Nicholas News Aug 6th, 2022

It’s been a great summer so far with comfortable days and cool nights!  When we look at heatwaves around the world I’m so happy I live in Rothesay, close to Saint John, the air-conditioned city!  This may be the last place on Earth lately with a comfortable summer.  Our hearts go out to the people, pets, farm animals and wild life facing 40+C.  I can’t even imagine it!!!  Mama and Papa experienced it in Egypt when they went to see the pyramids.  They were happy to see them (a life-long dream) but both said “never again”!  Once was enough.  Personally I’m sticking close to the air conditioning.

We have two exciting new luxury listings.  One is a large bungalow/condo in Low Wood Estates Rothesay.  Pets are allowed (I’ve checked) and many homeowners here have dogs and cats.  There is a huge common lawn (a few acres) which is perfect for walks and my favourite thing to do, roll on the grass.  This unit has a water view of the Kennebecasis and is beautifully updated with high-quality finishes.  I like the fact that it’s all one level as I’m finding stairs more challenging now that I’ve turned ten.  And… I like the beautiful hand-laid stone patio out the back.  I can see myself there under the shade of the umbrella watching the action on the river as Mama sips her morning tea.  Oh, and by the way, it comes turnkey, tastefully furnished with glassware, dishes, accessories & rugs, all that you see upon viewing!  Economical ductless heat pumps provide heat and cool for an average monthly bill of $290 and the condo fee is $484 which covers lawn care, snow removal, and replacement of roofing, windows, siding and exterior door when needed.  MLS#NB077617  Offered at $625,000.

I can tell you that this second luxury listing  is “Paw Approved” by Big Buddy Bacon!!!  It’s a 1.38 acre waterfront property on the Washademoak Lake with sandy beach, private dock with shore power and private paved boat launch.  The is a phenomenal place for boating connecting to the St John River and the one and a half storey year-round house or vacation cottage is stunning!  Three bedrooms and two full baths with the master on the main level with two huge bedrooms on the second floor.  What’s really turning my crank (and Nicholas too) is the sandy beach for lots of refreshing swims, the dock which Nicholas can dive off, the acreage with lots of space to run and play, the three-sided veranda/deck providing sun and shade and the main level master means that I’d never have to do the stairs and could stay close to Mama & Papa at all times.!    The fun we could have at this place!  I’m trying to talk Mama into it but she says she loves it so much she’d have to quit her job as she’d never leave!  Guess that rules this one out for the Bud!  🙁  MLS#NB077684  Offered at $699,000.

Hope you’re having a great summer and getting out there to enjoy all our beautiful province has to offer.  Stay cool and I’ll be talking with you soon.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon