Property Crush

This $339k Island for Sale Off the Coast of Maine Comes with the Cutest Cottage

published Jul 1, 2021
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The details

  • Address: 0 Wohoa Bay Is, Addison, Maine
  • Price: $339,000
  • Size: 540 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms:
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Why we have a crush on this property

There’s one place my mind drifts to when summer’s heat and humidity melts me down into a puddle: Maine. Vacationland’s cool, breezy coast seems like the perfect place to be right about now, and this private island for sale up north is my daydream realized.

Called Ducks Ledges Island, this stunning hunk of land is up there. Way up there. Sandwiched between the shores of Acadia National Park and the Canadian border lies the 1.5-acre plot. There are two towns on the nearby mainland, Addison and Jonesport, with marinas for you to launch a boat to get to it.

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The land formation has no trees, meaning it offers uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. Smooth sand, patches of grass, and rocky bits keep island walks interesting. Seals are known to sunbathe on the ledges surrounding the spot, so you could consider the beach entertainment — a free show, if you will — as an added perk.

Then there’s the cute little cottage plopped in the middle of it all: a 540-square-foot one-bedroom. It has an open-concept kitchen and living area, and the beds are lofted above it. An abundance of windows maximize the views on the inside, and space for a hammock on the front porch means the livin’ is easy outside, too. 

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To get real for a second: the place is a camp property, which is a fun way of saying the only toilet is an outhouse. You have to be pretty chill for island life, but when you weigh the options — a sweltering hot water closet in the city, for example, versus a temperate wooden outhouse in the middle of the ocean — the bathroom situation isn’t so bad.

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The entire kit and caboodle is listed for $339,000 by Bold Coast Properties.

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