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Five waterfront homes for sale for less than $1 million

You can get a house where you can sip your coffee overlooking the shore without emptying your bank account to do so.

Spending the summer in a house by the water is a #goal. But is it still realistic? Property prices are already skyrocketing, even for the smallest slums. It turns out yes. With a little time, patience, and an open mind, you can find plenty of dreamy waterfront vacation spots. But if you want to save on the search, here are some potential getaways that will make your summer without breaking the bank.

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38 Lake Shore Dr. #11, Moultonborough, NH
Price: $875,000
Cut: 640 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1 complete

It doesn’t take much to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Winnipesaukee. In fact, this cabin by the water will do the trick. Located directly on the sand, this unit is one of four in a waterfront association that shares 78 feet of shoreline overlooking the lake to the south and the nearby mountains. For a more private getaway, there is a large deck at the back of this abode for entertaining with a view. This, plus a shared dock and fire pit, provides endless possibilities for your vacation days and nights.

For more information, contact Brie Stephens, Lake Life Realty Team | New England Compass,

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100 Hiawatha Road, Unit 1, Wellfleet
Price: $875,000
Cut: 624 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms : 1 complete

This four-room abode is perfect for the thalassophile: just look out the condo’s floor-to-ceiling windows for a view of your beloved sea. This cottage is steps from Cape Cod Bay, you will be less than 0.1 miles from the water. And with a cozy interior featuring natural wood beamed ceilings, brick-red kitchen cabinets, and a wood-burning fireplace, this home can be enjoyed throughout all four seasons.

For more information, contact Eva Scott, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty,

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319 Atlantic Ave. #12, Westerly, RI
Price: $740,000
Cut: 936 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms : 2 full

Views of the beach and nearby Watch Hill and access to the Misquamicut shoreline are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this Westerly condo. With only six units in the building, you’ll also enjoy access to a private indoor pool for swimming regardless of the time of year. This unit itself has an updated kitchen and an open-concept first floor that feels larger thanks to walls of windows revealing the watery vistas outside. Plus, there’s a wrap-around deck and balcony off the master bedroom, so you never miss an opportunity to enjoy a salty sea breeze outside.

For more information contact Delaine Wright, Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes,

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1299 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI
Price: $995,000
Cut: 864 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms : 1 complete

Nothing says ‘escape’ like an island cottage, especially this one. This Block Island clapboard home is framed by hydrangeas and overlooks two local ponds, creating a perfect perch for you to enjoy the water views. Take it all in from the home’s porch or relax indoors in the walk-in shower in the newly tiled bathrooms. You can easily walk or bike to the beach or downtown, highlighting one of the perks of island living.

For more information, contact Jennifer Phillips, Phillips Real Estate,

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169 Shore Road. #11, Truro
Price: $235,000
Cut: 250 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms : 1 complete

This co-op condo is tiny, but worth every square inch. From this first floor unit, you will enjoy abundant natural light and beautiful views of Cape Cod Bay through large front windows that make up the front walls of this unit. Open them up to enjoy the ocean breezes. This studio also offers a private path to the beach for easy access and picnic tables and grills on the condo grounds for a little outdoor entertaining.

For more information, contact Gregory Vayneris, Today Real Estate,