Phil Gilllihan aboard Parralax Saba Bound

The Harbor House is a coming home project for me, returning to Western KY after more years than I am willing to admit. The last two years have been spent sailing and racing my sailing catamaran, Parallax throughout the Caribbean basin and South Atlantic. Taking pictures, diving but mainly chronicling the people I met and the places I sailed. (See if you like pictures of tropical places and enjoy reading about adventures on a small scale) Someone said that everywhere I go is pretty much like where I just left. I don’t know that’s true. I do know that the little town of Kuttawa, hidden away on the shores of Lake Barkley, Kentucky is a gem of a place. Real live communities that also happen to be resort destinations always have an allure that’s never matched by the manufactured destinations.

We have a different plan for the Harbor House. The Harbor house is physically at the center of Kuttawa in the midst of a couple of acres of green space and directly across from the marina and lake, we hope to make it the heart of the community as well. If you peruse our web site you will see, we not only have rooms and cottage but meeting halls and outside spaces with plans for a café and restaurant. A place for people to gather, a place for our visitors to stay in comfort and grace, but also to become for a while at least, part of the community.

Though sailing is my passion the years before my sailing ventures were spent practicing law and rehabilitating real estate (and sailing every chance I got) . The Harbor House is a new kind of venture. The previous owners left it in superb physical shape now we have to weave it into the fabric of this resort community. While I have spent my time on the business, my Mom (aided by my dad and his box of tools) has put her stamp on the furnishings and décor. You’ll feel it the minute you walk in. My extremley talented Aunt "Jannie" is a master at faux concrete and garden design and has made our terraced courtyards into a beautiful outdoor gathering place. Already a local attraction....

Harbor Houses of various descriptions have always been a haven for mariners. I have stayed in more than a few myself. We are continuing that tradition here in Kuttawa, come and be a part.
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