Island Auctions

As more and more private islands go to the auction block, Private Island News promises to provide up-to-date information about any international island auctions and their results. Interesting for brokers and island owners alike, auction prices are often the best indicators of a private island’s true value.

Name Location Size (acres) Auction date Price before Sold
Price
Remarks Source
Hurricane Hole Island Nova Scotia, Canada 6 September
26th 2014
not available USD 35,300 USD 1 minimum bidding price on eBay auction
 
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Dunvillaun Beg Ireland, Europe 55 September
16th 2014
EUR 250,000 EUR 100,000
 
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Crescent Island Florida, USA 4 June 2014 USD
1,950,000
USD
825,000
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Big Grand Cay Archipelago Bahamas, Caribbean 213 May
14th 2014
USD
11,5 M
Under contract at about USD 4.5 M USD 1,950,000 starting bid More
Innocence Island Bahamas, Caribbean 165 May
15th 2014
USD
55 M
USD
17 M
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Isola Poveglia Mediterranean Italy 18.6 May
13th 2014
- Auction Annulled Public and governmental intervention because of the too low bid of EUR 513,000
99 Year Leasehold
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Wolf Island Tennessee
USA
116 2013 USD 500,000 USD 116,000   More
Isola Budelli Mediterranean Italy 420 October 2013 EUR
5 M
EUR
2,94 M
The government elected to use its first right of refusal More
Nautilus Island Maine
USA
14.9 October 18th 2012 USD
10 M
USD
2 M
  More
Sandycove Island Ireland 18 May
23rd 2012
EUR
1.3 M
EUR
250,000
  More
Toogoom Island Australia 57 December
9th 2011
AUD
7 M
not available Sold to
Count Desmond Oppenheimer
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Diamond Island Kentucky
USA
1,468 November 17th 2011 not available US
6,092 M
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Rat Island New York
USA
2.5 October 2nd 2011 USD
300,000
USD 160,000   More
Vendovi Island Seattle
USA
200 September
2011
USD
14,5 M
USD
6,4 M
  More



Hurricane Hole Island

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Size (acres): 6
Auction date: September 26th 2014
Price before: USD 69,000
Sold Price: USD 35,300

Dunvillaun Beg

Location: Ireland, Europe
Size (acres): 55
Auction date: September 16th 2014
Price before: EUR 250.000
Sold Price: EUR 100.000

Crescent Island

Location: Florida, USA
Size (acres): 4
Auction date: June 2014
Price before: USD 1,950,000
Sold Price: USD 825,000

Innocence Island

Location: Bahamas, Caribbean
Size (acres): 165
Auction date: May 15th 2014
Price before: USD 55,000,000
Sold Price: USD 17,000,000

Isola Poveglia

Location: Mediterranean, Italy
Size (acres): 18.6
Auction date: May 13th 2014
Price before: -
Sold Price: Auction Annulled
Remarks: 99 Year Leasehold

Wolf Island

Location: Tennessee, USA
Size (acres): 116
Auction date: 2013
Price before: USD 500,000
Sold Price: USD 116,000

Isola Budelli

Location: Mediterranean, Italy
Size (acres): 420
Auction date: October, 2013
Price before: EUR 5 M
Sold Price: EUR 2,94 mio
Remarks: The government elected to use its first right of refusal

Nautilus Island

Location: Maine, USA
Size (acres): 14.9
Auction date: October 18th, 2012
Price before: USD 10 M
Sold Price: USD 2 M

Sandycove Island

Location: Ireland
Size (acres): 18
Auction date: May 23rd 2012
Price before: EUR 1.3 M
Sold Price: EUR 250,000

Toogoom Island

Location: Australia
Size (acres): 57
Auction date: December 9th 2011
Price before: AUD 7 M
Sold Price: -
Remarks: Sold to Count Desmond Oppenheimer

Diamond Island

Location: Kentucky, USA
Size (acres): 1,468
Auction date: November 17th 2011
Price before: -
Sold Price: USD 6,092 M

Rat Island

Location: New York, USA
Size (acres): 2.5
Auction date: October 2nd 2011
Price before: USD 300,000
Sold Price: USD 160,000

Vendovi Island

Location: Seattle, USA
Size (acres): 200
Auction date: September 2011
Price before: USD 14,5 M
Sold Price: USD 6,4 M

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