Six private islands... With prices less than the average London home
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As the world prepares to reopen for travel, we've highlighted six secluded islands currently listed for sale that could be yours for a very social distanced summer retreat... And all for less than the cost of a house in London!
Property prices in the UK aren’t cheap at an average of £250,000, especially if you’re looking to buy in the capital where this cost climbs to a huge £496,269.
We looked at where this money could be better spent and found six islands from Nova Scotia to Nicaragua, offering a chunk of island life spanning 0.3 to 12 acres and all for £340,000 or less.
Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia - £48,947
Big Tancook Island is actually on the market as an island parcel, meaning you can purchase part of the island for a family compound, hotel or camp site. At 11.6 acres, it’s still the biggest and most affordable offering on the list and comes with 125 friendly year round residents.
Danhattan and Majestic Island, USA - £226,393 to £236,455
If island life needs to come with a warmer climate, then Danhatten Island in Connecticut is the next most affordable option. For less than the value of a house in the UK, you can pick up half an acre of wooded private island, fit with a cabin that sleeps eight and it even comes with its own boat.
Similarly, Majestic Island located in the outstanding Beaver Dam Lake in Wisconsin also offers a relaxed pace of lakeside life. The off-grid but full functional cottage and the acres of private island it sits within could be yours for just £236,455.
Bocal Island, Nicaragua - £251,548
OK, you’re paying out for a private island so you want to go for the full Castaway feel. For basically the same price as the average UK house (£251,548), Boca Island in Nicaragua is the most affordable way to live the dream.
The price has been dropped owing to some repair work being needed, but the island comes with a two bedroom guest house, a caretakers house, an infinity pool, a cement pier and that all important sandy white beach.
Iguana Islands, Nicaragua - £341,387
Increase your budget to £341,387, however, and you can double your private island potential with the five acre Iguana Island. This awesome island includes a three-bed, two-bathroom house, wrap around porch, dining room, bar and living area, as well as staff accommodation. There’s also a boardwalk that stretches around the island and a 28-foot watchtower.
Isla Carabana Sol, Panama - £289,640
For about £50,000 less than Iguana Island, Panama’s Isla Carabana could be an option. The island comes complete with a sailboat mooring, speed boat garage and a property with two ready to move in, self contained apartments.
The island also has serious party potential with a raised deck complete with BBQ, hot tub, tiki hut, private sandy beach and a private clear water swimming lagoon.
But to avoid feeling too cut off, the island also offers great wifi and phone signal and is located just a short boat ride from a number of great restaurants.
So, if you're looking to kick off your summer in style, why not sell your house fast and get an offer in on one of these?
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