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Don’t mind if we do.

By Coastal Living

Summer is almost here, and while many people might be in the market for a tropical beach pad to spend the season, here’s an idea that’s even better: Instead of a home on an island, why not just buy an island instead?

If you’re nodding in agreement, we’ve uncovered the sweetest speck of land that’s almost too good to pass up. Just a 10 minute boat ride from Key Largo lies 26 acres of green-swathed bliss. Pumpkin Key—Is it possible to not smile when saying that?—is a largely undeveloped private island in the middle of Card Sound Bay, and it happens to be looking for a new well-to-do owner with just $95 million to spend.

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While it might sound like a large chunk of change, consider the idyllic location—just far enough from civilization to feel like you, and the dream-like sunsets, are the only things that exist in the world. Yet, you can cruise back to the mainland quickly, or get your city fix in South Beach, which is just 10 minutes away via private helicopter (naturally).

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But, truly, if we were to have Pumpkin Key all to ourselves, we’d gladly stay there forever. Set in the shallow, tropical waters of the Keys, the island is surrounded by fishing holes and world-class snorkeling and scuba spots.

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On the island, a three-bedroom main home, two caretaker’s cottages, and a dock master’s apartment offer plenty of room for a small group to stay. However, there’s room for overflow, too: In addition to the island and everything on it, this purchase also includes a three-bedroom home on the mainland of Key Largo in the exclusive Ocean Reef Club.

Now that’s our kind of package deal. Now, who (with $95 million to spare) wants Pumpkin season to come early this year?

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