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A billionaire is selling this island. The price tag? A mere $75 million

A steal at twice the price, we’re sure.

A GORGEOUS CANADIAN island owned by Seattle-based telecommunications billionaire Craig McCaw is on the market for a jaw-dropping $75 million.

With such luxurious amenities as a private harbor, spa, and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, it’s an amazing private retreat fit for a billionaire.

Though the island has a history of manufacturing dating back to the early 1900s, McCaw’s J.I. Properties first purchased the island for $19 million in 1994.

James Island is located just off the southeast corner of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.

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The island is a total of 780 acres, with wooded land, private docks, and even an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

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The 5,000-square-foot main house comes complete with a spa, gym, infinity pool, and salon.

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There’s also a private harbor with enough space to dock multiple boats.

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This small Western-style village is a remnant of the island’s manufacturing past. According to the Daily Mail, more than 800 people once lived on the island, producing around 900 tons of dynamite a month during World War II.

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Though it’s not a far trip from Victoria, Vancouver, or Seattle, the beach has a very secluded feel to it.

though-its-not-a-far-trip-from-victoria-vancouver-or-seattle-the-beach-has-a-very-secluded-feel-to-it Source: Businessinsider

And a private airstrip makes it accessible by air.

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Read: Rent Rory McIlroy’s former Northern Ireland estate with custom golf course for around €15,000 a week

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