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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 7 Governor’s Island Real Estate Listings Currently For Sale


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
$1,100,000 Beds 5 Baths 5
with 880 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Remarkable Governor's Island newly reconstructed home, a premier neighborhood with a amazing shared beach, plus hiking trails, tennis, clubhouse, and much more. Beautifully appointed open floor plan with nice large kitchen with island seating, granite and stainless, open to living and dining room which opens up to a huge deck and screened porch with filtered view. Main floor has a master suite, Walk out lower level has a family/game room. There so many bedrooms & baths, you'll have plenty of room for company. The house has been rented and has a great rental history if you want instant income. The home has many extras, automatic Generator, lawn irrigation and alarm system. Low maintenance home close to skiing, restaurants, marinas, attractions, golf, and easy for commuting to the south.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$1,059,000 Beds 5 Baths 3
with 150 ft. Owned Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Under Agreement - TAKING BACK UP OFFERS! 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. Newly constructed clubhouse. 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
$479,000 Beds 3 Baths 3
with 900 ft. SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

An historic Governors Island home on a beautiful, level 2 acre lot. With an easy walk to club beach, tennis and clubhouse this is a perfect home for year round use. There are three bedrooms, two baths, a wonderful living room with fantastic stone fireplace. Kitchen has been newly remodeled, and it opens to a family room with gas stove.

Gilford NH  Home For Sale on Governor’s Island
$425,000 Beds 3 Baths 3
with SHDPRI Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee
Gilford NH   Home mls no. nneren

Governors Island Colony! This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2,400 square foot home is nestled in the heart of GIC. The second floor features an open floor plan including a large living room next to a family room with a cathedral ceiling, beautiful stone fireplace, hardwood floors and adjacent kitchen. Great for entertaining and hosting a large family. The master suite boasts a full bathroom and slider to a deck overlooking a beautiful backyard with garden and patio. There's a full bath, 2 bedrooms and a parlor on the first floor as well as an attached 1 car garage. More vehicles and more guests? No problem...There is a detached 2 car garage with guest room above. Governors Island offers 3 sandy beaches, a boat launch, playground, tennis courts, pickleball court and a stunning new multi-million dollar club house. Come check out all this home and association has to offer!
 
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