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Maine Vacation Rental Owners: I Challenge You.

Maine Vacation Rental

Attention, YOU. Vacation rental owner. You need to read this. When I moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the 1990’s, the Cape had mostly two classes, the uber-wealthy and the poor. My first job when I arrived was as a social worker for lower income young families and I was shocked at the poverty that […]

DownEast Tidbits – Whiting Store and Int’l Welcome Center

You want to explore all that Down East Maine has to offer. You’ve wandered through the blueberry barrens in Jonesboro. You’ve maybe stopped for lunch or a bit of shopping in Machias and now you’re still headed east. Just when you think, “Holy jeepers, where the heck am I going?” you’ll come to a crossroads. […]

DownEast Tidbit – The French Cellar

Wine and Cheese Picnic

Washington County may be hours from the nearest city, but it does have some culture.  The French Cellar carries local and imported wines and melt-in-your mouth cheeses and craft beers.  They often have wine tastings and are also a seller of delicious Bold Coast Coffee.  Just add the actual BOLD COAST — just a few miles […]

5 Vacation Home Spring Cleaning Tips You Need To Learn Now.

It’s that time of year again.  Time to spring clean the cottages.  After about fifteen years, we’ve finally got it down. Sort of.  It’s a chore, for sure.  It seems that I never, ever get to relax at any of my vacation homes, but there is something in the preparation for a new season that […]

Is It Finally The Right Time To Buy A House?

I think that home sales and prices might finally be on their way up in Washington County (and, in fact, perhaps all of Maine).  It might finally be ‘the right time’ to invest in your weekend getaway, your retirement dream or your summer vacation home.  Prices are up only slightly…not dramatically — according to the Maine […]

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 […]

What to do when it rains…besides sing.

So.. with all of the rain we’ve had in the past week, it got me wondering about what to do during inclement weather while on vacation in a private home rental.  As a vacationer, are there things that you count on to be in your vacation rental in case the weather turns nasty?  As a homeowner, […]

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 […]