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Own an Entire Island on New Hampshire's Largest Lake - Just a 4 Minute Boat Ride from Shore - A Dream Retreat


 

Ideal Especially for Those who Love Swimming, Boating, Tranquility and Magnificent Nature at its Best.

BY NICOLE WATKINS | A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, an entire island on New Hampshire’s largest lake is for sale.

Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, Little Beaver Island is protected from rough winds by its unique location. Featuring long lake and mountain views, yet tucked away from boat traffic, Little Beaver Island offers the quiet lake living of an era long past.

The purchase — which is being offered at $3.5 million — includes mainland docking at the Beaver Management docks on Veasey Shore Road, just four minutes away from the island by boat. The mainland dock accommodates up to a 23-foot boat with two parking spaces for cars as well as guest parking. From early spring through autumn at 1 Little Beaver Island you can experience the amazing sensory experience of being surround by the magic of Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

Veasey Shore Road is one of the lake’s most sought-after roads, known for having large, multimillion-dollar estates, with great views and waterfront.

Also included in the purchase is shared, undivided interest in roughly 11 acres and 1,200 feet of waterfront on nearby Big Beaver Island, including a beautiful mile-long walking path.  The 11 acres on Big Beaver is across a narrow channel between Big Beaver Island and Litte Beaver Island.

A main cottage with a 341-foot open porch and a 197-foot screen porch for lakeside dining is at one end of Little Beaver Island. A boathouse and two docks are at the island’s other end. There is an outdoor shower for convenience. A decked path between buildings on the island adds to the fairy tale quality of this property.

Blueberry bushes surround the island ready to be picked after a morning swim. The island has little beaches, two sheds and a “honeymoon cottage” which sleeps two. In total, the island comfortably sleeps nine and is being sold fully furnished. Enjoy sunsets, moon rises and some of the best swimming and boating areas on the lake. Shopping, hiking trails, gyms, spas and golf are all within 15 minutes. Manchester Airport is an hour away by car. It’s two hours by car to Boston.

As for the island’s history, Lake Winnipesaukee — which is 21 miles long — is a glacial lake. It has 264 islands. The Winnipesaukee people, who were a part of the Pennacock of the Algonquin nation, lived on its shore and fished the lake.

A Mr. Standish bought Little Beaver Island for his daughter. He had also bought Big Beaver Island. In order that his daughter would not have neighbors, he made a generous, visionary gesture. He put roughly 11 acres and about 1,200 feet of waterfront on Big Beaver Island in BeaverManagement Corp. Not only would his daughter not have neighbors, she could enjoy a mile-long walking path directly across a narrow section of water between Big Beaver and Little Beaver Island. Today, owners on the Beaver Islands enjoy this path and an extensive stretch of waterfront, as well.

The island offers lake and mountain views in all directions, including a long view of the lake. The little sandy beaches make for easy access into the lake. The large stretch of lake all around the island is ideal for swimmers. The bay in front of the main cottage would be wonderful for watching small children in a rowboat or canoe. With pristine islands on either side, you are looking at waterfront and woods or sky, mountains and lake directly in front of you. The mosaic of rocks under the lake keeps boaters at a distance.

The four-minute boat ride across to your own Veasey Docking makes the trip to the mainland very easy, quick and safe. Not only does Veasey Shore have some of the most beautiful homes and shoreline on the lake, it puts you less than 10 minutes from golf courses, town tennis courts, shopping, gyms, restaurants, the post office and library. The 763-acre Page Pond and Forest trail system can be accessed by Veasey neighbors directly on Veasey shore for a variety of scenic hikes.

The boathouse built over the water could not be duplicated today given current regulations. The boathouse is ideal for housing an antique boat year-round. The antique boat in the boathouse may be available for sale, as well. In winter, a harness is used to lift a boat and keep it safe during winter.

The porches around the main cottage and separate honeymoon cottage porch encourage the outdoor island living that makes this property so special. Moving “indoors” after summer is generally cause for a mild depression. No matter how grand a house is, living indoors can’t compete with what being outdoors in nature at its most magnificent does for the soul. The amazing colors in the sky at every day’s sunrise and sunset are always different. Even the color of the lake changes with the weather. Yet, almost every day is great for swimming, canoeing, jet-skiing and sailing. A lake is different than the ocean, which requires more caution. Of course, if you were a camper in your youth, the classic cabin construction, antique glass in the windows and smell of the pine boards transport you to a more peaceful time.

The kitchen has contemporary appliances and butcher-block counters. A new kitchen floor of engineered wood has the look of whitewashed pine. This was just installed in 2022.

Veasey Shore and its environs are known for gentle waters, which allow lakeside enjoyment all day without heavy winds, and can only be appreciated by spending time at this Lake Winnipesaukee property and comparing it to many other locations around the lake.

Gunstock Ski Resort is the country’s largest county-owned ski resort. It’s only 30 minutes by car from the Veasey Shore docking. In summer you can enjoy more than 8,700 feet of zipping on Gunstock’s zip line and astounding views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Mills Falls at the Lake (with four different resort hotel options) is less than 10 minutes from the Veasey Shore parking by car. There are lakeside indoor/outdoor restaurants and a spa deck available to locals. The influx of guests, conferences, guest speakers and, of course, the beautiful lakeside weddings held at Church Landing, are spectacles to behold.

Mount Lafayette, one of the largest and most challenging of the many hikes in the White Mountains, is less than an hour away by car. Many miles of additional conservation land with trails and beaches are within 10 minutes by car from Veasey Shore Road. Squam Lake, New Hampshire’s second-largest lake, has 30 percent of its watershed in conservation and about the same amount of its waterfront in conservation.

For more information, contact Nicole Watkins at 603-707-7575 or nicole@nicolewatkins.com

 

Wishing you Bright New Paths and Continued Treasured Memories in the Wake of the Solar Eclipse.

From One of the Best Places to Live in New Hampshire and the U.S. 

Yesterday, on the day of total solar eclipse in history, we were reminded that we are part of something much larger than ourselves. The eclipse passed through many large cities and is considered the most watched solar eclipse in history. It was a powerful day to reflect and appreciate the people in your community. It was a powerful day to reflect on beginnings, changes, and where you have traveled. While Meredith, New Hampshire is becoming one of the more desirable lakeside resort towns in the U.S., those of us who have been in Meredith, or the surrounding Belknap County, for many years, love it, not only for recent exciting changes, but for the many ways that it hasn't changed.

Meredith has many quaint shops and spas on Lake Winnipesaukee, such as Lady of the Lake, Innis Free BookShop, and the Inns at Mills Fall and Church Landing. Lake and mountain views from many of the Inns guest rooms bring travelers to our Lakes Region year round.  Having 72 square miles of often awe-inspiring waterfront, Winnipesaukee is not like any other lake.  The beauty of the light reflecting off the breadth of the lake inspired the native Americans who lived here to name it "Winnipesaukee"...meaning  "The Smile of the Great Spirit." The NH DES and Non profit organizations such as NH Lakes and the Lake Winnipesaukee Association work to educate the public on lake-friendly practices to keep our lakes healthy. Festive holiday charity events at Church Landing sparkle with friendly smiles and the good will of friends and acquaintances. With the magnificent nature surrounding us, we are thrilled to live here. The abundant beauty we enjoy brings the best part of us forward.  Frequently after I've sold a property on Lake Winnipesaukee, the buyer will tell me that they left their job to do a consulting version of the job or to take on a less stressful and time-consuming job.  The life experience of the Lakes Region is truly transformative. 

As residents we feel that local businesses often seem like extensions of our family. Often being small and owner managed, the businesses around Lake Winnipesaukee are run with sensitivity to the nuances of life in the town.  Whether you are at the Meredith Library or a cafe on Main Street, many of the people you meet can't engage with you without instinctively trying to make your day better.

Some of the Inter-Lakes teachers at the schools teaching our children today were our teachers when we were school age. If we see them on the street they still remember our names and we remember some our most inspiring moments with them. The warmth and joy that they took in our learning is something that our own children have been able to experience in the Inter-Lakes School system. Some of our local residents who volunteered to choreograph the high school musicals decades ago still work with grade school children on story projects. We are intertwined in the best sense of the word in our small, but beautiful and big-hearted community.  I'm especially thankful this week to live in our community.  As move beyond the day of the historic total solar eclipse, I wish everyone a joyous new chapter in their lives.

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

290 Meredith Neck Road Offers 10 Plus Acres and New Construction on Winnipesaukee

 290 meredith neck roadsideA Robert Frost Setting on Winnipesaukee. 

Are you looking for a New Hampshire estate property with more than 10 acres directly on Lake Winnipesaukee? If you've been looking for Winnipesaukee real estate with a subtantial parcel of land, you already know that it is hard to find 10 acres directly on Winnipesaukee, much less one with a captivating Robert Frost charm, such as 290 Meredith Neck Road.

Unique Properties Offer Excitement. Potential Abounds at 290 Meredith Neck.

As a Winnipesaukee real estate agent it is partciularly fun to show and find a buyer who is a perfect match for unique properties such as 290 Meredith Neck Road. 

This  new construction home has an Adirondack flavor exterior.  The interior is contemporary andbright, beautifully designed and built by two time New Hampshire Cornerstone Award Winner, H.J. Stabile and Company. (The Cornerstone Awards are awarded by NH Home Builders and Remodeler's Association).

Sandy Beach, Dock, and Quiet Cove Perfect for swimmers...

This unique New Hampshire lakefront estate has a sandy bSach at water's edge with granite steps into the water, with an exquisite cabin to be built at the water's edge, 165 ft. of Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront plus a dock in Meredith, New Hampshire's beautiful Kelly Cove - perfect for swimmers.

The main house has breathtaking mountain views, and pasture bordered by stonewalls and 13 plus acres on Winnipesaukee.

Pasture and trails for recreations are a great feature of 290 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith, New Hampshire, a Winnipesaukee waterfront new construction home.
Pasture and trails for recreation are  great features of 290 Meredith Neck Road, Meredith, New Hampshire, a Winnipesaukee waterfront new construction home.

The 13 plus acres of your own land include lots of places for children and adults to play when not near the lake. This Meredith, NH estate property is an ideal property for a large family to feel safe, recreate and to relax!  Hike, snow shoe, cross country-ski on your own property.  The property's 13 acres includes a wooded, bridged path to 165 feet of your own Lake Winnipesaukee water frontage, a cabin, perched beach, and a dock.

Privacy Surrounds the Home.  Convenient Access to Meredith NH Amenities.

This rare Winnipesaukee waterfront property will appeal to those who want privacy near their home, and mountain and pastoral views in the New Hampshire Lakes Region. Those seeking a family compound may also find this estate property ideal. The finely appointed 5 bedroom, New Construction home has a superior Energy Star rating and is located just 5-10 minutes from downtown Meredith NH shops, restaurants, and all Meredith amenities.

290 meredith neck bridge over stream 290 Meredith neck waterfrontSince it's also located within an hour to several ski resorts, and the White Mountains, this is an ideal vacation home or year round home. This property is an outstanding example of all the best that New Hampshire's Lakes Region offers. The wooded, Squam-like charm will also appeal to those Buyers considering either Squam Lake or Lake Winnipesaukee.

Contact me to set up a showing or to ask a question.

This property is listed by NH real estate agent, Bob Williams of Coldwell Banker, Center Harbor.  This 290 Meredith Neck  Video is available only at NicoleWatkins.com.  Contact me with questions on this property, to request floor plans, or to set up a showing.

Also ask me about pre-construction Winnipesaukee listings by other Winnipesaukee builders.

View all just listed Winnipesaukee or Meredith NH real estate on my website.

 View all just listed Winnipesaukee real estate (30 days), all Meredith NH real estate, whether residential of waterfront, or create your own NH MLS search to find your dream property.

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Lakeside Manor in Wolfeboro Offered at $13,600,000

 

Aerial Photo of Lakeside Manor, Wolfeboro, NH on Winnipesaukee

Aerial Photo of Lakeside Manor, Wolfeboro, NH.

 

One of Lake Winnipesaukee's most spectacular estate properties has just been listed at an offering price of $13,600,000.  Built by renowned builder John Lovering, the fit and finish of this Wolfeboro, NH lake home is breathtaking.  The home is sited on 58.6 subdividable acres, in one of Winnipesaukee's most desirable neighborhoods, Springfield Point.   With 2349 feet of pristine Winnipesaukee waterfront the  property has supreme privacy and majesty.

Email me at nicole@nicolewatkins.com to request the video or link to a luxury brochure.  or call (603) 707-7575.

 

Certified by the Secret Service for French President Sarkozi's US visit in 2007, the property is elegant, grand, and private enough for the most distinguished owners and guests.

 

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