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Grand Camp on Squam Lake - Waterfront, Spectacular View.

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The dock viewed from the porch

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 12+, dock

One of three lake front camps set on a 35 acre estate. Charming wooden house right on the lake. Privacy and spectacular views of the White Mountains! The L-shape dock and two moorings for your boats. And since Squam lake water is clean, snorkeling and swimming are very enjoyable. The house is a turn of the century camp. On the first floor: grand living room with a fieldstone fireplace (wood provided) and a grand piano, dining room with an abutting deck, country kitchen and large butler's pantry, smaller living room past the kitchen, and two bedrooms with their own bathrooms, one with a sleeping porch, another full bathroom and laundry room. On the second floor: 4 bedrooms, one with it's own half bathroom, three sleeping porches, and a full bathroom. Wireless internet access for those who want to stay connected to the rest of the world. We provide blankets and pillows but ask that you bring your own linens and towels.


The property: On the left hand side of the house house there is a small cove you can walk to or canoe to (100 or 200 meters away from the house). As the season goes on, the water level in the lake drops down and a small sandy beach emerges. It's a fun place to explore with little kids. The swamp you can see from there is a breeding ground for birds. Hummingbirds, great blue herons, eagles, and of course loons, and many more common birds have been seen on the property. Or you can canoe about 1.5 miles to Heron Cove in Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest. It offers several beaches and about 4 miles of hiking trails. Or about 1 mile to a Bowman and Moon Islands, which have small beaches as well. Adults need a NH fishing license to fish in the lake. If you go up the hill straight from the front door, you will find an old, no longer maintained tennis court. It is still suitable for some games. There are many restaurants in Holderness and in Meredith, and stores in Holderness, Meredith and Center Harbor

The lake: Squam is the lake depicted in the 1981 film 'On Golden Pond' staring Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. Our house is a short kayak or canoe paddle form the island the film was made on. The lake is very picturesque. It has close to 30 named islands and many more small, unnamed islands. The lake is very interesting to explore, but if you are motor boating, watch out for the rocks - they are well marked, but we have many of them. A vessel powered by 25 horsepower or more does require the operator to have a Safe Boater Education Certificate. You can launch larger boats across the street from the Science Center in Holderness, smaller boats on the left hand side of our property, and canoes and very small boats can be rolled of our dock. The best view of the whole lake is from the top of Rattle Snake mountain (under half an hour hike up.)

The mountains: There are lost of great Mountains which are fun to climb within a short drive. Some are as easy as Rattle Snake, some are as hard as Mt. Washington.
Rattle Snake has a spectacular view of Squam lake, and is only some 30 minutes climb. It is definitely the best view for the effort. Welsh-Dicky Loop Trail is lots of fun and both summits offer an excellent view. The Mounts Morgan and Percival hike is a bit more difficult, and you get rewarded with a fantastic view of Squam Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, and numerous small ponds and lakes. Mount Cardigan's 3,121-foot treeless granite summit offers outstanding views of west central N.H. Cannon Mountain offers an easy access by aerial tram, and Mount Washington is accessible by cog railway. And of course there are trails up, for those more adventurous.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    private bath with tub, + sleeping porch with one small bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    private bath with shower, secluded, lake cove view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    private half bath, lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    lake view...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    lake view, plus sleeping porch with two beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    door to bedroom 5, plus sleeping porch with two beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 twin/ single

    privately accessible sleeping porch...moreless

  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are on the first floor, bedrooms 3-7 are on the second floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    1st floor, accessible from the hall and from bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    1st floor, accessible from bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    1st floor, accessible from the laundry...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    2nd floor, accessible from bedroom 3...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Rattlesnake and Squam Range...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid June
Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late June
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Peak
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late August
Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early September
Sep 5 - Sep 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late September
Sep 18 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,700

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

In addition to the rent, we collect the 9% NH lodging tax.

We charge a $1,000 deposit for a week-long reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waukewan Golf Club
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Exit 24 off I-93
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Walters Basin
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
rocky shore and a crib dock

The most beautiful lake in New Hampshire. Short drive to White Mountains.

Other Activities: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, birdwatching (loons, etc.)

 

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • The dock viewed from the porch

    The dock viewed from the porch

  • The house - this side faces the lake

    The house - this side faces the lake

  • Fireplace half of the Living Room

    Fireplace half of the Living Room

  • Pantry

    Pantry

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bedroom 1 (1st floor, full bath, sleeping porch)

    Bedroom 1 (1st floor, full bath, sleeping porch)

  • Distance from the house to the lake

    Distance from the house to the lake

  • View from the dock.

    View from the dock.

  • Lake side half of the Living Room

    Lake side half of the Living Room

  • Kitchen - lake view, second fridge in the laundry

    Kitchen - lake view, second fridge in the laundry

  • Float

    Float

  • bedroom 3 (2nd floor, half bath, lake view)

    bedroom 3 (2nd floor, half bath, lake view)

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