References

Contact details for the following referees are available on request.

We were very lucky to find the wonderful Elaine and Kevin Hewitt to mind our house and little cat Leah whilst we were away on vacation earlier this year (2011). From the first meeting we felt relaxed and confident that this couple would treat our home as if it was theirs, and we were not disappointed. They kept us updated via email and when we arrived home we found the house,
gardens and pussycat in tip top condition. We highly recommend the Hewitt’s, and will definitely be asking them to return in the future. Louise and Stephen, Margate 2011

Thank you both for taking such great care of the girls for us.really appreciate it. Elaine, you are very kind
to set us up with a meal. Anne and Ed, Raby Bay 2011

Many thanks Kevin and Elaine for all you did to allow me to get away for a while. Elaine, Samford 2011

I am so grateful that you have been able to help me out. Thank you so much. Ruth, Moorooka 2011

Thanks so much for looking after our house and the 3 boys (who already miss you). Would love you to house sit in December. Tania and Damo, Bulimba 2011

Kevin and Elaine did an exceptional job at house-sitting for me, in very difficult circumstances. They looked after my high needs dog and cat, to the point where the overweight beagle started to lose some weight – something I’m not able to achieve and really appreciate. All my pets adored them and would love to have them back any time.
The house was in excellent condition, when I returned, again, better than I can manage! They also used their initiative in tricky situations, something that house sitters don’t often do. I recommend them highly. Naomi, Ipswich 2011

We have had Kevin and Elaine housesit our home and our little poodle Miss CC for the past 2 years on many occasions. They always leave our home looking spick and span, sometimes much better than when we left.
They are very honest and reliable and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. They are the kindest people and my poodle just loves them, they are her second parents. Donna, Nigel and Miss CC, Wellington Point 2010

We had the pleasure of Elaine and Kevin Hewitt housesitting our property October 2010.We were thoroughly pleased with the entire housesit.
We were especially happy about all our contact before the sit commenced and look forward to a long relationship with Elaine and Kevin. We were very impressed with the care and concern taken with our babies, great Dane -AKhira, staffy -Sarg, max and carbon (our gorgeous cats), they were all very sad when Elaine and Kevin left.
We look forward with anticipation to the next time Elaine and Kevin look after our babies. We will be maintaining  constant contact in the future. Jill, Glynn and Lara Raymond Terrace 2010

Elaine and Kevin came highly recommended to us from our Real Estate Agent, Linda. Even so, we were a bit apprehensive about entrusting our new home and only babies [cats] to Housesitters.
On meeting Elaine and Kevin, we knew “everything would be all right.” Kevin and Elaine are very special people who we now regard as special friends. We felt totally confident with them. We enjoyed our holiday with no worries from home. Elaine and Kevin kept us up to date with the antics of our cats.
They are one of the most delightful couples we have ever met and we give them the highest recommendation, possible.
They are beyond reproach, totally trustworthy, reliable, and friendly. They just love animals and it shows. They have such empathy and compassion with animals and everyone who crosses their path.
Our home was sparkling and a joy to come home to. Jamie John misses their grooming and soothing voices.  Mischa Jo misses their suitcase and warm bed. Kevin and Elaine always go the extra mile and our a joy to have in the home.
Quite simply, THEY ARE THE BEST!  And our lives are enriched from meeting them. Joanne Redland Bay 2010

Elaine and Kevin Hewitt were our housesitters for two months (2 Feb-1April 2009). Right from the start we had a rapport with them – they felt like old friends. And when we left for our holiday we knew our home, and most importantly our pets, were in good hands. Elaine and Kevin kept in touch with us as we journeyed around India and Germany which enabled us to enjoy a truly carefree holiday, and the time they were in our home was incident free. Elaine and Kevin are thoroughly trustworthy, reliable and responsible people who are especially brilliant with pets, and we would highly recommend their services. Bev Maree Brisbane 2009

We wish to recommend Elaine & Kevin Hewitt as they were housesitters for 5wks,over the Christmas period. They are a very nice & friendly couple & they were very good in our home at looking after it. If you wish for us to verify them at all please feel free to email us. Patrick & Anne Mahon 2009

Brisbane 2009 — I have known Elaine and Kevin Hewitt for the last 8 years. During that time they have looked after our much loved Cocker Spaniel on numerous occasions. Kevin and Elaine are animal lovers and would love and care for any animal at any time. They have also looked after our house and garden very well and always do more than is expected. They are scrupulously honest in all their dealings and I have no hesitation to recommend them to anybody. Manon Raby Bay 2009

In my experience Elaine carried out her duties in the performance of looking after my pet birds with duty and care I also entrusted Elaine with the keys to my house in order to do so. Elaine arrived daily to feed my birds and change their water and clean their cage when the need arose. Elaine has a very caring heart and she is honest to a fault. It is obvious Elaine is an animal lover and she shows much affection to all animals. I whole heartedly endorse Elaine Hewitt as an excellent carer. Sharlene Brisbane 2009

Elaine and Kevin have looked after our property and beloved fox terrier, Bessie, on many occasions while my husband and I have taken a break. Our property is 2 acres in a semi-rural area of the Sunshine Coast hinterland with extensive gardens.  We also have many orchids which need special attention. On returning home, we have found our property in pristine condition:  house sparkling, gardens growing perfectly, and orchids not having missed a beat.  And that’s not to mention our Bessie who makes our housesitters obey her rules:  that is sitting in her favourite chair and playing ball in the back yard. We certainly have no hesitation in recommending Elaine and Kevin to housesit any property in any location. Marguerite JP Beerwah 2009

I have known Kevin & Elaine for over 10 years. Over these years when we have been on holidays they have stayed at our home for the times we were away.   They did a fantastic job of looking after our home & our two dogs they are both excellent with animals and lavished attention on our dogs (without spoiling them though they are already ruined). The house was well taken care of and left in an immaculate condition. We came home to a clean, tidy and organised home, all plants both inside & out were well taken care of. While we were away they kept us updated on our pets and let us know everything was going well, which gave us peace of mind and we were able to travel without any concerns for home.   We have no hesitations in recommending Elaine & Kevin Hewitt to other people looking for caring, reliable, honest housesitters. When we require a housesitter in the future we know who we hope will be available for us as truly they are the only ones we would trust. Linda Victoria Point 2009

It is with pleasure that I write this reference for Elaine and Kevin Hewitt, who were our neighbours for over 15 years. When we went on holidays they were available to look after our pets in our own home. Firstly with “Suzie” and also our new little dog “Charlie”. Elaine and Kevin are very caring with animals and we found they looked after them just like they were their own. They were happy pets when we came home and the house was always kept spotless. I would recommend them highly to anyone as house-sitters and I am sure they would look after any pets with love and care. Sandra Brisbane 2009

I cannot thank you enough for how grateful I was for the great care you took of Oscar and Tinkerbell while we were on our caravan holiday. I thought three months was a long time for a little dog and cat to be apart from their owners, so was very reassured to see them happy and contented upon my return. The fact that they fretted for you for a while after we returned says a lot. I think you must have spoiled them rotten. And I think it must have been you who taught Oscar where the biscuit tin is as he kept going to that cupboard after you left and pointing his nose up with an expectant look on his face? I should also mention how clean and tidy the house and grounds were. You did not lose one plant despite the awfully hot weather we had! I have told my friends about what great house sitters you are and also how my cat and dog loved you. If I ever go away again, which I may do next year, I will certainly call on you again. Thank you once again. Margaret and Philip Brisbane 2009