Book Your Island Vacation Without Leaving the U.S.

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Need something to look forward to? A reward for getting through another COVID summer? These island vacation rentals in the U.S. are available for booking and perfect for when you need to get away (and we mean REALLY get away). Want a private island all to yourself? We’ve got it! An island with a walkable downtown? Yep, that too. Book your favorite spot and start dreaming about your next family vacation!


Private Island with Additional Cabin | Poulsbo, WA

Kids spending too much time on personal devices and need to get back to nature? This is the place to put the outside world on hold and relax. You'll have the run of the island that includes water access for swimming and kayaking. Plus, guests staying 4 nights or longer will also have exclusive access to a separate on island cabin with 2 twin beds and one loft air mattress. 

Sleeps: 6
Cost: $343/night

Puget Sound Cabin with a View | Camano Island, WA

This two-bedroom cabin will be your home away from home in no time. The cabin sits high above the beach which is just a short drive away. Camano Island is home to two wonderful Washington State Parks: Cama Beach and Camano Island. Both are only a short drive from the cabin and have great hiking, beaches, The Center for Wooden Boats, a cafe, and more. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $130/night

Strawfield Farm Retreat on Whidbey Island | Greenbank, WA

This sophisticated home is located in central Whidbey Island, just minutes from the beach, the Greenbank Farm and hiking trails. Enjoy the outdoor firepit for s'mores after you grill up your dinner. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $216/night

Vintage Balboa Island Vacation Rental | Newport Beach, CA

While not necessarily a private island, this tiny beauty has a full kitchen, fenced yard and all the charm you are looking for when visiting Balboa Island. Spend your days at the old-school boardwalk where fried food reigns supreme. 

Sleeps: 2
Cost: $98/night


Winter Lake Retreat | Winter, WI

Escape to Haven Island, a secluded Northwood’s retreat located on your very own private 5-acre island on Lake Winter in the beautiful Northwood’s of WI. Fill your days with swimming, fishing, grilling, boating, and kayaking, and your nights gathered around the campfire. The fully equipped chalet, with an open concept and vaulted ceilings, Wi-Fi, A/C, and satellite tv, can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. Island rental includes a new 18” pontoon, kayaks, paddleboat and a canoe. 

Sleeps: 14
Cost: $699/night

Lake Vermillion Retreat | Tower, MN

This quaint and semi-rustic family-built cabin is situated on a 13-acre private island on beautiful Lake Vermilion. Outside the cabin, you will find a dock, screen house, a bonfire pit, and trails to enjoy 13 private acres of woods that include birds, squirrels, chipmunks, flowers, plants, and deer. 

Sleeps: 9
Cost: $350/night

Private Island Cabin | Juggler Lake, MN

Lakefront Cabin with decks facing three directions on Private Island on Juggler Lake complete with private old-growth forest to explore. Excellent fishing and exceptionally clean lake that is perfect for swimming. Forest is full of wildlife and perfect for hiking. Located near Itasca State Park.

Sleeps: 10
Cost: $399/night

Dog-friendly Home on Private Island | Presque Isle, WI

Your whole crew will love the solitude that you'll find at this dog-friendly home on Katinka Lake. Katinka Lake is a 170-acre lake in Vilas County. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye. Four acres of serenity for the family and dog with over 2,100 feet of frontage and long winding stone granite paths await you and your furry friends!

Sleeps: 16
Cost: $990/night


Little Off-the-Grid Cabin | Monmouth, ME

Little Cabin is on a small island on Annabessacook Lake in Maine. Enjoy pristine surroundings and a rustic, off-the-grid cedar log cabin. Take a blissful private adventure—swimming, boating, fishing, birding, and relaxing by the fire. The owners will ferry you to the island, and offer a canoe and kayaks for your enjoyment. 

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $250/night

Island Yurt | Monmouth, ME

This off-the-grid (no electricity) one-of-a-kind home is perched on a 14 acre, semi-private island 1/2 mile from shore on a Maine lake. The 900 sq. ft. octagonal home, built around a living Red Oak tree, is designed to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and soothing. It has the sights & sounds of the best of Maine's natural beauty: fresh air, clean water, the nature of woods, and the sounds of loons on a quiet lake.

Sleeps: 4
Cost: $250/night

Nantucket Beach House | Nantucket, MA

Beautiful beach house is 30 seconds to the gorgeous, private and quiet Madaket Beach. House has amazing panoramic views of the Atlantic. This amazing house has everything you need for the best relaxing Nantucket vacation. Newly renovated, 4 bedroom house has 4 levels with two decks, state of the art kitchen, cathedral ceiling with fireplace in the living room. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $1,100/night


East Sister Rock Island Getaway | Marathon, FL

A 21 ft. Carolina Skiff will transport you to your own private island where you can enjoy the sunsets with friends. 

Sleeps: 8
Cost: $1,643/night

Outer Banks Private Island | Manteo/Nags Head, NC

A short boat ride from the Nags Head Causeway or Manteo waterfront will get you to your island paradised. Perfect for small families, you'll find waterways, marshes, 18+ small islands and a wildlife reserve for fishing, birding and sky watching.

Sleeps: 5
Cost: $725/night

—Kate Loweth


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