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Squam Lake/5 Boats Incl- family friendly -avail 6/9-6/14 & 8/25-9/1 & 9/9-10/14

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR Lakefront Vacation Rental Holderness, New Hampshire USA

Owner requests to talk to with future travelers before rental agreement is sent. (415-433-3565 or 415-309- 3575) Please provide your phone number when submitting inquiry.

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 throughout 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/den. Another queen pull-out provides for fireside sleeping in the living room. 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.

More Details


Holderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *Please take excellent care of this home, property, clear beautiful Lake * Call to discuss rental 415-309-3575 * No wet clothes /glasses on furniture
  • There is no use of old abandoned outdoor fireplace and no unsupervised use of BBQ- always have full buckets and hose - no children using fireplace
  • No smoking ever Use of JR manor small cabin is only with prior permission -as is_ not in great shape no lighting gas heaters no feeding ducks
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • All bathrooms have showers,heat lamps and multiple towel racks please be careful to use septic system approved paper goods only
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , lake view
    screened porch - 1 twin/ single , use cabin baths
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , woods view
    living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One of the 2 living room sofas also converts to a queen bed
    loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , skylight
    extra back cabin - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , use cabin baths
    den - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon , lake view
  • Bedrooms have built- in bureaus and closets Linen closet and extra sheets,blankets and pillows and towels are abundant
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonferful time at this cabin which is spectacular inside and outside. It was the perfect place to relax and spend time with old friends. The cabin had a great rustic feel, yet provided all the amenities we could want. The dock was a great place to hang, enjoy the beautiful views, swim and enjoy the many different boats that are supplied. I really got a sense of getting away from everything, but it also offers so much to do just short drives away. I particularly enjoyed some of the nearby hiking trails and and local restaurants. Thanks so much to the Lee family -- it was a pleasure dealing with you. I hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a totally terrific time at this idyllic rustic cabin. The evening before, we watched “On Golden Pond” and walking in the door, we felt like we were on the movie set. We were 6 adults and 4 children the first night and it worked fine with 4 bedrooms, a sleeping loft and 3 full bathrooms. The kitchen is large and the two refrigerators very appreciated. On the second day we hosted a family reunion of 23 people, and the property accommodated them well.

While many family members love lakes, I am more of a pool person and usually don’t swim when we visit lakes. However, the sandy bottom along the shore was so inviting that I found swimming to be delightful. The spot on the lake is truly idyllic and we spent considerable time just sitting out on the dock and enjoying the view.

The house is well stocked with towels, kitchen equipment, toys and most things you would want. The location is reasonably close to Route 93 and to places to buy food. The Nature Center is just down the road and Storyland was a very doable day trip. Don't miss the wonderful "Rattlesnake" hike down the road. Going to the spring to get potable water is part of the lake experience and was not a problem.

We are hoping to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at this special camp.

  • 4 of 5

To the Lee Family:

" We thoroughly enjoyed your lovely camp for our cousins reunion this weekend.

Everyone loved the lay-out and your comfortable, well-done décor.

I believe we were good stewards of your special spot and we so appreciate your lending it to us.

You were so right about a well-equipped kitchen.

There wasn’t anything anyone missed having.

The two fridges are very handy to have as are two sinks. Some of us hiked, a couple of us kayaked and we generally renewed our cousins' connection and family news, recharged and reminisced. Our last full day was a windy, choppy day on the lake and we went on the last Nature Science Center boat cruise of the day. IT was a day for loon spotting and we were lucky. It was so informative and we came away even more appreciative of this area. Hope we all get back for our next "girl" cousins reunion in the next year or two.


  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED our stay at this Squam Lake home. It provided all the amenities that we could need. The location on the lake was wonderful! We spent the majority of our time on the spacious dock just relaxing, swimming, fishing, nature watching, etc. The home is conveniently located just a short drive away from grocery stores, etc. There is also great hiking to be had just a short drive away as well. The owners were great to work with and available to answer questions as needed. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Multi Generational Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation home for our multi generational family vacation. We had family members coming in from New Orleans, New York, Waterville Valley and Kittery Point, ME - the owners of the home provided great directions to the property and despite the unfamiliar surroundings there was not one problem. Upon arrival, we found the accomodations absolutely perfect. The layout of the house was perfect for large family dinners, yet separate enough for each family to gather for individual times of creating memories. The dock and lake access was wonderful for our youngest family members right on up to our most senior family members. Everything we needed in the way of linens, dishes, pots and pans - was right there at the home! The proximity to the township was very convenient for anything we needed in the way of groceries, with a farm stand on the way to the cabin! The owners did everything they said they would do, which is a rarity in this virtual world! The key arrived in a timely fashion, we found the home clean and ready for our family, the maintenance man came exactly at the right time to take the garbage, and the housekeeper was very accomodating! I would highly recommend this home for your next family get away because the owners know the value of gathering as a family because it seems they have been doing it for generations!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
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Janet Beach
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Janet Beach

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!

Janet Beach purchased this house in 1961

Why Janet Beach chose Holderness

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!

What makes this house unique

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!


Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Walter's in Holderness, new Hampshire
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 113
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Walters Basin
Car: recommended

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,playground, boat tours,

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Security Deposit $2,100
Refundable damage deposit $2,100

$2500 to $4600 week, for respectful families. Utilities and boats included, no pets, no smoking.
Occupancy above 12 guests requires our approval. Extended family home designed for family enjoyment and creating great memories. No pets due to neighborhood pets. No smoking. no jet ski's, no big parties, request careful care of the property please (no feet on furniture, no wet glasses on wood tables, no wet bathing suits to be left on wood floors) You can bring your motorboat or rent one;we have a large dock. Our boats you also can use are small fishing motor boat, two canoes and kayak and sunfish-style sailboat.
Rates vary according to peak or off peak.

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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