More than 86 acres of secluded space? Check.
A private tavern for entertaining guests? You betcha.
Premium access to wicked pissah lobstah? You bet your red, white and blue No. 12 jersey, kid.
Located in Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, Maine, Hope Island’s main attraction is an 11,295-square-foot three-bedroom home that was built in 2000. Other features on the property include a pair of guesthouses, lighted concrete roadways, stone walls, perennial gardens, eight wildlife ponds, a boathouse, deepwater pier and 11,050 feet of waterfrontage.
The island — which could be converted into a resort if the nearby town of Chebeague Island approves the move — also has numerous barns and equipment leftover from when it was home to a working farm with chicken, geese, swans, ducks, peacocks, deer, horses, dogs and a mule.
Maine Island (5 images)
Powered by generators and submerged marine cables and equipped with 15 drilled water wells and nine different septic systems, the nearly self-sustainable property is priced at $7.95 million.
“To have an entire island in Casco Bay with easy access to Portland is a rare commodity,” listing agent John Saint-Amour told the Portland Press Herald. “To be frank, the investment in the island far exceeds the asking price.”
If you head up to Portland on a scouting trip, here’s what to do when you’re not on the island.