About Home & Boat Watchdog

Home and Boat Watchdog visually inspects your property looking for obvious issues.

After many years of watching homes and holding keys for family, friends, and neighbors, recent years seemed to have the highest number of problems while owners were away: From half-open back doors, a 6-inch diameter tree branch through a roof, squirrels chewing into and nesting in gutters, the irrigation system not operational, a leaking basement starting to mold, to water from snowmelt running in through a sunroom onto a computer. This led to researching the home watch industry so that we could ensure that neighbors and future clients would have everything taken care of properly. This led to joining the National Home Watch Association. The NHWA holds a very high set of standards which assures customers that the people in their homes are indeed looking out for their best interests at all times.

I have lived at the beach for over 25 years and have been boating for more. I also run a successful photography studio with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. A skilled professional photographer has about ten times more eye movements, paying close attention to detail, than your average person. I have always had the ability to find four-leaf clovers in a patch of threes. This natural trait of observing differences in patterns and things out of place is very useful.

  • Accredited member of NHWA, +vetted every year
  • Certified Professional Photographer with a keen eye
  • State Police Background checked, fingerprinted and approved
  • Homeland Security TSA checked and approved
  • Trained assistant leader and background checked with the Boy Scouts of America with youth protection training
  • Background check for the church with Safe Sanctuary Training Assessment
  • United States Coast Guard background checked, drug tested and approved Licensed Captain up to 50 tons
  • Former Lifeguard
  • Neighborhood Homeowners Association board member
  • Attended Neighborhood Watch information session by the Delaware State Police
  • Attended Citizen's Police Academy with the Delaware State Police
  • Attended Delaware Resiliency Summit on disaster preparedness
  • Attended National Home Watch Association Annual Conference

Buying and maintaining a vacation home or boat poses unique challenges.

Buying a vacation home or boat often includes added expenses that might surprise even those who have bought first homes. With concerns surrounding hurricanes, nor-easters, and blizzards in remote vacation areas, insurance can be a killer. We provide true peace of mind while you are away for seasonal residents, second/vacation homes or absentee owners. With Home & Boat Watchdog services, owners of Southern Delaware homes and boats while absent, can be rest assured that if their property experiences major issues it will now be monitored and dealt with. Home & Boat Watchdog is focused on helping those with a second home or boat by easing the burden of maintaining and taking conscientious care of their property.

Our Team

Keeping a careful eye on your property.

David Koster

Owner Manager

David Koster

Carrie Koster

Business Partner and Bookkeeper

Carrie Koster

Watchdog Cider

Watch Dog

Watchdog Cider

Our Services

House/Condo Check • Boat/RV/Vehicle Check • Property Watch Securing Home or Boat • Visual Inspection Checks • Security Check • Check for Theft, Damage, Trash, Debris, Leaks, Mold and Pests • Check Security System, Locks, Windows, Doors, Circuit Breakers, Lights, Water, Gas, Thermostats, Temperature, Humidity, Refrigerators, Freezers, Wine Coolers and Humidors • Alarm Response • Check for Mail, Newspapers, Fliers and Packages • Check Home of Senior or Elder • Check Irrigation and Landscaping • Check Pool, Hot Tub or Pond • Put out/Take in Trash and Recycle • Water Plants • Clear Off Driveway and Sidewalks • Change Air/Water Filters, Light Bulbs and Smoke/Co2 Alarm Batteries • Key Holder • Meet Contractors, Service People or Guests • Arrange Home Deliveries •Turn on/off Lights and Timers, Water or Gas • Pre- and Post-Storm Services • Other Special Requests

Service Areas

Lewes 19958
Rehoboth Beach
Sussex County, DE

Company Info

Home & Boat WatchDog
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-226-2362

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