The past few weeks I have been transitioning from winter in the Bahamas to summer at Ocean Point Inn – trading crystal clear aqua seas for sparkling deep blue waters off the rocky coast of Maine. Both locations are little slices of paradise that I am fortunate to enjoy. However, Ocean Point is “home!”
Spring comes slowly to Ocean Point but the trees are finally budding and flowers are popping open. The osprey are building nests and the ducks are laying eggs.
Ocean Point Inn is bustling with activity. New gardens have been created and all the landscaping has had a spring spruce up. Painting as well as siding and new windows have been added to some buildings. The Penthouse is getting a lovely new kitchen. Some Lodge rooms are getting new carpeting and window shades and Hatchard House rooms new entry flooring. The living room in the Main Inn is being totally redecorated. It is very exciting to see this wonderful transition in decor.
Most of the Jamaican workers started work on Tuesday. Dennis, Johnny, Frank, Patricia, Ronnie and Wayne are working away every day. The water and heat came on in the Main Inn yesterday so I hope to be back in my office starting today.
Every guest will receive Ocean Point’s Hot Buffet Breakfast this year starting on June 13th. We are discontinuing the Continental Breakfast after June 12th. The many, many guests I have talked with over the winter seem delighted with this change.
Another change for this season that guests seem very happy about is food being served in Ocean Point’s Dining Room starting on opening day, May 22, 2015. It will be a minimal menu until June 12th. The full dining room menu will be offered every night this season and the Bar will be opening at 4 P.M. The “Tavern Nights” will be discontinued.
The Gift Shop has lots of new creative handmade surprises as well as the very popular repeat items. Many crafts are produced from local beach walks.
I am very excited about the opening of the 117th year at the Ocean Point Inn. The location of the Inn is spectacular, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the food is delicious – a winning combination. Join us this summer and let us show you why some of our guests have been coming to this special place on the coast of Maine for over 50 years.