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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful Central New Hampshire home on the shore of Hermit Lake.

This beautiful rustic one family home with cedar clapboard exterior and a natural pine wood interior with two French doors opening outward to a large rear yard which ends on the shore of picturesque Lake Hermit. Fire pit to be enjoyed by all. This little treasure is located in Central New Hamphire which is absolutely beautiful! Ensuring peace and tranquility for some, for others, a restful conclusion to the end of a day filled with one or several of the many great adventures awaiting you in New Hampshire. The rental includes 5 kayaks and a standing paddle board🤗(seasonal). The home is completely furnished. Generator automatically kicks in if power is down. New heating system assures you tranquility, long hot showers and heat during the winter months. The house operates with monthly checked smoke directors and carbon monoxide detectors. Our prices are very accommodating as we would really love to have you as our guest and share this beautiful property and it's prime location. You will not be disappointed. We are a couple who are committed to and take pride in our guest's satisfaction. We are located in Sanbornton NH which is near many of the most prime winter activities and other points of interest in Central NH.

Member since: 2017
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About The Owner

We spent some time growing up in two different countries. However, not much difference between us when it came to values, integrity and the deep desire within us to serve not only our country but the community. Tony is a retired Police Sargent. Anna is a Social Worker and a Personal Trainer. We both served our communities with passion and pleasure. We met each other later in life and blended our two families. Our children are amazing. We have a Personal Trainer, Social Worker, and a Fireman who serves in the US Air Force. We dont consider ourselves lucky. We have worked hard for what we have and we taught our children to be valuable members of the community. When we met we lived in a small ranch home in Connecticut's largest city. Later we bought a home in another more rural and smaller town in CT. One of our daughters live at the small ranch home and is ready to get married. We have visited Alaska 4 times. We love it there. So we decided to buy property there and retire; however God had other plans. The plans we made made to purchase some property from someone fell through. Much to the joy of our

We then started to search here in New England for our future retirement home. It was here on Lake Hermit that we found our little home in the beautiful state on New Hampshire.

The Owner purchased this house in 2015

Why The Owner chose Sanbornton

We love rustic, we love nature, we love freedom and we love adventure. We decided that New Hampshire was for us. We came to look at this property and right away became in love with everything about it. The big backyard than ends at the shore of Lake Hermit and the lake beach just about our side yard. The Central location of the home offers us the opportunity to explore all of beautiful New Hamphire. We bought the home from an elderly couple who decided that traveling in an RV was their next step in life. They shook our hand at closing and wished us well. They told us that we were going to be happy here and that we bought a treasure. BOY! THEY WERE RIGHT. Our first night's stay as owners was an amazing tranquil feeling; The next morning we woke up to Lake Hermit. It was a foggy morning, however with the sun rising and burning off the fog the view of the lake transformed into stunning views of Lake Hermit. It was our first wedding anniversary when we took ownership of our New Hampshire home. We could not even believe that in just one year we were going to own such a beautiful home and be so happy here. We look forward to making beautiful memories wth our family and many friends. We do believe that good things happen to those who work hard and seek out their dreams. As we know dreams can and do come true.

What makes this house unique

The truth is that although we still love Alaska, in the grand scheme of things we believe that New Hampshire is as close to it here in New England as we can get with the support of our children. We love everything about our home. The tranquility that the location offers. A lake that we can adventure on and fish. We also have beach rights on Lake Winnisquam. Lake Winnipesaukee offers us the opportunity to rent a boat, and go tubbing, jet skiing and/or water skiing. The two lakes are just 20 minutes away. Also, great horseback riding just a shot northbound on route 93. The Kancamangus Highway also north on route 93 to Lincoln - beautiful drive.

The fall season is spectacular. What a beautiful time of the year as is the beauty of the winter season. Have you ever seen a postcard with beautiful winter view? It is here at our house that we see postcard like views all year long. We have the opportunity to go to Gun Stock Mountain, just 20 minutes away, for some awesome tubbing or skiing at this beautiful ski resort. There are endless opportunities to explore and experience the beauty of New Hampshire, Vermont or Maine whether it is with friends and/or family.

To start the day with a beautiful sunrise, cook a hardy breakfast and go explore day after day or simply enjoy the tranquility and serenity of our home and relax. We welcome our home to guest after guest. We enjoy sharing our piece of heaven here in New Hampshire with our guests as we move towards our retirement. Every time that a guest visits our home we are pleased to take pride in presenting our home. We welcome and treat all our guests as family and some have become very close friends We welcome you to New Hamphire and to indulge in all it's beauty and all the State has to offer while staying in our beautiful, rustic yet tranquil home.


Sanbornton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • There are three queen beds. In addition, the loft has two twin beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
One can lose themselves in the peace and tranquility or be as adventurous as one can be.


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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Charming Lakeside Serenity

  • 5 of 5

There was nothing not to love about Anna and Tony's lakehouse! It was so charming, beautifully decorated and so many little details were thought of throughout. The kids loved the huge back yard to run in. So much fun was had kayaking, we saw a huge turtle, loons, and caught a big fish! Coffee on the deck as the fog cleared over the lake in the morning and then the view as the sun went down- I could have sat out there all day! Plenty of space inside too! The fluffy beds, comfy sofa, great spot down stairs to relax. I wish I had time to use the paddle board and yoga mats! We really loved this home and Anna and Tony are wonderful hosts. We already can't wait to go back! There's so much in the area to do every season and this house is in the perfect spot. We will surely return again (for longer too!) Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trish, you and your family were so precious to have at the Lake House as our guest. Your comments not only in this website but in our guestbook were so kind and put a big smile in our hearts as we pride ourselves in making our guest's stay an oopportunity to make long lasting memories... because every memory counts. Can't wait to have you back as we continue to make strides in improving the Lake House for our guest's visits. Anna and Tony
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Even better the second time!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last Labor Day and decided to make this trip an annual visit. We had much better weather this weekend, able to take some boats out on the water and really enjoy being out in the sun. The new carpet in the house was plush and extra bed in the basement ensured that everyone had a place to sleep comfortably without being on top of each other. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property ! Great Location! Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Anna and Tony,

We wanted to thank you for keeping your home so neat, clean and updated! The beds were all comfortable and the bathrooms spotless! The location was also perfect. Having a Walmart just 20 minutes away was a bonus. We ended up having to go there as one of my brothers broke his fishing rod and we needed a replacement. We were back on the water within an hour! My brothers and I really enjoyed our stay and look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time and went on the Cog Railway on Mount Washington!

  • 5 of 5

The Cabin was awesome and the kayaks were lots of fun! Thanks 😀

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? From the moment I found this rental I was truly memorized, that I had to instantly book. I stayed at this location, looking to getaway and just enjoyed some relaxation, and it’s exactly what I got. I had booked this with my boyfriend and another couple and their kids. They ABSOULETY LOVED THE LAKE-HOUSE. Anna & Tony were more than accommodating from the very beginning. we did encounter one minor incident on the last day, the other couple had lost their car keys.[ still up for debate, we all think the kids loved the location so much that they hid the keys, there still denying it, but kids will be kids]. We were all packed and ready to go, when they noticed that they had lost their keys. We searched for hours in search for the key, and no luck. We were able to get a locksmith to come out and remake us the key. I had sent a message to Anna & Tony letting them know of the occurrences, they gave us a call and offered us another night and for us not to worry. It’s hard to find caring people, who truly care without questioning. Once again Anna & Tony I want to thank you guys immensely for your genuine care and for allowing us, to experience this beautiful Lake House. We will definitely rebook with you guys in the nearer future. God Bless you Guys. (:

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mercedez thank you so much for your beautiful review. We are here today. I hate to tell you this; but you should see the view today. 💕? to die for... no worries the view is amazing at any time of the year. The lake house will await for your next visit. Best, Anna and Tony
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I loved it !

  • 5 of 5

My family and few friends stayed April 13th/16th even though the weather wasn't the greatest we still had a wonderful time the house is very clean a ton of room and they have everything there you could possibly need nice location and beautiful view of the lake we will for sure stay there again hopefully soon 🙂

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We love to host for our guests. The Birtch-Willow Lakehouse welcomes you any time of the year. Warm regards, Anna and Tony
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Central to all Points of Interest in NH.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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