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Family Relaxation by the lake this Summer! Wifi - Cable included

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

The best of both worlds – close to all the action in a country lake community.

Rustic cottage feel amongst the tall trees – open concept / spacious – Beautiful view of Sawyer Lake which has several beaches for your use.

Direct access to snowmobile corridor trails (15 near junction of 17) with beautiful views of the mountains!

If you enjoy nature you will love the area!

This is just to place to kick back and relax. Featuring original knotted pine, this updated cottage has plenty of room inside. Enjoy your breakfast sitting at the window counter overlooking the lake. Relax in our comfortable rockers by the picture window or on either deck. We provide all the necessities for you, just pack your clothes and come have some fun. A full size washer / dryer is provided so you can pack light.

Lots of activity - boaters, waterskiing and jetski's. Walk to any of the six beaches around this 75 acre lake or bring your boat/canoe and launch it at the nearest beach. The gorgeous sunset as well as many fireworks displays that happen over the lake are a treasure to see. Take a short hike up the mountain and overlook the mountain ranges. Fall colors are a beauty to behold both on the trails and from the overlook. There is direct access to the corridor trail system.

Three bedrooms - Master bedroom features a queen bed with plenty of storage underneath. In the two other bedrooms there is plenty of room with a futon in one and a hideaway bed in the other. For added sleeping space the couch in the living room is also a futon. Linens are provided.

Additional photos can be emailed upon request

Nominal cleaning fee of $40. Travel Insurance is available through VRBO.

Please note - if you are taller than 6'6' you will find the ceilings low.

Close to many Golf courses, Gunstock, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH NASCAR Raceway, Highland Mountain Biking - Day trip possible to Conway area or coast of Maine.

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY AND VIEW LISTING INFORMATION FOR RATES - We will be glad to assist with any further information needed.

Keywords: New Hampshire vacation rental, lakes region, hunting cabin rental, NASCAR lodging, pet friendly, fishing, beach, hiking, Gunstock

More Details

Marie & Joe
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Why Marie & Joe chose Gilmanton

We absolutely LOVE New Hampshire! The beauty of the mountains and the lakes is remarkable. When we found this home we knew instantly that we had found the perfect place to be able to get away and relax. Being close to nature is important for us and we are surrounded by it. Yet we are thrilled that Gilmanton is a central location for area attractions and activities. We can drive in any direction and easily get to Lake Winnipesauke, Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, Concord, Laconia, Tilton and many more places. We eventually plan to retire in New Hampshire but in the meantime we are excited about sharing this special gift with you!

What makes this cottage unique

We love listening to the birds and taking hikes on the trails or around the lake. The Audobon Society has a preserve in the area also. The main beach is a short walk away for easy access to water activities or community planned activities.

We provide a journal of area attractions at the home but please let us know what your interests are and we will get all the information for you.


Gilmanton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) in one bedroom, Double Beds (1) 2 Full size Futons - one in 2nd bedroom and one in living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Hideaway bed (2 twins) in 3rd bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Brand new appliances; Outdoor firepit; Ipod dock /Radio; Coffee maker; Toaster; Griddle; Hairdryer; Iron; Alarm Clock; Paper goods, soaps & shampoo provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Family Relaxation by the lake this Summer! Wifi - Cable included
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Very well setup and taken care of

  • 5 of 5

All of us had a great time. The house is well equiped with everything you need. We stayed for laconia bike week. The area was quiet and safe. Had no issues leaving bikes outside over night for the week. If your looking for a quiet scenic place to getaway then this is the place for you. I look foward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We're glad to provide most basic needs to make packing easy. We look forward to having you as a guest in the future. Marie & Joe
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Spencer, Massachusetts

Just the kind of serenity we all needed

  • 5 of 5

quick long weekend end with generations of family. The adults were comfortable in the house and the children loved going to the beach. The area was quiet, yet we were surrounded by all sorts of things to do. Lovely house. Very clean and well kept

Marie was available to answer some initial questions and was friendly and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Valerie - so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the surroundings to your liking!
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Quiet and relaxing and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

A great stay. We were looking for peaceful and quiet in a beautiful setting and were not disappointed. We traveled with family who don't like too long of rides so we also chose a place which was within reasonable driving distance to the attractions we wanted to visit. It turned out to be a perfect fit for us. We lacked for nothing at the home and certainly would choose it again

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the property in Gilmanton. It is in a beautiful location on the lake. Although it is not on the water, it is across the street, with lovely views out the front window. The three bedrooms are simple and rustic, but comfortable. Everything is spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well-outfitted with supplies and necessities, and it was very easy to use. There is even a grill on the deck, and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner out there. Wifi works great. We really appreciated all the communication from the owner, with lots of info about anything and everything we would need. We had one quick question before we checked in, and Marie responded immediately.

We would definitely stay here again when we are visiting Gilmanton. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We're happy to share our favorite place to relax with others to enjoy!
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Amazing time

  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to go back, peaceful, fun and all the amenities needed. Just the right size for our family

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Cute place cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean cozy house! We went during a rainy fall weekend but the house was a great place to relax and be indoors with friends. Twenty minutes from Laconia and other towns. Being by the lake was beautiful I'm sure during the summer it's awesome. Also everything was labeled with very clear instructions. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gilmanton Corner Store Inc -- CLOSED
You will find anything you need in a pinch plus the answers to questions about the area here!
Four Corners Brick House
If you love antiques - this is a must stop location!
Gilmanton Winery And Vineyard
Lodge at Belmont
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
We are 15 minutes from the Speedway!
Gunstock Mountain
Year Round Activities -
Highland Center
Canterbury Shaker Village
Lots to see here - great local history!
Castle in the Clouds
One of our favorite places to go - The view is spectacular!!
Largest indoor arcade - Bring the kids and be a kid again!
The Pub at Ragged Mt
Another local Mountain for skiing!
Tanger Outlet Center
Plenty of places to shop and not pay sales tax!
Tilt'n Diner
Take a trip back in time and enjoy some home style cooking!!
Great place - excellent food!!
Shibley's at the Pier
Waterside dining - great food!
Heritage Farm Pancake House
Most delicious breakfast - you may have to wait - but it is well worth it!!
Olde Bay Diner
Might be tiny - but the food is Great!!
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach closest to house
Nearest Point of Interest
Another beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Access to Snowmobile Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
New Hampshire NASCAR Speedway
Nearest Point of Interest
Gunstock Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Highland Mountain Bike Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Canturbury Shaker Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Castle in the Clouds
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Cruise M/S Mount Washington
Nearest Point of Interest
Ragged Mountain Ski Resort

10 minutes from NASCAR Speedway, 15 minutes to Gunstock / Laconia / Weirs Beach, Ragged Mountain and Pats Peak nearby, Tanger Outlets in Tilton, 1 1/4 hour to Conway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Weeklong pet fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holidays (+$50 will be added to quote) / Bike Week - rental fee is higher as noted
Must be 26+ to rent / License copy required / Maximum guests allowed is 8 (Events and Parties are not allowed)
Refundable Good Care Deposit required + Travel Ins is recommended but optional / Pets welcome -additional fee $50 per pet for weekend/ $100 per pet for week long stay
Reservations are not confirmed and finalized until owner receives the separate signed agreement with copy of license and deposit. Owner also reserves the right to cancel the reservation as a phone conversation with the guest is required to confirm identity and terms. Cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee according to the owners separate rental agreement signed by the renter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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