Though owning eight islands in Connecticut hardly seems as appealing as owning one in the Caribbean (or some other tropical paradise), nevertheless a wealthy Connecticut family has just listed their island properties in the Constitution state for an incredible $78 million.
Of course, the islands, located among the Thimble Islands in the Long Island Sound, do come with eight homes attached to them — including a 13,000-square-foot home on the largest island, Rogers Island, which was built in 1900 and comes with a swimming pool, tennis court, a putting green, a greenhouse and a pier for docking yachts. There’s also lots of guesthouses for all of your friends scattered among the islands. And if you ever tire of island life, they’re only a 20-minute helicopter ride from the city.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the islands are owned by Christina Stoecklein, who has spent years buying up islands in the area after her husband died, spending a total of $30 million, plus the costs of renovations. The family is selling all of their islands except the first one they owned, West Crib.