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Our loft/studio apartment accommodates 2 adults and 2/3 children.. The loft is the the area that our family and guests most enjoy staying in. It is away from the main part of the house, in a separate wing, with a private outside entrance. Well furnished and sunny, and very spacious (500 square feet) there is a very comfortable queen size bed and a couch and love seat (we also can provide air mattresses). There is a dining area and a well equipped full kitchen, (no dishwasher). It is perfect for breakfast, packing lunch for the beach and what ever else you might like to prepare. There is a small bath with a shower.
We also can make available an adjoining sitting room that provides private accommodations for 2. It is furnished with a queen sleep sofa, lounge chairs and a television.
And although in Maine you hardly ever need it, we do have central air conditioning. There is parking for one car. We are in a beautiful private neighborhood, an 8 minute walk to Ogunquit Village.
The Native Americans were right when they named this town "Beautiful Place By The Sea." Ogunquit is all of that and more. This small summer community has retained its "old Maine" appeal. With it's rocky coastline, beautiful beaches and charming village setting, it is the perfect vacation destination. Yankee Magazine Readers have voted it the best beach town in New England for 2012.
Beyond the natural beauty of Ogunquit is a thriving Arts Community. Considered to be one the most beautiful small museums in the world, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art is open from June to mid-October. It has a fine permanent collection and annually presents several changing exhibits. Gallery talks by noted artists and writers and exciting musical events are also part of their summer program. The Barn Gallery is a Collaborative and features many local artists. Workshops, recitals and a film series are scheduled throughout the summer. We have theater here in town too. The Ogunquit Playhouse is one of the last remaining Equity Summer Theaters in New England. It continues to provide outstanding entertainment, presenting 4 or 5 shows a season.
Ogunquit is a walking town with flowers, everywhere. A 5 minute walk from the village is 3 miles of sandy beach-voted one of the ten best in the U.S. The Marginal Way with magnificent views of cliffs and ocean is a walk along rustic paths that runs from the village to Perkins Cove. Perkins Cove is a "must see". The local lobster men moor their boats in the Cove and the excursion and charter boats dock there as well. The Cove is filled with old fishing shacks that have been converted into shops, galleries and restaurants. With breathtaking views it is easy to understand why this part of town was the heart of the once famous Ogunquit Art Community.
Ogunquit also has a trolley service that shuttles throughout town, and a new extended service running from York Beach through Ogunquit, Wells and up to Kennebunkport. Ogunquit's location is ideal for day trips. North or South in Maine; a visit to Portsmouth or a coastal or lakes region visit in New Hampshire; or a "big city" trip to Boston, are all fun and easy. There are three convenient airport options; Boston, Portland and Manchester, N.H. and their is train service from Boston and Portland that drops off in Wells-next town North of Ogunquit.
Come Visit Our "Beautiful Place By The Sea"
Getting here: Ogunquit is 45 minutes from Portland, Maine, 1 hour 30 minutes from Boston and 1 hour 20 minutes from Manchester, New Hampshire. There is train service from Boston and Portland into Wells, Maine, a 15 minute drive to Qgunquit. There is also bus service from Portland and Boston. The lowest priced air fares seem to come through Manchester. Southwest Airlines offers good service out of Manchester.
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We love to travel, but prefer spring, fall and occasionally winter. We are also looking for non-simultaneous exchanges during winter and summer for ourselves and summer exchanges for our adult children and grandchildren. We have many destinations on our wish list but are open to suggestion. Weekend or long weekend visits to Boston are high on our list. We would like to stay in the Waterfront/North End, Beacon Hill or Back Bay areas so that we can explore Boston on foot. In Massachusetts we would also like to visit Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Newport and Jamestown in Rhode Island and Rockland and Booth Bay Harbor, and beyond in Maine. Outside of New England; New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charleston, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Maui. Our wish list for foreign travel is very open. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Bermuda and Hawaii are some of our favorites. We love Italy; Rome, Venice and Lake Como. We would love to visit Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. We would enjoy visiting the Old City of Quebec but would want to be staying right there. We generally travel alone but it would be wonderful to include some of our children and/or grandchildren should space and host preference allow. We also have exchanged for our adult children and their families. They like beach locations in summer and ski location for the winter. We are meticulous and would respect your home as we do our own.
Open to any destination
We are a retired professional couple, part time residence of Ogunquit. My husband Jack, a lawyer and former pharmaceutical executive continues to consult. I (Jackie) was formerly an antiques and fine arts dealer and am enjoying retirement and more time with family and friends. We very much enjoy the arts and travel and we love winters in New England.
With the approval of the exchanger, we frequently arrange for our children and grandchildren to use the exchange in our place. We have been doing this for many years and we are all seasoned travelers with the greatest respect for the homes visited.
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