Big Lake Special


Typically places like this one will remain in one family for many generations due to it’s rarity and unique features…and that is just what has happened here.  Over 5 generations of the same family have spent substantial time here enjoying the serenity and natural beauty that this unique island location offers.

The love and enjoyment that this island retreat has brought over the years is very apparent in it’s buildings and contents.  A work shop has acquired, over many years, every various nut, bolt, screw and hand tool one would ever require for island ingenuity  and repairs.  A small kitchen has provided many of meals caught right off the dock out front…and those meals eaten at the picnic table in the porch that over looks the beach.  Rainy stormy days present no threat with shutters that close up the screen porch, a wood stove for the chill and many of books, board games and puzzles to occupy until passing.

The boat house opens up to the lake and doubles as a bunking area for when you have a big crowd on the holiday weekends.

The outdoor living space is just as adorn as the interior with several out buildings, all with their own functions, a gas shed, a generator lean-to, a two seat outhouse, tent platform, sheltered picnic area and fire pit with homemade wind shields.

Perhaps one of the most important features of this little paradise is it’s sand beach, very few lakes in Downeast have one, especially as private as this one!  Not only does it make for great swimming, it is incredibly easy to pull up on shore in a boat…or a float plane.

With sweet spots like this increasing in rarity due to bigger roads, decreased lot sizes and amenities available even in the deep woods of Downeast, this back to basics lake retreat allows you to enjoy a simpler life…even if only for short periods of time.


In addition to all that is offered here, this paradise is just shy of 3 acres, surveyed and passes elevation for flood insurance requirements.

For more information, click here: White’s Island



Author: Jessie Howard

Downeast Maine Realtor. Native of the Area. Outdoor Enthusiast. Community Volunteer. Mom of Two. Home Renovator. Amateur Photographer. Planner of Social Events. Dabbler of Many Hobbies.

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