Professional Home Watch Services
Safe. Trusted. Professional.
Your Trusted Year-Round Concierge Service While You’re Away
We like to think of the team here at Gulf Coast Property Management as our homeowners’ eyes and ears at all times. We walk the grounds, inspect the inside of your home and identify any problems that could potentially lead to maintenance issues in the future.
The cost of one-off service calls can quickly add up, so by preventing these possible issues in advance, we can save you a significant amount of money. We will ensure the long-lasting value of your property for years to come.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Ben Franklin
We take care of your home as if it is our own, while you rest assured that your property is in entrusted, caring hands.
Year-Round Concierge Service
Our amazing vacation rental team will make sure your property is in tip-top shape, inspected and cleaned after the guests leave. The good news is we are not just there for check-ins and check-outs, we are also there between vacancies to ensure that our team is handling all of your preventative maintenance issues as well.
We have found that many insurance companies now require weekly home inspections. Our home watch services will detect potential damage and ensure that your property is well-maintained.
Here are the services we provide:
What Happens to Your Property Between Vacancies?
Who is responsible for changing the light bulbs or air filters? Who checks on the vendors? Who meets the technician to service the furnace?
Home Watch Services
- Manage Recurring Services – Unsure if the grass is being cut, pool being cleaned or if pest control is being performed. We hold vendors accountable.
- Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries – Reduce liability and frustration. We will replace smoke alarm batteries so you or your tenants don’t have to.
- A/C Filter Changes* – Reduce utility bills by ensuring filters are changed regularly.
- Home Watch Services – Ensure peace of mind and lower your insurance rates. We perform bi-weekly interior and exterior property inspections with date stamped photos.
- Key Holder and Security – Let us be the point of contact for potential emergencies.
- Replace Light Bulbs** – Eliminate nuisance bills. We will replace burnt out bulbs at no extra charge.
- Meet Vendors*** – No more scrambling to meet the cable guy. We will do this on your behalf.
*Inspect and/or replace AC filter bi-monthly or in accordance with manufacturers specs.
**Labor and standard light bulbs. Additional fees may apply to specialty bulbs.
***Visits not to exceed 2-hour windows.
If you are a vacation rental owner, remember; the commission earned for renting your property does not provide for a year-round concierge service. The cost of one-off service calls can quickly add up. Eliminate those nuisance charges by enrolling in our home watch services program.
You may already be paying for home watch, caretaker, periodic housekeeping & handyman services. Why not consolidate this within your rental management arrangement? We also provide yard, pool, pest control and other maintenance services.
Contact your rental manager or complete the form for more details.
Let Gulf Coast take care of it all for one simple inclusive fee.
$100/month (Less than 1500 sq. ft.)
$120/month (1501-2500 sq. ft.)
$140/month (More than 2501 sq. ft.)
Our Home Watch services will add an extra layer of security to your vacant home. Our mission is to make home management as seamless and simple as possible. Not only do we prevent maintenance issues, but we also increase home security significantly. Telltail signs of absence such as circulars in the driveway are quickly corrected, and reduce the likelihood that your residence becomes a target of crime.
Our homeowners range from vacation homeowners, second homeowners, busy corporate professionals, senior citizens who have difficulty taking care of their property, and frequent travelers who rarely stay in one home for a long period of time.
Know Your Homeowner Insurance Coverage
It is a little-known fact that most homeowner insurance policies do not extend coverage on a vacant home for more than 30 days. Many of these homeowner policies require that a home be inspected if you will be away for longer than 72 hours in order for coverage to apply.
Don’t Be Denied!
If you’re absent from your home for 30 days or more your insurance company may consider it abandoned.
Failure to inspect your home during your extended absences every 14 days may result in insurance claim denial.
Insurance companies are cracking down on second homeowners. Don’t be accused of negligence.
Peace of Mind
Let us be the perfect solution to give you peace of mind, always knowing that your property is in good hands.
You enjoy the benefits, while we do the work.
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What People Are Saying About Us
This experience has been a pleasure from day 1. All of our concerns have always been dealt with in a very timely and efficient manner. We are being kept updated on everything happening at our property without feeling like we're being spammed.
Chelsea is amazing to deal with, she replies to and acts on emails faster than I've ever experienced with anyone else on the property market. Even a Friday evening 6pm has not held her back from communicating information between our tenants and us.
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie to find our new home and have Kelly as my property manager. Everything has gone better than I could have hoped or imagined. We began very stressed trying to find a home and when we came across the house we chose, Laurie was so kind during the showing and made everything so easy after that point. Kelly has been wonderful since we started living here and been super helpful with any questions we have. We are so happy this was our first experience moving into a home!
Scott has proved to be a personal, professional and people oriented person to work with. He spent time to look over things preparing for rental and I felt included through his listening and feedback. He responds promptly and courteously to handle questions in email. In fact I feel like he takes care of everything that I would do and more. I am in process of moving and he reduced my stress level by clarifying tasks that Gulf Coast could complete. He also thinks of things to do I didn't think of and seeks my approval before acting on tasks. He is a class act. My only complaint is that he showed up extra early for initial appt. but that is better than not at all or late! Overall I highly rate him as a welcome presence on Gulf Coast staff. I already feel part of their team with dignity and respect.
I've been very happy with the service from Gulf Coast Management! Very prompt if I need something fixed in my unit. Kelly Crawford always answers my emails and has been easy to work with! Excellent service!
As a long-term Plantation rental guests, my husband and I want to thank Elaine Dexter at making our visits a fantastic experience. Everything runs smoothly when she is in charge. She goes out of her way to handle any problem or concern (be it large or small) with a sense of urgency & commitment. You can tell that she truly cares! Looking forward to seeing Elaine in November, because I know that our visit will be a memorable one. We know we will be in good hands with no worries at all.
Want to Learn More?
If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Gulf Coast Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.