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Delightful Lakefront Home

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lake view from screened in patio


Last updated: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Winchester house description

Watch the sun rise over the lake as you sip your morning coffee at the handmade knotty pine bar. Delightful year-round cottage on pristine Forest Lake, located in the heart of the Monadonock region, close to the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont borders.

The rustic knotty pine cottage has all the comforts of home including two TVs, cable, two decks and a huge screened porch overlooking the lake with gorgeous views of the mountains. A full kitchen includes a microwave and gas stove, or if you like select from over 50 restaurants in nearby Keene. Two bedrooms upstairs with one full bed, a bunk bed and two twin beds allow up to six people to sleep comfortably. Downstairs, a comfortable futon and queen-size sleeper sofa accommodate an additional four people. On the screen porch overlooking the lake, enjoy a cookout on the gas grill, curl up with a good book or nap in the hammock as you listen to the birds.

On the quiet dead end street, enjoy a nice afternoon stroll as the kids ride their bikes. Enjoy fishing for bass and trout, swimming in the 110 acre spring-fed lake off the 175 square foot stationary dock, or taking a ride in the paddleboat or canoe. In the fall, the leaves changing colors on the nearby mountains are a spectacular backdrop to the crystal clear water of the lake. Enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing and snow shoeing in the winter, leaf peeping, hunting and hiking in the fall. Mount Monadonock is just a short drive away and offers hiking and bike trails. If shopping is more to your liking, Keene is just a short drive and offers the Colony Mill Marketplace with over 50 unique shops and plenty of antique stores and boutiques.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Small dogs or de-clawed cats (Additional fee applies)...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • Jetted Tub, Walk-in Shower, sink, toilet, vanity

              Other Amenities

                  • Jacuzzi tub, Walk-in shower, Bocce, Paddleboat, Canoe, Rowboat, Hammock, Forced air heat, Board games, Books, fire pit, dock, screened in porch, air conditioning, custom built bar with mini refridgerator, gas grill, chimnea, 2 decks...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic cable only in off season, winter months, Nov.1 through March 31...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Forced Hot Air...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    No internet service in off season, winter months Nov.1 through March 31...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall Rates
                      Sep 14 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Winter Rates
                      Dec 1 - May 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 09/26/2014
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                      Car: Necessary

                      Drive-In Theater, Mountain Climbing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Snow Skiing, Racing at Monadnock Speedway


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1959

                      About the owner: We have had this property in our family for three generations! It was purchased by Max & Viola Szetela in 1959, so that they could enjoy their summers on Forest Lake. In 1990, their son Bob took over the care of the cottage and converted it from a seasonal cottage to a year round home, so they could enjoy ice fishing, skating and winters on the lake. Now the fourth generation has begun to enjoy the cottage as well.

                      Why the Owner Chose Winchester:
                      Forest Lake provides the opportunity to 'get away from it all' while still being close to modern conveniences like restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. The lake is spring fed and stocked every year with trout for fishing enthusiasts. Our beach is sunny and warm, and the dock is perfect for fishing or soaking your feet as you watch the kids swim. On the beach sit and enjoy the sun or build a sandcastle (water toys provided).

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Our home provides modern conveniences like a fully stocked kitchen, jacuzzi tub, high speed Internet and WIFI, convenient off-street parking, and incredible views from nearly every room. The 12x20 foot screened in porch overlooking the lake is perfect for an evening meal, playing cards, reading a book or just relaxing after a day of swimming. The 6x20 foot deck is perfect for morning coffee and watching the kids swim or the boats out on the lake. At night, enjoy the fire pit on the beach and roast marshmellows, tell stories and enjoy a cocktail as you watch the moon rise over the lake. PLEASE NOTE: Nov. through March, no WiFi internet service and only basic cable TV.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • lake view from screened in patio

                        lake view from screened in patio

                      • private dock, lake view

                        private dock, lake view

                      • Kitchen with gas stove, microwave and refridgerator/freezer.

                        Kitchen with gas stove, microwave and refridgerator/freezer.

                      • living room area

                        living room area

                      • breakfast bar overlooking the lake

                        breakfast bar overlooking the lake

                      • private beach & dock

                        private beach & dock

                      VRBO #79327

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                      $108 - $210 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 09/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/26/2014
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                      (413) 534-3755 (Massachusetts, USA)

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