Cotton Island, a rare private island along Florida's Gulf Coast, is now on the market

For the first time in six decades, a  private island just off Florida's Gulf Coast is now for sale.

Located at N/A Tenth Ave, in Horseshoe Beach, the three-acre property is known as "Cotton Island."  The current main house, which was built in 2003, was designed by notable architect Ron Haase, who is probably best known for modernist homes in the Gainesville area.

The 1,848-square-foot home comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as vaulted ceilings, cypress siding, three sun decks, an outdoor shower, a fish cleaning station, two docks and more.

Since it's only accessible by boat, the home also comes with kayaks and a dinghy.

Cotton Island is currently asking $3.4 million and the listing agent is James Butler of Compass Realty. 
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Cotton Island, one of Florida's rare private islands along the Gulf Coast, is now on the market
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Cotton Island, one of Florida's rare private islands along the Gulf Coast, is now on the market
Photo via Zillow
Cotton Island, one of Florida's rare private islands along the Gulf Coast, is now on the market
Photo via Zillow
Cotton Island, one of Florida's rare private islands along the Gulf Coast, is now on the market
Photo via Zillow
Cotton Island, one of Florida's rare private islands along the Gulf Coast, is now on the market
Photo via Zillow

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