By Mark McConville


IF YOU’RE planning a trip stateside you could rent your very own private island in New York State for around £800 per night – and it provides access to both the USA and Canada.

Incredible images show the lush green island from above, the stunning property from outside and the extensive terrace areas.

Other striking shots show the sleek bathrooms, cosy bedrooms and spacious living areas while a short clip provides a video tour of the entire island.

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Belle Island is located in 1000 Islands, Upstate New York, USA and is currently listed on for around £800 per night with a £1600 refundable damage deposit.

“Wake up to the beauty of the Thousand Islands on Belle Island – a brand new private island vacation retreat located in Upstate New York, just minutes away from the US-Canadian border,” states the listing.

“Whether reclining in the master suite, unwinding in the hot-tub or soaking up the sun on the spacious terrace, the stunning surroundings of this incredible island are ever-present.

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“This pristine private island enjoys an enviable location in the St Lawrence Seaway, straddling the US-Canadian border and just over the water from the charming town of Alexandria Bay in Upstate New York. The international airports of New York Syracuse and Ottawa are both just an enjoyable 90-minute drive away meaning it couldn’t be easier to access this wonderful island retreat.

“Make your vacation in the 1000 Islands a memorable one on Belle Island. With ample space for up to ten guests, it’s the perfect private island for a fabulous family retreat.

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“The island is blessed by fabulous views of the St Lawrence Seaway from almost every room. The spacious terrace, in particular, is a popular spot to unwind with a glass of wine and watch the boats sail by, whereas the magnificent master suite looks out on to Boldt Castle – one of the 1000 Islands’ most memorable attractions.

“As well as promising spectacular views, the master suite also offers much in the way of luxury, including a decadent bed with a built-in massage unit. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the comfort of your king-sized bed, you’ll find the luxury continues elsewhere, not least in the solarium – a sun-soaked seating area with its own incredible hot-tub.

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“The other wing of the house offers four additional bedrooms as well as two full bathrooms. There is one room with a king sized bed, one with a queen and two at the end of the hall each with two twin beds. All bed and bath linens are provided, as is satellite TV, wireless internet and an array of utilities – meaning you won’t have to go without any of your home comforts during your stay here.”

Belle Island is situated along the St Lawrence Seaway, allowing ease of access from both Canada and the USA. If flying into the area, international guests can take their pick from either Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Upstate New York or Ottawa International Airport just over the border in Canada. A 90 minute drive from both of these airports is all that separates from your final destination.

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The summer months (May – September) are without a doubt the best time to get the most out of this all-American retreat. With average temperatures of around 20°C and occasional highs of 25°C, you’ll enjoy the perfect conditions to explore the island and its charming surroundings.

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