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Your own private island 75 minutes from NYC is $800K

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Jepson Island is part of an archipelago of more than 100 islands in Long Island Sound

An exterior view of a home on a rocky island, surrounded by water. A flag pole holds many flags. Photos by Planomatic

A private island holds a particular appeal in our socially distant world, but most islands are out of reach to all but the wealthiest of homebuyers. That’s not the case with this two-bedroom, one-bath cottage on a rocky island off the Connecticut coast. The 0.28-acre Jepson Island is part of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago of more than 100 islands in Long Island Sound, once rumored to be the site of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure.

Only accessible by boat from the nearby coastal village of Stony Creek, the 962-square-foot building was constructed in 1980. Its simple, rustic interiors feature wood-paneled walls, large windows, and a living room skylight to brighten up the space. The home is powered by a generator and passive solar heating, but is on city water.

A large deck allows space for entertaining, and stone steps lead to a private dock and mooring. The listing is sold furnished, but the draw here is clearly the panoramic views and private island living. Interested? Jepson Island is on the market now for $800,000.

An aerial view of a house on an island with boats scattered in the water. A small town and marina are just off the island.
Jepson Island is accessible only by boat, but it’s not far from mainland Connecticut.
A wooden deck has an outdoor patio dining set, two shrubs, and a set of flags.
A spacious deck provides an unobstructed view of Long Island Sound.
A dining room has a white dining set, wooden floors, wood walls, and a sliding glass door.
The rustic interiors feature wood floors, wood-paneled walls, skylights, and sliding doors leading out to the patio.
A small bedroom has a red floral quilt on a white bed in a wood paneled room.
With only two bedrooms, the island cottage feels larger thanks to water views.
Two small twin beds sit cross style in a room with three porthole style windows.
Porthole-style windows are a fun touch in the bunk room.
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