Eugley Island and Pemaquid base — Muscongus Bay, MaineFor sale — Island and cottage + mainland waterfront home: $849,000.
THIS HIDDEN GEM in Maine’s midcoast region includes two properties.
The first is a small spectacular island and summer cottage featured in Coastal Living magazine and on HGTV’s Island Hunters. Located in protected waters where the Medomak River opens into Muscongus Bay, the island and cottage are accessible by small boat only, and surrounded by other undeveloped islands and lobstering grounds. It has been impeccably maintained and contains a small solar power plant, composting toilet, wood stove, bedroom, and dining area.
The second is a mainland waterfront base, located three miles from the island on the Pemaquid Peninsula’s Dutch Neck. This is a year-round recently-remodeled oceanfront home located next door to town’s public boat launch. The home comes with a newer 18-foot Yamaha boat, motor, and trailer so you can easily travel to the island cottage or explore the stunning Midcoast region whenever the whim strikes. The home has two floors with an upstairs bedroom, a first-floor office (that could serve as a bedroom) and two bathrooms. Upgrades include a metal roof, new low-E windows, heat pumps, on-demand hot water, and an automated backup generator.
The home also has three outbuildings with additional work and living spaces. A 1,500 foot loft-style one-bedroom, one-bathroom seasonal apartment is perched atop a multi-bay garage that fits multiple vehicles and houses a separate workshop. Next to it are a heated artist studio and heated garden shed. A deck and fire pit overlook the water with views across to the Medomak peninsula.
MORE ABOUT THE LOCALE. Muscongus Bay is a spectacular island-speckled coastal seaway that may be the last remaining unspoiled Maine bay-sized estuary. This is where Captain George Weymouth first made American landfall on May 17, 1605 (15 years before Plymouth was founded), leaving a cross on Allen Island before sailing further down the coast to Cape Cod.
Muscongus Bay is prime Maine lobstering territory. Being well protected and geographically isolated by neighboring peninsulas from Casco and Penobscot Bays, it is off the beaten tourist path despite its proximity to Portland, an hour and a half south. (Acadia is another two hours north.) Muscongus Bay is home to more than 80 islands, including Monhegan, a year-round lobstering and artist community. It also houses the Audubon Society’s natural history educational center, Hog Island, as well as Audubon’s premier puffin restoration site, Eastern Egg Rock. Muscongus Bay lies in the middle of the famed 375-mile-long Maine Island Trail, awarded the “Best Sea Kayaking Trail in the Nation” by Outside Magazine. Unlike other parts of the Maine coast, lobster boats plying the Bay’s waters vastly outnumber recreational vessels.
Eugley Island and cottage: video and photos (click images for more)
Pemaquid Peninsula mainland base: photos (click for larger views)
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Due to water transportation requirements, island showings must be set up at least one week in advance through Kim Newby (Lash Realty), the listing agent. Buyer’s agents required to pay $100 per island showing. (This fee is waived if potential buyers agree to let Kim represent them.) To arrange a showing or obtain detailed information about these properties, call/text Kim at 207.691.4366 or email using the contact button below.