their ability to interact and connect with our neighbors and their passion for housesitting. Now that we know about them and housesitting, we would have no hesitation in asking them to sit for us and would highly recommend them to friends and family too.
Bruce & Lois Kingshott ~ Vancouver Island
Yvonne worked for us for a few years in our wholesale seed company. She is a very efficient and reliable person, and an absolute pleasure to work with.