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.
NICARAGUA: Dubbed Iguana Island, this 5-acre haven sits about 12 miles off the coast of Bluefields, Nicaragua. Coconut and banana trees surround a three-bedroom home with a wraparound porch, and a boardwalk snakes through the island to a 28-foot observation tower that boasts ocean and rainforest views.
Listed for: $475,000
Features: Turnkey home; separate staff accommodations; tropical fish; backup generator
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