About the property
- House4500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13-16) + optional 1 bdrm apt
Historic family summer home built in 1918, on shore of an unusual quiet lake, in Holderness, NH. This home was the meeting place for anthropologists and psychologists, such as Rollo May, Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, Peter Blos, and Robert Lynd. Owner's family in residence since 1921. Private and peaceful setting.
House ideal for family reunions, group gatherings, etc. (Not suitable for bachelor parties or wedding receptions or other events involving night time revelry.) Large dining room, kitchen with two refrigerators and commercial six burner stove. Great room with ‘cathedral ceiling,’ fireplace, pump organ, piano, and overlook balcony. Porch overlooking lake was background for photos in books about Margaret Mead. House and lakefront were background for Life Magazine article in 1959.
Six bedrooms in house with total of 5 Queen Beds, and 5 Twin Beds. Caravan has an additional Queen Bed. Additional fee for additional guests past total of 14.
Option to rent the one bedroom (with fold out queen bed in living room) apartment that is year round--ask for details. Cost to rent apartment when renting main cottage by the week is 700 per week.
Caravan accommodate two persons in one queen size bed. Caravan has electricity but no plumbing.
5 acre lot, bordered by woods on both sides. Caretakers live on property in adjacent homes.
Cost for rentals in July and August 650 per night. For Sept and June 500 per night. 7 night min for July and August. 3 night minimum for June and Sept.
Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Apartment rate is $125 per night weekday and $135 per night Fri and Sat or $700 per week