Want to live at a lighthouse in Maine? Check out these real estate listings
Have you ever dreamed of being a lighthouse keeper and waking up every morning surrounded by water?
You could bring that dream closer to reality if you have enough money to spare — because not one, but two historic lighthouse properties in Maine are currently on the market.
One is located on the remote island of Isle au Haut. The property for sale includes the four-bedroom keeper’s house, a two-bedroom guest house, two sleeping cottages, a boathouse, and a deep-water dock.
The lighthouse — which is owned by the town — stands slightly offshore and is connected to the island by a raised walkway.
The Knowles Company lists the property at $1,975,000.
“Originally built in 1907, the white-washed Keeper’s House maintains its original charm and offers incredible sunsets and outstanding views of the ocean and the majestic lighthouse,” the listing reads. “Currently operated as the popular Keeper’s House inn, the property is ideal for commercial use or as a spectacular summer residence.”
The Keeper’s House is also available for rent. It sleeps 13 people and costs $2,500 per week, plus a $150 housekeeping fee. (To check the available dates, visit its website.)
There’s also a lighthouse for sale on Mark Island. Priced at $2,300,000, the property includes the Winter Harbor Lighthouse and keeper’s quarters that “integrates the comfort of modern amenities with the sea-faring flavor of an island lighthouse.”
The beacon was built in 1856 and has been privately owned since the 1930s, records show.
“This is a rare opportunity to own a private Maine Island in the heart of Acadia, complete with historic lighthouse and 3-bedroom light keeper’s house,” the listing reads. “The Winter Harbor Lighthouse on Mark Island has been a summer home for island lovers for over 75 years. Along with the updated pier and float, solar power, upgraded water systems, wood stoves, and continual improvements over the years, the keeper’s house integrates the comfort of modern amenities with the sea-faring flavor of an island lighthouse. Encircled by pink granite ledges, Mark Island offers ever-changing waterviews of Schoodic Point and Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.”
Both properties went on the market mid-July of last year, according to The Knowles Company.