Please see below for reviews from home sharing & character references, contact details available on request.
Trusted House Sitter Review from Susan – Australia, July 2019
My two boys: Angus and Vinnie were without a doubt very sad to see Sam and Ben leave after having been looked and loved for 8 weeks… so wonderfully.
Trusted House Sitter Review from Tarra – USA, May 2019
Sam and Ben are fantastic housesitters! They are both very personable and clearly have a love of animals. Sam is very concise and quick with communications. My pets and home were very well cared for in my absence. I couldn’t be happier – I highly recommend Sam and Ben.
Trusted House Sitter Review from Gayle & Nick – USA, April 2019
Sam and Ben were wonderful. Very communicative and reliable. They left the house, and our cat, in wonderful condition. Highly recommended.
Trusted House Sitter Review from Gregg & Sue – Canada, March 2019
Awesome house sitters, LOVED these two. From the beginning their infectious personality and attention to detail made us totally comfortable with leaving our three girls with new friends. Loved how Sam triple checked all our needs then followed up with what ever we requested. Dogs were happy girls, and house was kept perfectly clean. Not to mention the little extras they left us unbeknown to us we came home to. Highly recommended and open opportunity to come sit for us anytime!
Trusted House Sitter Review from Meaghan – Canada, February 2019
Sam and Ben were great! They clearly communicated everything and were very accommodating to come meet us and our cat before a last minute trip! We were totally put at ease meeting them – they are very easygoing and dependable. They gave us updates while we were away and they left our place even tidier than we did, even though they were here for a short period! We really appreciated them looking after our cat and our place and would definitely have them back.
Trusted House Sitter Review from Brian & Janelle – Canada, February 2019
Sam and Ben provided a great house sit for us. In the beginning, they sought to understand our expectations and the specific needs of our pets. They were responsive while we were away and provided updates on the dogs. We came home to a clean house and happy dogs. Highly recommend and would have them back anytime.
Trusted House Sitter Review from Pamela – Canada, January 2019
Sam and Ben, were great house sitters. Kept me updated on Nala and sent a pic of her the first day they got here. My kitty was happy and content when I got home and my house was nice and clean. Thank you guys for such a great job! I would recommend to anyone needing a good trustworthy sitter for your fur baby!
We’ve been Airbnb members since 2015 & received only excellent reviews.
Loved meeting you both and thank you for leaving everything so fabulously! Would certainly recommend to any hosts. Friendly, respectful and great people. Chelle
Samantha and Ben were very very nice, friendly and personable, communicated well and respected our property by keeping it neat and clean. We can highly recommend them to other airbnb hosts. You are anytime welcome back! Thank you that you were our guest 🙂 Federica & Emanuele
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Wendy – Character Reference 19 December 2018
My partner and I have know Sam and Ben for 15 years. Throughout the time, we have developed a fantastic, trusting friendship.
Sam and Ben are a reliable and responsible, pet-loving couple. We would trust them with our house and homely possessions anytime they need a place to stay.
They often house sit for our friends and I know they take great care of their pets. Sam and Ben both have kind hearts and always show great affection to pets and animals in general.
Ben – Character Reference 11 December 2018
I have personally known Samantha Lippiatt and Ben Gilkison-Duckworth since 2010 and it is my pleasure to recommend them for house-sitting engagements.
Sam and Ben are both focused and thoughtful people. Each has achieved success in their business careers not only through hard work and determination but also through intelligent problem solving to achieve results above expectation. I have recently sought business advice from them for my own business which has resulted in success.
They are trustworthy and considerate. On multiple occasions they have gone out of their way to look after a friends pet, adopted and re-homed shelter animals or performed favours for friends and family at their own expense.
They are always mindful of their commitments and have exhibited responsibility for their own and others belongings. I have entrusted my car and my apartment to them over extended periods of time for their own use without concern.
Communication is a notable characteristic of both Sam and Ben. Their skills in this area are second to none and have been demonstrated numerous times in both their work and personal environments.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sam and Ben. Should you wish to discuss anything in further detail, I would be happy to be contacted and details can be provided on request.
Lucy – Character Reference 9 December 2018
I have known Ben and Sam for over 10 years, they are highly responsible and caring individuals. They love animals and have proved to be amazing doggy foster parents in the past. They are clean and considerate and would make amazing house sitters.