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Happy Wanderers . NSW / Southern Q'land . Vic NE

60s, Retired

Hi Everyone
We are a retired couple , enjoying our travel and house sitting
Rod and I have completed 120 sits in 10 years , in 5 states and honoured to have had several repeats , and still enjoying it very much , we have met lots of lovely owners whom we keep in touch with and minded many different animals , dogs , cats , chooks ,ducks , fish , birds , pigs and donkeys , horses , guinea pigs and a snake
We are both fit and have enjoyed our daily walks with our dogs on sits so far .
Rod is very good handy man and does like to work towards perfection ..
He can use a ride on mower and rode several quid bikes and is very good with any maintenance that needs to be done . He has also cleaned and maintained several pools .
I love to potter around the garden and taking care of the indoors jobs as well
We have been triple vaccinated and we are also non smokers , experienced ,friendly and reliable not to mention easy going
We would take care of your home and animals as if they were our own and take pride in what we do so you can relax and enjoy your own Getaway
Looking forward to hearing from you

Kind Regards

Rod and Es

Reviews (43)
No rating Rod & Esmae are a lovely couple and I would love to have them come back in the future. Thanks & safe travels.
ROSE (Koonorigan NSW, Jun 2018 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Rod and Esmae took beautiful care of our house and dog, thankyou so much guys. We could not have a higher opinion of these house sitters :)
NATALIE (Port Macquarie NSW, Jan 2024 - 1 week 3 nights)
A big thank you to Esmae and Rodney who looked after our home and 2 cats for 4 weeks. We had regular updates and photos of our fur babies. We knew we could relax being away knowing that they were looking after everything. Would definitely recommend Esmae and Rodney. 😊👏
ELISE (Anglesea VIC, Jun 2023 - 4 weeks)
Rod and Esmae were very friendly. They were happy to meet up prior when passing through. They kept us informed with photos of our babies. On return the house was very tidy and clean and even had super ready for all of us. Our sit was only 6 days and am sure it would have been the same care if longer. Am more then happy to have again as would our babies as they tell you if they are happy with sitters
JANELLE (Forster NSW, Jun 2023 - 6 days)
Thank you , that was a very nice review 😊
Thank you to Rod and Esme for looking after our 2 cats so well. Our home was also cared for and was well presented when we arrived home. We really appreciated the onging communication with us while we were away.
TRISH AND REX (Mermaid Waters QLD, Jun 2023 - 1 week)
Thank you , we had a very nice time
We cannot recommend Rod and Esmae more highly. They were excellent house sitters, respectful, clean, great communicators, reliable and all round nice people. We are very happy that we secured their services and would be more than happy to provide a verbal recommendation as well, if required. They are highly experienced and this is reflected in the professionalism that they displayed during the house sit.
DONNA (Moruya NSW, Mar 2023 - 2 weeks)
Thank you Donna for your lovely review Rod and i had a nice two weeks house sit at Donna and Tony property 2 ks south of the town of Moruya which is on the river. Their property is a nice mix of quiet but close to the town Their three Miniature Schnauzers, two horses and chooks may seem like a ... MORE
Rod and esmae were a delight to deal with. Excellent communication and very friendly couple. The dogs were happy on our return and they had left our home immaculate leaving a lovely note for us. We would love to host them again
LIZ (Huntley NSW, Feb 2023 - 5 days)
Thank you Rod and Esmae for coming and looking after Jock for us, while we were in Sydney. They are very thorough in how they approach a house sit. From meeting us prior to spending a night with me. Jock was well cared for and Rod and Esmae treated him like their own. I would highly recommend them for a house sit and would have then back at a drop of a hat. Our house was left so neat and tidy, you would not have known someone had lived in our house while we were away. This was our first ... MORE
GAIL (Anna Bay NSW, Nov 2022 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Thank you very much
Could not be happier with Rod and Esmae. They looked after our house and our Dogs and were the perfect sitters. They kept us up to date with our Dogs and made sure we had nothing to worry about when we were away. Would highly recommend them.
EWAN (Mildura VIC, Jul 2022 - 11 days)
Thank you , very much appreciated
Rod and Esmae were wonderful! Amazing communication every few days about our fur baby Smokey. He was so well looked after that he even started sleeping on the bed with them which he never does apart from with me! We came back to a very clean and tidy home (cleaner than I left it) and a healthy,happy cat. They even kept the garden ship shape eithout us asking and took care of a water pump issue we had without even being asked to. I would highly recommend Rod and Esmae. I hope they would want to ... MORE
SONIA (Arakoon NSW, Jun 2022 - 1 month 1 week)
This was the first time for me trying house sitters, Esmae and Rod made it an easy and good experience. The dogs were well looked after, and the house was clean and tidy upon return. I (and the dogs) would happily welcome them back and recommend them to others. Thanks!
STEFFIE (Arrawarra Headland NSW, Mar 2022 - 4 Days)
Thank you Steffie , it was a pleasure Esmae and Rod
Rod and Esmae are seasoned house sitters making this process very smooth and enjoyable. They are reliable and sent us a few photos and updates while also letting us enjoy our time away, knowing the home and animals were in good care. I highly recommend them :-)
JULIE (Greensborough VIC, Dec 2021 - 6 days)
Thank you very much Julie for your review, it was a pleasure
We were lucky enough to find Esmae & Rod at short notice to mind our home and 2 cats whilst we had a short break away. They are a lovely couple who took care of everything beautifully for us. We came home to a very clean and tidy house and 2 very happy and well fed cats. They kept us up to date on how our boys were going as well. Unfortunately our time away ended up being cut short due to the ever changing Covid circumstances and although disappointed, they handled our early return with total ... MORE
LARRAINE (Tuncurry NSW, Oct 2021 - 1 week 6 days)
Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate it.
Rod and Esmae did a great job of looking after our home and dogs while we were away. We'd be happy to recommend them for any future house sits.
MICHAEL (Urunga NSW, Jun 2021 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Esmae & Rod did an exceptional job of taking care of my dog and home. The house was kept very clean and tidy, it was such a relief to arrive home from travelling to a lovely clean and organised home. They sent updates of my dog and I could see she was happy with them. I would not hesitate to highly recommend them and would welcome them back again anytime. Thanks Esmae & Rod
JANE (Auburn NSW, Jun 2021 - 1 week 3 days)
Thanks Jane . Much appreciated
Rod and Esmae - best house sitters ever. Our dogs ab-so-lutely loved them they were so good. Also looked after our house to a terrific standard and were a font of knowledge on all sorts of things. Lovely people. Will always ask them to sit for us again in the future. High recommended. Go Rod. Go Esmae!
PHILIP (Burringbar NSW, Mar 2021 - 2 weeks)
Esmae and Rod looked after our house and animals for a fortnight. We found them fabulous. Communication was brilliant, keeping in touch to let us know how the animals were going, and even looking after newly hatched chickens. Our house was spotless on our arrival home, pots watered and yard tidy. We would have no hesitation to invite them back and recommend this lovely couple for house sitting. Thanks Esmae and Rod. Job well done.
JENNY (Swan Hill VIC, Jan 2021 - 2 weeks)
Thank you so much , we really did enjoy our time at your home and would love to return Cheers Esmae and Rod
It was absolute pleasure having Rod and Esmae housesit for us. They were great at communicating and providing updates. Our house and dogs were very well cared for. We would certainly use Rod and Esmae again.
KIRI (ELTHAM NORTH VIC, Dec 2020 - 6 days)
We were very please to have Rod and Esmae house sit for us. They arrived the day before we left and were very easy to have as house guests. We were able to leave for our holiday with confidence. They looked after Max, the dog plus fed our horse and 2 cows as well as watering the garden. We had regular communication while we were away and we came home to find our home and animals very well cared for. We would have no hesitation in having them again.
PAM AND MICHAEL (MYOCUM NSW, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thank you guys , it was a pleasure
It was great to have Rod and Esmae at our place looking after our fur babies. both of them knew the local area well and they were very experienced house sitters. It was great communication prior to the house sit, during and after. Sid and Archie were stress free when we return and looked after very well. House was very clean and tidy and thank you so much for looking after our dogs and the house, We are more than happy to have you again in the future,
THILAN (Tomakin NSW, Oct 2020 - 3 days)
Thank you so much for your very nice review Thilan , we did enjoy our stay and looking after Sid and Archie , we look forward to seeing you all again Cheers Esmae and Rod
Rod and Esmae took great care of our ageing cat and our home. It's great to know that all is well at home and they kept in touch to reassure us that this was the case. Rod and Esmae are thoughtful and kind house sitters...everything was in order when we returned and they even had coffee and cake ready to welcome us back. We appreciate their efforts and would highly recommend them as excellent sitters.
NONIE (Nelligen NSW, Sep 2020 - 3 weeks)
We liked Rod and Esmae from first contact and when we needed to leave a couple of days early they very obligingly travelled overnight to accommodate us. They cared for our two Goldens extremely well and our house was clean and tidy on our return. We would happily use Rod and Esmae again and recommend them to anyone wanting responsible caring sitters.
JOHN AND ANNETTE (Hallidays Point NSW, Aug 2020 - 2 weeks)
Thank you Annette , John , Benson and Clancy for your lovely review , we will stay in touch Cheers Esmae and Rod
Rod and Esmae were perfect house and pet sitters. Even although our house sit was only short, they took the time to connect with us beforehand and we know our home and fur babies were well looked after. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rod and Esmae and we look forward to staying in touch.
MORAG (Eltham VIC, Dec 2019 - 3 days)
Thank you Morag , we will stay in touch for sure
Esmae and Rod are a wonderful couple!. They looked after our cat and home like it was their own. They kept us up to date on everything while we were away and it was a huge comfort to know our pussycat was so well looked after. The house was in immaculate condition when we returned and the lovely touch of welcome home flowers and card was very appreciated. I can assure everyone needing a sitter that this great couple will do a fantastic job.
JANET (Ulladulla NSW, Nov 2019 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thank you Jan , that's lovely
Rod and Esmae house/ pet sat for us while we took a short break recently. And Without a doubt both Rod and Esmae are professional while friendly and the very genuine people. They took care of our pets and home like it was their own. We returned home to very happy pets and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for A class house and pet sitters. Rob Thomson
ROB (Kanwal NSW, Oct 2019 - 4 Days)
Esmae and Rod were great house/Hugo sitters. They kept in touch and sent photos of Hugo on a regular basis. Our home was lovely and clean when we got home and Hugo and fishes were in perfect condition. The garden was also well cared for. We had a relaxed holiday knowing they were looking after everything, thank you
SHARON & COLIN (Denman NSW, Sep 2019 - 1 week 5 days)
I had the privilege of having Rod and Esmae house sitting for me for two, 6 day periods in July and August. I was delighted in the way the house but more importantly the two dogs where looked after and treated. There is no further proof needed than the way the two staffies greeted them both on their return on their second visit. Both Maca and Bella where very excited on seeing Rod and Esmae. Through both house sitting arrangement, Rod and Esmae kept me informed with pictures and ... MORE
GEOFF (TEMPLESTOWE VIC, Jul 2019 - 6 days)
There are not enough stars available to rate this wonderful couple. If only we had been as lucky in Vegas! From the very first Skype call through to our chats on facebook until we met them the day before we left for our holiday it was clear that Rod and Esmae would be the ideal house sitting companion for Fletch the wonderdog! The changeover was smooth and we felt totally confident that our home and fur baby were in good hands. What we didn't expect is for the gas water heater to pack in ... MORE
MIKE AND TRACEY (Upper Coomera QLD, May 2019 - 3 weeks)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️......Thanks so much for your lovely review , we truly had a lovely time with Fletch in your home . Fletch is not just a dog , he was a good mate you can talk and he knows what you are saying . We look forward to catching up in ... MORE
Rod and Esmae arrived a day early so we could get them used to our horses, dogs and cats and just give them a general idea of what needed to be done. It also gave us a chance to get to know each other even though we had been chatting on Facebook for sometime already. From the minute we met them we felt completely comfortable. Our kelpie girls clicked with them both straight away which was a big relief for us as one of them can be a little funny with strangers, They kept us updated with ... MORE
DONNA (Loch Lomond QLD, May 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
We recently had Rod & Esmae house/pet sitting for us. We would highly recommend them both for any future housesitting. The cats & dogs were all looked after very well. It was a pleasure to go away & feel confident that everyone was well looked after. Our house was spotless when we arrived home, garden & plants all watered. We have no hesitation in recommending them.
ELIZABETH (Temora NSW, Mar 2019 - 6 days)
When we returned home we found our home spotless, we also found our cat very healthy & bit disappointed that it was us & not Rod & Esmae. Our neighbour also had nice things to say about our house sitters. We definately will look to Rod & Esmae again. A special thank you for the lovely bunch of flowers you left.
ROSS (Thirroul NSW, Feb 2019 - 1 week 3 days)
Rod and Esmae were amazing house guests. They looked after my 2 dogs. One 19 year old dog who needs looking after. They kept me up to date with photos and messages whilst l was away and looked after our house. I felt totally relaxed with these guys minding our dogs and house. I would highly recommend Rod and Esmae. Thank you guys for your wonderful care.
DEB (Berwick VIC, Apr 2018)
No rating What a wonderful couple Rod & Esmae are. From our first meeting we were very confident we had made a great connection via Aussie House sitters. Our home was lovingly cared for with all the gardens still alive ( we've had an extremely hot summer ), everything clean & tidy with all linen washed for our return. Our animals were more than happy to stay with them and I think were missing them for the first couple of days :) :) We would have no hesitation in recommending them for others who were ... MORE
MANDY (Lyndhurst NSW, Jan 2018 - 2 weeks 3 days)
No rating Esmae and Rod looked after or dog and cat over the christmas break. Our pets and house were well looked after whilst we were away. We instantly felt very comfortable around Rod and Esmae once we met them. They kept us updated with our pets and even fixed the vacuum while we were away. We will definitely be asking them to come stay again very soon!
NATHALIE (Eltham VIC, Dec 2017)
No rating Rod & Esmae gave us a lovely first off use house sitting experience. They were excellent to communicate with, real down to earth caring people. Arrived in good time ,looked after our house and two dogs exceptionally well . More than happy to recommend their house sitting to others. As well we are looking forward to seeing them again.
DENISE (Bolwarra Heights NSW, Oct 2017)
No rating Have used Rod and Esmae twice and found them to be great with our house, dogs, chooks and everything else. House always spotless and both really good communicators. What more could you ask for? Peter and Lyn
PETER (Eden NSW, Sep 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating If you are fortunate enough to have Rod and Esmae sit for you, you will not be disappointed. They are a delightful couple who are friendly, conscientious, great communicators and they took the most excellent care of our pets. One of our dogs cut his foot quite badly the day before we left and Rod and Es looked after him sooo well. They took him to the vet, changed his dressings and were so kind and caring. They looked after our property so well and when we got home everything was in perfect ... MORE
MAREE (Shoalhaven River NSW, Jun 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
No rating Hi Rod and Esmae, thank you for looking after our cats and our home. When we came back from our holiday our cats were very settled, so we know they were happy having you in their home, and let's face it, that is the most important thing for us. It was lovely to meet you, and we would be happy to have you sit for us again. Once again, thank you, and have a Merry Christmas.
CHERYL (Mount Warrigal NSW, Dec 2016 - 1 week 2 days)
No rating We were so happy with having Rod and Esmae to house sit for us. From the time we chose them they were in contact with us including a FaceTime "meeting". They arrived the day before we left on our 4 week holiday which was great as we were able to familiarise them around the house and also introduce them to our dogs. We left on our holiday content in the knowledge that our home and animals were in good hands. Rod and Esmae kept in touch with us by email so we knew everything was fine at home. Our ... MORE
CATHERINE (Pacific Pines QLD, Sep 2016 - 4 weeks)
No rating Road and Esmae are great and reliable house sitters who go the extra distance.They communicate and respond quickly to messages. Our House, garden and cat were well cared for in our absence which allowed us to relax and enjoy our holiday. Rod even organized a replacement battery for my car so I did not come home to a problem. Lucky are those who get them to house sit.
JO (South Melbourne VIC, May 2016)
No rating Rod and Esmae were delightful guests and wonderful with my spoodle pup who was sorry to see them go. We had some time together before I left for my trip and I got to know and like them. I hope to be able to have them back again sometime. The house was left in better condition than I had left it. Thanks Rod and Esmae. Hope to see you up this way again.
RUTH PUNCH (Woongarrah NSW, May 2016)
No rating Rod and Esmae have house sat for us on 2 occasions, firstly in 2015 and again more recently for a month in April/May 2016. They have been fantastic and we have come home to a happy cat, and a house cleaner than when we left it. I have no hesitation in recommending Rod and Esmae and if opportunity arises again, will certainly be in contact again. Regards Paul
PAUL (West Footscray VIC, Jul 2015 - 1 week)
We have used Rod and Esmae on a number of occasions and are still in regular communication with them. They are excellent house sitters and clearly very experienced. Did a great job looking after our two dogs, sheep, cattle and chooks. Rod did a great job on a number of mechanical problems he found include a leak that had been plaguing my hoist for quite a while. Heartily recommend these two sitters.
DAVID (Yarrambat VIC, Aug 2014)
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