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Cobaki Lakes – New South Wales – Australia

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Another awesome Australian location. This week I am experiencing the magic of the spectacular Northern New South Wales hinterland region… Cobaki Lakes.

Tony and Bern own a beautiful 50 acre resort style property here which includes a wedding chapel, reception venue, a private golf course, an amazing lily clad lake complete with a feature fountain, a huge house with the most amazing swimming pool.

Most importantly, during this assignment, I have the company of two very awesome dogs , “Molly”, a German Shorthaired Pointer and “Frank”, an English Bulldog.

MOLLY – The German Shorthaired Pointer


FRANK – The English BullDog

What the hosts have said:

Anthony was exceptional.

Our fury kids were well cared for, walked and feed and play times.

The house was cleaner when we returned than it was when we left.

Anthony took many photos of our kids and regularly updated us while we were away.

We have a wedding business and he even showed people through the venue.

We thank Anthony very much and would highly recommend him for any future house sits.

Bern and Tony

Bern and Tony

Bern and Tony

COBAKI - New South Wales - Australia

My Favourite Images of Cobaki


 

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Kirra – Southern Gold Coast – Australia

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6th  November – 19th December 2016

 

The Southern Gold Coast Australia…. KIRRA

Away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and the tourist mecca is the tranquility of one of Australia’s most popular stretch of surfing beaches.

Kirra is adjacent to Coolangatta and Tweed Heads,  towns that straddle the border of  New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.   Here it seems time stands still and it is as though every second person carries a surfboard either under their arm, on their head or on a specially designed bicycle rack.

Luxury with Daisy Dog at Kirra Beach Australia

It is the truly unique, laid back surf culture here that makes this region what it is.  You will always see people, of all ages, running towards the beach with their boards so as not to miss a single wave! ,   Yes, there are surfers here who are constantly chasing the wave breaks no matter the weather, from the very first light to often well after the sun has set.

Kirra is, for the time being , is a part of the Gold Coast that has been thankfully forgotten about.  No parking meters, very little commerce and arguably some of the most spectacular relaxed beaches in the World.  It is here that I have had the fortune to undertake several house sitting assignments.

The latest is at Elysees,  a boutique complex of only 24 “state-of-the-art”  Multi-Million Dollar residences right on the seafront with  180 degree views of Kirra Beach and a box seat balcony view of the mesmerising dance of the Southern Wright Wales as they majestically frolick in the waves with their ritual migration each year.

DAISY – The cutest Toy Poodle ever !!

As well a caretaking one of these spectacular apartments, for the next few weeks, I have the pleasure of looking after “Daisy”, a 12 year old miniature poodle who is cuter than cute!  That is until she decides, in the midst of a walk, that enough is enough. Who would have thought that such a cute princess of tiny dog could power up brakes that seem as powerful as  a MAC truck !!!!

 

Those little paws must have super glue in them.   I assure you, she presents a whole new meaning to the word stubborn.

Still, that is what a sense of humor is for and besides it does give me a mighty fine excuse to  stop by one of the many fabulous Kirra coffee spots to sit and negotiate with Daisy  as to what it would take to allow her little legs to function in the manner in which they were designed for the trip home…….

 

 

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Alexandria, Sydney – New South Wales, Australia

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Alexandria, Sydney – New South Wales, Australia

ROY

Alexandria is a lovely suburb of Sydney close to Australian Technology Park, Sydney Park and the Airport .

I am house sitting in  a lovely 3 bedroom terrace house (that is very chracteristic of the area with an abundance of cafes, and great coffee shops.

I am looking after the absolute cutest little labradoodle Roy who is 5 Years.

He is a lovely dog and very easy to look after. He just loves cuddles and company.

There are also great parks nearby nice walks and places where Roy loves to socialise and be off the lead.

What the host said….

Anthony is the ideal house sitter I cannot recommend him highly enough.

We only spoke on the phone before he looked after my home and dog, and somehow you get a good feel about people and I was spot on and glad we chose him to be our houses sitter.

He sent photos of our pooch while we were away, he left the house cleaner than how we left it, and is just genuinely a lovely man.

If you are lucky enough to get an email from him offering to house sit GRAB IT!

RACHEL

RACHEL

Alexandria - Sydney

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Bay View, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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27 May – 02 Jul 2016

I’m in Baywater a suburb on Sydney’s Northern Beaches looking after “STAN”, a very smart Pug/Beagle.

It’s a lovely house with huge Pittwater water views, so I enjoy waking up to stunning views of yachts on the majestic Pittwater.

The area is close to a very popular dog park where Stan gets to socialise with many other local four legged friends.   It really is quite a social occasion here where you get to meet and chat with all the neighbours.  So, when I’m walking, everybody knows and loves Stan so a quick walk can turn into a series of lengthy chats.

It really is a magnificent area, close to stunningly beautiful national parks, cycling and walking trails, kayaking and all with the Sydney CBD an hour away.

What the Hosts Said…

Anthony looked after our pug/beagle cross, Stan, and our home for 5 weeks in May and June 2016.

We selected Anthony on the strength of his previous reviews and he certainly lived up to the recommendations.

Stan was in lovely condition on our return and appeared perfectly content, he also seemed more responsive to our commands, so Anthony must have used some of his "dog whisperer" skills on him.

It was a great pleasure to receive regular photographs of Stan, unprompted, from Anthony, who also definitely appeared to enjoy his time with Stan.

We left our house in spotless condition and returned to find it the same, with the addition of a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates from Anthony as a "Thanks" for his stay.
BR> Happy dog, tidy house, plants watered, including the 7 orchids, couldn't have asked for more and we are happy to highly recommend Anthony as a considerate and expert, pet/house sitter.

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Sean Cooney

BAYVIEW - PITTWATER SYDNEY

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Raffey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking after Raffey and Lola in a lovely modern unit in a private gated community in Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast Australia

What the hosts thought….

Well Anthony is a real gentleman.

We arrived home today to an immaculate home, extremely happy pets and flowers and wine as an unexpected thank you.

He even mowed the lawn! And that was only after a week's stay.

Anthony was in contact right up to the time he arrived so we were never in doubt we could go away knowing our home and precious pets were in good capable hands.

He checked in a few times just to reassure us all was well.

He is personable, smart and very easy to chat to. He can find his way around and is quite independent and capable.

We can totally recommend his services and will have no hesitation to call on him again if and when our timetables coincide.

Janet and Rob

Janet and Rob

Janet and Rob

Bli Bli Sunshine Coast QLD

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