LITTLEJOHN ISLAND, YARMOUTH – A sunny and serene May morning; the matchless beauty of the Maine coast; two eagles conversing from the tops of towering trees that frame a gorgeous Casco Bay view; a 7.5-acre estate with 747 feet of water frontage, and a lovely inground pool added just last year, make an enchanting combination.

This property, “Stone Isle,” enjoys a private setting in the Littlejohn Shores association, which abuts the 23-acre, oceanfront Littlejohn Island Preserve. Association homeowners have access to a dock there.

Littlejohn connects to the mainland via causeway from Cousins Island, accessed from Yarmouth by another causeway. One could travel many miles and more than two hours to find such a haven as this. And yet, Stone Isle is barely a half-hour from Portland’s downtown, the Old Port, major roadways and the Jetport.

Built in 2008, the grey-shingled home is characterized by quiet elegance, as in the paneled dining room and the library and the master suite with fireplace; and by inspired custom touches, such as the lighthouse-tower front entry, the semicircular banquette in the gourmet’s kitchen, and sleek 1920s “New York”-style bathrooms.

The property totals 14 rooms, but that number is seasonally expanded by several “outdoor rooms”: the pool area; the patios (one with a boxwood hedge, with a fire pit) nearby; the wisteria-wreathed pergola, with rhododendrons alongside; and lush lawns, with shrubs and trees forming curving, natural borders.

Opposite the carport is a very fine guest cottage, whose open main level has a huge office, a bath, and a vehicle bay. Upstairs living space includes two bedrooms, full bath and complete kitchen. Farther back, at the woods’ edge, is a one-bedroom caretaker’s cottage with garage and workshop. And, not year-round but perfectly charming, there’s a log-cabin playhouse with covered front porch.

The home at 386 Pemasong Lane, Yarmouth, is listed at $3,295,000 by David Banks of RE/MAX By The Bay. Please contact David at 773-2345 or at [email protected]