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Snowmobiling right from the house or skiing 2-miles way from Gunstock.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Lakeside Luxury 3 Bdrm +/ Steps From The Water W/ 130 Ft. shared private dock

Enjoy all that Lake Winnipesaukee, the surrounding area & the White Mountains have to offer at this beautiful waterfront home! It's just steps from the water and there's room for your toys at the 130 ft. private shared dock. You can rent a slip at our dock at an additional cost depending on the size of your toy. Please know that we have to limit the size to below 24ft in length.

A beautifully landscaped, enclosed yard perfect for lawn games, small beach area and ample outside seating (complete with gas grill and small fire pit) ensure outside fun. There's even a large outdoor shower!

3 Bedrooms (all upstairs) and three full baths (2 up & 1 down) as well as a Murphy bed in the living room.

The master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has a queen and the third bedroom has a full bed/twin bunk set and a twin. The Murphy bed in the living room is a queen bed.

There are TVs in 2 bedrooms as well as the living room along with Blu Ray DVD/DVR players (incl. Sports Channel!). The living room is equipped with a Sonos stereo system, WiFi, iPad, board games and has a gas fireplace. Fire extinguishers and second floor fire ladders are provided. A washer/dryer, central AC & heat, high-end linens, paper products and a fully stocked kitchen complete the total 'home away from home' package that we strive to provide. It is even decorated for the various holidays!

A convenient central location (3 miles or less) to Meadowbrook, Gunstock(skiing/zip-lining,etc.), Laconia airport, shopping, eating, theaters and beaches. Located near the start of the IronMan race, Weirs Beach and Loudon/NASCAR is only 20 minutes away. Many hiking venues of varying levels nearby, a major snowmobile trail and great fishing (summer & ice and 4 of 7 varieties) right out front. The White Mountains and ocean are an easy day trip.

***FOR BOAT RENTALS: contact Fay's Boat Yard in Gilford (less than 1 mile from boat launch) or Thurston Marina in Laconia (about 7 miles from house).

Looking for a luxury mountain retreat suitable for 12 individuals? Then check out #3685728.

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Dave Rice

I started coming to Lake Winnipesaukee as a kid during family vacations, so I have a long-time connection with the Lakes Region. I'm a custom home builder and remodeler. I recently completed my second home and have started renting two properties on Homeaway. Nothing makes me happier than meeting some great people and hearing that they have had a terrific experience at the properties.

Dave Rice purchased this house in 2008

Why Dave Rice chose Lake Winnipesaukee

I started renovating this house in 2008 for my mom. She has since passed but got to enjoy it for a little bit. It was a labor of love and I get to help create other great memories for a lot of famiies and their friends.

What makes this house unique

The location is HUGE! It's a quiet neighborhood on a dead-end street but within walking distance to great entertainment establishments. I have put a lot of time into a beautiful array of plantings and a perfectly flat lawn. I take a lot of pride in the property (inside & out) and providing a great experience for my guests.


Gilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Luxurious towels are provided, as well as paper products, and hair dryers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , living room pull down murphy bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor with full private bathroom
  • High-end linens, comfort, and quality are among the priorities to your host in this special 'home away' from home. No matter the season, comfortable and cozy are taken care of! All four seasons are made special with the details that set this property apart from the others.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I pride myself on being accessible and going 'above and beyond' to ensure that my guests have the best possible stay. Think of me as your concierge - I will try to give you any information/assistance towards making your stay memorable!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Snowmobiling right from the house or skiing 2-miles way from Gunstock.
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful house and fairly close to Gunstock mountain. Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, easy and relaxing experience. Definitely a great option if you need a place to rent near Gunstock mountain

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, comfortable home with great views of the lake. Everything was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked as advertised making it very convenient for cooking meals. The location was perfect for kayaking and boating. Much of our time was spent outdoors in the yard. It was nice to have plenty of seating for eating and relaxing and we really enjoyed the fire pit. The owner is very accommodating and responded to all inquiries quickly - was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property, very well maintained, in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay starting with Labor Day weekend. The property is immaculate and very well maintained. Everything is included - linens and towels, kitchen supplies, even toilet paper! Parking was spacious and my 22 foot boat fit at the dock. Unfortunately the lake level was over 18 inches below normal due to drought which made docking difficult- I had to resort to jumping into the water (I used waders) to push the boat in and out from the dock. That was not anything that Dave could control, of course. The location is nice and peaceful and the beach and swimming area is great. It is also quite convenient to many good restaurants and shopping opportunities. Overall we were very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Due to the unseasonably dry summer the lake level had dropped unusually low this has not been a problem in all the years that I have owned the property, I am terribly sorry for your inconvenience. Dave
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Perfect lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Dave's lake house. The house was very clean and had all the amenities you could imagine. The lake is right out the back door and the adults and kids loved it! Perfect for our family and we can't wait to go back! We had so much fun paddle boarding, swimming, and kayaking. The nights were so peaceful overlooking the lake with a fire in the fire pit. Thanks Dave for answering all my questions and providing such a great environment for our getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for anyone wanting to relax. We traveled with 3 families with young children and the slow sloping beach was perfect. We kayaked, swam and just enjoyed the property. It is close to everything you will need, and Dave is a very nice owner. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying at Lake Winnipesaukee!! I was always more of a beach person than lake... This house made me fall in love with the lake!!!! The private beach was the best!!! Three families stayed here and we all enjoyed it.. The beach was great for our little ones!!! The house itself was beautiful and the views from the living room windows were unreal!! I literally can't say enough about this property and I'm a very picky person!!! We defiantly will be renting this house again next time we vacation at the lake!!! The beds and pillows were amazing!! I only wish I checked out the brand of the pillows before I left!!! Ughhhh I wish I was back there now!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the lake house. We strive for excellence and are so pleased that you appreciated all of the details that make a fine vacation a joy. Sincerely, Dave and Heidi
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Laconia Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Patrick's Pub & Eatery
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Mount Washington Cruises
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Bolduc Park Par Three Golf
Nearest Train
8.2 Miles
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Patrick's Pub & Eatery
Nearest Ski
2.6 Miles
Gunstock Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Ellacoya State Park & Gilford town Beach
Car: recommended

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a short walk (.2 miles)

Tons of great things to do within minutes:

Meadowbrook Pavilion - less then 1 mile Concerts May 29th - Fall

Gunstock Adventure Park - zip-line, hike etc. on summer, ski/snowboard,tubing in winter - 2.5 miles

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 5 miles

Weirs Beach - arcades, scenic railroad, Mt. Washington lake cruise, boat/jet ski rentals -7 miles

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 3.5 miles

Funspot - Guiness World Record 'largest arcade' & bowling - 7 miles (perfect for a rainy day w/ kids)

Loudon race track 20 minutes.

Tax-free shopping

State liquor store/restaurants/food stores within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Gilford House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: 100% refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in date (excludes Damage Protection). No refund provided if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in. We highly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan should you have concerns about refunds.

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