If you live in Maine, there's a good chance that your dream is to someday own a home on the water somewhere in the Pine Tree State. Even if it's just a seasonal camp where the family can hang out during the hot summer months, a spot on the water is the ultimate goal for any red-blooded Mainer.

However, as often seems to be the case, our waterfront properties so frequently end up being purchased by out-of-staters, especially since the pandemic hit and real estate prices have soared. Believe it or not, the states with residents buying the most Maine properties are currently New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

At any rate, if you just do a little digging, there are still plenty of insanely gorgeous waterfront homes for sale in Maine, like the one we're about to show you. No, it's not more than a million dollars, and no you don't have to have a team of investors to help you buy it. Admittedly, it's not super-cheap either, so you will need a decent chunk of income to get approved, but if you can make it happen you won't be disappointed.

This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home is situated on Memorial Drive in the charming town of Winthrop, Maine and sits so close to the water you could probably use the roof as a diving board. (Also, please don't use the roof as a diving board).

Built in 1950, this contemporary home boasts views you'd expect to see on the big screen while offering multiple woodstoves, a jacuzzi tub and your own personal boating and swimming access to Maranacook Lake. It's 2,470 square feet and the asking price is $649,000.

But don't take our word for it, let's peek inside!

Gorgeous Winthrop Waterfront Estate Could be Your Maine Dream Home

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