A REAL-LIFE “Bond villain” private island with a luxury villa, swimming pool and helipad could be yours – and it costs nothing to run.
The stunning off-grid lair comes at a hefty price, however, with sellers listing it for an eye-watering $16.5million (£13.1million).
Nonetheless, this three bedroom, two bathroom private island escape remains the ultimate dream.
Located just off the coast of the Florida Keys, Florida, USA, it spans nearly one-and-a-half acres and features a 2,300-square-foot main house and a detached guest cottage.
East Sister Rock Island, as it’s known, also includes an awe-worthy 800 feet of water frontage and a dock for parking your boat.
Originally built in the 1980s, the secluded sanctuary was designed to be self-sustainable.
The island has its own off-grid backup battery that’s powered by solar panels and a wind turbine.
In addition, water is collected off the pyramid-style roof and pumped out through a 15,000-gallon freshwater cistern.
Highlights of the property include a coral reef, a chef’s kitchen, one large entertainment space with a media area and bar, and a gaming corner.
Perhaps the cherry on top is the 360-degree ocean views from literally anywhere on the property.
The building’s beauty extends to it’s wooden floors, beamed ceilings, and plenty of windows and sliding doors for taking in the ocean views.
Not to mention the bedrooms which sport high ceilings treated with high-gloss reflective paint and unobstructed views of the Atlantic.
Naturally, the home is made for living outdoors, and you’ll find an outdoor kitchen, lounge area, expansive pergola and a dock for water toys and boats.
The property is being sold by real estate brand The Agency, who have it listed on their website for approximately $16,499,999 (£13,128,224).
Listing agent Ember Duran said: “This secluded haven redefines opulence, offering an unparalleled sanctuary just a quarter-mile from the world-renowned Sombrero Beach.”
He added: “East Sister Rock Island stands as a testament to sustainability, embodying a commitment to environmental harmony and responsible living.”
The lucky buyer is also assured of easy access to and from the property, located “mere moments away from Marathon’s exclusive private airport,” according to Ember.
From there, owners can enjoy the luxury of arriving with friends and family directly to the on-site Helipad.
There is also, of course, the option of arriving at your island escape in your yacht.
“The epitome of lavish maritime living,” according to the estate agent.
Elsewhere, a stunning paradise island where you don’t have to pay any bills could also become your very own private escape.
Elizabeth Island in Australia has been listed for sale and boasts two houses — with a permit for a third — and a caravan site across its 65.5 acres of land.
And a private island complete with a helicopter pad and a bespoke salt water swimming pool is up for grabs for the price of a London flat.
Poole Island, situated in the Whitsunday Islands between the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland, comes with two homes.