What We Do – What We Look For


Gate House Watch - a St. Augustine, family-owned, Home Inspection business.

We service the needs of residents on vacation, snow birds, vacation rental home owners,
and adult children looking after the needs of elderly parents.


Our rates are reasonable, starting at $30 per visit. You pick the frequency of our visits, whether weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or an as-needed basis. Within hours of our visit, we email you a status, complete with photos.
We are a small, family-owned business; not a franchise or a large, impersonal corporation. We care about you, your home and peace of mind. Please review the list below for a complete understanding of what we offer. If you have other needs, just ask! It may be something we can take care of for you.

An Unoccupied Home Invites These Problems:

  • Malfunctioning cooling and heating systems
  • Mold and mildew
  • Leaks and water intrusion
  • Plugged gutters and downspouts
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Rodent, reptile and insect infestations
  • Invasive plant species
  • Broken screens, windows, doors and locks
  • Storm damage
  • Poor maintenance by lawn service & pool companies
  • Algae on pool enclosures, concrete, walks, etc.
  • Soil erosion from heavy rains
  • Malfunctioning emergency generator systems
  • Malfunctioning alarm systems
  • Signs no one is home: bulging mailboxes, flyers in doors and on driveways
  • For an additional cost, we can also:

  • Install storm shutters when major storms are expected
  • Inspect your home to assess damage after a storm
  • Start your vehicle on a regular basis or install a permanent battery charger
  • Take your vehicle to your mechanic for service
  • Purchase & deliver groceries to ensure you have the essentials when you return to your Florida home
  • Arrange for light cleaning before your return
  • Contract plumbers, etc. & stay in your home while they work
  • Take delivery of large items in your home
  • Take delivery of smaller packages at our office and leave them inside your home or forward them on to you
  • Install a web-based camera so you can look in on your home at any time
  • Ensure your lighting timers are operating correctly
  • Perform errands of all kinds upon request
  • Call Gate House Watch for a free quote 904-770-7939