Tavern Island is a three-and-a-half acre island off the coast of Connecticut. But what sets it apart is that it comes complete with its own cannon and now can be yours if you have $11 million. The island is spread across three-and-a-half acres and has round-the-clock access via a mainland cottage. Built more than a century ago, the island has a large mansion, caretaker’s cottage and a boat house complete with a workshop, games room, bedroom and a bath. The six-bedroom Tudor mansion also includes a pool and three beaches. A pool overlooks one of several private beaches on the island while a protective seawall provides a safe harbour for the two shore launches.
A spokesman for Sotheby’s, which has listed the property, said: “A private island oasis with year-round access via a separate mainland property, this extraordinary setting includes a Tudor style 1900 vintage residence and a separate caretaker’s cottage. It also boasts a boathouse with guest quarters, a tranquil teahouse and a mainland garage/cottage with room for ample parking”.
Tavern Island was last bought for $1million in 1982 by Al Zesiger and his wife Barrie. It was once owned by legendary Broadway producer Billy Rose and Marilyn Monroe was a guest during the 1950s.