Want to purchase your own slice of personal paradise? The private islands for sale are waiting.
Ballast Key, Florida
Leave it up to the buyer to decide which is the bigger brag: that the 26-acre island is the southernmost inhabited island in the United States, or that the property has hosted the likes of Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Gloria Estefan and the Bee Gees. Reach it in 10 minutes by helicopter from Key West, or in 25 by motoring south by boat. On arrival, you will find what is perhaps the most luxurious conch house in existence, optimally positioned for sunrise and sunset views. As for how many guests can take part in your private-island fantasy, you’ll have the main home’s five bedrooms, plus three more in the guesthouse — the more the merrier. engelvoelkers.com
Asking price: $15.8 million USD