13 Bedrooms | 9 Baths
Private Island, Maine
From Inquire per Night
Clapboard Island, Private Island, Maine Vacation Rental
Immerse yourself in our idyllic private island —away from civilization, but just minutes from reentry! Set on 22 acres, offering six swimming beaches, antique gardens, a zip line, and walking trails extending 40 acres into abutting conservation land. This spectacular home is constructed over 3 levels and sleeps up to 26 guests in 17 beds (5 King, 4 Queen, and 8 Twin). The configuration of the home permits a wide variety of accommodations to suit.
The spectacular 13-bedroom and 9.5-bathroom home on Clapboard Island, built by a Philadelphia railroad owner more than 120 years ago, features all new interior furnishings with a lighter and brighter coastal décor. All new interior furnishings and décor in completed 2020. Other star features of the renovation include a modernized kitchen and butler pantry with high-end appliances, updated baths, and new mahogany decks with teak seating providing elevated views of the surrounding waters.
Clapboard Island’s location couldn’t be more ideal, set in Maine’s beautiful Casco Bay, well known for its superb sailing, boating and fresh local seafood. A stone pier welcomes the largest boats in the anchorage, and a helipad allows access from the air. Only 1 mile from Falmouth Foreside & minutes to Portland by boat. Available for rental from June through September.
No hopper flights needed, just a just a 5–10-minute boat ride to/from the mainland. Arrival during daylight hours is requested. Portland International Jetport (airport code PWM) is the largest airport in Maine. Our convenient and accessible location permits for readily accessible deliveries of various items, including Whole Foods market, to the nearby dock. A wonderful location for families from New York City, only 278 miles and less than 5 hours’ drive. We are also accessible via a helicopter and a large deep-water pier, dock and mooring system.
Surround yourself with hardwoods, towering pines, abundant bird life, a quartet of gravel beaches, and pleasant views of Casco Bay. Historically, workers would make small-boat excursions to Clapboard Island to cut timber and saw it into lumber which would then be used for “clapboards”. Clapboards are long, thin, flat pieces of wood with edges horizontally overlapping in series, used to cover the outer walls of buildings. At low tide, Little Clapboard Island, part of the main property, is reachable via a sandbar for picnicking and swimming. Kayaking and birding are most enjoyable. Ospreys, eagles, and shorebirds are plentiful.
Some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery on the Maine coast is here in Casco Bay. From the rugged rocky cliffs and bays of the many islands to the gently wooded shorelines of the mainland, the views will charm and captivate you. There are more than 136 islands, providing no shortage of sights to see and places to explore.
Boat excursions are vast and varied. From cruising Casco Bay, touring lighthouses, touring an Oyster Farm, stopping in for lunch at Portland Head Light, or taking a sunset cruise with wine and cheese. Enjoy a sail, motorboat, yacht or historic schooner.
Average temperatures in Casco Bay range from the low 60s to low 70s, perfect weather for walking, biking, kayaking and plenty of other outdoor activities.
Casco Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Maine on the southern coast of Maine, New England, United States. Its easternmost approach is Cape Small and its westernmost approach is Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth. The city of Portland sits along its southern edge and the Port of Portland lies within.
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Rates based on number of guests
Guests above 15 adults incur additional cost
Please inquire about events
7 Night minimum
9% tax rate
$1,500 cleaning fee
$8,500 refundable security deposit
50% down to book
Balance due 60 days prior
Please bring proof of identification
Travel insurance recommended
All bookings are final
Rates and fees subject to change without notice
|Rates From||€ 700|
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
9 Full 1 Half Bathroom
9,000 Sq. Ft.
5 King Beds
4 Queen Beds
8 Twin Beds
6 Swimming Beaches
Panoramic Water Views
Dining Room Seats 14
Dock & Mooring Systems
Helicopter Landing Zone
Daily housekeeping, 2 hours
Arrival/departure boat transfer
2 kayaks, 2 paddle boards
Volleyball/badminton net area
Zip Line 500’
At additional expense:
Full Housekeeping Services
Fresh Lobster & Fish Delivery
Electric Foil Surfboard
Onsite wellness and massage services