Most people get discouraged when they see the prices that some private islands sell for, particularly those promoted in the media. However, not all private islands are out of reach. If you think outside of the tropical private island with the 20,000 square foot mansion the options become decidedly more affordable.
Currently one of the cheapest islands on the market is Barnard Island. This heavily wooded, buildable island is located in the 20-mile long chain of the Tsala Apopka Lakes near Hernando Florida. This beautiful island is in its natural state with abundant wildlife and excellent bass fishing. The island is very secluded, but is just ½ mile from shore, and 1 mile from a public launch. There are many waterfront homes around the lakes, and raw land is still available in the surrounding area for main land development.
Special Features: There are many attractions within an hour of the island including Disneyworld, EPCOT Center, Gatorland and Crystal River where you can swim with the manatees. This area of central-west Florida is renowned for spectacular fishing, hunting and water activities of every kind. The nearby city of Hernado has all amenities, including shopping, dining and a country club
The island is currently priced at just $55,000. For more information visit Private Islands Online.