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Many homeowners spend a lot of time away from their second home or vacation home. While away from the home, a reputable and trusted home watch service provides a reliable way for the homeowner to keep an eye on their property. The home watch service provider can complete visual inspections and walk-throughs of the home to report issues, they can complete regular scheduled maintenance within the home and provide fast response to any issues that may arise that the home.

Vacation homes in the Florida panhandle area, such as Miramar Beach, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach and 30A area, are popular areas where VIP Home Watch provides service. Please see our “Service Area” for complete service coverage map.

A property or home concierge provides personalized services to a homeowner before or during a visit to their vacation home (second home). Some of these services include: setting home thermostat, grocery shopping, package and mail retrieval, filling fuel for watercraft or recreational vehicles and general home-related errands.

Your home concierge can also act as a keyholder for your second home. As a keyholder for your home, the concierge can coordinate a key exchange for your visitors while you are away, sign and receive packages and shipments, and permit access for authorized contractors or authorities.

A Property Concierge is a great way to prepare for a vacation at your second home or to assist in errands while you are vacationing in the Florida area. This home concierge service can ensure that your home is setup and ready for your family to enjoy.

In order to maintain your vacation home, it is best to subscribe to a second home property management service such as VIP Home Watch Services. The home watch services can provide weekly, monthly and on-call property check-ups, walk-throughs, visual inspections as well as general home maintenance such as lawn care, pool care and cleaning.

VIP Home Watch Services is like having your best friend check on your place while you’re away…if that best friend was an experienced maintenance man, handy-man, property manager and all-around repairman.

VIP Home Watch Services are customized to your property but generally includes basic checks for the following areas of your second home and property:

  • Appliances – Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Stove/Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal & Washer/Dryer
  • Plumbing Check – Toilets, Sinks, Water Heater & Lawn Irrigation System
  • Indoor & Outdoor Lighting – Bulb Replacement
  • Weather Stripping & Seals – Windows & Doors
  • HVAC (Heating & Cooling System) Checks – Filter Replacement
  • Battery Replacement – Remote Controls, Smoke Detectors & Small Electronics
  • Golf Cart & Recreational Vehicles – Battery Charging, Tire Pressure & General Maintenance
  • Pool Care & Lawn Maintenance – Pool Pump, Operational Equipment & General Lawn Care

We will customize your home watch service to include any additional checks or maintenance that your vacation home may require. We can also include a home concierge for an exceptionally, personalized vacation home experience.

Firstly, stay calm. This is why you have VIP Home Watch Services. You will get the VIP treatment.

Should something go wrong at your second home and you’re away, VIP Home watch Service will immediately respond to the problem. We’ll assess the issue, recommend the appropriate response and coordinate the repair or resolution to completion in the most cost-effective manner. We work with a network of professional home repair and contractor services.

If the problem arises while you’re vacationing in the home, we can advise you on the best response to the problem, and direct the most qualified providers to complete the required repairs or services.

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VIP Home Watch’s headquarters in Miramar Beach, Florida proudly serves the beautiful homes in the most popular luxury residential areas such as 30a area, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach and Miramar Beach areas. Take a look at our service areas for more details.

Some of the other home checks and absentee home watch service items that can be included in your VIP Watch plan can include:

  • Check That The Security System Functions Properly
  • Resetting Electric Appliances/Breakers From Power Outage
  • Check Smoke Alarms/Replace Batteries
  • Blinds & Window Treatments Are Adjusted
  • Flush & Check All Toilets
  • Run Water & Check All Sinks
  • Test Kitchen Sink Disposal
  • Watering Of Indoor Plants (per request)
  • Check Heating & Cooling System
  • Check That All Doors & Windows Are Locked
  • Check Temperature Of Refridgerator
  • Check Ice Maker – Rotate Ice
  • Pickup & Secure Mail/Packages
  • Test Start Vehicles (per request)
  • 360 Visual Inspection Around Home & Property
  • Inspect Exterior For Signs Of Vandalism Or Theft
  • Confirm Lawn Care Is Being Performed
  • Remove Any Advertisements, Newspapers Or Flyers
  • Check Window Screen & Screen Enclosures
  • Check Deck & Patio Areas
  • Check Outdoor Plumbing & Irrigation
  • Visual Inspection Of Exterior HVAC Equipment
  • Inspect Exterior Of Garage Areas
  • Check Boating & Dock Areas
  • Check For Any Damaged Landscaping
  • Check Exterior For Pest Control Issues
  • Visual Inspection Of Roof & Gutters (ground-level)
  • Test Start Vehicles (per request)

Whether you are away or currently occupying your second home, you can call VIP Home Watch to perform a vast number of tasks. This makes second home ownership a breeze and can help you enjoy a interruption-free, relaxing vacation.

See also “Home Concierge Service” for more on-call services.

  • Preparing Home For Arrival/Departure
  • Coordinate House Cleaning Services
  • Clean Out Refrigerator & Freezer
  • Grocery Shopping & Restocking Pantry
  • Flower Purchase & Arrangements
  • Project Management (Oversee Repairs)
  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry (Pickup/Delivery)
  • Mail & Package Delivery Receipt
  • Arrange Pet Care Services
  • Keyholder Services & Representation

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We manage multi-million dollar homes and projects. We have a reputation for catering to our clients needs and surpassing expectations. We guarantee you will be more than satisfied with your VIP Services.

Should we discover any issues during our home checks, we will contact you with the suggested course of action and coordinate the appropriate tasks to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.

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