Sunday, January 7, 2018
We traveled out to Melrose and it was a creepy site. The huge hotel was abandoned as were many of the homes. It was like driving through the set of the Walking Dead, without the zombies of course. The roads were paved but in bad shape, the street lamps had fallen, the pool houses were over grown and it was all just creepy. Apparently, bad business management sent that place right into bankruptcy. Haig pointe was the only successful development on the island and it was a gated community. We set up a real estate tour of a few of the homes as the price points were freakishly low. The homes were affordable but to live out there, or have a rental out there would be difficult. Remember, you can only get there by ferry. This community had their own ferry service that was available 24/7 365 days of the year. You could afford the home but the property fees and amenities were as high, if not higher than the mortgage payment. I loved it! I love the beach and I love the remoteness, the quaintness and the exclusiveness of that place. It would be a place to live or have a second home if you had expendable income.