• Suburb : RAINBOW FLAT 2430
  • Region : Mid-North Coast
  • State : New South Wales
  • Duration : 35 days
  • Arrive : 04-Dec-2023
  • Depart : 07-Jan-2024
  • Pet care required : Dogs, Chickens, Birds
  • Special features : Caravan Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • Location : Public Transport


Our rural property is about three hours north of Sydney, and 20 minutes from the nearest grocery store. It is one hectare (3 acres) in size, at the end of a cul-de-sac, with an extensive garden. We would prefer a garden-lover housesitter, but apart from your watering plants or lawns during dry-spells, it is designed for low-maintenance.


We require a pet and housesitter to care for our two Jack Russell dogs, 4 chooks and 2 parrots. Each needs feeding & water checked daily, and the dogs need to be walked, and protected from danger such as wandering or finding trouble with wildlife such as blue-tongue lizards, goannas, or worse. We have friendly neighbours, but the fences bordering the property do not keep wildlife out, or pets in.

Household & grounds maintenance:

The house is kept clean, and functions like any other. We have town water, and solar-power. There is air-conditioning and good facilities such as a dishwasher, washing-machine & dryer, outdoor bar-b-que, spa etc. An orchard & vegetable garden use tank water.

There is a swimming pool that needs to be monitored in case rain may cause it to overfill, in which case the pump may need to be briefly switched to empty it a little. Otherwise, the pool needs maintenance like any other, i.e. there is a robot vacuum that needs to be emptied of leaves, and two filter baskets that should be checked and emptied regularly; and occasionally it may need salt added. The lawns are done by a contractor each fortnight, but they require no input, the gardeners just come and go independently.

The tennis court will need the blower used once a week to keep it in working order.

We require prospective housesitters to provide security check information.

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