Thursday, October 22, 2020

Auction Results

USA: Pennsylvania Man Buys 9 Islands for Under $23K

At a recent auction, one determined bidder snapped up two clusters of isles along the picturesque Susquehanna River for an unbelievably low price – but what will he do with 9 private islands?

(Mack’s Island in the Susquehanna River)

For those who have ever dreamed of island ownership …Read More: USA: Pennsylvania Man Buys 9 Islands for Under $23K

Island Market

Caribbean: Mariah Carey Lists Her Windermere Island Estate

Regarded as the “Mustique of the Bahamas”, the ultra-exclusive private island paradise of Windermere is a favorite of celebrities, politicians and even royalty like the late Princess Diana.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When it comes to private islands, the rich and famous often seem to run in …Read More: Caribbean: Mariah Carey Lists Her Windermere Island Estate

Island Market

Europe: John Lennon’s Dorinish Island Back on the Market

The tiny island in Ireland’s Clew Bay has had a storied history, including a brief spell as a “hippie commune” when owned by the late Beatles musician John Lennon.

(Image by Sherry Fitzgerald Crowley)

Occasionally, an island will appear on the international market where the allure is not necessarily …Read More: Europe: John Lennon’s Dorinish Island Back on the Market

Island Market

USA: Florida’s Historic ‘Island of Inventors’ For Sale

The banyan trees planted by Thomas Edison on inventor Charles Burgess’s Little Bokeelia Island still flourish today, and you could actually purchase this unique piece of history.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Offering complete solitude and an inspiringly beautiful natural environment, a private island seems like the ideal …Read More: USA: Florida’s Historic ‘Island of Inventors’ For Sale

Island Market

New Zealand: Vast Puangiangi Island Bought for Nature Reserve

A sprawling island in the Marlborough Sounds has been purchased by two conservation-minded Wellington residents to create a nature reserve for local flora and fauna.

(Puangiangi Image by Farhad Vladi)

Rising out of the Marlborough Sounds like a creature from the Jurassic, the long and spiny hump of Puangiangi …Read More: New Zealand: Vast Puangiangi Island Bought for Nature Reserve

Auction Results

USA: Auction Winner Enjoying First Summer on Rat Island

The unfortunately-named island off the coast of New York sold at auction last year for under $180K – and now the new owner finally has the nice warm weather to appreciate it.

(Rat Island, City Island Harbor)

When a tiny speck of land in New York’s City Island Harbor …Read More: USA: Auction Winner Enjoying First Summer on Rat Island

Island Market

USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

The picturesque New England state is offering interested buyers a rare chance to own a historic lighthouse off the Maine coast, set on its own tiny private island.

(Boon Island Lighthouse, Maine)

If remoteness is what you’re after, it’s hard to beat the unique property being sold by the …Read More: USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

Auction Results

UPDATE: Auction Winner Takes Florida Island for $258K

A fierce bidding war erupted during this week’s auction of a small island in Florida, with the property selling for more than US $200K above its appraisal price.

(Image Courtesy of Fisher Auction Company)

As previously reported in Private Island News (link), this week saw a unique online-only …Read More: UPDATE: Auction Winner Takes Florida Island for $258K