Maine Island With Home for Sale Under 400K With One Catch…
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A home AND an island for under $400,000? What's the catch?
First, let's tell you all about this fabulous island and home. According to WCVB, the island is Duck Ledges Island northeast of Bar Harbor along the coast. There are no trees so the views of the Gulf of Maine are pretty spectacular. The house and island are selling for the low, low price of only $339,000.
The listing with Bold Coast Properties says,
There is no better place to spend the weekend in the world! The ledges surrounding the island are loaded with seals for constant entertainment. As it has no trees, it offers views of nature that you can't find anywhere else. The cottage is well constructed and just a few feet from sand beaches on both sides. Good anchorage and good landing points at any tide. Mooring included adjacent the island and just a short boat ride from Jonesport public marina or Addison facility.
Sounds good so far - so what's that one catch?
The seller is requiring any prospective buyers to stay at least one night on the island to prove that they can "rough it" there. The 12-year-old cottage on the island is 540 square feet with a small kitchen and one bedroom. But the roughing part might be that there is no septic tank, so part of roughing it would be using an outhouse. And there's no water either. But it's wicked cute. But I can see why the seller is trying to avoid buyer's remorse with a night there. You would need to be hardy to handle this true isolated island living.
The above would be your living room.
Your 360-degree view is water and the Gulf of Maine.
That's your kitchen. And that ladder? It leads to the bedroom.
Careful when you wake up in the morning not to bump your head.
So, for that price, would you want to own an island to basically glamp on?