Published 05/23/18 Life In Maine Property Tour

The islands of Casco Bay are magical. Dotted along the coastline near Portland, each has an identity of its own.

On historic Cushing's Island, 100 years later, one can still enjoy park-like settings and walking paths designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. Arrive to a slower pace of life, enjoy the vistas, ocean breezes, and sandy beaches. 

On Peaks Island, enjoy the best of both worlds; arrive to a slower pace of life and the small luxuries of a charming village with various shops and restaurants. Nothing is more than 20 minutes away by golf cart or bike and ferries run hourly from Portland. 

Great Diamond Island is a 20-25 minute ferry ride from Downtown Portland. One unique draw to the island is that it is car free and kid friendly. The historic Diamond Cove properties are located on the former Fort McKinley, which were used as army barracks and officer’s quarters during WWII. 

We proudly represent various island properties, here are a few details on those listings: 


21 Alderbrook Road, Peaks Island | List Price: $699,000 | MLS 1355233


Property Description: Prepare to check multiple boxes on your “Must-Have” List! 21 Alderbrook is well-sited on a large, grassy lot just steps from the back shore of Peaks Island. Built in ’91, this well-built coastal home exudes an essence of casual sophistication. Wrap-around decking and cheerful interior living spaces are designed to take advantage of a view corridor that draws the eye toward the ocean. 2,000+/- sq ft floor plan features a bright, open KIT/DR/LR configuration that adjoins an outdoor dining area. There are also “retreat” spaces—a cozy den, office nook, and roomy, private bedrooms. Additional amenities include: fenced-in backyard, loads of closet space, full basement, wood burning fireplace, 1st flr BR, large 2nd floor laundry, plus dog door & ramp for 4-legged friends. 

Listing Agent: Sue Lessard, 207-899-9567, email:

126 McKinley Ct, Diamond Cove, Great Diamond Island | List Price: $675,000 | MLS 1354894


Property Desciption: Historic, brick Surgeon's Residence at Fort McKinley, Great Diamond Island. The fabulous, free standing residence offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and three full floors of living space. Meticulously restored with gourmet kitchen, master bedroom suite, formal living and dining rooms, library and a guest suite on the third floor. Gracious entrance, original wood floors, tin ceilings, two fireplaces. The wrap-around porch overlooks gardens, woods and the lovely parade grounds. Enjoy the neighborhood association's swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness center. Walk to the Cove to dine at one of two restaurants, or have provisions delivered to your doorstep. This tranquil and beautiful year-round retreat is a short boat ride to Portland. A wonderful lifestyle for you, family and friends!
Listing Agent: Lynn Hallett,  207-671-8187, email:

 139 Spring Cove Ave, Cushing Island | List Price: $529,000 | MLS 1340363


Property Description: A rare opportunity on Cushing's Island! c.1900 home on this historic island, a short ferry ride from Portland. Period charm was retained when the interior of the house was completely rebuilt in 1990, with new plumbing, wiring, windows, walls, decks, kitchen and bathrooms. Original fir floors, formal living and dining rooms with built-ins, pocket doors, high ceilings. This gracious house offers four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The large, open kitchen has french doors that lead to a large deck overlooking gardens, stone walls and fields. Walk to the community docks, beaches and tennis courts. Follow walking paths designed by Frederick Law Olmstead throughout the island, enjoying stunning ocean vistas. A gem!

Listing Agents: Lynn Hallett & Whitney Harvey, 207-671-8187, email: &


54 Hussey Road, Peaks Island | List Price: $524,000 | MLS 1339099


Property Description: Peaks Island privacy. Nestled on a rare 1 acre lot abutting conservation land, this fully furnished, 4BR, 3BA home is a short stroll to the shore. Built in 2000, the floor plan includes kitchen open to LR w/wood stove, spacious bedrooms, and 1st floor in-law/guest suite with sleek kitchenette. Natural materials used for flooring, cabinetry and counter tops. New roof Dec. 2017, elevated, 12'x30' south facing deck overlooks peaceful lot with small pond and low maintenance gardens. Large workshop/studio invites your craft.

Listing Agent: Sue Lessard, 207-899-9567, email:


164 Cove Side Road, Diamond Cove, Great Diamond Island | List Price: $325,000 | MLS 1353999


Property Description: Exceptional building lot at Diamond Cove with views from interior cove out to Hussey Sound. The lot has 373' of spectacular deep water frontage with dock potential and an elevated, open and level building envelope. Step from this lot to secluded beaches, paths and scenic island perches. Your breathtaking view allows enjoyment of watching abundant shore life and lively harbor activity. Membership in Diamond Cove Association affords the owner access to island amenities including pool, tennis, fitness gym, association clubhouse, beaches and more. Easy access by Casco Bay Ferry Lines, private boat, or water taxi just 2 miles from Portland's vibrant Old Port.

Listing Agents: Steve Parkhurst & Sue Lamb, 207-523-8102, &