A home watch service is similar to a home inspection service—but unlike ones you’ve probably heard of before. They don’t inspect homes that people are getting ready to purchase—instead, they investigate (or watch) vacation homes while you’re away. We would say that when you hire a home watch service, you’re getting another pair of eyes—but that would be selling your “home guardians” short!

A home watch professional does so much more than watch your house. From making sure your pool water is clean to ensuring that a passing storm didn’t do any damage to your Kona vacation home, services can be customized to meet your particular needs.

Snow Birds

Some people prefer a detailed and thorough inspection of their home while they’re away, while others may want a general “look over” of their house. Either way, a reliable home watch company will provide a customized plan that fits your specific desires. Whether you are rarely at your second home—or you’re on the Big Island quite a bit—they will make a personalized plan for you. How do you know if your Kona vacation home needs a home watch professional? Read on to learn more! 

Who Benefits from a Home Watch Service?

A home watch service benefits anyone who owns a second house in Hawaii. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons people may have a home in Kona—and why this service would be such an asset to have!


If you’re like many who own a second home in Hawaii, this gorgeous island provides the ideal scenery for a vacation home. With the crystal clear, deep-blue water and sparkling sandy beaches, you have your own slice of paradise. A vacation property in Kona is ideal since the weather is incredible year-round. While the rest of the mainland is shivering through a record-setting polar vortex, those who own a vacation home in Kona are enjoying the beach.


A vacation home is a luxury to own, but it can be stressful if you don’t have the assurance that it’s in good hands while you’re back home on the mainland. With a home watch service, you have control over the care of your home—even from abroad!


Maybe you’re retired, and you have plenty of free time to enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard for. You may have family in other parts of the country that you want to be near. However, every winter, you get a chill in your bones and a craving for some sweet sunshine. Who wants to deal with cold winters or the treacherous driving conditions of icy, snow-covered roads? That’s why you choose to have a beautiful home on this paradise island. You’re a “snowbird”—and proud!

However, for most of the year, you won’t be occupying your retreat—and you’ll need a reliable team to make sure it’s well maintained. Your home watch team is on-call to give your house the tender, loving care it needs during the long off-season. 

Military Personnel 

Are you active duty? Hawaii is home to the country’s largest concentration of military bases and compounds. There are 11 military bases in Hawaii, with each branch of the military represented in some fashion on the Big Island. Maybe you need to stay in Hawaii part-time due to being military personnel. If so, then you will appreciate the diligence a home-watch service will provide in your absence.

Military Home Watch Service

Job Travel 

You may have an exciting job that takes you all over the world! Some people enjoy these types of jobs and are made for the adventurous life. Some jobs require traveling for an extended amount of time—maybe a month. You may have to leave your beautiful home in Kona as part of that jet-setting lifestyle.

Given that you may not know when you’ll need to leave the Big Island until a week or days beforehand, having an inspection service that is ready at a moment’s notice means that your property will be well cared for until your return from abroad.

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The Benefits of a Home Watch Service Are Clear!

Whatever your reasons are for having a second home on the Big Island, you will reap the benefits of the inspection services offered by Hawaiian Dream Home Watch. Whether you want detailed service or the bare minimum, Hawaiian Dream Home Watch will customize a service plan to meet your lifestyle. 

Additionally, Hawaiian Dream Home Watch will update you right away if something does go wrong with your property, and they will help you reach a solution—no matter how far away you are.

As a company that’s been serving the Big Island since 2004, Hawaiian Dream Home Watch has a trusted, reliable network of contractors who can take care of any job your home may require to stay pristine in your absence. For example, if your home needs an exterior touch-up following a storm, we let you know when it was completed—and how the job looks. We know how important visual reports are to our clients!

If you own a home in Kona—but aren’t there all the time—then we’d love to hear from you. Curious about what you can expect from us? Download a sample of our detailed inspection report!