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Your Own Private Peninsula — Squam Lake's Most Coveted Location

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Campfires at the point are a fond tradition. Can you say s'mores?

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Squam Lake house description

Located on one of Squam Lake’s rare private peninsulas, Camp Finisterre offers the greatest luxury of all: simple living in a spectacular setting.

This former fishing camp-turned-family getaway is a throwback to an unplugged era. From the moment you leave your car behind and begin the short walk down the blueberry-lined path (your first glimpse of Finisterre’s 2,000 feet of shoreline), you will feel like you have arrived back at summer camp. Just as then, all you’ll need is your swimsuit and a good book.

Finisterre was constructed on this “end of the earth” promontory in the early 20th century. Set on an acre of land surrounded on nearly all sides by water, the camp hosted anglers, including President Cleveland, who flocked to its clear green waters, sandy-bottomed coves, and rocky shoals. It was converted to a family retreat that was purchased in 1957 by the Brown family who in the ensuing decades have welcomed family, friends, and, more recently, renters to its peaceful embrace.

From the beginning, Finisterre has been a special place for all ages to gather. The spacious, shingled house (3,900 square feet including its wide, covered porches) have been renovated and yet have maintained their vintage charm, with bead board siding, wood framed windows, indoor/outdoor living, and a mix of modest New England furnishings. It is wonderfully comfortable, though nothing here is precious, save kinship and nature.

Simply put, the camp invites relaxing. Free of modern life’s distractions, your biggest decision may be whether to take a dip in the lake or a nap on the porch. Come sunset, you can gather for a sun downer on the west-facing dock, convene for supper in the large, eat-in kitchen, and move your party to the fire ring at the end of the point for s’mores. Finally, retire to one of the camp’s airy bedrooms where you will fall asleep to the calls of loons and the lapping of waves.

Your assignment for the next day? Rinse and repeat.

To get a sense of just how private your escape will be, check out the aerial photo below. We’re the entire peninsula on the right.

You're close to everything (including the charming town of Holderness), and yet far away from it all.
• On small cove shared with just one other family
• Directly across from Squam Lake Association where you can rent sailboats, kayaks and more
• 1 mile from local farm stand
• 2 miles from Holderness
• 6 miles from Ashland
• 10 miles from Meredith

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 5

            Sleeps 6 in 4 twin bunks plus 2 single futons on floor...moreless

          • Knotty pine paneled bedroom on first floor with queen bed. Upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans, wood paneling or wainscoting; three have queen beds, and one sleeps six in two bunk beds plus two futons on the floor. All bedrooms have water views and natural cross-ventilation with screens. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2 upstairs: toilet, tub

            Full bath with clawfoot tub serves upstairs bedrooms....moreless

          • Outdoor shower

            Enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold running water....moreless

          • Bathroom 1 downstairs: toilet

            Half-bath with pedestal sink & storage locker...moreless

          • Downstairs bedroom is adjacent to half bath. Outdoor shower is perfect for recharging after a day of fun in the sun. Dunk the little ones or have a soak in the clawfoot tub upstairs....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The large maple dining table surrounded by double-hung windows and topped with a cathedral ceiling is great for entertaining....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen/dining wing with open floor plan and pantry. Island with double sink separates work areas....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Loaded with cooking equipment for entertaining a crowd....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            2 large refrigerators in pantry....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 12 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Large living room has three double futon couches centered around brick fireplace. French doors open to large screened porch with over-stuffed wicker furniture....moreless

          • Parking:

            Two reserved spaces at the foot of point, and nearby overflow parking for guests....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Free firewood for the large hearth is included in your stay....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Fire pit at the end of the point is a favorite place for s'mores at day's end. Water views from every room with practically no one else in sight, and trees providing a natural privacy screen. Oversized dock, picnic area, and BBQ grill that everyone will enjoy....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Game Room

              Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Landline for free local calls. Nearby cell tower has good connection to set up your own hot spot....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wide, wrap-around open porch on two sides. South-facing screened porch with lake views on three sides....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Cook up your fresh catch of the day!...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Views across the lake to Squam Range and Red Hill...moreless

                  • Village:

                    2 miles to charming town of Holderness...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Nearly 360 degree view of Squam Lake...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Oversize dock on sandy bottom cove...moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    2,000 linear feet of shoreline...moreless

                  • Water View
                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Water Parks
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Hiking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Late
                  Sep 2 - Oct 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $375
                  $2,625
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,325

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $180
                  • Security deposit $350
                  • Pet Fee $0
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  These rates and terms are valid for 2014 rentals.

                  Rentals start on Friday evening, allowing you to have an entire weekend in your vacation.

                  Returning guest special: Make next summer's reservation by September 30 and receive this summer's rates!

                  Advance booking (more than three months out): 50% due upon booking with balance — including cleaning fee and separate check for security deposit — due 90 days prior to occupancy.Booking within 90 days of occupancy: 100% of rent and fees due at time of reservation.

                  Security deposit: $350

                  Cleaning fee: $180


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                  Last updated: 07/15/2014
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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manchester, NH (MHT)
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 113
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Walter's Basin
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Squam Lake Inn Kitchen & Bar

                  Car: Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1957

                  Why the Owner Chose Squam Lake:
                  Concord resident Mrs. Brown purchased this summer getaway for her family of six. Four generations of the Brown family have since gathered at Finisterre for summer vacations, family reunions, weddings, and good old-fashioned fun. Mrs. Brown passed the camp on to her sons Steve and Tom, who manage Finisterre for the enjoyment of their children, grandchildren, and friends. They welcome renters to share this special place.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Simple pleasures and privacy on Squam Lake’s best location.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Campfires at the point are a fond tradition. Can you say s'mores?

                    Campfires at the point are a fond tradition. Can you say s'mores?

                  • The renovated camp retains all its original charm

                    The renovated camp retains all its original charm

                  • Downstairs bedroom

                    Downstairs bedroom

                  • One of the three upstairs bedrooms with queen beds

                    One of the three upstairs bedrooms with queen beds

                  • Bunk room sleeps 4 in beds and 2 on floor futons

                    Bunk room sleeps 4 in beds and 2 on floor futons

                  • Living room with brick fireplace, views of the lake, and 3 futon sofas

                    Living room with brick fireplace, views of the lake, and 3 futon sofas

                  • Sunsets and outdoor dining on the front porch

                    Sunsets and outdoor dining on the front porch

                  • The cove at sunset

                    The cove at sunset

                  • View of the camp from the lake

                    View of the camp from the lake

                  • View of Squam from Rattlesnake Mountain, a favorite day hike

                    View of Squam from Rattlesnake Mountain, a favorite day hike

                  • The blueberry-lined causeway is your private entry to Finisterre

                    The blueberry-lined causeway is your private entry to Finisterre

                  • Walk out the peninsula on the right and leave the rest of the world behind!

                    Walk out the peninsula on the right and leave the rest of the world behind!

                  • An east facing queen bedroom upstairs

                    An east facing queen bedroom upstairs

                  • Open kitchen with cathedral ceilings and windows on three walls.

                    Open kitchen with cathedral ceilings and windows on three walls.

                  • An evening view into the kitchen

                    An evening view into the kitchen

                  • This small beach -- when the lake level is low -- is great for young children

                    This small beach -- when the lake level is low -- is great for young children

                  • Imagine yourself waterskiing!

                    Imagine yourself waterskiing!

                  VRBO #467628

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

                  $375 - $475 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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