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Seven Private Islands in New England to Rent This Summer

From Connecticut to Maine, make your weekend plans more interesting with these secluded isles.


You don’t have to be Billy McFarland to recognize that owning a private island is the ultimate status symbol. The lush nature, the serenity of land surrounded by water, and the knowledge that the only people you have to talk to are the ones you’ve chosen to go to said island with all add up to a serene experience. But if the commute from island to work is a little too strenuous, or island buying isn’t exactly in your budget, these Airbnb rentals are a little more within reach.

So, recharge this summer with some alone time à la Cast Away (but on purpose and with running water instead of Wilson), or round up some friends and throw an island party—just don’t call it Fyre Fest.

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A Connecticut Island for You and 39 of Your Closest Friends
Price: Starting at $250 per night
Accommodates: 16+ guests
Bedrooms: 19
Baths: 7

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A Half-Acre Oasis on A Large Maine Lake
Price: Starting at $150 per night
Accommodates: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: Outhouse

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A Cozy A-Frame on an Off-Grid Locale
Price: Starting at $150 per night
Accommodates: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 0.5

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An Adorable Vermont Cottage 20 Minutes from Burlington
Price: Starting at $275 per night
Accommodates: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1.5

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Two Isles with Three Houses to Enjoy
Price: Starting at $1,600 per night
Accommodates: 16+ guests
Bedrooms: 10
Baths: 6

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An Undeveloped Campground on Lake Winnipesaukee
Price: $475 per night
Accommodates: 16+ guests
Bedrooms: 10
Baths: 1

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A Log Cabin on a Maine Islet
Price: $150 per night
Accommodates: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1