Have you ever wanted to escape to a private island like a celebrity, but have a much more modest budget? Here are 10 islands currently for sale in North America that cost less than many houses.
Pearl Island, Ontario: $266,714
Pearl Island, alternately listed as C-859, is a private island within the famous Bustard Islands group.
The property contains a cottage and a cabin.
Both are located in its sheltered bay and enjoy a picturesque west view of the Georgian Bay.
The Bustard Islands offer good fishing, are very scenic, and are ideal for exploring by kayak or canoe.
The buildings on this property consist of a cabin and a remodeled two-bedroom cottage.
The renovations of the cottage are approximately 80% complete.
Over the course of these renovations, the owner has supplied nearly $35K in materials.
With little work the like-new cottage can easily be finished into your ideal getaway
9. Bird Island, Florida: $250,000
The stunning views of Lake Griffin and the surrounding pristine environs make Bird Island an ideal place to relax and enjoy the best that nature has to offer.
The unobstructed view to the east is truly fantastic and for the sportsman, you'll find some of the best bass fishing in the region.
Bird Island is located on the Harris Chain of lakes, East of Lady Lake and a short trip to The Villages.
ESPN and Bassmasters conduct tournaments on this Harris Chain of lakes every year.
Bird Island is 50 acres and this acreage varies depending on the water levels on the lake. The majority of the island is wet.
At one time this Island was connected to the mainland but that changed once the water was managed through a series of lakes. Over the years the Island has been used for hunting and fishing.
The closest marina is about ten minutes away. This is a great location for someone who owns a seaplane. Nearby Tavares, Fla., is the seaplane capital of the United States.
8. Pine Island, Maine: $250,000
Pine Island is a very private 12-acre island located in the middle of Meddybemps Lake, in the township of Alexander.
The island has been owned by the current owners for 30 years, and their hope is that the new owner of Pine Island will be someone who loves to fish, loves clean air and clean water and the beauty and silence of a sunset.
The island's tree population is mostly pine and white birch with scattered wild blueberry bushes.
The two bedroom cabin has a porch that faces west and catches one beautiful sunset after another.
A rustic trail reaches from one end of the island to the other to the other.
The island is about 15 minutes by boat from a very nice floating town dock with parking in the town of Meddybemps.
Although there are other residents on the lake, no other homes are visible from Pine Island.
There is no ambient light there so the stargazing is incredible.
7. Underwood Island, Connecticut: $250,000
It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to own your own island just two and a half hours from New York City.
Underwood Island sits in beautiful Coventry Lake in northeastern Connecticut.
With more than 2,000 feet of shoreline on one of the cleanest lakes in Connecticut, it's a real getaway after a hard week in the city.
The house has southern exposure and has been completely renovated.
Great thought has gone into the maintenance of the island to attract the most wildlife while eliminating invasive plants.
Underwood Island also includes a 50ft by 100ft lot on shore with lake access through Waterfront Heights Beach association.
Underwood Island is only 100 yards off shore and only a little over a mile from the state owned boat launch.
At such an affordable price it is a great investment for the future, and a great pleasure for the present.
6. Boyce Island, Ontario: $241,497
Boyce Island is a beautiful 1.5-acre private island on Lake of the Woods, Ontario. The lake borders Minnesota at the South end and Kenora, Ontario in the north. The island is located in Miles Bay just north of Rabbit Point and about 5 miles from the town of Morson, Ontario.
This turnkey island comes complete with both a main cottage and a guest cottage.
Each cottage has 2 bedrooms. There is a bathtub, shower, sink and toilet in the main home and a shower, sink, and toilet in the guesthouse.
The main house has large screened in porches at both the back and front of the house and there is a patio off the kitchen.
The foundations of the main cottage and guesthouse are made of lake rocks and cement and the houses are cedar sided.
5. Dokis Marina Island, Ontario: $218,220
Dokis Marina island has a cottage and cabin in scenic French River-Lake Nipissing area.
The island is nicely treed with pines and has granite shoreline.
The cottage has large living room, spacious screened in porch and a large master bedroom on 2nd floor with balcony. There is a small kitchen with propane fridge and stove.
The detached Cabin can accommodate up to 4 people and features a lovely pine interior.
There is also propane heat and telephone in the cottage, a solar panel for electricity and a deck with table and barbecue for outside cooking.
The island is only a short boat ride from Dokis Marina.
4. Fisherman's Point Island, Michigan: $175,000
This private island is located in Michigan on Lake Saint Clair.
It has a beautiful private cottage perfectly situated on the St. Clair Flats. The cottage has great amenities.
The cottage has a new roof, windows, doors, a new septic system and siding. The interior of the cottage is yours to furnish and electricity is already connected.
This island is an ideal family retreat. You and your family can enjoy the abundant wildlife. You will observe many water fowl as they continue along their flight ways. There is also great fishing all year long.
Goosebay Island is close to the U.S and Canadian border and not far from the lake's western shore, where the city of St. Clair lies. With its sandy bottom, the lake is great for swimming and the sunsets cannot be duplicated.
3. Wolf Island, Tennessee: $116,000
Wolf Island is a 116 acre pristine island available on the Tennessee River near historic Savannah, Tenn.
A magnificent forest of hardwoods covers the island's interior, while part of the island is fringed by a sandy beach.
The island consists of over two miles of waterfront shoreline, the size of the island is evident when circumnavigating it in the deep waters of the surrounding river. A leisurely hike through the islands interior can take hours.
Ownership of this island also includes ownership of the river-bottom from riverbank to riverbank along the length of the island. The TVA, of course has a water easement over this portion since the 1940's. This brings the total acreage to 214 acres.
2. Sweet Island, British Columbia: $105,000
Sweet Island has a high elevation with no cliffs, many pine and aspen trees, an old house (in disrepair but the foundation is good) and a half acre cleared for a garden.
The island is 3.3 acres on Stuart Lake, the 7th largest lake in B.C.
Stuart Lake is an outdoor recreational enthusiast's dream!
The lake contains some of the finest rainbow trout fishing available (in the 8 to 15 pound range), as well as char or lake trout, burbot and sturgeon.
The town of Fort St. James is on the lake's shoreline with full services including lodges and motels.
In the summer, you can enjoy swimming, boating and water skiing, and winter is perfect for hunting moose, elk, bear and deer.
1. Chandler Island, Maine: $39,999
Chandler Island is located in picturesque Wohoa Bay, 30 miles east of Acadia National Park, 70 miles southeast from Bangor and 230 boat miles northeast of Boston.
It is one of the smaller Maine islands at "an acre more or less" (according to the deed).
At low tide it is more than an acre, but the high tide area is only about half an acre: the size of an average suburban yard.
The island is nestled protected in the bay, but does have line-of-sight of the open ocean.
The island can be reached by boat at all times, docking between main and sandy- beach island.
At very low tide Chandler Island can be reached by foot as the water is only waist-deep.