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    So you want to live on the water? What does that mean to you? For some people, especially here in Maine, it means oceanfront. For others it may mean lakefront and some are not picky, they just want water, even a stream will do! Obviously the cost of buying a lakefront home might be much less than that of a shorefront home, especially if you intend to buy a “camp”—what we Mainers call a seasonal cottage on a lake or pond. Will this be your primary residence or a summer getaway? Do you have a boat? A yacht? A kayak or canoe? I’ll tell you one thing, if you plan to swim you might want to stick with a home on a lake or pond; the ocean temperatures around Acadia National Park, in Bar Harbor, Maine, rarely get above 62 degrees Fahrenheit…and that’s in AUGUST! These are all things you might consider before searching for waterfront property, but there are many more things to think about.

  • 02.Bellevue.Cottage.Ext2Poised at the edge of the Southwest Harbor's rocky shoreline in Seawall, this charming and recently renovated home offers wonderful ocean views including the outer Cranberry Isles. Relax and dine on the newly built expansive water-side deck easily accessed from both the living room and dining area. This lovely home makes a great vacation spot with panoramic ocean views, comfortable furnishings, modern conveniences, along with three first floor bedrooms and three baths. Southwest Harbor's shops and restaurants are just a short drive away, as are park attractions including Bass Harbor Head Light, Seawall, and Echo Lake swimming.
  • IMG 2794Western Way Townhouse #11 offers an easy, open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Two ocean-facing decks absorb the dynamic views of the working harbor and the islands off Mount Desert Island. Stroll the beautifully manicured grounds, take a sauna or a swim in the pool, or wander down to the dock and head out onto the waters of the Great Harbor and beyond. The condominium complex was built in 1986. Western Way Townhouse is unique opportunity to enjoy island living with many comforts close at hand.
  • 03.aerialLooking for a great spot for your family reunion or large gathering? Look no further than this fabulous shorefront property on the former grounds of the popular Oak Point Lobster Pound. Composed of three separate family homes, this offering accommodates a group while providing sufficient privacy and the ability to escape the rest of the crowd. Fire-pit by the water, spacious lawn, play area for kids, great swimming in the warmer waters of Union Bay, and excellent shore access for launching kayaks all combine for a one-of-a-kind spot! Just twenty to thirty minutes from Acadia's hiking and trails!
  • Bay backWonderful panoramic views of Union River Bay from this very private 0.28 +/- acre shorefront property in Ellsworth. Truly a classic Maine rustic cottage, with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, large deck and grassy, private lawn on the water. 278 +/- feet of shorefront, with pebble beach. Less than 2 miles from downtown Ellsworth, and 20 minutes to Bar Harbor.
  • FallsAerial2Falls Point is a dramatic and beautiful point of land with more than a mile of ocean frontage on Taunton Bay and the legendary Reversing Falls. Formed by glaciers, the 20.85 +/- peninsula's coastline is a mix of bold granite frontage and spectacular sand beaches. Accessed by a private road that winds through a spruce-clad forest, this unique property includes a sweet, year-round log cabin. The cabin has a large Great Room with cathedral ceiling and wood-burning fireplace, two bedrooms, a loft area and a covered front porch with filtered views of the woods and the ocean. The property also includes a unique, eight-story lighthouse tower, which the former owner had intended to use as his main residence. The view from the tower's observation deck is splendid, offering 360-degree vistas of the mountains of Acadia, the tidal falls and the Sullivan Bridge. Although it requires some interior repairs, the tower offers many potential uses. The parcel is peaceful and serene with beautiful trees and paths leading to wonderful beaches. This unique property offers many possibilities. Privately set, yet close to all amenities.
  • Cranaerial1Spurling Point was built in perfect concert with its natural surroundings, and great efforts have been taken to protect the setting while upgrading the property. Additions and changes have been seamlessly executed: one feels comfortably transported back in time to an era of island cottage living while enjoying today's standards. The property is composed of 5+/- acres with spectacular views of Mount Desert Island and the mountains of Acadia National Park, over 1000 feet of shore with a private beach, and a deep-water dock.
  • LaVista.01Poised at the water's edge, you'll love this beautiful and newly remodeled one floor oceanfront home with much to offer the active family, or couples looking for a serene setting to relax and enjoy panoramic water and mountain views due to the thoughtful placement of expansive waterside windows. La Vista offers a lovely private beach that's perfect for launching kayaks and canoes, or maybe even a quick dip when the tide comes in. Situated along the Union River Bay in the town of Trenton, guests are sure to enjoy beautiful southern views along Union Bay, and fabulous sunsets! Enjoy your morning coffee or dine on the newly built expansive waterside deck easily accessed from the kitchen, breakfast room and the master bedroom. And when it's time to venture out, local seafood restaurants in Trenton are just a short drive away. Plus enjoy all that Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park and the many charming communities of Downeast Maine have to offer all within 20 to 30 minutes by car.
  • 49 Harborside LR 7Original Fred L. Savage, restored shingle-style cottage built in 1890 and close to the village. With a deep-water dock and 114.5+/- feet on the harbor, 49 Harborside offers 5 bedrooms, 5 baths with 5,200+/- square feet of four-season living. Understated elegance with a relaxed informality, offering south-facing balconies and covered porches, perched above the harbor.
  • 01.Bellevue.Cottage.ExtPoised at the edge of the Southwest Harbor's rocky shoreline in Seawall, this charming and recently renovated home offers wonderful ocean views including the outer Cranberry Isles. Relax and dine on the newly built expansive water-side deck easily accessed from both the living room and dining area. This lovely home makes a great vacation spot with panoramic ocean views, comfortable furnishings, modern conveniences, along with three first floor bedrooms and three baths. Southwest Harbor's shops and restaurants are just a short drive away, as are park attractions including Bass Harbor Head Light, Seawall, and Echo Lake swimming.
  • CovePointCottage.01Situated on a quiet cove and featuring a wonderful rocky point from which to enjoy the lovely views down Somes Sound and across to Sargent Mountain, this summer cottage creates a wonderfully secluded place for your three-season stay. Centrally located on Mt. Desert Island, the home is fifteen to twenty minutes away from nearly all of the island's villages and park attractions. Fabulous views await you from nearly every window in this delightful home!
  • Davis Point walk1Fantastic shorefront home with impeccable landscaping and tranquil privacy. Terraced stone patios lead down to a peaceful, tidal cove on Egypt Bay, with no houses in sight, perfect for kayak or small boat access. Davis Point has a very spacious interior, with high-end appointments throughout, including granite and tile, gas fireplaces, full-house air conditioning and entertainment. An inviting gazebo sits at the end of the spacious deck, and the garden-bordered stone patios offer several seating areas. A stairway allows easy access to the pebble beach, while a generator, automatic irrigation system, and security system provide means for easy care.
  • P1010046A contemporary version of the traditional Shingle-style cottage, Seawatch offers a quiet, private setting with stunning views of Blue Hill Bay as well as sunrises over Lopaus Point. A wealth of thoughtful amenities and convenient touches make year-round living easy. With the fully-equipped 1 BR guest cottage on the professionally landscaped grounds, Seawatch is a lovely retreat on the protected "quietside" waterfront.
  • TheBayview.01Step back in time and discover the grandeur of The Bayview, designed by New York architect, Bradley Delehanty, and built for Major George G. McMurtry in 1930. Major McMurtry served in the Spanish American War as one of Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders," and in World War I as second in command of the famous "Lost Battalion," for which he earned a Medal of Honor. Boasting impressive views of Frenchman's Bay from a spacious terrace overlooking an expansive lawn, The Bayview offers a spectacular setting within walking and biking distance to and from both the village of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
  • SouthernEnd1Foster Island is a 300+ acre island located in Narraguagus Bay that has been owned by the Rockefeller family since the 1960s. The island features a small homestead, pier with mooring off the southeast cove, an expansive field on the southern end, and a system of walking trails.
  • Torie Cranberry 3This quaint country home is set off-the-beaten-path at the shores of "The Pool." Cranberry Shores with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath offers an open deck to the water and a covered porch to the gardens and fields. Situated on 5 shorefront acres, this cottage epitomizes island living. A long history of artists created a studio on the shore.
  • P1010085Whether you are looking for an efficient year round home or a property with rental income, this waterfront property fits the bill. The sweet and efficient 2-bedroom year-round ranch style home is south facing and enjoys an attached garage, large sweeping lawn and a pleasant water view. Closer to the shore is an adorable one-bedroom, one-bath seasonal cottage with a nice rental history. There are stairs that access the lovely beach.
  • fromwaterSituated at the end of a road that meanders through lovely woods, this seasonal cottage offers .84+/- acres in a peaceful setting overlooking beautiful Long Pond. The main cottage has one bedroom and a half bathroom, and the open living plan offers room for gatherings. There is a separate bunkhouse with one bedroom and a full bath, as well as a one-bedroom guest cottage with a gas fireplace. Enjoy wonderful sunsets and pond views from the expansive deck. The .80+/- feet of shore has a sandy beach. Sold "as is, where is."
  • 234 higgins farm hires 27Perched on the shores of Western Bay, Four Seals will capture your heart. This modest three-bedroom cottage is surrounded by water on three sides with bounteous decks from which to watch seals, just feet away, bask in the sun. A Freshwater Stone granite fireplace anchors the living room which is flanked with picture windows capturing the ever-changing views. The Indian Point/Blagden Preserve that was donated to The Nature Conservancy sits nearby. Stellar Sunsets!
  • Shielin.01This classic and comfortable summer cottage shares its 100th birthday with Acadia's Centennial. Shielin, pronounced (Shay-Linn), the Scottish word for "cottage," was named by the owner as Mount Desert Island was reminiscent of his beloved homeland of Scotland. Shielin has seven bedrooms, use of the dock, a large deck, and pets will be considered.
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