A private island holds a particular appeal in our socially distant world, but most islands are out of reach to all but the wealthiest of homebuyers. That’s not the case with this two-bedroom, one-bath cottage on a rocky island off the Connecticut coast. The 0.28-acre Jepson Island is part of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago of more than 100 islands in Long Island Sound, once rumored to be the site of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure.
Only accessible by boat from the nearby coastal village of Stony Creek, the 962-square-foot building was constructed in 1980. Its simple, rustic interiors feature wood-paneled walls, large windows, and a living room skylight to brighten up the space. The home is powered by a generator and passive solar heating, but is on city water.
A large deck allows space for entertaining, and stone steps lead to a private dock and mooring. The listing is sold furnished, but the draw here is clearly the panoramic views and private island living. Interested? Jepson Island is on the market now for $800,000.