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Island Time! 8 acres in Maine. Two lodges, three cabins and four boats! $1,200,000

April 27, 2024

Island time in Maine! This listing includes a lot on the mainland with a boat house, two lodges, three cabins and four boats! Would be a dream to own! Butterfield Island was built in 1926. It is located on eight acres on Nicatous Lake. The cabins are cute too and love the lodges! Multiple campsites on the island also. There is also a tool shed, generator shed, two docks and an outhouse. Six bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,682 square feet. $1,200,000

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From the Zillow listing:


Rare island property! 8-acre private Butterfield Island on the 5000-acre Nicatous Lake! With 21,000 acres & 34 miles of shoreline in conservation easement in the area, much of Nicatous Lake is not developed with the beauty protected & ”forever wild”. A legacy property, it is a perfect setting for a family compound, retreat/event center, short-term rental, or summer camp. The property begins on the deeded lot on the mainland with boat house, parking & private dock for the boats. The large, fully furnished, self-sufficient compound features 2 main lodges & 3 sleep cabins to accommodate a large group. Additional structures include a tool shed, generator shed, 2 docks, woodshed, and outhouse. The Great Lodge (c.2004) is open-concept with a modern kitchen, dining area, living area, sunporch bedroom & loft bedroom. Modern amenities include propane powered kitchen stove, refrigerator & water heater. The oversized deck encourages outdoor living and is a favorite for sunsets. The historic Butterfield Lodge (c. 1926), provides a multipurpose living area with a fieldstone fireplace, kitchenette, & bathing room (clawfoot tub, sink, and shower). Guests can snuggle in for the night in the loft. The large covered porch has timeless views of the common area & lake. The 3 sleeping cabins (c. 1930’s) feature wood stoves, newer beds, and privacy. Arranged in a semicircle, the buildings open onto the common area for gathering at the 8 picnic tables, oversized firepit & 30-foot event tent. On the practical side of island living, power is supplied by a newer diesel generator for all buildings’ lights, electrical outlets, & smaller kitchen appliances. Ready to install are a new battery system and solar panels with inverter ($15,000+ value). Propane tanks power the large kitchen appliances & hot wate. Turn-key, the sale includes 4 motorboats, 3 docks, a Honda ATV with trailer, Bobcat E10 excavator, and 3 gas powered generators. See Personal Property and Improvement document.


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