Summer 2022

House Sitting 


I'm a writer, photographer, and educator. 

My websites are and 

I can work from anywhere, so I was thinking it might be nice to explore somewhere new in Hawaii, after spending two years on Maui. 

 I’m asking friends if anyone might like a “house sitter." Please feel free to share with anyone you think could use a house sitter at all!  

Below are glowing references from a selection of property owners for whom I have done house sitting and rentals
 (contact info below). 

I am COVID vaccinated and conscious of safety precautions and cleanliness.

Please feel free to contact me at:
808 446 9064

Thanks for your consideration!

Melissa Holtz
(nicknames: Mel and Melisine)

Hawaii House Sitting
& Rental References

Great peace of mind

"Mel is a dream to have in your home -- trustworthy, no stress, very capable. 

She is lovely and considerate -- a beautiful soul. 

She will take care of your home as if it was her own, which made me feel great peace of mind.

I have so much respect and appreciation for Melisine's work which is visual art that literally speaks for itself."

Ange Arbuckle 
Owner of Retreat in Hawaii, Oahu, 808 726 8530


"Mel did house sitting in my upcountry home for several months.
She is a great and kind person.

She left my home and garden in excellent condition-- it looked and felt amazing when she finished her stay!"

- Eric Strand
Pukalani, Maui  425 577 9721

I would have Mel stay at my home again in a heartbeat!

Mel is great! She lived in my home for 8 months during COVID. 

She was extremely quiet, clean, thoughtful.

She replaced anything that she noticed needed care, even replaced a beach towel that got a small stain.

She was working remote and it seems all she did was work quietly. 

Very sweet and considerate.

I would have continued renting to her indefinitely but when the COVID restrictions were lifted I needed to return to my B&B business. 

She was such a good tenant. 

I would rent to her again in a heartbeat if I had anything available.

I am happy to provide a reference. Please feel free to text or call me."

Cass Johnson
South Kihei, Maui 808 344 7938

Responsible and Fabulous

“Mel stayed at our home on Maui during COVID lockdowns in March - April 2020.

She is a responsible and fabulous guest."

Shems Heartwell
Makawao, Maui 808 280 4618

Learn more about Mel

I am a pro photographer and marketing strategist for some of the most coveted brands in the world. 

My holistic approach combines photography with storytelling, marketing strategy, and my extensive experience with coaching and healing modalities.

My dream is to spend this summer writing a book and improving my classes, with the end goal of helping more people.

some of my corporate clients

As trusted by

Contact Mel

  • Hawaii Phone Number
    808 446 9064
  • Mainland USA Phone Number
    347 635 4774
  • Email