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Gorgeous Foliage, Lake to Swim. Serene Cabin in the Woods Close to Sandy Beach

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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A 3 minute walk down a tunnel of orange, red and yellow trees during foliage season brings you to a private neighborhood lake for Kayaking and hiking. You can so perfectly picture taking the canoe/raft into the lily pads near blueberry island. Please enjoy our Kayak, raft and fishing to your hearts content. Our Cabin has a wrap around deck with a screened in porch perfect for grilling on those cool evenings. We have our ping pong table out on the deck and a variety of games to choose from (croquet) Our home is fully updated and tastefully decorated , with three bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, 1-1/2 bath, two TVs with cable, games galore, books, music and and video library, beach chairs, binoculars, beach towels, . Other amenities include washer, dryer, iron, stove and microwave. Five minute drive to local restaurants, grocery store, picture perfect New England towns and other amenities. Leisure activities include foliage viewing, cycling, antiquing, wildlife viewing, scenic drives, bird watching, horseback riding, photography boating and sight seeing small towns that capture the beauty of rural New England. Peterborough, a short 15-20 minute drive is the mecca for antiques and restaurants. Mt Monadnock, is known for its presence in the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. It is the most prominent mountain peak between the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Berkshires. It has long been known as one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world. I've climbed this mountain and it surely is 'a little bit of heaven' The fall is my most BEAUTIFUL TIME


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Property Type

  • House
  • 220 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Graduate students and everyone else No undergrads please...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet Fee $75.00...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This is our master suite. also has a daybed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    IT IS A FULL MATTRESS...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    IT IS A FULL MATTRESS...moreless

  • There are 3 bedrooms The master bedroom used to be two bedrooms. We have a queen bed and a day bed in this room. The other two bedrooms have full size beds and the rooms are 'Zen' adorable!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Toilet and sink with bathroom amenities...moreless

  • The bathroom upstairs has a shower/bath, claw foot tub and toilet. The downstairs 1/2 bath has a toilet and sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our expansive lawn with wraparound deck and walk to lake says it all


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    one in living room and one in master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    JAFFREY ANTIQUE STORE AMAZING CALLED Seaver & McLellan Antiques and Peterborough and Manchester Antiques...moreless

  • Lake View:

    a three minute walk to the private lake belonging to the neighborhood assn. Canoe and kayaks available for use. User assumes all responsibility for both equipment and personal safety. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Vier of Mt. Monadnock from Lake ...moreless

  • Resort:


Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The dining room has a fireplace. Never used it in the summer. We just put in a stove by the living room fireplace for warmth in the winter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    two fireplaces, one in living room and one in dining room. Please DO NOT use the one in the dining room One in livingroom now has a pellet stove...moreless

  • Garage:

    We take garbage to recycle center Guests can keep garbage on back deck where bar be sue is. Also can put in garage and we will pick up for longer rentals...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has a flat screen with DVDs, a CD and games and books galore...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have a garage but we ask guests to park outside on our path...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    wood stove by fall (October 14th)...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with espresso machine, toaster, spices and an antique breakfast table and all staples you can think of and more...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Gorgeous Outside Porch attached to upstairs Master Bedroom with table and chairs...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    May bring your own. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Kayak, raft...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    beautiful wraparound desk and screened in porch for your evening bar be que. Buy lobsters at Market Basket for $3.99/lb when lucky...moreless

  • Golf:

    croquet; golf course 1/4 mile away at Woodbound Inn...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe


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from 14 traveler reviews
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Apr 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Standard pricing
4 night min stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Pet Fee is $75.00, non-refundable.

If more than 7 occupants we charge an extra $20.00 per person.

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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
manchester New Hampshire or Boston, MA (79 miles)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Woodbound Inn
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shattuck Golf Club
27 Miles
Nearest Train
Brattleboro, VT
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US route 119 and NH route 202
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Woodbound Inn and Resort (walk from cabin)
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crotched Mountain
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Lake Contoocook.

Car: Necessary

If your passion is antiquing, 3 minute walk to sandy beach and a 3 minute car ride to the public beach for picnicking and swimming, great restaurants, picture perfect New England towns (Peterborough), live theatre with Peterborough Players, hiking Mt Monadnock , cycling, triathalons, cook outs, bonfires at the beach, beautiful foliage, grilling or playing pingpong on the porch or just relaxing on our wrap around porch, this is the place. Great restaurants in Peterborough, 12 Pines/Jaffrey, NH - KIMBALL FARM FOR ICE CREAM AND A RESTAURANT IS THE BEST


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: My husband and I live in New York City. We work in health care and love our time with family, friends. Owl's Rest is the perfect home for play and relaxation.. Our daughter was 10 when we realized we needed a place to rest and enjoy our love of antiquing, hiking, cycling, barbeque, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding and viewing foliage. My husband is from Napa and missed the beauty of the area. When we drove to the nearby town of Peterborough, we were hooked. This town has live theatre, the Peterborough Players and the actors circle as well as McDowell circle, the oldest artist retreat performed since 1933 having actors as James Whitmore and Sam Huntington. The Peterborough Historical Society lets you discover your past. The town was a model for the play OUR TOWN written by Thornton Wilder. The towns of Rindge and Jaffrey, Peterborough, Sharon, and Dublin all have incredible antique shops, a white-steepled church in Peterborough fronts the town green and the amazing oldest public library in the country. The Monadnock music festival offers music every July and August and the incredible Sharon Arts gallery (beats shopping for art and jewelry in NYC) is my favorite. My husband loves to cycle. There are 20 lakes in the area, 5 golfing ranges and is a perfect year around recreational playground. Peterborough has the best small hospital and is 15-20 minutes away by car. Everyone's definition of a pretty town can differ, but we look for a sense of time passed by, a preservation of the past, and a very real present. The nearby towns of Hancock and Harrisville are ranked in the top ten in Yankee magazine for New England's prettiest towns.

Why Contoocook Lake:
We first visited this property when our daughter Rachel's friend Rose invited us up for the summer. We were instantly hooked. We bicycled all over the area. The towns that are so very near is what sold us as well as our beautiful wrap around porch, house and neighbors. Harrisville, New Hampshire, a 16 mile bike ride from Rindge on Route 137 is perhaps my favorite of all. Here tidy brick buildings and a large granite mill are strung along the millstream that once powered a woolen mill. The buildings are fully restored, and there is the internationally known Harrisville Designs, makers of looms and yarns for handweavers and knitters. If you turn right at Harrisville Designs and cross the bridge, you’ll find a group of five millworkers’ houses called “Peanut Row.” Beyond these is Sunset Beach, the town’s private little beach and a nice spot for a picnic. Harrisville is the village most painted by artists (even more than Hancock) and is one of the oldest existing textile communities in the country, a National Historic Landmark village.I can go on about the area but you have to experience it to love it

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with our large house in the woods with wraparound porch, filled with antiques and lovely art work. CLOSE TO HIKING MT MONADNOCK/LOVELY LAKE/KIMBALLS ICECREAM FARM/FRIENDLY FARM FOR YOUR KIDS AND PETERBOROUGH FOR 12 PINES FOOD AND LOCAL ARTISANS

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  • Master Bedroom, showing daybed

    Master Bedroom, showing daybed

  • Paradise!!


  • My Zen Purple room

    My Zen Purple room

  • My daughters Blue Room The bunny sculpture was created by a local artist

    My daughters Blue Room The bunny sculpture was created by a local artist

  • Food fights!!

    Food fights!!

  • All new kitchen appliances

    All new kitchen appliances

  • View from screened porch with picnic table reading a good book in my comfy chair

    View from screened porch with picnic table reading a good book in my comfy chair

  • Our Home Owls Rest

    Our Home Owls Rest

  • Sunset at our private neighborhood lake displaying fall colors

    Sunset at our private neighborhood lake displaying fall colors

  • Blow up raft with Paris the dog.

    Blow up raft with Paris the dog.

  • My daughter and friend rowing to Blueberry Island

    My daughter and friend rowing to Blueberry Island

  • Master bedroom, queen bed.  Room also has a day bed.

    Master bedroom, queen bed. Room also has a day bed.

  • Our flat coat retreiver Paris passed.  He loved sitting on the dock for hours

    Our flat coat retreiver Paris passed. He loved sitting on the dock for hours

  • Dining room has a fireplace.  It works but we rather you use the one in the living room  Thank you

    Dining room has a fireplace. It works but we rather you use the one in the living room Thank you

  • Comfy living room with flat screen TV and fireplace

    Comfy living room with flat screen TV and fireplace

  • Ping Pong anyone!!!

    Ping Pong anyone!!!

  • Wonderful nook with espresso machine and everything you need to be top chef!!

    Wonderful nook with espresso machine and everything you need to be top chef!!

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