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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese
Preferred Locations
  • QLD: South Eastern - Gold Coast & Hinterland
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 29Mar-1Apr | 1Apr-15Apr | 7May-31Dec


60+, Retired Professional

Hello homeowner.

MANY thanks for taking time to look over my profile.

I'm sensible, senior & a savvy long-standing home owner of several properties, but I've rented & been a rental investor too so I'm pretty house-proud with an eye for detail . Together with my solid family & community background & a teaching & professional career, that's made me considerate, dependable, practical & 100% trustworthy.

As a solo retiree, I'm also financially independent, flexible, able to fit with short-notice sits, without ANY ties: my focus is on YOUR precious pet family, home & garden.

I'd want my own home or property & mostly my beloved pets or treasured garden to be looked after just the way I would like. I'll look after yours the way YOU want, for your peace of mind, with the routines, feeding, play & walks THEY are used to. When you just CAN'T be with your adored pet family, at home, I CAN be:. You can count on me, including with updates, & any wild life support you run also. I'm your human burglar deterrent too.

I love a good scratch, cuddle, pat 'n purr session., or just watching them swim by. I am pretty passionate about plants, with lots of community, organic garden & Aussie plants background.

A non-smoker & quite energetic, I have my own reliable wheels for Queensland and NSW in parts, at least.. What I don't have, yet, is loads of agency sitter-reviews here. Fairly much at the start of agency-house & pet sitting, it'll soon be time for full-time sitting, once we're through Covid!. I'm "mega-enthusiastic" about new people, animals & cultures:


I worked a while on my parents' Springbrook property, with cattle, horses, geese, guinea fowl & pigs, chooks, dogs, rabbits, cats & the occasional snake or goanna encounter...& in our Historical Village, The Settlement. Pets were always part of my life. Only my wanderlust has kept me from my own, but yours will have "a good love-up", as Grandma called it., if THEY want it, of course..

A born & bred Gold Coaster, from a 100 local years' solid, respectable family background, & civic involvement, I've served in many voluntary organizations including land care & gardening, business & professional, women, historical & family history, multicultural, Slow Food & friendship/travel groups like Servas & 5W. I'm a Qld Commissioner for Declarations (though rusty!) with a Qld education through to UQ. Character references are available.

Work-wise, apart from the farm, I've covered a lot of ground, 'hands-on'. Professionally, from a secondary teaching start, I moved into various political roles, then my own small PR business. In between, in the UK & Oz, I've matroned a boys' school, nannied , temp-typed, trundled a trolley as a London tea lady, waitressed in Butlins, cleaned cafes overnight, done 'the lot' at a youth hostel, sold fruit & cameras, retail, & more.

I've 'mucked in' in lots of practical ways, so I'm sure your pets & home will be at least as good on your return as when you left them in my care.

I look forward lots to chatting with you &, best, to meeting your animal family & you...and to a smoother 2021 for all!
Take care. Have fun.

Reviews (25)
Robyn was an absolute superstar housesitter. We have had many housesitters in the past but Robyn was by far the best. She attended a meet and greet, was very thorough with taking instructions and was a polite and friendly guest. In terms of pet care - I am almost certain our cat wanted to move in with her! She provided him his medicine, looked after his feeding and cleaning needs and gave him countless big snuggles. Robyn is an avid gardener and treated our garden (with veges) with more love ... MORE
TARYN (Mudgeeraba QLD, Jun 2020 - 1 week 3 days)
Tiger-time at your place was my absolute pleasure, Taryn, let alone the relaxing courtyards of herbs and ferns, that stunning welcome Aussie Cab Sav... and more! Happy to catch up with Tiger anytime. Very best to all of you. Robyn.
Robyn is very professional making sure all eventualities are covered, so you can feel confident that your pets and house will be cared for and looked after while you are away. Robyn kept us infomed with photo's and updates. She is willing to do as much or as little as you require. Would definitely recommend Robyn as an honest, reliable housesitter.
MAREE (Parkwood QLD, Mar 2024 - 3 nights)
Robyn looked after our senior catizen Titus in March, he loved her, This was obvious when we saw him go to her. We came home to a very well cared for cat and a clean and tidy house and garden. Communication about and photos of Titus were regular so we had no worries about his welfare. Thank you so much Robyn.
ANN (Worongary QLD, Mar 2024 - 1 week 6 nights)
Robyn was easy to deal with, friendly, knowledgeable and practical. These traits were extremely important to me as Robyn is the first person I’ve ever engaged to look after my cat while on holiday. With her years of experience, she thought of every possible situation, which was so helpful to me in preparing my cat and house to handover. Robyn sent me daily photos with little updates of my cat, which helped me feel at ease while being away from him for the first time. I returned home to a ... MORE
KARLA (Southport QLD, Feb 2024 - 6 nights)
TOM (Tallai QLD, Feb 2024 - 2 weeks 5 nights)
Robyn is an excellent house sitter. Her attention to details is highly appreciated. She takes instructions very seriously and use her initiative appropriately. She even left us some morning tea, fresh milk and beautiful flower arrangements when we arrived home. I would highly recommend Robyn as your house sitter.
MELISSA (Highland Park QLD, Nov 2023 - 1 week 1 night)
Robyn looked after our two dogs- a 7 year old German shepherd x husky and a 6 year old wolfhound x greyhound. She stayed and looked after them for one night, and on short notice too, she was able to accomodate for our plans. Robyn had great communication from the start and offered to meet up before the house sit. She took great care of the dogs, and our plants looked healthier too after Robyn’s care even after just one day! Our house was left tidy and clean. We would definitely recommend ... MORE
IVANA (Varsity Lakes QLD, Oct 2023 - 1 night)
Robyn was a caring and thorough house sitter who made our time away a breeze. She handled unexpected issues with aplomb and made sure that we could enjoy our holiday free of worries. The pets were extremely well cared for and were given lots of attention. The house was immaculate on return - better than we had left it! Thank you, Robyn!
KATHRINA (Nerang QLD, Jun 2023 - 3 weeks)
Robyn was not only a savior with being available last minute but she was reliable, genuine, thorough & truly took pride in her sitting requirements. Robyn provided love & care for our precious pups but she kept us informed & checked b4 doing anything we hadn't clarified e.g. could she give pups a certain treat. Not only did we come home to a beautifully kept house, she had given my garden some much needed T&C of her own free will, but she had laid out a little tea/coffee & biscuits spread for ... MORE
SALLY (Ormeau QLD, May 2023 - 2 days)
Robyn was a pleasure to have look after our home and two cats. She was very thorough in the meet and greet making sure she knew the important things, like where the fuse box is or how to turn off the water. She left the house in a neat and tidy condition with her used towels and linen already washed and folded upon exit. She even did a bit of weeding in our front garden which was great. The vase of flowers at the end was a nice touch. The only thing I must say is that the communication was a ... MORE
BRITTANY (Tweed Heads South NSW, Apr 2023 - 1 week 1 day)
Robyn was such a lovely sitter. She took excellent care of our Shimmer and the house was immaculate on return. She even left little flowers, collected wood and pine cones for our fire pit and left our choccies for our return! Above and beyond kind and highly recommend.
JO (Carindale QLD, Mar 2023 - 6 days)
Well what can I say about Robyn. She is a treasure Robyn took the utmost care of my 13yo Papillon, Angel and my 18month old cat, Kiki They both took to Robyn straight away She also attended my fish The house was left lovely and clean and my plants well tended to I can highly recommend Robyn, she is very thorough and I would not hesitate to use her again
SUSIE (Paradise Point QLD, Mar 2023 - 2 days)
Robyn was amazing and the perfect house/pet sitter. She adapted so well to a last minute very sick cat which was touch and go and provided A+ care going above and beyond and taking Alfie to and from appointments and caring to specific needs. Her communication was also A+ and sent photos of Alfie's recovery. Highly recommended house/pet sitter and you can go away and your place and pets will be well looked after.
DION (Gilston QLD, Dec 2022 - 1 week 1 day)
Robyn is a very lovely lady. Giving superb care to my Brandi. She is very exacting in finding out about giving care to your pet whilst you are away. I would highly recommend Robyn..
COLLENE (Surfers Paradise QLD, Oct 2022 - 2 days)
One of the real joys of pet-sitting is the delightful pets & their delightful people-parents I get to meet. Thankyou, Collene, for the privilege & pleasure of keeping close company with your beloved Brandi & the ease & excellence of every one of our connections. Robyn.
This was our first house sit and we could not have had a better experience. Robyn, from start to finish, went above and beyond to support us to feel both comfortable and confident as we navigated leaving our new home and beloved fur baby in her extremely capable care. We highly recommend Robyn for any house sits that she may offer to do. Robyn is not only professional, she is also very caring, compassionate and considerate in her approach to providing this service. Robyn's communication was ... MORE
SANDY (Main Beach QLD, Mar 2022 - 3 days)
ThankYOU Sandy for such kind words. I'm so very glad you felt it went so well: it's a huge first step to take, having your first sitter for such a loved dog & lovely home. It was truly MY pleasure to be there with you and for you & your family in this time, as well as to have such high quality ... MORE
Robyn is an angel - and our hero. She came to Sydney expecting a quiet week of theatre, food and culture with the occasional cat care throw in and half way through her stay ended up saving my apartment from a flood due to a burst tap. Robyn was amazing and stayed and continued to look after the disaster zone until it was time to leave - Saffy was well looked after and the care Robyn took to ensure our belongings were safe went above and beyond anything we could have asked. Robyn will take the ... MORE
VERONICA (Dulwich Hill NSW, Jan 2022 - 5 days)
Excellent care of the plants which was the priority. Care of the house could see improvement and was likely affected by being present part-time, which was planned.
JIM (Greenslopes QLD, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Robyn took excellent care of my very senior cat, giving me my first opportunity to get away in more than 12 months. It wasn't an easy sit for Robyn but she kept in touch the whole time I was away and presented me with a lovely 'welcome home' house filled with little vases of flowers and an afternoon tea setting. I am very happy to recommend Robyn for pet sitting and house sitting jobs and, while I'm not sure my Lucy will be up to another separation, I hope Robyn will give me another chance with ... MORE
KAREN (Bundall QLD, Oct 2021 - 3 days)
It was my privilege & pleasure to help you with that break away Karen, which I'd love to repeat if our dates coincide. My No One priority & privilege, is always care of and concern for deeply-beloved pets - whatever that takes - specially if like lovely Lucy, I find they're extra elderly/"special ... MORE
Robyn is a very trustworthy pet and housesitter and I recommend her highly. She thrives on going the extra mile and is very thoughtful. It was lovely seeing the flowers in the house when I arrived home.
MARGIE (Newmarket QLD, Aug 2021 - 3 days)
Robyn was quite a find. She is so very professional in everything she does. She cared for our cats and home with great enthusiasm. She even left gifts to welcome us home! Can't praise her enough and we do hope she is available in the future.5 days
BRIAN (Nerang QLD, Apr 2021 - 5 days)
It was my delight to share, with Brie and Lou, that wonderfully tranquil patio and the water view , Belinda and Brian, as well as all our other time together in your peaceful home. I'd be happy to do so again any time our dates match. I'm so glad I was able to help pick up on Brie's ear infection ... MORE
Robyn was absolutely excellent! She had very detailed and thorough questions to ensure the dogs were well looked after and they were! She communicated throughout her stay and shared pictures of the dogs. In addition, knowing that I liked plants (but and not very good with them) she pruned my plants, left some cuttings from her own garden and left wonderful floral and green arrangements around the house for when we returned which was such a wonderful surprise. I would highly recommend Robyn as a ... MORE
LEAH (Mermaid Waters QLD, Aug 2020 - 2 days)
Time with Moo & Piglet in your beautiful home was my real privilege & a pleasure, one I'd gladly repeat, Leah, & I appreciated your trusting me with those secateurs, too!
Robyn stepped up at the last minute for our short stay house sit in July. She not only provided a wonderful pre-sit briefing going over the detail - including many things I wouldn't have thought about - she was attentive to our needs during our break and kept us adequately informed. I would highly recommend Robyn for short medium and long term stays. If you are after someone who offers a quality house sit and truly puts her focus on the owner's needs then I'd recommend Robyn. She also ... MORE
ELINA (Beenleigh QLD, Jul 2020 - 2 days)
I was glad we were able to make it work all round, Elina, at short notice and appreciated your gifts and efforts, as busy novices specially, as also the bird song and games and of course, that sauna! More next time! Very best to all three, Robyn.
I wish i could give Robyn 6 stars. Her total focus was on Yogi's (our cat) well being. There is nothing she wouldn't do to ensure his happiness. The house was very clean and tidy and she even left gifts of plant cutting. Robyn is very approachable and a very detailled communicator. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
MADONNA (Currumbin QLD, Jul 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
Many thanks Madonna. Missing the delight of Yogi's playful dashes into his tunnels & boxes, his laptop work time company, those marvellous balcony views, the works (!) as all sitters would. Best to you all. Robyn.
Robyn was very thorough and thoughtful in her communications to make sure everything was covered and she had all the information she needed. We appreciated her attention, especially for such a short sit.
JACQUELINE (Fairfield QLD, Oct 2019 - 2)
Robyn was very accommodating and helped us out very last minute. She is very particular and likes details about everything - very eager to please!
BETH (Wongawallan QLD, Sep 2019 - 4 days)
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