Maine Places

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Maine Places

“Maine camp” has many different meanings. To some, it’s simply a retreat in a beautiful setting. Others reference a rudimentary structure with minimal modern conveniences. For the purposes of this roundup of camps currently on the market here, I have stuck to smallish, rustic buildings with electricity, running water, ocean or lake access, and plenty of character — because, well, that’s my idea of the perfect Maine hideaway. Leave a note and let me know what you think of these, and if there are other types of properties you’d like to see in future real estate roundups. Oh, and if you happen to snap up the Hosmer Pond property, pictured above and directly below, please be gentle when relaying the news. I have fallen hard for that place and will die a little inside when it sells.

Hosmer Pond cottage

Hosmer Pond cottage
Hosmer Pond cottage
Hosmer Pond cottage
Hosmer Pond cottage

391 Hosmer Pond Road, Camden

Setting: 1940 cottage with deeded frontage on Hosmer Pond. 612 sq. ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace, sleeping loft.  .54 acre.

Asking price: $245,000

Photos courtesy of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Nobleboro cottage

Nobleboro cottage
Nobleboro cottage
Nobleboro cottage
Nobleboro cottage

21 Wilband Road, Nobleboro

Setting: 1996 post-and-beam cottage with a right-of-way to Damariscotta Lake. 845 sq. ft., 1 bedroom, 1 ½ baths, woodstove, post-and-beam barn with a porch. 3.6 acres.

Asking price: $327,000

Photos courtesy of Sigrid & Associates Real Estate

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Cumberland cottage

Cumberland cottage
Cumberland cottage
Cumberland cottage
Cumberland cottage

20 Birch Lane, Cumberland

Setting: 1918 former carriage barn with deeded access to Casco Bay. 1,411 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, outdoor shower, shared beach and tennis court. .4 acre.

Asking price: $375,000

Photos courtesy of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Harpswell cottage

Harpswell cottage
Harpswell cottage
Harpswell cottage
Harpswell cottage

10 Wills Strait Road, Harpswell

Setting: 1898 cottage on Harpswell Sound. 953 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, deeded beach access. .09 acre.

Asking price: $444,000

Photos courtesy of Homes & Harbors

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South Bristol cottages

South Bristol cottage
South Bristol cottage
South Bristol cottage
South Bristol cottage

59 & 60 Roderick Road, South Bristol

Setting: Two 1897 cottages on the Damariscotta River. 1,774 sq. ft., 8 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, fireplaces, boathouse, deep-water dock. .81 acres.

Asking price: $925,000

Photos courtesy of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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7 Comments

  1. Nataly

    Seriously!? Why can’t I have all of them…no fair! LOL! These are amazing…simply amazing! Thanks for the article…now I have a new obsession…purchasing a camp!! Happy Holidays!

    • Sarah Stebbins

      You and me both, Nataly. Thank you for the kind words. I can’t believe how many gorgeous little camps there are on the market, here. 🙂

  2. Nola

    Hi Sarah, Great article! I love looking at properties! Am sitting in my recliner this morning (day off) looking out over Beech Hill Pond in Otis! We thank God every day for our beautiful year round home on the lake! Between “living at camp” and going on trips in our camper, we get to see lots of our beautiful state!

    • Sarah Stebbins

      Well your setup sounds perfectly lovely, right down to the recliner. Enjoy the snow on Beech Hill Pond and thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

  3. Lynn LaMar

    My life has taken me several places around the world and, in between, I spent quite a few years living in different areas of Maine. Mid-coast, Central Maine and DownEast. I dearly loved every single one of those places and being ”exiled” in Brooklyn NYC for the next year and a half, makes me dream more and more of the peace and beauty I experienced in Maine. This time of year DownEast was magical. I’d hear the seals singing and the coyotes howling and the forest breathing and moving with all kinds of activity!! Tides me over while the sirens wail and the angry people lean on their horns…ahhh to return…

    • Sarah Stebbins

      Oh, Lynn, I hear you. I lived in NYC for seven years, five of them in Brooklyn. Although I loved my time there, I am very familiar with that homesick for Maine feeling, especially around the holidays. You describe the peace and beauty of Maine in the winter beautifully. I hope you are able to return! xo

  4. Melissa Johnson

    Yes, please! Hoping that someday after we retire we get to move to Maine. Have only visited a couple of times but we’ve fallen in love with it!

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