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HistoricalLodgings.com looks to help Maine owners maintain their mansions

By Victoria Haviland 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

historicallodging.com united states maine mansions Ever wanted to know what it would be like to stay in a beautiful historical home with all the modern luxuries of today? HistoricalLodging.com has recently launched in hopes of creating that experience for you.

The historical homes offered on the platform for rent are fully furnished as vacation rentals. The idea is that when the home is rented out, its also being preserved. The owners of the houses want to share their homes in order to raise money to maintain them.

Audrey Leeds Miller, a co-owner of Cottage Connection, was 16 years old when she held her first job as a tour guide at the Nickels-Sortwell House.

“Jenny Weeks would be so happy to know that the Nickels-Sortwell House is being preserved and cared for in this creative way,” said Miller. “Gaining an appreciation of what used to be deepens one’s appreciation for what our ancestors have given us and what we are made of. New Englanders are tough; Americans are tough! Mainers have a history of independence, courage, caring, honesty and patriotism that dates back to before the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our rugged coastline and mountainous terrain have perhaps helped preserve our unique, quaint cities and towns.”

Here is an excerpt from the website:

Barnacles Cottage on Southport Island offers spectacular views of lower Mark Island from the picture windows and open deck. Captain Kent's Place, Sawyers Island, Boothbay, has modern amenities, yet the historical atmosphere of this cottage remains much the same as when it was built in 1832. Ledgelawn By The Sea (a.k.a. Captain’s Quarters), East Boothbay, was built in the late 1800s as an inn for the Eastern Steamship company. This home was the site of the Boothbay Harbor episode of the PBS made for TV series, “Getting Away Together.” You can watch the show at www.gettingawaytogether.com

Nickels-Sortwell House is a grand 1807 mansion with a newly renovated section. This will be the first time anyone has been invited to spend the night in one of Historic New England's house museums.

In Westport Island, The Tarbox House was built in the 1800s in the classic Greek Revival style. It's located on a hillside overlooking a stone wharf and granite-clad waterfront.

The Villa, Ocean Point, East Boothbay, is one of the original buildings and part of the Ocean Point Colony Trust. This 115-year-old property provides a 180-degree view of Linekin Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Join us in Madrid from the 13th to the 16th of November for the Property Portal Watch Conference.

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