Secluded luxury, tranquil seascapes, and exclusive hideaways are yours when you book a private island for rent as an Airbnb vacation rental. From lush tropical paradises surrounded by crystal clear waters to remote islets adorned with pristine beaches, each private island promises an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s wonders.
These island getaways, ranging from historical villas to cozy glamping-style cabins, are some of our favorites.
- Location: El Nido, Philippines
- Sleeps: 16
- Price per night: $429+
This fully inclusive, worry-free package provides three meals daily, housekeeping, snorkeling gear, kayak rentals, and more so you can rent a private island hassle-free. The island boasts a spacious ancestral house with seven bedrooms, ideal for family get-togethers, weddings, or yoga retreats. Enjoy the white sand beach, pristine waters perfect for snorkeling and kayaking, and lush bamboo forest to explore. The property is family-friendly, pet-friendly, and offers Wi-Fi.
- Location: Bird Island, Belize
- Sleeps: 6
- Price per night: $895+
Bird Island in Belize offers a unique vacation experience with total seclusion and comfort for couples, families, or small groups. With four bedrooms and four baths (two each in the main house), it accommodates up to six guests. Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, fishing, and more in the beautiful waters surrounding the island. The vibrant home features overwater swings, a terrace overlooking the water, and a beach with loungers. It runs on solar power and a wind generator, with a filtered rainwater system. Although remote, it has high-speed internet and a local phone. Guests can arrange airport pickups and food shopping en route to the island.
- Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Sleeps: 14
- Price per night: $713+
Escape to a true paradise on Ilha Grande, an island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This island rental offers two houses connected by a bridge, providing silence, privacy, and stunning views. Enjoy wooden decks, Brazilian hammocks, kayaks, and breathtaking sunsets. A staff is available to prepare delicious caipirinhas and cook meals. Explore the ecotourism, birdwatching, and snorkeling opportunities on Ilha Grand and nearby Paraty.
- Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Sleeps: 16
- Price per night: $324+
Escape to a 40-acre private island off Roatan, Honduras, where paradise awaits. This private island for rent provides a relaxing getaway with white sand beaches, a swimming pool, and three meals a day prepared with fresh local ingredients by the attentive staff. Explore the island’s beauty with snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards, and a 14-foot catamaran. The hosts are happy to arrange diving, fishing, and kite surfing excursions. On this island, you’ll enjoy modern luxury in the well-designed interior and outdoor common areas, with hammocks on porches and elegant white bedding.
- Location: Hog Island, Maine
- Sleeps: 4
- Price per night: $600+
Experience the ultimate Maine getaway on Hog Island, a 3.5-acre pine-covered island in the Damariscotta River. Just a five-minute boat ride from downtown Damariscotta, this private island offers a quintessential Maine cottage with two bedrooms and a covered porch overlooking the river. Enjoy a deepwater dock for swimming, fishing, sunbathing, a private pebble beach, and an active bald eagle nest. Observe seals and other wildlife while lounging in the hammock or exploring the shores. Your group will be taken to the island by motorboat, and a rowboat is available for trips to town or nearby kayak and paddleboard rentals.
- Location: East Sister Rock Island, Florida
- Sleeps: 8
- Price per night: $2,500
East Sister Rock Island, an ancient coral reef and sand island, is a private oasis in the Florida Keys. It boasts a spacious three-bedroom house, a swimming pool, and stunning ocean views. This Bahamian-style home offers over 5,000 square feet of living space, including a 2,700-square-foot veranda and a private beach, perfect for basking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Indulge in thrilling snorkeling and scuba diving, master the art of kiteboarding, or simply unwind on the private beach.
The luxe island provides a dock and a helicopter pad, ensuring a luxurious vacation. East Sister Rock Island offers an unparalleled level of seclusion and relaxation. Encircled by a protective rock jetty, you’ll have your own moat, creating an intimate haven for refreshing ocean dips and unforgettable moments.
- Location: Placencia, Belize
- Sleeps: 2
- Price per night: $398+
Hideaway Caye offers a secluded and adventurous private island getaway in Belize. Embrace the untouched beauty of the Caribbean’s reefs as you unwind in a charming treehouse-style cabana nestled in the mangroves. With a stylish design, this tropical paradise is ideal for a romantic getaway. The rustic island cabana features mahogany accents and a hammock swaying in the breeze. The pristine surroundings, remote location, and mouthwatering meals — prepared from the day’s freshest catches — will leave you enchanted and craving more. Whether you relax on the sandy beaches, explore the untouched reefs, or simply bask in the Caribbean breeze, this adventure-filled retreat promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature’s beauty.
- Location: Juggler Lake, Minnesota
- Sleeps: 10
- Price per night: $399+
Escape to your private island on Juggler Lake, Minnesota, with an A-frame cabin surrounded by 18 acres of old-growth forest. This secluded lakefront is perfect for a family vacation or a romantic weekend. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and water sports in the immaculate lake, or hike through the untouched wilderness, encountering diverse wildlife. The cabin features three decks, a stone fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a jetted tub. For an extra adventure, rent the pontoon boat and explore the nearby Itasca State Park, home to the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
- Location: Cassadaga, New York
- Sleeps: 4
- Price per night: $250+
Experience abundant privacy and a unique island paradise on the beautiful Cassadaga Lakes in New York. Accessible by an arched bridge or boat, this brand new environmentally friendly vacation rental offers endless outdoor adventures and a charming interior. Fish, swim, and relax by the fire pit on the lakeside porch or the covered deck. The rental includes a canoe and two kayaks for your use. You can also explore nearby attractions like Lily Dale, the Lake Erie wine trail, Chautauqua Institution, and Niagara Falls.
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