About the property
- House1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Year round house with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Comes with canoe & kayak
Experience a week, a month or longer on beautiful Squam Lake, made famous by the movie “On Golden Pond” nestled in the New Hampshire mountains. Squam provides all of the pleasures of an old time community with updated amenities. Our house is available year round. In the summer, you can relax and sit on the deck and read a book, or climb the mountains, swim, fish, and sail. Fall is perfect for enjoying an extended summer and the foliage! And even winter is wonderful for skiing, ice fishing or cozy weekends by the fireplace. Our house is winterized! Nearby Center Sandwich and Center Harbor provide gourmet restaurants, theater, art galleries, music and browsing.
The house is perfect for families or several couples. Sleeping six, it has some of the best views down the lake and at the mountains. It gets plenty of sun all day long and the afternoon sunsets are a real treasure from a three season porch, open air deck or dock. The house is fully equipped with an updated kitchen, two baths with tub/shower, washer and dryer, fireplace, phone, Wifi internet, gas grill, books, puzzles and a canoe and kayak!
The house is located about half way between Center Sandwich (8 minute drive) and Center Harbor (15 minute drive) and about 2 hours from Boston. Please, no pets or smoking in the house.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Virginia Armstrong
The house was build in 1939 and originally owned by our neighbor's family. Then in 1966 my grandparents purchased the house and enjoyed many wonderful summers with family and friends. It was originally one of the first houses on the point and still has its original charm but with a few updates over the years. We have been fortunate to keep it in the family and share it with others who enjoy Squam Lake's natural beauty and uniqueness. It is a place to enjoy every season....summers of swimming, hiking, reading, sailing and listening to the loons! The fall foliage and winter seasons are perfect as well. The house is heated and insulated so any winter night one can know they will be toasty warm after a fun day of exploring. Please call if you would like to consider our home as you home away from home. We hope you and your family and friends can have a special time! Thank you, Virginia
Virginia Armstrong purchased this House in 1966
What makes this House unique
Our house has a 10 by 20 foot long dock for boats. We have launch passes for the Sandwich Town beach and launch area which is located 1/2 mile down the road.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely property with direct access to the lake
It was the perfect lake side cottage. There was plenty of room.
Thank you for staying with us. We hope you can return for another visit!
Away with the comforts of home
We've stayed in this cottage a few times and it never ceases to impress. The position of the cottage on a quiet point almost gives you a sense of being on an island. There is a consistent and rustic, but not shabby, feel to the place. The owner makes an effort to have everything you need to enjoy your stay. The bugs were extra ferocious this year, but that comes with the territory.
Thank you for returning for another stay!! So nice to hear your thoughts on our dear lake house....the wonderful locations with lovely views, quiet. And I'm pleased to hear the house feels well equiped....we try to make sure it's like home. Hope next year there are fewer bugs...it's been such a late spring. We look forward to hopefully seeing you next year! Thanks so very much!!!
I love to fish and explore the lake. Winward is situated in a great spot to drift in any direction. The accommodations are very comfortable, and the cabin has everything you may need. There is no TV, but who cares...the wifi is good, so bring your portable PC if you can't stand to lose touch with what you left behind. I would definitely make a return trip.
Thank you for your kind review. I'm so pleased to hear about the fishing and that you felt comfortable at the house. Thank you for your good care. We look forward to your return next year!!
We cannot say enough about Windward. It was a perfect spot for our vacation with family. Virginia has thought of everything!! It really felt like we were at home. The location was absolutely perfect, the view fantastic. Would love to stay there again!
Thank you for your kind review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Windward and it felt like home. I hope you can return for another visit!! Thank you!!
Perfect family vacation at the Lake House
We stayed at Windward as a family for the first time, this year, in the last week of August. We fell in love with the house and the lake in the first few minutes. The view is just incredible, and my husband loved having his very early morning coffee watching the sun sparkle on the quiet lake. The set up of the house is great for a family, with a large kitchen, an open living/dining room, a wonderful 3 season porch with gorgeous views, and three super comfortable bedrooms and two full baths. Our son lives nearby, so we were able to anchor his boat on the dock for the week. Virginia provides everything you could imagine wanting, from super soft towels to great cooking gear. One night, the town lost power, and Virginia was on the phone in minutes, helping us figure out what to do. On looking, it seems a bit remote, but the shopping in Center Harbor is minutes away and has everything you might want. We can't wait to come back!
Thanks so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. I'm so pleased to hear that it was a great family vacation. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us at Windward. We look forward to having you back !!!
Our home away from home
We love our annual stays at Windward. It is truly our home away from home. Thank you to Virginia who is an amazing owner. She is attentive to the renters and truly cares each person enjoys their stay at Windward. We have left our hearts at the Lake.....until next year....
Thanks so very much for your very kind review. It is so special to have your family every year and hear that it is your home away from home. It truely has been a pleasure over the years!! I look forward to seeing you next summer!!
Town of Sandwich....http://www.sandwichnh.org
1. League of NH Craftsman
2. Corner House Inn
3. Sandwich Fair
4. Sandwich Historical Society
5. farmers markets
Town of Holderness - Squam Lakes Science Center
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$3,250 per week, $ 365 per night Peak Season Rental rate mid June - August, $3,250 per week. September and October rate is $2,850 per week. Long term rentals from November to April is $1,700 per month plus utilities. Off season nightly rate is $365 with a minimum of 3 night stay There is a 9% NH Room Tax, plus a returnalble security cleaning deposit of $300