If you’ve ever dreamed of staying at your own private island, you may think your desire is just that—a far-reaching dream that you could never actualize without going into crippling debt. Well, that’s certainly not the case for this private island in Florida that actually functions as an Airbnb and is actually pretty affordable!
This private island is four acres of natural, picturesque solitude, across from Sanibel Island and Ding Darling National Park. It has three bedrooms and sleeps a total of ten guests. At $750 a night, if you rented the island out with the total number of guests, you could easily bring the price to $75 a person.
The captivating views of San Carlos Bay wrap around the island, giving perfect dolphin and manatee watching opportunities. While you may feel completely secluded from the world, you’re only a 10-minute boat ride from civilization.
Perfect for nature lovers and introverts, there’s plenty of dockage to store your boat for getting to and from the main island. Sanibel is known for its incredible shelling beaches, and the national park has plenty of flora and fauna to admire.
With renowned fishing spots and plenty of restaurants only a short cruise away, this private island offers the perfect balance of nature and modernity.
The Old Florida Style home is three stories, with three total bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one-half bathroom. There is a washer and dryer, with amenities like towels, soap, and shampoo offered by the host.
Be prepared to leave all work and media behind, however, as there is no Wi-Fi.
There’s also a large above-ground pool on the second story, overlooking the ocean.
A set of corkscrew stairs leads up to a small, picturesque rooftop deck that gives incredible views of the sunset.
The island is of course only accessible by boat, but there are plenty of boat rentals around to utilize if you don’t have your own.
For more Florida island adventures, check out this list of private islands that you and your BFFs could buy right now, and this list of Florida islands that are cheaper to travel to than the Caribbean.
Private Florida Island Rental - Crescent Island
When: By reservation
Address: Sanibel Island, FL
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy the private island life, if only for a little while, without breaking the bank!