Maria & Richard

Respectful Caring Couple.

Christchurch, New Zealand

Reviews (3)

Paul and Debby

It was the first time that we had used Trusted House Sitters and we were a little apprehensive, we needn’t have worried, Maria and Richard were absolutely

Christchurch, New Zealand · 03 Jul - 02 Aug 2018
Walter

This was our first Home Sitting so came with the usual concerns and stresses. We had nothing to worry about. Maria and Richard Simmonds looked after our home

Graceville, QLD, Australia · 17 Dec 2017 - 08 Jan 2018
Pamela

It was a pleasure to have Maria and Richard house and pet sit for us in May 2017 while we were on holidays. We found them to be a very warm and friendly

Caloundra, QLD, Australia · 01 May - 31 May 2017

References (1)

Tim

I have worked closely with Maria for three years while chairing the Christchurch Coastal Pathway Group with Maria as secretary of the organisation. In this

Character reference · 16 March 2017

About

Hi, we are a recently retired couple who own our own home high on the hill by the sea in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have lived here for 24 years. I was a school teacher, for about 30 years - initially primary and then trained as a

Why we want to house sit

We are at the stage in our lives where we are free to explore new places for extended periods of time. We can lock up and leave our own home, as we no longer have any pets. We love engaging with people in new places, and taking care of

Our experience

We have had pets all of our lives, growing up with various animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, birds) in our respective families and are both animal lovers. We view pets as part of the family and are used to having fun and playing with them. Our

Pet care experience

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Fish
  • Birds
  • Small pets

Availability

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

Preferred countries

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

Profile details

Age
Maria 60 and Richard 62
Occupation
a Special Needs Teacher and an Accountant
Travelling
With a partner