Making an island your vacation retreat can be both rewarding and challenging. Making it your full-time residence can be even more challenging - an adventurous endeavor not for the faint of heart, but doable.
Islands offer everything the mainland offers, but at a much lower price. Though at first it may seem like a remote location, that feeling soon fades when you realize you are only a short boat ride away from the docks of half a dozen towns.
Lake Winipesaukee Islands: A Retreat and a Home
Once on the island for your getaway, sit back, relax and watch the world go by in boats. You hardly notice this interesting traffic as you sit on your dock having a coffee or other refreshment. And let’s not forget campfires by the water’s edge as your children and guests roast marshmallows. The night sky above a darkened Winnipesaukee Island can be exceptionally clear for star gazing.
Once at their island camp, most folks like to stay put, especially in spring and fall. A cozy fire in the stove or fireplace while catching up on your reading and old movies is pretty relaxing. Winter brings challenges, but what a rewarding experience. Imagine looking out over a snow covered lake with moon reflections making it look just like daylight.
Need additional reasons to own an island retreat? Please call, and we’ll investigate them together. I have enjoyed the islands both as a vacation retreat and, yes, I have also made an island property my year round residence, except for just before ice in and just before ice out. As I write this, I am looking out our front windows watching the Mt. Washington cruise ship pass by. Oh, it is great to be here!
For some interesting background on the Lake Winnipesaukee Islands, I recommend this page from the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum website.
Be sure to look at our listings for Lake Winnipesaukee island homes and land for sale, and contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
For more information, contactRobert Parmenter at our Wolfeboro, NH, office.