Property Spotlight: A Shining Beacon in Maine Corporate Housing

A Shining Beacon in Maine Corporate Housing

Today’s spotlight furnished rental is the very definition of tranquility and relaxation. This lovingly preserved, multi-tier gabled colonial farmhouse sits amidst a sea of green fields, apple trees, and horse pastures in rural Durham, Maine. This gorgeous pastoral country is the setting for this classic 1830’s three-bedroom, two bath farm home, CHBO Certified and ready for your corporate retreat or extended stay.

Just listen to this happy client: “Pictures, reviews and ratings, all wonderful, do the Thanksgiving Farm an injustice. The place and people scored off the charts for us!!! We can’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks!” Galen, October 2017

The Economy Here is More than “Maine-ly” Lobster

Maine Lobsters are the world’s most famous crustacean and a luxury food that’s made the state’s seafood producers famous. Up on land, poultry, eggs, cattle and potatoes star, but it’s manufacturing of health care products and paper and wood products that drives this economy the most. Health care is highlighted by Maine Medical, Mercy, Mid Coast Regional, Central Maine Medical, and St. Mary’s Regional Hospital. A few major firms call Maine home: Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX Laboratories, and outdoor clothing retailer L.L. Bean. Portland, just thirty minutes from this idyllic farmhouse, is growth-focused and supports a strong business culture of small to mid-size companies. The downtown district in Portland, and the Old Port historical area, provides many business opportunities for residents and visitors. The Jackson Laboratory, is the world’s largest mammalian genetic research facility, and calls Maine home. This could be due to the ample number of higher learning institutions like Bowdoin, Bates, Colby, the University of Maine, and the University of New England.

See Rural “Nor-Easter” Charm from this Maine Short-Term Rental

You’ll enjoy the calm and tranquility of home here, and when its time to get out and see more this state, Portland is a great place to explore. Breweries like The Maine Brew Bus, Shipyard Brewery, and Allagash Brewery provide suds to go with surf. Shore access means fishing charters, paddle boarding, and cycling along the coast. Commercial Street, Congress Street, and Market Street are replete with waterfront shops and cafes to peruse. Art lovers can visit the Portland Museum of Art, sports fans can catch minor league baseball at Hadlock Stadium, home of the Double-A Sea Dogs, a Red Sox affiliate.

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If You are Fishing for Luxury Corporate Rentals in Maine, You Caught a Beauty

We were very excited to find a house which seemed very nice on a horse farm…When we arrived, we were very happy to see that the house was even better than the photos….it is obvious that the owners have put a great deal of time and effort into restoring this beautiful property. We were even more impressed by how kind and friendly the owners are….”

The reviews say it all. This beautifully preserved and maintained classic 1830’s farmhouse with modern upgrades located on a horse farm with three Icelandic horses cared for by the owners. It’s CHBO Certified, so you know it’s fully furnished and appointed with top-end furnishings so all you need to do is pull in to the two-car attached garage and come in via the mudroom, put down your luggage and feel at home.

It was comfortable and spotless, all the comforts of an inviting home. The setting is beautiful – apple trees and horses and wide-open fields. We only wished we were there longer.”

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Enjoy a sunny eat-in kitchen with spacious central island and farmhouse sink, a washer and dryer alcove, Hearthstone wood stove and bucolic views of the courtyard and verdant gardens, pastures and stone walls. The cozy living room features a fireplace and baby grand piano. A dinner party is a must here with an elegant dining room seating up to eight lucky guests. Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms await, sleeping up to six. The master bedroom suite includes a king bed, there’s a garden view bedroom with a queen bed, while the third bedroom has two twin beds perfect for the kids, or could easily serve as an in-house office thanks to a desk and a gas stove. Bathrooms on both floors here include heated tile floors, large custom shower and a double faucet farm sink.

“The house was great and even better than expected, very clean with everything you could ever need, especially if you expect to cook. Barbara and Jim also gave us great recommendations on what to see and where to eat in the area. We even got some nice recipes and got to pick some apples from the tree in the back. The horses were amazing to see in-person and Barbara will teach you all about them if you have any questions (like we did). They’re very well behaved and we even got to pet them! Overall it was an amazing stay and we’ll be sure to come back if we’re ever in the area!”

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The owners, Barbara and Jim, live on the neighboring property. Maine Corporate Housing doesn’t get better than this. Be sure to call them at +1 (207) 650-3169 today before your miss your chance to relax at this beautiful farm house during your stay in Maine!

Outlook Bright for Corporate Housing Owners

Outlook Bright for Corporate Housing Owners

Whether you are the owner of corporate housing that you describe as short term furnished apartments, an executive rental, or furnished housing, the future is looking quite promising. Recent industry surveys indicated  executive rental properties of all kinds are increasingly more sought after and profitable.

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Many owners of furnished housing rentals say they plan to invest in more real estate in order to offer them as corporate housing or short term furnished apartments.

Property management software continues to be adopted by owners to help them with their rentals. Because most handle management themselves, using industry specific resources in marketing and accounting helps them address these responsibilities more professionally.

Have sites like Airbnb changed how these property owners do their jobs? A bit, yes. While many now say they meet their renters face to face before the rental begins (this is up by more than 40% from the year 2014), most are also saying their real world communications by phone, text and email are up, too.

The most popular corporate housing properties offered, contain 3 or more bedrooms. Single family homes are tied with condos as to favored property types, though, this does not mean that single bedroom corporate rentals are unprofitable. The desirability has to do more with a one or two bedroom condo may be just as busy as the single family homeowner.

It has to do more with location and demand in the specific area, so an urban owner with a one or two bedroom apartment may be just as busy as the single family homeowner renting their property.

Property Spotlight: A Salt Lake City Trio of Temporary Furnished Apartments

Those seeking short-term housing in Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, should check out these sweet accommodations in the city’s upscale Sugar House area. All three are managed by the same outstanding owner, Rhonda, who gets great reviews!

Utah: A World of Difference

Utah is a remarkably diverse natural playground.  With sixty national parks within a few hours and the Wasatch Mountains just forty minutes away, there’s nowhere else you can see the forty square miles of salt flats at Bonneville, ski powdery mountain slopes, and gape at the red rocks of Arches State Park that remind you of Mars.  Some have described a trip to Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest as seeing heaven, in the form of tall pines and mountains over a carpet of wildflowers.

Locally, these houses are a few minutes from Sugarhouse Park, where you can hike, bike, feed the ducks, and even sled in winter. Red Butte Garden in the foothills contains hundreds of acres of natural gardens and walking paths. It’s joined by the Natural History Museum of Utah, and not far from the Hogle Zoo, two fantastic nearby chances for fun and education you can visit with the Salt Lake Connect Pass; more information is available at Salt Lake’s tourism website.  Public transport is increasingly offered and the UTA train has a stop not far from Sugarhouse that connects to main areas of the city. Sports fans can catch the NBA’s Utah Jazz or Real Salt Lake of the MLS.  Salt Lake is a haven for skiers, and from Sugarhouse you’re an hour or less from the slopes. Feel free to work up an appetite because the food is as diverse and amazing as the natural wonders. Cuisines from all over the world pair with nightlife in the city to whet your appetite.

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The service economy is thriving in Salt Lake City and its bright future includes such major employers as CR England, Sun Products, Maverik Inc., Salt Lake Community College, Autoliv Inflators, Century Link, Car Doctor, not forgetting Brigham Young University and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in nearby Provo.  This area is popular with and medical professionals because near Sugarhouse there are lots of great healthcare providers like the University of Utah Hospital and Research Park, the Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, Veterans Hospital, St. Marks Hospital. The medical industry and economy here is thriving, and as the influx of residents both temporary and permanent continue, it’s clear that Salt Lake will continue to be one of the fastest growing economies in the nation.

Three Top Class Apartments in the City

 All three apartments are in the Graystone Community of Sugarhouse, so if you’re looking for temporary housing for a group of employees on a project, this is a perfect solution.

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The first property is a fully furnished one bedroom, one bath street level unit of six hundred square feet.  Carpeted throughout, there’s a spacious living room with a love seat, chair, and ottoman with a view on a big screen LCD TV with cable and an Apple TV hookup. A kitchen luxuriously appointed with granite counters offers an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher amidst all the needed cooking utensils and supplies.  The master suite consists of a queen bed and ample storage with a nightstand and dresser; there’s an in-room office breakout area as well with a full desk and chair joining a file cabinet. Convenient curb side parking makes access easy. You can even store skis or a bicycle in the garage. The owners reside on the property above; so any needs will be attended to promptly and professionally.

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A Dynamic Duo in Sugarhouse

The second furnished apartment is one of the two halves of a duplex about a mile and a half away, just south of the I-80 highway but also in Sugarhouse. The Sugarhouse Park and Parleys Historic Nature Park along with The Country Club Golf range are in-between. A green, tranquil neighborhood plays host to this nine hundred square foot street level brick home. Elegantly appointed with wood laminate floors softened by throw rugs, the living room has a large sofa and two chairs with ottomans and an HDTV with basic cable and Apple TV. Three or four guests can dine in the spacious eat-in kitchen that offers all modern appliances and equipment. Enjoy an evening beverage or morning tea on this properties private patio. This larger property has its own dedicated office with a large desk and chair, a file cabinet and a bookcase, along with Wi-Fi to keep you connected and productive. A Queen bed graces the master bedroom here, as does a master bath with a tub and shower combo. Laundry is easy thanks to a stackable washer and dryer.

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Last but not least, the third outstanding property is a one bedroom, one bath private fully furnished flat connected as the below street level half of the duplex. Accessed via the kitchen, it shares the utilities of the building but has its own electric fireplace in the living room. Among the perks of its nine hundred square foot layout, a leather sofa and armchair around a 35” flat screen TV showing basic cable and another Apple TV hookup plus high speed wireless internet. This apartment also has an eat-in kitchen with a dining table for four and a kitchen that includes a dishwasher and all you need for gourmet meals.

You’ve also got a full office with desk and chair, and a master bedroom with queen bed and multiple nightstands along with a dresser for ample storage.

The full bathroom has a shower. Like its twin, ski and bike storage is available in the garage, and parking is on-street adjacent to the home.

Hurry to book one or all of these fabulous Salt Lake City furnished properties by calling Rhonda at +1 (801) 573-8762 today.