One Big Sustainable Island

About Us

Meet Kent, Jo Shadow and Sky!

Kent and Jo are both Registered Maine Guides


Both Kent and Jo are registered Maine Guides.

Kent was raised on Annabessacook Lake and returned in 2007 with experience in teaching, environmental consulting, and entrepreneurship.

Joanne grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Maine in 1992. She owned and operated a bed and breakfast in Eliot for 10 years, and has been a sign language interpreter since 1991.

Loon with fish.



Shadow was born in 2009.  He is very gentle with humans, and he loves to chase fish, squirrels, and (off the island) skunks and porcupines.



Sky was born August 23 and joined our family December 14, 2018. She is Alaskan Husky/Pointer and loves to run! She is also very friendly, and sometimes very exuberant, especially with Shadow

We Believe...

  • Relaxation can be found by being close to nature.
  • Participating in the rhythms of the lake, you can enhance balance.
  • Experiencing the natural beauty of the lake will help you 'find your place.'

Our Mission...

We strive to create an unforgettable private island retreat for each guest through personalized service. When you visit 1BSI, you'll enjoy the many natural gifts that surround this unique place, have an opportunity to learn from the world around you, and discover something new in yourself!