Welcome to Hope Island... A majestic 86 acre private island in the heart of Casco Bay. Just a short 20 minute boat ride from Portland, Hope Island offers the ultimate opportunity for privacy and exclusivity without isolation. Nearby Portland is well known for its world-renowned restaurants, shops, galleries, medical and veterinary care, jetport, and much more! The island's main residence is an 11,658 sqft Mediterranean style house with a custom floating staircase, circular polished stone and brass bar, three luxuriously appointed bedroom and bath suites, a gym, executive office, a sprawling courtyard, panoramic ocean views from every room, and multiple balconies. The island also features two well-appointed guest houses (2,818 sqft and 4,450 sqft), a tavern, a chapel, a boathouse, multiple staff and caretaker apartments, an equestrian barn, storage barns, deep water dock, barge ramp, and many ancillary buildings that could be converted to suit many needs. This island is self-sufficient with 15 drilled wells, individual septic systems for each habitable building, 6,000-amp submarine electric cable service, a generator house, and knowledgeable staff in place. Move here and feel instantly at home now while imagining future possibilities... Hope Island is well suited to accommodate a mega yacht, a helipad, or infinity pool. Along with Hope Island's impressive infrastructure, it offers a wide array of leisure amenities including but not limited to fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating, biking, four wheeling, and horseback riding. Marvel at the sweeping water views, beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, and wildlife every day if you so choose to call this oasis home or home away from home. The island is well equipped for entertaining and large social gatherings, but the peaceful atmosphere also makes it the perfect locale for relaxation or working remotely. Hope Island offers the very best of the Maine lifestyle--Truly a remarkable asset in an unpredictable world!
Eastern Watch, located just outside of downtown Bar Harbor, evokes a sense of the by-gone Rusticator Era of the town's Gilded Age near the old estates of the Vanderbilts, Kennedys and Acadia's founder George Dorr. The classic New England cottage perched high above Frenchman Bay on Sols Cliff has views from the Porcupine islands to the Egg Rock lighthouse and beyond. Enjoy watching cruise ships and whale watch boats passing just below the oversized 130-foot granite and bluestone terrace with outdoor kitchen and granite fireplace. The 4 bedroom main house is a John Libby timber frame with a three story cathedral living area that boasts a granite fireplace and stonework. Built in 1995, the home was remodeled in 2006. Beautiful master suite with views of the bay and islands; master bath with walk-in shower area with soaking tub and just around the corner is your own gym area. The second floor of the carriage house is a two bedroom apartment with a kid's bunk room and play loft above. If you have any concerns with global warming, this beautiful estate sits high on a bluff that is over 100' above the ocean so you'll always have the same shoreline and view without ever having to worry about any potential rise in sea level
Sheephead Island offers the rare opportunity to own a beautiful Maine island in its entirety, encompassing 65+/- pristine acres with two fine residences. Located just off Sylvester Cove and the village of Sunset in Deer Isle, Sheephead Island is connected to the mainland at low tide, providing a setting with the privacy of a true island and the ease and accessibility of a mainland property. The island's shorefront is spectacular with miles of interesting ledge, tidal pools, and broad beaches. Trails run through fields and forest, and there is a wonderful swimming pond along with a boathouse, artist's studio, and deep-water dock with floats. The main home is a five-bedroom colonial and there is also a contemporary four-bedroom residence.
Once every few decades a truly unique Northeast Harbor waterfront property comes on the market; Cow Cove now presents just such a rare opportunity. Encompassing over 6 acres of fields, woods, lawn and extensive shore-front stretching along the east side of the harbor, this delightful summer compound is graced by a vintage Peabody & Stearns 19-room main house, well-known to mariners for its iconic twin white chimneys. The exceptional property enjoys an unparalleled location in the harbor and includes a secluded guest cottage nestled in trees on a peninsula overlooking the inner harbor, a cozy carriage house with attached storage barn, and a private pier with multiple floats. Come by sea into Northeast Harbor and step ashore on your own dock, or wind down the gravel drive from Peabody Drive through woods and fields to an enchanting world of your own. Stroll along meandering paths, across the natural fields and through lovely stands of mature trees. Take a gentle row or paddle across the harbor to the bustling village of Northeast Harbor. Watch osprey and eagles soar, herons fishing the shores, or harbor seals surfacing in quiet waters mere yards away. Cow Cove is a setting at once part of the vibrant harbor yet discretely situated to afford privacy. Enjoyed by one family for over 70 years, this enchanting property now offers you everything you could desire in a unique waterside summer retreat. Please note: In addition to the details noted above, there are 2BR/1BA in the ''Little House'' and 2BR/1BA in the ''Carriage House'', both with galley kitchens. A portion of this property is broker owned.
Nimaha is a fully restored historic residence located in the sought-after Beauchamp Point neighborhood. Privately sited on 1.91+/- waterfront acres with panoramic views of the Penobscot Bay and its islands, the 5,170+/- square-foot Shingle-style main residence, originally built in 1903, is a striking example of Maine's rich architectural heritage. Comprehensively updated and restored by the renowned firm of Cold Mountain Builders in 2015/16, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath residence retains its historic character while incorporating modern amenities. The grounds, which include 354+/- feet of shoreline with a lovely pebble beach, a 1900+/- square foot period carriage house with apartment and four-car garage, and deep-water dock, complete the estate.
This is a terrific opportunity to own 100+/- acres of majestic island beauty on North Haven. This fantastic saltwater farm property includes open shorefront acreage with a magnificent beach, beautifully maintained fields with multiple swimming ponds, and two year round homes including a historic nineteenth-century Cape set within an extraordinary tree park. The John Brown Farm was built for two sea captain brothers in 1828. The year-round home sits at the top of a knoll with long pastoral and scenic ocean views overlooking a gorgeous meadow, old hardwood forest, orchards, and gardens, in a spectacular and totally private setting. The home is very well-maintained with a central chimney with three fireplaces, wood stove and furnace, four bedrooms and preserved period details. There are also three outbuildings, among them a 2,640+/- square foot wood-paneled, heated, and bright and sunny barn. The current owners have introduced hundreds of wonderful trees and plantings to create an extensive, inviting tree park, meticulously cleared and cared for over many years. There are three warm, spring-fed swimming ponds, one with a gazebo, pier, and float, and a tranquil island reached by wooden bridge. Magnolia house is a separate shingle style 5 bedroom home with a detached two car garage with an apartment above. Both homes offer year round living opportunities and terrific views and easy access to the land fronting Penobscot Bay. This unique listing offers tremendous privacy, and abundant natural beauty, an incredibly rare opportunity to be a part of one of Maine's most spectacular island communities.
With a classic setting and beautiful, historic buildings, this property encompasses 264+/- acres of woods and fields. It offers spectacular views of the Thorofare, 'Sparkplug' lighthouse, Stimpson Island, Widow Island, and across East Penobscot Bay to Isle au Haut. The house is a seasonal mid-nineteenth century extended Cape farmhouse with many original features intact and it is perfectly sited on the property overlooking meadows that roll to the shore. It includes three bedrooms, a bunk room, and two historic barns complement the residence. There is approximately 3,500+/- feet of accessible water frontage, including a wonderful, grassy point of land, rocky shore, a large pebble beach and a small island.
Crow's Nest is an exceptionally rare waterfront offering, never having been to market. It is one of a few residential homes in Maine designed by Philadelphia architect Edmund Gilchrist. The strategically located 2.2 acre property offers absolute privacy. This 1938 shingle-style 6-bedroom/5-bath cottage was masterfully designed, built, and positioned at the water's edge to allow the formal floor plan to interact with the natural world surrounding it. A remarkable Music Room on the west side of the home completes this large residence where musical performances have taken place over the last 80 years. With over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space placed just a few feet from the shore, Crow's Nest stands alone in its proximity to the water. This historic cottage offers unobstructed water views of the Eastern Way, Bear Island, and the Western Way. 365' of private shorefront are a mix of accessible cobblestone beach and bold rock outcroppings. A detached 2-car garage, mooring, and deeded, shared dock are also included.
Steeped in tradition and luxury, House Island stands alone among coastal properties throughout New England. Just minutes from Portland's bustling waterfront by boat, this property is iconic Maine. Enjoy 12 acres with 3,980 feet of usable ocean frontage and easy access to multiple sandy beaches. Adjacent to Peaks Island, Cushing Island and the mainland, House Island boasts year round accessibility. A 375-foot deep water pier, dock, and float system is compatible with boats of most every size and includes a ferry platform. Zoned by the City of Portland as Island Commercial, the new owner has the flexibility to enjoy the magical beauty and seclusion for a personal private compound, or to capture the economic benefits of a prospective commercial hospitality venue. With three renovated cottages and solar barn, complete with caretakers quarters, there is plenty of room to entertain guests in grand style. Cap's Lodge is the largest of the cottages with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a fireplace. This impeccably renovated 4000 sq ft home offers ocean views from every room. Christina's World is an enchanting 3,200 sq ft three bedroom, three bathroom cottage complete with two gas fireplaces and a large eat in kitchen. Sunrise Cottage is a memorable spot to enjoy a sunrise, moon rise and sunsets, as well as a front row seat to weekly sailing races and lobstermen pulling their pots. It is a cozy and charming 900 sq ft with two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The lower level of the Solar Cottage acts as convenient storage for kayaks, golf carts, boating equipment and other outdoor toys, and is also the home to the solar energy powercell. As a bonus, the Solar Cottage includes an upper level 600 sq ft one bedroom caretaker's apartment with a combination living/dining/kitchen area and full bath. This extraordinary property, its upgrades, amenities, and privacy make it a one of a kind opportunity to be part of Portland's history and enjoy Maine's coastal living at its best!
Located on the shores of the Great Harbor in Northeast Harbor, Gull's Rock offers a coveted, yet quiet and private, location in the village. The classic 9-bedroom residence has been beautifully maintained, and more recently has been carefully restored and updated to accommodate the busy lives of modern families. All first-floor rooms enjoy large, detailed fireplaces and several provide access to the open or covered porches. A large kitchen offers many gourmet chef's features, such as a work island, professional appliances and a large butler's pantry. The property includes a separate, three-plus car garage, a guest cabin with two bedrooms and full bath, and a colorful formal, English-style perennial garden through which one can meander on the way to the ocean shoreline.