With your own private island in which to delight as you wish, truly, you have arrived. Historic House Island is a legacy island resort compound that affords the best of both worlds. Accessible only by boat or water taxi, yet just a 7-minute ride from Portland, you can be as disconnected-or as connected-as you desire. Whatever lifestyle you demand, it can be fulfilled here. House Island presents a rare opportunity in which only a select few can indulge. While you can relax, unwind and escape, you can just as easily immerse yourself into all that Portland has to offer. Escape to your own private compound where you can kayak, fish or swim from 5 beaches, relax on one of the many porches or patios, or play lawn games on the courtyard. Bask in the sun while watching the sailboats and tall ships in the harbor, meditate in the Serenity Garden or simply gaze out upon Peaks Island and the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean beyond. After taking in a dazzling sunset, delight in watching the Portland skyline come to life. When you've reached the peak of relaxation and are ready to venture out, this adventurous city leaves nothing to be desired. With a rare urban New England ambience, Portland offers something for everyone among a unique and inviting blend of quaint cobblestone charm, big city night life and distinctive neighborhoods. Maine's hot oceanfront city, Portland's bustling piers, world-class dining establishments, pubs, and shops are abuzz with tourists and locals, creating a lively scene and what is truly New England's best kept secret. Downtown showcases an historic seacoast town with a funky vibe brimming with restaurants, galleries and hundreds of one-of-a-kind shops creating an eclectic experience.