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Jess McHugh
August 26, 2016

As summer crowds continue to dominate beaches, lakes and pools throughout the world, beachgoers might daydream of a private island where they can enjoy the August sun without the oppressive crowds. For those who have $5.6 million to spare, that dream could be a reality.

The family that has owned L'illa d'en Colom, a tiny island off the coast of Minorca in Spain, for the past century is putting their property up for sale, Spanish news outlets reported.

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While the 143-acre paradise was purchased for approximately €47—or about $53—back in 1904, it is listed for €5 million—or approximately $5.6 million—according to a report in Ara Balears.

The island was once used to quarantine soldiers returning from Algeria in the 1700s, and it still bears a memorial to those who died of the plague.

L’illa d’en Colom boasts an 18th century home, a cabin in the woods, as well as a boathouse, jetty, and a mine.

Jess McHugh is a digital reporter for Travel + Leisure. You can find her on Twitter at @MchughJess.

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