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.
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.