New Slipcovers

There's been a flurry of activity at Good Haven House in the last few weeks, getting the house all spruced up for our summer season that starts in just a few weeks!

Among the many projects taken on were to have the 2 love seats in the living room and the easy chair in the master bedroom slipcovered. They were all getting a little tired looking and just couldn't be cleaned up to my satisfaction anymore.

After some searching I found the best, the most accommodating, talented and professional upholsterer who was willing to tackle working long distance with me. She was happy to use fabric that I sent to her (as anyone who has had slipcovering or reupholstery done, sometimes this is not the case) but she also has a full array of fabrics she makes available to you if you'd like some help with choices and purchase.

Her name is Taube Lansing and she owns Lansing Upholstery and Fabrics over on Bayou Blvd. in Pensacola, 850 206 1771.

Very fair rates, a wonderful attitude, lots of talent, fast turn around and a great sense of humor made it a joy to work with her! The finished products speak for themselves. I look forward to other collaborations with her.

all pictures by Taube Lansing

Hopefully soon I will have some photos in situ.

Our Brand New Sister Property

I've been absent from this blog for longer than I intended as I've been busy working on our brand new sister property's website and blog for their first open house!


My best friend, Catherine, has built the Bamboo House at Hokule'a Retreat, a lovely, off-the-grid vacation home on 5 rural acres on the Big Island of Hawaii. It's about 1 mile up Pohoiki Road from the Pacific Ocean.


Just at the end of construction, the Bamboo House will be ready to rent soon!


Check out Catherine's Bamboo House Blog to watch the amazing videos of her house being built and lots of great information about the property and the surrounding area.


Catherine has asked me to manage the property for her! so call (773 474 2456) or email (bamboohouse@hokulearetreat.com) with any questions you may have. As with Good Haven House, I'm always happy to talk to you about having a great vacation at one of our properties.



Happy Weekend!

picture by Shabjahan Bigglar

Have a wonderful weekend!


Front Hall Remodel

Well, we finally decided to tear out the closet in the front hall as you walk in the front door. We've wanted to do it for a while but it just wasn't in the budget. We finally bit the bullet and decided to do it before the 'Summer Season' gets officially underway. Simeon Jacobs, our handyman extraordinaire, is hard at work as I write and I should have some pictures for you all soon.

Welcome to Good Haven House

This is the only picture I have of the hallway and it doesn't even show the closet. It was definately NOT the most picture-worthy part of the house

A big bonus will be no more musty smell when you walk in the front door..... Woo-Hoo! Even though you couldn't smell it upstairs, that odor used to drive me crazy.

And now MY favorite part begins, the search for a chest of drawers and an interesting mirror OR a pretty halltree to put against the east wall. Maybe I can even find it in the budget to hang a new light fixture in the hall. Jennifer's, here I come! Hopefully it will all turn out to be worthy of some new photos on the Good Haven House slide show. Stay tuned!


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We'd love to have you come and stay with us at Good Haven House.

GHH from the pier 2

Here's a link to our Good Haven House availability calendar for those of you interested in visiting.