Ian & Vanessa

World travelers looking to slow the pace down and take care of your pets and property.

Winter Park, CO, US
33 Reviews

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Reviews (33)


What an absolute find Vanessa was! We feel so grateful and lucky. Not only was Charlie loved and so well looked after, with daily updates and lovely

London, United Kingdom · 21 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020

I was in a crunch to find a sitter for Daisy at the last minute, and and Ian came through with flying colors. It was clear the moment he walked in to great

Denver, CO, US · 21 Dec - 28 Dec 2019

I came back to my house cleaner than I left it, with my cats very happy! He gave me updates throughout the week and sent me great, professional pictures of

Gunnison, CO, US · 25 Nov - 02 Dec 2019

Dear Ian. I have been going through some difficult times. So when you arrive back in your little studio in Gracia, Barcelona, and you find out that

Barcelona, Spain · 03 Oct - 16 Oct 2019

Ian has been a perfect sitter for 4 weeks in Nairobi in our home. He was sending news regularly and amazing pictures of our cats and parrot. I don't think I

Nairobi, Kenya · 05 Jul - 04 Aug 2019

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Ian and Vanessa are great with our dog! Completely trustworthy and responsible. Our dog loves them! Higly recommmended!

House & pet sitting reference · 25 August 2014


Vanessa and Ian first met whilst living and working in a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Although Ian is originally from England and Vanessa from Brazil, we lived there for a long time. We liked to take full advantage of the

Why we want to house sit

House sitting provides us with the ideal excuse to slow our pace of travel down a little, or a lot. Moving from city to city, hotel to hotel every few days gets old quickly. Reading guide books or being on-line trying to figure out what to

Our experience

I have owned a house for the last 18 years and had a restaurant for almost 20 years. Being in the mountains, the house required constant upkeep, especially after the brutal winters here. The restaurant was even more work. Over the years I

Pet care experience

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


April 2020
May 2020
  • 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

Ian 50 and Vanessa 41
Retired Restaurant Owner and Computer geek
With a partner