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.
Rogers Brook is a magnificent Lake Sunapee property on a sylvan and private 7.2 acres. The lovely 4 bedroom main house features wide lake and harbor views from all principle rooms. The wide porch and flag stone terrace allow for out side seating. A lush lawn along the waterfront invites croquet games or a favorite reading spot. The property offers a rare combination of deep water two bay boat house and lovely sandy swimming and sandy beach. The guest house has three bedrooms and two baths and is ideal for the kids or special guests. The property has an undeveloped 200 feet of frontage adding to the privacy. This portion of the lake has always been considered the Gold Coast. A special property for a discerning buyer. Lake Sunapee has many year round activities with Mt Sunapee 10 minutes away for skiing, hiking and zip lining.
Safe Harbor is a Timberframe family compound modeled after the Great Adirondack camps. Designed by renowned architects O'Neil Pennoyer - this Lake Sunapee property offers 4 separate dwellings with connected roof lines… common outdoor living spaces. Nestled on 3.5 acres with 363' shoreline - the buildings consist of a 3 bedrm main house, 1-2 bedrm guest house, 2 car garage w/heated studio (& golf simulator) and a 3 car garage w/unheated second floor summer bedroom. Two screen porches open to a courtyard with gardens… reflecting pool. Meandering paths lead to sandy beach… shallow sandy swimming -or continue on to two deep water boat docks. Overlooking Burkehaven Harbor, Fishers Bay… Mt. Sunapee ski trails. A unique combination of inspired architecture blending with nature, a historic part of Lake Sunapee… complete privacy.
Rogers Brook is a magnificent Lake Sunapee estate on sylvan and private 5.2 level and landscaped acres. The lovely 4 bedroom main house features wide lake and harbor views from all principle rooms, the wide porch and flag stone terrace. A lush lawn along the waterfront invites croquet games or a favorite reading spot. This estate offers a rare combination of deep water two bay boat house and a lovely sandy swimming beach. Guests will love the three bedroom guest quarters. Additional land is available.
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.
Insightful and inspiring design brings exterior views of birch groves and glistening water into every room & living space in this stunning Lake Sunapee home. Floor to ceiling glass is beautifully framed with cherry arched moldings. Easy transitions create a graceful flow between living, kitchen and dining & family rm. Enjoy summer evenings in the large screen porch - with easy access to the large deck. First floor master suite & private library. Upstairs find 4 corner bedrms each w/private en-suite bath & shared tub/showers. A large rec room over the garage can double as an in-law apartment. Basement level has full windows on the lake and could be finished. Follow a winding path to beautiful beach, shallow sandy swimming and long deep water dock. South facing. Kids and adults will enjoy the fantastic, safe swimming. Check out the loons nesting nearby -but don't get too close!
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!
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!
A true eloquent "Lake" home, this wonderful large home on the shore of Lake Sunapee offers the best of lake amenities, large dock system, sandy beach, spectacular views, deep water access, wrap around covered porch over 60 feet long for your outdoor dining, and peaceful days, 3 fireplaces, 6+ bedrooms, dining room that is adorned with wall paintings, a vacation home of the owners' for more than forty years. A portion of the house has been updated for year-round use. Enjoy the tradition of a true Lake Sunapee home.
Listed by John Chiarella of Country Houses Real Estate/Sunapee
A rare Lake lot that is level and with southern exposure. Well maintained with open paths and rhododendrons scattered through the property. The shore front has easy access for swimming and a dock. This is one of very few remaining building lots on the lake with level access. Town sewer and water are at the street.
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.
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 SunapeeÂs most picturesque areas.
Listed by John Chiarella of Country Houses Real Estate/Sunapee
You'll find total privacy and exceptional attention to detail in this beautiful contemporary home.Set high on a hill, views of nearby Perkins Pond, Connecticut River Valley & Vermont mountains beyond are as stunning as the house itself.The spacious main level is designed to offer congenial living areas. A kitchen-family-dining area is set with the kitchen as its hub.Warm wood, granite, and tile support the Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf cooktop & double oven.A granite floor-to-ceiling fireplace anchors this sunny family space.Should the more formal occasion arise, the main living room and dining room provide a more intimate setting.An en suite master bedroom wing features a superbly appointed bathroom, relaxing sitting room, and walk-in closets for his and her wardrobes.Three upstairs bedrooms are complete, each with its own bath.Don't miss the downstairs, featuring a casual bar, billiard room, and wood stove.Access the heated outdoor pool and patio from this level.
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.
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!
Very unique and charming lakefront home on private lot with sunset views. This 3 Bedroom, 3 BA home nestles into the landscape with a private deck and wonderful dock and cabana and perennial gardens. . Cathedral ceiling and a wall of glass, lots of light, comfortable living room, first floor master and charming kitchen. Brand new septic system. Subject to Oakledge Purchase Option.
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
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
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!
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.
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
Wonderful Yankee Barn home with Yellow pine floors just refinished. Large open spaces with lots of sun and open lawn in the back. Four Bedrooms 3.5 baths, with first floor master suite.Kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile floors. The large windows allow for lots of light and the large deck overlooks the back yard. Attached two car garage is great for winter storage or for cars. Lower deck has a hot tub. Full basement has lots of room for storage or play area with high ceilings. Could be finished for additional space. Great family home. Amenities include a tennis court, beach front, clubhouse and moorings for your boat. 1000 gallon Propane tank and automatic generator.Association buy in fee $7500.
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
Immaculate Oakledge home very well suited for the ease and comfort of a year round private vacation retreat! Conveniently located near to both the tennis courts & 1400' of Lake Sunapee shoreline consisting of private lounge decks, boat moorings, sandy beach swimming, outdoor BBQ plus kayak racks. The clubhouse boasts 2 kitchens, game room, showers, Great room & decks. The home features a foyer entrance w/a native stone floor, double closets & a bench area which flows into this contemporary 2001 home built w/friendly gatherings in mind;a stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the LR surrounded by ground level 5' windows to view the private 3 acres of natural forest topped off w/ a cathedral post & beam ceiling for a Grand appeal! Kitchen is top of line w/ ample granite counter space and bar island overlooking the dining area sharing yet another fireplace & an outdoor patio.Top floor master suite w/soaking tub & glass shower, 2 large BR, FB & lounge area. Main floor office/den. Paved driveway
Listed by Pam Richardson of Country Houses Real Estate/Georges Mills