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Private, Quiet, Lake House: Fall Foliage, Ski Season Weeks

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House from Lake Sunapee taken from dock near Ring Toss game.

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • 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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                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

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                See above. Large wheelchairs are tight; smaller chairs are no problem....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Service dogs allowed. Inquire about small dogs....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

              • Music Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

                1st floor, door to deck, bathroom in hall...moreless

              • San Francisco Room: 1 twin/ single

                Bath (toilet & sink) in room. First floor. Door to deck....moreless

              • Lakeside Bedroom Upstairs: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                2nd fl. View of Lake, adjacent bathroom with shared shower....moreless

              • Forrest Side Bedroom upstairs: 3 twin/ single

                2nd fl. Adjacent bathroom with shared shower, roll out cot....moreless

              • Master Bedroom/Gallery: 1 queen

                1st floor, door to deck, sink in room. Picture windows....moreless

              • 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

              • Main Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                1st floor center of house...moreless

              • Bathroom 3 upstairs: toilet, shower

                Shared shower with pocket doors accessible from both rooms...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                1st fl in San Francisco Bedroom, with sink...moreless

              • Bathroom 4 upstairs: toilet, shower

                Shared shower accessible from both bedrooms...moreless

              • Both upstairs bathrooms each have toilet and sink plus access to shower thru pocket doors....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                four dining areas: breakfast nook, large table in Great Room, large table on enclosed porch and outside on deck near grill overlooking the Lake...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                ice cream maker, slow roaster, lobster pot, baking pans, storage, extra utensils, BBQ tongs, salsa maker, blender, mixer, lots of trays...moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Local caterers available, including catered dinner on tour boats of Lake Sunapee during summer....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Lots of dishes, bar full of glasses, cooking pans, baking, many large serving dishes...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                lots of dishes, flatware, serving dishes, set of plastic dishes for outside...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) Two refrigerators side by side in kitchen for plenty of storage...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                standard, plus 30 cup, and expresso maker...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Two refrigerators, attached pantry...moreless

              • Stove:

                standard electric...moreless

              • Oven:

                standard in stove...moreless

              • Toaster:

                standard 4 slot...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Long, large driveway accommodates several cars; parking for two cars at end of driveway near the street...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Wood paneled Great Room with large table, player piano, marimba, fireplace, HDTV, seating area...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                BED LINENS with extra sets in each room; pillows and blankets provided...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Lake Sunapee!! Great biking and walking; walk to Sunapee 1 mile....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                woodstove in fireplace for winter, removed for summer...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Large stone fireplace in Great Room. Wood provided....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Negotiable with owner for short periods of time....moreless

              • Heating:

                oil furnace, wood stove in winter supplements...moreless

              • Parking:

                plenty of parking in long driveway...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                inserted in fireplace for winter ...moreless

              • Garage:

                not available to renters...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                bath and beach towels...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Player piano and rolls, marimba, small instruments, binoculars, lots of books and games, 510' of shoreline, almost 4 acres of land. Great privacy, quiet....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    many kids puzzles to 1000 piece ones, games from tots on up, Scrabble, Monopoly and newer games, professional poker chips, Mah Jong, outside ring toss and horseshoes...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    various CDs, lots of sheet music for piano plus 20+ rolls for player piano...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    kids water toys, a few trucks and sand toys...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Comcast HDTV, cable and wireless Internet...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    old boom box and music they TV...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    small, mostly family fare...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance US telephone service. Sunapee area has poor cell phone reception....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Comcast landline with unlimited calling. Cell phone reception best with Verizon....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Comcast wireless available....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck overlooking the water; chairs and side tables, Gas Weber Grille...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Mt. Sunapee in sight, 15 minutes drive; rentals available there...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    not provided but available at nearby rental agencies....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    not provided but great biking trails in the area...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    no grass but window boxes full of flowers...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    not provided but available nearby to rent...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    several courses in the area...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    510' of shoreline, house within 25' of shoreline. View south down Lake Sunapee and lights of Newbury visable at night, three miles away. View of Mount Sunapee....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mt. Sunapee can be seen across the Lake....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Snowmobiling
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  july-august
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,000
                  Sept-June
                  Sep 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • NH rooms tax $360 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  New Hampshire Room Tax of 9% of rental fee needs to be additional to rental rate. This internet format doesn't seem to be taking in that information correctly, sorry!


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                  Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Hemlock Harbor is very private. The house is located in a harbor with a few other houses that are not visible from our house. However, Sunapee Harbor is within walking distance and there is a lot of activity there during the summer.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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 lovely 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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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • House from Lake Sunapee taken from dock near Ring Toss game.

                    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!

                    View from canoe in harbor;part of 510' of Hemlock Harbor shoreline, 4 acres!

                  • Facing southwest, Monet bridge and Penny Island in distance.

                    Facing southwest, Monet bridge and Penny Island in distance.

                  • Great fishing!

                    Great fishing!

                  • View thru Great Room out to 3 season porch and deck.

                    View thru Great Room out to 3 season porch and deck.

                  • "San Francisco" single bedroom downstairs with optional crib, in room 1/2 bath.

                    "San Francisco" single bedroom downstairs with optional crib, in room 1/2 bath.

                  • Kitchen, pantry thru door, breakfast nook to right.

                    Kitchen, pantry thru door, breakfast nook to right.

                  • Upstairs lakeside bedroom, also double bed on right, room 14 x 20' (full bath)

                    Upstairs lakeside bedroom, also double bed on right, room 14 x 20' (full bath)

                  • Forrest side upstairs bedroom facing east.

                    Forrest side upstairs bedroom facing east.

                  • View from dock looking south

                    View from dock looking south

                  • Early morning after rain on deck facing southeast.

                    Early morning after rain on deck facing southeast.

                  • View of Hemlock Harbor on other side of bridge to Penny Island.

                    View of Hemlock Harbor on other side of bridge to Penny Island.

                  • Great Room looking out through enclosed porch (HDTV, player piano, fireplace)

                    Great Room looking out through enclosed porch (HDTV, player piano, fireplace)

                  • Downstairs master bedroom (queen), sink in room, view of Lake and Mt. Sunapee

                    Downstairs master bedroom (queen), sink in room, view of Lake and Mt. Sunapee

                  • Bar in Entry Hall

                    Bar in Entry Hall

                  • Breakfast nook, next to main entry.

                    Breakfast nook, next to main entry.

                  • Lakeside upstairs bedroom facing west into bathroom. One full and one twin bed.

                    Lakeside upstairs bedroom facing west into bathroom. One full and one twin bed.

                  • Upstairs Forrest Room looking west, bathroom door. Three twin beds.

                    Upstairs Forrest Room looking west, bathroom door. Three twin beds.

                  VRBO #263289

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

                  $500 - $571 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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