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Discover Ray & Basil's profile, house-sitter from Voiron (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)

Ray & Basil

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Main competencies

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My age:
61 years
My occupation:
Data Manager, (retired) living in France with my French partner
My town:
Voiron, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Travel companion(s)

  • Raymonde, 69 years, Retired, Spouse / Partner

House-sits already booked

  • From 08/04/2019 to 06/05/2019

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Favorite destinations

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Morocco
  • North America
  • New Zealand
  • Oceania
  • South America
  • United States

Passions and competencies

  • Good Food
  • Reading
  • Walking
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Gardening

Favourite pets and animals

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Farm animals
  • Fish
  • Horses

Other

  • I know how to take care of a garden

Community opinion

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More information

A la retraite depuis peu je suis revenue vivre en France cette année avec mon compagnon Basil.
Nous avons commence notre activité de home sitting depuis aout 2017.
Nous sommes non-fumeurs et plutot actifs. Nous aimons tous les deux partir pour découvrir différentes régions de France et d'Europe et pratiquer notre sport favori : la randonnée pédestre ; nous sommes ravis de nous occuper des animaux lorsqu'il y en a.
Nous prenons le plus grand soin de la propriété qui nous est confiée.

I was brought up in the Isle of Jersey and started work at the local newspaper the Jersey Evening Post and worked there for the best part of 20 years. I then moved into. the finance section and remained working in this section until I retired from work in 2017.

I love walking and have walked around the Island of Jersey, (80k) for charity on seven times. I am fit person and nothing is to much trouble for me.

I retired from work in 2017 and moved to the South of France with my partner, (who is French) the same year.

We both very much enjoy walking and exploring the different regions of France, we enjoy the different cultures of the world and meeting new members of Nomador.

We are non-smokers and respect the owners property.

We take pride in ensuring that we keep the owners property (including the garden), is kept in good condition and regular contact is made with the owners, (either with emails. WhatsApp, etc} to ensure that there are no problems.

We are very competent in looking after animals and taking dogs for walks is something that we enjoy very much.

Endorsements

By alain, on 02/28/2019
Ray et Basil sont un couple très agréable, attentif à nos recommandations, respectueux de la maison et son environnement. Leur mission n'était pas facile, car notre chienne Loula est agée et nécessitait une surveillance , des soins, et une prise de médicaments au quotidien, tâches dont ils se sont acquittés parfaitement . Nous les remercions de leurs bons soins et les recommandons à tous.
By Marie Christine P., on 12/26/2018
Nous avons eu un très bon contact avec Ray et Basil personnes sérieuses qui nous ont donne régulièrement des nouvelles de notre chien et de notre chat .on est parti tranquille avec ces personnes de confiance.
By Tara, on 11/16/2018
Wow... what can I say about this beautiful,amazing couple. This is our story. We have never allowed anyone that we didnt't know or trust to stay in our house let alone to house and cat sit for us for 5 wks. My husband was not happy to have total strangers in our house,that we have never met. The only info we had was on this website thru there profile. We had decided to invite Basil & Raymond to our place 1 week before heading off to our vacation. ( I do recommend this). This was a way to see if we connected or we didn't. On arrival of our quest Basil & Raymond instant connection. They were warm and very easy to talk too. My husband slowly started to feel comfortable about Basil & Raymond. Over the wk we went over importand things about the cats and house. e.g TV,stove,power,Wi-Fi and the feeding times of the cats and want they like and didnt like etc,etc. However the cats were our main concern. All cats were curious about our visitors, but slowly and surely they adapted very well to Basil & Raymond except our female cat. However our female cat is not so friendly with anyone, due to her past. On that note she warmed up to Basil and Raymond without any concerns from my side. You could feel that Basil & Raymond were very caring people that loved animals. Nothing seem to be a problem. We received pics while on holiday and updates on our furballs. The lawns were taken care off as well as the garden. On our return we could see the cats had been well looked after. They were contented and seem very happy. The house was clean and not a bother in the world, I would recommend this wonderful, amazing couple to take care of your animals and house. Thank you Basil & Raymond for the comfort of knowing our cats were well loved and taken care of.
By andree C., on 07/30/2018
Couple très sympathique à recommander pour d'autres gardes.
By Jennifer B., on 05/04/2018
Très agréables Home sitters, excellents’ échanges. merci encore
On 04/13/2018
1 person does not recommend this member
By stéphane D., on 03/07/2018
Basil D

Confiance , sérieux , ami des animaux , soin de la maison , visite de la région sont les mots et qualificatifs qui nous viennent pour ce couple .
Merci à vous deux , fortement recommandé
Stéphane et Valérie
By marie laure W., on 02/05/2018
J'ai eu grand plaisir à accueillir Ray et Blaise, qui par leur simplicité et leur chaleur, inspirent tout de suite confiance ! Ils sont très respectueux des lieux et soucieux de me rassurer (si besoin en était), ils ont eu la délicate attention de m'envoyer une photographie de ma chatte, dont ils se sont très bien occupés . Je les recommande et espère avoir l'occasion de les revoir !
By Paula H., on 01/30/2018
Basil and Ray are a lovely couple and they looked after the cats and the house very well. Contact with them was very easy and we got on great from the outset. They kept in touch whilst I was away and I'd be very happy to use their services again.
By Mathieu R., on 12/17/2017
Merci beaucoup à Basile et Ray pour leur sérieux et leur gentillesse. Vous pouvez vous fier à eux s'ils se proposent pour garder votre maison et vos animaux. Revenez quand vous voulez si vous souhaitez séjourner à nouveau à la maison et faire un câlin aux chats.
By Nathalie et Stephane G., on 10/30/2017
Nous avons été ravis de confier Cerise à Basil et Ray et de les recevoir dans notre maison. Basil nous avait préparé "a delicious and superb English cake" pour notre retour, charmante attention appréciée à sa juste valeur. Cerise s'est vite fait de nouveaux amis ! et c'est avec plaisir que nous ferons à nouveau appel à Basil et Ray. Thanks for all.
By claude B., on 10/15/2017
Basil et Ray sont très agréables et compétents pour garder une maison, la tenir propre et ordonnee.
Ils se sont très bien occupes du chat, des poissons et du chien avec beaucoup d'affection.
Le jardin est resté bien entretenu.
Petites attentions très sympathiques à notre retour: gâteau, bouquet.....
À recommander !
Claude et Marc.