Buy An Island in Maine For Less Than a Condo in Boston

published Aug 23, 2017
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If you loved the private island off the coast of Portland, Maine or the six lighthouses in Maryland and Michigan for sale this summer, have we got the place for you — combining both dreamy maritime features, but for less than the cost of a Boston condo.

The entirety of Green Island in Brooklin, Maine is for sale for $650,000 — including its main house, a 1,750 square foot keepers cottage with four bedrooms and one half bathroom, and the adjoining Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse that was built in 1856 (and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places).

According to the listing with Acadia Realty Group, Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse on Green Island is a historic landmark with commanding views in all directions, from Isle Au Haut to the mountains of Acadia National Park. From the Keeper’s House, residents can watch schooners come within yards of your porch, so sitting on this outer island is like having your own private window to the world with amazing views in all directions.

We bet you could angle for a furnished sale, too, to complete the authentic New England maritime aesthetic — including the Jenny Lind and wire bed frames, caned and Windsor and Adirondack style chairs, antique hurricane lamps, and vintage hand-hooked rugs.

All that and, as Boston Magazine points out, the entire seaside property (including the 1-acre island) is about the list price of an “average-sized” Boston condo (Zillow reports that the median listing price in the city is $699,000).

For those thinking “how cool, but I don’t own a boat” like me, apparently you can walk back to the mainland at low tide, the listing agent, Steve Shelton, told Boston.

Check out the entire listing for 1 Green Island, and learn more about the long and storied history of Blue Hill Bay Light on