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Waterville Valley - Spacious Vacation Home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Just minutes from route 93, yet situated on a quiet hillside, our vacation house is the perfect gateway to everything the White Mountains have to offer. The house is spacious and recently renovated and refurnished. The kitchen is well equipped with new appliances. The living room is spacious, but cozy with a large couch, a wide screen TV and a fireplace. There are four comfortable bedrooms in addition to a bunk/entertainment room where the kids have their own space. Friends and family stay connected with free long distance calling and Internet throughout the house. Only minutes away from the Waterville Valley ski resort, and just 20 mins. away from Canon Mountain and Loon, New Hamsphire's largest ski area.

The house is nestled in two acres of woodland on the edge of the white mountains national forest. Just 2 miles from Rt 93 exit 28 and only 1 miles down scenic Rt 49 to Waterville Valley ski resort (12 miles). (see map)

Comfortably sleeps two families or three couples. Bedrooms are located across 2 floors, includes 1 King bedroom, 1 Queen Bedroom, 1 Queen Bunkroom and 2 lower level bunkrooms containing 3 full-size bunks beds (sleeps 6). This spacious property also contains 2.5 bathrooms, Kitchen, Dining room, Wood Floor, High-ceiling Living room and lower-level family room. It is equipped with WI-FI, TV, DVD and Music system. Optional maid service is available.

Ski and recreation - The property is located in the beautiful white mountains, with access to many ski areas, National forests, Lakes and the natural beauty of New Hampshire.

Waterville Ski Resort is just 8 miles away and the scenic Waterville valley centre just a short distance further. Just 20 mins. away from Loon, New Hampshire's largest ski area. The area also boasts easy access to Loon, Cannon mountain and many other world-class ski areas. The property is located on Waterville Estates; which provides amazing family facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, gym, bar and all available free to renters (5 guest passes included in the rental; additional can be purchased from waterville community center).

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Waterville Estates Community Center Bar
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Owls Nest Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Rt 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bear Tavern
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Waterville Estates Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Waterville Estates Pond Beach
Car: necessary

Amenities

Campton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Main Level - toilet
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Master Bathroom (Double Vanity) - Upper Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Double Vanity Sink
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Lower Floor Queen - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , 1 Twin Bunk Bed (Sleeps 2)
    Upper Floor Queen Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 1 Queen Bunk-Bed (Sleeps Up to 4)
    Main Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Two Bunk Beds (Sleeps up to 4) - Includes Sofa, TV & Wii
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Waterville Valley - Spacious Vacation Home
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 34 reviews
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Property needs upkeep and has lots of mildew/bad smell

  • 1 of 5

I really don't like leaving a bad review, but I don't think it's fair that other people should be as unpleasantly surprised as we were by the state of this house.

Number 1, the bottom floor, with the bunk beds and queen size bed, stinks horribly of mildew and that smell has spread throughout the house. Every time we entered, the smell hit us like a ton of bricks. There is a de-humidifier running down there, plus several febreze and other types of odor absorbers, so the owners are aware of the problem. It is very unpleasant and perhaps not healthy. It is certainly not a great place to relax. I hung up a couple of shirts in the master bedroom closet and couldn't wear them afterwards because they'd absorbed the smell.

The bathrooms and kitchens were almost clean. Sinks and toilets were ok. But, for example, the first thing I did was scrub yucky gunge off of the kitchen faucet -- it came off easily, what was it doing there? In the upstairs bathroom, the tiles on the floor needed a good clean all along the edges. Walls were scuffed, there was no furniture for clothing in the second bedroom upstairs, and the closet doors were broken. The heating in the main bedroom would not turn on.

In the main floor bathroom, the linoleum is ripped up and yucky. The lock on the front door is broken so there is just one key for the house. Everything is just run down.

Now, I wasn't going to mention this, but now I see that the visitors before us had the same problem we did with the high-speed internet. We needed this for our daughter's on-line courses. The upshot is that we spent hours troubleshooting the problem, installing a new router, and setting up security. Note that at one point, the housekeeper left the new router for us to install,, without asking us if we'd do it. The owners were out of the country, and obviously had no-one competent locally to deal with any technical problems at the property.

We did point out to the housekeeper that we were doing a very expensive job for free on our vacation, and after our stay the owner did pay us $100 for the trouble we went to. However, I am seriously annoyed now that I know this could have been taken care of before we arrived. Not cool.

I'm sorry, but I think the owners need to do some serious ripping up of that bottom floor before the house will make for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay in the White Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our son was graduating from Plymouth State college and we wanted to enjoy a weekend in the white mountains. The house is nestled on Campton mountain and you feel completely at peace. With only a 15 min drive you are in Plymouth. During the weekend we made a fire in the fire pit, barbecued some steak and hung out on the deck. We had a great time hiking Welsh-Dickey which is a great 3hr climb with great vista's. It is only 10mins from the house. Someone also shared a secret climb to Rattlesnake mountain on Squam lake, which has a great view over the lake.

The house itself is beautifully decorated and feels light, open and spacious. There is a big couch for everyone to hang out on in the living room. Also the dinner table provides enough room for a family of 6 total. With the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms there was plenty sleeping options.

I'm an avid cyclist and love gravel road riding, so I did an awesome ride in the Campton, Plymouth and Holderness area. So not just great for hiking.

For coffee lovers there are some great coffee places in Holderness and Plymouth.

Overall we had a great and fun weekend. And a Plymouth State Alumni. Definitely recommend a stay.

The van den Broeks

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and very spacious. This is our second time staying at Waterville and we love it. Looking forward to next yr to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

Great for vacation or getaway! Beautiful location too!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our stay

  • 3 of 5

Hello there,

I would like to share our experience staying at your house.

We had good times, but unfortunately, we came across few major issues. First when we tried to use Wi-Fi, we were not able to locate network available. We tried to find the router, but we didn’t find it. We also tried to call you and the cleaning lady, but she was not able to help us. This was something listed in the house description and we weren't able to take advantage of. In addition, few people noticed dirty bathrooms with dead flies and hair. There was odd smell in the kitchen and the living room couch, which was unpleasant. There were only 2 rolls of toilet paper for 10 of us. There were other short supplies - definitely not enough for a large house like this one. Lastly, the heater in the master bedroom didn’t started at all and the heater in the basement level area was locked.

The location of the house is good and it is close to attractions. The fire pit, the big outside patio table and grill were perfect for a big group. The dining room table seats 10 people and overall the house it is good size for all of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Never again nor would I ever recommend this property. Property needs a lot of work!

  • 1 of 5

The house was very difficult to find as the GPS took us to an entirely different address. Upon arrival there were food crumbs all over the sofa. There was so much moisture in the air that the sofa was damp and there was no working AC. Two of the bunkbeds had dirty sheets on the top bunks that needed to be changed immediately and a used adult diaper was found in a dresser drawer.. Our party of 10 adults were left with only 2 rolls of toilet paper and 1/2 roll of paper towels. Cobwebs in some corners with the remains of dead insects, there was an infestation of small bugs coming out of a locked cabinet in the hallway at the top of the stairs. The toilet on the first floor, half bath, did not work at all. Both showers in the house backed up during use as the drains were clogged. Latches on some of the windows were broken, The lock on the slider is missing and it was noted in a guestbook that it has been broken for almost a decade. The umbrella on the back deck did not stay open and the yard itself was unkept. We were asked by way of a note left on the counter to put our trash in a designated spot outside so that it could be picked up on Saturday AM. We obliged and took the trash outside in a closet type room on the side of the house. We opened the door and it was piled high with the trash from the previous renter. The stench was overwhelming.

The owner was kind enough to text us upon arrival to let us know that there was a change in the policy and we now only had 5 passes available to us for the clubhouse. Our contract said we had 8. We made a trip to the clubhouse in an attempt to secure some additional passes and it was then that we found out that policy had changed several months ago but the owner simply has not updated his paperwork. They went on to explain that the renters before us tried to secure additional passes as well. Inquiring about the price of the passes we were told that it would be an additional $10 per person, per day on the weekdays and $20 per person, per day on the weekend. Before investing in the additional cost we did a tour of the clubhouse. It was then that we determined that we were not going to use the facilities anyway. The pools and the Jacuzzi were filthy. The only thing that was appealing was the pond. 4 of us made use of the tennis court.

Owner is difficult to reach. Email and VM went unanswered for over a week when inquiring about my deposit refund which was returned late thru VRBO.

Disappointing on so many levels

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest Claim: The house was very difficult to find as the GPS took us to an entirely different address: Owner: Our Homes comprehensive welcome pack provides specific GPS Longitude and Latitude coordinates as it clearly states many GPS brands miss-locate our home. If these are used, they direct right to the house. ----------- Guest Claim: Upon arrival there were food crumbs all over the sofa. There was so much moisture in the air that the sofa was damp and there was no working AC. Owner: I dispute this, the house was thoroughly cleaned prior to arrival and it is clearly stated the house does not have AC in all literature and on the website. We provide a very effective dehumidifier should it be needed at hot and humid times. ---------- Guest: Two of the bunkbeds had dirty sheets on the top bunks that needed to be changed immediately and a used adult diaper was found in a dresser drawer. Owner: The comments about cleanliness, broken drains, dirty sheets and broken toilet are all unfounded. None of the faults were observed prior to, or after the guest left. Terminix also apply preventative quarterly pest treatments to the house and in the follow-up inspection reported no infestations of bugs or anything else. ------------------ Guest Claim: Latches on some of the windows were broken, The lock on the slider is missing and it was noted in a guestbook that it has been broken for almost a decade. Owner: The lock was broken by the previous guests and has been replaced on two separate occasions. The house has only rented since 2009 and the patio door referred to as being broken for a decade was fitted in just 2011. (This comment is untrue, does not appear in the guest book and is not based on facts as the door was not fitted in the time frame mentioned). ----- Guest Claim: The owner was kind enough to text us upon arrival to let us know that there was a change in the policy and we now only had 5 passes available to us for the clubhouse. Our contract said we had 8. Owner: The pass policy is outside the control of the Owner, it is the policy of the Waterville Estates community. Welcome packs were updated to reflect the change and our contract states the passes are not part of the rental and are provided as a courtesy and subject to the rules of the community centre. This review is unrepresentative of the vast majority of our guest comments on HomeAway and VRBO. Many of these facts are misrepresentations, distortions or in some cases completely unfounded.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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