Monday, May 23, 2016

Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery for Sale for $135,000

We have one more week of regularly scheduled Gallery hours next week, then we will only be at the Artists Retreat Gallery by appointment at 45 Washington Street in Lubec, Maine.
shady private seating area in back yard

View of house and the driveway on the right side.  There is another driveway on the left side so each unit has it's own driveway.

A part of the view from the top of the cliff.  You can see the International Bridge, the Lubec Sparkplug and Lubec Channel, West Quoddy, and the cliffs of Grand Manan

One thing that has surprised us over the past 3 summers is that there is a large rental market in Lubec for short term rentals.  We have been doing both seasonal and short term rentals since we began this project and there is a large demand for inexpensive basic housing.  This summer we had a nearly full schedule in both units.  The only thing that has perplexed us is there has not been much demand for monthly artist housing although I already have a deposit for a month's rental in July for a cellist in the SummerKeys program for 2016. We have yet to have visual artists staying at Artists Retreat, except for Michael's Paint Campobello students.

We are hoping that someone will like the Artists Retreat home as much as we do and take it on for next year.  There is still an interesting project that could be done which would create a 3rd unit or a master bedroom & bath.  Ask me about it, if you are interested.  The sales price is reduced to a reasonable $133,000.  The house would make a great summer home and you would still have an apartment rental for friends or for short or long term rentals or just a separate unit for family members as an in-law apartment.  Lots of possibilities, but we have too much real estate and are trying to get into a situation where retirement  may be possible in a few years. For more pictures and information, please see our web site:  Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery.  We will give you the web site and domain if you wish.

Our house on Campobello Island is also for sale as we plan to move to my parent's house next door when it sells.  Our home includes oceanfront on Friar's Bay and beautiful acreage with 17 apple trees and other heritage trees.  Both the Lubec and Campobello Island houses are available with owner financing which makes it so much easier than dealing with banks, especially if your are self-employed like we are.

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