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House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals, Horse(s)
  • Yes
Preferred Locations
  • NSW: Central Coast, Hunter Valley, North Coast, Regional NSW, South Coast   QLD: ALL  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2024: 11Mar-22Apr | 13May-30Jun | 22May-22Jun | 16Aug-3Sep
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The Travelling Turtles

68, Retired Water Treatment Officer

68, Retired Property Manager

Hi Everyone,
We have been travelling around Oz from 2016 to 2020 and have loved the experience and relaxed lifestyle. We have completed the "Big Lap" and now embracing a slower paced travel mode and enjoying the local people and communities. We are a retired, honest, reliable, clean/tidy non-smoking couple. We do prefer to live in your home, however quite happy to sleep in the caravan as long as we have access to power, water and bathroom. We would appreciate access to a washing machine, if possible. Our experience to date include, house/farm sitting, caring for pets/stock, gardens with experience in swimming pool maintenance. Pet care includes, dogs of all sizes, cats, birds, fish, alpacas, horses and sheep. We both love pets and have been really enjoying getting our pet fix looking after other people's animals.
References are available on this site.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further enquiries..
Ian and Di

Reviews (18)
Ian and Di were fantastic. We really appreciated the care our pets received and the communication surrounding their care. Ian and Di's communication in general was great, which gave us peace of mind. Our house was spotless on our return after a month away, and all of the animals seemed very happy and relaxed. We could absolutely recommend this couple to anyone looking for a reliable, capable, caring and meticulous house sitter. Thank you so much for looking after our old dog Tess and ... MORE
ANJA (Torbanlea QLD, Oct 2023 - 4 weeks)
Fantastic experience having Ian and Di housesit through December and January. Great communication at all times, pre, during and post housesit. My dog and horse were extremely well looked after - spoilt is the word for it. House and lawns were left in excellent condition - Ian having mowed the lawns the day before my return. Highly recommend, great house sitters and lovely people.
ADAM (Mihi NSW, Dec 2023 - 1 month 3 weeks)
Thank you Thank you so much Di & Ian. We've had an awesome holiday knowing you were taking care of our home and many animals. I'm sure I didn't leave the house as clean & tidy as you did. Thank you again and we hope to see you again.
JEANETTE (Bunya Creek QLD, Sep 2023 - 18 nights)
Ian and Di are a very friendly couple who were wonderful sitters for our house. Communication while we were away was great and they kept us up to date with renovation works on our shed. We have no hesitation in recommending Ian and Di for house sits.
WAYNE & PATTI (Inverell NSW, Apr 2023 - 1 month 1 week)
Ian and Di are highly recommended. They are personable, diligent and caring. The dog, the house, the yard we're all well looked after. Their communication while we were away was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
LINDA (Maleny QLD, Dec 2022 - 27 days.)
Ian and Di did an amazing job looking after our house and two dogs. The house was so clean and tidy when we got home and both dogs were happy and very well cared for. They were very easy to communicate with and even met with us prior to the scheduled sit. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a housesesitter and we would be very happy to have them housesit for us again.
ANGELA (Cabarlah QLD, Sep 2022 - 2 weeks)
Ian and Di were the perfect sitters for me over eight weeks when I was overseas and left them in charge of my house and precious dog Shaka, especially the latter. They sent me regular photos of him showing how much he loved them, sitting on their laps, playing with him, generally taking care of him with love. I could not have got through that long time without that. They kept me informed about what the gardeners were doing and any other issues that came up. Their bedding and towels had been ... MORE
JUDITH (Maleny QLD, Jun 2022 - 2 months 1 week)
Ian and Di were wonderful from the moment we connected. We met a day before we left to introduce the animals and particularly Rumpy and Bloss couldn't leave Ian and Di alone, which was very comforting to see. This was a great help for us to go on holidays knowing everyone was well cared for and well loved. The house was spotless when we came home, an extra bonus! We can highly recommend Ian and Di to look after your house and your animals. And can also recommend spending an evening with them ... MORE
MIRANDA (Waterloo TAS, Mar 2022 - 1 week 2 days)
5 stars!!!!! I cannot recommend Ian and Di highly enough. They have just completed a 10 week house sit for us and they were brilliant. Our house was cleaner than when I left it. Our animals (dog, chooks, goats and guineafowl ) were so well looked after. Our dog is sad that they have gone, she was spoilt rotten and loved them. There was even dinner for us when we arrived home. Communication was excellent and when we were caught up in some border closures they didn't hesitate when we asked them ... MORE
BELINDA (Bucca NSW, May 2021 - 2 months 2 weeks)
This was our first time at using Aussie House Sitters to look after Missy the cat for the 3 weeks we were away & what a find in Ian & Di they were wonderful, our home was spotless & the yard was a picture, Missy was well cared for while we were away. I could not recommend them high enough, they kept in contact & will get them back again. Thank You so much Helen & Paul
HELEN (Inverell NSW, Mar 2021 - 3 weeks)
Ian and Di have been great house sitters and I would recommend them to anyone: - they were easy to communicate with, and kept us up to date with whatever was going on. Also contacted and visited us prior to the sit. - the animals loved them right from the first meet, and they were obviously well cared for while we were away - the house was clean and tidy - and there was even milk and food for when we got home. Fantastic!
KIM (Upper Orara NSW, Feb 2021 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Ian & Di were the perfect house sitters!! They left our house clean & tidy and we came home to very happy doggies!! They even checked in with us after they had left to make sure one of our dogs was OK with the storm that came through... so thoughtful and caring. It was great meeting them and hearing their stories. Would recommend them to anybody!!
SANDRA (Benaraby QLD, Oct 2020 - 2 weeks 1 day)
Thanks Sandra, with that reference we would even hire ourselves. Really did enjoy the dogs. Ian and Di
What a great couple. The house was spotless, the garden is in full bloom and the sheep are looking great. What turned out as housesitters has now turned into good friends. Communication was brilliant. Would highly recommend Ian & Di as housesitters and you will be able to go away and not have to worry about a thing. Thank you both very much. Hoping you are available for our next sit. Cheers, Neil and DeWyn.
NEIL (Blackbutt QLD, Jul 2020 - 1 month 2 weeks)
I was somewhat anxious about leaving my two precious pets in the hands of strangers. Then I met Ian and Di and my worries evaporated. They are a fantastic couple and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them as sitters. They kept in touch with photos and messages reassuring me that the animals were in very kind and capable hands. My horse can be a bit difficult but Ian and Di were able to put on his fly spray and nose cream without even using a halter! I'm sure Ollie the dog ... MORE
LYNN (Southside QLD, Feb 2020 - 2 weeks)
Great couple, felt very satisfied that our house & animals were being well cared for!
EMMA (Black Mountain QLD, Dec 2019 - 1 month 2 weeks)
Finding Ian and Di was like striking gold! I had a good feeling about them from the very first contact and i wasn't disapointed when we met. They are such a lovely couple and they felt more like family than house sitters. They had their work cut out looking after my alpacas, broody chickens, crazy dogs and pigeons. It was a pleasure coming home to healthy happy animals, clean cages and a spotless house. They even helped me unload my car and trailer when i arrived home. My dogs fell so in ... MORE
LOU (Imbil QLD, Nov 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Ian & Di, The Travelling Turtles. Ian & Di have just completed a two week house sit for us while we travelled oversees. Even before we left for our 2 week holiday we were already at ease and excited for our fur babies to be having Ian & Di come to stay and watch them. We have quite a menagerie of pets which include, 3 x Dogs (Two very energetic Border Collies (Chloe & Riley) and an aging Shih Tzu (Oliver) who requires extra special love & cuddles, 1 x Horse (Buddy) , 7 x Alpacas ... MORE
ROBIN (Sandy Creek QLD, Oct 2019 - 2 weeks)
Ian & Di are both wonderful sitters would have them again in an instant .They are both friendly caring people where nothing is a problem .Everything at our home was as we left it .They looked after our animals and plants as if they were there own and our dog chilli goes looking for them if you mention their names . Great house sitters would recommend them to anyone .. Colin & Elsy
COLIN (Missabotti NSW, Sep 2019 - 2 weeks 2 days)
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