Private Island on Lake Winnipesaukee! Devens Island is a one and a half acre island with a 3-bedroom two-story house, a separate bunk house, a 2 slip boat dock, a swim platform deck and a very gradual sandy beach. Located on one of the most picturesque lakes in the world, you truly feel the stresses of the world melt away while on your own private island. Located in Tuftonboro between Cow Island and Little Bear, in an area know as “the hole in the wall,” Devens enjoys both spectacular sunsets from “sunset bench,” and lovely sunrises from the well thought out “breakfast coffee sitting area.” One of Lake Winnipesaukee's original historic homes which has been renovated within the past few years, it maintains the cozy island camp feel while offering modern amenities including; new hardwood floors, granite countertops in the bathroom, all new exterior windows and an enclosed porch which wraps around two sides of the house extending the living space and opening onto the new cedar deck. The main house has a queen size bed downstairs and a queen and a full size bed upstairs. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo but there is nothing better than the new outdoor cedar shower. Kids love to sleep in the bunk house with the 2 sets of built-in bunk beds, sleeping 4. The outdoor fire pit is a great night time gathering spot for family and friends. 4 kayaks are supplied as well as outdoor patio furniture, adorondack chairs and portable beach chairs. The kitchen has a new refrigerator, an electric stove and oven, a microwave, a Keurig coffee maker and there is a gas grill on the deck. Devens Island is accessible only by boat. There is nearby parking , 1 mile away at 19 Mile Bay, which offers day docking and parking for up to 2 cars and a trailer for the length of your stay. There are several local marinas that rent boats. Fall asleep to the sound of the loons and relax like you never have before!
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedrooms, Bunkhouse , 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 10, Private Island
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
About Steve Bauer
Steve & Brenda live on the other side of the lake, in Gilford, but spend as many free moments as possible on Devens Island where they both enjoy listening to the loons, kayaking in and out of the coves around the island and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the area.
Steve Bauer purchased this House in 1989
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was the perfect island hideaway! I mini oasis filled with charm and sprinkled with hospitality!
The minute you dock, the level of care and thoughtful design is evident on the property. Walkways throughout were lined with solar lighting that led to several kayaks and a private dock with a generously sized sand bottom swimming hole, the charming bunkhouse (which slept 6) with its own fire pit and wooden oars to perch open the windows and to the house deck with plenty of seating and hosted amazing views of the lake. We discovered quickly that we weren't alone when a baby otter popped up for a visit while doing his rounds! The loons were also not shy to approach the east side of the island pretty regularly. There were plenty of beds to accommodate all of our guests and lots of extra blankets for the chillier evenings. We fell asleep to the sounds of loons and woke to waves splashing ashore. The home was just recently renovated and was well equipped with everything we needed for our week long stay from kitchen appliances and extra towels to games, puzzles and an entertainment center for outdoor tunes! There are two showers, one inside and one outside and our large party never ran out of hot water. The weekends were filled with typical lake energy and the homes are all private enough that we never felt as if we were bothering anyone with our fun. We spent most of the day playing on the water, coming and going just tooling around on the boat and fishing off the shore and in kayaks (great fishing btw!). Our evenings were spent mostly on the deck eating and playing games, with the exception of one colder nite where we made a fire on the wood burning stove inside and got cozy on the couch while adoring the tapped fireplace 👍� (you'll see). Although isolated on an island, we always felt safe with the neighbors being just across the water who generously offered help anytime. The island is centrally located, easily accessible for visitors or food shopping and strategically positioned for some of the best sunsets I've seen while still feeling isolated from lake traffic. This home truly offers the best of everything for a large group. We will certainly be returning!
Thanks for the kind review of Devens Island. We are so happy that you and your family and guests enjoyed your time on the island as much as we do! Look forward to having you back again!
Beautiful Island Getaway!
A gorgeous spot to relax and enjoy the lake! The camp is cozy and has that special Lake Winnipesaukee charm that is a must for a true island experience. We've been to many islands on the lake, but this is special. The location and privacy make it a great experience that is rare these days on the lake. There are many places on the island to just sit and enjoy the view from sunrise to sunset. I love to listen to the loons calling while sitting on the dock.
The bunkhouse was a great spot for the kids to sleep and enjoy their own "private" island experience. The outdoor shower is a great touch to really get you in the island frame of mind. We also loved sitting around the fire pit at night. There are great adventures to be had kayaking around the surrounding islands nearby.
The owners were great. We had a great time and will be back!
A UNIQUE experience for those both near and far!
Although this property is the perfect getaway for those who do NOT live on the lake, it is also a great idea for those who are NEAR! My family actually lives on the mainland of Lake Winnipesaukee. We decided a "stay-cation" was in the cards for us this year. We wanted a completely DIFFERENT experience, without having to drive or fly far away. We learned that there are VERY few private islands on the lake for rent. In fact this is the only one we found that met all of our needs:
Nature, beautiful authentic lake house, private bunk house for the kids, 360 degree views, boat dock, kayaks, fire pit, and also important to us, was not having to worry about our dogs running free. The surrounding water is crystal clear, and we all enjoyed floating, laughing, family time, friends coming to visit, and the feeling of "escape" from daily life. I highly recommend this island retreat - we also found the owners very pleasant to work with. They kindly got us oriented when we arrived. WE WILL be back!