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Squam Lake Family Home with Large Private Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Studio Bedroom (Summer) Sleeps 13 (15 Summer)

This five bedroom house, fully insulated and heated for year-round usage, was designed by local architect Bill Mead. It has 2400 inside square feet, a large screened porch, and a stand alone Summer use studio with a large private bedroom.

The 250 foot long natural beach is one of the largest on Squam Lake. Facing Great Island and Bowman Island, beside the Great Island Narrows, equipped with a dock and mooring, it provides easy access to the entire lake. The beach is 200 feet from the house, primarily via an elevated boardwalk.

The house was extensively remodeled in 2016, including an expanded kitchen, hardwood floors, and a new bathroom.

More Details

Cabell Family Partnership Hospitality Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Center Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Not having fun strictly prohibited.
  • Full refunds if we are able to find another guest for the stay you have reserved.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single , Large Children' Room
    Carriage House - 1 king , Large private bedroom in separate structure.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite Bathroom
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Year round house. Fully insulated and heated.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Squam Lake Family Home with Large Private Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful home - Gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th lake vacation in New England with our family and we feel it was the best so far! The house is beautiful and spotlessly clean and the setting in the woods is spectacular. The cove on which the house sits is quiet and shallow enough for our youngest grandchildren to safely play. There is a wonderful deck upon which to relax and play games and a great dock. The house is so comfortable and the kitchen is fabulous. We had everything we needed for an amazing and relaxing week! The owner of the home was wonderful! He was so helpful and very accessible by email. We had a bad storm one night and, as a result, there was a problem with the dock. I notified him and he contacted another family member who came out to fix the problem within a very short period of time. We really appreciated the care and concern, not only for his home, but for his guests! This vacation home deserves more than five stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Relaxation abound!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were blown away by the home, and by the care that our hosts provided. This cabin is just beautiful, the location could not be more perfect. I desperately needed a getaway from my extremely hectic life and I got it. The home is immaculately clean, beautifully laid out, and very conveniently close to grocery stores and restaurants, all while being set in a secluded area on what might be the most beautiful lake I've ever seen. Deer meandered past the huge bedroom windows every morning, our dog had a blast playing in the water, and I was able to allow the serenity of the home to clear my mind. Thank you so very much for what might very well be my favorite vacation of the last decade. My husband and I are already planning a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picturesque New Hampshire lake-front home!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I were hoping to celebrate the New Year with an active winter weekend of skiing and snowshoeing and Squam Lake provided the perfect location to do just that! Located on the lake within a 5min drive to nature trails, and 40min drive to Waterville Valley, it's location was ideal. In addition, the house provided a vary large (warm!) fireplace, comfortable bedrooms, and a spacious kitchen for meals. We look forward to visiting again during warmer months to take advantage of the lake and local hiking.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, and house are exquisite. New kitchen is amazing. Great for gathering w family or friends.

  • 5 of 5

Once again, a great stay at Squam. Love the location, it could not be better. Convenient to town when needed, but best when you leave town behind and stay at the lake. The loons call to welcome your arrival, and often serenade you to sleep. The house itself is wonderful. The newly renovated kitchen is fantastic for cooking with a crowd. Enough space for many hands to prepare meals, even for a bigger group. This house is perfect for family get together or weekend with friends. 6-8 people. We had different numbers of people with us during our stay.

First our family was there (6). My sister and I could jointly handle the meals with others pitching in too. Having enough space in the kitchen to allow more than one person to prep and to clean up was great. We always ate on the porch, which was just lovely.

The house design was great for our parents to be there with limited steps to climb. (just one, onto the porch. ) With a master bedroom and bath on the first floor, we had no worries about climbing stairs. And the beach was great for them as well, they could enjoy being in the water without having to climb on rocks and all to get in and out. Perfect.

The property was clean upon our arrival and the owners greeted us as we arrived to show us the new renovations. We had been there last year and they were excited to show us the changes. They also responded promptly to our questions. They could not have been nicer and were very helpful throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been renting on Squam lake for 20 years and this property has been our favorite. The minute we checked in we were welcomed and felt at home. The house was recently updated and is beautiful. Our group loved the beach we enjoyed swimming, floating and boating. It was fun taking the canoes out in the morning. The owners are very nice and provided the best customer service. Our family had a special week! Thanks! Can't wait until next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three Generations of Our Family Had a Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this comfortable and welcoming family home. We came for a family gathering of our adult children and their families and friends and this rental had everything we needed. The house was lived-in, grandchild-friendly, dog-friendly, and sensibly equipped. The last paragraph of the description on the listing nicely describes the feeling of the house.

The second refrigerator came in very handy given the changing numbers for meals and the house is located close enough to a wonderful farm stand and the best local market so going out for more groceries was never a problem. The large screened-in porch served as a great dining room with plenty of room for everyone.

On rainy days, there was room enough for small groups to be doing totally separate things in the house or on the porch without any sense of being cramped or bothering someone who might be napping.

Open beach or sandy shallows are relatively rare on Squam. The beach here was unusually large and shallow enough for youngsters to get in and out of the water with ease. Even if the lake is high, leaving no uncovered sandy beach to sit on, the large area of sandy shallows is there for playing in the water and the dock is always there for sitting by the water with an outstanding view and sunsets. Several houses on this family property share the beach, and our family and the owner’s family members used the beach at the same time on occasion without any problem.

All of the bedrooms, but one over the kitchen, were quiet and the beds were comfortable. Earplugs solved any noise issues with that one bedroom. The second floor shower is cramped, but was hardly an issue.

Our family had a wonderful vacation at this property and we would recommend it for anyone looking for a comfortable and spacious place on the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Mug by the Bay
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Waukewan Golf Course
Nearest Train
62 Miles
Amtrak White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Canoe Restaurant
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
529 Center Harbor Neck Road
Car: necessary

Property is located on Center Harbor Neck




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: Deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to stay if we can find a replacement guest for the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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