"Jodie and Nat came to housesit for us from April to August 2013. They had a lot of responsibility as our home is a large house with considerable grounds, and we also asked them to look after our three large dogs (two Bernese Mountain Dogs and a Husky X) as well as to manage our staff.
In addition they took care of several groups of guests who came to stay in our luxury holiday accommodation.
We chose Jodie and Nat from many dozens of applicants because their joint experience in hospitality and security seemed to be the perfect fit for our home. On interviewing them on Skype, their warm personalities and intelligence shone through and we jumped at the chance to take them on.
It was evidently a good decision, for Jodie and Nat fulfilled the role magnificently and in fact far exceeded our expectations.
We had an enormous list of instructions, which they followed to a T. When things happened outside of our enormous list, they dealt with each issue professionally and successfully, keeping us informed at all times.
Our dogs were loved and kept happy and healthy, our newly renovated home was exactly as we had left it 4 months earlier (even all the cutlery, saucepans and plates were in the same places, I don't know how they managed it!), our guests and staff were very happy (in fact they adored them!), and everything had been meticulously managed.
I was nervous about having people live in our home as we have just finished a 5-year renovation, and our house is full of rare furniture including centuries old antiques and unusual contemporary items and even our kitchen was only recently fitted, but I had no need to worry as everything was kept safe and in order. My houseplants, Im shamed to admit, look far healthier now than when I left. There is not a scratch or even a broken plate.
We are both truly astounded at the amazing job Jodie and Nat did and would have them back in a flash.
I believe they are our 6th house-sitters (we've employed both professional caretakers and Trusted House Sitters) and they have been by far the best.
If you are considering taking them on as house-sitters, I would snap them up as I doubt you will find anyone to compare. They are such warm and loving characters, and we are delighted to say that we now consider them our friends and look forward to watching their lives blossom online."