Duck Ledges Island has 1.5-acres of land.
Duck Ledges Island has 1.5-acres of land.Dean Tyler photography
  • The island that is "unspoiled" and rich in wildlife is for sale.

  • Billy Milliken is a real estate agent who has conditions for the new owner.

  • Someone interested in buying a private island needs to spend a night alone.

A private island just a 10-minute boat ride from the coast of Maine is up for sale.

Ducks Ledges isn't too far from Jonesport, Maine.
Ducks Ledges Island is off the coast of Jonesport, Maine.Google Maps

There is a private island on the northeastern coast of the United States.

There is a small island in Wohoa Bay, Maine. $329,000 is the price.

Billy Milliken, the island's owner and real estate agent, told Insider that the island has a lot to offer a new caretakers. You can take a boat ride from Jonesport, Maine to the island.

Milliken, who has owned the island since 2007, said that it's far enough away that you don't have to hear or see anything. The night is beautiful because of the dark sky.

Interested parties need to stay a night on the island if they want to be a potential buyer.

There has been a lot of interest in Ducks Ledges.
The island is 1.5-acres of land.Dean Tyler photography

Being able to pay for something is another thing. If anyone wants to win over Milliken, they need to spend a night on the island.

He said that he was sticking to his plan and that he had to stay. He wants the new owner to see the value in the natural landscape but also be willing to deal with its quirks.

The overnight request has already been completed by two parties and three more will visit in the next few days. Milliken said that the deciding factor is his instincts.

Milliken said it would come from the gut. It is right when it is right. I will feel it and they will feel it.

There is a 540- square-foot cottage on the island.

The cottage on Ducks Ledges Island has unobstructed views of the water.Dean Tyler photography

The original property was falling into disrepair when Milliken bought it. He said that they built a new one after tearing down the old one.

It's a rare find since building laws are close to water. It would be more difficult to build the same structure today.

He said that you can't build a cottage on an island like Duck Ledges. The structure of the island allows for an existing non-conforming structure to be legal.

The lack of trees on the island gives a clear view of the water. There is a front row seat.

Four people can sleep in the cottage.

The sleeping area is in the loft.Dean photogrpahy

The cabin is large enough to hold up to four people. Milliken said he keeps air mattresses for additional overnight guests in the loft.

Milliken has shared the island with his family and close friends who tend to make day trips instead of staying overnight.

Milliken said that the cottage can handle flooding, even though it is 20 feet away from the water.

The cottage is only 20 feet away from the ocean.Dean Tyler photography

Being so close to the water can lead to flooding during storms.

The majority of bad weather happens between October and May. He stays away from the island at that time because it is not suitable for a man or a beast.

The cabin is still intact even though it is far away from the property. The rugged environment was in mind when building it.

There have been three times when the storm surge came up to the cottage. It's higher. It hasn't damaged the structure or the flooring.

Milliken has only used the space for a summer vacation. He said that winter is a real thing.

Milliken says Ducks Ledges is perfect in the summer, but perilous in the winter.Dean Tyler photography

During the summer, Milliken said, you can experience the ocean and be a part of it. During warm weather, the water cools down. He remembers coming out to the island in the summer.

He said that it was a relief to be on the coast. I was sleeping in the hammock. It was the best night of my life.

It would be a challenge for anyone looking to live full-time on the island because of the winter weather. It's not out of the question, though.

Milliken said that he had a friend stay there during a winter storm to see what it would be like to live off the island. It was roughed by him. After three days, he was ready to return.

There is no running water or heat on the island.

There's no running water on the island so visitors use an outhouse.Dean Tyler photography

Running water and heat are not included in the new owner's modern comforts. Milliken said that a year-round residence is a challenge.

The outhouse is close to the cottage and is used for the bathroom.

Milliken said that he's always been to the island during the day. His main home is on the mainland. He said it was tempting to take a shower.

The island is rich with wildlife and unspoiled.

Seal pups often wash up on Ducks Ledges Island.Brianna Soukup/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Animals on the island include lobster, sea birds, eagles, and seals, who give birth to pups.

He calls the marine mammal rescue hotline when he finds seal pups.

Milliken said it was so unspoiled. Nature hasn't changed.

Milliken said he would only sell to someone who felt the same way about keeping the island a special place.

Milliken says Ducks Ledges Island is a special place.Dean Tyler photography

Milliken is following through on a vision that has been in place for a long time. The owners of the island refused to sell the island to an interested party because they wanted to hunt the animals on the island, according to him.

He knows why the previous owners were so careful.

"In our lives, we're busy, and there's so many distraction, but, when you're out on that island, you really feel small." You can really listen to yourself when you're alone. When you're there, you're a guest.

He said that he understands that it is a special place when he owns the island for a long time.

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