House Sitter in Benbrook
Hello! We are a retired couple, both non-smokers, with impeccable references. We are eager to travel and assist homeowners throughout the world. Retirement and financial security provide us the opportunity to help with the care of your home and pets while experiencing new cultures. We have owned our own farm (10 acres) with horses, dogs and a large garden. Additionally, we boarded and cared for horses owned by other people. We are hard working, love the outdoors and are always excited about new adventures. We are available year round and look forward to discussing your requirements. Warm regards, Steve & Glenda *************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Since we are new members of Housesitter.com, we offer the following host reviews from our experience throughout the world as members of TrustedHousesitters....., HelpX..... and Workaway....., all similar organizations. TrustedHousesitters..... Member Reference We just returned from 6 weeks in Europe, leaving our older dog who was having stomach problems and a rather new cat, who was on the night shift, in Steven and Glenda's hands. They kept everything in top shape and kept us informed frequently with pictures and e-mail notes. They developed a method of keeping the dog out of the cat's food, which proved to be the source of the problem. They also quickly and efficiently dealt with a mower breakdown. We came home to an immaculate house and happy animals which were obviously well-cared for. Steven and Glenda followed our instructions to the T. Highly, highly recommended! Organised Reliable Self Sufficient Tidy Pet Care Received | Oct 22, 2014 TrustedHousesitters..... Member Reference Steve and Glenda were an absolute dream team to have at our home while we were away. We live on a 7 acre farmette with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, bunnies, even a bearded dragon, and they didn't miss a beat. In addition to regular email/text updates about our property and pets, they offered to help out with various chores while we were away. Three acres of lawn were cut, a large garden was weeded, and my neighbors could not say enough about what lovely people they both were. I would highly recommend them for any work or house/pet sitting job! Organised Reliable Self Sufficient Tidy Pet Care Received | Aug 8, 2014 TrustedHousesitters..... Member Reference Steven and Glenda took care of our house, two dogs and two cats for a month while we were cycling in Europe. They were fabulous! They were great with the animals (who adored them). They gave medicine to our elderly cat twice daily, brushed the animals regularly, and exercised our large, athletic dogs. They watered our plants, mowed the lawn, dealt with minor repairs as they arose, and took on a number of projects around the property, totally unsolicited! The place looked great when we arrived home. We were so confident with them that we were able to enjoy our trip without worrying about the house and animals. We KNEW they were in good hands. Steve and Glenda have set a high bar for any future house sitters we may use Organised Reliable Self Sufficient Tidy Pet Care Received | Jul 26, 2014 TrustedHousesitters..... Member Reference Glenda & Steven house sat our guesthouse business of 15 rooms for the month of December,2013. We are located in Olhao on the Algarve, Portugal www.....com We found this husband & wife team to be accountable on all levels and would have no hesitation in offering both another business caretaking role if the need arises Please feel free to contact us should you require further details on the above web page regards, Leonie & Jeff DeZilva Organised Reliable Self Sufficient Tidy Pet Care Received | Jan 4, 2014 Host Name: Tom Hendrickson Network: USA Date: June 3, 2014 We enjoyed having Steve and Glenda stay with us. They were motivated, self-sufficient and very proficient workers and good company as well!! They fit into our farm family routine very well and were able to help us complete several projects and maintain many aspects of our farm. We would welcome Steve & Glenda back to Bennett Bunn Plantation at any time. Until then, safe travels and Godspeed! Host Name: Leslie Kimball Network: USA Date: June 2, 2014 Steven & Glenda are superb Helpers and I highly recommend them. They stayed at my B&B from 5//1-5/21 and really made themselves invaluable. Because of my work schedule, most days, I was unable to be present during the day, however, they are self-sufficient and self-starting and I did not have to worry about the work they were doing. It was always meticulous and done well. Steven and Glenda mainly did yardwork and landscaping for me, which the inn really needed and I am just thrilled with everything they accomplished. They also did a little painting and took down part of an old fence as well. They are real assets and we would love to have them come back any time! Leslie Feedback from Deb Trzcinski: (Excellent) [14/04/2014] steven Steven and Glenda are all you would want in a workawayer! They are willing to do any job with enthusiasm and take great care in everything they do. They can work on their own and know when something needs to be done. They house sat for us and we went away without a worry. They are two of the most interesting and entertaining individuals we have met and enjoyed their company immensely. My whole family is sad they are leaving and we all begged them to return. We started out as acquaintances by chance but ended up good friends. You will not be disappointed if you invite them to stay and work with you. Host Name: patti macmillan Network: USA Date: December 15, 2013 I highly recommend Steve and Glenda as HELPXers in your home! They contributed their genuine interest and helpfulness to all our various projects. They are flexible and willing to tackle anything. Both are conscientious about getting things done efficiently and quickly. We always enjoyed hearing about their interesting lives and travels. You will benefit greatly from having them stay with you! Happy trails Steve and Glenda, keep in touch! Host Name: Julie Network: Europe Date: December 16, 2011 It has been a pleasure to have Steven and Glenda to stay here at Ford Mill Farm. We really appreciate all the help they have given us with everything here from feeding and caring for the pigs and chickens, helping in the butchery, repairing the roof, housework, tidying up after Hector....the list is endless, there is nothing they would not be able to do. They are both honest, reliable, trustworthy and extremely capable.....they are a pleasure to have around. Many, many thanks to you both and enjoy the rest of your travels. You would be welcome back here at anytime Host Name: Rebecca & Nigel Network: Europe Date: November 1, 2011 We have just had Glenda and Steve stay with us for a month. This was a new experience for us as they are in our own age group rather than the younger help-xers we have had stay here before and we were interested to see how it all worked out. And it worked really well! They are a lovely and very hardworking, diligent couple. Good company and easy houseguests too. Steve is without doubt the quietest spoken American we have ever met and Glenda is always on the go, both of them eager to start work in the morning. They have helped us get on top of all our jobs before the winter - and some jobs we had planned for next year - how good is that!? They replaced the railway sleepers around our veg beds; weeded, mucked and 'Mypexed' the beds ready for the winter months; chopped and stacked logs par exellence; cut back brambles and thistles, cut the hedges, helped with the livestock, harvested apples (a seemingly never ending job!) and pumpkins. The dogs adored them and our sheepdog has been asking us where his 'buddy' Steve has disappeared to! We are enormously grateful for the help they gave us, and hope we stay in touch. They are everything you would hope help-xers would be - and more! Thank you both for choosing us! Host Name: Sarah and Patrick McDonald Network: Europe Date: October 18, 2011 Steven and Glenda spent the month of September with us. They immediately settled in and became part of the family. Glenda is a whirlwind of activity,she just doesn't stop, either going blackberry picking with Flo and Artie, bringing in and stacking logs for our wood burning stoves or doing the laundry and that's before the daily shift in our shop. Steven is equally busy but in a quieter way, he restored an old wooden family spice rack for us as a surprise and helped prepare a refridgerated display unit and blackboard signs for a trade stand at The World Ploughing Championshps which were held locally. Steven and Glenda helped us in the daily running of our shop, amongst other things and were chatty and charming with all our local and regular customers. If you get an offer of help from these guys grab it, as we did and you'll enjoy great help and great company. Host Name: golda andenmatten Network: Europe Date: September 5, 2011 Thank you Glenda and Steven for you help. It was wonderful having you with us for the last 2 months, helping us with our guests or some outdoor work like the lovely wooden sunlounge we made and keeping the garden tidy..... visited many festivals with the 2 of you, experiencing the local culture with music and food.you even managed to do every hikingtrail we have after we finished work in the morning.I know you will be sad about not having more cheese/Raclette/cheesequich/frenchfries!! we hope that you will have as much pleasure with your next helpxstays and we hope to see you back one day( wintertime Steven for a ride on the "Pistenbully") For other hosts;they are a wonderful hardworking couple eager to experience new cultures and their food and it is nice that they stay a bit longer to become more familiar to the place and your family. thank you from all of us.( this includes Giovanna and Brigitte) Host Name: Vincenzina Magrics Network: Australia Date: July 19, 2010 It has been our pleasure to have Glenda and Steve stay at Abernethy House for one month..... has been a wonderfull cultural exchange. We were stranger, but now we are friends! An amzing experience! We highly recommend both Glenda and Steve, they are very hard workers and great guests. They are extremely capable and would would highly recommend them to any host.(Looked after the guest house, many times on their own!)We were sad to say goodbye,but we hope to meet again and enjoy their wonderful company. Thank you and you are welcome back anytime!
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