10 Charming Summer Cottages You Could Buy Right Now…for Less Than $200,000
Think a private summer escape is only for the über wealthy? Think again: These ten properties offer idyllic country settings and loads of cottage charm...and start at just $75,000.
Lowndesville, SC (3 BR, 2 BA): $149,000
Looking for utter peace and quietude? This southern town is home to just 145 people and nestled between two sprawling national parks. P.S. Have you ever seen a more perfect porch for enjoying coffee and the paper?
Coldspring, TX (3BR, 3BA): $189,000
Talk about cute and quaint: This well-kept, lake community cottage boasts gorgeous shade trees and an outdoor fire pit and bar.
Acme, PA (2 BR, 1 BA): $74,600
Haven’t you always wanted a creek in your front yard? Fish from your deck at this storybook-setting cottage. (All she needs is a little—fine, a lot of—paint).
Hardy, AR (2 BR, 2 BR): $109,500
Cotswolds or rural Arkansas? With ten private, park-like acres and a seasonal stream, this English cottage oozes old-world charm. (It's also just a quick half mile to Spring River, a summer hot spot for rafting, canoeing, hiking and fishing.)
Becket, MA (3 BR, 2BA): $189,000
Behold, the colonial Berkshire mountain hideaway of your dreams. (Just wait til you see the slate-floored country kitchen. Drool.)
Carp Lake, MI (3 BR, 2BA): $139,000
We adore this old-school cottage which comes with 50 pristine feet of waterfront on Michigan's Paradise Lake. Meet you in the lake view screened-in porch for sunset vodka tonics.
Canaan, NY (3 BR, 1 BA): $199,000
You’ll feel far away from it all at this immaculate wood-clad lake cottage, which is just a three hour drive from New York City. That massive deck looks cookout ready, no?
East Dover, VT (3 BR, 1 BA): $114,900
Isn’t she just cute as a button? Our favorite feature is the French doors off the back, which open onto a shady deck with the prettiest rushing brook below.
Yachats, OR (1 BR, 1 BA): $189,000
This tiny jewel box asks for a bit of TLC, and in exchange offers an outdoor shower, beautiful screened-in porch and oversize windows. Plus, it’s a 30-second walk to the awe-inspiring Oregon beachfront.
Lewisburg, KY (2 BR, 2 BA): $99,900
Bring on the quirky charm: With eight acres, a serene creek and tons of interior character, all we see is potential in this bargain of a property.