House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13-16) + optional 1 bdrm apt
Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose
About Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose
Kevin Frank is the seventh and last child of Lawrence Frank who purchased Cloverly Cottage as a summer home in 1924 after renting it starting in 1921. L K Frank lived in New York City until 1955 when he moved to Belmont, MA. L. K. Frank had a career associated with research in child development Kevin and his wife Caryn maintain the property as well as work as body therapists (movement, Rolfing, Somatic Experiencing). Kevin and Caryn have an orchard of fruit trees (mostly many varieties of apples) on the property and press cider in the fall.
Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose purchased this House in 1924
Why Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose chose Holderness
This property is for families who want to experience a traditional lake house experience, as contrasted from the lakes with motorboats and water skiing etc. The kayaks, canoes, and sunfish are typical of the boats one sees on White Oak Pond. The house has a large porch where many groups spend time with each other while taking in the view of the pond and the distant hills.
What makes this House unique
Quiet lake; spacious land around house; view of lake from porch; sparely populated end of White Oak Pond and pond has 7.5 hp limit.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 18 - 16 adults16 adults
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Renting party must be 25 or overRenting party must be 25 or over
- Reasonable quiet after 10 pm at night.
Charming lakeside house of yesteryear
This property was fantastic for our extended family group. It’s a house with lots of nooks and crannies, and interesting antiques to discover and explore. Many musical instruments, old organ, good selection of games and a few puzzles. Dining table easily seated our group of 10 with no squeezing. Fantastic porch facing the lake with plenty of chairs and a swinging day bed, great place for drinks and snacks before dinner.
The lake is gorgeous, water a little iron-colored but not too cold. Multiple kayaks and a canoe were available at the dock. A great swim dock was the perfect distance for kids from shore. We spent many hours playing in the water.
All amenities generously provided except dishwasher; the unexpected bonus in this was the little people racing to out-dry the adult dish washer and lots of laughs. It was super hot our first two days and numerous fans helped cool us off at night. This truly is a lovely place but don’t expect “fancy” or just remodeled. Have to admit I would have appreciated more comfortable seating in the living room. Felt very welcomed from the beginning of the reservation process through move-out day.
Thank you Kevin and Galen.
Beautiful property, perfect for a multi-family get-together
We had a great time at Kevin and Caryn's lakefront cottage! The house is wonderful, full of character, with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore, beautiful artwork everywhere, good books, musical instruments, toys for kids, and amazing views from every window. The accommodations are rustic but really sweet - we especially enjoyed the swinging bed on the porch, and the ladder/stairs to the upstairs bedroom - we felt like we were on a ship. Our hosts were very friendly, present and helpful but never intrusive, and the overall property, with boats and a dock to swim from, a huge lawn for games, and a caravan to explore, was so much fun. We hope to come back again next year!
Amazing, huge lake house!
Our group of about 12 friends has come here for a long weekend three years in a row and we're gearing up for our 4th. We absolutely love our time there every year. The house itself is massive and so cool - so many rooms and stuff to explore (e.g. boxes of old hats, books, games, etc). It is fairly rustic, though, and if you want to get even more so you can stay in the train or the cabin right on the lake! They have a huge front yard facing the lake which is great for lawn games. They have a few kayaks and a canoe which we can use on the wonderfully quiet, beautiful lake. There is also a fire pit and a grill we get lots of use out of, and the kitchen is fully stocked. Kevin and Caryn have always been so nice and helpful with any questions we've had. You won't regret booking this place for your large group!
Thank you Jessica for your kind review of our property, and for being a loyal visitor to White Oak Pond. Looking forward to having you here again this year.
Best, Kevin and Caryn