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Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 200
Jul 2007
Chicago, IL
House sitter important for security reasons  more... close row
$ 16
Apr 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
House sitter visits daily  more... close row
$ 500
Dec 2007
Dallas, TX
Housesitter for 8 days  more... close row
$ 300
Jul 2007
Scranton, PA
Close family friend makes a good housesitter  more... close row
$ 150
Jun 2007
Ashland City, Tn
Referring others to wonderful house sitter  more... close row
$ 150
Dec 2007
New Edinburg, AR
Family friend watched home for a week  more... close row
$ 60
Jul 2007
Lake, MI
House sitter makes family able to enjoy vacation  more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2007
Tempe, AZ
Trusted neighborhood kid provided a week of house sitting  more... close row
$ 200
Jan 2008
Wellington, FL
No fish died during housesitter's time  more... close row

Description of service

We traveled out of the country for the holidays and were gone for about a month. We paid a neighbor's daughter to stop by daily in the morning, she was out of college and didn't have any other job lined up or a car so things worked out for both of us. She was required to feed our fish daily, and water our plants weekly. She also had to let maintenance in once for a window we needed replacing and our cleaning service lady stopped by twice while we were gone. We required that she stay in the house while the cleaner and maintenance were there in the house.


Review of Service

We were impressed with her service as none of the fish died while we were gone - my wife manages to kill at least one every other month or so. The plants survived and the house was as clean as we had left it.


Tips

It's hard to leave your house alone when you are away for so long, so it is important to go with someone you trust. We were lucky to have Tracy as a resource or else we would've had to get outside help, which my wife and I would've never have been comfortable with.


$ 50
Feb 2007
Portland, Oregon
Housesitting and plant sitting  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Brighton, MI
Price per day of house and plant sitting  more... close row