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.
Private Islands Online AustraliaPoole Island is situated in the Whitsunday Islands between the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland[/caption]
Private Islands Online AustraliaThe island comes with two homes, offering stunning views of the Coral Sea[/caption]
Private Islands Online AustraliaOne of the properties needs a minor revamp[/caption]
The entire island is up for sale for £539,847 – the same price as a property in the capital.
According to Rightmove, most property sales in London involved flats which sold for an average of £550,475.
Stunning images show the Aussie getaway surrounded by clear turquoise water of the Coral Sea.
Apart from the two properties, the island features a handmade rock swimming pool and a 700ft runway for small aircraft or helicopters arriving from the nearby mainland.
The slice of paradise offers idyllic views of ocean from one of the homes – which is ready to move into straight away.
The second property, built in the late 1800s, needs a minor revamp – but the brickwork and pathways are in good nick.
The former owner developed the salt water swimming pool in a high spot on the island, offering spectacular views.
Perfect for keen fishers, the island has its own slipway and shed, as well as a stone shed housing various pieces of machinery.
Private Islands Online Australia’s Richard Vanhoff said the purchase of the island recently fell through after the buyer couldn’t be tracked down.
“I can confirm that we have not been able to contact the purchaser,” he told 7News.
“We have tried ourselves, and we are also going on advice from the purchaser’s solicitor, who has also not been able to contact him.”
The island is accepting offers over $995,000 (£539,847).
A nearby private island in the Whitsundays recently sold for $1.5million (£813,878).
Paradise Bay Island came equipped with 10 luxury beach front bungalows.
Elsewhere, a private tropical island in Central America that boasts ultimate solitary luxury is selling for less than a flat in London.
The five acre package is a volcanic island in Nicaragua and is up for grabs at £376,627.
Stunning images show the exotic getaway surrounded by clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea.
Called Iguana Island, the land mass is seen cloaked with coconut palms and banana trees.
About five years ago, a similar listing in Scotland went on the market for an affordable £250,000.
Other private islands have been up for grabs in recent years but have gone to auction with heftier price tags.
One island in the Bahamas, that includes a golf course, was up for sale for a whopping £14million.
Private Islands Online AustraliaThe island features a handmade rock swimming pool[/caption]
Private Islands Online AustraliaPrivate Islands Online Australia’s Richard Vanhoff said the purchase of the island recently fell through[/caption]