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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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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

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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
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Miscellaneous board games....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Nearly 360 degree view of Squam Lake...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    2,000 linear feet of shoreline...moreless

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Rural
  • Village:

    2 miles to charming town of Holderness...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Oversize dock on sandy bottom cove...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Fireplace:

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

  • 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

  • Telephone:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 including a Keurig ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    2 large refrigerators in pantry....moreless

  • Stove:

    Free-standing range with oven ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early
May 1 - Jun 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$425
$2,975
Late
Sep 8 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$425
$2,975
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,675

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Security deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $0
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

These rates and terms are valid for 2015 rentals.

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

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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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH (MHT)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Walter's Basin
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 113
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!

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