Private-Island Retreat With Gorgeous Views Available for Under $1M in Connecticut – News

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If you’ve ever wanted to live on an off-grid, private island, this might be the opportunity for you.
Located in Groton, CT, Mouse Island is home to just three residences and accessible only by boat.
One of the houses has just hit the market for $900,000. The four-bedroom dwelling was built in 1939 and offers a cozy 1,531-square-foot, seasonal retreat.
“Having a cottage to unplug [in] on an island is a special thing, but what is extra special about this home is not only its location but the convenience to be able to get to it, and it is surrounded by breathtaking views,” says listing agent Nassim Saad, of Re/Max on the Bay.
Although on an island, the house isn’t so far from land.
“It’s at the mouth of the Mystic River and off the coast of Morgan Point Lighthouse,” says Saad. “Fishers Island is on the south, and Ram Island is to the east. You can hop on a dingy, and get dinner at a popular clam shack on the river or downtown Mystic, as well.”
Dock your boat and enjoy the coastal views from the front farmer’s porch, complete with Adirondack rocking chairs. The all-white interior boasts oceanfront views from every room.
“The home functions like a boat on land,” Saad says. “It has a full, functioning bathroom. There are solar-powered batteries and rainwater cisterns for the sink. The owners also bring their own water to the island, as needed.”
While the island offers totally green, off-grid living, the towns of Mystic and Noank, CT, are just a quick boat ride away.
“It’s a great way to be one with nature and is a unique place to escape,” says Saad.
The four-bedroom home is being sold fully furnished, including all appliances, furniture, and even a generator. An Eastern, 18-foot skiff motorboat is included for water transport.
The first-floor, open floor plan features wood-paneled walls, exposed beams, and preserved wood floors.
A bright and airy kitchen has updated appliances and large windows with lovely views. A nearby dining room has a built-in hutch.
The cozy living room features a working fireplace, and the home’s one full bathroom is situated nearby on the main floor.
Four cute bedrooms, including the spacious primary bedroom, are upstairs.
From back and front decks to a side patio with fire pit, there are plenty of outdoor spaces for enjoying the spectacular waterfront vistas.
Saad said he believes the home’s next owner will be someone who is comfortable with its current setup as a vacation getaway.
“You could explore other options, but it’s designed to be a seasonal property for someone who wants simple living,” he explains. “The current owners didn’t want to make it more than that. They loved the simplicity of it and hope the next owners will, as well.”
Kellie Speed has more written for a variety of publications, including Haute Living, U.S. Veterans magazine, DiverseAbility, and JustLuxe. She can be reached at







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