Sandcastles Home Watch

While strolling in one of our beautiful shore towns, I conversed with a gentleman working in his flowerbeds. The gentleman proceeded to tell me with a chuckle that “Those working in the yards are the owners, while the ones relaxing on the porch are the guests.”

Purchasing a Beach House is a dream come true, a place for fun, relaxation, and creating memories with family and friends.

It results in seasonal enjoyment with year-round responsibility.

A vacant home is a vulnerable home.

A personal connection to second home ownership (a five-hour destination north), multiple beach homes since 1996 throughout Cape May County, I saw first hand the challenges absentee and seasonal home ownership presents. I concluded that all secondary homeowners are experiencing the same challenges giving me a deeper insight into the benefits of a Home Watch Service.

You may ask, “What is a Home Watch Service?”

The National Home Watch Association defines Home Watch as

“a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues.”

If left unattended, these same issues lead to costly repairs. Do you want to return to your beach home that is in disarray? Or do you want problems identified, managed, and corrected?  And that is what we do during Home Watch visits – conducting interior/exterior multi-point inspections with GPS reporting. We take it one step further. I work with your team of experts, or if you are new to the area, Sandcastles works with an elite team of vetted contractors to maintain your home with satisfaction, an A-okay attitude, and a ‘Welcome Home’ smile.

The opportunity to make a positive difference in your clients’ day is satisfying. The ability to give peace of mind is priceless. “Caring” is the crucial component to Home Watch, the natural ability to go over and beyond, with attention to the smallest of details.  Without “Caring,” all the training, experience, and resources will prove to be superficial.  One must engage in the emotional aspect of homeownership (the owner) and the physical (the home and property).

Sandcastle HW – Your professional team, with a caring nature, keeps a watchful eye on your Castle.

Sandcastles Home Watch Service Areas

What Our Clients Have To Say

Donna Marie is very focused yet flexible...

My wife and I maintain a vacation home in Cape May Beach. We had several home watch services since buying the house. We began using Sandcastle Home Watch in late 2017.

I highly recommend the services of Sandcastle Home Watch to you. They are extremely professional, reasonably priced and provide a detailed report after each weekly inspection. They also have a sophisticated key management system that provides an added level of security for the keys to the properties they watch.

Donna Marie is very focused yet flexible and she has a broad network of trade organizations to help handle maintenance and repair issues should you need them.
We have been very satisfied with Sandcastle Home Watch and Donna Marie personally.

Richard W.

Donna Marie at Sandcastles Home Watch has been wonderful!

“She is a joy to work with and is very responsive and reliable as well. It has been a blessing to find someone as responsible as her to allow us peace of mind knowing that our home is being well taken care of while we are away. ”

Jenny & Daniel C.
The Villa’s

Donna is always able to quickly and efficiently tackle issues that pop up.

“Working with Sandcastles Home Watch has been a great experience. As someone who owns a house in Cape May (but lives elsewhere in the country), I know first-hand the stresses of owning and managing a seasonal beachfront property. Impending summer and fall hurricanes, winter storms, plumbing issues, water leaks, HVAC system maintenance, and electrical concerns are just some of the problems that can arise throughout the year. However, Donna is always able to quickly and efficiently tackle issues that pop up. She is hardworking and very professional, and I will continue to trust her with my property for years to come.”

Brian S.
Tampa, FL & Cape May, NJ

Donna is always willing to help and is incredibly responsive to any questions and last-minute requests for help.

I have had the pleasure of working with Donna for two years, and her professionalism and experience have been a huge benefit to caring for our property. Donna brings a wealth of knowledge in many areas, especially related to the various contractors needed to maintain and support a shore property. I have been consistently pleased with the work done by the recommended contractors and the oversight she provides. Most importantly, Donna is always willing to help and is incredibly responsive to any questions and last-minute requests for help. She is also very proactive and gives excellent guidance on our property’s care, upkeep, and positioning for rentals.

Frederic H.
Sea Isle City, NJ

I feel I have a friend watching over my home!

I have been working with Donna Marie from Sandcastles Home Watch for about a year and have been extremely pleased with my entire experience. We purchased and then renovated a home on the shore. Donna Marie was at the ready with anything and everything I needed her to do, meeting with contractors, accepting furniture deliveries, setting up repairs, and much much more. She even went above and beyond with helping me prepare my home, so we were ready to move in by our official start date! The house would not have been ready without her! But that is just Donna Marie — she is invested and wants to help in whatever way makes it easy for you. She is thoughtful, efficient, accommodating, and resourceful in every single situation. She is proactive in all things and brings a lot of value and experience to the table. Donna Marie is excellent at her job and just an absolute pleasure to work with. I feel I have a friend watching over my home!

Sondra B.
Stone Harbor

Your Castle, Our Priority – Who is watching over your Castle?

You want the best for not only your home but also yourself! Let Sandcastles Home Watch provide real