Eagle Island, Michigan – Private Retreat With a Causeway

The American Heartland may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of a private island, but the wild beauty of the Great Lakes region is actually home to a number of islands found in the thriving “cottage country” regions hidden amid its picturesque forests. Popular with residents of major Midwest cities like Chicago, Minneapolis and Cleveland, these rustic lake retreats offer a unique alternative to typical waterfront cottages, and avoid the overcrowding fast becoming common on the mainland in these sought-after areas. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula near the town of Iron Mountain, the almost 750-acre Lake Antoine is a perfect example of what this unexpected private island destination has to offer. And for the first time in years, an opportunity for an island retreat in Lake Antoine is now available, with an appeal to both individual buyers and real estate developers

Eagle Island, Michigan – Private Retreat With a Causeway

The World’s Best Job – Private Island Caretaker

For those who love natural beauty, fun in the sun, and a healthy dose of solitude, becoming the caretaker of a private island could be a dream come true. But how do you break into this niche career- and start a whole new lifestyle? As the caretaker of a private island tucked away in the Exumas chain of the Bahamas, James Ralston* has a job most people could only dream of. A former boat captain and an avid sailor, he’s used to solitude and enjoys the seclusion of island life. And of course, the perfect weather and amazing water sports that come with spending your days in a Bahamian paradise.

The World’s Best Job – Private Island Caretaker