By Mark McConville
THIS STUNNING private “treasure” island just 75 miles from New York City comes with your very own sandy beach and could be yours for just £2.3m.
Fabled for its connection to Thimble Islands where Scottish pirate Captain Kidd was said to have buried his treasure before being executed in Wapping in 1701, incredible images show the 34000-square-foot island from above with rolling green lawn, shade trees to offer privacy and an area for launching kayaks.
Other striking shots show the interior of the large mansion you’d be residing in with a spacious living area, sleek kitchen and colourful bedrooms.
Wheelers Island is located just 14miles from the exclusive Hamptons across Long Island Sound and sitting in the heart of the Thimble Island community. It is currently for sale through Vladi Private Islands at a cost of around £2.3milllon.
“This cherished home was built with passion from the ground up while maintaining its original character to perfection and can easily be retrofitted for year-round use,” reads the listing.
“No expense was spared in creating this masterpiece, built by one of the premier builders in CT, Petra Construction.
“With its two wrap-a-around porches and outdoor dining area, one can not only enjoy sunrises, sunsets, endless summer breezes, but the magic of the Thimble Islands.
“Accessible by boat/water taxi, if one were to search the entire eastern seaboard, one would find it nearly impossible to surpass such a treasure as the historic Thimble Island community. A must see for the waterfront enthusiast.”
Interior features at the house include a flexible floor plan, a large front room with fireplace, spacious eat-in country kitchen with granite countertops as well as a dishwasher, double sink and a gas stove.
Amenities include: year-round electricity, city water, generator, room for small pool, phone, cable TV, internet, central vacuum, laundry room, outdoor fireplace and a Stony Creek granite dock.
Named after the famed Captain William Kidd, the nearby Kidd’s Island is one of the many landforms that bear his name in the Thimble Islands off of Stony Creek in Branford, Connecticut, as well as Kidd’s Harbor, Kidds Lane, and Money Island, which was named for his treasure.
The Thimbles were a favourite roaming ground of his, and he may have, as local legend states, buried some of his riches here.
For more information see https://www.vladi-private-islands.de/en/islands-for-sale/usa/connecticut/wheelers-island/