Lakefront living is an aspirational luxury lifestyle with timeless appeal, an evergreen truth that’s evident at Mariner’s Pointe on the shores of Lake Hopatcong. That’s because more than half of the homes in this luxury townhome community have now sold, drawing buyers with its tempting combination of lakefront views, deluxe amenities, and sleek modern interiors, all located just about an hour’s drive from Manhattan.
Mariner’s Pointe offers owners of its 35 residences access to 455 feet of private shoreline along the beautiful Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest body of fresh water. The community offers amenities that take full advantage of the surroundings, such as a pavilion along the lakefront, a fire pit, and a newly constructed boat dock, where a deeded boat slip is included with each home.
Best of all, the lakefront lifestyle is well within reach. Home prices start in the mid-$400s, equating to a mortgage payment less than what you might pay for a month’s rent in Hoboken or Jersey City.
Located just a little over a mile from Interstate 80, Mariner’s Pointe offers a straightforward commute of about an hour to Manhattan. Other transit options include direct rail service to Hoboken via the Lake Hopatcong station and NJ Transit bus lines from the Mount Arlington hub.
Of course, you don’t have to worry about a commute if you’re among those who are — for good reason — purchasing a Mariner’s Pointe residence as a vacation home or weekend retreat. After all, maintenance is minimal, and the price compares favorably to a beach home down the shore.
It’s been a while since there’s been any new construction around here, so it’s no wonder that it’s been selling briskly and that’s not even taking into account the “Community of the Year” award from the New Jersey Builders Association.
Inside these townhomes, you’ll find interiors appointed in a modern style, with finishes and design inspired by a private waterfront resort motif. There are three floor plans to choose from, with nautical names like Spinnaker, Regatta, and Charthouse.
Homes range from 1,600 to 2,200 square feet of living space and include features like wide-plank Bargello floors, nine-foot ceilings, and plush carpeting. In the kitchens, you’ll find custom wood cabinets, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances, while baths boast porcelain tile and wood vanities with dual sinks and either quartz or stone counters.
Perhaps the killer amenity is the private, deeded boat slip that comes with each home. The slips are sized to accommodate boats of different sizes along the community’s permanent, private boat dock, which is protected in the winter by a bubbler system. Attached to steel pilings, the dock also offers direct electrical hookups and hose bibs.
The lake also offers plenty of opportunities for great gatherings at the pavilion and on the sundeck, a multi-tiered area with social areas like a fire pit, lounge seating, and gas grills for the perfect cookout. If you’re into kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boating, you can store your gear in a secure, enclosed space. Once you get on the waters of Lake Hopatcong, there are 45 miles of shoreline for exploring islands and coves and taking in the views of elegant waterfront mansions and charming dockside cafes.
Residents can also enjoy local attractions like the Garden State and Lake Hopatcong Yacht Clubs, and the Lake Hopatcong Golf Club, as well as renowned waterfront eateries like Stone Water, The Windlass, Alice’s Restaurant, Patrick’s Pub, and Pavinci Grill.
You can also count on great outdoor recreation all four seasons throughout the area. Tee off at one of over a dozen golf courses within a half hour’s drive, hit the slopes in Sussex County or the Poconos for winter fun, or go hiking, camping, or fishing at Stokes State Forest.
Homes at Mariner’s Pointe sell from the $400s, and you can learn more by visiting the onsite sales office at 16 Lawrie Avenue in Hopatcong, open Saturdays and Sundays. You can also schedule a private appointment or model home tour by calling Zachary Newlands at 973-272-1003. Realtors should contact broker liaison Madalin Crawford at 973-650-7505. For more information, visit marinerspointenj.com.