Selected Real Estate in Maine

Select Caribbean Properties is now selling properties in the USA and on other Caribbean Islands. For the moment, we have listings on Nantucket Island/Massachusetts, Cushing/Maine and on Nevis Island in the Caribbean.

The first property I would like to present today is this lovely winterized 3 bedroom artist retreat in Cushing, Maine which will be sold with 16 acres for the price of US$ 450.000.

Only 15 minutes from Thomaston, another 5 minutes to Rockland and 15 minutes to Camden. Regular air service to and from Boston at the Rockland airport.

Contact: sales@selectcaribbean.com for more details.

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It is located on 16 -acre hilltop lot with beautiful landscaping and abundant wildlife. This amazing house is compact, super-insulated with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The architect-designed home comes with a substantial barn where the extra 1 fully insulated 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment is situated. House is fully winterized with gas-fired in-floor radiant heat and 2 fireplaces with gas hookups. Features granite and ipe wood floors, Viking appliances in custom red birch kitchen. Loaded with custom cabinetry and vaulted ceilings on 2nd and 3rd floor cupola accessed by ship’s ladder has fabulous views to surrounding woods and distant ocean and St George River glimpses. The second floor of the house could be used as either a master bedroom or fabulous studio for the artist with its own fireplace and full bath.

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Wrap-around covered porch, mature gardens and more than 2 acres of lawn and pathways. The barn has a substantial workbench, extensive shelving and 2 vehicle bays with automatic door openers. Included are 2 additional storage buildings.

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This is the perfect property for someone desiring perfect peace and privacy. This 16 -acre masterpiece will make a wonderful, efficient year-round or seasonal home in an area well-known for down east lifestyle. No other building is visible from the house, which was completed in 2001 to superior standards.

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Just 12 minutes from Thomaston, Maine, and its shops and schools, and a few more to Rockland with its festivals, supermarkets and theatres, this beautiful mini-estate can support agriculture, horses or a wildlife sanctuary. Deer, foxes, bald eagles and the occasional moose will delight you.

River Fishing in the Dominican Republic

River Fishing On The North Cost Of The Dominican Republic

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River Fishing

Some of the finest and most challenging river fishing in the Dominican Republic is to be found in one of the many rivers that flow to the sea from the interior highlands. Many of these watercourses are well known, and a few are well-kept secrets amongst local anglers. Many of the riverine and/or estuarian species found in South Florida are also found here, and with much less fishing pressure.

Guides are available who will supply the boat, a well-stocked gear.

Living on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

I understand that you are an avid fisherman, and I would like to tell you a little about this island and living on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

We live in a beautiful residential community on the Dominican Republic north coast called Sea Horse Ranch. This is, quite simply, the best place of its kind on this side of the island, a place of quiet elegance and enough amenities to satisfy most people. Our international airport is 15 minutes away with daily service to Europe and all of North America, and the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of Cabarete/Sosua are diverse and fun.

In this area, close to Puerto Plata, one will find mountains, rivers, reefs, and most any type of pursuit one might crave. And for fishermen, the north coast is sublime. The ocean just north of us is deep with many upwellings of nutrients that attract shoals of baitfish. The larger pelagics like marlin, wahoo, king and dorado are plentiful and relatively un-used to boat traffic. The annual migration of Humpback whales also passes close by and the animals winter here from December to April, having their young in Samana Bay, just to our east. There is an expanding interest in sportfishing as people discover the richness of the grounds here, but only a handful of boats operate as charter vessels and the private fleet is still quite small. A modern marina, located at the OceanWorld complex 20 minutes away, hosts a growing number of big Rybos, Posts, and Hatterases. See www.oceanworldmarina.com

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I enjoy river and reef fishing as well as deep-sea.  The rivers and lagoons of this coast are teeming with snook up to 20 lbs and we see tarpon in certain months, usually in the 30-50 lb range (though larger ones have been reported). I like to cast a salt-water fly for snapper and small grouper around coral heads in the early morning calm.

In addition to the fishing, the north coast offers easy access to the Turks and Caicos islands, just 90 miles away. 5-6 hours at cruising speed in most sports fishermen will have you in Grand Turk and another 2 hours will see you at Provo, you undoubtedly know how great the diving is there. Just beyond T&C lie the 700 islands of the Bahamas. It is an easy run of just a few days to S Florida, stopping for fuel at conveniently-spaced marinas. Or take a week and drive the walls at Samana Cay and the forest of giant heads NE of conception Island.

There is nowhere I can think of that has such a great balance of lifestyle, natural beauty and close-by fishing of almost every kind. In addition, the people of the Dominican Republic are friendly, eager to laugh and smile. That fact alone decided me, after a lifetime cruising and experiencing the various Caribbean islands, to make my home here.

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This past weekend, we went kayaking down the Yasica River. The clear green water was refreshingly cool, and in 12 miles on the river, we saw only 2 houses. Last week, we ate fresh snook caught nearby. A couple of weeks ago, we drove with our kids to Las Terrenas and Samana where I sailed in a regatta. My wife has several horses here at Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center and both she and her daughter ride on the beach and through the coastal forests often. I walk our dogs to a nearby beach every morning and watch as snorkelers, surfers and stand-up paddle-boarders work the reef just offshore. A couple of weeks ago we had a great night of jazz at the Sea Horse Ranch Beach Club and on that same weekend were held both the national surfing championships and the annual kiteboarding event…..I mention these things to you to illustrate how full our lives are here.