Most people dream of eventually owning a home, but there aren’t too many people who ever imagine owning an island. However, if you’ve got an extra $8.5 million to blow, you can now purchase the Florida Keys’ East Sister Rock Island. The 1.37 acre island initially hit the market in 2011 with an asking price of $12 million, but after failing to sell, it’s back with a lower price. According to the island’s description, “The island is on the Atlantic Ocean breeze and is only a three-minute boat ride from the mainland dock and parking. Marathon has numerous shopping centers, fine and casual dining with never a need to dress up. Approximately two hours from Miami and only 45 minutes from Key West, you are right in the heart of the Florida Keys. And if you want to explore the surrounding reefs, they are right off the island. The island itself is built on and surrounded by beautiful coral reefs.” But while just owning an island would be cool enough, this property also features a beautiful luxury home with more than 5,000 square-feet of living space.
The home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an open floor plan that makes the house feel even bigger. However, if you can’t afford to purchase the island, there is still the option to vacation there. As of now, people can stay on the island for $1,000 a night, and while that’s certainly not a low price, once you see this place you might just think it’s worth it. Check out these photos of the beautiful East Sister Rock Island in the Florida Keys.