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

 

358 Sleepers Island Alton NH 03809

Alton, NH358 Sleepers Island

Price$965,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4879902

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,243

Sleeper Island on Lake Winnipesaukee. By far one of the best views on the lake, this 2 bedroom newer home gives you the feeling you are on top of the world. If stairs are a problem, worry not, enjoy a smooth ride from the shoreline up on the impressive state-of-the-art power lift. This summer home has been designed for easy maintenance inside and out with vinyl shake exterior and composite decking and railings throughout. The deck across the front of the home leads to a 1,000 square foot massive section with a dining area, fire pit, hammock, and an abundant amount of space for kids of all ages to play. A few steps up from the deck you'll find The Sleeper Island walking path which goes around the island interior - great exploring. Inside a floor to ceiling fireplace is the focal point of the main floor, with strategically placed windows to be mesmerized by the long range views and sunsets. The main floor consists of kitchen, living, dining, bedroom and a full bath as well as laundry area. Upstairs you will find a spacious loft, the master bedroom and bath. A lot of planing went into the design and construction and this really offers the best in island homes. The waterfront complete with breakwater affords for two boats, a deck, jet ski dock, and great swimming area. Move in today and start enjoying lake life!!

Listed by Jen McCullough and Betty Ann Bickford of Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro

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15 Cow Island Tuftonboro NH 03816

Tuftonboro, NH15 Cow Island

Price$725,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4881836

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 763

Cow Island - Lake Winnipesaukee. This spacious two bedroom cottage rests right on the water's edge! A very private setting with 2.7 acres, and boasting 241' feet of crystal clear waterfront. The u-shape dock has plenty of room for multiple boats and is tied to multi-level decking. A perfect area for cooking out, lounging, swimming and taking in a phenomenal view of the Ossipee Mountains. The cottage has an expansive front porch, reminiscent of an old lake house, complete with rocking chairs - a porch you would spend all your time on when not on the waterfront. You'll find beautiful hardwood floors throughout - kitchen, dining, bedrooms and bath, and the living room, which has a wood stove to take the chill off cooler evenings. Just steps out the back door is a private shower house, and there is also a bunkhouse. There are contiguous walkways from the dock to the bunkhouse and completely around the main cottage. This property sits back from the mainland boat traffic creating a nice private area for water activities and great fishing. Cow Island offers an abundance of hiking trails on the island interior, where you're bound to share paths with all sorts of wildlife. The property is located within minutes of Pier 19 for all your grocery needs, boat gas and nightly ice cream! Still plenty of time to enjoy island living this season, and be all ready to go for next year!!! Showings begin Sunday September 12.

Listed by Jen McCullough and Betty Ann Bickford of Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro

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248 Cow Island Tuftonboro NH 03816

Tuftonboro, NH248 Cow Island

Price$699,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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MLS Number 4878760

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Square Feet 1,476
  • Bathroom 1

This wonderfully maintained 4 bedroom cottage, located in a secluded private cove with a great sandy beach, is situated on .67 acres with 305' of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee with expansive views including Ragged Island and the Belknap mountains. The living room has a beautiful large Stone Fireplace which looks out on the lake and the mountains. A large Mahogany deck sits in front of the house and extends to the water with a great walkway all the way to the permanent U-shaped dock. The 1st floor has a large bedroom for those looking for one floor living, with 3 more bedrooms upstairs for family and guests. The front 2nd floor bedroom overlooks the lake with a small balcony to enjoy the view, fresh air, and beauty. A wonderful custom built gas grill will enhance all barbecues and the lake experience. Great area with small coves and islands to kayak, canoe, paddle Board or go to more open waters to ski, tube, and enjoy all that Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer. Enjoy listening to the loons, have coffee on the deck and just enjoy nature in a very peaceful setting. For the explorers, there are many well maintained hiking trails into the center of the larger part of Cow Island. Blueberry bushes line the shoreline of the island. This property is centrally located to enjoy the entire lake. Several marinas are close by. Seller has a mainland access at an additional price.

Listed by Ellen Watts of Lamprey & Lamprey Realtors

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890 Rattlesnake Island Alton NH 03810

Alton, NH890 Rattlesnake Island

Price$289,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4869664

  • Land
  • Acreage 0.79
  • Waterfront 100
  • Water View
  • Zoning LR

Rattlesnake Island building lot with magnificent sweeping views from north to south located on the broad side of the island. Piling dock, sandy swimming, a level area near the water for lounging, cook outs and watching the ever-changing character of the lake. A short hike will bring you to a larger level area with a shed complete with power, water pump, picnic table and horseshoe pit. From the summit of historic Rattlesnake Island, you can embrace Lake Winnipesaukee in all her beauty. This lot abuts the construction road, offering easy building and septic installation. The island is two miles long and you'll find many trails on the interior to explore and sightings of all sorts of wildlife. The island shore measures 5 miles, a good distance for avid kayak and paddleboard enthusiasts. Also a benefit to all Rattlesnake Island property owners is Rattlesnake Landing, a piece of property on the mainland with parking, a boat ramp, and docks for dropping off and picking up guests.

Listed by Jen McCullough and Betty Ann Bickford of Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro

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