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Lakefront 4 Seasons & Minutes to North Conway

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Last updated: 04/11/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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 four watercraft (sailboat, 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.


Property Type

  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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: combination tub/shower, toilet

            1st floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            2nd floor...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Toaster:

            Toaster Oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Stove
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Room for three cars....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Iron & Board
          • Wood Stove
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Games:

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

              • Stereo:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Time Warner Standard TV...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Water Sports Gear:

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

              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Outdoor Grill:

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

              • Lawn / Garden:

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

              • Boat:

                Super Snark sailboat...moreless

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

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

              • Lakefront:

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

              • Water View
              • Beach View
              • Mountain View
              • Lake View
              • Beachfront

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Water Tubing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Other Activities

                      • 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!...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Cozy, Comfortable, AMAZING VIEWS, lovely lake.

                        Cozy, Comfortable, AMAZING VIEWS, lovely lake.

                        • Guest Nicolle R.
                        • Date of stay 06/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/24/13
                        If you are looking for a place to swim, relax, cook, sunbath, spend time with family, and do all of that in comfort then this is the place. The home is well equipped with cooking supplies, it is clean, cozy, and the owners couldn't be nicer. Also very nicely decorated. They have a lovely beach, a fire pit, a hammock, and the view is amazing. Love, love, love staying in this house every summer, and I am sure that it would be a wonderful place to stay in the winter as well. Cozy log burning stove in the living room and close proximity to the slops makes this house great for all seasons.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to write. We really do enjoy our time at the lake and we are happy to share our spot at the lake with others.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Greatly exceeded expectations

                        Greatly exceeded expectations

                        • Guest Jim (Palm Springs, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                        We stayed over a 3 day weekend and wish we could stay longer. Everything was first class and new. The owners obviously love the place. All ten of us had beds. The house is right on the lake and we enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck watching the loons. The youngsters made good use of the canoe and kayak. Everything was great and we hope to be back.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to post a nice review of your stay. We believe we have a pretty special place, and we are happy to share it with others.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great Tiime away from it all

                        Great Tiime away from it all

                        • Guest Dan from Texas (Texas)
                        • Date of stay 08/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                        Very nice house on calm and peaceful lake conveniently located near much of North Conway and White Mountains. Lake feet away, nice fire pit, kayak, canoe, and sail boat provided. Nice kitchen with all key items you need to cook while there. Nice decor and cabin feel but with some creature comforts, including TV, nice lighting, and wireless. Would be nice in summer or winter but we stayed in winter. We really relaxed and had some nice day trips hiking, beach, and area attactions (Attitash, etc.). Very family ((kid) friiendly home. Weber grill and patio dining a nice touch. If you live in a city, you will love the stars at night and the loons! Garbage needs to be taken to a down dump (a rural NH thing I think) and town traffic in Conway can be heavy but the house has some nice short cuts around it once you know them. Otherwise, nice value and real nice owners and accomodations. I would stay there again!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you for the nice review. It is our first year renting and we are trying to provide the best experience possible to those that stay on the lake. So far everyone has really taken great care of our home which makes it easier to keep up the standard. Thanks for visiting. Remember us if you ever need a place up north.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                       
                      $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
                      Monthly and seasonal rentals available. Please inquire.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 04/11/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Portland, ME at 60 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Highway 16 at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Just outside the back door at Conway
                      • Nearest Barpub: Conway and North Conway, many fine options at 3.5 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Cranmore Ski Resort at 9 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: North Conway Country Club at 9 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Conway and North Conway, many fine choices at 3 Miles
                       

                      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.


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                      Speaks: english, german

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                      Photos

                      • Open Concept

                        Open Concept

                      • Upstairs Bunkroom

                        Upstairs Bunkroom

                      • Upstairs King

                        Upstairs King

                      • Upstairs

                        Upstairs

                      • Upstairs 3/4 Bath

                        Upstairs 3/4 Bath

                      • 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.

                      • Sit On Top Kayak

                        Sit On Top Kayak

                      • Our own beach on Big Pea Porridge Pond

                        Our own beach on Big Pea Porridge Pond

                      • Fall Colors from our beach

                        Fall Colors from our beach

                      • Back porch view from the frozen Lake

                        Back porch view from the frozen Lake

                      • A quiet winter day

                        A quiet winter day

                      • Upstairs View

                        Upstairs View

                      • Downstairs Queen

                        Downstairs Queen

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Upstairs View

                        Upstairs View

                      • Downstairs Full Bath

                        Downstairs Full Bath

                      • House on the Pond

                        House on the Pond

                      • Dining Area on Deck

                        Dining Area on Deck

                      • 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

                      • View from second floor deck of loons on the lake

                        View from second floor deck of loons on the lake

                      VRBO #436345

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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