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Experienced house/pet sitter on my bike.

ID: 1yf



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Age group:

46 to 55



Preferred locations:

All the United Kingdom (full regions list)

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5 stars

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I'm a non-smoking UK citizen from Irish stock, my base is in both Watford and rural Galway, Ireland where I used to have pigs, goats, chickens and cats. I've worked in various office jobs such as a personal assistant, shipping manager and a buyer for Johnson Diversity etc... I was also a volunteer committee member for the Multiple Sclerosis Society for fourteen months.

I love travelling and have been exploring the world on my bicycle over the last three and a half years and would love the opportunity to look after your home and pets.

I have twenty past house sitting/pet sitting references some of which are repeated sits (contact details available on request) via another housesitting organization in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. I have a police check certificate from the UK and Ireland. I'm currently based in Watford.

Please contact me :-)

Past references..........
Toowoomba, Australia.
This reference is in relation to Elizabeth
Elizabeth house sat for us in August/September 2014. She was left in charge of our three bedroom home and our two, much loved dogs. We came home three weeks later to find a spotless house and two very spoilt and well entertained dogs, who I suspect were miffed that we even had the audacity to return. They had become much used to being in the spotlight on a daily basis. They were well groomed, well fed and very well amused and obviously had developed a fantastic relationship with Elizabeth.
Elizabeth is a warm, generous person with a high sense of responsibility. Her solo travels around the world have helped form her into a self-assured and independent thinker who is happy to step into a routine and role with confidence and make it work for herself and her charges. She is extremely trustworthy and we had no qualms about allowing her to use our car. She also communicated with us on a near daily basis, via email and Facebook to keep us updated on the dogs and to ask any questions she had regarding the household operation. Our holiday was much more relaxed knowing that any concerns would be handed responsibly and in a timely manner.
We would highly recommend Elizabeth as a house sitter and would welcome her back into our home with open arms.
I would be happy to provide any further information you may require, by contacting me on the above mobile number.
Blenheim, New Zealand
This reference is in relation to Elizabeth
Elizabeth house sat for us in June/July 2015 for 2 weeks and Paul, Elizabeth partner for part of the time. She looked after our home and our two, very special and much loved cats, also our goldfish.
When we arrived home two weeks later, our home was in an immaculate condition. The washing was on the clothes line, housework all done, healthy fish and two very spoilt happy cats. They were well groomed, well fed and had developed a great relationship with Elizabeth. Our very shy cat was even sleeping on her bed, and he gave us the cold shoulder for a couple of days, which only happens when he has been happy and content with his carer
Elizabeth is a warm, lovely person, who is very responsible and very easy to get along with. Her friendly personality, we are sure has aided her a great deal with her solo travels around the world, with people she has met, and have warmed to her straight away. Many of those people have trusted her into their homes and offered her beds for a night. Elizabeth is extremely trustworthy and we felt happy leaving our home and pets in her care as soon as we first talked with her. She also communicated with us on a regular basis, via txt and phone calls to keep us updated on everything, and to ask any questions she had regarding anything she wasn't sure of.
Our holiday was very enjoyable knowing that our home and pets were in good safe hands.
We highly recommend Elizabeth as a house sitter and would love her back to housesit again in the future.
We would be happy to provide any further information you may require, by contacting me on the above mobile number.
Virginia and Steve
Chiswick, London.
From: Liz; Sent: Friday, 15 January 2016 7:26 PM
Subject: Reference To Whom it may Concern,
Elizabeth and Paul house and pet sat for us for 2 weeks over Christmas and new year. We have 5 cats and a hamster so it wasn't a simple task they were given and all I can think of to say is wow!!! I am so grateful for everything they did while they were in our house. The house was immaculate both inside and out and I'm ashamed to say far cleaner than we left it. The cats (who are all indoor cats) were healthy and happy as was our hamster. They are both lovely people to deal with and kept me updated on everything via messages while we were away.
I wouldn't hesitate to ask them back again and hope very much that they may agree to housesit again for us one day in the future.
Sincerely Liz
High Wycombe, England
To Whom it may concern:
Liz & Paul looked after our house together with two dogs, three cats and twenty chickens in January 2016 for two weeks. We must say that they did a terrific job. Not only were all the animals extremely contented when we returned, but the house was very clean, the long drive had been swept, wood for the stove had been brought in, etc. etc. They also kept us up to date with e-mails. We recommend them totally and would have them back again, anytime.
Robert & Susan
Olvera, Andalucia, Spain
To Whom It May Concern:
Liz and Paul for 3 weeks from 22nd April 2016, they were everything you could wish for in a
house sitter.
They were courteous and respectful of my property, and I came back to an immaculately clean
They kept me posted as to what was going on at the house, and sent pictures of the 5 dogs, who
were really happy and well cared for, and with whom they seemed to have fallen in love!
All in all it was a mutually beneficial arrangement, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them,
or have them come and stay again.
You can contact me via Elizabeth O'Connor if you wish for a verbal confirmation regarding this
Yours sincerely
Kathy Goodwin
LEILA (Hemel Hempstead England, 10th-15th July 2016)
Elizabeth is a trustworthy, conscientious and very pleasant housesitter. I would definitely recommend her. I was quite happy to leave my house and cats/guinea pig in her hands knowing that everything would be well looked after. She is very easy to communicate with for making arrangements, and reliable too as she does what she says she will do. I was lucky enough to be able to meet Elizabeth a couple of weeks before she came to do the actual housesit, but if you are considering having her to look after your home/pets and cannot do this, rest assured that you will be leaving everything in a safe and experienced pair of hands.
JULIET (Brighton England, Jul 2016)
Elizabeth was an excellent housesitter. The pets were very happy and she appreciated the foibles of our elderly cat which was much appreciated. The house was in excellent condition when we returned. Elizabeth had really spent time clearing up and cleaning. I hopeshe enjoyed her time in Brighton. I would be very happy to have her again and recommend her highly.
MICHELLE (Bognor Regis England, Jul 2016)
Elizabeth sat for us for a short break - arranged at late notice. She was wonderful! The dogs and chickens were extremely well looked after - to the extent that they ignored me on my return and went to her!! Our house was well looked after - it was even cleaner when we returned than when we left! We would certainly recommend Elizabeth to anyone, and hope that she will come back to see us and the dogs another time for another sit.
Amelisa - Wylye England - Sit Date: Aug 2016
Elizabeth house sat and looked after our dog for 2 weeks in August 2016. I simply cannot recommend her highly enough and hope that she will always house sit for us in the future. From our first contact Elizabeth was extremely reliable and easy to communicate with. I was lucky enough to meet her before I left for holiday and felt very reassured that I was leaving my home and my precious pooch in a very safe and caring pair of hands. While we were away Elizabeth sent us messages and lovely photos of our dog, reassuring us that all was well and happy at home. I had not really expected Elizabeth to tend to the garden (because it was in such a shambolic mess!) but on our return I was absolutely thrilled to find that she has tidied up the garden, cut the grass and made it look a million times better than when we left. We live in a small, close-knit village and since I have got home all my neighbours have commented on how delightful Elizabeth was and how much they enjoyed seeing her around the village and taking part in the community life. Thank you so much Elizabeth for everything you have done over the past couple of weeks. It was such a pleasure to meet you and you are welcome in our home anytime you are passing on your travels. Thank you for leaving my home looking so beautiful. xxx
Judy Ellis - Hemel Hempstead - England - September 2016
To Whom It May Concern 18 Sept 2016
Elizabeth O Connor did a housesit for us in the Hemel Hempstead area for two weeks during September 2016. We have had quite a few house sitters over the years and have to say that Elizabeth was the best sitter we have ever had. She is a great communicator and sent us regular updates on how our cat was doing with some adorable pictures. This enabled us to enjoy the holiday without having to worry about the cat. The house was immaculately clean when we returned and the cat looked very contented. I wouldn't hesitate to recommending Elizabeth as a house sitter and hope to be able to use her again in the future.
Yours sincerely
Judy Ellis
Patricia (Radlett, England, 9th March to 20th March 2017)
Elizabeth is a delightful person who looked after our home, garden and two demanding Siamese cats for two weeks. She took time to meet with us before the sit and we had great confidence leaving her in charge. She kept in touch with us while we were away, was flexible and kindly extended her stay when our family plans changed unexpectedly and we returned to an immaculate house. I would highly recommend her.
Patricia, United Kingdom, 22 May, 2017
SIT DATE: Mar 2017
We have been lucky enough to have Liz look after our cat and dog on two occasions now, and it was such a great experience we would jump at the opportunity to have her stay again. Liz is exceptionally accommodating, and went out of her way to pick up the keys and arrange suitable times to arrive and depart. She is very friendly and communicated with us throughout her stay. Liz made a fuss of both of the pets to the point they were entirely disinterested to see us return. As a bonus, it felt like the house (and the dog!) was even cleaner when we came home. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Liz for a house stay, and we would warmly welcome her and her partner back any time. Thanks again for everything
Laura - Chalfont St. Giles England
Sit Date: Jun 2017
Their endorsement of you:
We feel so lucky to have found Elizabeth for our house sit! She looked after our house and 2 cats whilst we were getting married abroad. One of our cats needed tablets twice a day and I know they are both quite demanding! We met her before the house sit which was a big comfort to us so that we were not strangers. Not only was the house kept spotless and everything in order, she kindly sent us updates on our beloved pets and messages to let us know all was well. We cannot recommend her highly enough!! This was our first ever house sit so we were of course apprehensive.. but we couldn't have been luckier with finding Elizabeth. Thank you Elizabeth - you really made the whole trip so much easier knowing everything was so well looked after. Thank you!!
Alba Peláez
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
To Whom It May Concern,
Elizabeth looked after our cat Tina for nearly two weeks in December 2017. She sent us photos of Tina regularly during our vacation, and we came back to an astonishingly clean house. She is an extremely respectful and trustworthy person, and very easy to communicate with. Therefore, we would recommend anyone having her as a house sitter.
If you need further feedback about her, please ask Elizabeth for my email address.
Yours sincerely,
Alba Peláez
Reviewed by Karen - sit date 8th July to 20th July 2018 - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Elizabeth did a great job looking after our home and pets and kept our garden alive despite very hot and dry weather. She left the house very clean and tidy, we would definitely ask her to house sit for us again.
Skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Maintained garden, Punctual
Review by Jane - Bushey, Hertfordshire. Sit dates 6th August to 31st August 2018
Elizabeth is a grade A* house sitter. Not only does she look after your pets but she sends pics and then cleans the whole house from top to bottom-it's amazing! We weren't expecting such a fantastic house sitting experience and she is welcome to come back anytime.
Skills: Pets well cared for, Home neat and clean, Punctual, Resourceful
Review by Daniel - Harpenden, Bedfordshire
Sit dates 8th September to 21st December 2018.
Liz looked after our house for over 3 months and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to look after your home. She had to deal with several minor issues while we were away and she dealt with them very efficiently. Jessie, our cat certainly enjoyed having Liz look after her and when we arrived home everything was clean and tidy. She is an excellent housesitter!
Skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Punctual, Resourceful
Claire - Pewsey England
SIT DATE: Mar 2019 -10 days looking after 4 dogs
Rating: 5 of 5 THEIR REVIEW OF YOU: Liz and Mike were fantastic. They dealt with a tricky situation brilliantly and were tidy and so helpful. Updates on the dogs wellbeing were greatly appreciated and they left the house tidier than they found it! They even thought to leave bread and milk for us on our return from holiday which was lovely. I would highly recommend Liz and Mike to any family.
ROGER (St. Albans , Jun 2019 - 9 days) looking after 1 dog.
Elizabeth and Mike are very nice warm people, They looked after Cookie for 9 days, when i returned i came back to a very clean house and even bed sheets had been washed and a very happy little doggie .he had also had lots of lovely walks. I would recommend Elizabeth and Mike as your Sitter.
LYNN - Bovingdon
SIT DATE: Aug 2019 - 1 week
Rating: 5.0 THEIR REVIEW OF YOU: Liz and Mike are a lovely couple. They looked after our cat, Tiger, the house and a multitude of plants in pots, baskets and greenhouses, as well as stepping in to feed a neighbour's hens at short notice. All this in spite of Liz having a nasty accident a few days in. Everything was left spotlessly clean at the end of their stay. We look forward to inviting them back to our home and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
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