House Island aerial view with Sunshine Cottage and Sea Glass Beach in the foreground and the island's splendid greenery and tress surrounded by Casco Bay






House Island is the premier private island hospitality and destination event venue in America.

House Island aerial view with Cappy's Lodge in the foreground. All buildings, the barge ramp, and commercial grade pier are shown.

Weddings & Premier Events
Buyouts & Long-Term Rentals Available

With an incomparable blend of stunning beauty, ease of access and complete privacy, safety and security, the northern 12 acres of House Island with 5 beaches and 3 homes is a perfect safe haven.

Rentals are weekly and include buyout access to the northern half (12 acres)  of House Island.

Key Features

  • 4,000' of shoreline
  • 400 years that House Island has been named House Island
  • 375' commercial grade pier
  • 360 degrees of unobstructed water views
  • 50' of depth for yacht anchorages
  • 36 overnight guest accommodations
    • Can be increased to 100+
  • 12 acres
  • 7+ wedding ceremony sites
  • 6 minute boat ride to/from Portland's Old Port
  • 5 private beaches
  • 4 tenting locations for events
  • 3 helicopter landing zones
  • 2 world class hospitals in Portland
  • 2 docks
  • 2 miles from Portland's Old Port
  • 1 barge ramp
  • Water | Public
  • Power | Off-grid with solar & propane generators
    • Commercial grade power will be installed in 2022
  • Cellular & WiFi signals | Excellent
  • Deliveries | Via boats & barges
  • Transportation
    • Portland (Old Port) | 2 miles away
    • Helicopters | 3 take-off & landing zones on island
    • Airport (PWM) | 4 miles away
  • Staff services | Bespoke full staff
  • Water views | Every window on House Island has a water view
  • Zoning: Island Business
House Island sunsets are spectacular. This picture shows our commercial grade pier and docks and a double engined center console lit by a yellow orange fired sky.

"When John Muir described an “infinite storm of beauty,” he must have had a Maine island in mind. In particular, House Island deserves that distinction." - Portland Monthly


House Island has 2 luxurious waterfront villas and 1 waterfront cottage.

The Lodge

Sleeps up to 20 guests
5 bedrooms | 5.5 bathrooms
4,000 SF

The Lodge is a beautifully restored home that hosts 2 king suites with private baths, large gathering kitchen, dining for 14, game table, conversation corner, living room with a fireplace and large screen television.

Upstairs are 2 more queen suites and a bunk room with 6 twin beds and room for sleeping bags with a dedicated private bath. The tall ceilings and large windows provide scenic views from every room.

Off the front entrance is a large patio for outdoor dining, parties, meetings, and receptions. It easily accommodates 100 people with a grassy lawn right down to the water.

Bedroom Set Up

  • 2 King suites
  • 2 Queen suites
  • 6 Twin beds in kids room
  • 2 Couches

The House

Sleeps up to 12 guests
3 bedrooms + den | 3 bathrooms
3,200 SF

The House sits on the highest part of House Island where the views are so vast you can see 100 miles to Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

This restored colonial invites you in with a grand promenade of landscaping up to a lovely sitting porch for dining, grilling and relaxation. Inside is a family room with dining for 8, fireplace, TV and water views from every window. The pantry leads to a cozy kitchen with all the convenience of modern appliances.

Many consider the upstairs king suite the best bedroom on House Island because of the walk out deck and views of the grounds, the surrounding Islands, and Casco Bay.

Beyond spectacular is an appropriate description of the views.

Bedroom Set Up

  • 1 King suite
  • 1 Queen suite
  • 3 Twin beds
  • 1 Sleeper sofa
  • 1 Couch

The Cottage

Sleeps up to 14 guests
2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom
900 SF

Charmingly nestled next to Sea Glass Beach, this cottage has a cozy kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, a large living room and dining combination with 360 degree views of the water.

The primary full bedroom shares a bathroom with a bunk room in the rear of this nautically themed cottage. The front of the cottage houses a large porch and patio area with grill to gather and relax after a walk around The Lane or a visit to the beach. The views from every room are fabulous and the high ceilings provide a sense of home, tranquility and comfort.

Bedroom Set Up

  • Full primary
  • Bunk room
    • 2 bunk beds (double on bottom, twin on top)
    • 1 twin bed
  • 1 Couch


  • Bird watch (ospreys & bald eagles glide along the bluffs at eye level)
  • Catch your own lobsters on a lobster boat tour
  • Circumnavigate the island at low tide
  • Collect & cook mussels for an afternoon snack
  • Cook with private chefs
  • Dance
  • Enjoy cocktails at sunset
  • Explore
  • Film a movie, television show or music video at House Island Studios
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Hike or run the island trails
  • Helicopter to Acadia National Park
  • Host a concert
  • Jet ski
  • Jump off the pier
  • Kayak
  • Learn a skill or activity from a professional guide 
  • Light off fireworks
  • Pick & eat House Island's wild red raspberries
  • Plant a flower & vegetable garden
  • Play badminton, corn-hole, lawn games, soccer, volleyball, etc.
  • Play loud music
  • Read & relax
  • Record an album at House Island Studios
  • Sail
  • Search for sea glass on Sea Glass Beach
  • Swim in the Atlantic Ocean (and at a private beach on Sebago Lake)
  • Sunbathe and swim at House Island's 5 private beaches
  • Tennis

"Looking for front-row tickets to the show? The northeastern half of House Island, with nearly 4,000 feet of shorefront and sparkling views of Portland’s skyline, tops the summer market."- Portland Monthly

It's Easy To Get Here

New Yorkers can get to House Island faster than they can get to the Hamptons, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.

2 Hours

You can be wheels up on a jet out of New York or DC, land in Portland, and arrive on island with your 1st cocktail in hand in less than 2 hours.

Map of HI and Maine

World-class hospitals are 3 miles away

Transportation via boat and ambulance is 15 minutes, or just a few minutes by helicopter.

Inquire about arranging for helicopters and a medical team of doctors and nurses to be on stand-by.