House Sitter   Amy Gray And Alf Wilson


House Sitter Amy Gray And Alf Wilson

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Location:   Marblehead, Massachusetts

Age:   50

Experience:   7 mo

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About Amy Gray And Alf Wilson:

**Happy to travel!  Shorter assignments welcome.  Also:  Looking for 1-2 year assignment in UK - beginning Aug 2022**

Hello there!  


My husband, Alf, and our son, Cooper, live in coastal Massachusetts USA with our 9 year old dog, Pilot- a well-trained and quiet Staffordshire terrier.  We will consider house-sitting assignments all over the world but are particularly interested in a long-term assignment in the UK for a period of 1-2 years, beginning in August 2022 and continuing until Summer 2024.  We are educated, professionals (Bachelors for me, Masters for my husband) - and are both happy to submit to a background check, credit check, etc. We are homeowners in Massachusetts and are interested in housesitting opportunities in all areas as a way to see the country and the world.  Our son is enrolled in virtual school, so as long as we have dependable wifi, we are good to go!

We can provide excellent character references.  My background is 20 years as a small business owner, catering to celebrities (authors and prominent business people) who selectively do speaking appearances around the globe.  My forte is being incredibly kind, efficient, effective and discreet in my work.  Confidentiality is key. 

My husband, Alf, 74 yrs old, is a semi-retired British citizen / long term resident of the USA, who taught in the US public school system for many years, ran a birding board game business and a documentary film making business, and ultimately established and ran an organic farm program at an all boys boarding school for 8 years.  He is a birder, gardener, hiker, climber and soccer/football enthusiast.  Our son, Cooper, is a bright, friendly, respectful 9 year old (as of the day I'm typing this - 10/27/21) and in the 4th grade.  We'll enroll him in the school district in the town where the long-term assignment is located.  We'd like to bring our dog with us wherever we settle for the 1-2 year assignment.  Our dream would be a stone cottage / guest house on a larger property that we'd look after for homeowners who use their property intermittently throughout the year.  If it was by the sea:  Even better!  If it was in a beautiful village with a wonderful school system: That would be HEAVEN.

For shorter term house-sitting projects located outside of our geographic region of New England, we would not bring our dog -- it would be the three of us.  Strong wifi service is a must due to my virtual business and our son's schooling.  We will gladly consider assignments with pets and plants / garden responsibilities. 

Non-smoking households only please.  

We are tidy, polite, respectful and will leave your property in wonderful condition - and communicate with you regularly throughout your absence.  If any situation should arise while you are away, we will immediately contact you and handle details smoothly and well.  You will be able to fully relax and know that your lovely home is in wonderful, caring, sensible hands.  We have stellar AirBnB tenant references to share- I've posted some of them in our reference section!

I look forward to hearing from you.
Warmly,
Amy Gray (Babson College '94) & Alf Wilson (London School of Economics '68 and SUNY Albany Masters Degree '70)

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References 9

Alice L.

Homeowner in East Boothbay, Maine

August 1-7, 2021
I wasn't able to meet Amy and her husband and Pilot, the dog, because I live in Los Angeles. My house cleaner says the cottage was left neat and clean and that's good enough for me. Amy is welcome back any time!


Date of Service Aug 1, 2021

Amy Bucher

Homeowner in Bridgton, Maine

July 25- Aug 1, 2021
Amy, Alf and their dog Pilot were lovely guests! Great communication and tidy. I’d certainly welcome them back.


Date of Service Jul 25, 2021

Heidi H.

Homeowner in Brunswick, Maine

August 1-8, 2020
Amy, Alf and Cooper (and their dog Pilot) were wonderful guests in all possible ways -- they took excellent care of our home and left it in a great condition. They also communicated to us about a few details around the house that needed attention, and were extremely patient, understanding, and friendly as we worked to take care of them. We would welcome them back anytime!


Date of Service Aug 1, 2020

Kasey A.

Homeowner in Burlington, Vermont

Amy was very easy to communicate with and she and her family / dog left the apartment in perfect condition. She is welcome to come back anytime!


Date of Service Mar 1, 2019

Adam And Maggie V.

Homeowner in Colchester, Vermont

Amy and her family were great guests. They went above and beyond with the cleaning and left it spotless. We would welcome them back anytime.


Date of Service Mar 1, 2019

William And Marion P.

Homeowner in Johannesburg, South Africa

Great family who we enjoyed having stay with us


Date of Service Jun 1, 2018

David M.

Homeowner in Kittery, Maine

Amy and friends plus dog were a delight to have as guests at our coastal Maine cottage. They were very respectful of the property and left the cottage clean. All of our communications prior to and during their stay were clear. We would enjoy having them stay with us in the future.


Date of Service Jul 1, 2017

Dori H.

Homeowner in Burlington, Vermont

A great family to have, now twice (2016-17) ! We are lucky Amy and Alf decided to come for the second time this Spring, with their son Cooper and dog Pilot. With any luck they will make a habit of it. This family is highly recommended to any host. dori


Date of Service Jun 1, 2017

Julie A.

Homeowner in Burlington, Vermont

I nominate Amy for my "Best Guest Ever" Club! Absolutely a 5-Star Airbnber. She aces all points: considerate, communicative, respectful, quiet and very friendly. And as other hosts have mentioned, she is SUPER clean and truly a delight to host. She really takes the time to leave the space in perfect order. On top of that, she was accommodating and understanding of a plumbing improvement that needed to be attended to in my apartment. I was so grateful for her help and for allowing me to address a leaky gasket while she was there. I highly recommend her to others and hope to get the chance to host her again.


Date of Service Jan 1, 2017