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Old 01-15-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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We found our rental on CyberRentals, weekly will be costly, but long term might be negotiable.

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Old 01-16-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Union, ME
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I have not found any affordable summer rentals. If I could find something that would not cost more than a year's mortgage payments, I would be very interested. Can you steer me in the right direction, please?
I did "turn around" cottage cleaning for this local vacation rental place (see link) a couple of summers ago. I was impressed by their attention to detail, and they were wonderful to work with. The vacation rentals I was involved with were well-found and, she says shamelessly, very clean! I hope it's ok to post this link; I'm not advertising, just recommending a local source !

On the Water in Maine - Vacation Homes Among the Lakes and on the Coast of Maine
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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I did "turn around" cottage cleaning for this local vacation rental place (see link) a couple of summers ago. I was impressed by their attention to detail, and they were wonderful to work with. The vacation rentals I was involved with were well-found and, she says shamelessly, very clean! I hope it's ok to post this link; I'm not advertising, just recommending a local source !

On the Water in Maine - Vacation Homes Among the Lakes and on the Coast of Maine
Wow, all of those properties are beautiful, but bigger than we need and more costly than we want to spend. I think that is fairly typical for rent from what I have found so far. I am thinking that buying a small house might be a better option. The mortgage and taxes would not be $4-8k a month......thanks for the tip, though. I truly do appreciate that!!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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I have not found any affordable summer rentals. If I could find something that would not cost more than a year's mortgage payments, I would be very interested. Can you steer me in the right direction, please?
You may wish to check VRBO.com and craigs list.
Imho, you are foolish to buy unless you plan to spend at least 4 months.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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Why do you say that? I was thinking only 3 months....of course I could live there year round, but will have a devil of a time convincing my husband!
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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Check the Real Estate web site out

Check ad's in Downeast Magazine

Check with area Chamber of Commerce's

And be ready to be "Out of the way" if you want something during the summer months.

I've seen prices from $500.00 a week, up to $5,000.00 a week. It's just like everything else, you get what you pay for.

There are 3 camps for sale on the pond we have our camp, with prices ranging from $210,000 to $350,000.00. Now the market has gotten very soft, so I'd be very surprise if you couldn't get a camp in Maine for as little as $75,000.00, again, you'll get what you pay for.

Some friends purchased a camp just outside of Millinocket, Maine (Just outside of Bangor area) for $45,000.00. It's nice place, with no running water, or electricity, but they know this when they purchased it. They love the quite evenings, and getting to bed early, so this is great for them.

The other thing you'll want to make sure of, is how close to the water is the property. MANY "Camps" in Maine, have right of ways to the water, but are 100', 200' 300' or more from the water.

You will enjoy it here, so keep looking and good luck.

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