Beautiful Island Property Log Home on Lake Winnipesaukee
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gilford house description
Welcome to 23 Mark Island. This home has been our summer paradise for the last 7 years and for the first time we are opening its doors for a few select weeks over the summer to families that we hope will enjoy it as much as we have.
Mark Island is a non-bridged island property in Gilford, on Lake Winnipesaukee. To be clear, non-bridged means you will need a boat for access, which is part of the charm of it. Mark Island is approximately 100 acres and is sparsely populated with about 30 homes around its perimeter.
This is a true log home situated on 2.5 acres and 289 feet of deep water frontage. On the inside, the open concept main living area is great for families. The kitchen and living room are open to each other and the views are great. The kitchen has granite countertops, a huge center island with a beverage fridge, a stainless gas range, dishwasher and Advantium microwave. The kitchen table has seating for 8. There is a commercial ice machine on the porch that provides endless amounts of ice. There is a full bath with laundry, a bedroom with a full size bed and another bedroom with a full size bed and a set of bunk beds. Upstairs there is a large master bedroom with a full bath, and a loft area with a futon bunk bed (full on bottom, twin on top). The home is heated by a gas fireplace for ambiance, and air conditioners in the main living area and master bedroom will cool the home efficiently.
There is a large screen porch down the right side of the home that opens to the deck. It contains two rustic log futons that fold out to full size beds for additional sleeping. In total, the beds in the house can sleep 15 people! The expansive front deck is 42' x 16' and looks out over the frontage and across to an uninhabited part of Bear Island. There is a large grill with side burner, table with umbrella and seating for 8, and a sitting area. There is a gate on the deck to keep the little ones in.
There is a newly installed fire pit area, perched beach with steps into the water, swim raft in deep water and an 8 person hot tub for relaxing, all with unobstructed views of the lake. The property is situated in a small bay that is considered one of the best areas on the lake for watersports as it is sheltered from the wind, waves and traffic. If you are lucky enough to have your stay on the island coincide with a full moon you will be amazed by the view.
There is a large, deep water dock with ladder for swimming and enough parking for 3-4 boats. There is mainland parking for day guests just around the corner at Cattle Landing, and the Glendale public docks are a 10 minute ride away, with grocery stores, Walmart and numerous great restaurants close by, as well as many top restaurants and the activities at Weirs Beach are a boat ride away. We do provide 2 guest parking passes for the Glendale dock facility for renters.
Boat and jet ski rentals are available through various local marinas. There are local companies that will offer water transport for a fee as well.
- 1960 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We have latching gates on the deck to keep children contained. Also there is a removal gate that can be utilized at the top or bottom of the stairs inside. We can provide a porta crib and high chair upon request....moreless
Will consider well behaved family dogs. Pets must be restrained and not permitted on neighboring lots. No animals on furniture, and cannot be left unattended at the home. No controversial breeds. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
The home on Mark Island was everything we were hoping for. We had family come up and stay with us while we were there. Plenty to do for both adults and kids! Lovely home, deck, fire pit, hot tub, lake toys etc. We enjoyed our stay to the fullest.
- Guest Jill D.
- Date of stay 08/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Great Getaway for Big Families!
Great Getaway for Big Families!
What a beautiful house and property! We were a little hesitant on being on an island - so we probably over-packed - which was totally unnecessary!! Owners thought of EVERYTHING possible you may need! We rented a boat, but found we didn't even want to leave! Great place for families with kids - so many things to do - fish, paddle boat, play in the elevated sand beach, kayak, firepit with smores, swimming, diving off the floating raft - never a dull moment! Owner was hospitable & very responsive to our needs. We especially loved the speakers outside with satelite radio and the firepit away from sleeping kids!! A/C is window unit - but really does an amazing job keeping things cool. Photos accurate - house is clean and updated! We hope to stay again next year - easily slept 2 families - 13 people.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/11/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Great Island Long Weekend...
Great Island Long Weekend...
We had a great weekend at your wonderful island property. It was wonderful for our family to be together with no distractions. The setting is magical, great deep water dock for our boat and jet ski, great waterfron with steps into the lake and a wonderful firepit for roasting hot ogs and smores in the evening. We have stayed on many island properties and your property has been the best of the best. We will certainly be back!
- Guest Ken (MA)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 06/30/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
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3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
We have a strict no-fireworks policy due to the fact that the ground cover is natural and the home is log.
The hot tub is meant for adults only. If there is excessive use/damage of the tub that requires draining/sanitization this will result in a forfeit of your security deposit. It takes new filters, 500 gallons of water and the better part of a day to rectify. This is for everyone's safety.
50% Deposit required 60 days prior to arrival.
Balance due in full 30 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation policy available upon request.
$500.00 Refundable security deposit.
A separate pet addendum must be completed, and an additional charge of $50 per night is added.
Please contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$4200 per week including 9% State tax and cleaning fee
Will offer discounted rates for the month of September. Please ask.
Linens are not included
We typically look to rent for full weeks only, Friday-Friday or Sunday-Sunday. Will consider shorter stays based on availability, particularly in June or September.
On stays less than a week we do charge 9% tax and cleaning fee.
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View from the water
new fire pit
View of front of house
swim raft and docking
living room looking towards kitchen
master with queen size bed
rainbow as seen from dock looking across at Bear Island
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