If you can afford to buy this island compound, then you probably won't complain too much about the $11,638-per-month property tax bill.


This property with a gorgeous11,658 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 6 baths in it is the stuff the dreams are made of. Just imagine being the king of Hope Island, which is situated in Casco Bay and about a 20-minute boat ride from all the happenings and benefits that the Portland area has to offer.

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A couple of well-sized guest houses are also on the Island, along with big barns for livestock and storage, an 8 bay garage, a tavern, a chapel, a boathouse, and an impressive dock to deep water frontage.

There are 15 wells for fresh water on the property and underwater electrical service comes to the island from the mainland.

The compound is listed on Zillow.com at $10.5 million by Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty.

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This $10.5 million compound on Hope Island in Casco Bay is the stuff that dreams are made of. With expansive grounds, a couple of guest houses, a horse barn, and a dock that connects to deep water frontage, what more would one desire?

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