Luxury housesitting – 7 Top Tips

11 Jul, 2022

Luxury housesitting – 7 Top Tips

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If you have been housesitting for a while you will know that the assignments will vary in quality and responsibility. As more people become aware of housesitting and petsitting as a way to save money and make travel affordable so more high end houses become available. At Housesitmatch you will see that we have an excellent choice of luxury housesitting assignments. Read on to learn more about what this can offer you as a housesitter.

Fancy trying luxury housesitting? Here are some top tips

When it comes to housesitting a high-end house, there are definitely some things you need to keep in mind! In this blog post, we will discuss seven tips that will help make your luxury housesitting stay as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

From making sure you are familiar with the rules and regulations of the home to taking care of the property while you’re there, we have got you covered.

So, whether you are a first-time house sitter or a seasoned pro, be sure to read on for some valuable advice!

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Some luxury properties require some maintenance and care

Photo by John Fornander

Rules and regulations

Get to know the rules and regulations of the home before you arrive. This is probably the most important tip on our list! It is essential that you are familiar with the house rules before you start your stay, as this will help avoid any potential issues or misunderstandings. If possible, try to get in touch with the homeowners beforehand so that you can ask any questions you may have.

Special instructions

If there are specific instructions for operating certain appliances or using certain facilities, make sure you take note of them and follow them accordingly. It is also a good idea to find out about any local ordinances or regulations that may apply to the property (e.g., noise restrictions, parking permits, etc.). And before you start your luxury housesitting take a detailed brief from the homeowners or agents.

Take care of the property


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Check the location of your assignment – This house in Costa Rica is in a jungle

While you are luxury housesitting, it is important to take good care of the property. This means keeping things clean and tidy and being mindful of any damage that may occur. Remember, you are responsible for the condition of the property while you are there, so treat it with respect!

Be respectful of the neighbors

If you are staying in a neighborhood, it is important to be respectful of the neighbors. This means keeping noise to a minimum, being considerate of their property, and following any rules or regulations that may be in place.

Keep valuables safe

If you are housesitting a high end real estate, there is a good chance that there will be some valuable items on the premises. It is important to make sure that these items are kept safe and secure while you are there. If possible, ask the homeowners where they would like you to keep them.

Stick to a schedule

If you are luxury housesitting for an extended period of time, it is important to stick to a schedule. This will help ensure that the property is kept in good condition and that the neighbors are not disturbed. Try to keep your comings and goings as regular as possible.

Take care of pets

If there are pets on the property, it is important to take care of them as well. This means feeding them, walking them, and giving them the attention they need. If you are not a pet owner yourself, be sure to do some research before your stay so that you know what to expect.

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Care of the pets is always a priority

Photo by Kristina Petrick

Final thoughts on luxury housesitting

These are just a few things to keep in mind when housesitting a high-end house. By following these tips, you can be sure that your stay will be comfortable, safe, and respectful of the homeowners’ property.

Further reading for housesitters

At we like to share useful blogs and practical advice about housesitters, housesitting and pet sitting. We hope you find this small selection of our blogs on house sitters and luxury housesitting useful.

What makes an ideal petsitter

Housesitters keep pets safe at home and save money

What a housesitter does – Top 10 responsibilities

Preparing a home for a house or pet sitter

What is House Sitting?

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