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Award795

Age: 30-45

Member since August 2019

Family guy looking to spend some time with family

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Life is crazy. My wife and I are trying RV'ing to carve out some time with our 2 girls. I am a Pastor and a real estate investor. Both require a large amount of time, while providing flexibility. Ultimately we want to take our girls on a trip out west, but right now we're exploring New England. :)

Skills & Expertise to Share

I love talking about faith, real estate, and investing. Happy to offer perspective to anyone navigating complex real estate situations. Have a background in construction.

Award795's Pets

We have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks. They get along well with other animals. They are well trained with voice command recall. They love to give kisses! Sometimes they come with us, but not always!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

too new to say. :)

Award795's Hometown

Arundel Maine

Award795's Guest Details

Award795's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

24 feet long

Winnebago View based on Mercedes platform. Bumpout on driver side.

Award795's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 9, 6
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

Award795 Has 1 Host Location

GracePoint Church

Biddeford, ME, US
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Award795's References (71)

References from Hosts (4)

Mistou

June 2021

Great guest

Quiet, clean and respectful!


KevinA

October 2020

Lovely People

We were happy to host Award795 for a quick overnight getaway to our area.

They were easygoing, quiet and respectful.

We enjoyed having them, and would welcome them back any time!


bfwingate

September 2020

Respectful friendly family & pets

It was a joy hosting this family who was very respectful to us and our property.
We enjoyed good conversation with them and their happy children & pets.
We parted wanting more time with Award795 family.


Cimeronstar

July 2020

Beautiful family

Enjoyed talking with them sweet little girls


References from Guests (67)

pmgoeke

July 2021

Great Stop to Visit Kennebunkport

Wanted more time in Portland ME area to explore to the south. Great location to use as a base for Kennebunkport and Ogunquit.

Stopped over the weekend and host was apparently busy and we did not see him. Church traffic was not a problem and most level area is adjacent to South St on the lower level. Lots of grass area for our dogs. Area was well lit, but not enough to bother us sleeping. Road noise was not a problem, but we have not had problems at Walmarts or Crackerbarrels, so factor that into your decision.

This was our first Boondockers stay and looks like we are glad to have joined based on this start.


James+Einstein

July 2021

Positive experience

Had a good stay. Very large parking lot no problems. Quiet lit at night. Close to Old Orchard Beach which was great. Thanks again


Lynell

July 2021

Very generous

Exactly as advertised - large safe church parking lot. Extra bonus was the dog park just 3 blocks away. Nice town!


JoeDose

July 2021

Wonderful experience and location!

First Boomdockers Welcome host stay! It was wonderful. Our friends who spend the summers in Old Orchard Beach picked us up. Convenient location and our stay was very nice. We used the back area to relax in our chairs. Thanks so much for providing this opportunity! Very pleased.


PlaygroundPlace

July 2021

Easy to find, easy to park!

A great host who responded quickly to each message, and a large lot that’s close to the beach! Thank you for providing this spot for boondockers!


Chesapeake612

July 2021

Nice and peaceful.

A very nice place to stay and explore the Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunkport areas. We did not get to meet the host, but talked to other Church members. It felt like a very welcoming place. Very sunny for our solar panels, and a paved lot to easily get the Harley out and back in.


smamat3

July 2021

Easy to Park

Lots of space to park and it was quiet overall.


pmbruce

July 2021

Quick response and a nice quiet area

This was my second time boondocking at GracePoint. It's convenient with plenty of room, a great spot.


ponti33602

July 2021

Great Spot Close to Rte 1

After traveling down a tourist infested southern Maine route, this quiet parking lot was a blessing (pun intended)


Sierra Gulfstream 1

July 2021

Nice overnight stop.

Award795 was an accommodating host who provided all that we needed for our stay - a place to park overnight during a long road trip.


Everydays_Saturday

July 2021

Very Peaceful!!

Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet our host but thoroughly enjoyed a quiet, private time during our stay in Biddeford.
Hopefully we will get to meet him our next time through.
Thank you!!!!


Bjazzarello

July 2021

Quiet spot

Nice quiet spot on the outskirts of a small town with short drive times from Portland or Kennebunkport. We enjoyed being able to stay two nights on a mostly level surface and the trip for ice cream wasn't too far.


Coarle

July 2021

Nice stay

Nice and quiet place to stay very close to to the beach highly recommended.


dabbler

July 2021

Very nice place

I wanted to be off the road during the 4th weekend, and GracePoint church provided. Biddeford is an interesting town, and close to many coastal attractions. Highly recommend. And thanks Award795!


AnkhLifeAdventure

July 2021

Great place to park

We were really grateful for this space to park. Lot is nice and big. Street it’s on is quiet. We appreciated the host responding quickly. Overall great experience


100Acerwood

June 2021

Great place to stay in southern ME

Big wide lot south of Portland. It was great to visit our friends.


eruceht1

June 2021

Great spot.

Really enjoyed my stay here, it’s super convenient to Kennebunkport which was my main point of the visit. Parked rv near a tree line and had the whole place to myself. Got to meet the pastor’s daughter and his dad, great people.


Have.camper.will.travel

June 2021

Very nice

A Very nice spot close to the city for a quiet night. Thank you for hosting.


TheModernJourneymen

June 2021

Excellent Stay

We really enjoyed our stay at GracePoint Church. The lot is very spacious and open which was perfect for our large 5th wheel. We parked by the street next to the big open field and our dogs loved running around in the grass. The location is excellent for visiting nearby towns, Portland, Cape Elizabeth and beautiful beaches. Although there is a bit of traffic noise from the road during the day, there wasn't too much of it at night or too early in the morning. Overall it was peaceful and we felt safe. We'd definitely stay again if we're ever back in the area. Thankful to our gracious host for a wonderful stay!


BuzzBusBees

June 2021

Nice place

We stayed for 2 nights to see Portland what worked out well.
The neighborhood is nice and you can find good restaurants close by.


terrellh

June 2021

Gracepoint

Very convenient and hospitable


TaraTimNelson

June 2021

Wonderful place to stay!

This is such a wonderful place to stay. There is a large parking lot and a grassy area for the pups. Lots of areas are super convenient to go visit. Grocery and Walgreens nearby. Quiet and safe area. We will definitely come back. Our host was super nice!


Petecarey4520

June 2021

Urban

Amazing communication. The church is located on a semi quiet rd. I spent two nights and other than some traffic (only level spot on the entire lot) due to parking by the road it was an enjoyable road.


plyoman

May 2021

Plyoman

Quiet peaceful large lighted lot.The rain that night put us right to sleep.Would stay again,thanks Award795!


SnowBirdCouple

May 2021

Very nice location

It was great. Wish we could have met the host.


TwoBrews

May 2021

Great stop off

Grace church was a great location and quiet stop off on our way up the coast!
Thank you,


The-Dancers

May 2021

Nice quiet stay

Great communication. Big parking lot a little sloppy but you can always find a nice spot. Thank you very much for a very nice stay. We can highly recommend the Grace Point Church Boondocker‘s overnight stay.


pmbruce

January 2021

Great spot!

My dog loved the field, and for a location in a city I’m surprised how quiet it was! A great stop.


MadnMim

October 2020

Perfect for quick night or two

Thanks very much for the access to this parking lot. Camping locations in Maine are VERY expensive and must be planned for way in advance. This space allowed my spouse and I to do a quick few days in Maine which was wonderful!


jtagen

October 2020

Good place to stay

Quiet, plenty of room, and about 20 minute walk to downtown Saco.


noahmiranda

October 2020

Great stop!

Host was quick to respond, very easy to communicate! Super convenient- thanks so much!!!


Dbillitto

October 2020

Great place to relax

Thank you so much for giving us a stopover and hope to cross paths with you in the future

Dave and Pam


HelenSimon

October 2020

Wonderful!

Wonderful!
Great location from which to explore Portland and all the surrounding areas. Thank you so much!


Trucksareford42

October 2020

Last minute and amazing

The perfect safe haven for a exhausted traveler!


SheSte1111

October 2020

Easy, comfortable and safe stay

After a day enjoying Portland, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunkport, this was a wonderful spot to take a rest before traveling to New Hampshire. Never did get to meet Pastor but appreciated good communication, nice accommodations and positive, welcoming vibe. I’d recommend it. Nice stay!


thoken248

October 2020

A safe sanctuary during our journey.

Worked out perfectly. Quiet neighborhood and large, level parking area to safely and comfortably stop ove to break up a long drive. Thank you for opening up your place for road warriors like ourselves. Bless you!


atit1327

October 2020

Easy pull in and park.

Perfect spot after a long day of traveling. Parking lot is paved and large. Located close to downtown. Great lawn for our 2 pups as well. Good communication with Award795 too. We appreciated being able to stay here and it gave us an opportunity to check out the area as well.
*It is along a somewhat busy road, we parked back from road and found after dark it was quiet and we had a wonderful night’s sleep.
Also, we put name of business in our maps and it took us to some dead end road about 1 mile away. Make sure you type in actual address of location to help guide you.
Thanks again!


Nomadicdoula

October 2020

Convenient, quiet location

The church parking lot was quiet and convenient. We appreciated being able to stay in a safe spot while we checked out Portland and the surrounding area.


Talltree25

October 2020

A place to stay

Slipped parking lot but was good for a nights stay. Thanks you grace point church.


travelwithchris

October 2020

Great spot for a few days

Stayed for one night and unfortunately we wanted to stay longer and explore the area, but we ran into a family emergency! Will definitely be back!


BurkeMountainBill

September 2020

Safe Haven

I was somewhat hesitant to stay overnight in a parking lot in a large city. Grace Point Church was truly a Safe Haven. Perfect location near coastal Maine activities and located in a quiet residential area. I would highly recommend Grace Point Church and appreciate their hospitality to travellers.


Jean+Mark

September 2020

Excellent

We really appreciate Award795's responsiveness and we recommend theIr spot to all. There is a little market across the quiet street. If you're up for it, you can walk to town on the sidewalk.
Nearby is the Eastern Point bike path, which is flat and surrounded by beautiful trees.


Zyskindj

September 2020

Quiet and peaceful

Nice location to stay for the night. Thanks again!


Lindabill

September 2020

Bill and Linda

We had a wonderful experience! Clean and peaceful!


CJOHARA

September 2020

Great Stay!

This was our first stay and it was a great experience! Close to Portland. Would definitely stay here again. There was also a giant field that we parked next to where our dogs were able to play.


RilesontheRoad

September 2020

Quiet Spot in Church Parking Lot

I had a great visit in Biddeford at GracePoint Church. I tucked my RV in the back, by the grass, and felt safe. I explored Portland, Old Orchard Beach, and Biddeford while in the area.


AMM15

September 2020

Great stay!

We were able to get some much needed rest here for a few days. It’s a perfect spot, close to a super market and a few places to eat. Pulling in was easy based on directions given and it was a huge parking lot. Only regret we weren’t in town long enough to attend a service and thank Award795 in person. Communication was easy quick and he seems like a very nice host.


Dboykas

September 2020

Great Stay

Wonderful spot to spend the night. Large well lit parking area set back from the road. Park across the street and plenty of area to walk the dogs. Not far from restaurants and stores.
As a bonus we enjoyed an outdoor church service from our RV and were warmly welcomed by the pastor and some church members.


Papasidero

August 2020

Nice central location

Big Lot to park on, centrally located. There is tall trees on one side, so we had shade in the afternoon. Thank you.


BruceR

August 2020

Nice place to spend a night.

Quiet & peaceful area. Thank you, I greatly appreciate the last minute approval to spend the night.


wildblueair22

July 2020

Good spot to stop

This spot was easy to find and park the RV. The host responded quickly to our request and I'm glad it worked out as this was our first time boondocking.


Gfamforlife

July 2020

Wonderful Stay

Wonderful location close to the beach and Portland. We got to attend church on Sunday in the parking lot we stayed. It was quite and relaxing.


ttaunton1210

July 2020

Pleasant stay

Shaded area to park rig. Area was clean and safe. Got to enjoy their outdoor church service


Lawhubby

July 2020

Nice and quiet

This spot was easily accessible and quiet. The host was very responsive and great to work with. Definitely recommend this location.


SocialHermits

July 2020

Nice quiet spot

We had a nice stay in the parking lot.


Wysshauler

July 2020

Pleasantly impressed!

What a great location. The best chicken sandwich ever!!! Thank you Pastor For suggesting. Went for a 3 mile run and enjoyed the river view.
Excellent communication.
Thank you again!


justmeandtheduke

June 2020

Perfect stopover to acadia

Perfect midway pt between home and acadia. Large safe lot. Quiet. Didn’t get to meet host but through emails was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Thanks for opening your lot to us!


Homeasweroam

October 2019

Great spot to overnight

Spent some time at the Rotary Park near by and then had a safe quiet night here :)
Thank you!


jim30825

October 2019

Wonderful area

This was our second stop here as we travel through Maine. Great place to stay, plenty to do in the area, day trip to Portland, good restaurants and shopping to stock up.


Leepeg

October 2019

Good spot

Nice off road spot.


CarBren

October 2019

Quiet & Perfect

Just what we were looking for. A quiet place near the interstate to tuck in for the night. Large parking lot of this church - no one else parked. It was quiet and safe.

Thank you Award795!!


KarenTim.

October 2019

Church

Great parking lot with lots of room for six year old to eork off much energy!


wonderwhere2wander

October 2019

Great stay

Fully paved parking lot. Lots of room. Would stay here again if we were in the area


MidLifeGapYear

October 2019

Easy over night

The parking lot was perfect for parking for the night. Perfect spot to run our dog on the side.


jim30825

October 2019

Awesome location

A awesome location to visit Maine coast. Great local sites to see. Host was great help with some local ideas and stopped by to see if we had any questions. Host was very friendly. Good spot for stocking up on supplies too.


klassic

October 2019

Quiet spot

A nice spot just a short drive for shopping. Met Pastor Andrew in the morning had a short chat. What a good use for a parking lot this empty most of the week.


lolaandrush

September 2019

Happy Campers

Thank you Pastor Andrew for having us. We are sorry we didn’t get to attend services. Would have loved to have heard you teach. Location was close to interstate but not right beside it. Directions were easy to follow with no problems. We felt safe in the large parking area and neighborhood. Glad we were able to meet Andrew and be the first Boondockers. Highly recommended!