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Lake Front Year Round- Long Lake- Great View of Mt Washington

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is thought to be the most spectacular view on Long Lake, sunsets behind Mt. Washington, and water views galore!

Right from the curb this cottage appeals with it’s gingerbread trim and garden, a hint of sparkling water beyond. On the water side a large deck beckons with a dining table, comfortable seating area, gas grille and all only eight feet from the water! There is another dock deck even closer, with two large lounge chairs facing the mountains. The dock itself juts about 35 feet into the lake, perfect for launching a canoe or for jumping from for a swim in the lake. There is a ladder for those who prefer a slower entry!

Upon entering the house through the front door the view straight ahead to the lake entices, but the entry is large enough for a closet, bench seat, hutch and hooks. To the right is the first floor bedroom, with two queen-sized beds, a flat screen TV and full en-suite bath. The end of the hallway opens out into the main living area, with cozy dining nook to the right, and full, open kitchen beyond featuring all amenities. The living area features a large, stone fireplace, long window seat, sofa and comfortable chair. This area features lots of glass, views, and light. Behind you is the small powder room tucked by the beautiful staircase to the second floor.

At the top of the stairs is the small den, featuring a twin cupboard bed, comfy reading chair, and writing desk that is perfect for your laptop. Then comes the master suite, and the view is spectacular through double sliders. Window seats flank a second fireplace, and plenty of comfortable seating allows great sunset views, even reflected in the large, floor length mirror. The king bed faces the water, a great scene to wake up to. There is another en-suite bath, this one with double sinks, and a separate toilet and shower area. The shower is modern, over sized, and offers choices of hand-held or rain water sprays.

The location and proximity to the water are spectacular enough to make guests never want to come in from the deck and dock. But the interiors are worthy of the site, and are in fact featured in the summer 2010 issue of a national decorating magazine.

This is a house in tip-top condition, with spectacular views…ready to make you spectacular memories.

Keywords: cottage,house,lakefront,Yearround,Long Lake,Naples,dock,deck,sunset views,Mt Washington,walk to town center,boating,swimming,fishing,snowmobiling,skiing,waterskiing,ice fishing,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2017

About Katy

Pierre Janelle and Katy Gannon-Janelle fell in love with Long Lake before they ever imagined owning property there. As an innkeeper and an interior designer, the idea of renovating a home like this and then offering it for quality rental, seemed like a natural. They spent the first 8 months of ownership gutting and completely renovating the home before enjoying it the first year themselves with their two children, Christian and Charlotte. Pierre has been a Mainer all his life, Katy grew up in Massachusetts. The two met in college, and have been married 25 years.

Katy purchased this house in 2008

Why Katy chose Naples

Long Lake has a special feel to it. It has a peace that comes from the surrounding mountains, and the openness of the stretch of water. But it has energy too... motor boats, sails, even sea planes a few times a day. Then there's the Songo River Queen majestically plying the waters on her rounds. It is really special.

What makes this house unique

The town of Naples is so close, just down the road. There's so much to do a walk away, like shopping, jet ski rentals, mini golf. A drive can take you to golf, Seacoast Fun Park, or even to a multitude of ski options in winter. But the bottom line is, it is hard to be lured off of that front deck in the summer, or from the fireside in fall or winter. With the open floor plan, cooking meals right there in the company of family is hard to beat. Then again, being waited on at the Liberty Cafe a short drive away, or boat trip across the lake, is a good choice too. Such decisions!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the views, sat on the dock all day! The kitchen was so new and convenient, and all the windows made for great views from inside too. We went into town for lunches at Rick's, which we recommend for people watching. This house had everything we needed, so cute but functional too!
Jul 2010
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Naples House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , off lower level playroom
  • 3.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Oversized shower with rainfall or hand held option in master bath. You must bring your own towels.


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Lake Front Year Round- Long Lake- Great View of Mt Washington
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
Haddam Ct


  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to stay!!!! From the moment we walked in the house we knew it was going to be an AMAZING week!!!! This home is stunning, it pretty much sits on the lake, the views are incredible!!! Our family had such a wonderful time, town is right down the road so the boys were able to walk there for the arcade, ice cream and mini golf... what could be better for 3 boys!!! Sleeping at night was amazing with the sounds of the waves crashing up

Against the rocks and the view from the bedroom was breathtaking!!!

Katy and her husband were wonderful and so pleasant to work with.:)

We are planning on booking again next August if it's available and every year after that!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, nothing makes us happier than hearing kind words like yours, and knowing another family has made great memories at our Lakehouse! Thank you!
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Lakehouse Retreat in June

  • 5 of 5

Your Lakehouse on Long Lake was just perfectly serene and tranquil!

Your home was so comfortable, the lake so inviting on some very hot days and the sunsets simply gorgeous and different every night. We really enjoyed our restful week, relaxing and soaking in the summer nights with amazing sunsets behind Mt. Washington. Our week ended with an evening cruise aboard the Songo River Queen II, listening to live blues music. Our family would go back to your Lakehouse in a heartbeat! June 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So, so glad!! Nothing makes us happier than knowing other families have made good memories there too, as we have. Thanks for the kind words!
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Beautiful View: Morning, Noon and Night

  • 5 of 5

Loved our used to using the mooring for our 19' Bayliner, instead of tying up at the dock. Great location. Loved the glass slats in the outdoor railing - creates an unobstructed view. Fun and relaxing vibe with great decorator's touch. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Nothing makes us happier than hearing others have made good memories at our home. Thank you for your kind comments, those glass slats are a favorite detail of ours too😊�.
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Gorgeous views! Gorgeous decor!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your time so much, thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

What a awesome Home, great location, beautiful views.

We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frankfurt, Germany

3rd time the usual

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house for the 3rd time....and as usual had a wonderful stay....we love how light and airy the house is....the view....and the location......if there is one area where we see room for improvement, it is the seating in the living room....a nice easy chair would be great for watching a movie in the evening

Thanks for letting us stay at your house once more...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Oliver, we are so glad you have returned so often! Sorry you aren't comfortable in my chair, I will think about that, it is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the feedback!
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Plane rides touring the Lakes region available in town center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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