A private island an hour from NYC is renting for $40,000 a month. Take a closer look at the property, which comes with 2 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes and a private helipad.

Douglas EllimanPetre Island includes two homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

You can now rent a private island an hour from New York City for $US40,000 per month.

The property has been on and off the market for years, according to Curbed. It’s currently asking $US9.95 million and is also available as a short-term summer rental.

Known as Petre Island or Petra Island, the property boasts two homes designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. One is a 1950s guest cottage, and the other is a sprawling, four-bedroom house that juts out over the lake.

The home also includes a private rooftop helipad and a boat dock.

Margaret Harrington of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.

Here’s a look at the one-of-a-kind property.


A private island in New York is available to rent this summer for $US40,000 per month, Douglas Elliman’s Margaret Harrington told Business Insider.

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The property is also for sale, asking $US9.95 million. It’s been on and off the market for years, most recently asking $US12.9 million in 2018.


The island, known as Petre Island or Petra Island, is located in Carmel, New York.

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It’s a little over an hour’s drive from New York City.


Two houses designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright sit on the property.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


The island was previously listed for $US15 million in 2017.

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Source: Douglas Elliman
, Curbed


The first house is the original 1950s guesthouse …

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Source: Douglas Elliman


… and the other is a four-bedroom residence that juts out over Lake Mahopac.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


A helipad on the roof of the main house makes the property just “a quick helicopter ride from Manhattan or Westchester Airport,” the listing notes.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


A staircase leads down from the house to the boat dock.

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The house is built around a large rock.

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The inside of the home is decorated in warm, earthy tones.

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Stonework is scattered throughout the house, including in the modern kitchen.

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Several fireplaces help cosy up the home.

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Some of the bedrooms open up to balconies overlooking the lake.

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The bathrooms are minimal yet luxurious.

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Wooden shelving and storage are built into the home …

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… and huge skylights let in plenty of natural light.

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One section of the house extends out over the water and offers panoramic views of the lake. “It feels like you’re on the bow of a ship,” Harrington told Business Insider.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


Outside, expansive living areas allow al fresco dining.

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You’ll have the nearly 11 acres of the island all to yourself.

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Source: Douglas Elliman


There is some controversy over the main house on the island.

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Source: Curbed


According to Curbed, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a 5,000-square-foot home for the island in 1950, but ended up building a small cottage instead, after the owner came to the realisation that he couldn’t afford the larger one.

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Source: Curbed


Years later, a new owner of the island had the original design built, but the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation does not recognise it as an authentic Wright design.

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Source: Curbed, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation


Still, the geometric elements and blending with nature embody Wright’s designs. And the private island setting is quite the draw in and of itself.

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Source: Curbed

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