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14 Private Islands You Can Rent on Airbnb and Vrbo

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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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Oak Island Wildlife Preserve
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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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Zeron's Private Island
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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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Private Caribbean Island

Placencia, Belize | Sleeps 12-14

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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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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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Florida Keys Private Island
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Florida Keys 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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French Broad River Private Island
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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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Bad Medicine Lake Private Island
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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 for $60 a day 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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Lake Placid Private Island
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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 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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Lighthouse on Private Island
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Lighthouse on Private Island

Sitka, Alaska | Sleeps 5

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The Rockwell Lighthouse is a four-story, two-bedroom, two-bath rental that was completely renovated in 2018 and includes a water taxi for getting to and from the property. Fourth-floor views provide panoramic views of the Sitka area, and guests can also take advantage of a concierge for local bookings and a grocery delivery service. Other amenities include kayaks, a hot tub, a fire pit, and a barbecue.


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Lake Winnipesaukee Private Island
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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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Hilton Head Private Island
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Hilton Head Private Island

Bluffton, South Carolina | Sleeps 6

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The two-bedroom, two-bath Devil's Elbow Cottage provides a quiet retreat with natural surroundings. Overlooking the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, guests can take in the peacefulness of the live oaks, various wildlife, and other natural surroundings from the furnished front porch, or kayak and fish on the nearby marshes and other water features. Indoor amenities include cathedral ceilings, warm and comfortable furnishings and decor, and an open-concept floor plan.


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Spruce Island
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Spruce Island

Stonington, Maine | Sleeps 18-20

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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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Holly Bluff Island
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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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Lake Iroquois Private Island
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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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