5 affordable private islands you can rent across cottage country

Published: July 13, 2015 · Updated: September 27, 2017

Turns out private islands aren’t just for billionaires and Bond villains. In fact, there are quite a few scattered throughout cottage country that don’t require a small fortune, or evil moniker, to rent. Sure, they’ll cost you more than your basic cottage rental, but they’re still quite affordable when you split the rate* among a group of friends. Plus, why rent a cottage when you could rent an entire island?

*The rates listed may fluctuate.