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Beautiful Lakefront, Beach, Spacious Grounds, Family and Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 04/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 queen bedroom, den with futon, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Experience a joyous New England summer vacation on Upper Baker Pond, rural and private, 1200 feet of shoreline and 7 acres of open fields and woodsy areas. Columbia Cottage is your home away from home. The kitchen is equipped for quick meals or gourmet dinners. A queen master bedroom and a den which can be converted to a second bedroom. A gas grill and picnic table are right outside your kitchen door. Sit on your covered porch with your morning coffee and enjoy the lake and mountain views. How about a day at the lake. Step down to the beach and there you are ready to jump in for a morning dip. You’ll have use of kayaks, rowboats, a canoe and a sail boat. How are you at ping pong, horseshoes, or badminton? Play tether ball, and bocce. Toss a football, have a game of catch, throw your dog a ball. You are 35 minutes north of Dartmouth. The seven acre property is named Sunset Ranch.

Restaurants, Groceries, Organic, & Farm Stands :: Restaurants, Groceries, Organic, & Farm Stands : The region has many restaurants, from fast food to fine dining. Two in Orford are Ariana's and Peyton Place. Cross the bridge into Fairlee VT and you'll find Leda's Pizza, Fairlee Diner, and Whippi Dip. A few other popular eating places are Colatina's in Bradford VT, Stella's in Lyme, Thai Orchid, Molly's Balloon, and Jesse's Steak Seafood & Tavern in Hanover. For breakfast or lunch try the Fairlee Diner in Fairlee, VT or Plain Jane's in Rumney, NH. For your groceries, Wings in Fairlee, Hannafords and Super Wal-Mart in Plymouth, Hannaford's in Bradford, VT, Shawnees in Wentworth. Three Co-Ops located in Hanover have excellent organic groceries. Local farm stands are in Orford, Fairlee, Bradford and many other Upper Valley towns.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • * The Master bedroom has a queen bed, 2 dressers, an air conditioner, and ceiling fan. The den has a full futon, day bed, picture windows with wonderful views of the lake and grounds and a door for access to the covered porch. You will be able to access the bathroom from either the bedroom or kitchen/living room area. Columbia Cottage is an ideal vacation home for a couple with or without children....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Your cottage has been designed and equipped for your comfort and convenience. All bed linens, blankets, bath towels, plastic and paper products are provided. Free local and long distance calls within the US & Canada. Also provided for you are laundry products, bath and kitchen soaps. Wireless Internet Access is available from your cottage. A fire pit is available for evening marshmallow toasting and camp fires. An out building, Smith Cabin, is centrally located on the grounds. Smith Cabin houses the washer/dryer, as well as the sports equipment, board games, puzzles, DVD's, books, magazines, chess and checkers. ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    Beautiful lake and mountain views...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful lake and mountain views...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Private parking area is convenient....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and Mr. Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Row boat and small sailboat...moreless

  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch with beautiful lake views...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 9%


* Refundable Security/Damage Deposit $400.00

* Accepted Payment: Master Card, VISA, Discover, American Express, PayPal, Check

* No Cleaning Fee, No Pet Fee, No Linen Fee, No Damage Insurance Fee, Free Washer/Dryer

Cancellation Policy: Payments are refundable, minus a $50 administrative fee, if the week is re-booked.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/15/2017
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86 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester Airport, New Hampshire
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Morey CC, Fairlee VT
33 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction, Vermont
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-91 Exit 15 Fairlee VT / Orford NH

Car: Necessary

The lakefront cottage is located on Upper Baker Pond, 10 miles east of Route 10 in Orford, NH and 6 miles west of Wentworth NH. You'll have a wonderful location for experiencing a New England summer vacation. Your cottage is located between the lakes, mountain areas and the Hanover/Dartmouth area. Plymouth NH, 25 minutes SE a destination for cultural events and the gateway to NH's White Mountains or travel south 35 minutes to Hanover, home to Dartmouth College. Plan on visiting Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Arts for theater, concerts, or art exhibits. A short walk from your cottage is the Appalachian Trail. Follow the trail and climb Mt. Cube. Golf in Fairlee VT and Bradford VT., explore the caves at Lost River in North Woodstock, or Polar Caves in Rumney.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Retired, serves as property manager

Why the Owner Chose Orford, NH, USA:
Seven acres of lakefront provide privacy, shared with only one other cottage and the manager's cottage. Property has been in my family for eighty years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Substantial privacy on a beautiful lake. Many lake activities, glorious countryside. Exceptional opportunity for families with kids to use the beach, swim area, lake and spacious grounds! Guests describe this as a "resort" and "a magical place".

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Swim area

    Swim area

  • Lots of light

    Lots of light

  • Covered porch, lake views, sit back and relax

    Covered porch, lake views, sit back and relax

  • Den converts to a 2nd bedroom

    Den converts to a 2nd bedroom

  • Private Waterfront

    Private Waterfront

  • Pet Friendly

    Pet Friendly

  • Go for a sail

    Go for a sail

  • Fishing dock is popular

    Fishing dock is popular

  • Living Room and Kitchen, open floor plan

    Living Room and Kitchen, open floor plan

  • Den with beautiful views

    Den with beautiful views

  • Queen Bed in Master Bedroom

    Queen Bed in Master Bedroom

  • Sandy beach, clean and fresh water, gradual slope

    Sandy beach, clean and fresh water, gradual slope

  • Spacious grounds

    Spacious grounds

  • Lake and mountain views!

    Lake and mountain views!

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