Anyone who has harbored fantasies of owning an island now has a chance to buy one in Southold for $2.495 million.

Living on the wooded property with more than a half-mile of beachfront gives the feeling of total seclusion while being convenient to shopping, wineries and other creature comforts, says owner Betty Rauch. The house is on Arshamomaque Pond, a creek that feeds the Peconic Bay. The property is connected to land by a bridge. The nearest shopping is in Southold and Greenport villages, both about 10 minutes away by car.

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“If you want to get away from it all, it’s a nice place to do it,” she says.

The property is divided into three parcels: two five-acre lots that could be developed with homes, but Rauch says she declined because “it was too beautiful to build houses on it.”

The remaining land has a Contemporary-style 4,000-square-foot house with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. At home, Rauch says her favorite place to be is “sitting on the deck outside of the kitchen and looking at the little lake down there.”

There is a 20-by-40-foot pool on the property, around which there is wooden deck. A boathouse there was damaged during superstorm Sandy.

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The property is listed with Nicholas J. Planamento of Town & Country Real Estate.