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Stunning Nubble Lighthouse & Ocean Views, 3891 sq. ft. 267' of rocky coast!

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in York Beach - So Here We Are!

5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths: 1 full, w/jetted tub, 2 - 3/4's, 1 - 1/2 bath, sleeps 10

Have the winter of your discontent made summer by this house in York. Take postcard photos from a 2010-15 remodeled 5 bedroom oceanfront home about 1500 feet from Nubble Lighthouse; a mile to the nearest beach. All of the rooms have ocean views; half of the rooms have a view of the Nubble Light House. From the deck, lower level sunroom, or sunny dining room there are panoramic views from Long Sands Beach to the Nubble Light. On a clear night, you can see four lighthouses(from left to right): Nubble or Cape Neddick Light, Boon Island Lighthouse, the Isle of Shoals, and Whaleback Light. No bedroom is more than 7 steps from a bathroom. There are four queen bedrooms, and one with two twin beds. Watch the dawn strike the Nubble Lighthouse; the rhythmic waves crashing against the rocks; the sea birds, the pleasure, lobster and fishing boats, and kayakers. Explore rocky pools at low tide. The perfect place to relax or to walk. Enjoy the cries of the seagulls and the salt air. There are a 42' and a 46'' HDTV, an Xbox360 Kinect, and 5 Sonos wireless speaker units, and a surround sound set, (for hooking up to Internet radio or sync your music with your smart phone, iPad, or iPhone). Enjoy WiFi, and a multifunction printer to print your boarding passes. Free long distance to U.S. and Canada.

Why stay here? My wife and I bought this place as it has one of the most stunning locations that we have ever found. For a family gathering or retreat, there are five levels and a .61 acre yard allowing places to be apart or together. There is a separate game/family room for the children, just out of earshot from most of the rest of our home, another living room right by the kitchen and dining area, a deck off of the dining area, and a first floor sunroom for a get away. The Nubble is magical for us at any time of day or year. The leaves in York were stunning again this fall. My sister says that the Christmas lights on the Nubble makes it even more enchanting, as you can see from the picture Michael Blanchette took. The storms can be majestic showing the awesome power of the waves as they roar and spray on the rocks. Each dawn seems different, the dawn mist, the red in the morning, or the break of any day on the Nubble. No matter what you are doing you can enjoy the incredible light as it changes through the day. Some of the sunsets are spectacular, too. On moonlit nights, gazing on the shimmering waves, sometimes I hear 'Clair de Lune' other times, 'Moonlight Sonata' or 'La Mer.' We love the sound and smell of the ocean, and the cries of the seagulls, even as they drop shell fish on the rocks. We hope that you will, too. No weddings or large parties. First booking priority is given to returning guests for the same week(s) in the next year. There are reduced rates from September to May, and three day weekends are available from late October until the end of April.

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

Or kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

There are many fine restaurants in the area, and some are award winning.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near. One is a top 100 public course.

There is an outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery, or go a bit over an hour north to Freeport for their mall and L.L. Bean.. York, has no shortage of art, craft or touristy shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Mike Javoronok
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016
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About Mike Javoronok

My family went to York Beach for summers for over 50 years. I grew up in Worcester, MA. I went to college in Philadelphia, and law school in Omaha. My wife, Delinda Mercer, a psychologist, moved to from Philadelphia to Scottsbluff (where I practice law) for me. The next moving choice is her choice -- that next move will eventually be to York. Our blended family has 4 children. The oldest, Sara, went to Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Our other three children are students, who still love the beach.

Mike Javoronok purchased this house in 2010

Why Mike Javoronok chose Southern Coast of Maine

My family started going to York when I was 4 years old. I spent many a summer in York, surfing, and working at the Oceanside Store. What surprised me is that my wife, Delinda, wanted us to return there, eventually to retire. I have a photo of Nubble Light and a rainbow that I took from the deck. Everytime I look at that photo, I think of Wordsworth:

MY heart leaps up when I behold

A rainbow in the sky:

So was it when my life began,

So is it now I am a man,

So be it when I shall grow old 5

Or let me die!

The child is father of the man:

And I could wish my days to be

Bound each to each by natural piety.

Above you can see a rainbow that Alyssa DiRubbo took that was even better than mine!

Edward Weston described his career in photography as his love affair with light. Every time I go back, Weston, also, comes to mind. Each time, I see something different, sometimes new. Even as I do my DIY homeowner things, sometimes, I will just stop to take in the wonders around me. The changing light, weather, sights, smells, and sounds make our home on the Nubble a multi-sensory delight for those who take the time to partake of them. We hope that you will feel that way, too.

We bought this home as it has one of the most spectacular views that I have ever seen! We and some our guests who shared their photos have tried to capture some of that sense of wonder and place. The views are remarkable all year, not just in the summer. We enjoy the fall colors; the Christmas lights on the Nubble; the clean starkness of the snow, the rebirth that is Spring, and the ocean smells and sounds of summer when we open the windows more. Mike Blanchette took some of the shots for our website. What will you shoot?

What makes this house unique

As mentioned, every room has an ocean view, half the rooms have a lighthouse view. There are five levels to allow space together or away. For example, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are open to each other. The dining room has a panoramic ocean view, with the lighthouse on the left. The kitchen has black granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and it is well outfitted to suit most needs of those who cook. There is a five burner gas stove. The appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart.

There is a separate game/living room with an Xbox 360 Kinect. The first floor sunroom and the deck are other away spaces. In good weather or bad, it is a place to relax and enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property probably has the most spectacular view of the Nubble light house, and the nicest property on the peninsula. It has a large, flat yard in the back and sides and plenty of parking for family and friends, which most of the other homes don’t seem to have. This house is literally right on the ocean. Listening to the waves is so soothing and the kids love to walk and explore the rocks. We rarely left the property because it is so beautiful.







More importantly, the interior of the house is top notch. The layout of the rooms, the quality of the furnishings and décor makes staying there a dream vacation. I got a few ideas for my own home! Everything one could want or need is supplied.







Mike is very attentive and concerned for our comfort and enjoyment. His hospitality is exceptional. We would not hesitate to come back and we have told all our friends what a perfect place this is to have a family vacation.







I also love the Friday to Friday week. It’s the first time we’ve been offered this schedule. It makes the vacation seem longer, and it gives our family members that can’t stay the full week, an entire weekend of enjoyment, instead of 1 day.







Thank you, Mike for making our family vacation the most memorable time in our lives.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Stunning Nubble Lighthouse & Ocean Views, 3891 sq. ft. 267' of rocky coast!
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews
5

Just incredible even in off season

  • 5 of 5

This was a special treat for my birthday. The pictures did not do justice to this beautiful home. I am just sorry my adult children were not able to join us, because the house is perfect for an extended family gathering. The several levels provide a little bit of separation so couples can have their own bedroom and bathroom. The home is exquisitely appointed, beautiful tile bathrooms, lovely hardwood floors, an elegant kitchen and comfortable, quality furniture. The owner had provided some extra amenities in the cupboards so we didn't have to buy everything from scratch. Being off season, we stayed in for meals, but I think we would have in any case, because the view from the dining room was just amazing. I fell in love with the Nubble when I lived in Massachusetts for a year and to see it everyday was just magical.

The owner was attentive and responsive to our settling in needs. The Wi-Fi was great and there is an awesome computer in the kitchen that was very up to date.

We would highly recommend the local Hanneford store. It was every bit as good as Whole Foods, great veggies, a good bakery and a complete seafood counter. We also fell in love with the local bakery When Pigs Fly which makes great sourdough bread. They also ship and my brother has taken to ordering it on line.

I would highly recommend this property and we hope we can return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, Thanks for the lovely review, and for spending your Birthday at our place in Maine! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it so much! You made me laugh as I've said before that there seem to be two schools of thought with regard to the photos of and from our home: those that say the place is just like in the photos, and those, like you, who say that the photos do not do it justice. At one time, I had taken most of the photos! After several comments similar to yours, I had a highly skilled professional photographer, Mike Blanchette, take some more pictures. One of his photos looks like as one guest said, "Like it was out of "The Polar Express." Yet, the same response! Too funny! We are blessed to have a place that can foment such a complimentary discussion! We also love it when folks enjoy all of what we offer as much as you and your brother! One note of clarification, there are five levels and 3 1/2 baths. The first floor has two bedrooms which share a 3/4 bath, 2-3 steps from their doors. The second floor has the kitchen, dining room and a living room, but no bedrooms, and it has a powder room. The third floor has two bedrooms. One bedroom on that floor has an adjoining door into the full bath with a separate two headed shower, and a jetted tub for two. The other bedroom on that floor has a hallway entrance to the same bath, again about 2-3 steps from that bedroom. In between the fourth and fifth floors is another 3/4 bath with views of the lighthouse from the shower. That bathroom is about 7 steps from the top or fifth floor bedroom. The fourth floor has the second living room. I'm also glad that you caught the magic of "The Nubble." It's hard to explain to folks who haven't seen or caught it. Parts of it for me are: walking in the mist, seeing the lighthouse go in and out of view, while listening to the fog horn, or the cries of the gulls. Other days, it is the smell of the salt air and the sounds of the ocean from gentle lapping to the pounding and soaring of the surf, while the water changes color and plays with the light. Please come back! Best, Mike
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5

the property is much nicer in person than the pict

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fabulous and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great home. It has amazing views of Nubble Light. It is more than well appointed, no toothbrushes required the owner has thought of everything . Fireplace in Nov. beautiful ....and layout of the house is such that every one has their own space. This house is a ten for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 women have been doing a fall "girls weekend" for many years, this location and home was the best so far. In fact we are booking for next year! The home was very clean, had EVERTHING we could possibly need and the ocean views were breath taking. The kitchen's sous vie appliance was the hit, one of the girls could not wait to use it and we all benefitted with a delicious dinner looking over the ocean and Nubble Light in our view.

There was a small problem when we arrived as the propane had run out and hence no heat or hot water. The owner quickly had it resolved and we were toasty warm by bedtime. He then frequently checked in with us through out the weekend. Outstanding service.

Highly recommend this rental, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth, Thanks for the kind words in your lovely review! The best compliment is that you and your group want to come back! My wife and I strive to make our home such that our guests will feel that it truly is like a home away from home with spectacular views. We have also tried to have fun things like the Sous Vide, or Sonos sound system, or some work out equipment. I like the Sous Vide because it allows a uniformity of cooking temperature for a moist, and flavorful result. Thank you also for your understanding and patience when our automatic propane service didn't timely deliver. Things happen, and we try and respond. Best regards, Mike
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5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The long weekend we spent at this home was more special than I could have imagined. I knew it was special from the pictures but they really don't do it justice. It's really hard to capture in a picture--you have to experience it in person.

My sisters and I surprised my Mom for her 80th birthday and we had such a wonderful time. We rarely left the property because you just want to take it all in. I could still be sitting on that deck just taking in all the sights and sounds it has to offer. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, this is it--so peaceful and tranquil.

The owner Mike goes out of his way to make sure your stay is perfect. He even called to make sure everything was okay and to see if we had any questions. The home is immaculate. He has an abundance of towels, sheets, blankets, cookware, soaps, shampoos, games, books, a variety of choices on the TV, beach chairs, etc.... I could go on and on. The only thing you need to bring is your clothes.

Almost every room has a beautiful view of the ocean. We feel asleep every night listening to the sounds of the waves crashing onto the rocks and woke every morning to see it.

Can't wait to go back next year and would not stay anywhere else. Everyone should experience this at least once.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy, Thank you for the ebullient review, and for choosing our home to honor your Mother's birthday! The location truly is a sensory delight, and I'm glad that you could take it all in. We try to provide a well outfitted home to allow out guests to enjoy those ocean sights, sounds and scents. Thanks for noticing. Also, thanks for coming back next year. What a fine compliment! Best, Mike
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5

Living like a millionaire

  • 5 of 5

Given today's real estate market for waterfront properties, this house on the Maine coast has to be well up in seven figures. So we were "living like millionaires" during our very enjoyable week there. The house is perched over a rocky outcrop a stone's throw from the very scenic, calendar-ready Nubble lighthouse, and the soothing roar of the surf is always there. The house is very well equipped, especially for cooking and electronics. There are a plethora of great waterfront restaurants within an easy drive, as also a large number of interesting tourist attractions in the lineup of several coastal towns from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the south, to Portland, Maine, in the north. Our week there went by in a flash, and we hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, Thanks for the lovely review! The first time my wife and I rented a million dollar home, she and her cousin went through the place with a fine eye admiring the things that made that home different, inside and out. My wife and I, with help from my sister tried to imbue our home in Maine with a sense of what makes us who we are, mixed with our sense of décor and style with a stunning setting by the ocean. I'm glad that you and your wife enjoyed it. Please come back, Best regards, Mike
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5

The perfect vacation spot for our large family. Fully equipped & beautiful views of ocean & Nubble !

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier at this lovely well cared for home and the owner Mike always available for any questions or concerns. We have a large family and we all had plenty of room. Well stocked, just bring your food and clothes ! Beautiful views of Nubble from so many rooms as well as the ocean and it's soothing sounds ! A perfect vacation spot for a large group !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Manchester 60; Boston 68; Portland
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fox's Lobster House
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Wells, ME Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fox's Lobster House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Long or Short Sands
Car: necessary

We have seen stand up paddle boarders on calm days go out toward the lighthouse. On anything but a really calm day, I wouldn't want to try it. :-)

and kayak in the ocean or up the York or Cape Neddick rivers and time your trip with the incoming or outgoing tide.

In the summer, there is some live entertainment

The food at the York Harbor Inn is very good. I recall them having some live music, too. Their website lists some additional attractions, as well as some cooking schools by Stonewall Kitchens.

More things to do: Stonewall Kitchens, which is just about opposite the I-95 exit for York, and it is a lovely place to shop for delicious goodies, have lunch, or just sample and browse until you make up your mind.

Some people fish off our rocks, or go on a boat to sightsee or to fish.

For history buffs, there is an old wharf owned by John Hancock, An Old Gaol (jail) which is also a museum, Inns and other historic things such as an old cemetery with death angels on some of the grave stones.

There are three or four golf courses relatively near by

There is a outlet complex just over the state line from the NH -- ME border in the next town of Kittery. York, has no shortage of art, craft or tourist shops. You can almost always find something to do, and when you can't, Boston is 68 miles away. :-)

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in York Beach, Southern Coast of Maine

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Value
24 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,855
for 3 nights
From
£541
From
£541
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,347
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,347
for 7 nights
£3,347
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,910
for 7 nights
£3,910
 
 
July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,775
for 7 nights
£4,775
 
 
Labor Day Week
1 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,910
for 7 nights
£3,910
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,558
for 7 nights
£4,558
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £214 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Friday is changeover day for weekly rentals. From late October through April, we have a weekday as changeover day -- we can only get a cleaning crew in Monday through Friday. Because of the size of our home, and we now provide linen service, we charge $270.00 for cleaning, which is additional. The above is subject to a 9% Maine state sales tax. The rate went up from a previous 8%. Also, we have a high rate of returning guests for June through September. Returning guests get first chance to rebook for the next year. If you pay by credit card on the website, homeaway charges a service fee that I have no control over.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in York Beach in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3891 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Two headed shower, two sinks, and a separate Jacuzzi.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The only room without an ocean view.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Nubble view from the shower.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Ocean and Nubble Road view out the window.
  • The three larger bathrooms are in tile and/or granite. The largest bath has an entrance to the master bedroom, a separate hall entrance, two sinks, a shower with two heads, and a separate jetted tub for two. No bedroom is more than a few steps from a bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms have ocean views; three bedrooms have views of the Nubble Lighthouse. All bedrooms have new mattresses in 2010. Two bedrooms have stunning cherry furniture from Maple Corner Woodworks. Two bedrooms are in alder. One is Red Sox eclectic.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving ...
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The larger appliances are GE profile or energy efficient Cabrio. The smaller appliances are mostly Breville or Cuisinart. Our home also affords much privacy on its five levels, but to do so, it does have stairs. We have five Sonos wireless units for use individually, or synched together by a separate controller, or by your smartphone, IPad, or iPod, to play your favorites, or for Internet radio listening. We connected the second HDTV in December. All three TV's have DVD players, and a large number of Time Warner channels. There are WiFi and wired internet at the fastest speed we could get from Time Warner. One 46' Samsung TV has a soundbar with Blu Ray, and it can stream from the internet; the other 42. There is currently an HP touchscreen and multi function printer on site. We love the Nubble in good weather and bad, but there is a full house back up generator to insure no power outages in ice storms

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