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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 9 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
$4,995,000 Beds 5 Baths 6
with 300 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Sophisticated design, incomparable quality and functionality embraced by timeless architecture this extraordinary home was designed and constructed with perfection. Sited on a sweeping 300FT waterfront lot with ever changing sunsets, the home takes advantage of picturesque lake views. It has soaring ceilings, walls of glass, gleaming hardwood and sprawling decks with outdoor seating and dining areas. Lush landscaping was designed with meandering walkways to the private, covered dock, patios and beach. The main level includes a spacious master suite, Great Room, designer's kitchen, tasteful family room and a wonderful four season porch. Upper level includes two en-suite bedrooms and an office or bunk room with private bath. Walkout lower level includes an additional bedroom, office, summer kitchen and recreation room. The seven garages provide space for cars, boats and toys. This home offers the best in both indoor and outdoor living!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$4,495,000 Beds 4 Baths 6
with 215 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

This fabulous home is on a rare, level lot with an amazing beach and fabulous mountain views. Beautifully landscaped with sweeping patios and lush lawns this 1.2 acre lot has over 210 feet of prime Winnipesaukee waterfront. Step into this gracious, beautifully appointed custom home you will see quality detail rarely found. The open concept floor plan with soaring ceilings and a beautiful fieldstone fireplace is spacious and impressive. Gleaming wood floors, walls of glass and custom woodwork will appeal to the discerning buyer. The main level Master Suite includes a private sitting room and spa-like bath. The private office is lined with beautiful built-ins. The second level includes en-suite bedrooms and a large game room. There's also a large unfinished storage area that could easily be finished for additional living space. This is a special one-of-a kind Governor's Island home.

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!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$2,799,000 Beds 4 Baths 8
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

W/beautiful & always changing sunsets this extraordinary home is located on prestigious Governor’s Island. The desirable SW exposure allows for full day sun on a natural sandy beach & large expanse of lawn. A comfortable architecturally conceived floor plan is created for easy living & takes advantage of picturesque views. A folding wall opens to a spacious screened porch & large deck, perfect for overlooking a large double dock & private waterfront. The beautifully equipped gourmet kitchen has ample storage & sunny working areas. Gleaming hardwood flooring, oversized triple glazed windows & fieldstone gas fireplace enhance the home. A comfortable sun room is perfect for relaxing. An elevator accesses all 3 levels. The 2nd level master suite is generously sized & has spa-like bath. There are 2 additional en-suite bedrooms on the 2nd level. The lower level has 2 en-suite bedrooms & large family room w/fireplace & wet bar. There is also a half bath & second laundry room on the walkout lower level. Over a 3 bay garage there is a beautifully finished bonus room w/full bath & private entrance. This special home has been tastefully & beautifully designed & constructed. Enjoy association amenities which include a newly constructed clubhouse w/kitchen, library & large gathering room, tennis, pickle ball, basketball & volleyball courts, a children’s playground, picnic areas & 900 foot sandy beach & 160 acres of common woodlands for enjoying hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,999,000 Beds 3 Baths 4
with 130 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Pride of ownership is clearly evident at this fabulous, custom Timberpeg Post and Beam home on a level lot with mountain views, sandy beach and perennial gardens. Built with pride and outstanding quality with amenities and upgrades found only in the finest custom built homes, this property is clearly above the norm. The fully equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry, Viking appliances and wet bar is sun-filled and appealing. Phenomenal summer kitchen has Lynx grill and appliances. The oversized garage is well outfitted and beautifully finished. Two independent heating systems, generator, alarm, irrigation. there is truly nothing needed at this stunning home. Club amenities include tennis, clubhouse, acreage.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,650,000 Beds 3 Baths 3
with 125 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

One of the best lots on Governor's Island! Mom, Dad, Gram and Gramps will all have a smooth easy walk into your own private perched sandy beach OR step on to your expansive U-Shaped dock that can accomodate 3 boats. This Lake Winnipesaukee Ranch style home will capture you the moment you open the front door! As you step inside you will notice a wall of windows to gaze at your 125' of owned waterfront with Lake and Mountain views! This Single floor living home offers a master bedroom suite on one wing with an all marble bathroom to include a Jacuzzi tub to soak in. 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the opposite side of the home. Kitchen, Living room and dining room are open, spacious and full of natural sunlight. Living room and dining room share a double sided gas fireplace with a floor to ceiling hearth. Living room also offers a built in wet bar. There is a lovely relaxing 3 season enclosed sun porch off the dining room. Step down to the full finished lower level to entertain family, friends and guest with a custom bar, grand size family room with a wood fireplace, a billiard room, office, 2 more charming bedrooms and a 3/4 bath. The Lawn is lush, professionally maintained and has mature perineal gardens all around the home that are watered by irrigation system. This home has had many recent updates and is ready for its new owner. Governor's Island Club includes a community beach, new clubhouse, boat launch, tennis court and a playground. Welcome to the lake!

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!

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$689,000 Beds 3 Baths 4
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Welcome to your home on Governor’s Island. Move in and enjoy this wonderful 1970 well-built and preserved gambrel-style home on a peaceful, wooded, landscaped level lot on the top of the island. Enjoy and relax in an oversized screened-in porch along with 3 exterior open decks, large yard and pure privacy. This 2 story home with 2 bedrooms upstairs, large open loft, also offers one-floor living, wood-burning fireplace, and an additional great room with 2nd kitchen, 2 driveways and a huge 2 story garage for all your toys! Governor’s Island was a land grant in 1727 from King George II to Governor Benning Wentworth for services performed in the Colony. Accessed by a bridge, this island is situated in the heart of Lake Winnipesaukee and the lakes region. Your ownership includes private use for residents only of the 4 fantastic sandy beaches, club house, playground, tennis, picnic, boat-launch, kayak/canoe seasonal storage…cross country skiing and hiking trails. Minutes to all the area’s amenities to enjoy shopping, restaurants, skiing, golf…..Don’t wait any longer come and see the beauty of this island!
 
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