09 September 2016

Mediterranean Island for $5.6 Million

Travel + Leisure has an article by Jess McHugh, digital reporter for Travel + Leisure, about a nice little getaway place:

As summer crowds continue to dominate beaches, lakes, and pools throughout the world, beachgoers might daydream of a private island where they can enjoy the August sun without the oppressive crowds. For those who have six million dollars to spare, that dream can be a reality.
The family that has owned L'illa d'en Colom, a tiny island off the coast of Minorca in Spain for the past century, is putting their property up for sale, Spanish news reports.
While the 143-acre paradise was purchased for approximately about fifty dollars back in 1904, it is listed for €5 million (approximately $5.6 million) according to a report in Ara Balears.
The island was used to quarantine soldiers returning from Algeria in the 1700s, and it still bears a memorial to those who died of the plague. L’illa d’en Colom boasts an eighteenth century home, a cabin in the woods, as well as a boathouse, jetty, and a mine:

Rico says that, with enough money, you can really get away from it all...

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