Looking for a private island not far from New York City? How about eight? Located off the coast of Branford, Connecticut, eight islets in the Thimble Islands archipelago that hit the market in July 2016 for $78 million were recently . Rogers Island, the largest of the bunch, comes with a 13,000-square-foot house, swimming pool, tennis court, and a golf hole designed by Jack Nicklaus. (A private island owner deserves nothing less, after all.) Below, a look at the properties.
It's being offered as part of the portfolio or on its own at $35 million. Past or current residents of the Thimble Islands include President William Howard Taft, General Tom Thumb, and Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley.
It's a whopping 13,000 square feet.
Nope, just Connecticut.
Like this outdoor dance floor illuminated by LED lights on Rogers Island. For more information, head to or Melissa Frank Lutz of Douglas Elliman Real Estate at 646-765-8691.