We are buying a vacation house with a fireplace

My husband and I have decided to buy a vacation house at the beach this year, but we are having some trouble finding one with a fireplace in it.

We have always wanted to buy a little vacation house that we could go to whenever we feel like it.

We thought that it would be a good investment, too, since whenever we aren’t staying there, we could always rent the place out in order to bring in some extra income. We finally got to the point financially this year where we can actually make this dream happen, but so far we haven’t been able to find a place that fits all of the criteria that we are looking for. I would really love to have a place that has a wood burning fireplace already in it. I would especially love to find something with a stone hearth and chimney, but so far we haven’t had any luck at all. We found one with a gas fireplace, but for me, a gas fireplace just doesn’t have the same kind of ambiance that a wood burning fireplace does. Maybe it’s the smell or the crackling of the wood as it’s burning. I don’t know, but my husband tells me that I can’t be so picky about it if we are actually going to be able to find a place to purchase this year. He’s more concerned about the heating and cooling system that’s in the house than he is about the fireplace. He’s right, though. I really am picky when it comes to things like that. What can I say? I like what I like. I guess we can always have someone come and install a fireplace later on, but I would rather not have to do that if possible.

 

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