Seascape Motel and Cottages

Belfast, Maine

For over 50 years the Seascape Motel and Cottages of Belfast, Maine has been making guests feel welcome. This tradition of warm hospitality has been passed down from one generation of family ownership to the next. Barbara Russell’s parents, and now Barbara and her husband Chris, take their commitment to their guest’s satisfaction to heart. Whether it is with their nicely appointed rooms, beautifully landscaped grounds, spotlessly maintained pool and hot tub, guest comfort is their focus.
 
And now, after Seascape has been in the family for 57 years, Barbara and Chris are ready to pass this lodging business onto lucky new owners to enjoy for hopefully many years to come. You can’t miss the red and white striped lighthouse next to the office as you pass this lovely property!
 
There’s no shortage of things to do and places to explore from Seascape’s central location and traveling in any direction is easy from the Seascape. The property is located on coastal US Route 1, offering ideal roadside visibility, just minutes from Belfast’s historic downtown and picturesque harbor, area attractions, and Acadia National Park. Belfast has really grown in recent years, with a number of new shops, restaurants and breweries. The harbor and marina have also grown, with vessels of all sizes, and of course a traditional lobster pound is never far.
 
Situated on 21 acres, with about 17 undeveloped, perfect for expansion. There are a total of 10 buildings: 1 seven-unit motel building, 7 rental cottages, 1 office cottage (all built in 1951), and the owner’s house. The main house was built in 1918 and is fully insulated for year round living ~2,588 sf and has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living room with woodstove, picture window, ocean view with gorgeous kitchen, radiant heat ceramic tile floors, granite counters, gas Bertazzoni stove. Attached 3-car heated, insulated and finished garage with bathroom is a great convenience.
 
This is a great opportunity for a new buyer looking for a job, lifestyle, business investment and great midcoast Maine location!

History

There are some wonderful old photos showing the house and cottages before some of the cottages (in the back) were moved and connected to become the motel units as they are today.

$1,550,000

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At a Glance

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General Property Data

  • 202 Searsport Avenue (Route 1), Belfast, ME 04915
  • Lot size – 21 acres – 4.5 are developed, the remainder yours for expansion possibilities!
  • Map 27, Lot 9 Book 1496 Page 310 Waldo County Registry of Deeds
  • Zoning: Commercial
    2020-2021 real estate taxes $14,579
  • 10 total buildings in all – 1 seven unit motel building, 1 owner’s house/garage, 1 office cottage plus 7 rental cottages
  • in ground gunite heated pool with ADA lift, cover and hot tub
  • electric golf cart used for transporting housekeeping supplies and other tasks
  • picnic tables, charcoal grills for guests
  • beautiful view of the Penobscot Bay from the house, grounds, and most units
  • potential for events, RV hookups, additional cottages, creating nature trails on the back wooded lot
  • laundry room between the garage and owner’s living space with commercial equipment
  • paved parking lot with more than enough parking
  • public water and sewer


The Cottages & Motel

  • three-season cottages (8 units) and motel (7 units) plus office cottage built in 1951
  • cottages and office are on concrete piers all cottages have full kitchen, motel units have a fridge
  • all units have a deck (motel has one long deck), small outdoor table and chairs
  • office cottage has ice machine, fridge and freezer
  • roofs on all cottages were installed between 2009-2016 with 25 & 30 year architectural shingles
  • all units have in-wall AC units
  • all units have flat screen TVs, telephone, coffee maker, iron, hairdryer, clock/USB
  • all new beds in 2021

Owner's House and Garage

  • main house built in 1918 and fully insulated for year round living, ~2,588 sf
  • house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living room with woodstove, picture window, ocean view, gorgeous kitchen, radiant heat ceramic tile floors, granite counters, gas Bertazzoni stove
  • attached 3-car heated, insulated, finished garage with bathroom and storage above
  • one garage bay has screen doors in addition to the electric garage door
  • System 2000 boiler for the house installed 2010
  • roof installed in 2009 on the house (25 year shingle) and garage in 2011 (30 year shingle)
  • house siding is vinyl, garage is cement clapboard
  • hardwood floors throughout except kitchen
  • 560sf 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment on the 2nd floor of the main house (between the front original part of the house and the garage) with separate entrance, ideal for friends, family, nanny or Au-pair or tenant

The Owner's House

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Location

There’s no shortage of things to do and places to explore from Seascape’s central location and traveling in any direction is easy from the Seascape. The property is located on coastal US Route 1, offering ideal roadside visibility, just minutes from Belfast’s historic downtown and picturesque harbor, area attractions, and Acadia National Park.

 

Belfast has really grown in recent years, with a number of new shops, restaurants and breweries. The harbor and marina have also grown, with vessels of all sizes. and of course a traditional lobster pound is never far.

 

Distance in Miles:

Augusta – 45

Bangor – 35

Bar Harbor – 60

Boston – 200

Camden – 17

Freeport – 90

Kittery – 160

Kennebunkport – 100

New York – 400

Portland – 100

Quebec/Montreal – 300

This offering is a financially viable, seasonal business