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Squam/5 Boats Incl'd/Gracious Large Cabin - Avail May - Mid Oct 2017

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Last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4BR Lakefront Vacation Rental Holderness, New Hampshire USA

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The four-bedroom and three full bath with showers , lakefront home on Squam Lake is a large and gracious two-story cabin, built in 1937 in warm camp style. If you've seen the classic movie 'On Golden Pond', you will recognize beautiful Squam Lake. This camp has all the charm of Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn's cabin; and it's bigger -- with all the comforts of modern family living.

The shoreline has a soft sandy area that's excellent for swimming or you can enjoy star-gazing in the quiet cove. There's a roomy dock and swim float anchored offshore. The generous setting is perfect for family times and restful rejuvenation.

Happy sounds of family gatherings will resound from the natural pine walls, ceilings, and hardwood floors. At the center of the big living room there is comfortable seating around the brick fireplace. Everyone loves to gather here. Built-in storage bins have games and craft supplies.

The recently added great room, with its native American decor and cathedral ceiling, can function as a family room, den, an office, or a guest or extended family space. The desk area looks out to pines, the dock, Squam Lake, and islands. Adjacent to the great room is a large first floor bath with shower.

Firewood is stacked in neat piles next to the woodshed. Once the fire is crackling, the grand oak dining table (made from the property's own fallen timber during the hurricane of '38) is THE hub for family dinners and games.

In the renovated kitchen, two sinks and two refrigerators make meal preparation fun. There's plenty of room for the hustle and bustle, while snacking and talking. The kitchen is fully stocked with kitchen utensils and multiple sets of china (including some in a Squam Lake loon motif) and plenty of glassware.

In addition to the four full bedrooms and two baths on the second floor (two queen and one twin bed room look out to the lake, and another twin room looks out to the pines), there are other sleeping options through out the home.

An additional twin bed on the screened-in porch is a moon-watcher's joy. For the kids, a sleeping loft for three looks over two queen pull-outs in the great room. Another queen pull-out provides for fireside sleeping in the living room. And Junior Manor, a separate outdoor guest cabin, has a queen-size bed and a bunk bed for kids. You can fall asleep to sound of the loons on Squam Lake. We provide all linens, pillows, blankets, and towels. A laundry room is adjacent to the downstairs bathroom, with a washer, dryer, and storage for beach towels.

Enjoy looking out from your bedroom at the water lapping against the shore. Enjoy settling down in Adirondack chairs on the dock -- or in the rocking chair on the screened-in porch. Put your feet up on the large outdoor deck, which is great for a buffet lunch. Look out to Squam Lake and islands -- or down to the dock, to watch the kids playing. Then look up to the tall white pines that are frequented by hummingbirds.

Listen to the loons under a full moon.
In the morning, take a canoe ride and watch the sunrise over shimmering Squam Lake. Daytime is for sunning on our extra large dock and swimming in the clear waters or wading at our the sunny sandy shoreline. Take a boat ride or go fishing -- and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of jewel-like Squam Lake. Next, curl up with a book on the floating raft.

A five-minute drive down the road to the trail for
Rattlesnake Mountain provides a glorious view and moderate hike. At sunset, get out on the lake and see the loons and the incredible colors.

A wooden walkway from the main house takes you mere steps away to the L-shaped expansive floating dock. Five boats included. The five boats are: A small fishing motorboat, two canoes, one sunfish style sailboat, and a kayak. A raft is anchored about 50 yards off the dock, and is great for swimming and diving. Or it's a haven of floating tranquility -- to get away from it all (or THEM all!) for few minutes of lake side day dreaming.

This cabin is available from May - Mid October.

Available rental dates for summer and fall are provided right after Thanksgiving of the year prior.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a really great place for children because Our lake front and shoreline is soft ,sandy and sunny and we have a swim raft off the end of the large dock.Dock is large and wide enough for a kiddie pool or playpen for infant....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed because of our consideration of our neighbors on Mooney Point Road...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    lake view...moreless

  • screened porch: 1 twin/ single

    use cabin baths...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    woods view...moreless

  • den: 1 child bed, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    lake view...moreless

  • living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    One of the 2 living room sofas also converts to a queen bed...moreless

  • loft: 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • extra back cabin: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

    use cabin baths...moreless

  • Bedrooms have built- in bureaus and closets Linen closet and extra sheets,blankets and pillows and towels are abundant...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms have showers,heat lamps and multiple towel racks please be careful to use septic system approved paper goods only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This home is exceptionally well equipped,beautifully maintained and gracious...there is a very good laundry room,big kitchen with two refrigerators, very nice towels nice linens, table mats, great sets of dishes (loon lake theme) and many blankets, house fans, videos, games, puzzles, art supplies, beach towels, toys, inflatable water play equipment for kids, water skis, paddles and fishing gear. The dining room holds extended families; kids can eat at a separate table or on the screened porch. People who visit talk about how ideal it is for families to be together in front of the beautiful fireplace or in the separate den and yet enjoy one another without being on top of one another ...three big outside places to hang out ..include the screened porch, the deck, and the large dock, right on the lake with sandy beachfront. or you can swim or canoe out to the private raft which is moored in front of the cabin. Unfortunately we cannot welcome your dogs, due to many neighborhood animals....moreless


  • Game Room:

    Our den is where we play games and it has a north american indian theme...moreless

  • Games:

    Yes there are many board games and painting supplies in our toy bins...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    yes there is cable service...moreless

  • Television:

    yes there are 2...moreless

  • Toys:

    Yes there are 2 toy bins in the house and also water toys in our boat house...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    yes there are some dvds and videos...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We have a sandy beachfront right on the lake ;sometimes depending on depth of lake, there is a beach but always there is white sandy sunny lake bottom ...moreless

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    We have a full lake view from dining room, den, living room, and bedrooms ....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Our cabin is right on the lake with deck and screened porch and upstairs bedrooms looking right out at Squam Lake, and our dock,raft and islands beyond...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    We have a large oak table and there is a second square table that can be pushed to join the first to make it even larger.We also have a second long table that can seat another 5-6 a few feet away ....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    We do provide fans if needed ; kept in the back cabin. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes we provide a large dryer in the laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Yes living room has a lovely fireplace with two couches and easy chair that face the fireplace and is a good spot for hors d'oevres...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Heating:

    Heating is not to be used ; only for late October cold season...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes we offer internet service...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes we provide plenty of linens and blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Our living room has multiple seating areas and cozy places to read or play games ;the tvs/dvrs are in the den on first floor and upstairs in the back bedroom so that they are not in the living room...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Yes we have a large circular driveway with plenty of parking...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Our cabin telephone number is 603-968-3632...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes we provide many towels and beach towels for your use ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes we provide a washing machine and folding table in the laundry room...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    We have drip coffee makers and press coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Yes we provide plenty for cooking...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide a large amount of nice loon- themed dishes as well as other styles and plenty of place settings for large groups...moreless

  • Freezer:

    2 full freezers...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has 2 sinks and 2 refrigerators so it accommodates large multi-generational family groups...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Yes we have a small micorwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Yes we have a gas stove and oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    2 fridges let you store, for example, drinks and fresh veggies in one and food in the other or lets you separate food for children from adults' food...moreless

  • Stove:

    Yes we have a gas stove with oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    We have a 4 slice wide toaster...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Yes we supply several boats including a canoe and kayaks, and a small motor boat. And one sunfish style sailboat....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Yes we have an open deck and oval table with chairs for lunch or supper time outdoor meals or just relaxing with a view of the lake...moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Yes there are 3...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes there is a weber grill and charcoal...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Yes we have a screened in porch and rocking chair with a full view of the lake;sleeping bed too...moreless

  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    There are nearby town courts in Ashland playground for example...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Yes there are water skiis, a knee board, a tubing ring and water toys and boat cushions and life jackets and blow up rafts...moreless

  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
$2500 to $4600 week, Utilities and 3 boats included, no pets, no smoking 
$2500 to $4600/week, Utilities and three boats included. 
Occupancy above 12 guests requires our approval. No pets. No smoking.

The Three boats are:  Sunfish Sail Boat,  Small fishing motor boat, and a canoe.
rates vary according to peak or off peak

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Our cabin is only few minutes and 3 miles to town, the marina,library,grocery and general store,restaurant and the Squam Lakes Region Science Center and yet you are very secluded, when in our cabin right on the lake with your own view of the lake, mountains and islands.

Larger towns with tennis, shopping, bowling, movies, restaurants, golf, community theater, and the hospital are easy and quick to reach.

Other Activities: hiking, boating, museums, canoeing, tennis

Golf: Golf is available at nearby courses and for other recreation you can play tennis,swim,bring your own motorboat for waterskiing, or rent one in town -- or use our small rowboat or canoe and explore the 12 miles of coves and islands that make Squam Lake the gem of New England!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1961

About the owner: We are a large extended family who grew up in Hingham, MA and always have loved the summers at the lake. Our family began by first renting on Squam Lake and then were so lucky to purchase and spend all our growing up years here every summer. Now continuing that happy tradition, we have children and grandchildren coming here for part of the summer for a continuation of close family times in this precious place. We are stewards of the lake and want to share its natural unspoiled beauty and preserve the lake as a haven for wildlife, like loons and eagles forever!

Why the Owner Chose Holderness, NH, USA:
This is our special spot ...the one where the true meaning of extended family fun and love is played out every year at our family reunions. For 50 years, we have happily rented to families like our own, who want spend time to be together and renew family close feelings. We are genuinely delighted that every summer our renting families tell us the loving spirit of our cabin and special location on the lake comes through to them bringing their families together in so many positive ways. This place is special and is all about happy rejuvenating times for families!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The atmosphere of calm and beauty that is only found in a classic cabin lake shore location, with enough "elbow room" to relax, and offers so many ways to really enjoy the lake - in our canoe, kayak, putt putt motor boat, or sailboat, is what we think makes our home so inviting. We feel an immediate joy as soon as we arrive. AAAh we can focus on relaxation and simple pleasures. The combination of being "away from it all" and yet close to so much that is fun in the Lakes Region make it ideal for a large extended family groups. We are so close to an easy gorgeous hike on Rattlesnake Mtn. or a trip to the Squam Lakes Science Center or an outing to the fresh vegetable market nearby. We have so many spaces to drink in the lake view -looking at the lake from the deck or screened porch or enjoying a good book in the sunshine or fishing down on the dock. Some may need to check those text messages and email, but up at our lake place, most want to get all that over with quickly and go back to enjoying nature and family fun because it is just so beautiful and restorative to be in this perfect spot!

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • our dock in front of cabin

    our dock in front of cabin

  • Cabin  & deck

    Cabin & deck

  • Spacious living room

    Spacious living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Property exterior

    Property exterior

  • view of one of the islands nearby

    view of one of the islands nearby

  • Loons live in our cove!

    Loons live in our cove!

  • Our cove is a nice place for waterskiing

    Our cove is a nice place for waterskiing

  • Our post office

    Our post office

  • Our local library

    Our local library

  • View from dock

    View from dock

  • gracious warm classic cabin

    gracious warm classic cabin

  • living room

    living room

  • One of 3 bedrooms that look out to lake

    One of 3 bedrooms that look out to lake

  • Dock


  • our waterfront area

    our waterfront area

  • Quiet and peaceful for canoeing

    Quiet and peaceful for canoeing

  • View from nearby mountain hike

    View from nearby mountain hike

  • General store

    General store

  • View of our cabin and our water front  from the lake

    View of our cabin and our water front from the lake

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 50%
  • Calendar last updated 12/08/2016