The town of Sunapee, Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee share the name, which comes from the Algonquian Indian words "suna" meaning "goose", and "apee", meaning "lake". The Indians called the area "Lake of the Wild Goose" because it is shaped like a goose, with the beak being in Sunapee Harbor. People who purchase real estate in Sunapee will find that the town offers a diverse selection of home-sites including highly sought after lakefront homes. Owners of Sunapee real estate enjoy close proximity to the pristine lake that shares the town’s name. Historically a popular destination for tourists, Lake Sunapee was once surrounded by hotels, which people would travel between by ferry. As automobiles became more common, the ferries disappeared and were largely gone by 1915. Today, tourists are drawn to Mount Sunapee Resort and to the lake, where three working lighthouses are maintained by the Lake Sunapee Protective Association.
This custom Lake Sunapee Contemporary fits quietly into the winding landscape of the shoreline. Set on a peninsula with approximately 1100 feet of pristine waterfront allows for panoramic views from Mt. Kearsarge to the Loon Lighthouse to Mt. Sunapee and beyond. The sun bathes the property all day whether on the patio for coffee, the lakeside for cocktails or on the 3 docks that line the shore-two on the western shore allow for multiple boats and the permanent dock is perfect for lounging or launching a kayak or canoe. Privacy and relaxation are easy to find. Beautifully maintained gardens blend in well with the native flora. Step inside to a magnificent 4, 000 square foot 4 BR 3.5 BA home - one floor living with high ceilings, wide hallways, cozy corners and wide open spaces - all very comfortable, simple and understatedly elegant. Fireplaced great room, large master suite with sitting room, library - large sunny kitchen, laundry and much more.
This one of a kind waterfront property is located in the exclusive Garnet Hill neighborhood on the western shores of Lake Sunapee. The property features 300 feet of easily accessible prime waterfront and over 3 acres of pristine level grounds. Additional amenities include a 4 bedroom home with detached garage and a large 2 bay boathouse with bunk room. This spectacular setting exudes natural beauty, privacy and serenity with wide lake and harbor views. Property has great south, southwest exposure and is on town sewer. The possibilities are endless with this rare opportunity!
This one of a kind waterfront property is located in the exclusive Garnet Hill neighborhood on the western shores of Lake Sunapee. The property features 300 feet of easily accessible waterfront and over 3 acres of pristine level grounds. Additional amenities include a 4 bedroom home with detached garage and a large 2 bay boathouse with bunk room. This spectacular setting exudes natural beauty, privacy and serenity with wide lake and harbor views. Property has great south, southwest exposure and is on town sewer. The possibilities are endless with this rare opportunity!
Lovely home built in 1998, in excellent condition with beautiful wide harbor view. Located in quiet cove which includes 200' of waterfront, this house offers an open floor plan with expansive water views from most rooms. Very tastefully decorated home has granite countertops, large open kitchen/dining/living room with stone fireplace, and perfect for entertaining. Attached screened porch and large deck offer expanded summer living space as well as great water views. It is privately sited on 3.1 acres accessed by a lovely driveway through the trees. There are 3 bedrooms plus a Master bedroom suite on the main level, and a finished lower level providing 2 more bedrooms and full bath, plus family room. Lower level has easy walk-out to waterfront, a large storage/utility room plus large unfinished room for ping pong, etc. Also included is a spacious 3 car garage with storage above. Located just a short distance from the harbor with shops and restaurants. Skiing is 10 minutes away!
Incredible open concept contemporary home built by one of the region's foremost builders to the highest standards. This property features large waterside entertaining area with fully equipped bar, hot tub and docks for several boats. The interior entertainment area includes great room and living room with Rumford fireplaces and a barroom that would put any commercial bar to shame. The septic system was designed for 3 bedrooms but has a design approved for 5. Garage space for at least 6 cars also allows ample storage. A 30 x 25 two story barn with heat, water, and septic should accommodate all the toys you might want. There are just too many extras included to list, you need to come and see it!
Wide and dramatic water views from every window in this brilliant contemporary home. Open concept living, kitchen dining provides opportunity to enjoy wood burning fireplace & lake views from many vantage points. Spacious screen porch. First floor master suite. Two large bedrooms & family room down. Lush sweeping lawn with wide wharf at the waterfront. Post and beam barn with 1000 sq.ft. of living space including a family room or overflow sleep quarters.
Very charming 5 bedroom year-round home with adjacent 2 bedrm guest house. West facing for sparkling sunsets. Wide porch overlooks the water. Updated kitchen, dining rm w/elegant wet bar. Master suite has private bath. Guest House built new 2010 - w/spacious living, dining & kitchenette & 2 bedrms w/bath. Enjoy a lawn, wharf & firepit by waters edge. Short walk into the harbor for dinner, concerts & ice cream!
Spacious and fun, completely renovated (1998) McGray and Nichols built custom home on the shores of Lake Sunapee offering 116' direct water front with a sandy bottom ideal for swimming also includes two docks (about 7' depth) for all your water toys! Unique Sunapee Harbor location that offers privacy, plenty of parking, town water/sewer and fantastic views! From the moment you enter the large foyer you enjoy lake views from every room including the fully applianced cherry kitchen with breakfast bar, pantry and wet bar, fireplaced living/dining room, loft area, home office, huge family room, den/library, three spacious bedrooms and large master suite with walk-in closet, full bath and privacy deck. Enjoy summer dinners with family and friends on the 18' x 40' lakeside deck and covered porch. Established landscaping, tons of storage, various sitting/quiet areas including your own waterfall! Short walk to charming Sunapee Harbor...shopping, restaurants, ice cream and more.
Marvelous Lake Sunapee property located at the end of a quiet road. Charming 3 bedroom winterized home overlooks lush sweeping lawn to waters edge. Long permanent pier. Beautiful sandy bottom swimming with easy entry. Wide views of Gardner Bay, and the wide lake looking south. Enjoy a commanding view of Mt. Sunapee & the Loon Lighthouse.
Fernwood Point is a level peninsula which stretches across the northern side of beautiful Gardner Bay - Lake Sunapee. This special property features 100' prime lake frontage and commanding views south of Gardner Bay - the wide part of Lake Sunapee and Mt. Sunapee. A very peaceful and quiet location far from traffic, noise and the maddening crowds. Your pets and kids will love the quiet cul-de-sac road - perfect for dog-walks and bike rides. Enjoy the seasonal cottage as it is - or build new on this impressive .64 acre lot. Town sewer.
A Lake Sunapee home for all seasons. Sited at the water's edge with broad lake views to the East. A warm knotty pine interior, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sun porch, large living room with fireplace plus finished lower level opens to lakeside. End of the road location, walk to Sunapee harbor.
Browns Hill is an upscale development with direct Lake Sunapee access. Boat slip is included with this property and there is a beach and storage area for kayaks. The property is located right next to the amenities, tennis courts and swimming pool. The house offers five bedrooms, large open concept living dining and kitchen, first floor master suite, lower level is finished with two bedrooms and bath, exercise area and family room with fireplace. The upper level has two bedrooms and bath. The large yard offers a great area for children to play. Large decks overlook the the view.
This is the best choice for a lakefront home close to skiing and all year round activities. With 165 feet of frontage and a permanent dock you have privacy on your own waterfront with deep water for diving and boating. The house has 4 bedrooms, open concept living with living room fireplace. There is a small building next to the water for recreation and storage and a large deck. Also included is a 0.93 ac. lot across the street.
Built in 2000, this year round home on Lake Sunapee has a contemporary feel with 3 levels of living space. Great kitchen with granite counters, open to dining space and living room with fieldstone fireplace and cathedral ceilings opens onto a large deck overlooking the lake. First floor master suite completes the main level. Upstairs is a reading loft, 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. The finished walk-out lower level has a family room with fireplace, additional guest rooms and full bath. Enjoy the spacious yard and waterfront and dock for swimming and boating. Located near the northern end of Lake Sunapee, close to New London and I-89.
Listed by John Chiarella of Country Houses Real Estate/Sunapee
This well built home has plenty of space for family and friends. Large eat-in kitchen, dining room overlooking the lake, living room with cathedral ceilings and woodburning fireplace. First floor master suite with lake views, huge master bath and walk-in closet. The second level has a large bedroom and sitting area and the walk-out lower level has living room with fireplace, two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Enjoy the historic charm of Burkehaven harbor, one of Lake Sunapee's most picturesque areas.
Listed by John Chiarella of Country Houses Real Estate/Sunapee
Browns Hill original farmhouse completely renovated in 2005 with great views of Lake Sunapee. Enjoy this classic 1920 New England home set on 2.2 acres with all the amenities of today. If you like to entertain, you'll love the beautiful granite kitchen with cherry cabinetry, large living room with fieldstone fireplace and custom cabinets, fireplaced dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and an awesome farmers porch. Browns Hill is a premier community of single family homes with incredible mountain and lake views. The association amenities include an in-ground pool, tennis courts, 90 acres of conservation land, and a private sandy beach, dock (boat slip available for purchase) and boathouse on Lake Sunapee. A very special property!
This is a great opportunity to own a Lake Sunapee waterfront property with an existing boat house. The house has been winterized with a double roof, insulated, added propane heaters on the first and second floors. Partially finished basement, insulated porch. Lovely views up the lake, deep water, two slip boat house, detached garage. One of the best opportunities to be on the lake with a boat house.
This updated Victorian home features its own separate guest house and large boat dock. Located on Lake Sunapee (in the heart of the Sunapee Harbor) you can easily spend the day on the lake and then walk into town for dinner, shopping, ice cream and entertainment. The main house features a carefully thought through floor plan to capture all the benefits and ease of living on the lake. You'll enjoy its open concept living, grand windows which capture the spectacular water views and the soaring ceilings of the master suite. The separate guest house also provides beautiful lake views, a spacious living room with an impressive wall of windows and an architectural spiral staircase. Outdoor entertaining is made easy with a spacious covered patio featuring a beautiful fireplace and extensive landscaping. Both homes are four season and only 10 minutes from the Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort. No matter what season, this special property will offer endless enjoyment and grand opportunities!
Listed by Joseph Burns of Country Houses Real Estate
Custom masterpiece, simultaneously striking and very livable, designed for gatherings, nestled in the 200-acre Oakledge community. Welcoming front entry leads to dramatic great room accented by a beautiful beamed ceiling, handsome fireplace & woodstove. Swamp maple floors define the great room, dining area & kitchen. 2 chefs comfortably coexist in a true gourmet kitchen. Generous 1st floor master is on opposite side of house from guest quarters. Finished lower level features media viewing area & recreation space, including a pool table. There is an all-season porch & front & rear red cedar decks transition naturally from the interior to provide great outdoor living space. Oakledge amenities include: 1400 ft Lake Sunapee waterfront; spectacular clubhouse; sandy beaches; boardwalks; private decks; tennis; & storage for canoes, kayaks, etc. Marina facilities include 31 moorings & 8 dock slips. Located 1 mile from Mt Sunapee skiing. $7, 500 buy-in fee.
Listed by Charlie Forbes of Country Houses Real Estate
The last building lot in the Georges Mills harbor section of Lake Sunapee. This is a mostly level lot that offers a two room self-sufficient and immaculate cabin with deck and terrific lake views, town sewer, heat, multi-level stairs that lead to 150 feet of waterfront and four boat slips (approximately 29 feet deep at the end of the docks) for all your water toys (current owner rents the slips $3, 000 each for the season). The Town of Sunapee had previously approved construction of a 6, 000 square foot house including a two car garage. Various other outbuildings, patios, decks, open lot located in the no-wake zone perfect for swimming in the small sandy beach. Off road parking for 6 cars or more. Many possibilities with this special lot!
The last building lot in the Georges Mills harbor section of Lake Sunapee. This is a mostly level lot that currently has a two room self-sufficient and immaculate cabin with deck and terrific lake views, town sewer, heat, multi-level stairs that lead to 150 feet of waterfront and four boat slips (approximately 29 feet deep at the end of the docks) for all your water toys (current owner rents the slips $3, 000 each for the season). The Town of Sunapee had previously approved construction of a 6, 000 square foot house including a two car garage. Various other outbuildings, patios, decks, open lot located in the no-wake zone perfect for swimming in the small sandy beach. Off road parking for 6 cars or more. Many possibilities with this special lot!
Available for the first time - Birkelund Woods consists of 22.5 managed acres of fields, meadows and forest adjacent to Browns Hill & Granliden above Gardner Bay - Lake Sunapee. Fantastic view potential of Mt. Kearsarge & Mt. Sunapee. A compound consisting of a 3 bedrm home, 2 charming cabins, a workshop/garage & additional garages surrounds a lovely pond w/mountain views. Development potential or create your private sanctuary.
This charming winterized cottage is ideal for the family looking for a Sunapee vacation home with year round use for Summer and Winter. The three bedrooms, large living room and permanent dock allow for great space in and out. Shallow walk in water for great swimming. Deep water for your boat and diving. The large picture window in the living room offers lake vistas. Enjoy the wood fire in the beautiful field-stone fireplace. A wonderful home to make memories.
LIVE ON LAKE SUNAPEE EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR! Very private Lake Sunapee home that has been cherished by the same family for two decades. 2 minutes from I-89, and a 20 minute commute to the Upper Valley/Dartmouth Region. The beautiful lake setting offers landscaped grounds, paved drive, sun decks, patio, a great fenced in yard for a young family or pets, beautiful lake view, and 178' of Lake Sunapee shoreline w/deck and dock. The grand three level contemporary home w/large addition & total rehab completed 1995 offers divided space for your family or guest, an amazing granite counter kitchen w/cherry cabinets, dining area w/lake view, very large family room w/beautiful built in bookcase wall, sunny living room w/atrium window & charming wood stove, & master bedroom suite w/lg. walk- in closet. You will find this to be the perfect location for four-season living within the Sunapee School District, or a unique slice of heaven where you can enjoy life as it should be.
Listed by Charlie Forbes of Country Houses Real Estate
This classic Lake home is available for the first time in over 80 years. Enjoy perfectly framed wide lake views of Burkehaven Light House, Emerald Island and Blye Hill. Relaxing on the Lake has never been better on the wide wrap around deck, screened porch, and the large family room with fieldstone fireplace. This home's 6+ bedrooms will accommodate large gatherings of family and friends. The property is serviced by town water in the Summer and a private well in the Winter - number of bedroom septic unknown.
Listed by Stefan Timbrell of Country Houses Real Estate