Own a Home in Florida? Consider Home Watch Services for luxury homes and condos

However, as you would expect, a piece of paradise like an island home in Florida, would need to be protected and safeguarded.  For many homeowners, these are seasonal homes, which means that you’re not around for most of the year to ensure that your investment is safeguarded. 

That makes them sitting ducks for, damage by the elements, and other potential issues. 

Sounds like something to stress over? It doesn’t have to be with professional home watch services for luxury homes and condos.

What Are Home Watch Services, and What Do They Entail?

Typically, the best home watch services for luxury homes and condos offer a comprehensive solution designed to ensure the security, functionality, and longevity of your property in these exclusive environments. 

The idea is to give you complete peace of mind when you are away for extended periods and when you’re in residence. This way, you enjoy your island retreat while we worry about safeguarding it. 

Here are some of the key tasks you can expect a home watch company to take off your hands: 


As with most island communities, your luxurious home is probably teeming with valuable assets. Your home watch professional’s vigilant surveillance deters potential threats. 

You can rely completely on your home watch professional to check all entry points – doors windows, side entrances, garage doors, and so on. They will also check on your garage contents, alarm systems, and security cameras, and conduct regular perimeter checks.


Like any kind of home, island homes have both plus points and minus points. Home watch service providers in island communities understand these nuances. 

E.g., here in South Florida, upkeep involves dealing with the challenges posed by saltwater exposure, tropical weather conditions, and the unique construction of island properties. Your local home watch company’s specialized knowledge ensures that upkeep checklists cover all bases.

A home watch solutions provider like Island Homes and Estate Management would check that all systems are functioning correctly including your AC system, thermostats and humidistats, plumbing, water filters and heaters, air filters and carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and so on. 

Our team would even check in on key appliances that you will need when you return to your seasonal home, like your refrigerator, freezer, ice maker, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. 

Typical home watch services also examine the home’s electrical panel, breakers, outlets, switches, and lights. 


Similar to regular home maintenance, home watch services focus on preventative measures to prevent potential problems from escalating into major issues. 

Professionals conduct routine checks to ensure all aspects of your property are in optimal condition. If any of the upkeep checks indicate a need for repairs, you will usually get an update with recommendations on what needs to be done – you can also entrust coordination with contractors to your home watch company. 

Other minor tasks 

The best home-watching companies for island communities can also be entrusted with mail pickup and forwarding, and vehicle checks. You can even request your home watch team to start vehicles to ensure they run smoothly when you want to take them for a spin. 

You can delegate all the little tasks that can create unnecessary stress like preparing your home for your arrival or departure, pool and spa maintenance, storm preparation and post-storm assessment, and even pickups and deliveries. 

Choosing the Right Home Watch Companies for Luxury Homes and Condos 

Not all home-watching services are built equally. There are many selection criteria you need to consider, to pick the right partner. Here’s a checklist to ensure that you entrust the right home watch service with your home.

Trusted Reputation

You already knew this one, but let’s call this a friendly reminder: before hiring a service, research and read reviews to ensure the home-watching company has a trusted reputation in the industry.  Look for awards, accreditations, and other evidence of service quality and customer satisfaction. 

Also, talk to people in your social network. Recommendations from other homeowners in island communities can provide valuable insights into the reliability and professionalism of the service provider.

Local Expertise

Always choose a home-watching service provider with extensive experience in the South Florida region, particularly in island communities. 

Local expertise allows for a deeper understanding of the specific challenges posed by the environment, not to mention the right contacts with contractors, security agencies, and so on. They’re also likely to be privy to local laws that need to be adhered to. 

Comprehensive Services

Look for a company that offers a comprehensive range of services, covering everything from examining entry points for forced entry, to picking up your mail (with your permission) and checking all home systems for full functionality. They should be willing and able to ensure that your home is not only safeguarded but also well-cared for in every aspect.

Customizable Plans 

Every home is unique, and its home watch needs may vary. Choose a home-watching company that provides tailor-made plans, so that you can enjoy services that match your specific requirements.

The Best Home Watch Services That Luxury Home and Estate Owners Can Ask For

Investing in Island Homes and Estate Management’s home watch services for luxury homes and condos  is a smart decision that helps you safeguard your investment and your privacy. 

Typical home watch services by Island Homes and Estate Management essentially include regular visual inspections of your property while you’re away. Our team diligently searches for any signs of damage, theft, vandalism, or other potential issues. 

We employ a state-of-the-art software system with GPS verification, generating electronic reports after each inspection. Our reports are detailed and include photos, as well as recommendations for repairs or improvements.

To offer clients complete assurance of our service excellence and reliability, we joined the National Home Watch Association (NHWA). 

Being part of NHWA signifies our dedication to upholding the highest industry standards and practices. NHWA also empowers us with ongoing education and the latest industry insight enabling us to stay at the forefront of home watch expertise.

Overall, we consider it a job well done when you can lie back and enjoy your island haven, and when you don’t need to worry about it when you’re away. That’s why we’re a favorite for homeowners in Hutchinson Island, Jupiter Island, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Singer Island, West Palm, and Palm Beach Island.


To sum up, we’ll just say this: If you are fortunate enough to have a home in the island communities from Hutchinson Island to Palm Beach, home watch services are not just a luxury. They are an essential element in the art of maintaining a secure and well-preserved island paradise.  When you choose to entrust your home to Island Homes and Estate Management, you can rest assured that it is in the most capable hands. 

Call us to create a customized home watch plan, and secure your beautiful home today!

Owning a home in South Florida's stunning island and club communities, stretching from Hutchinson Island to Palm Beach, is a dream for many. Pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and exclusive environments – what’s not to love?