"Ellis Island of the North"
Just a short 6 min. water taxi ride from Portland Harbor lands you on Historic House Island. This 12 acre retreat offers panoramic scenic views of surrounding islands, sail boats, lobstermen and maritime boats of all kinds… Hosting 5 private beaches, trails, prayer garden, butterfly garden, and a 10,000 sq.ft. playground with cricket, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes bocce…and of course a few kayaks for your own ride on Casco Bay.
All of our per person accommodations include a place to sleep, linens and towels, as well as a place at the table, so rest assured all of your guests will stay comfortably!
sleeps 15 - 20 islanders
The tall ceilings and large windows gives you full scenic views from every room. And off the front entrance is a large patio for outdoor dining, parties, meetings, receptions easily accommodating 50 people. And grassy areas right down to the water!more infogalleryreserve
sleeps 10-12 islanders
Sitting on the highest part of the Island where the views are so vast you can see all the way to White Mountains !..This restored prize of colonial revival invites you in with a grand promenade of landscaping to a lovely sitting porch outside patio for dining, grilling and relaxation.more infogalleryreserve
sleeps 6 islanders
Charmingly nestled next to “SeaGlass Beach” this cottage has small kitchen, living room & dining combination and large master bedroom with shared bath to a smaller bedroom. porch with grill to gather and relaxe after a walk around “Penny Lane” or a visit to the beach.more infogalleryreserve
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 to the Mona's for the rare opportunity to share this beautiful island and help others with our winning bid.
- Connie & Vinny Von Zwehl
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!
- Pat & John Cochran
Beautifully tucked into the Island are scenic sitting areas for private picnics or just to enjoy the views of the passing sail boats that lazily drift by…catch a glimpse of a seal or a lobsterman bringing up his traps…. Nighttime brings a chance to view the city lights of Portland around a firepit for roasting marshmallows and telling tails of days gone by….