The latest way to book your private island getaway

A four-night stay on Gladden Private Island off the coast of Belize costs $4,226 a night. Your stay includes unique services – like those of a private chef and concierge team.

United States-based vacation rental site and app Homeaway now offers international properties. Which means we can now have a millionaire’s vacation without paying like a one-percenter.

There’s a 108-year-old cabin on Strand Island, Minnesota, which looks like it did 108 years ago. There’s also Belize’s Gladden Private Island – for the modernists. And there’s serious birdwatching on Canada’s East Island.

The latest way to book your private island getaway

East Island, Canada, has rich greenery. Birdwatch in the surrounding woods and snorkel in the clear waters – for as little as $360 a night.

For every unique property we want to stay at, Homeaway curates the experience – from selecting the location of our “home” based on the activities we want (rock climbing, horse riding or snowboarding excursions) to including preferences for amenities.

The latest way to book your private island getaway

Tikehau Fafarua Lodge, French Polynesia, provides a private boat, kayaks and paddleboards. The lodge is designed in the authentic style of buildings in the Tuamotu islands, to give you a more culturally rich experience.

Want to live in a low-allergen environment? No problem.

Want a home with a lift for an elderly person? Sure thing.

Want to live in a village for an Eat Pray Love experience? Check.

Your holiday experience is about to get more comfortable (or uncomfortable, if you want).

This article first appeared in the February issue of our magazine.