Nicole Watkins

Centrally Located by Both Boat and Car, this Veasey Shore Location is Ideal for those who Want both Privacy and Access.

Aerial View of patio and sun room at 144 Veasey Shore Road Meredith NH
The Veasey Shore location is Ideal for boaters who want a central location by car and boat to many of the best Lakes Region amenities.

It easy to dock and easy to travel to destinations such as Center-Harbor, Wolfeboro, Gilford and Meredith. Restaurants such as Canoe, a Restaurant and Tavern, in Center_Harbor offer shuttle service from the town docks. Going to dinner is more fun by boat!

The towns around WInnipesaukee all have a distinctive flavor and easy boat travel to these destinations is an important featured and part of what you are purchasing when you buy a Winnipesaukee property. Your lakeside door and dock should truly be your front door to many summer adventures!!

The dock at 144 Veasey Shore is your front door to Lakes Region NH amenities from Center Harbor to Wolfeboro!

The dock at 144 Veasey Shore is your front door to Lakes Region NH amenities from Center Harbor to Wolfeboro.

View this 144 Veasey Shore Road Meredith video to get a sense of the peacefulness of this location.

Protected from rough weather and heavy boat chop from the Beaver Islands and away from channels that lead to marinas, 144 Veasey Shore offers some of the more protected waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee. The pink sunrises are so stunning you won't want to miss an early morning kayak on the calm expanse of water. With islands and mountains in the distance and the sun rising over the lake you'll have a blissful start to morning. In the evening, the mountains and and after-glow of the sunsets that reflect off the lake throw pink and purple sunset ribbons in the sky above the Beaver Islands.

If you are up for a sunset cruise, you'll see the sunset reflected in the windows of the estate size properties that punctuate the shoreline along of Veasey Shore.

The panorama from this 3+ acre lot at the end of Veasey Shore Road encompasses Center Harbor Bay, the Ossipee Mountains, Mount Chocorua and "the Broads" stretching toward Wolfeboro. A curving driveway on the roadside approach creates a setting that has exceptional allure.

aerial of 144 veasey shore road meredith

A new 30' permanent dock, patio and 2 decks lakeside share breathtaking views, privacy and provide ample room for large groups. The shoreline, lawn, siting of the home, & lake location are all stellar.

Summer or winter, the views from the sun room are breathtaking.

Winter views are majestic at 144 Veasey Shore on Winnipesaukee, listed by Nicole Watkins. Waterfront Real Estate Agent

As for the interior, the open concept kitchen/family room has entrances to 5 rooms creating a beautiful flow. The sitting room/bar has 12 windows and French doors that open to the sun room. This 23 x 15 ft. sun room is ideal for relaxing bathed in sunlight with the breadth of Winnipesaukee before you. The 16 x 27 ft. formal dining room has French doors and is perfect for elegant, quiet evenings. The library is on one side of the curving stair case and with warm, custom designed character. The fireplace in the library was designed to imitate the fireplace in Henry Fonda's New York town home. With views of the garden from the library, it is one of my favorite rooms in any Winnipesaukee home.

The hallway to the mud room and 34 x 35 ft. spacious garage is also accessed from the hall to the kitchen. Ceilings in the home are 10-16 feet high. Upstairs are bedrooms, family, and game rooms. The location is 5 minutes to Center Harbor by car and 10-15 minutes to Meredith's best amenities. Nearby conservation land and ski resorts within an hour make this property ideal for 4 season living and recreation.

Ask me about 144 Veasey Shore Road, my listings and all Meredith Winnipesaukee listings.

Looking for Access to all of Squam Lake by Boat and a New Construction Home? Ask about Lot #13 and Available House Plans.

Nature Lover's Take Note!

Squam Area Land Parcel with Sunsets & Partial Lake Views - Build your Great 4 Season Vacation Home Near Lakes and Ski Resorts

Squam River Landing Aerial View Near Lot #13 Ridge Road Listed by Nicole Watkins

Nestled in the Environs of Squam Lake, this .72 acre land parcel has west facing mountain views & sunsets.

Near conservation land for hiking and near Squam Lake and Ski Resorts, Squam River Landing is an ideal location

Partial Lake Views Can be Opened a Small Amount by Partial Clearing of Trees.

For 4 season fun, the location has easy access to many activities, including hiking and snowshoeing trails throughout the common acreage and over 1000 acres of rolling conservation land. Access to Big Squam Lake and Little Squam lake through its community social center at lake level, Riveredge Marina offers owners access, to day-docking, boathouses on Squam River, and a valet service with dry berths, and boat slips at an additional cost.

  • Town Water and Sewer for an Easy Building Process
  • Quick Access to the Ashland Town Beach on Little Squam
  • A Neighborhood of Exquisite Adirondack Flavor, and Award Winning Contemporary Homes

Clubhouse and roof top deck are available meeting places as is the quaint town beach on Little Squam.

The character of this cabana "boathouse" at affiliate River Edge Marina is pervasive throughout the community that has contemporary and Craftsman style homes etched into the landscape as perfectly as a master artist's painting.  Squam River Landing offers buyers the ability to custom design and build within the community.

Boathouse and Squam River Landing shows the character of this sustainable development.

Boating to Big Squam Lake through the channel gives access to the most protected and conserved lake in NH.

With 30+ of the shoreline and watershed in conservation, Squam Lake rand Squam River Landing share a sensibility that becomes more valuable as our lives accelerate and land is harder to find in New Hampshire's Lakes Region.

Below is a view photo from the abutting property at 77 Ridge Road. A  similar west facing view from Lot #13 would be possible with some clearing on the west (non-lake facing) side.

Here are some to the destinations you'll want to visit! Here are the distances to these destinations if you were to live and build at Lot #13 Ridge Road:

  • 23.5 miles to Waterville Valley Skiing and 29.5 miles to Loon Mountain.
  • 7 miles to Silver Hall in Plymouth NH.
  • 34.4 miles to NH Motor Speedway in Loudon NH.
  • 8.3 miles to Waukewan Golf Club.
  • 10.9 miles to Meredith Town Docks
  • .8 miles to affiliate River Edge Marina, with docking available at additional cost and a clubhouse.
  • A new construction dock, such as Dock #20, is offered at $74,000.

Call Nicole Watkins, Exclusive Listing Agent, for more information or to set up a showing for this property. (603) 707-7575

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An Introduction to Jen McCall of Harbor One Mortgage

A high level expertise as well as a high level of personal attention to clients are valuable attributes I rely on in my circle of local professionals. As a real estate agent, I rely on people in connected fields to help my clients realize their New Hampshire real estate purchases.

I first worked with Jen McCall over 13 years ago when she ran the marketing for a real estate company where I was a real estate agent.  She has been a reliable source for some of my real estate clients seeking mortgages. Her attention to detail and genuine interest in her client's specific needs and wants help them find mortgages that are most suitable for them.

ABOUT JEN

  1. Experience matters! Jen has 13+ years of experience in the mortgage business.  She has seen countless regulation and guideline changes, and is well-equipped to guide her customers through the process using her experience to anticipate and avoid complications and snags along the way.
  2. There is no “one-size-fits-all” loan. Her absolute favorite part of her job is presenting various loan options to her customers and helping them to decide which is the right fit for them.
  3. Her personal yardstick for success is the satisfaction of her customers.  There’s nothing more satisfying to her than a customer who looks back on the process as quick and easy!
  4. Applying online or via her mobile app is quick and easy. Electronic communication is increasingly more common, and Jen has the tools to make it a snap from start to finish. However, she recognizes that everyone has a preference when it comes to communicating throughout the process, and she will utilize the methods you choose to communicate and keep you informed.
  5. “Bankers hours” are a thing of the past. She makes herself available to her customers both HOW they prefer and when.

When I asked Jen to highlight some points about Harbor One Mortgage she offered the following information.

ABOUT HARBORONE

  1. We are a direct lender with headquarters here in NH, but are owned by HarborOne Bank in MA. We are not a broker – which means we are the originator, underwriter, and lender. No middle man!
  2. We are a customer-first lender with a focus on making the mortgage process easier while delivering outstanding customer service.
  3. We offer loans for every need – from first-time buyers to jumbo loans and everything in between. We even offer portfolio loan options to accommodate certain unique properties or borrower profiles.
  4. We offer free pre-approvals. Especially in a market where inventory is low, and multiple offers are common, having a formal lender approval in-hand can be the difference between yours and a competing offer. Going beyond just a simple pre-qualification before you begin shopping for your next home can allow for a quicker closing, and provides peace of mind for both you and the sellers. There is absolutely no cost or obligation!
  5. Contact us for more information on mortgages or other real estate questions.

Additional Real Estate Related Information Available on my website www.NicoleWatkins.com

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An Outline of the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, with ISA Master Arborist, Tim Berquist

 

Tim Bergquist,  an ISA Master Arborist and an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist is a guest blogger and local expert.  His expertise with the Shoreland Protection Act is applied in his business practice.  In the below paragraphs, Berquist gives a basic outline of the New Hampshire Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act, commonly referred to as the Shoreland Protection Act.

Berquist has a bachelors in environmental forest biology and over 28 years of experience in all aspects of arboriculture. He enjoys helping to educate those interested in regulations that protect our state's shorelands, one our most fragile and beautiful natural resources.

Meredith NH sunrise along Veasey Shore

The shoreland protection act was put in place in 1991 to establish the minimum standards for the use and development of land adjacent to the state’s public water bodies.

There were many changes applied over the following 20 years with the most recent changes occurring in 2011.

  • The shoreland buffer is the 250 feet adjacent to the state’s shoreline of the sea, large ponds, lakes, and large rivers.
  • It is measured from the reference line, a point near the shoreline from which the setback is determined.

The shoreland buffer includes (2) more restricted buffers, the natural woodland and waterfront buffer,

  • The waterfront buffer is the first 50’ along the shore,
  • The woodland buffer extends from the shore to 150’ and includes the waterfront buffer.

The woodland buffers purpose is to protect the quality of public waters by:

·         Minimizing erosion

·         Preventing siltation and turbidity

·         Stabilizing soils

·         Preventing excess nutrients and chemical pollution

·         Maintaining natural water temperatures and a healthy tree canopy and understory

·         Preserving fish and wildlife habitat and the overall natural condition of the protected shoreland

Loon near senter cove

It requires that on a given lot that 25% of the area from 50 feet to 150 feet shall be maintained as a natural woodland.

Tuftonboro NH natural shoreline

The waterfront buffer is highly restricted; it was put in place to protect the quality of public waters. It does, however, still allow homeowner discretion with regard to the following:

  • Access
  • Safety
  • View-scape maintenance
  • Lot design

Meredith NH Shoreline with lovely lawn leading to 2 decks and rocky shoreline

This discretion comes with prohibitions and limitations including:

  • The use and application of pesticides and fertilizers within the buffer, the setback can be extended to include the entire shoreland buffer in areas located near the water supply
  • The removal of rocks, stumps, trees and woody vegetation
  • Limitations on the pruning of trees and shrubs
  • The maintenance of the minimum quantity of points required by the act for each shoreline segment

As measured along the shoreline, the segments are 25’ wide parcels that extend inland to the 50’ setback.  They begin at the northerly or easterly boundary.

Each segment requires 25 points of vegetation, this vegetation can consist of tree, sapling, shrub and ground cover, but does not include a mowed lawn.

The points are determined by the diameter of the tree at 4.5 feet or the caliper of a tree measured at the height on nursery standards. A one inch diameter minimum is set for trees, ground cover and shrubs are measured by square feet.

Vegetation shall not be removed from any segment which fails to meet the minimum scoring but owners are encouraged to plant non-invasive vegetation to increase point scores.

This can aid in allowing future removal of vegetation as may become necessary while still meeting the point requirements.

Dead, diseased or unsafe trees or saplings shall not be included in scoring. 

Wolfeboro NH Shoreline

They can be removed even if the points fall below the minimum quantity if they pose a hazard to structures or have the potential to cause personal injury. I recommend consulting with a qualified arborist if you have a concern but are unsure how to proceed.

Normal trimming, pruning and thinning of branches necessary to maintain the health of the planted areas as well as to protect structures, maintain clearances and provide views is permitted as long as it does not endanger the health of the plant.

Meredith NH trees and shoreline

I recommend you include qualified professionals, contractors and consultants in any plan designs that you would like to implement within your shoreland property.

There are many limitations put in place by the shoreland protection act, all of which were put in place to preserve our beautiful shoreland and watershed.

 

cheetah boat ride

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Tee Up at One of the Lakes Region's Many Golf Courses

Golfing in the Lakes RegionThe Lakes Region is home to beautiful country clubs and golf courses. Enjoyed by residents and seasonal visitors, these courses are known for having stunning lake views and mountain backdrops. During the spring, summer, and fall, spend the day on the links and take advantage of some of the best golfing in New England. The ever-shifting New England fall colors are at their best in October.  With weather fluctuating between 60's and 70's going into late October 2016, it is still prime golfing season.

Just as all the towns in the Lakes Region have their own personalities, so do the golf courses.  Waukewan Golf Club in in Center Harbor has one of the most picturesque golf courses and is just 5 minutes from downtown Meredith, NH.  

You can enjoy a wide range of courses in the Lakes Region and its environs. Whether you are an experienced player or a first-time golfer, the Lakes Region offers a variety of golf courses that allows you to take on the challenge of this premier sport. There is also a great balance of private and public courses. Lakes Region golf courses include:

  • White Mountain Country Club, Ashland
  • Lake View Golf Course, Belmont
  • Waukewan Golf Club, Center Harbor
  • Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossify
  • Ragged Mountain Resort, Danbury
  • Bolduc Park Par Three Golf Course, Gilford
  • Pheasant Ridge Golf Club, Gilford
  • Highland Links Colony Golf Course, Holderness
  • Jade Trace Golf Course, Laconia
  • Laconia Country Club, Laconia
  • Oak Hills Golf Course, Meredith
  • Bald Peak Colony Club, Moultonborough/Tuftonboro
  • Ridgewood Country Club, Moultonborough
  • Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, New Durham
  • Province Lake Golf Club, South Effingham 
  • Lochmere Golf & Country Club, Tilton
  • Kingswood Golf Club, Wolfeboro

Homes near or in a golf community are prime real estate in the Lakes Region. The convenience of a short walk or drive to the course is perfect for a golf enthusiast.

Click here to find all homes and land for sale near golf courses.

Open House This Weekend - Price Just Reduced!

58 Eaglemere Tuftonboro Luxury HomeDon't miss the chance to view this beautiful waterfront home on Lake Winnipesaukee, just reduced to $2.4 million.

Open house: 
October 14th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

58 Eaglemere Road
Tuftonboro, NH

 

Get driving directions, view more photos, and read listing details here.  See 58 Eaglemere from a "dog's-eye" view here!

Ask about floor plans for new construction on this property. Contact Nicole Watkins for details.

 

 

Rocco's Pick of the Week: Tuftonboro NH Open House on Labour Day

Rocco and his Best Friend Make 58 Eaglemere Road, a Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home in Tuftonboro,

Their Winnipesaukee Pick of the Week!

Visit Labour Day Weekend Open Houses

September 3rd and September 4th 10 AM - 12 PM

at 58 Eaglemere Road, Tuftonboro, NH.

Gunnison's prairie dogs of the U.S. and Mexico are said to have their own sophisticated language including adjectives, nouns, verbs, and all the nuances of lanugage. This is according to Dr. Slobodchikoff's videotaped studies as written in Temple Grandin's book, "Animals in Translation". It is surmised that the prairie dogs' language grew as a survival mechanism from many years of being prey.

Winnipesaukee dogs are considerably more coddled.  My dog, Rocco gets the cutest toys from WinniPaws boutique pet store in Wolfeboro, and need not worry about procuring his next meal, much less being someone's next meal.  The concept of being prey is foreign to him.  The concept of a boat ride to a beautiful property is his pinnacle of excitement.

Boating by by beautiful 58 Eaglemere Road is especially picturesque at sunset and, as pictured below, at Twilight, coincidentally referred to as the hour between wolf and dog.

 

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Tuftonboro Nh Waterfront Home

Labour Day Weekend Open Houses at 58 Eaglemere Road in Tuftonboro NH are being held Saturday September 3rd and September 4th 10 AM-12PM

Contact Nicole Watkins with questions.

603.707-7575.

Rocoo boating by 58 Eagelmere, is inspired by its beauty.

While Rocco is clearly at his most philosophical and erudite self while boating by Winnipesaukee's 58 Eaglemere Road, we can not guarantee that all human beings will have such exceptional intuition and perception. If they are similarly inspired to be their best at this exceptional Winnipesaukee home, Rocco and I will attribute that to great taste! 

Ask Nicole about a luxury home design for 58 Eagelmere Road with a turreted home to match the turret of its distinctive boathouse.

 

The deck and breakwater at 58 Eagelmere have sunset views shared by the home.

Sunset August 2016 at 58 Eaglmere Road on Winnipesaukee. Listed by Nicole Watkins

Leaving the Turreted boathouse 58 Eagelmere Road in the Whaler August 2016.

Boating at sunset at Tuftonboro's Waterfront 58 Eagelmere has astounding views!Views of the Belknaps and Gunstock leaving 58 Eagelmere Road.
 
Leaving 58 Eaglemere, a Winnipesaukee waterfront home at sunset.Eagelmere's Turreted boathouse and the breakwater at twilight.
 
The twilight brings out the best in this Winnipesaukee Eagelmere property.
Read more about this unique Winnipesaukee property with stunning views and privacy, on earlier blogs on my website: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just outside Wolfeboro, this is a property that offers the most desired elements of a Winnipesaukee property, including a sought-after location.