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Why is Governors Island THE best real estate on Lake Winnipesaukee?
First here is a Brief history of Governor’s Island.
No one really knows why the island was named Governor’s Island. But is was owned by Governor Wentworth by a land grant in 1772.
Eventually the Island passed through many hands until it was bought by Nathaniel Davis. Davis constructed the first Bridge to the Island, and he established a successful farming co-operative. Little remains of this settlement but it is why the Island was called Davis Island by some in the area. The Island remained in the Davis family from 1799 until 1857 where is passed through many hands until 1880 when the Island was bought by Stilson Hutchins (founder of the Washington Post). Hutchins built a Granite mansion on summit of the Island that would have had impressive views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountain ranges. The legacy of Hutchins ownership is the development of the shoreline and summit roads the remain to this day. In 1928 Governor’s Island was purchased by Clifford hayes who attempted to create a resort area similar to Bald Peak Colony Club.The mansion burned in 1934 and the venture failed in in 1935 when estate fell into foreclosure, But the stone barn was purchased from the bank by an association of the Islanders who restored it and turned it into a recreational center. Since 1960's Governor’s Island has grew steadily to over 156 homes in 1990's.
Property values have increased by over 400% over the past 50 years.
Real Estate is still a great investment on Governor’s Island as property values are still increasing, and the recent housing crisis has not effected this market. The island still is host to the Governor’s Island Club and the association is thriving.

To learn more about the Gilford NH area see the Thompson-Ames Historical Society.

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There are 10 Governor’s Island Real Estate Listings Currently For Sale


Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$9,500,000 Beds 5 Baths 10
with 360 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A remarkable home on a sensational lot with sandy beach and an enormous, covered dock for three boats. Enjoy picturesque sunsets and added outdoor living space from the sweeping, enclosed, stone patio with fireplace. This home was architecturally designed and custom built with unmatched detail and quality. Sophisticated, state of the art systems are easily monitored and controlled by your personal computer. The theater has custom seating and sound. The billiards room with curved walls and fireplace area is a gentleman's dream. The private gym rivals the finest health club. The Master Suite is luxurious and spacious, and the Great Room overlooks the manicured lawn and gardens toward picturesque lake and mountain views. The walkout lower level includes a summer kitchen, family room, game room and spa. With a carriage home and nine garages, this is the Ultimate Lake Home!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$5,995,000 Beds 8 Baths 13
with 566 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A Family Compound that surpasses excellence. Experience wonderful sunrises, sun-filled days and the ever-changing, magnificent sunsets at this estate that is on a rare, beautiful point of land. Built in 2007 this four bedroom main home has over 5400Sf of outstanding living space plus a four bedroom guest home with over 3400sf of fabulous living space. Outstanding docking, sandy beach, incredible views, level lot, patios, two homes, two lots with 566 feet of crystal clear waterfront. This is a rare find. You will be impressed by the privacy, style and amenities. Elevator, wine cellar, billiard room, fabulous baths, private bedroom suites, exercise room, post and beam porches with fireplace, five garages are just a sampling of the amenities at this impressive property. The LOT is LEVEL! The PRIVACY is AMAZING! The LOCATION is PRIME. THIS IS A PRIZE in an outstanding community. Rooms and square footage are for both homes

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$3,895,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This landmark home on Governors Island is truly one of a kind. Built with care and precision, this Queen Ann Victorian style home will impress the most discerning buyer. The design, the attention to detail, the care with which it has been maintainedcoffered ceilings, walls of cherry, raised panels, hardwood flooringall are simply beautiful! The floor plan was designed for easy living. A spacious master suite, oversized Great Room, private den, beautifully appointed kitchen with breakfast room plus dining area are all on the main level. Patio doors open to sweeping decks and verandas for enjoying views and the tasteful perennial gardens and manicured lawn. Second level has en-suite bedrooms. Lower level has a dance room, billiards room, office, an impressive wine room for the serious collector and a fabulous Family Room with wet bar. Theres garage space for four vehicles. Step outside and be impressed with the stone patios, sandy beach and oversized, canopied docking. Its simply amazing! Showings begin on May 1.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$3,495,000 Beds 3 Baths 7
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This stunning home has been totally designed and reconstructed to perfection. With a SW exposure, the sun streams throughout the three levels. A detached bunk house is perfect for guests. Step inside, and you will be impressed with the open style design and walls of windows. A Great Room with fireplace includes a chefís kitchen, spacious dining area and a den which is surrounded by enormous custom windows. The walk-in Butlerís Pantry provided convenient storage and work area. The office is convenient and private. The Master Bedroom is spacious and has a spa-like bath and double walk-in closets. There is also a second main level en-suite bedroom. The second level includes three en-suite bedrooms, library and bonus room. The lower level has a summer kitchen, wine room, game room, pub and family room. Walk out to stone patios surrounding the home that are perfect for enjoying the picturesque sunsets that are beautiful and change each day. The double covered dock will accommodate two 30 foot boats plus jet skis. Governorís Island amenities are impressive and include beach, clubhouse, tennis, pickle ball, volley ball, basketball, playground and hiking trails. The home is part of a special community.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,650,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 159 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This tasteful and sunny home has a desirable SW exposure that is perfect for enjoying colorful sunsets. A desirable floor plan allows for easy single level living while having room for extended family and guests. A spacious Great Room has a gas fireplace, beautifully appointed kitchen and ample dining area. It opens to a sweeping waterside deck. There is a glass filled sun room that is perfect for enjoying the lovely views. Also, the main level has a private den and a spacious master suite. The lower level included an oversized game room, kitchenette and three en-suite bedrooms. It opens to a covered patio and leads to a large dock and waterside deck. The home shows like new. It has been tastefully designed and decorated. It is ready to move in and enjoy. Association amenities include tennis, clubhouse, community beach, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, wonderful children's playground and 140 acres for hiking and cross country skiing.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,450,000 Beds 3 Baths 5
with 170 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This dramatic and beautifully updated home is impressive. Designed for family and entertaining, the floor plan is spacious and open. Step inside and be drawn to dramatic lake views. An outstanding, new kitchen with high-end appliances is impressive and includes a comfortable sitting area with fireplace. A main level master suite has a spa-like bath. There is a second en-suite bedroom on the main level. The second level includes two additional bedrooms and a large bonus room. The walkout lower level is fabulous with entertainment area, pub area and a large family room. There is also a three-season porch. Walk out to a stone patio, beach and covered dock. Enjoy picturesque sunsets from the sweeping deck that is acceptable from main level rooms. This is a beautiful custom home that is move-in ready. Take advantage of Governorís Island amenities which include a new, multi-million clubhouse, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, playground and a 900 foot sandy beach. The 140 common acres are perfect for hiking and cross country skiing. Enjoy the life style of Governorís Island! Showings are delayed until May 13.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,295,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This charming cape style home was enlarged and updated with style. The open designed kitchen/family room is warm and inviting with a soaring fireplace, beadboard walls and slate flooring. It opens to a spacious screened porch and large deck which overlooks a beautifully landscaped yard and is perfect for enjoying the beautiful sunsets. The living room was crafted with a soaring ceiling that is lined with beadboard. The fieldstone faced fireplace and hardwood flooring compliment the room. It has a spacious dining area. Two main level bedrooms share a bath. The second level has a large master bedroom with a spa like bath and a second en-suite bedroom. The walkout lower level was designed for entertainment and fun. It included a large game room with wet bar and a media room. There is also an en-suite bedroom for guests or extended family. It opens to a large stone patio and leads to a beautifully designed waterfront with firepit and a large waterside deck. Enjoy the amenities of Governorís Island with new clubhouse, playground, tennis, pickle ball, basketball and volleyball. Also enjoy hiking on the private 140 acres of woodlands. This home is subject to summer rentals.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,200,000 Beds 5 Baths 4
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This stately and sophisticated brick home sits high on a knoll on a private 2+ acre lot. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings and intricate detail. Enormous windows allow the sun to stream throughout the home. There are two luxurious levels plus a spacious bonus room on the third level. The full basement is perfect for a theater and gym. The kitchen is well appointed and has a wonderful breakfast room. A Great Room has a fireplace and built-in desk area and opens to the kitchen. A formal living room opens to a library. The second level has an oversized Master Suite with spa-like bath and walk -in closet. There are three additional bedrooms and two baths. The home has Governorís Island amenities of common acreage for hiking and skiing, a 900 foot beach with playground, tennis, pickleball, basketball and volley ball. The new clubhouse is stunning with kitchen, library and large gathering room for Governorís Island residentsí private use. The Community is special, and the home is a showplace.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,095,000 Beds 5 Baths 3
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Gilford NH - This Governors Island cape has southwest exposure, sunsets, and a gentle slope on the lakeside. Large stone patios, beautiful perennials, walkway, and a breakwater add to the exterior charm. Graced with many tall pines and 150+/- feet of prime waterfront, this parcel is located in one of Winnipesaukee's most beautiful neighborhoods. This 1963, 5 bedroom, Cape style waterfront home has beamed ceilings, Queen Anne pine wainscoting, 2 fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Looking to build a new construction luxury home one day? Bring your builder to discuss development potential. Governors Island Club amenities include walking paths, outdoor tennis courts, playground, and a lakefront picnic area. The magnificent new clubhouse is under construction. Pickle ball and volley ball will be available near the Governors Island Club beaches for next summer. For nearby amenities, indoor & outdoor tennis courts, and an indoor pool are available at local gyms. An airport is also within 4 miles. Golf and skiing? Gunstock Ski Resort and the Laconia Country Club are both just 14 minutes away by car.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$699,900 Beds 4 Baths 4
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

A terrific Colonial style home that has been beautifully updated and maintained. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home is private yet close to the Governor's Island beach, clubhouse and tennis. The home abuts conservation land for added privacy. Access to trails and woodlands is just steps from the home. The spacious first floor master bedroom has a wonderful spa-like bath and a large sitting area. Chef's kitchen opens to a comfortable family room and a spacious sun room. The oversized living room has a fireplace and built-ins. Second level has a second master bedroom with fireplace. There are two additional bedrooms and a bath on the second level. An enormous deck overlooks an outstanding, level lot that has been fenced for pets and privacy. Governor's Island amenities include beach, tennis, clubhouse and 160 acres of common woodlands for hiking or cross country skiing. It's a beauty!
 
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