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A Rare Find in this Busy World March 2013

The Billowhouse is a secret. Once you visit though, you will be treated like the best of family.
There are places to stay on the maine coast, but not like this place. This is a refuge for the mind, and rejuvenation of your spirit. If you want to stay as a couple, or scoop on of your kids or two (like I did) you can expect to enjoy a room in a real dollhouse with windows that pour in the sunshine facing the roar and sway of the Atlantic Ocean. Did you forget your cozy robe? There’s a white fluffy one waiting just for you! These are what you can expect from the Lighthouse and Oceanview rooms. Complete with coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. Cozy nook chairs to read in by the ocean, or catch up with your favorite movies, and some you haven’t seen. Judy has tons for you! If you are up for a stay that includes a kitchen- she has that too! The kids loved that, and there was access to the outside-on-the-deck jacuzzi! That is called Cape Elizabeth, Mom and Dad get a private sanctuary with a fireplace and the kids have cozy quarters on the other side with access to their own television/DVD, and -the fridge! Now if you want the King and Queens quarters, you will go upstairs to the top. In this luxury area is an apartment as close to heaven as I think you are going to get. There is a huge jet jacuzzi inside tub that you can see the ocean from, that leads to a huge master bedroom up two elegant stairs, the bed faces directly to see the ocean. The kitchen is updated, immaculate and modern, it even has a kitchen nook for family dinners, or time with friends. The space extends to daybeds and pull outs on brand new flooring. This spacious living area leads out to french door to the outside deck with chairs, a large BBQ and the crashing waves and white sands. Really? I told you? I would love to have kept it a secret forever- except I promised the dear owners that I would write something on their behalf- they are just too humble about this place!
If this was not enough, they serve a breakfast to wake up early for! There were pancakes! Quiches!, homemade gooey caramel nut covered bundt cakes, and muffins, and waffles, and bagels and bacon and eggs the way you want them and fruit and jams and coffee and juices and the breakfast gathering room you are eating in-faces the Ocean! Judy extends her incredible hospitality with beach chairs and towels and surfboards, really? Really! Oh and when you arrive she has warm, fresh baked cookies waiting for you in your room. I hope there is room for me to stay after I have written this review. YOU WILL ALWAYS GO BACK!!! Enjoy one of the many of God’s Blessings on this earth- The Billowhouse, and tell Judy I can’t wait to go back, Susan Martin and family

“You can’t go wrong. The Oceanview is pink, rosy and peachy, very feminine, cozy – a dream The Lighthouse is where I chose to stay with my husband, it was more nautical We stayed as a family of five in Cape Elizabeth- and we still dream about it! We are looking so forward to returning for many weekends and to finally stay in the Saco Bay Suite- par excellence in the summer. We haven’t got a chance to stay in any of the apartments on the ground floor, but they look adorable. We plan to go try one in June. Can’t say enough. The Billowhouse is nestled in a darling throw back community of nice people, excellent food, ice cream parlors, fun games and toys for kids and daily summer happenings. In any season we go up just to visit. There is always something wonderful there. God Bless and enjoy!” (136SusanM)

 

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH

AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Rise and Shine

February 19 & 20 2013

Written by Henry (12 year old) his Mom and Uncle who were at BillowHouse during

school vacation.

Beautiful- Sunny and 45 degrees

“Their favorite adventures: Walking down past the pier! Visiting Camp Ellis and going

out on the rocks! Also watching the sun rise and set with the beautiful waves.

Seeing our Ocean Park frozen in time. And feeling actual cold air in our beloved

Ocean Park. And going for Sushi in Portland!”

Great Restaurants we discovered:  A Japanese Restaurant- Miyale And the

Rise and Shine breakfast room at BillowHouse.

Other thoughts to share:  ” This is a sweat heart serenade from us too you,

for all you do!!

Wave are falling, Ocean Park Maine is calling!

The lovely BillowHouse awaits our arrival.

When my foot touches the sand, Maine is a magic land!

Where all souls are loving and kind

P.S I named my new stuffed animal Billow !!!”

Thank you Henry, Ann & Chris!

We so enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you in the summer!

 February ~ March Madness at BillowHouse
Spring Getaway Special

Make a New Reservation for Three night’s

and Get the Third Night Free

And
10% off your dinner at the Yellowfin’s Restaurant
(located across the street from BillowHouse)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Roses in Your Room Upon Arrival.

This offer cannot be booked online or combined with any other specials.
Must mention this special at time of new reservation.

Call today to book your February or March Getaway
Toll Free 1~888~934~7776
Or 207~934~2333

~ Hope to See You Soon ~

It’s Never to Early….

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With winter fast approaching it’s a great time of year to think about making a summer reservation at BillowHouse. BillowHouse is now taking reservation for the 2017 seasons. Winter Spring Summer or Fall. Reservatiuon can be made on-line by going to billowhouse.com  We are happy to talk with you directly so feel free to call 207-934-2333 or 1-888-767-7776 to make your 2017 reservation. We look forward to hosting you here at BillowHouse all year long.

Quite Place to Stay

Are you traveling for business and looking for a quite place to stay during your business trip?  Then BillowHouse located right on the beach has weekly, rentals that would be a perfect match.  After a long day return to Billowhouse and enjoy a walk on the beach, watch the sunrise in the morning and enjoy the view of the beach while doing work on your laptop.  WE offer free wi-fi and  a free washer and dryer for your use.  Call 207-934-2333 for more details. Reasonable weekly rates.

Winter Activity In Maine

Come to Maine to Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski.  Both can be done right on the beach outside BillowHouse ortake a twenty minute drive from BillowHouse to Harris Farm where you can rent or bring your own.  Harris Farm has forty kilometers of… trails. Trails range from gentle beginners’ loops to rolling terrain for more advanced skiers. The trails are groomed with wide skating lanes and 35 kilometers are track set.  Don’t want to ski? Snowshoes are for rent. After a day of fun out dooor exersice The lodge houses a common room with wood stove, retail and rental shop, restrooms, and kitchen area with hotdogs, snacks and hot drinks. Or bring your own snacks and lunches to eat in the large sunroom while you warm up after a day of sking.  We will provide transportation and snacks to  guest stayingat BillowHouse

ILLUMINATION NIGHT August 4, 2012

Ocean Park’s first festival of Light’s and Illumination Night was celebrated in 1989.  It was started by Richard Burns, the Program Superintendent. He learned about it while attending a Chautauqua conference and decided to encourage Ocean Park to follow along with other Chautauqua communities around America. He discovered that Ocean Park many years ago did celebrate this event on a regular basis.

Owners and renters are encouraged to illuminate their places in a special way. Japanese lanterns, Christmas lights and luminaries are the many sources of lights which are used in very creative ways. BillowHouse was decorated with Maison jars filled with sand and tea lights.  The Maison jars had sand dollars and sea glass glued to the out side.  The tree in the dunes glowed with white lights.

 

 

BillowHouse all dressed up for ILLUMINATION NIGHT

To learn more about ILLUMINATION NIGHT go to our facebook page.

 ILLUMINATION NIGHT is always the first Saturday in August.

Sunny Days in Ocean Park, Maine

Our guest have enjoyed 15 days of sunny blue skies for the last 15 days. With rain only coming in the evening.   One of our guest was even lucky enough to fine 20 Sand dollors  on an morning walk along the shore.  On Thursday evenings fire works can be seen from the beach in front of the BillowHouse and or by sitting on the decks.  A new tradition has been started here at the BillowHouse. Wednesday evenings is S’mores and decorate a shell night from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  For many of our guest ( especially those from Canada) it is the first time they have experienced making and eating a S’more.

Educated Innkeepers April 25, 26 2012

The night before Mary and Judi were to attend an all day workshop in South Portland, Maine we headed out to Cape Elizabeth to have dinner at the Lobster Shake.  The seafood is great but the views of the ocean are even better.     The following morning we left BillowHouse at 8:30am to attend an all day seminar on Reputation Management & Discount Marketing.  We thought we knew a lot about Social Media, however we now know even more.  Yelp, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Trip Advisor. Not to mention Boston.com ,Groupon and Living Social .   Be sure to come back to our blog to see how we have implemented all the knowledge we gained during this seminar.