The ultimate pipe dream is buying this 86-acre island in Maine

Hope Island would cost you nearly $8 million — but hey, one can dream, can't they?

For us who thrive when living on the water, owning a private island is a pipe dream. Sure, most people will long for one somewhere in a tropical locale, but why not somewhere rugged that will challenge you like Maine? If that sounds appealing, then we’ve got the perfect island you can daydream about.

Hope Island in Maine can be all your’s … for nearly $8 million. Photo: LandVest

Hope Island is an 86-acre estate in the Casco Bay just a 25-minute boat ride from Portland. And by estate we mean a luxurious, well-maintained private kingdom with a 10,000 square-foot main residence, multiple guest houses, barns, paddocks, a boat house and even a tavern. And it just went on the market for a whopping $7.95 million.

Lots of barns, apartments and paddocks on Hope Island. Photo: LandVest

With 11,050 feet of waterfrontage, a deepwater pier allows for venture to and from the island. Concrete roads loop around the island, and it can sustain year-round residence. Formerly a working farm, it’s clear Hope Island could become a sustainable private residence or one of the most unique resorts in New England.

Powered by generators and submerged marine cables, it would certainly require lots of maintenance and upkeep for whoever purchases it. Here’s to winning the lottery and buying your own isle!

Stare off into the Casco Bay on Hope Island. Photo: LandVest

h/t InsideHook

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