Masons Island Homes For sale
Masons Island is one of southeastern Connecticut’s premier coastal communities and is located adjacent to the downtown Mystic serving as a natural barrier between the Mystic River and Fishers Island Sound. The island is approximately 1.2 miles in length from North to South and .8 miles in width from East to West making it the largest island in the state. Its central location, equidistant from New York and Boston, offers visitors and residents a lifestyle like no other on the New England coast. The typical property on Masons Island sits on .43 acres and was built in 1964 with 2,070 SF and 3 bedrooms. There are currently 77 homes on the island that are utilized as second homes and not occupied on a year round basis. This represents 29% of the homes.
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Masons Island is situated in the heart of one of the most exclusive summer communities in America. Downtown Mystic is minutes away from the island’s doorstep and offers an abundance of historical charm, fine dining and local entertainment. A few miles down the road are additional exclusive coastal communities such as Groton Long Point, Stonington Borough and Watch Hill. The countryside will invite you with vineyards, state parks and plenty of recreational lakes as well as the country's two largest casinos: Mohegan Sun, and Foxwoods. Masons Island offers a wonderful lifestyle and island retreat from all the hustle and bustle of the Old Mystic Seaport, shopping, activities and local entertainment found throughout Mystic Country.
Masons Island is the island you have dreamed of — picturesque and unspoiled — preserved for the recreation and enjoyment of those who love nature and wish to dwell comfortably and conveniently amid beautiful surroundings. The natural contour of Masons Island along with its sweeping views of two great bodies of water, superior dockage capabilities, 47 acre nature preserve and rich history make this destination unequalled for the quintessential summer home or year-round resident.
Those who are familiar with the island unique beauty can understand why the Masons Island Company has long protected one of Connecticut’s natural gems from overdevelopment. The Allyn family, who has now lived and owned property on the island for five generations founded the Masons Island Company in 1912, enables them to shape the direction of the island’s future – preserving the integrity and intrinsic value of the islands landscape.
The island is separated into two parts: northern and southern. The northern portion of the island serves as its entrance point and is open to the general public offering access to residential homes, multiple marinas, dockage and recreational open space.
The southern section of the island is a gated community with private roads, open space, beaches, dockage, a private Yacht Club and access to Enders Island (a spiritual retreat). The Masons Island Yacht Club provides facilities and instruction for sailing and small boat racing, swimming, tennis and bocce along with many other social activities.
Boating enthusiasts of all types will enjoy Masons Island because of its location, superior dockage capabilities and convenient amenities. The island separates the mouth of the Mystic River and world renowned Fisher’s Island Sound making it a perfect spot for boating, fishing, sea kayaking and clamming. Being three miles east in the Atlantic and three miles west to Long Island Sound also makes the location ideal for Yachting.
Whether you are looking for a new community to call home or simply interested in finding a vacation residence… Masons Island invites you to take a closer look at its exceptional location, water views, sandy beaches, rocky shoreline, privet yacht club and all the additional amenities that it has to offer.
©2015 Listings courtesy of the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
Listing information last updated on April 26th, 2015 at 3:24pm.
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