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Our Annual Honeymoon

August 29, 2013

We have been coming to Ocean Park for twenty years, and have stayed in most

accomodations over the years, but once we found Billowhouse we knew

we were home! Mary and Judi are warm, welcoming, and always seem to

remember the personal preferences of returning guests!

We have stayed in a guesthouse room most years with a great view of the

waves rolling onto the beach, but from time to time spring for the amazing

Saco Bay Suite with its jacuzzi and incredible private deck over looking the beach.

For families, you can’t go wrong with the Studio apartments with two large beds,

kitchenette, and deck out the front and back door. This has been and will

be our Ocean Park home for many years to come!

Here’s a tip: off season rates are nice for Fall getaways.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean, so you can’t go wrong!

Another Wonderful Week at BillowHouse July 4, 2013

Mary and Judi are always so welcoming – with open arms. Each summer there are young housekeepers from around the world who are always so friendly and helpful. I love my room overlooking the ocean and sand dunes – and the balcony right outside my room. If I don’t feel like going to the beach I can sit on my balcony and read – a real treat. I enjoy walking to the pier at Old Orchard beach along the beach – about 1 1/2 miles. The challenge is to do it at low tide! I’ve made many friends over the years coming here and always feel at home in Ocean Park. It’s a step back in time – including an old time soda fountain right in the center of town. Mary always has wonderful goodies for our breakfast each morning. It is close to the highway where you can head either north or south to visit other places nearby. I look forward to a fall trip here.

Another Wonderful Week at BillowHouse ~ July 5, 2013

Mary and Judi are always so welcoming – with open arms. Each summer there are young housekeepers from around the world who are always so friendly and helpful. I love my room overlooking the ocean and sand dunes – and the balcony right outside my room. If I don’t feel like going to the beach I can sit on my balcony and read – a real treat. I enjoy walking to the pier at Old Orchard beach along the beach – about 1 1/2 miles. The challenge is to do it at low tide! I’ve made many friends over the years coming here and always feel at home in Ocean Park. It’s a step back in time – including an old time soda fountain right in the center of town. Mary always has wonderful goodies for our breakfast each morning. It is close to the highway where you can head either north or south to visit other places nearby. I look forward to a fall trip here.

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