House Island, Maine

Discover the idyllic House Island—surrounded by 4,000 feet of shoreline, just a ten minute boat ride away, stay at one of Inspirato’s nautical waterfront properties. Seashore houses up to 12 guests with an inviting fireplace, full kitchen and dining area, and sizable outdoor entertaining space leading down to the water. Whaleback, built in 1908, sits at the highest point of House Island. This restored colonial boasts a second-story king suite with the best view on the island.

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Private Casco Bay Oasis

House Island is situated in the middle of Casco Bay, just two miles from Portland, Maine’s bustling arts and shopping district. Enjoy access to the entire northeastern half of the island, sharing a perimeter with the historic grounds of Fort Scammel. Spend your days fishing along 4,000 feet of shoreline, playing yard games with the family, and exploring the 12 acres of land available exclusively to Inspirato—or venture across the bay to the bustling city of Portland and enjoy shopping, cafes, breweries, and a thriving arts scene. End the day by soaking in the magical views and watch the sunset from one of the many patios, balconies, or lawns with a cocktail in hand.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Portland International Jetport (PWM)
  • Closest big city
    Portland, Maine
  • Peak season
    Summer
  • Car recommended?
    No
  • Average temperature
    78°F in summer; 34°F in winter

Destination Highlights


  • Old Port

    Just two miles across the bay from House Island is Old Port. Take in the salty ocean air as you promenade the charming cobblestone streets. Explore local shops and boutiques or dine by the water at one of the many popular eateries and breweries.

  • Portland Museum of Arts (PMA)

    Located five minutes south of Old Port is the largest, oldest public art institution in the state of Maine: Portland Museum of Arts. A hub for Portland’s culture and arts community, this museum has something for everyone, including a family-friendly outdoor sculpture garden.

  • Private Island Events

    With its beautiful scenery, ample room to accommodate guests, and incredible privacy, House Island proves to be a wonderful place to host large- and small-scale gatherings. From weddings to family reunions, work with your Care team to plan a special event and make lasting memories.

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Weather


  • Forecasting your House Island Vacation

    Peak season on House Island is from mid-June to early-September with highs in the 80s, making this primarily a summer destination. Winters can be quite chilly, averaging 30 degrees with chances of snow.

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Map of House Island

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