There’s an Entire Island for Sale Off the Coast of Maine
Instead of trying to beat the crowds at Maine’s beautiful beaches this summer, you could be sunbathing on your own private island.
Hope Island, an 86-acre chunk of land off the coast of Portland, is on the market for $7.95 million. It has more than 10,000 feet of shoreline, including both sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, plus perennial gardens and eight ponds.
The allure of Hope Island doesn’t rest on natural beauty alone, though. “No expense was spared in creating this magical island kingdom,” reads its property listing. What does that mean, exactly? For starters, there’s a more than 10,000-square-foot main house with six bathrooms, as well as several guest houses, a pier, a sizable boat house, a 10-stall horse stable, a couple of barns, concrete roads, a chapel, and even a tavern.
According to the Portland Press Herald, the island is powered by generators and submerged marine cables from nearby Long Island. There are also 15 water wells and nine separate septic systems. And if you ever needed to run an errand on the mainland, Portland Harbor is only a 25-minute boat ride away.
“To have an entire island in Casco Bay with easy access to Portland is a rare commodity,” John Saint-Amour, the listing agent with LandVest, told the Herald. “To be frank, the investment in the island far exceeds the asking price.”
Check out more aerial shots of Hope Island below and see the listing here.