Maria & Paul

Responsible New Zealand couple, energetic, animal loving. Non smokers.

Auckland, New Zealand

Reviews (10)

Tina

Maria and Paul are outstanding house sitters. They looked after our two labradors for a week. Our older 13 year old dog just wants a quiet life in her own

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom · 02 Sep - 10 Sep 2019
Bliss

Another fantastic house sit! Maria and Paul were brilliant, we couldn't have asked for a better couple to look after our house and precious animals

Ripon, United Kingdom · 16 Aug - 01 Sep 2019
sean

This was our first housesitting experience, so were naturally hesitant leaving all our animals but were privileged to have such a wonderful couple as Maria

Gresin, France · 02 Jul - 18 Jul 2019
Richard

Maria and Paul were absolutely brilliant! They had sole charge of our property, energetic German Pointer, Shetland and her new foal, 2 bottle fed lambs, 18

Chagford, United Kingdom · 05 Jun - 13 Jun 2019
Pauline

Paul and Maria are a delightful couple who looked after my entire menagerie of alpacas, cattle, sheep, hens, cat and dog as well as the house with kindness

Lanark, United Kingdom · 07 Nov - 27 Nov 2014

References (13)

Lynne

We are happy to provide a reference as requested for Paul and Maria. Paul and Maria have hired our holiday home on numerous occasions in the last 2

House & pet sitting reference · 04 November 2013

About

Our names are Paul and Maria Hyde-Smith, a professional couple from Auckland, New Zealand. Paul has been involved in the building industry for over 30 years, predominately in project management of residential/ commercial properties, and

Why we want to house sit

House sitting offers us an opportunity to embed ourselves in a different culture. Meeting local people, and learning about the everyday life creates lasting memories for us. To combine it with our love of animals is an idyllic way to spend

Our experience

We're experienced in city, rural and country living. We have cared for small, medium and large properties (including a working farm). Our cultural experience includes house sits in England, Scotland, France, Italy and New Zealand. We have

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Livestock
  • Birds

Availability

October 2019
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November 2019
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  • Available on these dates — get in touch to find out if they can sit for you

Preferred countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra

Profile details

Age
Maria 51 and Paul 52
Occupation
University Lecturer and Safety Advisor
Travelling
With a partner