When you first see pictures of this pristine private island, you will find it hard to believe the colours. Like a handcrafted piece of fine jewellery, unbelievably the island features emerald, topaz, ruby, rose and smoky quartz, all set in water that alternates aquamarine, turquoise and deepest sapphire. Ile de la Baie Bertrand is ideally positioned at the south end of 31-Mile Lake, the most desirable lake in Gatineau, Quebec, only 90 minutes from Ottawa Airport. The owner is now employed overseas and pressure of work makes it impractical for the family to spend time at the island, although torn about losing their haven in La Belle Province.
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I Heart Harbor Island Located at the entrance to Bucks Harbor, this 25±-acre heart-shaped island offers privacy in an interesting, vibrant location. It provides a quiet retreat only yards from the mainland, together with a premium location for enjoying the harbor’s yacht traffic and wildlife. A deepwater dock and float are located on the harbor side, tucked into the island’s northern cleft in an extremely sheltered site. The 4800± feet of shorefront include pebble beaches, cobblestones, and bold granite ledges. The simple summer cabin accommodates 4-6 adults and offers spectacular southerly views of Pumpkin Island Lighthouse, the western entrance to Eggemoggin Reach, and Penobscot Bay
Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Private Islands Magazine Fall/Winter 2011 Our print magazine features stunning profiles of the most exceptional private islands on the market, ranging from Bahamian island mansions, to sophisticated European villas, to rustic Canadian and American cottage hideaways. Price is not the determining factor for inclusion; rather, we endeavour to showcase properties that epitomize the beauty of private islands and the unique lifestyle they offer. This issue is a truly spectacular with more than 50 islands available for sale or rent as well as a double feature on Ontario’s Georgian Bay, Italy’s most exclusive island, some amazing opportunities in Belize and, of course, a few must have island toys. The most exciting change to take place in the private island world is an amendment to ownership laws in the Maldives. Long known as a premier resort destination, the Maldives has opened the door to foreign ownership and is the ideal location to own property in this idyllic archipelago.
Recent changes in Maldivian law mean that foreigners can now own property in the stunning Maldives archipelago. The new Viceroy Maldives Resort is pre-selling 12 of its superlative Deluxe Beach Villas on the private island of Vagaru — offering discerning travellers an opportunity to combine exclusive lifestyle enhancement with significant investment income. Operated by Los Angeles-based Viceroy Hotel Group, the resort is scheduled to open in January 2012. Set on 17 idyllic acres of Vagaru Island, in the Shaviyani Atoll, Viceroy Maldives is just less than an hour north by seaplane from the capital Male. Developed as a joint venture between Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company and EoN Resorts with interior designs by Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Viceroy Maldives Resort comprises 61 bungalows — 32 over the water and 29 Beach Villas, of which 12 have been reserved for private sale.
Nestled in the world-famed but untamed Patagonia region of Chile’s rugged south, Savage Jungle (Jungla Salvaje in Spanish) is an incredibly unique property and one that its current owner searched for some two years and 30 countries before finally finding. A man on a mission searching for a needle in a haystack; said owner had keenly wanted to discover a locale that might allow construction of a top-end luxury resort icon as spectacular as Frank Lloyd Wright’s tour de force, Fallingwater, in southwestern Pennsylvania.
You really can’t go wrong purchasing an island in Florida. It’s advantageous purchasing laws, combined with its beautiful climate and access to infrastructure makes Florida consistently one of the most popular places to purchase and island. One of the newest islands on the market is Crystal River Island
Crystal River Island
Developing a private island isn’t easy, especially in Cambodia, but when done successfully it’s akin to recreating the Garden of Eden. With Cambodias tourism industry rapidly expanding, and higher end tourists taking notice of the country an increasing number of luxury boutique resorts are sprouting up. CNN.com recently geature Rory and Melita Hunter who have created what is set to become Cambodia’s most luxurious resort, Song Saa Island. Song Saa, which is set to open on December 31 is the vision of Rory and Melita Hunter who have turned their island dreams into reality
People looking for the ultimate exclusivity and privacy in Fiji don’t even have to leave Wakaya Island. Following a sales trend seen in other high-end private island resorts like Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas, it’s now possible to purchase your own private estate on Wakaya. Rai Ki Wai (aptly translating to “View Over the Sea”) is a private 47-acre estate of freehold land on Wakaya Island. It is one of the most beautiful homes in the South Pacific with 20,000 square feet of living space and 200-degree views of the ocean. This unique and spectacular estate property comes with seven suites and nine baths spread among the Main House Pavilion, the Master Bedroom Pavilion, Guest Pavilion with two guest suites, and three detached bures