Cottage on Magical Lake Sunapee

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Last updated: 09/03/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lake Sunapee is one of the largest, cleanest and most beautiful lakes in New Hampshire (Lake Winnipesaukee fans will tend to disagree here). Lake Sunapee is also known for its serenity and often referred to as the “sleepy” lake. If you’re the “partying” type, this is probably not the place for you.

Built at the turn of the century, our house is almost 100 years old. We do love a bit of comfort ourselves, so we've worked hard to retain the simple, rustic atmosphere without sacrificing too many modern conveniences. The house is a lake front property. What makes it a bit unusual, however, is that you access the property from the front of the house, which means there is a small road to cross to get to the water. You might want to keep this in mind if you have very small children. There is virtually no traffic to speak of, but we still wanted to point this out. There are four bedrooms in the house, but for the time being we’ve closed off one of them to our renters to store our personal belongings (when they built houses 100 years ago, closet space was not a big priority).

Another special feature of the house is the turret and two of the bedrooms are actually located in the turret itself. Both of those rooms face the water. To get to the bedroom on the top floor of the turret, you have to walk through the other bedroom in the turret. In addition there is no door at the top of the turret stairs, so as beautiful as the turret rooms are, privacy is limited if both rooms are being used. The two turret bedrooms have queen size beds. The third bedroom now has two beds: a full and a queen.

Our kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook a delicious meal. There isn’t a microwave over or a dishwasher. There are two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. The one upstairs is only equipped with a bear-claw tub, which may be used but climbing in may not be convenient for some people. At the front of the house, there is a screened-in porch and in the back of the house a stone patio. On the waterfront we have both a deck and a dock. The dock itself is not a stationary dock and only about 25 ft. long and 5 ft. wide. On a quiet day, boats up to 19-20 feet may be docked on it for a few hours at a time. The wind can come up very quickly on Lake Sunapee. Depending on the intensity and direction of the wind, a heavy boat tied to the dock could pull the dock right up off of its foundation. Several years ago we finally purchased a boatlift. We kindly ask you to let us know ahead of time if you plan to use the boatlift.

The swimming in Lake Sunapee is awesome! Access into the water is via a small set of stairs to the left of the deck. The depth of the water at the shoreline is about 3-4 feet, but it does get deep rather quickly. The bottom of the lake is rocky in spots although there are enough smooth and flat rocks around to allow walking into the water. There is also a public, sandy beach just down Lake Ave. (2-3 minute walk).

Our house is located in an area on the lake referred to as Blodgett's Landing. Not only is it unique to any other place on the lake, it is rich in history. It has been reported that “the beginning of Lake Sunapee as a summer resort may be dated in 1875 when a man named George W. Blodgett built the first cottages or leased the land upon which they were built in the area which became Blodgett’s Landing. Prior to the cottages, however, came the camps with tents.” It is said that this is why the cabins erected later were built so unusually close together. By the way, the early group of visitors, who are said to have left a lasting impression on the topography and personality of the landing, were the Spiritualists of New Hampshire. The “Lake Sunapee Spiritualists” began holding their annual Camp Meetings in Blodgett's in 1877. There is a quiet end as well as a busy part of Blodgett's. We consider our house to be located in the quiet part of town. As much as we crave solitude when we get away on vacation, we’ve never once regretted our choice to buy property in “Blodgett’s”. In a sense, it offers the best of both worlds; privacy and community. Blodgett’s, by the way, is on the “gold-coast” of Lake Sunapee, which means the sunsets are awesome. Everything else you need to know about the house and the surrounding area, you should find in our listing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or need additional information.

Keywords: The Town of Newbury on Lake Sunapee


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    by request...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    please inform owner if you plan to use boat lift...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    by request...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    available to rent nearby...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat lift available Boats available to rent at Georges Mills Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    facilities nearby...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available to buy or rent nearby...moreless



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May 28 - Sep 30, 2016
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lebanon Municipal Airport

Car: Necessary


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Year Purchased: 1998

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Speaks: english, german

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Cottage on Magical Lake Sunapee

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