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Peaceful morning coffee listening to the loons.

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Our house is located right on Lake Umbagog. You have private swimming and a dock steps away from the front porch. This is the perfect place to find quiet and rest in a beautiful post-and-beam lakefront home. Nestled in the heart of the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, we are eco-friendly, totally off the grid, and use solar with propane generator support for energy. We supply all-organic soaps in the bathrooms and organic and fragrance-free laundry soap and fabric softener. If you want contact with the outside world, we have excellent, high speed WiFi. You will have cell service if you are a Verizon cell customer through our Verizon Network Extender.

Listen to the loons while you drink your morning coffee on our large open air porch right off the kitchen or on our private dock. Your closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away by water. Enjoy an afternoon on the screened porch or second floor deck. At night, make a fire in the fire pit down by the lake after your dinner you've cooked on the Weber gas grill. That's what we used to do with our kids.

You’ll find 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms plus a large open sleeping loft off the cathedral ceiling balcony.

The house sleeps 7 (4 adults and 3 kids max due to our well capacity). We have 2 1/2 baths (one full bath on the first floor), a great sound system, Netflix using our Roku internet system, a grand piano and DVD/VCR to play rentals you can get at the Errol General Store. Use our canoes or bring your own and tie up to our dock. Put your boat in at the Public Boat Launch on Rt 26. Bring your dog and enjoy miles of wilderness walks. You’ll go home rested, refreshed and rejuvenated.

We’re a short distance to exceptional fly and lake fishing, fabulous hiking, and flat and white-water paddling. There’s trout fishing on the Rapid River and Androscoggin. A short drive gets you to Grafton Notch and the Appalachian Trail for hiking. And of course, there’s paddling on the incomparable Lake Umbagog as well as the Androscoggin and Megalloway Rivers. The canoe is just steps away from the gorgeous covered deck right off the full kitchen.

Keywords: Lake Umbagog, lakefront, wilderness, loons, bass, fishing, kayaking, paddling, canoeing, off-grid
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There must be someone in the house who is 21 years or older during the entire stay and at all times....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Be aware that there is an open balcony above the first floor that is not suitable for small children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking in the house. Smoking is allowed on the screened porch....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    The $250 Damage Deposit required with your Rental Deposit covers your dog as well. Refunded in full if no damage. Our dogs love the place and yours will too! Only DRY clean dogs are allowed in the house so please be sure to towel off the dogs before they come in from watching frogs or swimming in the lake. And bring their bed, because no dogs allowed on any furniture at any time. Sorry, no cats....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Loft: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Open sleeping loft shares bath with Bedroom # 2....moreless

  • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

    En suite 1/2 bath...moreless

  • King Bedroom: 1 king

    One king with en suite full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom # 2 shares an ensuite full bath with the sleeping loft.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Grand Piano for your practice or pleasure! Fishing off the dock, the call of loons in the early morning and evening, watch eagles soar overhead. Quiet privacy and restful surroundings....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Read our Guests Comments regarding our library....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV is for use with DVD/VCR player, our Roku system (with internet support), our Netflix account and other channels available via Roku....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Optional bed linens and towels: $ 25.00 per bed. Comforters and pillows included in rental price. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell service for Verizon customers ONLY. Cell service via our internet service with a Verizon extender. Can be inconsistent on long calls....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    VERIZON cell customer only using the internet and our Verizon Network Extender....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Excellent high-speed WiFi throughout the house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Old-fashioned drip coffee maker. You just pour in the water!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A complete list is available in the Renter's Manual....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We're foodies! There's everything you'll need for cooking or grilling. Lots of gadgets and basic provisions are included. List is available via email....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We supply white and brown sugar, flour, olive oil, spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New full-size refrigerator with large capacity freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Camp toaster to use on the propane stove....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Open air deck off the kitchen. Screened deck off the living room....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We provide two canoes with paddles and PFDs for your use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill just off the open porch and steps from the kitchen....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 canoes, paddles and life jackets....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change prior to receiving $ 500.00 Reservation Fee.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

Exceptional bird watching opportunities from the porch and dock. Concrete public boat launch 3 miles across the lake. Fish for small mouth bass, pickerel, pike, salmon.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1993

About: The house was built by well-known post and beam contractor Tom Bembridge and our father in 1993 .Our family and dogs have enjoyed this spectacular property since 1968. Gail and her brothers spent their childhood summers on Lake Umbagog. Now their children have learned to swim, sail, fish and paddle as they continue to do today. This is the perfect spot for your entire family. We provide personalized service and look forward to meeting you! Arthur and Gail Kilkelly are both teachers (Community College of Vermont and South Burlington High School) and serve as the property managers.

Why Errol, NH, USA:
This is Gail's mother's house. We rent it to help meet the costs of her medical needs.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property affords you time to think, to dream, to find your creative spirit. You'll leave with peace in your heart, sun on your face, and a renewed sense of energy and purpose of life.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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Photos

  • Peaceful morning coffee listening to the loons.

    Peaceful morning coffee listening to the loons.

  • Comfy seating around the fireplace.

    Comfy seating around the fireplace.

  • Relax, read, look at the lake, enjoy life.

    Relax, read, look at the lake, enjoy life.

  • Lake view from King Bedroom.

    Lake view from King Bedroom.

  • Lake view from Queen Bedroom.

    Lake view from Queen Bedroom.

  • Kitchen door opens out to the porch and grill area.

    Kitchen door opens out to the porch and grill area.

  • Grand piano just off the Sun Space living room.

    Grand piano just off the Sun Space living room.

  • You'll see loons on the lake just off our dock and perhaps moose in the cove.

    You'll see loons on the lake just off our dock and perhaps moose in the cove.

  • Bull moose in the woods.

    Bull moose in the woods.

  • Moose love lily pads. Look for them when your paddling in the early morning.

    Moose love lily pads. Look for them when your paddling in the early morning.

  • This photo is taken from the dock. You're really that close to the lake.

    This photo is taken from the dock. You're really that close to the lake.

  • View from open 2nd floor walkway to loft. (Note if you have small children.)

    View from open 2nd floor walkway to loft. (Note if you have small children.)

  • Romantic King Bedroom with ensuite full bath.

    Romantic King Bedroom with ensuite full bath.

  • Queen Bedroom is a large bedroom with a queen size  bed and ensuite 1/2 bath.

    Queen Bedroom is a large bedroom with a queen size bed and ensuite 1/2 bath.

  • Sleeping loft - one double bed and one twin bed. Full bath shared with King Room

    Sleeping loft - one double bed and one twin bed. Full bath shared with King Room

  • Lots of dishes, cups and everything you need to have great meals. We're foodies.

    Lots of dishes, cups and everything you need to have great meals. We're foodies.

  • Rocking chair on the private, open air porch. Use our canoes or yours.

    Rocking chair on the private, open air porch. Use our canoes or yours.

  • Barred Owl

    Barred Owl

  • Cow moose swimming in Potter Farm Cove, Lake Umbagog

    Cow moose swimming in Potter Farm Cove, Lake Umbagog

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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