Owning your own home is nice and all, but staking a claim on your very own private island—now that’s the ultimate in getting away from it all.
Ideal for separating yourself far from the crowds, an island retreat might be just the antidote to all your physical distancing concerns.
If you’re in the market for your own slice of heaven surrounded by beautiful water—or if you just want an imaginary escape—you’re in luck! We’ve spotted 10 private islands currently for sale. Prices range from fairly affordable to megamillions. Set sail with us, and select your favorite from among these 10 beauties.
Price: $7.9 million
The small town of Palatka, FL, sits between Palm Coast on Florida’s east coast and Gainesville to the west. It’s an unassuming farm and fishing town. However, that doesn’t mean that pristine waterside living is off the table. Hog Island is located on Lake George and is currently Florida’s largest private island on the market. The 237-acre spit of land includes three cabins with modern amenities, two docks, and two all-terrain vehicles for exploring the island.
Price: $15 million
The Florida Keys is an internationally famous for its private islands. But most of the tiny specks dotting the tail end of the Sunshine State are either unavailable or uninhabitable. Terra’s Key is a welcome exception.
When it came on the market last spring, it easily earned the title of the week’s most popular home. You won’t need a helicopter or boat to access this beauty. The gated island comes with a private drive, and restaurants and shopping are just a car ride away. The 15-acre parcel includes a pool and spa, a five-bedroom compound, and tennis courts.
Price: $4.9 million
Just off the coast of Connecticut, Potato Island offers a whole new level of privacy. Accessed by boat, the island is mostly shielded by walls of trees and foliage.
You can catch the sunrise from the long, serene pool. For the sunset, enjoy it on the west end of the island in a custom hot tub. The two-story home is perched at the tip of the island, and offers amazing water views and a wraparound porch from which to enjoy them. This island also comes with a deep-water dock and boat.
This private island on Lakeville Lake in Michigan proves that owning your own spit of floating land doesn’t have to cost millions. Accessed by a private bridge, this quarter-acre island includes a roomy, three-bedroom home with two-car garage, boat storage, and abundant parking.
Some private islands are all about the acreage, and Cedar Island in Michigan fits this bill. The island on Baw Beese Lake measures about 11.7 acres, but the sale also includes an additional 19 acres on the mainland.
The island has a small but efficient guesthouse, and there’s plenty of space for an intrepid buyer to build the ultimate lakeside retreat. A dock, walking trails, and footbridge make this the ultimate spot for exploration.
Price: $13 million
How about two islands for the price of one? Columbia and Pea Islands come as a package deal.
Columbia island is self-sustaining and includes a pristine, four-bedroom brick fortress with a massive great room and media room. The top-of-the-line interior is perfect for enjoying waterfront living in luxury. Pea Island complements Columbia island, offering a beautiful beach. Best of all? The islands are only 30 minutes from Manhattan.
Price: $9.95 million
Two Frank Lloyd Wright–designed homes on one private island? It’s true—Lake Mahopac Island, in Carmel, NY, offers 10 acres of paradise with two impeccable midcentury modern homes designed by the renowned architect. The first home has four bedrooms and an abundance of windows to take full advantage of the lakeside views. Details include natural stone, terraces, and water fountains. The other is a guesthouse.
Price: $3.9 million
A tiny town at the north end of North Topsail Island, North Topsail Beach is a pristine 14.5-acre spit of ocean frontage in North Carolina. A lighted boardwalk leads to a picturesque estate that measures more than 5,000 square feet. There’s a pool as well as waterfront views from just about every room in the home. A second dock on the other side of the property leads right out to the water.
Price: $3.95 million
Boca is well-known for its golf courses and beaches. But owning a private island in this posh Florida ZIP code is a serious step up.
The best part of this “island” is that it’s actually a peninsula, which offers easy accessibility. A tree-lined drive leads to 4.2 acres of lush, lakefront land. This island is already set up like a compound, with a large main house, a guesthouse, and a boat dock.
Price: $29.9 million
For those looking to truly escape the U.S., it doesn’t get much better than the Bahamas. The balmy breeze and gentle waves crashing on the white-sand beaches make it easy to see why island life is all the rage.
This is a rare opportunity to own not just one, but eight islands fully equipped with resort-style amenities. The cay comes with a four-bedroom manor, a great house designed as an entertainment hub, and eight (yes, eight) individual cottages—all offering waterfront views.