A three story home in the gated community of South Down Shores. Our home offers an assigned parking area, a great walkout patio, just a few steps further and you are at the private pool and tennis courts, and a short walk around the corner brings you down to the large sandy beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Very spacious and clean, you will enjoy a large eat in kitchen, 2 dining areas with plenty of seating for everyone, sky lights, vaulted ceilings, and lots of natural light from the sliding and french doors on the main level. Young travelers will enjoy their time in the playroom in the loft with changeable game tables with foos ball, pool and air hockey. A Wii game console is also available. Outdoors and just a short walk from our home is the private pool (Gables owners share), pool house, tennis courts, playground and community grill area. This is a special place for large groups or big families to enjoy. This private and safe gated community is impeccably maintained with many walking trails and a day docks at the boating marina. Full of summer homes and vacation properties, you will surely make new friends and lifelong memories here! Pets are allowed for an additional fee. No smoking within the home. Motorcycles are allowed, but must be garaged or placed in a covered trailer off site. A designated trailer parking lot is available for an additional $25/day and boat slip rentals are also available.
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My husband and I both grew up in Massachusetts and we currently reside about one hour and 15 minutes away from our property, making it the perfect second home. We have 3 children ages 12, 10 and 4. The kids are always asking when we are going back to the Lake. They have made great friends up there and there are always things for them to do. In the summer we spend many weekends by the pool, or on the beach at the Lake, or sometimes on a family member's boat. If it's not the perfect beach or pool day, the kids will walk down to the Lake and spend hours searching for frogs in the pond nearby, which is why we call it the 'Frog Pond'. My son and husband will bring their fishing rods and cast right from the rocks near the beach. In the fall months, the foliage is breathtaking. In the winter months, we will go skiing at Gunstock Mountain (15 minutes away) or will set up traps for ice fishing at Pickerel Pond (also 15 minutes away). And, I have to mention my annual 'girls weekend' when my friends and I do some serious shopping at the Tilton outlets, then treat ourselves to a spa day at Cascade Spa on the water in Meredith Harbor. These are just a few ways we enjoy all of our time up at the Lake, no matter what time of year!
This home was purchased by my in-laws in 1991 and they were the original owners. It remained in my husband's family until 2005 when we purchased it along with my brother-in-law and his wife from my mother-in-law whose only wish was that it stayed in the family. Many family members have purchased their own homes within the same gated community because of the wonderful amenities and grounds. It is truly a wonderful place to enjoy with family and friends!
Where else can you enjoy mountain views, impeccably maintained grounds, walking trails, swimming in the pool or the Lake (your preference) and be within close proximity to the other amenities the Lakes region has to offer? Nowhere but here, yes we are a little biased on this one!