Why Choose Paradise Home Watch Services?

Paradise Home Watch Services is a Sarasota, Florida based Company that offers Insured and Bonded Services to Busy Professionals, Frequent Travelers, Seasonal Residents and Retirees who have Second Homes or Vacation Rental Property in the Sarasota, Florida Gulf Coast area.

We Service Sarasota, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Osprey, Venice and Surrounding Areas.

Paradise Home Watch is Proud to be Founding Members of the International Home Watch Alliance, The National Home Watch Association and the Community Association’s Institute.

We have passed background checks, and have been trained and tested by both the IHWA and NHWA.

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Peace of Mind

Being away from my home for Month’s at a time creates anxiety, worry and concern. Is my Home Safe, did the storm I heard about on the news cause any Damage? Are there any pests or rodent problems, has anyone tried to break in? What’s happening or could happen in my absence and how do I eliminate these concerns?

Home Watch

We perform scheduled inspections of Vacant properties while you are away! Paradise Home Watch primary emphasis is assuring your home is watched and you are not having issues with neighbors, squatters, vandalism, water leaks, animal intrusion, bugs, insects, weather/wind damage, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, heating, mold, mildew and other concerns.

When we arrive at your home, we will scan a code on you home to begin the inspection. A customized checklist of your home will be completed along with pictures of the home showing any concerns that may be discovered, The checklist will be emailed to you. Review your homes checklist and have piece of mind that your home is in good hands while you are away!

Insurance Claims

Most Insurance Companies are now requiring documented evidence for absences greater than 14 days. A qualified professional will examine and document the condition of your home. Negligence it the primary reason for insurance claim denials. You need to know that all reports are filed and retained in case you need them for a insurance claim.

Appliance and Equipment Breakdowns

The life expectancy of appliances in Florida are 40% to 60% less than normal due to our subtropical climate. Salt Air, Humidity, Heat, Pests Corrosive Water, Plugged AC lines are typical day to day occurrences. Trust Paradise Home Watch Services to take care of these problems.


You can stop your mail but you can’t stop the junk mail or circulars in the driveway. The uncut lawn and overgrown shrubs, the burned out lights are all beacons to burglars and thieves stalking your neighborhood.

Vendor Supervision

The most common complaints, the vendor I hired to clean my pool never shows up, the housekeeper didn’t clean my home thoroughly, the homeowner’s association is complaining that my grass is not cut. How do I know if the vendors are reliable, insured and licensed? Paradise Home Watch Services provides Vendor Supervision to make sure the job is done right.

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Professional Relationships

Paradise Home Watch partners with professional Realtor’s, Community Associations Manager sand Property Management professionals to provide their properties professional Home Watch Services. We can provide referrals to many area companies who do expert repair work.

Latest Technology

Our Inspectors use the latest Technology including Laser Thermometers for exact temperature readings and digital reporting at each home with an inspection list. Our fully electronic inspection process generates custom, automated reporting as well as a report e mailed to each client following every visit.

Locally Owned and Operated

Paradise Home Watch Services is owned and operated by Donn Smith. He has been a seasonal resident of Sarasota since 1993 and a full time resident since 2008. Donn worked for a Fortune 500 Bank in his corporate career, and also owned and operated a successful Home Health Care Franchise for 10 years in Venice, FL.