Need to escape? These islands cost less than many L.A. homes


If you’re feeling cooped up during coronavirus restrictions, these private islands around the globe cost about the same, if not less, than a hefty number of Los Angeles homes. Don’t worry, they all come with houses.

NEW YORK: Only boats can access this tiny island in the middle of Sixth Lake in Adirondack Park, a 6.1-million-acre forest preserve in northeastern New York. A five-bedroom house of 1,200 square feet anchors the getaway, which also comes with a dock and boathouse.

Listed for: $524,000

Features: Retaining wall; two-story home; tile and hardwood floors; dock slip and parking spot on mainland


CANADA: Three structures occupy this two-acre island in southern Ontario: a two-bedroom home, a guest cabin and a bath house with a sauna and hot tub overlooking the surrounding lake. Built on bedrock, the main house features a spacious deck and plenty of crawl space for storage.

Listed for: $749,000

Features: A-frame-style home; wood shed; outhouse; two docks

CONNECTICUT: This quarter-acre retreat called Jepson Island boasts a two-bedroom home that hovers just above the water. Living spaces with exposed beams and skylights open outside, where a wraparound deck descends to a spacious lawn and dock.

Listed for: $800,000

Features: Wood-covered living spaces; bedroom with bonus sleeping loft; deck off master bedroom

BRAZIL: The largest of the bunch, this resort-style island spans 27 acres on Mamori Lake in the Amazon rainforest. A veranda separates the owner’s retreat from a four-bedroom brick house, and there’s also a two-bedroom wood house, a restaurant-style space and a waterfront area with a swimming pool.


Listed for: $850,000

Features: Expansive indoor-outdoor living spaces; professional kitchen; patio with pool; waterfront deck

MINNESOTA: Eight structures inhabit this two-acre island on Sandpoint Lake near U.S.-Canada borde. The rustic main cabin and two guest cabins combine to sleep 12, and amenities include a sauna, hot tub and fire pump used to irrigate the space.

Listed for: $640,000

Features: Beamed ceilings; scenic patios; picnic areas; large dock