Michael Travis

Island Real Estate

Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire  Sleeper Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire  Pistol Island in Tuftonboro on Lake Winnipesaukee

There are some 365 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee-only 252 are habitable.

No stranger to island living, my family owned a 1.3 acre island in McGregor Bay, Canada, 9 miles by boat to get to in uncharted waters from the landing and 28 miles by car to the nearest town called Little Current—which was an over statement.  I learned from when I was a skinny red-headed freckled face 11-year-old the real appeal of island living as part of a family of seven. I learned to drive a boat—even build a boat, before I learned to drive a car.  I grew up learning about nature, fishing holes, camp fires, boating rules, sail boat races, swimming — and so much more.  Island life is the good life. Enjoy.


Below is a list of all the islands on Lake Winnipesaukee with their size in acres

Long Island-1,186 acres;  Bear Island-780 acres;  Cow Island-522 acres;  Governors Island-504 acres;  Rattlesnake Island-368 acres;  Welch Island-187 acres;  Little Bear Island-143 acres;  Stonedam Island-141 acres;  Timber Island-136 acres;  Sleepers Island-113 acres;  Mark Island-102 acres;  Barndoor Island-88 acres;  Black Cat Island-75 acres;  Pine Island-74 acres;  Whortleberry Island-69 acres;  Sandy Island-67 acres;  Jolly Island-50 acres;  Three Mile Island-47 acres;  Round Island-43 acres;  Lockes Island-42 acres;  Diamond Island-37 acres;  Dow Island-32 acres;  Big Beaver Island-30 acres;  Camp Island-28 acres;  Mink Island-26 acres;  Birch Island-25 acres;  Six Mile Island-23 acres;  Farm Island-21 acres;  Melody Island-20 acres;  Chases Island-19 acres;  Worcester Island-18 acres;  Keniston Island-18 acres;  Pitchwood Island-15 acres;  Ganzey Island-15 acres;  Nineacre Island-13 acres (Which makes you wonder how Nineacre Island-got its name) acres;  Five Mile Island-13 acres;  Ragged Island-12 acres;  Badger Island-11 acres;  Treasure Island-10 acres;  Hull Island-9 acres;  Joes Island-8 acres;  Glines Island-7 acres;  Beaver Island-7 acres;  Little Barndoor Island-6 acres;  Little Camp Island-6 acres;  One Mile Island-6 acres;  Little Whortleberry Island-6 acres;  Kinneho Island- 5 acres;  Half-Mile (western section) Island-5 acres;  Christmas Island-4 acres;  Whaleback Island-4 acres;  Fish Island-4 acres;  Half Mile Island-(eastern section) 4 acres

  •  Largest 53 islands (which are listed above) = 5198 acres (8.1 square miles)
  • All remaining islands = 107 +/- acres

  • Grand Total = 5305 acres (8.3 sq mi)

  • Only 73 islands are 2 acres or more

  • 18 Islands are 1-2 acres.

  • 16 islands are 1/2 to 1 acre

  • 24 islands are 1/4 to 1/2 acre

  • 14 islands are 1/10 to 1/4 acre


2 Hermit Island Moultonborough NH 03254

Moultonborough, NH2 Hermit Island


Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4906441

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Construction Existing
  • Square Feet 1,400

Have you been looking for the ultimate getaway on Lake Winnipesaukee? Hermit Island is now for sale for the first time in 40 years. This private 2.3-acre island has 1,300 feet of waterfront on exclusive Lake Winnipesaukee and is sold together with its mainland waterfront .25 acre lot with a garage conveniently just 200 feet away. This property is Airbnb ready! There are 4 slips on the island (with room for more) and 3 slips on the mainland. The home on the island has been recently renovated with all the expected modern amenities, including new flooring, kitchen and bathrooms, a new roof and new deck, and year-round electricity and high-speed internet via an underwater cable. On the mainland, there is a 20' x 30' garage with sleeping quarters upstairs for the ultimate convenience for both storage and recreation. Both buildings are plumbed for unlimited lake water use. This island is also sub-dividable into 2 separate lots. There are no toilet facilities at the garage; add your own holding tank or septic. This is one of the most unique properties ever offered on Lake Winnipesaukee; private island living with the convenience of a mainland home, the ultimate matching set. The two properties are on one deed and will not be sold separately. This property is sold in conjunction with Hermit Island MLS#4906441

Listed by Corina Cisneros of EXP Realty

$/month over payments
Federal 30-year interest rate: 6.09% last updated on Feb 2, 2023
* All Figures are estimates. Check with your bank or proposed mortgage company for actual interest rates.
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