Category Archives: Downeast Life

Have You Seen This Perfect Seaside Cottage in Maine? (And You Can Own It!)

My inbox received a notification of a new house on the market for sale in coastal Washington County.  Yes, because I am a real estate geek, I receive notifications of all properties when they hit the market.  I’m not currently looking to buy another house, but, hey, you never know.  I really hadn’t been in […]

Should I put a Tesla charging station at my vacation rental?

 What do you know about Tesla Motors?  I’m not a car girl.  I know that Tesla is some sort of luxury automobile.  Or a battery.  Or a battery-operated automobile.  I don’t think there are many Tesla owners in Maine — thrifty Mainers aren’t apt to spend $75,000+ for an automobile that can’t haul a deer or […]

Why my special needs son went on a turkey shoot

In case you didn’t know, I have a 17 year old son.  He’s just about perfect (except when he’s driving me insane).  My husband and I were foster parents and our second foster child was a tiny, five-pound, week-old little bald guy, wearing nothing but a diaper and smelling like cigarettes.  He and his sister […]

Two Down East Homes for Sale With Income Possibilities

        I had the opportunity recently to tour two water-view sea captains’ homes for sale in Washington County.  Yes, I have a great appreciation of old houses and have a bad habit of falling in love with every old house that I visit. In this case, both were big and mighty homes build in the […]

Poll: How Do You Winterize Your Vacation Home?

Time to think about winterizing the cabin.  Or, maybe with the October snow last week, I should be saying… well, I’m too late to winterize the cabin. If you have a seasonal vacation house, you might partake in the annual ritual of closing down the cottage for the winter.  If you have indoor plumbing, that […]

5 Reasons Autumn is Better in Maine than in Vermont

Sure, both states have marvelous color and offer prime leaf peeping.  Both have cozy country inns and a myriad of harvest festivals.  But Maine offers something more than it’s more western New England state. 1-You can see the leaves via boat.  Book a foliage cruise on the Schooner Mary Day and see the fall colors […]

The 3 Best Vacation Homes For Sale in Down East Maine 9/19/2015

Disclaimer:  Home buying is very subjective.  The criteria for the ‘best vacation home’ is only what I have seen and loved on my travels throughout Maine.  I have not received compensation in any way by any of the property owners or real estate agents.  I will be posting updated lists regularly as I discover different […]