“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 A view out towards an ocean horizon or of boats floating through a harbor soothes many a soul. When you’re looking to get on the water faster or walk down the shoreline as waves crash without leaving your own property, we have a collection of properties just for you.  

Explore these waterfront options where you can look out your window and catch a glimpse of open water at the links below.

 

LITTLE COMPTON PRIVATE LISTING | Little Compton, RI

The Rhode Island coastline has long been an iconic destination for taking in bold views of the Atlantic, and this turn-key home is no exception. From an elevated site, you can take in dramatic ocean views from almost every room of this custom residence that offers a modern and functional floorplan in a relaxed coastal living style. 

Property ID: RI0096 | Listed by Terry Boyle


NIMAHA | Rockport, ME

This home is a prime example of Maine’s waterfront architectural heritage. The designer, Cyrus Porter Brown, was famous for his interpretation of the Shingle-style home. To top it all off, the original grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. All the thoughtful design that went into this home on Penobscot Bay makes for gracious waterfront living.  

Property ID: ME1437 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell


SEARS COTTAGE | Islesboro, ME

Take a step back in time to the turn of the 20th century at this Renaissance Revival style home, a prime example of a grand historic Islesboro estate. Sears Cottage has over 20 acres with 1,110± feet of shorefront. Get out on the water from the substantial deep-water dock with floats or enjoy a book from the private reading room.

Property ID: ME1473 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell


GULL'S ROCK | Northeast Harbor, ME

As you walk down to the shoreline from this classic 9-bedroom residence, you’ll pass a formal, English-style garden and beautiful plantings and trees. You can even enjoy the gardens and water from most rooms at this shingle-style residence.  

Property ID: ME1529 | Listed by Story Litchfield 


30 MILE VIEWS | Hillsdale, NY

The 3-acre crystal clear pond with a slide and dock is the perfect place to take a dip.  Enjoy the long views from your 2-level deck while grilling in your outdoor kitchen.   

Property ID: NY0365 | Listed by Cindy Welch 


PUNCH BOWL | Sedgwick, ME

This private peninsula on The Reach includes over 170 acres plus 7,580 feet of shorefront. Along with the shingle cottage, there are three buildings at the water’s edge: a two-story Boathouse with an incredible view, fine sandy beach, and water-accessible first floor; a Playhouse for games and feasts; and a boat barn providing large winter boat storage.  

Property ID: ME1759 | Listed by Story Litchfield 


EASTERN POINT COTTAGE| York Harbor, ME

Lighthouses, passing boats, and the rocky coastline – all iconic Maine views that you can see from this year-round home overlooking the entrance to York Harbor. Take in the water views from the screened porch, the covered porch with a barbecue deck, or the porch off the first-floor master suite,  

Property ID: ME1381 | Listed by Karen N. Reiche and John Saint-Amour


REDWOOD | Bar Harbor, ME

In 1947, a devastating fire destroyed hundreds of mansions from Bar Harbor’s Golden Age. Miraculously, Redwood was one of the few houses to escape unscathed, so this home designed by William Ralph Emerson, his first and finest major ‘shingle cottage designs’, can still be celebrated today. It sits overlooking Frenchman Bay, its islands, and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Property ID: ME1438 | Listed by Story Litchfield 


EAST BAY | Islesboro, ME

From the heated pool, the grounds with formal gardens and fields of wildflowers, or the 10,000 square foot redesigned Royal Barry Wills main residence, there are stunning views of East Penobscot Bay. This four-acre property also includes 390± feet of rocky beach shorefront.

Property ID: ME1377 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell

 

HAMMETTS COVE ESTATE | Marion, MA

When you come back from a day on Sippican Harbor to the shared dock or your mooring, relax with a drink while watching the sunset from your back deck. This four-acre property is available for the first time in half a century. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of Marion’s grandest homes.  

Property ID: MA2374 | Listed by Joanna Dresser, Terry Boyle, and G. Wade Staniar


SENTINEL CEDAR | Charlotte, VT
 

Look west across Lake Champlain and towards the High Peaks of the Adirondacks at this lakefront home, designed to capture these incredible views from almost every room in the comfortable living space. On summer days, relax in the swimming pool, down on the 900 feet of shoreline, or on the stone terrace. 

Property ID: VT0638 | Listed by Wade Weathers | and Averill Cook


3685 HARBOR ROAD | Shelburne, VT

Meadows and forest make up the 25 acres of this Lake Champlain property. Stroll through the park-like setting around this renovated, turnkey home to get to the over 1,500 feet of shore frontage of the west shore of Shelburne Point and the east shore on Shelburne Bay. 

Property ID: VT793 | Listed by Wade Weathers | and Averill Cook


THE COMMUNITY HOUSE | Rockport, ME

This historic waterfront residence has played host to world-class musicians and was home to a prolific Maine writer. It sits on inner Rockport Harbor with the lawn gently sloping towards an accessible rocky shoreline and steps to a pocket pebble beach. Additionally, the property includes a deep-water dock with floats and moorings. 

Property ID: ME1597 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell


BOLD HORIZONS | Trescott Township, ME

Neighbors at this 36-acre oceanfront estate include whales, seals, moose, deer, and bald eagles. Keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of natural sights offered by the dramatic shoreline and wildflower fields. This property includes a 6-bedroom primary residence as well as a guest barn and four other outbuildings including a boathouse with an indoor heated pool.  

Property ID: ME1553 | Listed by Story Litchfield 


LYNDONWOOD | Rockport, ME

Historic details frame stunning views of Penobscot Bay from this home designed by Cyrus Porter Brown for publishing entrepreneur Cyrus H.K. Curtis in 1902. It sits on over four acres with 388 feet of accessible shorefront, pebble beaches, and even a location for a deep-water dock.  . 

Property ID: ME1540 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell


BLUE SKY FARM | Essex, MA

Imagine a place where you can keep your horse, tend your vegetables and head out to the ocean on your boat in search of striped bass! This classic New England salt farm sits on the Essex River with a fully-licensed boardwalk and floating dock.  

Property ID: MA2434 | Listed by Nicole M. Monahan, Hannah G. Barker, and James Monahan


ON MERE POINT | Brunwick, MA

If you’re looking for a balance of peaceful country living and some of the best sailing in the world, Mere Point has it all. This 5-bedroom home beyond the gates is fully furnished and has access to a deep water dock and moorings as well as membership to the Mere Point Yacht Club.  

Property ID: ME1724 | Listed by Karen N. Reiche


82 OCEAN AVENUE | Kennebunkport, ME

This landmark since the late 1800’s sits on the Kennebunk River. You can see the water from every room, and additional views include stunning sunsets and marina views with exceptional yachts and waterfront clubs. There’s a dock and float system on chicks Cove perfect for kayaks and paddle boards.  

Property ID: ME1740 | Listed by John Saint-Amour and John Scribner 


ALLENS POND ESTATE | South Dartmouth, MA

The estate is the last privately held pocket within the completely protected 695-acre Massachusetts Audubon Society Preservation and provides the final opportunity to develop multiple homes taking advantage of the elevated views of Buzzards Bay, Cuttyhunk and the Atlantic Ocean.

Property ID: MA2157 | Listed by Terry Boyle and Slater Anderson


23 NEWMARCH STREET | Ipswich, MA

Watch the Ipswich River flow by from the arts and crafts residence and beautiful gardens overlooking the water and the conservation land. You can drop in at the water’s edge and kayak to Crane Beach. The grounds include a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, outdoor terraces, rolling lawns, and gardens.  

Property ID: MA2019 | Listed by Lanse Robb and Sophie Soman


ASPINWALL | Bremen Long Island, ME

About 25 seasonal residences dot this 2.5 mile long island that includes open fields, unspoiled woodlands, tidal coves, rocky shores, and old carriage trails. This historic house sits overlooking Flying Passage and Muscongus Bay and includes 113± acres with over 5,500 feet of varied shorefront. . 

Property ID: ME1389 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell


931 RED ROCK ROAD | Colchester, VT

Malletts Bay and the Green Mountains can be seen from every room of this contemporary home. Relax on the lakeside deck or gazebo or jump into Lake Champlain off the deep-water swim dock. The 10-acre property also features a waterfalls and meditation ponds in the extensive gardens.  

Property ID: VT0916 | Listed by Wade Weathers and Averill Cook


8 HUPPER ISLAND | Port Clyde, ME

Hupper Island forms the western shore of Port Clyde Harbor, sheltering a historic fishing village and artists’ colony located on the southern tip of the St. George peninsula. This classic coastal home has been completely renovated and the property includes a stone hot tub overlooking the harbor, a deep-water dock and float system, kayak and paddleboard racks, and two deep-water moorings. 

Property ID: ME1587 | Listed by Terry Sortwell and Joseph Sortwell


STONE'S THROW | Northeast Harbor, ME

Reminders of Stone Throw’s waterfront location are all around, including in its two home offices. One resembles a yacht’s interior, and the other has access to the large deck with views of Blue Hill Bay and the mountains. Get close to the water on the 355 feet of shorefront. 

Property ID: ME1197 | Listed by Story Litchfield 


324 WINGS POINT | Charlotte, VT

Take advantage of lakeside living! This Cedar clapboard residence features 800 feet of shoreline, a 2-bay garage/boat storage, and a waterside sauna. So when you’re ready to hit the water, you have everything you need close at hand. 

Property ID: VT601 | Listed by Wade Weathers and Averill Cook


CHARLES RIVER RETREAT | Dover, MA

Retreat to this riverfront property, which may just have Dover’s best commuting location. On 6 private acres and surrounded by conserved land, this mid-century modern home, designed by Hugh Stubbins, sits on a bend in the Charles River. The terraces and gardens offer long river views.  

Property ID: MA1922 | Listed by Jay Boyle


5 KING PHILIP STREET | Dartmouth, MA

For generations, families have come to the private colony of Nonquitt for its three sandy beaches, golf course, and tennis program. Take advantage of all of it from this thoughtfully designed shingle-style home. Completed in 2012, you can see the first tee and tennis courts from the updated kitchen.  

Property ID: MA2520 | Listed by Betsy Lawrence


MALLETS BAY CLUB RESIDENCE | Colchester, VT

The Malletts Bay Club is a special enclave with only 12 homes sitting on 73 acres of protected common land featuring a harbor, multi-slip dock, deep water moorning, swim dock, gazebo, tennis courts, and miles of trails. As part of the association, this Greek Revival has access to all of that plus views out from your front door of Lake Champlain. 

Property ID: VT0910 | Listed by Wade Weathers and Averill Cook


FISH POINT | Great Cranberry Island, ME

Looking for an excuse to take your boat out? Not at Fish Point! Your boat is part of your commute. Pull into your dock, boat ramp, or one of three moorings. At this newly built seasonal residence, it’ll be like private island living. 

Property ID: ME1254 | Listed by Story Litchfield


SUNNY ACRES | Boothbay, ME

As the owner says, “Its undeveloped beauty is what first attracted us to this property where we created a beautiful house & lovely gardens. We are close to nature and its wildlife (there’s now an occupied fox den at one of the far ends of the property – the parents and kits will be gone in a month or so) with access to the river for kayaking especially, and nearby deep water.”

Property ID: ME1645 | Listed by Karen N. Reiche


ALLEN POINT COVE | Blue Hill, ME

Bring variety to your life on the water. Paddle on four-mile long Salt Pond, ride the surf in your whitewater kayak at the tidal reversing Blue Hill Falls, or venture out to stunning Blue Hill Bay, a sailor’s paradise popular for its safe harbor and bordering islands. This 5-acre property offers an open airy layout with views of the cove.  

Property ID: ME1756 | Listed by Scott McFarland


POINT ROAD LAND | Marion, MA

If you’ve dreamed of building your dream home on Hammetts Cove, here’s one of your last chances! Over 8 waterfront acres are available close to golf courses, marinas, and some of New England’s finest sailing waters . .  

Property ID: MA2670 | Listed by Joanna Dresser and Terry Boyle


DARK COVE ON EAST GRAND LAKE | Weston, ME

31 acres are available on the northern shore of Dark Cove. Make it your family retreat with a few cabins or explore it as a modest development opportunity. Bring your canoe, your camera, and your imagination to this wonderful piece of Maine waterfront.

Property ID: ME1663 | Listed by Steve Gauthier


LAKEVIEW LANDING | Center Harbor, NH

There is history on the shore of this one-of-a-kind craftsman home on Lake Winnipesaukee, when the steamship used to travel up from Alton Bay to the grandfathered concrete pier that this classic 7-bedroom New Hampshire retreat can now take advantage of.  Along with the pier, the property offers 185 feet of waterfront, a post & beam 2-bay boat house, swim dock, walk-in sandy beach and mooring.

Property ID: NH0562 | Listed by Kristin Hayes Claire