House Sitting References

Recommendation Letter for Greg and Lisa Smith:

My husband and I own an eco-resort on an off-shore island in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga, where we have our island home.  We really needed a break from island life, so we closed the resort for the off-season.  We set out to find good, reliable and responsible people that would be willing to come and take care of our island during February, March and April 2016. We found the website Luxury House Sitting from good friends who recommended it.

This proved to be the best thing we did as we found Greg and Lisa.  After our communications regarding the position, we found that they were the best candidates.  What a great choice!  They not only proved to be responsible but also took great care of our workers, who stayed on the island doing chores.   Greg and Lisa administered our off-season budget and maintained our new boat for the resort during their here. They also took great care of our two dogs. Their knowledge of the ocean and seamanship, know-how with maintenance issues, and communication skills helped us to have a great comfort level with them while they dealt with the everyday adventure of island living.

Greg and Lisa proved to be excellent caretakers of our island and two dogs. We believe that through this experience, we have created a lasting friendship.  We write this recommendation letter without hesitation because we are very grateful for their efforts. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this outstanding couple.


Captain Mark Belvedere and Veronica Vega Munoz
Treasure Island Resort Ltd
‘Eueiki IslandVava’u, Kingdom of Tonga
South Pacific
Mobile. +676-879-3437



May 29, 2016

When a house sitter scheduled to come for 10 days needed to withdraw due
to health concerns, I was in a real jam.  Greg and Lisa stepped in to save the
day.  I could not be more pleased with their care for my home, my pets and
my own harried state of mind!  They seemed like old friends from the
moment I met them.  I had complete trust in leaving my home in their
hands and focus my mind on the trip ahead.  I came back to a clean house,
and they had gone above and beyond by cleaning my oven and weeding my garden!  I will call on them again when the need arises!
Thank you Lisa and Greg!
Judith Thompson
Merrimac, MA


Recommendation for The Smiths

18 March 2016

I cannot express in the words necessary how much we appreciated Lisa and Greg taking care of our house and our cat while we were on a 7-week trip out of the country. They arrived a day and a half before we left so that we could go over things with them. They got involved with my friends and our community and took to the Pass like ducks to water. I don’t think they’ve ever met a stranger. When we returned home, everything was in its place and the house was neat and probably cleaner than when we left (I know my pantry was organized). I could go on and on about how great they were, but suffice it to say, I would recommend them to anyone – truly an exceptional couple.

Pattie and Michael Ryan
Pass Christian, MS


Review for Lisa and Greg, December 2015

We are so pleased to give a reference for Lisa and Gregory. What a great well traveled couple. They communicated well before, during and after the sit. They arrived the night before so we shared soup with them and got to know them better. They interacted well with our babies (Poodle, Himalayan indoor pets) and appeared comfortable with the instructions I had typed up for us all to go through. We were gone for a week and when we returned the house was a clean and neat as we hoped, with bed linen washed for us. A gift from them was so sweet. I checked in with them regularly and all seemed well and very relaxed. The pets all seem to be happy and at peace on our return – no problems. It was our first time having sitters so we were concerned and a little nervous, but all went smoothly and good times were had by ALL. We would definitely have no problem in recommending them.

Wendy and Brian Curran

McMinnville, TN


Reference for Lisa and Greg Smith, Nov. 2015

Could not have asked for anyone more capable, caring and responsible! Kept our home and 3 cats in great condition! Hope y’all can come again! Thanks so much!

Organized        5 stars
Reliable            5 stars
Self-sufficient 5 stars
Tidy                  5 stars

Sherry Cleavinger

Loganville, GA



Pet Care Reference, 6 November 2015

I have spent nine years as a volunteer at a large, well respected animal shelter, working to ready cats with all sorts of behavior challenges for adoption. The Smiths have fostered litter after litter of kittens and some needy older cats. Consistently they have lovingly taken wonderful care of them, physically as well as socially. The kittens are adopted immediately, when they return to the shelter.

Rose Marie Stanton

Amherst, NH


Pet Care Reference

3 November 2015

Lisa and her family were foster parents for cats and kittens at our organization for several years. Lisa always took on the hardest behavioral cases and those that needed a little extra TLC. They always came back healthier and more socialized which speaks to the dedication, consistency and quality of care that was provided.

Jenna A.

Medical Director, ARL-NH