Bonded and Insured

Accredited Member of the National Home Watch Association

Bonded and Insured

Accredited Member of the National Home Watch Association


Celtic Home Watch

What Is Celtic Home Watch?

Celtic Home Watch provides services customized to your home and peace of mind.  Our experience and training put us in the upper tier of Home Watch companies in our service areas of Ellenton, South Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Parrish, but our care, attention to detail, and value make us the best Home Watch company for your needs.

Celtic Home Watch is Accredited by the National Home Watch Association, the leader of the Home Watch industry, which requires vetting and background checks for all member companies with additional requirements of additional proof of adequate insurance, bond, and proper business licensing.  This provides a layer of protection for a homeowner who signs up with an Accredited Home Watch Business.

At another level of professionalism and resolute about our business, owner Iain Gunn has achieved the designation of  Certified Home Watch Professional.  The criteria for this designation include testing and continuing education to achieve and maintain the certification.

Our Three Key Pillars




Our Services

Celtic Home Watch offers the following services to absentee homeowners:

  • Weekly or Bi-Weekly Home Inspection
  • Mail Collection
  • Contractor Access
  • Single Point Key Holder
  • Concierge
  • Coordination of House Cleaning Services

Iain Gunn is the owner of Celtic Home Watch.  He was born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland and lived in the shadow of the Loch Ness monster.  This rich heritage is the underlying reason for the name “Celtic Home Watch”.

Iain comes with 25 years of property experience.  Starting as a maintenance technician, he advanced to the level of maintenance manager.  He moved into property management at the management level, culminating in the position of regional director over multiple properties for a large property development company with a large portfolio of residential and commercial properties. Iain understands what can happen to a vacant property and the need for checks to mitigate possible problems that could go months without the attention of a certified, accredited, and most importantly, responsible person.

Iain Gunn Fun Facts

Iain came to the United States 30 years ago and met his wife. The United States is home now, but he stays in contact with family living in Scotland.

Iain was born and grew up in the Highlands of Scotland about 15 miles from the infamous Loch Ness monster. At 18 years of age, he enlisted in the Scots Guards, then returned to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, where he lived and worked.

As a boy, he was surrounded by music, with his mother singing and his father playing the fiddle in a dance band. With music always being played in their home, it was only natural that he should follow in their footsteps. On returning to Edinburgh after serving in the army, he worked during the day on the administration staff of a large attorney’s office.  In the evenings he managed a large cabaret show in one of the 5-star hotels where they served Scottish cuisine. The show was comprised of a 5 piece band, 4 dancers, a bagpipe player, a female singer, and Iain as host and soloist; they performed six nights a week from April through October.  As time went on, Iain found himself drawn into performing full-time.  He left the law firm and teamed up with a solo musician; very soon they were performing in North America. Initially, they did 4 shows in Ontario, one of which was the Fergus Highland Games. From there, their notoriety spread, taking them to the Middle East, where they entertained expat Scots in the oil business, then undertook a five-week tour of New Zealand comprised of 26 shows before returning to Canada. A 5-week tour from Winnipeg, Alberta to Nova Scotia finished out the year. In 1989, they were offered their first recording contract, followed by an invitation to perform at a  Silver Jubilee celebration attended by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. In 1992 they produced a second CD done live in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

Peace of Mind

If you are looking for someone who will care for your property with as much attention and love as you would provide personally, then look no further. Iain Gunn of Celtic Home Watch is the perfect solution for your needs. He is qualified with years of experience in managing rental apartment complexes and personal residences. But of even greater merit, he is conscientious, thorough, always prompt and dependable, and has reliable integrity. Entrust your valuable space to someone who will not only follow through with what is promised, but will also go the extra mile. You will have peace of mind and assurance that your investment is safe in his capable management. I have personally known Iain for over 20 years, and unequivocally recommend him to you. This is a five-star service you can count on.
Dr. Dale A Fife