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  • The flowers before the shoreline and mountains beyond
  • Great Duck Island House | Waves on the shore
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Welcome to Great Duck Island House

Great Duck Island House is a sanctuary apart from the world. It is the only home on a wilderness island in in the Gulf of Maine archipelago, 10 miles offshore and due south of Acadia National Park. The house sits on the northeast point of the island and is surrounded by water on three sides. It is so close to the ocean that you can hear waves crashing on the rocks and see seals swimming along the shore.

It is easy to fall in love with this place and with whoever is here with you.  Since 1993 when we started renting the house, about half of the renters have been couples who came here for their honeymoon or for an anniversary.  Some of our renters are families who have been coming here off and on for decades.  Our family’s name for the house is “Heaven’s Edge.”


  • Great Duck Island House

    Great Duck Island House

    Great Duck Island House The house is a two-story, Victorian Gothic style cottage, with 1440 square feet of undivided interior space, steep roofs, 8 gables, and 2 second-story decks. One deck faces east for… >>