Alexa, play Weezer's 'Island in the Sun.'
If you’ve ever dreamed about running away to a private island, you may be surprised to discover that it might be easier than you think. That is if you have an extra $500,000 (AED 1,836,500) lying around in the bank.
These six islands are all for sale, which means you could be the new owner of your own private ocean, lake, or river island in Canada, the United States, Nicaragua, and even Ireland. As real estate prices continue to soar, perhaps it’s time we started looking for our little island in the sun instead.
1-Acre Private Island, United States
Price Tag: $495,000
Just as the name suggests, 1-Acre Private Island – yes, that is its official name – is one acre of pure private island in Florida, United States, just waiting for a new owner. It’s the perfect location to build your dream home and own prime real estate in the US. Sitting right at the entrance to Anclote River and just minutes away from the open Gulf of Mexico, 1-Acre Private Island is also minutes away from the city of Tarpon Springs, where shops, restaurants, and entertainment abound, making it the perfect combination for a private life with easy access to all the modern amenities.
Iguana Island, Nicaragua
Price Tag: $475,000
Iguana Island is five acres of paradise nestled into the Caribbean Ocean, just off the coast of Bluefields, Nicaragua. Featured on HGTV‘s Island Hunters, Iguana Island boasts crystal clear, blue-green water views in every single direction, beautiful coconut palms and banana trees for shade and privacy, and a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a wraparound porch, bar, dining room, and living room, plus accommodations for staff on the other side of the island. Whether you are interested in the plethora of tropical fish living in the surrounding reefs for all your scuba and snorkeling trips, or you want to enjoy a quiet day of fishing for snapper, mackerel, barracuda, tuna, wahoo, and much more, this is undoubtedly the ideal location for you.
Bensley Island, Canada
Price Tag: $300,000
Bensley Island is 12 acres of undeveloped land in the MacGregor’s Bay of Lake Huron’s North Channel in Canada. One of the finest islands on Lake Huron, it’s populated with White Pines, private coves, and gorgeous vistas to catch the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the water. Imagine swimming and sunbathing in the warm, clear waters of Lake Huron in complete and total privacy. Time to build your dream summer lake house? We think so.
Deo Gratia, Canada
Price Tag: $300,000
Feast your eyes on these 2.5 acres of Deo Gratia. This lovely little island is only 15 miles east of Killarney Ontario – via Collins inlet – and features a house with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room with a wood stove, kitchen, two screened porches, a balcony, an A-Frame with one bedroom and bathroom, and, of course, a boat house. The accommodations may need upgrading if you’re interested in a more luxurious lake house, however, the cabin-in-the-woods lifestyle does have a certain charm to it. Plus, you can always save up for renovations later if you want to begin enjoying your island escape right away.
Mannions Island, Ireland
Price Tag: $290,074
A mere 200 meters off the coast – and a quick five-minute walk to Durrus Village – sit four fertile acres of island waiting to be farmed in the picturesque Dunmanus Bay in West Cork, Ireland. Mannions Island is devoid of trees, buildings, and ruins, making it the perfect clean slate to build your dream home from the ground up. Farm, fish, swim in the small sheltered cove to the east side, and occasionally take a little canoe to the foreshore for a walk to the village. It’s the simple life in Ireland, and it sounds perfectly divine.
Gillis Island, Canada
Price Tag: $110,000
Be still my Anne of Green Gables heart. This 11-acre private island in Prince Edward Island, Canada is a paradise of forest and sandy beaches. Sitting on the Pinette River, Gillis Island has remained relatively untouched since 1750. It’s only 30 minutes from Charlottetown, perfect for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and sipping hot chocolate while looking out your window and dreaming about Gilbert and Anne.