Affordable Maine Vacation Property For Sale - Having it All Without the High Price Tag

Real Estate Agent with Anne Plummer and Associates

Have you ever dreamed of having a four season Maine vacation lakefront home, but could never stretch the budget far enough to make it happen? Have you ever thought that to get the kind of vacation home that you'd really like you'd have to spend a minimum of $400,000 and that was a price you could not afford?

Well, there is no free lunch and great Maine vacation homes on the water at unreasonably low prices do not exist, at least to my knowledge. However, there may be a property out there that affords many of the features you crave without having the high price tag and the high property taxes that go along with it.

Try this on. Nearly new, post and beam log home, year round living, with almost 2000 sf of living area. Open layout with plenty of light and great views of the lake from your living room or deck. Two bedrooms with more room in the partially finished, walk out basement. Easy access, right across the street, to a beautiful public sand beach, picnic area, ball field, and boat launch. Walking distance to a lovely New England village with two restaurants, two convenience stores, library, post office, town office, churches, and lots of white clapboard houses and friendly townspeople.

We currently have such a property for sale located at 25 Norway Road in Harrison, Maine. It lists for well under $400,000. In fact, it lists for well under $300,000. If this place had it's own, private 100 feet of lake frontage it would probably list for close to $500,000. But, it does not have its own private frontage and, because of that, comes in at an affordable asking price of just $255,900.

What this property affords its owner is the cheerful ambiance found in a post and beam log home, and easy access to all the amenities offered at the south end of Crystal Lake in Harrison, which lies just across the street from its front door. Grab your towel and walk 200 feet to the beautiful sand beach and swim area. Get your picnic basket and walk 150 feet to the shaded picnic area overlooking the lake. Put your boat in just 100 feet down the road at the public boat launch.

And don't forget, this is a year round home. Come up in January, turn up the heat, and go skiing at Shawnee Peak, just 20 minutes away, or Sunday River, about 45 minutes away. Of course, there's always plenty of ice fishing and cross country skiing on Crystal Lake, as well as easy access to miles and miles of groomed snowmobile trails.

Are you getting the picture? Would you like more information or a closer look? Click here to see more details and call or email Jon Whitney at  and 207-671-7595 to set up a showing. Come have a look. I think you'll be pleased with what you'll find.

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