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Bonus? The cottages are adorable.

By Marisa Spyker

There’s no doubt about it: Living beachfront is a luxury. But what if you could live the luxe lifestyle without the super luxe price tag?

This tiny cottage community on the coast of Maine is here to deliver.

The new Driftwood neighborhood in Phippsburg (just north of Portland) is situated on an idyllic 7-mile stretch of white-sand beach. Two lighthouses can be seen from the shore and, at low tide, you can venture over to the surrounding islands on foot.

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It’s a seriously dreamy existence, and yet, you can squeeze into a darling cottage within this 15-home community for a reasonable $295,000.

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The entry-level model is a charming 705 square feet, with two bedrooms and one bath and a private tree-shaded plot of land set just a quick walk to the beach. Similar models located directly on the shore with unobstructed ocean views start at $395,000.

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One look at the interiors of the community’s 632-square-foot model home (also available for $435,000) shows you just how much potential these cute cottages have. White-painted wood planks clad every surface in the open great room, giving the space the feel of a rustic boathouse while keeping things light, bright, and modern. Vaulted and beamed ceilings as well as windows that connect the bedrooms to the main living spaces make each room flow naturally into the next. 

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The decor throughout—which, major score, comes with the model cottage—is also rife with beachy textures, modern silhouettes, and vintage farmhouse-style finds for a collected feel that’s just right for a laid-back Maine getaway.

We don’t know about you, but our bags are packed for the Pine Tree State.

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Elyssa Cohen/Legacy Properties SIR
Elyssa Cohen/Legacy Properties SIR