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Silver (12mths)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • Anywhere in New Zealand

Tony and Lyn

77, Retired

78, Retired



We have been house sitting full time for over eight years now in Australia, NZ, Switzerland and the UK, which includes summer months one year looking after six campsites in the South Island of NZ for the Dept. of Conservation during which time we lived in a tent which was interesting! We've had the enjoyment of over 120 sits in that period many of which were repeats for which we didn't require references after the initial sit.

Most of our sitting has been done through another site as we needed sits in the UK. We would be happy to send you a link to our profile there where you will find over 8O five star reviews. You will also find recent reviews on Aussie House Sitters.

Our aim is to give you peace of mind whilst you are away and you will find that we communicate well, are reliable, totally trustworthy, flexible and competent to deal with any situation that might arise.

If you are seeking experienced house sitters and wish to engage us to care for your home and pets we would love to hear from you.

We are both Australian although Tony, who is 77, emigrated from the UK in 1970. Lyn is 78 and a true, blue Aussie, born in the bush. We are both active and have successfully experienced a wide variety of house sitting situations. Tony is a retired pastor and bus driver etc. and Lyn has retired from her job in a Christian College in charge of the sick bay (600 secondary school students). Before retiring we rented for over 30 years always with good references and know how to care for other peoples property. During our marriage of 40 years we have owned and loved a variety of animals - dogs, cats, birds, cows, chickens (and children!). We are non smokers, definitely not party animals (in bed by 10pm even on New Year's Eve!).

We have three children, all married, and six grandchildren, the oldest is in the Navy, two at University, one working and the other two are still at school.

Our interests are walking, reading, music (Tony plays guitar, Lyn listens!), animals, gardening, house sitting and the opportunity to help people. We find the variety of house sitting exciting and look for the opportunity to be trusted and, in return, be trustworthy.

We are both non-smokers and fully vaccinated against covid.

Reviews (19)
Tony and Lyn have sat for us on 2 occasions now. The first was a week in April. This was our first go at using house sitters, and we needed Molly the Border Collie and our cats to be well looked after at home. The communication from them prior to the sit made an easy handover, and gave us peace off mind to leave our home and animals in their care. On both occasions the return home was as expected, and home and animals were all well looked after. Whilst away they sent messages and pictures of ... MORE
DEBBIE (Waiuku , Jun 2024 - 3 weeks)
Lyn and Tony are great at communicating, well before the sit we had emails back and forth, during the sit we had regular photos and updates from them, which was fabulous for the 7 weeks we were away and missing our cats Poppy and Charlie. We came home to a tidy house and happy pets. Tony and Lyn are very experienced sitters and clearly enjoy travelling to different areas, thanks for coming to ours.
LYN (Timaru Canterbury South Island, May 2024 - 1 month 2 weeks)
I recently had the pleasure of engaging Tony & Lyn to take care of my house and young dogs while I was away for nearly 6 weeks. I couldn't be happier with the experience as they were not only warm and friendly but went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly. From keeping the house, garden and yard tidy to attending to my 2 dogs with care and attention, Tony & Lyn showed care, responsibility and professionalism so I felt reassured knowing that my home was in capable hands. ... MORE
LOUISE (Indooroopilly QLD, Mar 2024 - 1 month 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony and Lyn looked after my bull terrier, Bella, for a week while I was on holiday,. They kept me updated with photographs of Bella and messages regarding how she was going. I returned home to a spotless house, healthy plants and a very happy Bella. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone requiring a pet/house sitter and I would definitely use them again if they were available.
REE (Middle Park QLD, Feb 2024 - 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony and Lyn looked after our house and very precious cat Ughy for almost 2 weeks. Even before they arrived, Tony and Lyn were in contact regarding details about Ughy and the house sit. While we were away, they regularly sent through photographs of Ughy at various times of the day – all the time showing how relaxed he was. On our return home the house was very clean and tidy – plus on the table there was a lovely gift and card. We had the good fortune to briefly meet Tony and Lyn at one ... MORE
EVE (Shorncliffe QLD, Jan 2024 - 2 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you Tony and Lyn for taking great care of our cat and home and for leaving us some treats for our return. We’d be more than happy to have you back for future house sits.
BIANCA (Chapel Hill QLD, Dec 2023 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony and Lyn looked after my house, garden and cat very well and I appreciated them keeping in touch during the sit. Their attitude is very professional. My cat was happy which meant I could relax and enjoy my holiday. I found them delightful to deal with and recommend them highly.
JULIE (Boonah QLD QLD, Dec 2023 - 1 week 3 nights) From Aussie House Sitters
It was a pleasure meeting Tony and Lyn . The housesit experience was seamless, and we appreciate their care for our home and two fur babies . I returned to a well-kept house and two joyful pets. Highly recommended!
KYM (Manly West QLD, Dec 2023 - 3 nights) From Aussie House Sitters
Lyn & Tony stayed in our home and looked after our two cats Maple & Lily whilst we were in Bali for 3 weeks. They were both amazing. They kept in contact with us and sent photos to keep our minds at ease. Upon return, the house was spotless and the garden and pool had been well cared for. We would highly recommend them to anyone and would use them again if they were ever back in Hervey Bay Thank you so much for everything Lyn & Tony xx
DAEL (Torquay QLD, Oct 2023 - 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony & Lyn looked after our home, garden and two cats while we were overseas for six weeks. From the initial contact communication was consistently clear and regular, especially through the critical stage leading up to us leaving, them settling in, and then the handover. We received regular updates and cheeky photos of our kitties who looked to be having a wonderful time in their care. Tony managed the pool and garden beautifully, despite challenging weather conditions, and we returned to ... MORE
ROBYN (Taree NSW NSW, Aug 2023 - 1 month 2 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony and Lyn looked after our home for 7 weeks and I would not hesitate to recommend then for any house sitting they would apply for. Molly our cat was well looked after and so was our home. It makes going away easy when you have such wonderful and trustworthy people in your home.
LYN (Newtown QLD, May 2023 - 1 month 3 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
It was a joy to have Tony and Lyn sit for us, they did such a wonderful job of looking after our house and two fur babies whilst we were away for a week. They were so easy going and great communicators. We came home to happy spoilt pets and a super clean and tidy house. I hope our dates align again for another sit and would highly recommend.
KAREN (Dutton Park QLD, Apr 2023 - 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
Lyn and Tony are terrific communicators, which put me at ease during both the lead-up to the sit, and during their stay. I came home to a tidy house and happy pets. They are very experienced and clearly enjoy their time in different places.
NIKKI (Paradise Point QLD, Apr 2023 - 1 week 4 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony and Lyn are excellent sitters and I would highly recommend them! They cared for our gentle giant greyhound Byron and left the house and garden spick and span!
DENISE (Shailer Park QLD, Feb 2023 - 9 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Lyn and Tony were fantastic, we could not recommend them highly enough. There was an incident with our kitty and they were amazing and calm and kept us informed. We felt very at ease the whole time we were away that everything was being well looked after at home which helped to give us a great vacation. Much appreciated.
NICOLE (Highgate Hill QLD, Dec 2022 - 1 month 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you for the lovely review. Trust you are settled back in and the luggage arrived. Also thank you again for having us - it was a truly delightful sit for us. A meow for Cookie. Warm regards Tony and Lyn
First time using Aussie House Sitters and Tony & Lyn made it a wry pleasant experience. My house was well maintained, neat and tidy on my return and my puppy dog was well cared for and looked after. He was extremely relaxed and happy on our return. I would definitely recommend Tony & Lyn to care for your house and pets.
KERRY (The Entrance NSW, Nov 2022 - 1 week 2 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Tony and Lyn were wonderful house-sitters. They looked after Kiri and kept us updated regularly with pictures and messages. This was very reassuring. Highly recommended.
ROBYN (East Gosford NSW, Nov 2022 - 1 week 6 days) From Aussie House Sitters
Happy to recommend Tony and Lynne as house minders for property and pets. It was a pleasure to have known them, and we hope they are available sometime again for us. Jeanette and Greg Toowoomba
JEANETTE (Toowoomba South QLD, Dec 2021 - 2 weeks) From Aussie House Sitters
Thank you to Tony and Lyn, they did a wonderful job of looking after Noah and the house for seven days. Very considerate people, communicated really well. Noah, our cat, who is normally very shy, warmed up to them. We couldn't have been happier, and 100% recommend them to anyone seeking a housesitter.
KYM (Mount Cotton QLD, Jul 2021 - 1 week) From Aussie House Sitters
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