18 Private Islands You Can Rent on Airbnb and Vrbo

Vrbo Florida Keys' East Sister Rock Island, Monroe County, Florida


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Vrbo Florida Keys' East Sister Rock Island, Monroe County, Florida

Your Own Private Island

If vacationing on a private island sounds like something only the wealthy can afford, think again — there are actually a number of such spaces across the United States (and beyond) for regular folk to rent and enjoy. If the past year has you wanting escape while still upholding some social distance, there really is no better option than renting your own private island. Keep scrolling for options from Florida to Maine to Washington state and beyond.

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Vrbo Florida Keys' East Sister Rock Island, Monroe County, Florida

Florida Keys' East Sister Rock Island

Monroe County, Florida | Sleeps 6

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Located less than a half-mile boat ride from the city of Marathon, Florida, this private island offers a bright and airy home and nearly 3,000 square feet of veranda space for indoor-outdoor living. If you grow tired of the solitude on the island, you can venture to the mainland for some food, fun, and finds in the Florida Keys. Bring your scuba and snorkel gear, too, because the island is surrounded by a coral reef. 

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Vrbo Zeron's Private Island on Sage Lake, Lupton, Michigan

Zeron's Private Island

Lupton, Michigan | Sleeps 20

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Located on Michigan's Sage Lake, this island has more than 7 acres of nature and sandy shoreline to explore and includes the option of a boat rental for transportation to and from the island. A two-story, three-bedroom cabin is on the property, which also features two boat docks, a fully equipped kitchen, a two-tier patio, a tiki bar, and more. The rental fee covers the first 10 guests, with a fee of $50 per night applying to each additional guest.

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Vrbo Private Island Retreat with Beach, Jewfish Key, Florida

Gulf of Mexico Private Island

Jewfish Key, Florida | Sleeps 12

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Get your own tropical paradise with this four-bedroom, four-bath house, which is just east of the Sunshine State's Longboat Key near Sarasota. The open-concept house is comfortably and attractively furnished, with a balcony overlooking the water, and includes multiple decks for spending time outside while appreciating the ocean breezes and sounds of waves. Other amenities include a private beach, a 200-foot zip line, Apple TV, Sonos sound system, paddleboards, kayaks, and various other watercraft.

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Vrbo Strand Island on Pelican Lake, Orr, Minnesota

Minnesota's Strand Island

Orr, Minnesota | Sleeps 20

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On this island west of Orr, Minnesota, guests enjoy a private 45-acre island located on Pelican Lake. On site is a 108-year-old, 8-bedroom cabin that has been fully remodeled to include modern conveniences. Relax and enjoy the fireplace, sunroom, and screened porch, or go explore the island via foot or kayak — or drop a line and fish for bass and crappie. There are no other homes on the island, and the owners offer the use of a pontoon boat for an extra fee. 

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Vrbo Little Harvest Private Island, Placencia, Belize

Private Caribbean Island

Placencia, Belize | Sleeps 14

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This five-bedroom compound on Little Harvest Caye is a five-minute boat ride from the mainland, but no worries — you'll have your own boat and driver any time you want a taste of civilization. On-island amenities include ensuite bathrooms, a private study, a chef, maid service, kayaks, paddleboards, and more. And, of course, you'll get your own private beach on your own private island. There's also a sleek freshwater pool with a tanning ledge, hammock chairs, and plenty of loungers. Retreat under the thatched roof when you've gotten too much sun and grab a drink from the full bar.

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Vrbo Crescent Island, Sanibel, Florida

Crescent Island

Saint James City, Florida | Sleeps 12

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Grab a few friends and family members and head to this private island located just north of Sanibel Island in Florida. Once there, the whole group can enjoy views from three private decks as well as the solar-heated pool. Other amenities include a private beach, an included boat for exploring, and an "Old Florida"-style home that includes a rec room, outdoor shower, hammocks, screened porch, and more. 

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Vrbo Private Island on French Broad River, Alexander, North Carolina

French Broad River Private Island

Alexander, North Carolina | Sleeps 3

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If you and your fellow guests don't mind roughing it a little, this one-bedroom, one-bath cabin near Asheville offers an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Amenities include a fire pit, rain-fed outdoor shower, private riverfront beach, and large porch with hammocks. The one-room cabin has a wood-burning stove, kitchenette, queen-size bed, and futon couch. Note that kids under 12 are not permitted at this property. 

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Vrbo Casey's Island Oasis on Bad Medicine Lake, Ponsford, Minnesota

Bad Medicine Lake Private Island

Ponsford, Minnesota | Sleeps 12

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The 4,000-square-foot cabin on this private island has plenty of space for multiple families. In fact, the rental includes three living rooms, two kitchens, four bedrooms, and three baths. The host offers a pontoon boat rental if you don't have your own. In addition to the crystal blue waters of scenic and spring-fed Bad Medicine Lake, this property features amenities such as a Finnish sauna, fire pit, hammocks, outdoor grill, washer and dryer, and two docks.

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Vrbo Devens Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee Private Island

Tuftonboro, New Hampshire | Sleeps 8

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Known as Devens Island, this 1.5-acre property is on New Hampshire's largest lake. It includes a renovated historic three-bedroom, two-story house, a separate bunkhouse, a two-slip dock, and a large swim platform. There's an outdoor fire pit for nighttime gatherings, and two kayaks come with the house. 

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Vrbo Spruce Island, Stonington, Maine

Spruce Island

Stonington, Maine | Sleeps 20

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The accommodations on this 80-acre island include seven bedrooms and eight baths spread out over the main house and a guest house. Guests are provided with many ways to keep themselves entertained, including kayaks and other small boats, horseshoes, badminton, table tennis, and more. There's also a freshwater quarry on a nearby island to swim in, and dogs are allowed in this rental for a $150 pet fee.

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Airbnb Private Island on Island Lake, Poulsbo, Washington

Island Lake Cabin

Poulsbo, Washington | Sleeps 6

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A private, tethered ferry takes guests to and from this three-bedroom, three-bath cabin on an Island Lake private island located near Silverdale, Washington, which is west of Seattle. Amenities include a washer and dryer, indoor fireplace, outdoor grill, on-site kayaks, and fire pit area. Note that this vacation property has no TV or Wi-Fi, so you'll truly be getting away from it all here. There is a private swimming hole nearby, and even room to pitch some tents if everyone's feeling adventurous.

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Airbnb Private Island on Lake Iroquois, Hinesburg, Vermont

Lake Iroquois Private Island

Hinesburg, Vermont | Sleeps 4

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Nicknamed Dogatraz Island, this is another private island vacation rental that is perfect for dog owners who want to give their pups the getaway of a lifetime. The island offers around 1 acre for canine and human guests to explore, and renters can also expect to enjoy swimming, fishing, bird watching, campfires, outdoor cooking, an outdoor shower, kayaking, and much more. The two-bedroom, two-bath house features incredible views, a screened porch, a wood stove, and a small kitchen. The owners transport guests (and their pups) to and from the island via pontoon boat.

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Rent a Private Island Oak Island, Camden, Maine
Rent a Private Island

Oak Island Wildlife Preserve

Camden, Maine | Sleeps 6

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This two-bedroom, two-bath, dog-friendly vacation rental is on a 23-acre island with six beaches about 12 miles east of Camden. Other than gorgeous beaches, amazing views, and abundant wildlife, the property's amenities include a main house, sleeper cabin, outdoor shower, and a deck. Those who don't like to rough it should take note, however — bathroom facilities include two outhouses, and electricity in the main cabin is supplied by solar power and therefore should be conserved. The hosts offer transportation options for renters that don't have their own boat.

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Vrbo The Whiskey Island Lodge, Jefferson County, New York

The Whiskey Island Lodge

Jefferson County, New York | Sleeps 15

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Located just south of the Canadian border near Watertown, New York, is this 8,000-square-foot, late 19th-century estate on the private 3-acre Whiskey Island. Guests can expect to spread out over eight bedrooms and four baths, and the property also features a guest house, library, and five porches (three of which are screened). St. Lawrence Islands National Park is just 12 miles away, and many other attractions are even closer, including the Antique Boat Museum and the 1,000 Islands tower and museum. 

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Rent a Private Island, Sands Island, Swansboro, North Carolina
Rent a Private Island

Sands Island Refuge

Onslow County, North Carolina | Sleeps 4

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To get to this two-bedroom cottage east of Jacksonville, North Carolina, you'll need to be able to row a canoe or kayak. Once you're done exerting yourself, however, you'll have 32 acres to yourself that include undeveloped marshes, natural waterways, and island beaches. The house is off-grid, cozy, and rustic, and includes a screened porch for taking in the ocean breezes. The owners allow one pet, though a fee is required. 

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Vrbo Private Island Retreat on Snake River, Rigby, Idaho

Snake River Private Island

Rigby, Idaho | Sleeps 12

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Experience eastern Idaho's beauty in a four-bedroom, three-bath house on a private, 10-acre island that is accessible by car (via a secure, gated bridge). This island is surrounded by side channels of the Snake River, and amenities include a hot tub, fire pit, and hiking. Guests can expect great fishing and a comfortable, well-furnished house with plenty of room for a large group. Feel like getting out? Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are within a day trip-distance away, as are many other attractions. 

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Rent a Private Island, Hawk Island, North Elba, New York
Rent a Private Island

Lake Placid Private Island

North Elba, New York | Sleeps 12

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Called Hawk Island, this private island vacation rental is on 10 acres and features a backdrop of the Adirondack High Peaks. The historic Tudor-style house on the island has six bedrooms and four baths, a fireplace, a large kitchen, and screened porch. Outdoor amenities include a large lawn, vintage boathouse, wooded hiking trails, and multiple docks to fish or swim from. 

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Rent a Private Island Holly Bluff Island, Virginia
Rent a Private Island

Holly Bluff Island

Holly Bluff Island, Virginia | Sleeps 12

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This four-bedroom, one-bath vacation cottage offers 1,600 square feet of living space on an island known for its variety of wildlife — especially birds — and opportunities for stellar kayaking. Outdoor amenities include a gas grill, beach gear, wraparound deck, outdoor shower, and more, and the house itself has a quaint cabin vibe and plenty of beds for guests. 

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