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BY SARAH STEBBINS

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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Here is a unique opportunity to own part of beautiful Ocean Point. This one-bedroom contemporary cottage with a wood-burning fireplace insert, screened porch, deepwater dock, and spectacular panoramic views perches on 94 feet of frontage on Linekin Bay. Enjoy the Ocean Point Casino, with access to the tennis courts and ballpark. The Boothbay Region Land Trust walking trails and historic East Boothbay village are nearby. See it on the mapListing agent: Bruce Tindal, Tindal & Callahan Real Estate

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Hopper Cottage is a beautifully renovated, year-round, waterview home in the heart of Temple Heights. The house is accessed from High Street via a lovely path. Sit on the wraparound porch and gaze out at Penobscot Bay or stroll through your gorgeous gardens and lawn. The new basement has a laundry area and fabulous workshop. The home also has a custom kitchen, lots of privacy, and is close to the Saturday Cove beach and a dock. There is a dedicated parking space on High Street. Move right in and enjoy! See it on the mapListing agent: Matthew Doudera, Camden Real Estate Company

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This is a quintessential seaside cottage with deeded rights to a deepwater dock and sandy beach! A boater’s dream, with glimpses of the ocean, a wraparound porch, fir floors, period woodwork, a gas fireplace, and a spacious yard, this Foreside home exudes charm and comfort. The second level boasts four bedrooms, while the walk-up, unfinished attic leaves plenty of room for storage or expansion. Enjoy living in this desirable neighborhood close to all the Falmouth Foreside amenities! See it on the mapListing agent: David Banks, RE/MAX By The Bay

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This meticulously maintained cottage has been in the same family for over 80 years and is being offered for sale for the first time. The charming property has panoramic views of Hussy Sound, Long Island, Cow Island, and more from an extensive deck and from most rooms. You will be impressed by the remarkable privacy on 1.3 acres of land. The interior has island charm with natural wood, a fireplace in the living room, and a wood-burning cook stove in the kitchen, which has been updated. A recently installed heat pump makes this home comfortable in three seasons. The sunroom can also be used as a first-floor bedroom. The second floor offers four bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. Year-round conversion may be a possibility. The owners have great rental history, which can be shared upon inquiry. See it on the mapListing agent: John Hatcher, Keller Williams Realty

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This seasonal cottage literally sits on the edge of New Harbor, offering a front-row seat for viewing the commercial fishing activity. Rustic, filled with Maine charm, and immaculately maintained, the home feels like the bridge of a ship with windows that provide wide-angle views and a deck that juts out over the water. This spot is unusually screened from neighboring homes due to the slope of the hill. Enjoy a generous living room with a woodstove, a kitchenette, dining space, two bedrooms, and one bath — 884 square feet in all. There is an excellent rental history and septic in place. An estimate and location for a well are available. This is a great walking and boating area. See it on the mapListing agent: Katherine Leeman, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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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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This gorgeous lakefront cottage is truly one of a kind, serving as part of the West Shore Hotel until its separation in the 1960s. Its history, rustic character, charm, and delightful water views from almost every room make every stay an extraordinary experience. Located on desirable Sebago Lake, the cottage sits just steps from one of the best shared, level-entry, sandy beaches on the lake. A large deck overlooks the water and a private mooring. With six bedrooms, each with its own full bath, there’s plenty of space and privacy for guests. There’s impeccable detail throughout, with an enormous great room for gathering, balconies on the upper level, and a stone fireplace with a woodstove. There is also a large living room with amazing views of the lake and an eat-in kitchen. The property offers a great investment opportunity, with a rental history averaging $3,500/week in peak months — or keep this Maine vacation home to yourself for a relaxing summer getaway! See it on the mapListing agent: Bridget King Jason Miller, Portside Real Estate Group

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Four Seals certainly lives up to its name. Perched on the shores of the Blagden Preserve on Indian Point, this property looks out at stunning western sunsets and exposed ledges covered with harbor seals. The adorable cottage-style home sits right on Western Bay, away from the hustle and bustle on the northwestern side of Mount Desert Island. The bright, open living room with a granite fireplace has a wall of glass windows that look out at the peaceful bay. There are two bedrooms and two baths upstairs and one small bedroom and bath on the first floor. Passing through the Nature Conservancy on your way to this incredibly unique property, you’re bound to see deer and other wildlife sharing over 100 acres of preserved land and hiking trails. See it on the mapListing agent: Steven Shelton, Acadia Realty 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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Life is good in this Scandinavian-inspired, contemporary home, located in the heart of the village of New Harbor. Make this your year-round home or summer destination — fabulous Pemaquid Beach is just steps away. The floor plan is bright and open with floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen-dining-living area. The home’s south-facing great room incorporates views of a private deck, gardens, and woods. Designed to be comfortable as well as efficient, this one-story home features attractive concrete floors, which are modern, easy to maintain, and warmed by the sun and a radiant heating system. Enjoy all that the Pemaquid Peninsula has to offer including a nearby sandy beach, Pemaquid Light, boating activities, and local restaurants. The home has great rental potential and is just 15 minutes from Damariscotta and 90 minutes from Portland. See it on the mapListing agent: Constance Moss, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International 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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Such a low price for a million dollar view! This is an amazing waterfront property on the end of Long Lake in Harrison. This property has everything on your wish list: easy access right off the main road, a flat, level lot, nice landscaping, a well-maintained vegetable garden, horseshoe pits, a shallow, gradual water entry from your sandy beach, and picturesque views of the lake. Enjoy your coffee or cocktail on the screened porch and deck that overhang the water. The cottage offers three bedrooms and an open concept drenched with natural sunlight. The home includes all furnishings and contents including the dock, patio furniture, grill, dishes, etc. There’s a large storage shed. Enjoy boating on Long lake, Brandy Pond, and Sebago Lake. Be one of the few owners who can enjoy a home that literally hangs over the water; town ordinances no longer permit building over the water. See it on the mapListing agent: Tammy Caron, Bean Group

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Here’s your once-in-a-generation opportunity to own the historic Lady Pepperel Lodge on Big Sebago Lake! This premier property has been enjoyed by families for over 75 years and features prime water frontage in the most desired area on Big Sebago — the “Basin.” Boasting some of the most breathtaking, panoramic views and stunning sunsets anywhere, while being perched perfectly along the water’s edge, this well-kept and newly renovated four-season camp has the potential to be converted to a year-round residence. It has a comfortable, bright plan with three bedrooms, a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, an awesome porch, a beautiful stone retaining wall with steps to the water, pristine sandy frontage, a great dock system, and a garage. It’s your time to enjoy the best of everything Big Sebago has to offer from this superior sun-drenched location that is sure to be a life-changing purchase. See it on the mapListing agent: Bruce Ludka, Maine Realty 2000

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Circa 1920 seasonal cottage on Pickering Cove captured in many paintings, 969 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, boathouse. See it on the mapListing agent: Rhonda Mitchell, The Island Agency

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1895 cottage on Robinhood Cove, 2,900 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, hardwood floors with radiant heat, dock. See it on the mapListing agent: Ronald Hutchins, Homes & Harbors Real Estate

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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 Heron Island seasonal vintage cottage has broad westerly and southerly views of the Damariscotta River, East Boothbay, and the islands beyond. The property features two cottages, one with a fieldstone fireplace, kitchen, den, bedroom, and full bath. A second cottage has a screened/glassed porch, an open deck, a bedroom and a half-bath. In addition, there is a workshop building and a utility building housing solar power. Common island amenities include a common wharf, (one in Christmas Cove, the other on the island), a community well for potable water, recreation building (the “Casino”), tennis court, and caretaker and ferry services. See it on the mapListing agent: Debby Schling, Newcastle Square Realty Associates

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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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FIREHOUSE ROAD, CHEBEAGUE ISLAND

Firehouse RD, Chebeague Island
Courtesy: RE/MAX Shoreline

One of the island’s most unique and charming cottages, this mansard was built in circa 1890 and has been lovingly cared for and upgraded. Recent improvements include new windows and a Sunsetter retractable awning on the deck. The laundry is located in the adjacent one-car garage/shed. A perfect three-bedroom getaway located in the “Center,” a short distance from the library, market, and shore, this home is also nicely sited off beaten path on a half-acre lot. Chebeague Island’s amenities include golf, tennis, and a recreational pool. See it on the mapListing agent: Jane Leonard, RE/MAX Shoreline

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