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30% OFF LIMITED TIME ONLY Private Waterfront Lodge On Historic Island

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 360 Degree Views Of Private Island And City Of Portland

Situated in the heart of Casco Bay, a six minute boat ride from Portland, House Island offers exclusive private island vacationing. This 12 acre retreat offers panoramic scenic views of surrounding islands, sailboats, lobstermen, and maritime boats of all kinds. Hosting 5 private beaches, walking trails, prayer garden, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and a 10,000 square foot sports & leisure area, House Island as all the outdoor amenities to make your stay a memorable one.

The first European's to settle in what is now known as the state of Maine landed on House Island in 1621. Fort Scamell was built during the War of 1812 and then again used during the Civil War. In the early 1900s House Island was known as the "Ellis Island of the North." Thousands of immigrants were processed on this island before being allowed to enter the country. World War II brought back the importance and prominence of this 24 acre island.This strategic point in Casco Bay proved an essential element to the safety of the entire Atlantic Fleet that was birthed there. Large iron rods embedded in the island are still visible today as these rods were the tie in points for groups of submarine nets that kept the German submarines out of the north Atlantic Fleet birthing areas.

Cappy’s Lodge, beautifully restored to host two (2) king master bedrooms (one wheelchair accessible) with private baths, large gathering kitchen, dining for fourteen people, game table, conversation corner, all part of the living room with a fireplace and large screen tv!

Upstairs are two (2) more private queen bedrooms and baths, and a bunk room with 6 twin beds and room for sleeping bags…..and there own private bath.

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 Details

Property Manager
Mary Chancy
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Portland Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Kids Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Kids Bunk Room - 6 twin/ single , Room for multiple sleeping bags as well!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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30% OFF LIMITED TIME ONLY Private Waterfront Lodge On Historic Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Family vacation that turned into a wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had originally reserved the large house on the island for a family vacation including our children and grandchildren. My son and his fiancé decided that it was a great opportunity for them to get married. At that point we reserved the other two houses on the island for her family and friends. Having this lovely island as a playground for a large group of adults and children was paradise! We all remarked that being on the island with the kids was like an old-fashioned summer. Lots of baseball playing on the wonderful open field, lots of games and cards, hardly any technology. The island is beautiful, the big house is well-designed for a group and quite attractive. The kids room with six beds and plenty of space was perfect. There are four other bedrooms for adults. We were short one bedroom until we reserved the other houses, so it worked out beautifully.

Our requests for anything from a microwave to more paper towels were always met with smiling helpfulness by caretakers Eban and Biz. They seemed to pop up offering assistance the minute we had a question. Elishia, took care of our every need, arranged for every detail of the wedding to be perfect, and created exquisite floral arrangements.

It was a dream week that fulfilled every wish we could have had for happy family time and a romantic and meaningful wedding. Every one in our family of ten adults, five children from twenty months to eight years old, and a dog, had a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and the Best Weekend of Our Lives

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I had the privilege of staying at this amazing House Island property with our families. We took our parents here, as a surprise, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. To quote my parents, "It was perfect and the best weekend of our lives." It's been almost 3 weeks since we’ve been on House Island and a day hasn’t gone by that I haven't thought about how wonderful our time was on the island.

The awesome weekend started off with quick and easy water taxi rides over to the island (we love Catherine!). Our most memorable memories are, and there are lots, waking up early and watching the sunrise, jumping off the docks, searching for sea glass on the wonderful beaches, exploring the forts, making s'mores by the fire, kayaking around the island, playing crochet in the huge grass yard, swinging in the hammocks, eating outside with our entire family of 14 while watching the sunset and just plain relaxing and enjoying our family time. What made it even more perfect, was not only the wonderful property and weather we had, but Gene, the care taker, he was fantastic. He was there for us for any need or special request we had. Want lobster? No problem, he arranged for lobster to be delivered to our dock! Want to go to Peaks Island for ice cream? No problem, we'll get you over there. He truly made our stay memorable.

This was truly a special family vacation that we will all remember and talk about for the rest of our lives.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Damage Deposit $800

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.