This Private Island Is Only 60 Miles from Manhattan and Can Be Yours for $850,000

Willow Island also has a 1932-built home believed to have been constructed with familiar stone quarry.

Willow Island, New York - Private Island for Sale
Houlihan Lawrence

Being a New Yorker is a one-of-a-kind experience—it’s true, you live in the greatest city in the world, but too often, it can feel crowded. Like, smashed-between-two-sweaty-commuters-on-your-subway-ride crowded. But the next time you’re feeling the itch to get away for good, you’ll want to consider buying a private island that’s all your own and is only 60 miles from Manhattan, giving you just enough breathing room.

“Accessible by boat, Willow Island is paradise for nature lovers, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts,” reads the listing. With 360-degree views of the Putnam Lake, Willow Island’s 4-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has stunning sights, which are completely visible, thanks to its whopping 35 windows.

Willow Island, New York - Private Island for Sale
Houlihan Lawrence

The home is believed to have been constructed from the same stone quarry as the Holland Tunnel, and it’s clear that the 1932-built home has been carefully taken care of. The open layout includes a living room with a cut stone fireplace as its center piece, hardwood flooring throughout, beamed ceilings, and even a gourmet kitchen complete with high end appliances.

But if you’re not particularly in love with nature, the 1,922-square-foot house comes with all of the essentials you’d get in the city, like Internet, cable, heat, hot water, and even a washer and dryer. A separate 600-square-foot studio is also on the property, ideal as a place of relaxation, whether it's yoga, meditation, painting, or writing.

For only $850,000, Willow Island can be considered a steal, especially because it already comes furnished, so the only thing you’ll need to worry about is moving your must-haves onto the island (like your favorite comforter) and learning how to operate a boat.

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