Listed by United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine (207-794-6164)
Acreage, waterfront, privacy and low maintenance – what more can you ask for? This 1984 Ranch is surrounded by 19.5 acres and offers 1080’ on the Chandler River.
A paved drive meanders thru the front of the property and as you turn the corner, the property opens up to the home and surrounding lawn and woods making a peaceful, private setting. The home was built with ease of maintenance in mind. There is a two car attached garage with storage above and direct access to the home. The front door opens into a foyer with a coat closet. Inside the open floorplan displays an eat-in kitchen with range, stove, dishwasher and microwave. In the front is the dining area and living room. The focal point of these two rooms is the large 3 flue brick fireplace – a great addition for those chilly Maine winters.
Off the dining room is a three-season screened sun room. A great place to gather with company for a game of cards, leisurely lunch or just to relax and read a book. The deck off the dining room and sunroom has composite decking making it low maintenance.
Back inside – the first floor is finished off with a laundry room, full bath with both tub and shower, master bedroom and a study/library.
The basement is a walk-out day basement which has been finished off with a family room, two bedrooms, and full bath. The balance of the basement holds the Therma Pride furnace, electric box with transfer switch for the whole house generator, hot water tank and other services AND has plenty of room for a workshop with walk out door to the back yard.
Outside the lawn is surrounded by woods and shrubs and the land gently slopes towards the 1080’ of waterfront. There is plenty of space for gardens, lawn games and any number of outside activities.
Jonesboro is a small community in Washington County with a population of approximately 580± people. There is a pre-K through 8th grade school just up the road off from Rt. 1. High School students have a choice of going to either Machias Memorial High School or Washington Academy.
The Chandler River runs thru the town and provides a great place for kayaking, canoeing, and boating – just keep your eyes open for the tide. The river begins its journey from the flowage at Cottontail Hill in Centerville and winds its way along for 24.5 miles to empty into Englishman Bay.
The home is just 13 minutes to Roque Bluffs State Park with its sandy beaches and open ocean views; Jasper Beach with its ocean tumbled stony beach is just 16 minutes away. In between there is Great Cove Golf course. The other golf course – Barren View is just 5 minutes away on Rt. 1.
The University of Maine – Machias campus is only 8 miles away. The campus offers a fitness and aquatics center membership or daily fee usage.
The area is also home to over 43,000 acres of public and preserved lands open to the public for hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and other low impact recreational activities. Nearby is the Downeast Sunrise Trails which is an 85-mile trail built along a former rail corridor from Washington Junction in Hancock to Ayers Junction in Pembroke. It has a compact gravel base and is ideal for snowmobiling, ATVing, walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.
Washington County is a lot of things. It is the most gorgeous, has the deepest cargo port, the longest coastline including the Bold Coast, the highest tides, and produces the most lobster and clam landings. What Washington County does not have is lots of traffic lights (only three in the whole county), an interstate, a Red Lobster Restaurant, or poisonous snakes. Known as the Sunrise County, Washington County welcomes the first rays of sun to shine on the US each day. With tides averaging between 18 and 22 feet, the bold, salt-sprayed shoreline of Downeast Maine offers deserted beaches, quiet hiking trails, rugged cliffs, and unnamed beauty. Truly one of the last frontiers on the Eastern seaboard, one does not have to go far to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. With 2 cities, 44 towns, and a population of approximately 32,000, Washington County is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Something for everyone in beautiful Downeast Maine and coastal Washington County!