Month: August 2009

PRICE REDUCTION – Captain Briggs House in Freeport $795,000

Now offered at $795,000, Captain Briggs House has 7 guest rooms with private baths. The owners quarters is beautiful and very spacious in the renovated post and beam barn and offers some of the best space as owners quarters are concerned. There is a master bedroom with large bath (shower and soaking tub), living room, …

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Pet Friendly Lodging…creating a niche…

How I arrived at this blog post: We had breakfast this morning at Cafe 2/Eat-a-Pita in Southwest Harbor. I love this casual cafe and have ever since we moved here. But being innkeepers, we were never able to go for breakfast (they closed at the end of October when we did) so I was excited …

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JUST LISTED! A gorgeous Yankee Barn post and beam home on Mount Desert Island

Although I’m primarily a Lodging Broker, every now and then I list a residential property. This one is located in Pretty Marsh, on the western side Mount Desert Island, Maine. This is what I refer to as a great “feel good” house. Not to mention one for entertaining. Situated on 10 private acres just minutes …

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I’m often asked “what’s happening in the bed and breakfast real estate market?”

I’ve received numerous inquiries of my listings under the $800,000 price point over the past two months. The lodging industry isn’t necessarily in sync with the rest of the real estate market. There are many factors to look at when determining why a property might have a great deal of interest or just very little: …

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Debunking a Myth…Maine is NOT cold 365 days a year…

My Twitter friend, @top20reos always has a respectful yet wise comeback when I tweet about Maine in the winter, or when I insist that our winter doesn’t start 3 weeks from now! Of course, he is from Florida, so it’s not an easy task to convince a Floridan of our beautiful Maine weather, any time …

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Our Maine Lighthouses, from my camera lens to you…

Two Lights, Cape ElizabethPortland Head LightNubble Light, YorkMarshall Point Head Light, Port ClydeBass Harbor Head LightIn my 10 years as a non-Mainer along with my 5 plus years as a proud Maine resident, I believe I’ve visited all lighthouses accessible by car. Many of my old photos were actually film (yes, we used to use …

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Some of my personal favorite Maine spots (coastal and inland)…

Last week I posted Downeast Magazine’s 10 Prettiest Maine Harbors. So this week I’m adding to it a few of my personal favorite spots in all of Maine – both inland and coastal: Stonington Christmas Cove Seawall, Acadia National Park Pemaquid Round Pond Port Clyde Clark’s Island/Spruce Point Lubec Winter Harbor Rockwood Mt. Kineo Lake …

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