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BY SARAH STEBBINS

Located in one of Maine’s most adored working waterfront villages (Spruce Head Island), this charming, two-bedroom cottage is the perfect summer/year-round retreat! Extensive renovations in 2010 (renovated kitchen and bath, updated electric, refinished wood floors, painted interior and exterior) make this move-in ready! From your covered deck, watch the lobster boats come and go while enjoying breakfast. Then, for dinner, stroll down the road to one of midcoast Maine’s favorite lobster pounds – McLoone’s. The cottage is surrounded by beautifully designed perennial gardens, a walking path, a stone patio, and a garden shed. A full basement with a one-car garage and a large, lockable, walk-in owner’s closet provide extra storage. See it on the mapListing agent: Meriwether Gill, Coldwell Banker SoundVest Properties

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Casual elegance abounds in this year-round cottage that the owner has thoroughly updated and meticulously maintained! The exterior presents as a charming, traditional Maine cottage, while the interior boasts high-end finishes. From the stunning, custom kitchen/dining/sitting area to the living room, lined with a custom library, this home offers a comfortable lifestyle, while connecting you to the bay at your doorstep and lobster rolls/provisions at the marina, just a short walk down the path! Watch all the action from the beautiful arch-trimmed porch overlooking almost 400 feet of deep-water frontage shared with just one other owner. Entertain guests or overflow family in the separate guest quarters (square footage not included) with its own balcony and water views! There is even a shed that formerly served as a sauna that could be easily reclaimed. A stunning and rare offering. See it on the mapListing agent: Jane Millett, RE/MAX Riverside

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Enjoy 300 feet of pristine Kezar Lake frontage and absolutely stunning lake and mountain views from this private location on the upper eastern shore. This year-round, split-level home provides three bedrooms and two full baths. An unfinished daylight basement room provides a walkout to the yard and a marked pathway to the dock. An oversize deck provides a great spot for entertaining and relaxing. The living room is anchored by a massive floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace. Kezar at its finest! See it on the mapListing agent: Stanley Tupaj, Kezar Realty

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Renovated to perfection! This move-in-ready beach home offers thoughtfully and tastefully selected finishes and a chef’s kitchen, open to the living/dining area, with a high-end gas range, Carrera marble backsplash, and granite countertops. The efficient, stylish heating-and-cooling split system is transformed into wall art. There are Brazilian-walnut floors throughout and heated slate-tile bathroom floors. Camp Ellis is a beach community where you can walk to dinner and a general store. It’s a five-minute trolley ride to Old Orchard, marinas, public water access, four miles of river, seven miles of beach, boating, parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, etc. This is a Camp Ellis gem! See it on the mapListing agent: Alissa Saulnier, Saulnier Real Estate Inc

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Welcome to 10 Pine Street in Bath! This completely updated Greek Revival home, situated in the historic district, offers four bedrooms and two full baths. The kitchen is complete with granite and butcher-block countertops, stainless-steel appliances, a wealth of cabinetry, and a Silgranit sink. The open-concept living/dining space has views of the Kennebec River through many windows, which provide abundant natural light. The first-floor master bedroom is a bonus! Many possibilities await in the upper portion of the house, which has three bedrooms, one bath, and a kitchenette/dining/living space — a great income-producing opportunity! The home is just minutes from downtown Bath, near BIW, and on the way to Popham Beach. See it on the mapListing agent: Brent Sawyer, Portside Real Estate Group

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This classic, circa 1860, coastal farmhouse has been restored from top to bottom, inside and out. With a new chimney, roof, heating system, wiring, plumbing, windows, doors, and maple floors, it’s positively turnkey. The new kitchen has custom white-oak cabinetry and stylish open shelves, beautiful soapstone countertops, a huge apron sink with a built-in colander and mahogany cutting board, and a porcelain-tile floor. The new bathrooms have gleaming fixtures, imported porcelain floor tiles, a spacious glass shower, and an antique claw-foot tub. There is a two-story barn and a one-car attached garage with handsome carriage house doors. A glimpse of the distant ocean is just enough to remind you where you are. See it on the mapListing agent: Kathleen Shattuck, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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1967 ranch on Ridley Cove, 1,472 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, hardwood floors, deck, 1-car garage. 1.32 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Paul Clark, Morton Real Estate

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Pair of 1950 cottages on a private peninsula in Davis Pond, 1,505 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 3 fireplaces, waterfront pavilion, dock, 1-car garage. 8.04 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Charlene Hamiwka, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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1967 cottage on Kezar Lake, 2,025 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, screened porch, deck, dock. 2.73 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Jeanne Bonner, Kezar Realty

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1955 ranch on Wheeler Bay, 1,364 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, deck, 2-car garage. 2.55 acres. See it on the mapListing agent: Melanie Trott, Coldwell Banker SoundVest Properties

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Sitting smartly on a hill looking out to Casco Bay and the Portland skyline, this completely renovated, fully furnished, year-round cottage is as charming, and practical, as it gets! Take the tour: the one-car garage leads to the mudroom, which opens to the kitchen, with its gleaming black-and-white granite countertops and breakfast bar. For a more formal meal, the dining room is just to the left. Straight ahead is the living room with four large windows facing the water and French doors opening to a wraparound porch. From the porch, step down to the paved terrace bordered by flowers and shrubs. Back inside, take a peek at the bedroom and bath that complete the first floor. Now head upstairs to the large, open, family space complete with a deck designed to take full advantage of sunsets over the bay. To the left and right of the family area are two good-size, skylit bedrooms. At the far end is the master bedroom with steps down to a large bathroom. Put it all together for a terrific property. See it on the mapListing agent: Jill Keefe, Port Island Realty, Inc.

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Check out this stunning, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, contemporary home with expansive ocean views from every room. Wright’s influences are seen in the flowing, open floor plan, central chimney, cedar walls, use of glass, and the integration of the architecture with the site. Thoughtfully designed by architect Morton Delson, the home features a master suite at one end and two guest rooms at the other. The centrally located living/dining/ kitchen area is the heart of the house. Enjoy southern exposure and spectacular water views. See it on the mapListing agent: Beth Ingebritson, The Knowles Company

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Welcome home to the Wee Hoose. This 1820 Cape is located on historic Glidden Street and is a stone’s throw from downtown Damariscotta. Enjoy area shopping and dining at the locals’ favorite pubs and restaurants. The four-bedroom, 3½ -bath home sits on the banks on the Damariscotta River. It offers a light-filled, eat-in kitchen, wide pumpkin-pine floors, a four-season sunroom, and a studio apartment located in the basement with a separate entrance. This beautiful property is being sold fully furnished and is ready for you to call home or use as a rental property. See it on the mapListing agent: Sara Rogers, Newcastle Square Realty Associates

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River views abound in the North End neighborhood where this home with a private, creatively landscaped yard is situated a short walk from town and all that Bath has to offer. Stylishly decorated and updated by a professional designer, the home’s flexible floor plan offers three bedrooms with ensuite, spa-like baths. New windows make the home efficient, light, and airy. Move in and start enjoying the holidays! See it on the mapListing agent: Kim Latour, William Raveis Real Estate

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One of Cape Elizabeth’s original homes, this charming, updated Cape is perfectly positioned in a beautiful neighborhood and offers elevated views of the Spurwink River. Built in 1790, the home features a kitchen with generous storage space, a wood stove, quaint beehive oven, and modern appliances. A mudroom, large, sunny living room, dining room, and bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and dressing room complete the first floor. The house was recently expanded to include a large master suite on the second floor. Conveniently located 10 minutes from all that Portland has to offer, yet nestled in the peaceful countryside of one of Maine’s favorite towns, the home is a few yards from the Greenbelt Trail. You can make this your home for the holidays. See it on the mapListing agent: John Hatcher, Keller Williams Realty

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This award-wining, architecturally designed, year-round home is artistically tucked in on more than six acres. A work of art, this home includes an elevator and abuts conservation land for added privacy. See it on the mapListing agent: Susan Ferrante-Collier, The Knowles Company

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Designed to make the most of its spectacular site and views, this four-bedroom, three-bath, three-season home is located on 8.7 private, well-landscaped acres close to the village center. Look out at Penobscot Bay, islands, and the Camden Hills through walls of large windows. Outside, enjoy the generous decks or meander down a short path to the perfect kayak launch. A shingled exterior and contemporary wood interior make for easy vacation living and upkeep. Take the chill off during cool weather with a massive granite fireplace and freestanding woodstove. This home is made for relaxing and living close to nature, and has been shared as a high-earning rental for several years. See it on the mapListing agent: Morgan Eaton, The Island Agency

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Take a step back in time and enjoy quintessential country living. This home has a modern kitchen with quartz countertops, tile, wide-pine floors, and exposed beams. There are extra-large rooms and two fireplaces with woodstove inserts. Enjoy 1800s character and charm on 12 acres with a pond and two-story barn. Endless possibilities await the new owners of this gem of a farmhouse. If you are an antique home lover, you will absolutely love this home. See it on the mapListing agent: Ridge York, Bean Group

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Privately located on a quiet country road in Edgecomb, this charming, historic, Cape-style residence offers spectacular water views. Peaceful and romantic, the four-acre property looks out from a high bluff over acres of open fields and down to the saltwater river. The well-built, three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home is accessed by a graceful curving driveway lined with apple trees and the grounds include mature oak and spruce trees, a stone wall, and a wonderful swimming pool. The residence offers the potential for expansion and the sellers will consider providing a license for water access. See it on the mapListing agent: Joseph Sortwell, LandVest, Inc.

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This rare Kezar Lake offering features 553 feet of curving frontage on the eastern shore and panoramic mountain and lake views. The property is accessed through 42 acres of conversation land, setting the tone for this private retreat. The mid-century, three-bedroom house is just steps from the shore and dock, with views of Kezar always present through floor-to-ceiling windows. A separate 1920s two-bedroom guest cottage sits on the edge of the shore. There’s also a four-car garage for car and boat storage. See it on the mapListing agent: Stanley Tupaj, Kezar Realty

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Enjoy a well-maintained Greek Revival on Areys Cove with ocean views. This very comfortable, perfectly scaled house is flooded with natural light. The living area, big open deck, and master bedroom face south and east. The red-clapboard barn has a ping-pong table and room for bikes and boats. Set back from the road with an open field and granite outcroppings, the property is very private. See it on the mapListing agent: Cindy Lang, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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East Bay, located south of Dark Harbor Village, is a beautifully designed and skillfully crafted home built in the tradition of the grand estates of coastal Maine. Privately located on 4.2 acres with 390 feet of rocky beach shorefront on East Penobscot Bay, the home’s broad views encompass all the islands of the eastern bay, North Haven, and the open ocean in the distance to the south. The original post-and-beam building was constructed in 2000 as a large barn/garage with an apartment. It was then moved to face the sea and renovated. In 2012/13, the entire structure, now approximately 10,000 square feet, was redesigned by Royal Barry Wills and renovated, incorporating the existing garage and adding a wing to the south. See it on the mapListing agent: LandVest

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This two-bedroom, three-bath, antique brick Cape is situated on 20 acres and 1,195 feet of water frontage on Upper Pleasant Pond. There’s a cook’s kitchen with a center island, formal dining room with a fireplace, and a first-floor bedroom, bath, and family room. The huge rustic barn is in fantastic shape and is ideal for all uses. You’ll find centuries-old charm with built-ins and plenty of updates. Travel by water to Pleasant Pond and Cobbossee Stream. Augusta, Lewiston, Brunswick, and Portland are also easily accessible. It’s a quick drive down Thorofare Road to the waterfront. See it on the mapListing agent: John Blouin, Brookewood Realty

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This is an incredible opportunity to own the iconic keeper’s house on spectacular Robinson Point. Boasting incredible views of Penobscot Bay, the Isle au Haut Thoroughfare, and surrounding islands, this unique property includes the 4-bedroom keeper’s house, a 2-bedroom guest house, two sleeping cabins, a boathouse, and a deepwater dock. The keeper’s house maintains its original charm and offers outstanding views of the ocean and the majestic lighthouse. Currently operated as the popular Keeper’s House Inn, the property is being offered turnkey with all of its furnishings to operate as an inn or use as a summer residence. The self-sufficient property is powered by photovoltaics and a generator with fresh water supplied from the ocean via a reverse osmosis system. Isle au Haut is a rugged but beautiful island with a year-round population and daily boat service from the mainland located some five miles away. Approximately half of the island is part of Acadia National Park, and has wonderful hiking trails and incredible vistas. See it on the mapListing agent: Jamie O’Keefe, The Knowles Company

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This beautifully restored Cape is the gem of New Sharon. The Sumner Gove house, circa 1840, sits on 2.7 picturesque acres in a village setting. Owned and restored by a master craftsman, the home features antique charm and modern conveniences: a first-floor master suite, lovely wood floors, first-floor laundry, a den, an office, and two woodstoves. The owners have renovated and restored, insulated and upgraded — all you have to do is enjoy! The backyard and field are great for flower or vegetable gardens, pets, or livestock. The former one-room schoolhouse is currently used as a wood shop. The home is an easy commute to Augusta and Waterville and just a few minutes from Farmington. This is its first time on the market in more than 40 years. See it on the mapListing agent: John Lawrence, Bean Group

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The end of the trail leads to two cottages on a nicely landscaped bluff surrounded by 900 feet of lake frontage. This secluded two-acre parcel has southwesterly views, a large dock for swimming, and a protected harbor for boats. And then there’s the main house — an exquisite three-bedroom, two-bath remodeled home with a huge fireplace in the living room, sunporch for dining, a master bedroom and bath, and lake views from every room. Extras include an al fresco entertaining area, outdoor shower, and a guest cottage with a private dock, all within walking distance of the village amenities. See it on the mapListing agent: Margie Jamison, Morton & Furbish Agency Real Estate

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The John Watson House, also known as the Intervale Farm, is a historic property on King Street in Hiram. Built in 1785 by one of Hiram’s first settlers, it is now the oldest building in the town and a well-preserved example of late Georgian architecture. Joy still lives in this amazing country estate steeped in the wonderful history of early America. Built two years after the American Revolution ended, this extraordinary historic home has been beautifully restored. There are two symmetrical wings with 18 Palladian windows flanking the central classic structure. The home has three bedrooms, two full baths, six wood-burning fireplaces, two levels of living space, and a large great room. All of the modern conveniences blend impeccably with the old. The land consists of 27.7 acres on both sides of the road and 1,250 feet of Saco River waterfront. See it on the mapListing agent: Chad Latham, Locations Real Estate Group, LLC

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