Maine Price: US$7.95million
Hope Island covers 86 acres, with the Atlantic crashing on one side, and a protected anchorage on the other. It is near Chebeague Island, which is handy for supplies, and is not far from Portland.
The main house has three bedrooms but there are other guesthouses and areas for staff. There is also a boathouse with a deepwater pier, barns and a tavern, as well as a sand beach on its two miles of water frontage. Agent: Christie’s International Real Estate (001 207 874 6160; christiesrealestate.com)