Tai Tapu hill retreat- 30 minuets from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
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professional couple and son traveling overseas so we need a trusted house sitter to care for our much loved pets :) we love art and gardening and the great outdoors. We are none smokers.

Home & location

Based within 30 minutes of Christchurch, main city in the South Island and 15 minutes drive from Lincoln or 10 minutes drive to Tai Tapu two delightful country town and village. We are near some outstanding cafes for excellent coffees and

  • House
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Beach
  • Mountains
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car


Feed animals daily, let the chickens out and collect the eggs, take the dogs for a walk. Look after the house and garden, if needed cut the grass but main role is to be arround for the animals, they can be alone during the day but not

Meet the pets

  • Pippi

    Jack Russell Terrier

    5 years

  • Macie


    7 years

  • Kitty little

    10 years

  • Marmalade

    5 years

  • poultry

  • farm animal

Sitter feedback (6)


Housesitting Annie and John’s beautifully peaceful, hilltop home with its expansive views of the Canterbury plains and alps for nearly 2 weeks was incredible

Stayed · 09 Jan - 21 Jan 2021

It was an absolute pleasure to look after the array of pets and animals Annie and John have in their beautiful house overlooking the vast Canterbury plains

Stayed · 05 Jan - 08 Jan 2021

Annie has a lovely house with amazing views, three super cute doggies, two kitties, sheep and chickens. Macie is addicted to her ball and loves playing all

Stayed · 28 Dec 2020 - 04 Jan 2021

Annie and John were very easy to communicate with and answered any queries promptly from the other side of the world. The 3 dogs, 2 cats and 6 hens provided

Stayed · 19 Jun - 24 Jul 2019

Thanks Annie for your kind review, I thoroughly enjoyed the sit with your lovely pets and home. If I am ever over here again I will certainly check to see if

Stayed · 19 Apr - 22 Apr 2019

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