HAMPTON – The Sea Spiral Suites on Ocean Boulevard is up for sale, as its house owners are wanting to retire just after many years of operating inns on the seaside.
The hotel, priced at $3.5 million, was crafted in 1920 and bought by homeowners Norm and Sandy Bolyea in 1987. The Bolyeas, who reside in North Hampton, explained they have been slowly selling their qualities at the seaside as they get ready for retirement.
“We’re outdated, and I’m weary,” stated Norm Bolyea. The Bolyeas also lately sold the Kentville on the Ocean, which was torn down and changed with new condos that opened previous 12 months. They continue to personal the Ships Inn and a few other resorts on B Road and hope to maintain advertising their houses right until they are gone.
“I feel one particular a year is about ideal,” reported Sandy Bolyea.
The lodge at 449 Ocean Blvd., located north of the key seashore and just south of Boar’s Head, characteristics 49 rooms overlooking the ocean and marsh. One 3-tale setting up incorporates 21 suites, although two different two-tale buildings property 28 motel rooms. The listing touts massive home windows with dynamic sights, as properly its location in a “quieter setting” with straightforward obtain to the beach’s boardwalk.
The Bolyeas invested $2.32 million in the resort soon following they acquired it, tearing down the 10 authentic cottages in the back of the lodge and replacing them with the 21 suites.
Norm Bolyea, an engineer, stated the framework is still audio and that the lodge only demands some aesthetic updates.
“We’ve been undertaking this for 50 yrs,” Norm Bolyea claimed. “I’ve appreciated it.”
The beach in latest years has noticed various qualities transform over and alter palms, including several more mature inns. Some, like Brownie’s Hotel developed on Ashworth Avenue in 1940, have been torn down and changed with condos. Many others have been held accommodations, like the dilapidated Colony Motel on Ashworth Avenue which was purchased by Al Fleury and revitalized as a new lodge opening up coming summer season.
Chuck Rage, a Hampton selectman who also owns the Pelham Vacation resort and other hotels at the beach front, claimed he hopes that the buyer of the Sea Spiral will maintain it as a lodge. He said condos are less difficult to make money for a developer, but that Hampton will need to have motels as a tourist vacation spot.
“I hope it wouldn’t turn into condos,” Rage said. “Hampton is in desperate need of inns.”