References


What people have to say about me

If you thinking of hosting me, renting an apartment to me, having me house-sit for you, or travel with me, you’ll want to know about me. CourchSurfing.com has a review feature so its members can check me out. This page supplements that and is also for everyone else.

Here are: house-sitting letters of reference and some of the reviews/references that people have written about meeting me or having me stay with them on CouchSurfing.com. Eventually, I will add more.

But first, after you read this you may want to see more about how I treat homes. My special thank you projects.

 

Invitation as a Guest

Come back. I miss you.

~A text from C.C.

Another Invitation as a Guest

Deb,

Just spoke with David.  You are welcome to stay there.  He says that you are a low-maintenance guest.  I asked him how long is too long – 4 days?  6 days?  He told me to come up with a number.  Three years?  He was OK with that.
~DMS


House-sitting Email

House-Sitting arrangement email from Suzi, Los Angeles

March 2016 — email from a homeowner as I returned the 5th time. (I am now there for the 6th time.)

Deb, I feel so lucky to be able to go off, with peace of mind about home, to celebrate my in-laws. Thank you.


House-sitting Letters of Reference for Deborah Shadovitz

House-Sitting Reference from Rachel, Israel

Via text when I sent updates and photos of her apartment Dec 2015:
I am just looking at the email now wow you are thorough! If you weren’t a tech junkie I’d say go into the organizing business!
Oh wow! I love the sand!! Creative! Amazing. Thank you so much!!!

Via text upon her return January 2016:
OMG! The apartment is Absolutely amazing you’re the best!! Thank you^10!!!


House-Sitting Reference from RT, Los Angeles

2013-2015

We’ve had Deborah Shadovitz house-sit for us several times and each time have been able to enjoy our vacations knowing our home was safe and secure in her care. Deborah even sent us email reports on how well our tomato plants were doing and about packages arriving. Under her care, our plants and fish thrived just as well as when we are home taking care of them.

It’s worth noting that our home is not your typical house. Our home is one of the original homes still standing in Los Angeles. It is on both the California and National Historic buildings lists and sports a plaque saying so. If water spills on our floors, the unvarnished wood stains. Fire would burn the home down. Each piece of furniture is of the period and worth a small fortune. It’s not easy for us to find a person to respect and take care of our home in the way we want it cared for. When we go away, Deborah is our first choice for care-taking and house-sitting.


House-Sitting Reference from M&J, Los Angeles

2013-2015

To Whom it May Concern,

I are happy to recommend Deborah Shadovitz as a house sitter extra ordinaire.

My husband and I travel often so it is imperative we find the right person to keep an eye on our historically registered home in Los Angeles.

What works so well for us is that Deb is a mature, intelligent, world traveler, with an understanding of people, lifestyle and culture.

I’ve also had the chance to get to know her professionally, a relationship that has benefitted us both.

I recommend Deborah Shadovitz unreservedly.

Sincerely,

 


CouchSurfing Reviews for Deborah Shadovitz

Roby G • Tel Aviv, Israel, January 2016

Deb surfed my couch several times during her long visit here. She arranged for me to join her at a professional exhibition at the Hilton, and we had many interesting chats both professional and personal. Deb played wonderfully with my four-year-old granddaughter and shared my life for several weeks. While staying with me she kept on working and communicating with contacts in the US. A busy lady she was. I would host Deborah again.


Doan • Los Angeles, CA, USA, Nov 2015

Deborah’s 26+ positive references speak for themselves, but I’m happy to add another. Deborah is a wonderful person — very friendly, very giving, very smart. Your life will definitely be better for having crossed paths with her! =)


An • Eilat, Israel, Nov 2015

I hosted Deborah but this doesn’t show in the system. She requested months ago. At that time. I couldn’t host her but we got in touch later again. This is why it won’t show through the system.

Debra is a very nice woman. She doesn’t behave like most couch surfers. She is REALLY interested in the people and the country she travels. She spend a year travelling Israel, so she didn’t come only for the tourist “stuff”. She’d rather stay the whole day home with you talking to you and getting to know you and your life, than going to the beach . Debra thought me to make proper pina colada :) (Thanks Debra, I already made it again since you left ), she has great conversations and fantastic stories. Pity I didn’t have more time for her. Hopefully, we will meet again in LA. Looking forward to it!


Scott G • Israel, August 2015

Devorah was the perfect guest. She made her way to my small moshav and immediately seemed right at home. It was a treat, and very easy, hosting such an intelligent and intriguing individual.
She left nothing but footprints, fond memories, and chocolate cake !


R&I • Northern Israel, June 2015

We had a great time hosting Deborah, we were a little worried at first (we never hosted before) but it’s been really great. She is very considerate, friendly and interesting. She is a keen traveler with many interesting stories to tell. it felt as if we were now sitting in Guatemala and sharing stories with fellow travelers :)

We felt very secure to also let her stay during the weekend while we were gone and the house was very tidy when we returned. I hope you continue to have great experiences!!


Hedda • Oslo, Norway, March 2015

Deborah is friendly and very open minded. A friend and I were staying at the same hostel as she had been staying at for a while. She told us what things to do, and she really made our experience ten times better. Even though she was very busy, she took her time to sit and talk with us for hours. You never get bored with Deborah around; she has tons of funny and interesting stories to tell.


Aaron! • American traveling in China, November 2014

Deborah is an amazing person, traveler, and friend. She has such a positive attitude, with her caring and tranquility, and it will surely brighten your day/week/trip. Would highly recommend getting the chance to meet her!


Callum • Melbourne, Australia, October 2014

Deborah is very friendly, happy and full of advice for travelling. She also helped fix my Mac when it broke one night and put a lot of effort into it.


Edgars • Riga, Latvia, Oct 2014

Deborah is a person you can learn a lot from and get inspired. She got a lot of stories to share and you can learn that balance between traveling and working really does exist. If you have an opportunity to host her don’t miss it.


Beate • Berlin, Germany, September 2014

Deborah was a very pleasant and interesting guest, easy to please.I really enjoyed to listen to her adventures around the world and we had some experiences in common too. It was nice to walk with my dog in the parks of Sanssouci and Charlottenhof and to show her my garden and the beechwood nearby.

We even had some political discussions. Thank you for the dog’s plaything. Hope to see you again sometime in the future


Sigita • Siauliai, Lithuania, September 2014

I am sorry it took a quite long time until I started to write this reference, but sometimes it’s not easy to verbalize nice experience. It was really a great pleasure to meet Deborah and to spend a few days around her company. We walked around the town, went to the Hill of Crosses with my 5 years old granddaughter, spent lovely time enjoying simple things.


Romas • Klaipeda, Lithuania, September 2014

Deborah spent some days in my home when she travelled in Lithuania She came to Lithuania to find her family roots. I spent very interesting time with Deborah. Long talks about life, trips. She is very friendly and sincere.


Zivile • Vilnius, Lithuania, August 2014

Deborah is a great, interesting, friendly person and a real traveler! Highly recommended as a guest or host :)


Katie • Auckland, New Zealand, August 2014

I met Deborah at a CSers meet up in Riga. She has an interesting lifestyle, so it was great chatting. She educated me on the 101 of couch surfing which was brilliant because it was my first event. Very welcoming and easy to chat to. Thanks and best wishes out there :-)


Zaiga • Latvia, August 2014

I met Deb in CS meeting in Riga. We had interesting conversations about different topics. She is very friendly and open person.


Sari Hannah

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar, Aug 2014

Deborah is an inspiring person! It was amazing to find her in Vilnius and hear about her travels… the original CSer! Very much hope to see her in Israel one day. Best to you!


Michal, Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland, July 2014

It was great time while hosting Deb. She is very nice person, good company, and you can talk with her about everything.


Gabi Bialasik

Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland, July 2014

Although we met through a Couchsurfing group, I can’t wait to meet up with Deborah in Krakow, I hope I will be able to host her and help her with travelling in Lithuania and Poland :)


Dorota Nowakówna, Krakow, Poland, April 2014

Before meeting each other in person, we talked on the phone, and I already had a feeling that I was about to meet a great companion. I couldn’t be more right. We agreed to explore Austin together, but spontaneity took the helm, and that day we never made it downtown – there were too many distractions on our way. I had a great time with Deborah. I really enjoyed chatting with her, exchanging opinions and experiences. She is an intriguing and extraordinary person, and I had never met a better shopping companion. We hanged out a few times, and she hosted me in her place one night. Getting to know Deborah was one of the best things I experienced during my visit in Texas


There are many more, but that’s enough here for now.