Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Spend your 2016 vacation on picturesque Squam Lake, the site of the movie 'On Golden Pond'. In fact, the movie's producer, Bruce Gilbert, spent the summer with his family in this beautiful knotty pine cottage on the lake while the movie was being filmed. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing from the private dock and hear the loons calling at night. Very private wood road location, yet conveniently located a short drive from Holderness shopping and marinas. Easy day trips to a wide variety of sights, including The Science and Wildlife Center in Holderness, the outlet stores in North Conway, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, or even the Maine coast for lunch and a visit to the L.L. Bean store. Enjoy the numerous nearby mountain trails. Explore Squam Lake's many hidden coves and indulge yourself in the unforgettable sights of this unspoiled, clear-water, mountain-region lake from a bygone era. Perfect for Summer lake activities or Fall Foliage viewing! Choice dates still available - call or email now!
Lake Activities: Private dock can accommodate two or more boats. Bring your own boat (boat launch ramp is less than a mile away) or rentals are available from 3 nearby marinas.
Picnic on one of the many public access islands on the lake. Enjoy water-skiing, tubing, and wake boarding (jet skis are not permitted on Squam Lake).
7-mile-long lake features many secluded fishing areas away from swimmers and skiers.
Tours by boat of the 'On Golden Pond' movie sites on the lake are available in nearby Holderness -- visit 'Purgatory Cove' where Henry Fonda clung to the rocks waiting for Katherine Hepburn to dive in and rescue him. Later you can dine at Walter's Basin, the Holderness restaurant named for the movie's biggest lake trout catch.
Attend Sunday-morning (non-denom) services on Church Island in a stunning outdoor setting.
Explore a wide variety of lake features: The Narrows, jump off The Rock in Rattlesnake Cove, nesting Bald Eagles (June/early July), Dog Cove and, of course, the loons of Squam.
Mountains: Hike the many nearby mountain trails of Mts. Morgan and Percival, East and West Rattlesnake (an easy climb with a glorious view of the entire lake) and Mt. Chocorua. Further north you can find the Presidential Range of the White Mountains including famous Tuckerman's Ravine and Mt Washington, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi, with its Auto Road or Cog Railway options for those who don't want to hike it on foot but want to enjoy the views from the top. Many more mountain climbs of varying difficulty are within a short drive.
Local Attractions: Some of the many local attractions of the area include The Science and Wildlife Center in Holderness, featuring a wide array of rescued animals from the local area plus many educational activities.
The Polar Caves are just a short drive away in West Plymouth and The Cannon Mountain Gondolas are just a bit further north in Franconia.
Many other natural wonders can be found in the Franconia Notch area including The Flume, The Gorge, The Basin, Indian Head Mountain and outstanding mountain views. And don't miss the new 'Old Man of the Mountain' Memorial attraction, which re-creates that spectacular iconic natural rock formation.
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- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Twin beds in two bedrooms (2 each). Downstairs BR has twin bunk beds. 70-foot dock affords sandy bottom swimming; very gradual deepening from the shoreline is safe and comfortable for younger swimmers. Depth at the end of the dock is 4 to 6 feet, depending on the time of year....moreless
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Household pets are welcome. Downstairs bedroom is suitable for elderly or infirm. Fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances and washer/dryer. All bed and bath linens provided. 70-ft. private dock can accommodate any and all types of boats/watercraft. Great swimming location with mostly-sandy bottom, very gentle slope from the shore to well beyond the end of the dock. Amount of beach area depends on time of year, as water level drops throughout the summer, exposing more of the sandy shoreline (some small rounded rocks are pushed up onto the shore each year by the ice)....moreless
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Squam Lake and its tributary, Little Squam Lake, are spring-fed, clear-water lakes that flow into the Squam River, eventually emptying into the Connecticut River. Lake level each year is dependent on snow/rain runoff in winter and spring. Deepest point is 99 feet (off Bean Ledge); lake is approx. 37 feet deep at its deepest point halfway across from our private dock. Water depth at the end of our 70-foot dock varies throughout the summer from 5-6 feet (May) to 3-4 feet (Sept/Oct). ...moreless
- Lake View:
This charming cottage is located just steps from the shoreline of Kesumpe Cove on scenic Squam Lake. Listen to the loon calls in the evening. Unparalleled night sky viewing from the private dock. ...moreless
The lake is ringed by mid-size mountains, offering easy to mildly-challenging day climbs. Choose from Mt. Rattlesnake West with its rock face and spectacular view of the lake (easy climb - great for the whole family) to Mt. Percival, Cotton Mountain, Mt. Prospect, Red Hill and many more of varying difficulty. Great views of the lake are the reward for each of these climbs....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Prime Time Summer
Jun 26 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 12, 2016
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $150
- Taxes Not included
Contact owner for special occupancy dates or needs. Monthly rental is defined as four consecutive weeks, beginning on Saturday and ending on the fourth following Saturday. Check-in (3 pm) and check-out (11 am) times are firm to allow for necessary cleaning and efficient transition.
$500 deposit is required to hold reserved rental dates. Rental fees are collected as follows: 1/2 is due on or before January 31, 2016; the remaining 1/2 is due 60 days prior to the first day of the confirmed rental period, time permitting. $500 deposit amount is refundable within 2 weeks of departure; mandatory cleaning fee ($150) can be deducted from deposit $$.
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Lakeside cottage is located approximately one mile north of Holderness, New Hampshire, on route 113 on Kesumpe Cove, between Cotton Cove and Shadbush Cove on the map. Conveniently near Holderness Center, but secluded and private accommodations. Water-ski or sail during the day, kayak or canoe early or late, enjoy the stars at night -- your private dock has room for 2-3 boats and a sandy bottom for best swimming. Just a short ride to the nearby marinas for gas and supplies for your days on the lake. View from the dock is of Shepard Hill across the lake and east to Sunset Rock and further up the lake several miles. Hike the several mountains that ring the lake for spectacular views in every direction. Squam Lake features Sunday non-denominational services on Chocourua Island (Church Island) all summer -- just a 15-minute boat ride away. See where many local folks have been married and where their children were christened outdoors in the natural beauty of the Lakes Region.
Other Activities: New skating rink in nearby Plymouth!
Year Purchased: 1952
About the owner: Our family has been vacationing on Squam Lake since the early 1920's. My paternal grandmother was born and grew up in nearby Plymouth NH; she maintained a summer residence on Squam beginning in 1923. My father brought the first pair of water skis to Squam Lake in the late 1930's; until then, the aquaplane was the most daring water activity on Squam.
Why the Owner Chose Holderness, NH, USA:
Vintage lake cottage, well maintained and updated appropriately, features a fieldstone fireplace for warming those nippy lakeside nights. Our cottage is situated in a quiet cove, yet is only a short boat ride from the Holderness channel and nearby shopping and marinas to gas up and stock up on picnic necessities for your day on the lake.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Share a piece of Hollywood film history.....'On Golden Pond', the Oscar-winning film of Ernest Thompson's memorable book, was filmed here on Squam and the film's producer, Bruce Gilbert and his family stayed in our cottage for the entire summer and early fall that year. Visit the locations of your favorite scenes from the film -- lake tours are available daily from Holderness Center. Eat lunch or dinner at Walter's Basin in town, named for the movie's famous and elusive lake bass.
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View of the private dock from the front screened porch.
Spacious Living Room from Kitchen doorway, front porch door to the left..
Upstairs middle Bedroom with twin beds, built-ins, lake view.
Upstairs Bedroom #2 with full size bed, built-in dresser/vanity, lake view.
Living Room w/door to front screened porch, DR door rt. of fireplace
Front Screened Porch, looking east toward DR doorway.
Dining Room seats up to 8 comfortably, with view to the lake.
Kitchen (back) door from parking area, washer/dryer in eat-in kitchen
SSW Lake View from Private Dock; Longer View to the East
Front of the cottage; screened porch on the left, DR window to the right.
Living Room with Fieldstone Fireplace, Kitchen and DR Beyond
Living Room with door to the front screened porch and the lake beyond.
Front of cottage, screened porch, upstairs Bedroom windows.
Master Bedroom w/built-in dresser/vanity table, lake view.
Master Bedroom with queen-size bed, lake view.
Living Room w/door to front screened porch.
Front Screened Porch from Dining Room doorway looking west.
Downstairs BR with twin bunk beds, proximity to full bath.
Eat-in Kitchen with all modern appliances and amenities.
Living Room hearth area, door to kitchen at left of fireplace
Rear of cottage, entrance door to kitchen
ESE view up the lake from your private dock.
View of the LR fieldstone fireplace and into the kitchen beyond.
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- Calendar last updated 06/06/2016
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