Eight of Connecticut's Charming Thimble Islands Are for Sale

If you're looking for a gift for the friend who has everything, you should know that they price recently dropped from $78 to $50 million.

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Looking for a private island not far from ? How about eight? Located off the coast of Branford, Connecticut, eight islets in the Thimble Islands archipelago that hit the market in July 2016 for $78 million were recently . Rogers Island, the largest of the bunch, comes with a 13,000-square-foot house, , tennis court, and a golf hole designed by Jack Nicklaus. (A private island owner deserves nothing less, after all.) Below, a look at the properties.

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Rogers Island is the largest of the eight islands for sale.
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It's being offered as part of the portfolio or on its own at $35 million. Past or current residents of the Thimble Islands include President William Howard Taft, General Tom Thumb, and Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley.

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Its main house was built around 1905.
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It's a whopping 13,000 square feet.

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The manicured gardens are a lot to take in.
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Keep in mind this magical getaway is only accessible by boat.
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There's a four-bedroom guesthouse with a wraparound porch on the island, too.
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Wheeler Island features an eight-bedroom house.
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Belden Island includes a house that's 100 years old.
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The Belden Island house has four bedrooms.
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Prospect Hill Island's 3,700-square-foot home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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There are 81 total houses in the Thimble Islands archipelago.
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The Caribbean?
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Nope, just Connecticut.

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Some of the properties include state-of-the-art technology and amenities.
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Like this outdoor dance floor illuminated by LED lights on Rogers Island. For more information, head to or contact Melissa Frank Lutz of Douglas Elliman Real Estate at 646-765-8691.

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