Our wedding was picture perfect. My husband and I had originally planned to get married at a different venue, and when our venue fell through a month before the wedding we were scrambling to find an alternate. The House Island team came to the rescue, allowing us to take over the island and prepare for the wedding on a months’ notice. They gave us complete freedom to have the wedding of our dreams. Guests are still to this day (a year and a half later!) raving about how beautiful the island and our wedding was. I will never forget our first look in the historic forts, our sunset ceremony overlooking the water in front of Cappy’s Cabin with schooners going by (and cheering for us!), or dancing under the stars into the wee hours of the morning. We feel so lucky that our other venue fell through — we could not have imagined a more perfect location for our wedding.
We had a wonderful week shared by four (4) couples who enjoyed our time of fellowship with pristine surroundings, a beautifully appointed home, historical exploration and daily walks to a shrine for the Adoration of Mary. Add to that the available boating, visits to Portland’s famed Restaurant Row, water sports, fishing, and the best lobster we have ever eaten, and you’ve got the total House Island experience! We loved it all! Thank you for the rare opportunity to share this beautiful island and help others with our winning bid.
My family had a wonderful time at House Island this past summer. Your guest house accommodations were found very comfortable by all. The special dinners prepared by the chef were superb…all the lobster, clams and corn that anyone could eat! We explored the island and enjoyed the beaches during the day and the quietness of the evening as a very special family time together. Thanks for such a pleasurable experience at a very special place. We look forward to a return visit!
Beautiful island home with plenty of room for our couples trip.Loved this specutular home on house island. Spacious and accommodating for our annual couples trip! The caretakers were wonderful and very helpful for all of our needs. Best of both worlds; private space to escape the hussle of Portland but close enough to enjoy all that Portland has to offer. Easy water taxi service and accommodated time changes with ease.
The house, the views, the staff, the whole process is perfectly thought out and executed. We had 20 guys come for long weekend and the yard is perfect and the private beach and dock are great to have. Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to rent it. Biz and Eban are so helpful and always available for questions or anything that comes up! Gotta put House Island on the bucket list! Thank you!
House Island is truly a beautiful place and I could not recommend more vacationing there. Me and 13 friends visited for a long weekend and could not have had more fun and more of a perfect time. With views of downtown Portland from the island and easy access through the island ferry service, staying here is everything you need to be in Portland while also be secluded from it. The team that runs the island is not only exceptionally helpful, but extremely kind, thoughtful, and accommodating, which only made our experience there better. You will have the trip of you life if you stay here, so book now!!!
I wanted ocean, views and privacy! This home provided it all. Our family reunion was one that no one will forget. The caretakers were there for all our needs. We never needed to leave the island or make any arrangements. Biz & Eban made everything perfect! Loved that this was also an eco friendly home, solar and generated power. There was plenty of room for everyone. The large living and dining area was perfect for gathering plus the spectacular sports and leisure area provided awesome entertainment with a bon fire at the end of each day (weather permitting). Kayaks were used by all and diving off the dock at high tide was so much fun. Thank you for allowing this very needed vacation and gathering to be one for us all!
This property is absolutely stunning with all the conveniences of home and more. However, what really makes this rental special is the great extent that Biz and Eban the local care takers, go to ensure your stay is remarkable. They are simply amazing and make this rental truly spectacular.
Our family enjoyed everything about the house, the island and the surrounding Portland area! Our children loved exploring the beaches, finding sea glass, shells and other ocean treasures. The beach cottage was bright and cheerful and perfect for our needs. The caretakers are most helpful! Thank you for a fun visit to House Island!
We just stayed on House Island for three nights and had an unbelievable experience. Eban and Biz went above and beyond and truly made the trip. The house was stocked with new everything (pots, pans, appliances, etc.) and looked like it had just been remodeled as well. We had tons of room outside for bocce and cornhole and loved the outdoor space, beach and dock. Also, a big shout out to Ben at Portland Harbor Water Taxi who was ready to help us out a 4 in the morning or 11 at night and gave us a tour of Fort Gorges out in the bay. Thanks again to everyone who made our trip so great and hope to visit again in the future.