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Maine Vacation Rentals and the Importance of Service

It wasn’t too long ago that, when travelling to a big city like Boston, New York or Washington, you would take a licensed cab from the airport to your hotel.  Or, when leaving a restaurant, you would go curbside to hail a passing cab.

However, with the advent of mobile technology, travel patterns have changed dramatically. Pull up your UBER or LYFT app on your phone and you will soon have a choice of drivers offering their car to take you to your destination. And people sure do like the service of Air B n B where you have choices of renting houses, condo units or rooms directly from the owners, with prices somewhat cheaper than a hotel of large part of their appeal.

On the surface, this all seems very attractive. However, many communities are having issues with the short-term rentals. Problems such as too many occupants, loud parties with the renters showing no respect for the neighborhood. And from the renters’ perspective, there are stories of renter’s not finding the residence as advertised or not being told that they need to bring a supply of their own linens.

Which leads me to the following:

Since Kezar Realty opened in 2009, we have offered Vacation Rentals in Lovell and surrounding towns. In addition to listing and selling property, Broker Jeanne Bonner manages our Vacation Rentals. Jeanne has been matching vacationers with the perfect Maine cottage for more than 25 years.

In January 2018, Down East Magazine published an article “Home Advantage” that highlighted the positive resources that many local Vacation Rental Agencies in Maine provide, such as handling bookings, greeting incoming renters, coordinating Saturday morning cleaning, making sure the trash was taken to the transfer station and not left at the cottage, replacing misplaced/lost keys and much more. Kezar Realty is a member of the Vacation Rental Professionals of Maine, a group of about 30 Maine Vacation Rental companies and provides support and lobbying efforts on behalf of the industry.

An important element of renters arriving in Lovell is that they have a friendly place greeting them when they arrive and are provided with a packet of information about their cottage as well as local merchants and recreational activities. And if they need something during the week, they know that Jeanne is just a phone call away.

As we inch closer to the summer season, be sure to contact Jeanne for assistance on vacation rentals. And remember, you will be pleased that the personal touch is still considered important here at Kezar Realty. And that includes having extensive local knowledge as well as caring that you have a great experience.

Technology is great and we all benefit from the tools that it provides but hopefully it will never eliminate the Jeanne Bonners of the world.

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cormier north lower bay 008Well, it snowed again yesterday! It has been an incredible winter with lots of skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing going on. But as I look out my office window, I can't see the street and we are running out of places to pile the snow.

One way to forget the snow is to plan your Kezar Lake vacation in the summer. Warm water, long swims, boat rides, White Mountain hikes, lazy afternoons and spectacular sunsets. What better way to spend a week or two with the family and friends then at a classic Maine cottage on the lake?

Bookings for 2014 are up considerably from last year but we have more homes available for rent with many prime weeks available!

In addition to sales, Jeanne Bonner manages our Vacation Rentals. Giver Jeanne a call and she can assist you in choosing the cottage that fits your budget and number of guests. She can be reached at 207-925-1500207-925-1500 or Visit our rental section at

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  1. Mary on

    Thank God I've found this little piece of heaven called Kezar Lake. We haven't been in the winter but truly enjoy our summer experiences at Kezar.
    • Stanley Tupaj on

      Mary, every year around this time it is hard to remember what everything looks like without snow. However, the sun is much higher in the sky now and it won't be long before the snow is gone and the leaves are out!

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      Who would imagine, that when a nice snow is coming down and football conference championship games are about to be played, that the phones are busy with summer vacation rental inquiries and bookings? The number of visits to has spiked dramatically over the past 40-60 days. As they begin planning for their 2013 summer vacation, many of the visitors are looking at the Vacation Rental listings.

      Since Kezar Realty opened 3 1/2 years ago, both our sales and vacation rentals have continued to grow. Jeanne Bonner, our Vacation Rental manager, says that in 2012 Kezar Realty booked a total of 75 weeks whereas in 2010 we booked only 33 weeks. And the number of owners with cabins available for rent continues to grow. So there is a cabin for every family size and budget!

      Please don't hesitate to contact Jeanne with Vacation Rental questions. She can be reached at 207-925-1500 or


      1. Beth Quinlan on

        Love both pictures. Feels like home when I can look at the snowy, rather generic one and know exactly where it is.
        • Stanley Tupaj on

          And it is nice to get some fresh snow to 'whiten' things up!