House Island in Portland, Maine

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House Island in Portland, Maine

The vacation rental market isn’t what it used to be before the coronavirus pandemic.

Vacation homeowners across the country have recast their properties as safe and remote bases to ride out the pandemic, extended rental periods to months and even season-long, and of course up the rental rate.

The owner of a private island (above) in Maine took what he called a “massive pivot” and turned part of his island from an event space for the well-heeled into a “safe and secure haven” for the well-heeled, according to the New York Post.

Noah Gordon is asking $250,000 per week for the 12-acre property on House Island, which he says has “safety and security in spades.”