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Lakefront 4 Seasons & Minutes to North Conway

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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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Property description

Booking now for 2014-2015 Ski season.

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Our home is an idyllic four-season getaway from which to take in all the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer. We are close to all the skiing, hiking, watersports, etc. in the Conway area. But despite its proximity to the activities in the valley, our home feels tranquil and is very connected to the water of Big Pea Porridge Pond. There are excellent views of the water from just about anywhere in the house or on the property. From the deck there are just a few stairs to the open yard that ends at our private sandy-bottom beach. We are avid hikers and skiers, but it is also very easy to just stay and relax.
Big Pea Porridge Pond is about 140 acres, and motorboats are not permitted. We are on the north shore which provides southerly views and close access to Conway. The mornings are quite tranquil and you will enjoy the call of the loons as the mist rises from the lake. In the fall, our home is a great place to enjoy the fall colors; we are only 3.5 miles to the Kancamaugus. There is year-round fishing, and the lake contains rainbow trout, small mouth bass, yellow perch, and sunfish. Use any of our five watercraft (2 sailboats, kayak, SUP, and canoe). In the winter, the lake provides skating, cross country skiing, and ice fishing.
The first floor is open concept with excellent views through the oversized sliding glass door, which opens to a deck that spans the back of the house. The connected living room provides views through a large picture window, and the woodstove is nice for quiet, cozy winter evenings. The second floor sitting area provides excellent views through a picture window and has access to a second floor deck. Sleeping arrangements are provided by a first floor bedroom with a queen bed; and on the second floor a king bedroom and a bunkroom with two sets of twin bunks. There is also a queen pull-out couch in the upstairs sitting area. If you filled all of these you might sleep 10, but at 1500 sq ft, we feel eight would be more comfortable.
From the back deck or anywhere in the yard you can comfortably watch your family and friends playing on or in the water. Varied features we also hope you will enjoy: a hammock, blueberry bushes, beach toys, floats, puzzles, games, WiFi, fire-ring, gas Weber grill, etc.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • No sheets or towels are provided. Woodstove, boats, hammock, fire ring, and small dock for your enjoyment....moreless


  • Books:

    There are some legal thrillers and a few books about the White Mountains. You will also find a basket of children's books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have Scrabble, mancala, cribbage, board games and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Standard TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    3.5mm cable and Bluetooth so you can play your own music....moreless

  • Television:

    The living room has a TV with built in DVD player. The upstairs sitting area has a TV with a DVD player. The master bedroom has a TV. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Sand toys....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Videos include: Stanley, The Wiggles, Felicity, The Seven Little Foys, Bob's Favorite Adventures, Madeline, The Jungle Book, Real Wheels, Aristocats, Bright Eyes and Action/Thriller/Dramas....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    It's called a pond, but at 140 acres, it's really a lake....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    110 feet of waterfront on Big Pea Porridge Pond including a sandy bottom beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    In the summer there is outdoor seating as well. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Basic through Time Warner...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for three cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip Machine, Filters, and bean grinder Tassimo Espresso, cappuccino, mocha, etc....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You will find a few basics like salt, pepper, olive oil, assorted tea and random other items. ...moreless


  • Boat:

    2 Super Snark sailboats...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) There is one large deck on the ground floor and a smaller deck on the second floor....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One canoe, one sit-on-top kayak, one stand-up paddle board...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are a couple pots with herbs for your use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One large Weber gas grill, one large charcoal grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2013 Coast Guard Approved PFDs ranging from Infant to XL Adult....moreless



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$250/night + $100 Cleaning + 9% Tax, $500 refundable Security Deposit, 2 night min
Summer/Holiday Weeks:$1700/week + $100 Cleaning Fee + Tax, $500 refundable Sec Dep
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Last updated: 06/20/2015
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, ME
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Conway and North Conway, many fine options
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Conway Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Conway and North Conway, many fine choices
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cranmore Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Just outside the back door

Car: Recommended

Situated on the North Shore of Big Pea Porridge Pond, offering southerly views across the pond & quick access to N.Conway: Storyland, Scenic Railway, Mount Washington (Hiking/Driving), Cranmore (Skiing, Mountain Coaster, Segway Rides), Attitash (Skiing, 2 Mountain Coasters, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Wall, Mountain Biking), King Pine (Skiing, Boating, Tubing)Cathederal Ledge, Diana's Baths, Moat Mountains, Kancamagus Highway, Mount Chocorua, Saco Bound Canoeing, Lake Conway, Silver Lake, etc. There is so much to see and do in the Mount Washington Valley!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We live in Portsmouth NH and enjoy traveling up North to the Mount Washington valley. We like to hike, camp, fish, kayak, and cook.

Why the Owner Chose Conway:
When we came across Big Pea Porridge Pond, we were surprised to find such a quiet and tranquil setting so close to all of the activity of the Valley. You can really set your own pace: work in as much activity as you can or just sit by the pond, fish, sleep, read...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As we mentioned earlier, we really feel connected to the pond at the house. The beach is just feet away at the edge of the back yard.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german

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  • House on the Pond

    House on the Pond

  • Upstairs View

    Upstairs View

  • Upstairs Bunkroom

    Upstairs Bunkroom

  • Upstairs 3/4 Bath

    Upstairs 3/4 Bath

  • Sit On Top Kayak

    Sit On Top Kayak

  • A truly solid charcoal grill.  We have a propane grill as well.

    A truly solid charcoal grill. We have a propane grill as well.

  • Morning with mist on the lake

    Morning with mist on the lake

  • A quiet winter day

    A quiet winter day

  • Upstairs


  • Upstairs View

    Upstairs View

  • Upstairs King

    Upstairs King

  • Fall foliage from 2nd floor deck.  This picture doesn't fully capture the view.

    Fall foliage from 2nd floor deck. This picture doesn't fully capture the view.

  • Dining Area on Deck

    Dining Area on Deck

  • Fall Colors from our beach

    Fall Colors from our beach

  • View from second floor deck of loons on the lake

    View from second floor deck of loons on the lake

  • Back porch view from the frozen Lake

    Back porch view from the frozen Lake

VRBO #436345

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