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Beautiful private island featuring beaches, and forest activities

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main House, Five Bedrooms , 2 bathrooms , sleeps 10

The house on Great Island is a special place . An ecologically sensitive residence on an island that is energy independent. The main house is a year round residence that offers all the comforts of a regular home. It has five bedrooms , two full bathrooms , washer /dryer, full kitchen, dining room , parlor and great room with a stone fireplace. It has an outdoor barbecue pit and picnic table . Sited on the north end of the island the house features a large covered porch which enjoys views north, west and east toward the surrounding farm lands and other islands in the Westport river. The island is equipped with a 30 foot dock that can accommodate a number of boats. Access to the island is from the dock at Pettey Lane via a short five minute ride on one of the islands boats. Parking for island resident's cars is provided at Pettey Lane.

The island is ideal for a family gathering, groups or a corporate retreat.

Great island is a place where you can enjoy a variety of walks in the quiet woodland in the center of the island . It is dotted with unusual forms of native trees.There are delightful walks along the island's shoreline where you can watch the great variety of birds from heron, ospreys to great horned owls. You can fish and clam from the islands banks and beaches . There are a variety of small beaches where you can swim and picnic. You can just enjoy the quiet open spaces on this very peaceful island.

The island is equipped with kayaks that provide an opportunity to explore the many facets of the estuary from early morning rides when the water is glass flat to paddling through the shallows where horseshoe crabs and blue crabs and other marine life live in abundance.

The island operates off the electric grid. Energy requirements for the island are provided,in the main, by our 1500 watt Bergey wind machine. This mill, has provided dependable service for many years fueling a battery bank which through inverters provides normal 110 household current. An auxiliary generator backs up the wind system.

The house is fully secured and the emergency services are available within a few minutes from the Westport police and fire departments .

More Details

O. Robert Simha
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017


World House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Two full bathrooms One out door shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms fully equipped with bureaus, coat closet , summer and winter linen , bed tables, lamps chair
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The House comes with two kayaks and paddles Boats with outboard engines available at extra cost


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Beautiful private island featuring beaches, and forest activities
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Your own private island

  • 5 of 5

This isn’t just a house rental. It’s a 28-acre island, and you have it all to yourself. There are beautiful wooded paths around and through the island, with fantastic views all around, as well as several little beach areas, one for each moment in the day. Kayaking around the river’s islands was safe, relaxing, and easy — just pop the kayak into the water right at your front door, and off you go. We ate most of our meals outside at picnic table under some pine trees on a little bluff with a terrific view and a stone barbeque a few feet away. The Westport area is great for foodies — nice restaurants (Marguerites is not to be missed), a very good supermarket, a fish market, and several farm stands, and you can go down to the Point and buy lobsters right off the boat. You have total privacy on the island, and you’re just a short boat trip and quick drive to Gooseberry Island, Horseneck Beach, an Audubon preserve, and several quaint New England villages. The owner is extremely gracious and very helpful, and there’s also a terrific property manager. Quick return of deposit, too. It doesn’t get any better than this.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
New Bedford Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The BackEddy, Westport Point
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
New Bedford
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 88
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The BackEddy, Westport Point
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Horseneck Beach
Car: recommended

Great Island is a 28 acre island located in the East branch of the Westport River estuary. Protected by the Horseneck barrier beach, the island is a very private place in the center of the estuary and is a beautiful setting for boating, fishing, swimming,birdwatching or simple relaxation with friends and family on an island with a wide variety of shoreline and forest experiences. It is ideal for a family or corporate group that wish to have complete privacy in a setting that is both peaceful and still easily accessible to the mainland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100