Private, Quiet, Lake House: Fall Foliage, Ski Season Weeks
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- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sunapee house description
Quiet, artistic, interesting, 5 bedroom, 4 bath, traditional Lake House for family vacations or private retreats. Private cove near Sunapee Harbor; 510' of shoreline. Now booking for fall foliage and ski weeks or 3 day weekends. NOT renting for the entire season this winter.
Lake Sunapee is 20 feet from the house with views from all rooms except the kitchen and one bedroom which look out to 70' Hemlocks, white pines and hardwoods blazing with color in the fall. Shoreline of 510 feet. No other homes in sight but views to the southern end of Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee.
Sleeps 11: Five bedrooms (three very spacious), 2 full, 2 half baths, Great Room, enclosed porch with dining area and fully equipped kitchen provide room for gatherings and privacy when needed. Dock and large deck, 510' shoreline and fabulous natural beauty all around outside; HDTV and Internet provide contact with the external world if you want it.
Perfect for nature lovers with unparalleled shoreline access and woods. Enjoy the water by kayak, canoe, power or sailboat. Of course, swimming is awesome. Extended families will love to gather in the Great Room (20 x 30'), enclosed porch, or large deck to eat, play board games/puzzles/cards, sing around the player piano or marimba. Spacious house allows for separate spaces with three, large bedrooms and two average sized bedrooms decorated with art and antiques from a family of artists, writers and travelers. Full kitchen supplied to serve everyone comfortably. Two full and two half bathrooms.
Near to major highways, Dartmouth College, Mt. Sunapee Ski Area, and less than 2 hours from Boston.
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Keywords: Lake House
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Small area cleared for little ones, but the water has lots of rocks. Depth of water from 50' dock is 4'5' during summer; boat docking, adult swimming. Sandy town beach 2 miles away (guest pass makes it free) and State Park Beach with sand is 5 miles away (fee.) House kid friendly. 'Playhouse' in yard a delight for children. Lots of games and water toys available....moreless
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Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12
- King size beds (1) Two identical twins are in the upstairs Forrest Bedroom and can be made into a king upon request. Total of three twin beds in that bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in ground floor large bedroom with door to porch and picture windows and view of Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee., Double Beds (1) Antique, carved rosewood frame surrounds the double bed in the lakeside upstairs bedroom (14' x 20'). An additional twin bed also in this bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (7) Main floor Gold Music Bedroom has two twins; main floor San Francisco Room has one twin and half bath in room; upstairs lakeside room has one twin and one double; upstairs forrest side has three twins., Baby Cribs (1) available upon request...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
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Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
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End of summer vacation
End of summer vacation
With Hurricane Irene bearing down on New England, it wasn't at all clear that our planned vacation on Sunapee would work out...but we ended up with a perfect week of weather, in as an idyllic a spot as you can find on the Big Lake, tucked in the back of a quiet cove with a long water view out through the channel and Mt. Sunapee in the distance. You can see how the house survived the 1938 hurricane. Swimming was great for the kids (lots to explore in the rocky waters), the dock accomodated the power boat (tho some navigation in the rocky channel is needed...), the entertainment areas of the house wonderful for us and the friends who visited, house large enough to provide quiet spaces when needed, and the four plus acres around the house make it very private indeed. The Youngs are interesting/interested people and perfect hosts...Greg stayed in the carriage house next door during the hurricane to make sure all was well, and Mary a wealth of information on the pedigree of the old house and the surrounding area. We'll be back....
- Guest Mike (Vienna, Virginia)
- Date of stay 08/27/11
- Review Submitted 09/07/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: It's wonderful to have guests who appreciate watching a hurricane blow by from our three season porch! The following week of sunshine was ample reward for the day of rain, but Hemlock Harbor has always seemed to be a place where it is comforting to "hunker in" and read, play cards around the big table or just relax. We are delighted to have guests who appreciate the special qualities of our quiet, rocky harbor and the details of a home that has heard a lot of music and laughter.
Hemlock Harbor - A home away from home
Hemlock Harbor - A home away from home
We have been coming to Hemlock Harbor with our extended family for a number of years now. We have enjoyed our time here more and more every year. All members of our family, from babies to grandparents, have enjoyed spending time at this wonderful house. The house is spacious and overflowing with charm. The master bedroom is large and has its own access to the deck overlooking the lake. Everyone morning we would wake up to a picturesque view of the lake out our window. There is a large porch on the back of the house with a table that had room for our whole family. There is another large table in the great room in front of a beautiful stone fireplace, which was a great place for games in evening. The kitchen is well stocked with whatever you need. There is a large pantry and two refrigerators which is wonderful when feeding a large group. The location is fabulous. It is located on a quiet cove that is perfect for kayaking, swimming or just relaxing. They have a great dock, with room to tie up our power boat and canoe. The house is located at lake level, not that common on Lake Sunapee, which makes it easy for the youngest and oldest members of the family to access the water. The property is very private making you feel that you almost have the lake to yourself. The house is located not from Sunapee Harbor. My sister and I enjoyed many early morning walks along the lake to the Harbor. Finally, Lucy and Greg are wonderful hosts. They go out of their way to make you feel at home in their house and truly seem to enjoy sharing their little bit of paradise with others.
- Guest Wendy & Tom (Wilbraham, MA)
- Date of stay 08/14/10
- Review Submitted 02/27/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: It has been a delight to share Hemlock Harbor with extended families. Each year we meet sisters and brothers, new little ones and members of the older generations. Family vacations seem to work well here because there are places to gather and enough space to have time away from one another. We appreciate our returning renters and welcome new people who will appreciate our home and the beauties of Lake Sunapee as much as we do!
$4000/week July, Aug ($3500/wk multiple weeks) Week minimum. $3000/wk Sept-June or $500/night 3 night min required,no monthly rate 9% NH room tax added to all; $500 refundable security deposit See calendar for available dates. Inquire about off season for retreats.
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Year Purchased: 1957
Why the Owner Chose Sunapee:
Hemlock Harbor has been in the family since 1957. We love the setting and the house and enjoy sharing it with others who appreciate it. We rent the property to pay the outrageously high property taxes!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hemlock is a marvelous place to relax, gather with family and friends, write/paint/create (27 books were written here) and play. The Great Room is the gathering place inside with a huge table and benches for eating, playing cards, visiting or working on a project in front of the fire or looking out over the Lake. Player piano and marimba provide lively entertainment if you don't want to watch Cable or just read in the seating area. Five bedrooms provide plenty of space; there are seating areas and desks in most. There is limited access to the pristine class 'A' waters of Lake Sunapee and very few properties with 550' of shoreline in a quiet cove. We can see neighbors' docks but no other houses. Winter is magical whether there is snow over the ice for cross country skiing and skidooing or clear for skating. It's a magical place, charming, not flashy or modern but with what a person really needs available. Consider an off season retreat with family or friends. Facilitate a retreat for writers, scrabble players, kayakers, photographers. Proprietor available to prepare meals for groups if pre-arranged.
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House from Lake Sunapee taken from dock near Ring Toss game.
View from canoe in harbor;part of 510' of Hemlock Harbor shoreline, 4 acres!
Facing southwest, Monet bridge and Penny Island in distance.
View thru Great Room out to 3 season porch and deck.
"San Francisco" single bedroom downstairs with optional crib, in room 1/2 bath.
Kitchen, pantry thru door, breakfast nook to right.
Upstairs lakeside bedroom, also double bed on right, room 14 x 20' (full bath)
Forrest side upstairs bedroom facing east.
View from dock looking south
Early morning after rain on deck facing southeast.
View of Hemlock Harbor on other side of bridge to Penny Island.
Great Room looking out through enclosed porch (HDTV, player piano, fireplace)
Downstairs master bedroom (queen), sink in room, view of Lake and Mt. Sunapee
Bar in Entry Hall
Breakfast nook, next to main entry.
Lakeside upstairs bedroom facing west into bathroom. One full and one twin bed.
Upstairs Forrest Room looking west, bathroom door. Three twin beds.
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