Historic House Listings

Island time! Four waterfront acres in Maine. Two houses. $310,000

October 21, 2020

Quite an interesting property! One of the homes was built in the early 1900’s. It is located on four acres in Vinalhaven, Maine on Greens Island, a 460 acre island. This is an artist built home on a quite waterfront cove. There are hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and stone accents. The property also has a two story cabin, boatshed and a dock. There are fruit trees and garden spaces. My only concern is there are sinks, so I am assuming running water, but I don’t see bathrooms. They mention an outhouse. Hmmm. $310,000

From the Zillow listing:


For yachtsmen, boaters or those who dream of a serene island retreat, this Greens Island property is for you. Just west of Carvers Harbor ferry landing , Vinalhaven, Maine, on Greens Island, a separate 460 acre island, this spacious YEAR ROUND artist-built waterfront home on a quiet cove boasts open space plan downstairs, cathedral ceiling, 3 large bedrooms upstairs with water and woods views, full finished attic on 3rd floor. The 3.79 acre property starts on a deep water protected anchorage and runs to the high tide cove on the north side. A small 2 story cabin, boatshed, dock and ramp are also included in the property. Woods, fruit trees, garden space, 800 + feet of shoreline add to the beauty of this “land that time forgot” parcel. The main house has a water view, cathedral ceiling, an open plan, 3 story fieldstone chimney with 2 fireplaces. In the spacious kitchen…a 1930s gas/wood range, gas refrigerator, woodstove. Upstairs 3 large bedrooms and full finished attic(25ft x 30ft +/-).


The 2 story cabin just along the path, has a large workshop below including band saw, living space above. The boxed out bed nooks and loft bunkroom sleep 4 to 6. A woodstove, gas cookstove and sink make up the galley area. Along the shore you find the boatshed, dock and ramp with a high tide landing to the southwest of the house. Rustic in some ways, this site needs the well to be redug, a septic field or composting toilet… though 2 outhouses are currently available. Waste field for grey water is in place. YOU NEED YOUR OWN BOAT OR FIND A BOAT RIDE to travel the 3/4 mi stretch of quiet water from Vinalhaven ferry landing to the cove at Greens Island. The Vinalhaven car ferry makes several crossings a day from Rockland, Maine. The trip takes 1 hour 15 minutes. Not too far away for a small boat to navigate, the colorful active fishing port of Vinalhaven offers everything you need..groceries, library, restaurants, art and cultural activities..fresh caught lobster.


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