$250K/week private island is a bonkers ‘bubble’ from COVID-19

New York Post

By Jennifer Gould
July 15, 2020


Even city dwellers with second homes are going stir-crazy with cabin fever, locked down in the Hamptons since March.

Many are taking “crazy COVID money” — in the six and seven figures — from renters escaping NYC and heading to locations even farther afield.

Like Maine.

Enter Noah Gordon, co-owner of House Island, which was known as a pre-COVID event space for people like Fox TV personality Jeanine Pirro, whose daughter Cristi married Zak Schwarzman there in 2017.

“I was planning on adding a yacht club, but those plans are now on hold,” says Gordon, who has done a “massive pivot” and transformed part of the island into a “safe and secure haven” for weekly rentals — for $250,000 a week.

Gordon’s half of the island features three homes on 12 acres, with five beaches and panoramic views of Portland and Casco Bay.

The first home is a 4,000-square-foot five-bedroom; the second is a 3,200-square-foot three-bedroom; the third is a 900-square-foot two-bedroom.

No pool, but there is “safety and security in spades,” says Gordon, along with three helicopter takeoff and landing zones and deep-water anchorages for yachts.

“Once you are in the bubble, you stay in the bubble,” Gordon says. The listing broker is Dylan Eckardt, of Nest Seekers International.

Source: https://nypost.com/2020/07/15/maines-private-house-island-is-a-haven-from-covid-19-for-250k-week/


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