Melanie & Michael

Quiet, Mature Couple Seeks Varied Housesits – We Love Animals and Gardens!

Walnut Creek, CA, US
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Reviews (29)

Deborah
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Courteous, Clean, Friendly, Loving to our Cat Melanie and Michael are lovely people. We could tell our cat gained control of their minds within hours. I

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Avon, CO, US · 08 Jun - 15 Jun 2019
Pamela
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Perfect. We were so lucky that Melanie and Michael were available for a six week stay in Santa Fe this spring. I got regular photo updates and returned to

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Santa Fe, NM, US · 21 Apr - 31 May 2019
Mary
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Wow! What a wonderful couple Melanie and Michael are! This was our first experience with a TrustedHousesitter's sit so we did not know how it would go but

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Ranchos de Taos, NM, US · 02 Feb - 27 Mar 2019
Lydia
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Melanie and Michael sat for our four pampered felines over the holidays and we were very happy with their level of care and communication. They went above

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Asheville, NC, US · 22 Dec - 31 Dec 2018
Deborah
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Melanie and Michael are very interesting and considerate people. Not only did they take good care of my cat, they also helped me get groceries when I

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Asheville, NC, US · 20 Nov - 21 Dec 2018

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Bahra
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I have known Melanie for 8 years. During this time, I have visited her in all of the places she and Michael have lived. They have all been immaculate and

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About

We are semi-retired (Melanie was an adult literacy/ESOL educator; Michael worked in corporate America and now manages individual investments). After simplifying our possessions and leaving behind the office lifestyle that tied us to one

Why we want to house sit

At this point in our lives, housesitting allows us to combine travel with a “home base” that gives us time to reflect and write. Hurried trips to check off items on a sightseeing list do not interest us, but living in one place for up to a

Our experience

In addition to extensive pet and gardening experience, we have the time, attention, maturity, and work ethic to be responsible caretakers of your property and pets. We are self-reliant problem solvers with a good deal of common sense, yet

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • reptileReptiles
  • fishFish
  • poultryPoultry
  • birdBirds
  • small petSmall pets

Availability

August 2019
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Preferred countries

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

Profile details

Age
Melanie 63 and Michael 46
Occupation
Retired Adult Literacy/ESOL Educator and Individual Investor
Travelling
With a partner