These reviews are gathered – unaltered – from the different house sitting platforms they were initially posted on, to provide a comprehensive overview of what home owners think about Mark and me as caretakers for their beloved homes and pets. We are the perfect sitters for you, your home and your pet(s), but you didn’t hear it from us! 🙂 Don’t hesitate to contact us or have a look at our profile. Contact information for references is available upon request.

 

Michelle – Costa Mesa, California – January 24th, 2017 to February 14th, 2017 (3 weeks)

Simply the kindest, sweetest and caring people to watch over your home and pets! This was my first time using the [house sitting] site, so as you can imagine was a little nervous to leave my home and beloved pup Jaxx with people I had never met. From Liesbet’s 1st message I just had a feeling this was a great match – they eased my concerns over skype in pre-conversations. They arrived a day early so we could all get settled in and meet Jaxx. While I was away on my trip I received updates every few days on all the adventures they were taking Jaxx on. It was a great feeling to not have to stress and worry about him, and just enjoy the trip I was on, and know Jaxx was having a blast back home. I had big shoes to fill upon return with my 8 month old pup. 🙂 When I got home, the house was clean, we had a lovely evening catching up over a delicious home cooked meal by Mark and Liesbet and then it was time to say “see you soon” the next morning. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caring couple and thoughtful couple to watch over their home and pets and hope to have them again sometime in the future!

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Rosaleen – Fairfax, California – January 14th, 2017 to January 21st, 2017 (1 week)

Liesbet and Mark took care of our hilltop house and chickens during a very stormy week in January. They checked in with us regularly, weathered the possibility of the electricity going out with aplomb, and even put a big bandage on a leak that kept rainwater from running down an interior wall and ruining our just-refinished hardwood floor. They are smart and adventurous and dearly love animals. Highly recommended!

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Stefanie – Rocklin, California – October 14th, 2016 to January 10th, 2017 (3 months)

Liesbet and Mark were everything we could hope for in housesitters and dog lovers. They cared for our home and dog for 3 months. They gave us regular email updates on how things were going while we were away, which provided great comfort to see pictures of our precious dog and know that he was safe and happy. They took meticulous care of the house and other than a lack of dust and dog hair, they left no trace that anyone had been in the house. They also mowed the lawn, balanced pool chemicals, and administered medication when our dog had an ear infection. It is obvious that they created a strong bond with our dog and loved him like he was their own. We started out as strangers but they are now family friends. I don’t think that you could find anyone better to entrust your home and pet to.

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Kate – Truro (Cape Cod), Massachusetts – September 24th to September 30th, 2016 (1 week)

Liesbet and Mark were fantastic sitters! They are kind, caring, very responsible and organized, and fun too. They took excellent care of our dog and it was clear they truly liked her. From the beginning of the process Liesbet was in regular contact with thoughtful messages, and then sent photos during our travels. We ended up spending the evenings before and after our trip with them and enjoyed getting to know them. They are creative, interesting people who love animals and are very conscientious about house-sitting. We felt very lucky to have them.

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Janis – Heath, MassachusettsApril 12th, 2016 to August 31st, 2016 (4.5 months)

Liesbet and Mark took care of our farmhouse for 4 1/2 months while we were overseas. Care for the place included looking after our 12 year old dog, receiving phone calls from customers and letting them know our schedule, and managing our self-serve farmstand.
They took great care of everything! They were wonderful with our dog and became very attached to her, giving her plenty of TLC in our absence. They also took good care of everything else and kept in regular contact with us. If a problem with something came up, they were very efficient at managing things and communicating with us. We trusted them with our mail, managing the funds of the farmstand, and speaking with our customers, and they were superb! We recommend them without reservation!

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Alison – South Kent, ConnecticutJanuary 3rd, 2016 to March 30th, 2016 (3 months)

Mark and Liesbet were the perfect house and pet sitters. They took care of our two dogs and two parrots along with the house, car and studio for three months. They are both reliable and very competent. They took care of everything and sent us updates regularly via email. We could not of asked for two nicer or more responsible people. If you are thinking of having Liesbet and Mark take care of your property, you can be assured that everything will be in tip top shape upon your return. They took the dogs on regular walks and even befriended our parrots, which is no easy task.

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Jane – The Villages, FloridaDecember 15th, 2015 to December 29th, 2015 (2 weeks)

Liesbet and Mark are a fabulous couple who are intelligent, thoughtful, caring and trustworthy. They looked after our Gordon and English Setter for two weeks at our Florida home. They took the dogs to a private dog park in our truck every day; made sure they had their daily treats, vitamin and dog chew toys every day. They sent us updates and pictures. Our home was beautifully maintained and was clean and perfect when we got home. It was a pleasure to have them looking after the dogs and our home and I highly recommend them. It was a perfect exchange!

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Brian – Greenwich, Connecticut – October 27th, 2015 to November 11th, 2015 (2 weeks)

Liesbet and Mark housesat for me for 2 weeks in November 2015. This turned out to be a real blessing as a maintenance issue with the heating system occurred that we were able to have repaired quickly due to their observation and assessment of the situation. They have impeccable integrity, great communication skills and a pleasure to have in our home. we have plans to have them back again in April. Our Dog loves them as well!

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Joan – Gloucester, Massachusetts – October 6th, 2015 to October 20th, 2015 (2 weeks)

Liesbet and Mark were fantastic house sitters and took wonderful care of our dog Zyla. They spent lots of time walking her, and sent us photos of their adventures. They even brushed her–she looked like she had been to groomer when we got home! Our house was extremely clean, and they even thoughtfully bought us a few groceries to tide us over after our late arrival. I would have them back in a heartbeat.

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