Coastline Cottage Home Watch of Fort Myers, FL, earns fourth-year accreditation from the NHWA!​

Jack Luber
Executive Director


Coastline Cottage Home Watch of Fort Myers, Florida, has earned accreditation from the NHWA for the fourth year.

To Owner Karen Curtin, starting a Home Watch Company in Florida felt like she was stepping into something she had been preparing for all her life. Her background is in design, decorating, real estate, visual consulting, and organizational management. Starting Coastline Cottage Home Watch felt like a natural progression.

Owning, buying and selling six homes along the East Coast that ranged from new construction to a 30-year-old property in need of full reconstruction, Karen had no choice but to learn and work with contactors hands-on to achieve the results she wanted. With each location (Massachusetts, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, and Florida) came many challenges as with any home, but also brought some valuable lessons. From those lessons, she was able to sell each property at a profit.

After 30 years of visiting Southwest Florida, Karen and her husband bought their second home—their piece of Paradise. After several disappointing returns—the last resulting in $4,000 in damages—Karen and her husband found out that it is no longer feasible to leave such an investment in the hands of well-meaning friends and neighbors. The smallest oversights can turn into major disasters. Karen’s goal is to help her clients maintain and care for their homes and investments as they would. When her clients return to enjoy their vacation spot, it is exactly as they left it. Should problems arise, she is there to report them to her clients, as well as to discuss how to handle every issue.

Karen feels that teaming up with NHWA is the best backing she could have; it lets her customers know that she takes Coastline Cottage Home Watch very seriously. Karen has earned the designation of Certified Home Watch Professional and has graduated from the NHWA’s Home Watch Boot Camp, making her one of the elite Home Watch providers in the industry. The CHWP designation and Home Watch Boot Camp training show Karen’s commitment to providing excellent service to her clients. She helps them have direct access and follow-up on their cottage, condo, or home on the Coastline.

Karen Curtin

Coastline Cottage Home Watch serves Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, and Captiva Island. You can reach Karen at (239) 771-3125 or at Her Facebook page is at

Congratulations, Karen!

As always, I wish you

Much success,


A little about the National Home Watch Association: The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (

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