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  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Animals cared for - chickens, quails, sheep, donkeys, horses, dogs, pigs, goats and bees. All in small numbers (apart from bees) and we enjoy it!

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65, Retired Teacher.

67, Retired IT Consultant

Hello :),

We're your quintessential animal loving Poms. We are fit, non-smoking, retired professionals. We have Enhanced Police checks from the Australian Federal and British Police Force. Get in touch for possible 2024 2025 2026 dates.

We understand that you want nothing more than to relax whilst away knowing your home and pets are being well cared for. We also understand that leaving your precious things with strangers is huge and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are confident we can give you total peace of mind. Whenever possible we come to meet you and your pets before agreeing a house sit, this ensures we are all on the same page and your pets get to give their opinion as well! If it is not possible to meet prior we can Facetime or Skype to discuss things fully.

We love meeting new people but have zero interest in sticky-beaking into your lives. This means that we don't go rifling about in your cupboards or drawers, we don't crack your safe and we have total respect for your privacy. If you have books I would like to look at them and if you have a piano I would love to play it.

Our hobbies include walking, sailing and swimming. At home, Greg loves to follow Sport. I enjoy crafting, reading, and reviewing books - currently reading Amor Towles The Lincoln Highway :) I also enjoy playing piano.

As well as our Homeowner Reviews, we have old-fashioned (!) written references and our longstanding Australian friends are very happy to recommend us. Our 'Reviews' speak for themselves - take a look at them and also those from Trusted House Sitters - I've put a link below for our Trusted House-Sitters Profile and 25 more reviews. We do loads of re-sits so must be doing something right :)

Our Pet Care:
As a rule, we give dogs two good walks a day (with due consideration for the dogs age, needs and health). We vary the outings daily - maybe a dog park with new friends to meet; a dog beach for a swim if they like that, or for the older or quieter souls, one-on-one walks just with us. If your dogs have a routine walk you want continued we will follow that for you as well. Your preferences for your Pet will be given top priority. In the Summer we walk before sun-up and after sundown. We will spend a lot of time with your pet because in our experience it keeps them happy and settled while you are absent. We give the same care and attention to all pets we're asked to look after. We also love and care for cats, horses, ponies, goats, rabbits, aviaries, chickens, ducks, tortoises, fish, bees, sheep, alpaca and even stick insects!

Our primary house-sitting area is the Gold Coast and Hinterland. We also have regular re-sits in Sydney - one of which is a Dog Airbnb business. We're happy to travel further when our schedule allows. As well as House sits we've completed Business sits, successfully overseeing a Wholesale Plant Nursery in Queensland, Airbnb's and a Cellar Door in France.

If you've read this far (well done), So, 'What next?'

Firstly, get in touch with us. We will always come and meet you and introduce ourselves before accepting the responsibility of caring for your home and animals.
We will show you our documentation, additional references and Police check certificates. During this home visit ( or Skype) we try and get as much information about your requirements as possible - this is an informal Q&A session which goes both ways. It's also a good time to meet your pet and understand their routine and preferences.

We are confident in our ability to offer you complete peace of mind. Our promise to you is to keep your precious home and pets safe and well-cared for while you relax on your trip.

Get in touch if you think we can help you.
All Best wishes, Marlene and Greg

To view our Trusted House-Sitter Profile and 25 reviews go to: Trusted Housesitters - Gold COast - all our latest reviews from UK and Australia are on that link. SORRY - Admin advised me that I'm not allowed to put a direct link here for you

Nina - Broadbeach Waters

Marlene and Greg, thank you once again for taking care of our furry kids and the house. It is so comforting to know they're in such good hands when we are so far away. Looking forward to seeing you again in late September for another housesit - Digby and Goldy will be very happy - you give them more walks than we do xx Nina

Date 08/07/2023 12:27:33
Subject House sitting reference

Hi Marlene
I’m very happy to provide a reference for you and Greg as you are The BEST house / dog sitters.

“ Marlene and Greg have house / dog sat for us on 4 occasions in the last 7 months. We’ve asked them back because they are such good sitters. It was easy to tell how well they had bonded with our dog as he got so excited every time he saw them. He absolutely loves them and we can go away with total peace of mind knowing that our home and dog are being very, very well looked after. Marlene and Greg took our border collie puppy everywhere with them which he just loved. They also respected the rules we had for our pup. While we have been away they kept us up to date with what our dog was doing by sending photos but otherwise managed everything at home without troubling us. They are very friendly and easy to communicate with, well organized, respectful and just all round great people. We’d love to have them house sit for us again. “

Reviews (27)
Marlene and Greg were absolutely amazing. We would recommend them 100%. They don't just house sit , they really got to know our animals. 2 horses and a little rescue dog. In our case. And all the animals loved them. Our house was cleaner when we got home than when we left. Even the widows were clean (how could you beat that), Greg also went above and beyond with mowing and removing a fallen tree from our paddock . They stayed in touch while we were away with great photos and updates. ... MORE
 
JOCELYN (Tamborine QLD, Feb 2023 - 3 weeks)
Marlene and Greg have housesat but, more importantly, looked after our fur baby numerous times and they're the best. Our dog Digby hadn't seen them for a few years (thanks Co-Vid) but as soon as they walked in the front gate, he raced up and welcomed them. This is unusual for him as he's normally cautious so it speaks volumes about the positive and loving impact Marlene and Greg have had on our boy. I highly recommend them to anyone for housesitting (they do a good job there too) but for ... MORE
 
NINA (Broadbeach Waters QLD, May 2023 - 3 weeks - 1 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
Marlene and Greg did a superb job looking after our two small dogs. One is normally very standoffish with new people and they won her over quite early. The house was left spotless on departure. Greg also did a great job cleaning up my woodworking shed.
 
LAWRENCE (Mount Tamborine QLD, May 2023 - 7 days)
Marlene and Greg were great sitters. We felt completely at ease leaving them to care for our three horses, two dogs, cat, chooks and geese. They provided us with regular updates and were very easy going and friendly foks.
 
SAMANTHA (Wongawallan QLD, Mar 2023 - 1 week 3 days)
Marlene and her partner did a great job looking after our home and our big boy Morty. We got lots of photos and updates of Morty romping around the yard, and we could tell he had plenty of love and cuddles. I'm not sure he wanted us to come home! Thank you both so much for your extra care and for going above and beyond,
 
MATILDA (Gold Coast / Tallai QLD, Feb 2023 - 1 week)
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I must say Morty is a gentle giant and it was a real pleasure caring for him. He enjoyed his runs in the paddock and particularly loves hanging out with us and being groomed. He's gorgeous! Your verandah is a great place to hang out - we really enjoyed the ... MORE
From start to finish Marlene and Greg were wonderful house sitters. It was our first time using house sitters and we could not have dreamed of anyone better. From the first meet and greet we could tell that Marlene and Greg were well organised, reliable, experienced and most importantly love dogs. Communication was amazing and I had lots of reassuring messages and photos while I was away. Upon return, our dogs were so happy as if we hadn't been away at all. Also, the house was clean and well ... MORE
 
JOANNE (Worongary QLD, Jan 2023 - 1 week 1 day)
Marlene and Greg were wonderful house and dog sitters. From the first communication I felt confident that they would look after our house and our dog as if they were their own and they certainly did. We came home to a very clean house and a very happy dog. They had obviously spent a lot of time with our pup and made sure that he had plenty of walks. They had even taken the time and effort to do some training with him. Marlene was very good at keeping us updated while we were away. ... MORE
 
CAROL (Mermaid Waters QLD, Dec 2022 - 4 weeks)
Rating: 5.0 YOUR REVIEW OF THEM: Thank you for your wonderful review Carol and Greg. We always give 100% when we Pet/House and garden sit and it is great to have our efforts appreciated and recognized! For future prospective Sitters we can confirm this is a great Sit opportunity, Carol and Greg ... MORE
As new time users, we were a little anxious about leaving our home & furry friends in the hands of strangers. Marlene & Greg were fantastic communicators and answered all of our questions thoroughly. They were proficient in obtaining all the info they needed to take care of everything and remained in touch throughout our trip away. We came home to happy furry friends and a clean & tidy home.
 
ROSA (Varsity Lakes QLD, Nov 2022 - 6 days)
Our 2animals were very well taken care of
 
ANNA (Runaway Bay QLD, Nov 2022 - 25 days)
I knew when I faced time Marlene and Greg that they were the sitters for us. We immediately clicked and we were not disappointed in our-expectations of their sit in fact they exceeded it. Oscar was attached to them almost immediately and loved the attention he was receiving in his twice daily walks and playtime. The house was spotless when we returned and everything neat and tidy. We especially loved the photos and videos sent to us on an almost daily basis of their time with Oscar. Would love ... MORE
 
VICKI (Miami QLD, Oct 2022 - 3 weeks)
I highly recommend Marlene and Greg as experienced housesitters. They did a fantastic job looking after our dog Lilly and cat Oscar - lots of walks, cuddles and attention - and they were great at keeping us updated whilst away. They looked after the house, including the pool, and showed full care and attention. I wouldn't hesitate to use Marlene and Greg again for our housesitting needs.
 
CHERYL (Mermaid Waters QLD, Sep 2022 - 2 weeks)
Marlene and Greg are a lovely couple who will take good care of your home and pets. Great communication throughout. Thanks and we will see you again sometime In The future.
 
JEN (Elanora QLD, Feb 2019 - 4 days)
Marlene and Greg were great sitters and Kirra was happy and content when we arrived home House clean and tidy
 
SUE (Gold Coast QLD, Feb 2019 - 3 days)
Marlene and Greg were very professional in their approach, with a system in place to ensure a great housesitting experience. They came to our home to meet us in person, asked lots of questions, took notes and followed with a questionnaire via email. They are a wonderful, warm, friendly couple. They stayed in touch via text during the week we were away which was great. They were fantastic with Mia, our dog and took her to the beach, to dog parks and even on a day trip to Byron Bay! It was ... MORE
 
DAN AND MICHELLE (Surfers Paradise QLD, Feb 2019 - 1 week)
Marlene and Greg did a fantastic job taking care of my two fur children Ash and Sox-C. Also kept an eye on my mum who has a medical condition. I come back to relaxed dogs. Communication was great via email and kept me updated. Would definitely use them again.
 
NADIA (Mermaid Waters QLD, Jan 2019 - 1 week)
Marlene and Greg looked after our home and our precious chocolate lab 'Jeddy' with such genuine care and attention. Their dedication and passion for caring for Jeddy (and our home) was made evident by their regular communication especially as Jeddy had to have daily medication for his ear infection. We were updated regularly about his improvement. The house was spotless when we returned home. I would recommend Marlene and Greg for any house sit and have already booked them for another ... MORE
 
VIVIENNE (Broadbeach Waters QLD, Dec 2018)
We were extremely happy with Marlene & Greg. Very impressed on how professional they were & also thought it was a great idea meeting up with them before the housesit. They took great care of our house & our 2 dogs. We wouldn't hesitate in using them again. Karen & Jim
 
KAREN & JIM (Palm Beach QLD, Dec 2018 - 4 days)
Marlene and Greg came and looked after our three dogs wonderfully. Our house was looked after and they both come highly recommended. We were kept Upton date with photos of the dogs and the adventures they had. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
 
LOUISE (Mount Nathan QLD, Nov 2018 - 2 weeks 5 days)
Really pleased with Marlene & Greg, lovely friendly people who took great care of our house and our dog. Would definitely recommend them.
 
GEMMA (Benowa QLD, Nov 2018 - 4 days)
6 weeks of stress free time overseas knowing our home and much loved little dog, Saba, were in Marlene & Greg's capable & loving hands. We feel so fortunate they were able to housesit for this period of time. Not only did we return to an immaculate house and a well cared for little dog, we also had brilliant email updates and felt totally at ease the whole time we were away. We cannot recommend Marlene & Greg highly enough and sincerely hope we may be fortunate enough to have them housesit ... MORE
 
GLENN & LINDA (Tamborine Mountain QLD, Aug 2018 - 1 month 2 weeks)
No rating Marlene and Greg were wonderful carers of both our home and our small dogs. They're obviously experienced at house/dog minding as they were comfortable with the process and knew what to do! They met with us twice before hand and asked some really good questions so we knew our home was in good hands. I recommend them to anyone seeking responsible, caring house/animal sitters.
NINA (Broadbeach Waters QLD, Jan 2018 - 2 weeks - 2 of 2 endorsements from this owner )
No rating Marlene and Greg are a lovely caring couple, both for my home and our beloved fluffy dog Benson. Coming to meet us prior was much appreciated and Benson was definitely an immediate fan. I have no hesitation in recommending them to house sit your home.
LISA (Mount Cotton QLD, Jan 2018)
Could not have asked for a more perfect couple to look after my two staffies. Pre and during house sit, communication was second to none. Greg and Marlene went out of their way to meet me prior, put me at ease and left me feeling really good about leaving my home and dogs in safe hands. Came home to happy, healthy and much adored dogs and a very clean house. I absolutely recommend Greg and Marlene to care for your home and pets.
 
MEL (Upper Coomera QLD, Nov 2017 - 4 weeks)
We would love to recommend Marlene and Greg. They looked after our home, three dogs, fish tank and our veggie garden whilst we went to Thailand for two weeks. They did a wonderful job and we will be asking them back again. We came home to very happy dogs, fish, and our veggies were flourishing. If you would like to call me to confirm, my number is 0402 879 613.
 
MARK COWPER (Mudgeeraba QLD, Nov 2017 - 2 weeks 2 days)
Marlene & Greg have just finished looking after my home and my precious pets. I had my first holiday in 4 years, and was able to enjoy it without worry, knowing all was well at home. Constant updates from M & G gave me such peace of mind. I would recommend them to any owner, without hesitation.
 
DIANNE (Tamborine QLD, Oct 2017 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Marlene and Greg did a great job of looking after our elderly cat and watering our gardens whilst we took a 4 day mini-vacation. We found them to be a trustworthy couple who communicated well and took on the responsibility of our property with enthusiasm. I look forward to furthering our friendship with Marlene and Greg and hope to be able to use their services again in the future.
MICHELLE & MICK (Logan Reserve QLD, Oct 2017 - 4 days)
No rating The best dog sitters!! Marlene and Greg went above and beyond, taking Loui out on all sorts of fab adventures. They made themselves available to meet beforehand and kept in good communication whilst we were away. I would highly recommend.
ANTHEA (Bundall QLD, Oct 2017 - 4 days)
 
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