Historic House Island A Family And Pet Friendly Vacation Destination
While the 2019 season is just getting underway in Portland, Maine, Historic House Island is a vacation destination for the entire family even the family dog.
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With its warm, unassuming ambience, expansive lawns, kid-friendly activities, beaches and plenty of room for the family dog to run and play. and spacious guest rooms, Historic House Island is the perfect Portland vacation venue for family vacations, couple's getaways and group travel. And with downtown's famous eateries being just a short boat ride away, families can explore the many shops, boutiques, and restaurants at their leisure. The Island accepts guests' reservations from May through the beginning of November. Vacationers can rent one of the three homes or the entire island for their family and dog.
Sleeping up to 48 people, the recently renovated, historic House Island is a charming private Island that features modern travel amenities like provided parking, full kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite television service. Beautifully renovated rooms with contemporary decor and vintage accents offer a coastal-inspired ambiance anchored by exceptional service. Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Portland, Historic House Island centrally located within close boating proximity to myriad shopping, dining, and attractions. The Island location offers convenient access to Portland (PWM) via fast, easy public transit once on the mainland.
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Historic House Island:
Historic House Island is on House Island in Casco Bay and is a short 6-minute boat ride from downtown Portland, Maine. House Island has a history that dates back to its first establishments in the early 1600's with the first house being built on it by 1623-24. The island's history was built on industry and war, not the pleasurable destination it is known for today. The island was a hub for fishermen. It was once owned by the United States and from 1808-1809 they commissioned the construction of Fort Scammel which was used in the War of 1812 and during the Civil War. From 1907 to 1937, House Island was used as an immigration and quarantine station. It was widely considered the "Ellis Island of the North". Remodeled in 2015, Historic House Island has 3 homes for rent, plentiful outside sites for events and ceremonies and is a heavenly retreat now known for its unique history, rugged natural landscape, and maritime beauty.