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Lakefront Tranquility Reminiscent of 'On Golden Pond.'

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Return to an era of simplicity and understatement on Lake Waukewan. Originally built in the 1940’s as a simple lakeside cabin, the Lakehouse has expanded over the years yet still retains the charm of its earlier days.

The original cabin is now a living room with comfortable chairs and large sofa for reading, watching favorite movies, working on a jigsaw puzzle or enjoying views of the lake from every window.

Hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, motor-boating, water-skiing and swimming are at your doorstep in spring, summer and fall. Waukewan Golf Course welcomes summer visitors to its course and 19th Hole. Winter brings cross-country and downhill skiing; Gunstock and Ragged Mountains are both close by, snowshoeing, sleigh rides through historic Meredith Village, and ice skating.

Loons gather in our protected cove on this hidden jewel in the lakes region. Lake Waukewan is a bit of a secret, and the residents prefer it that way. Not that Big Lake excitement is too far - Lake Waukewan rushes down the Mill Falls into Lake Winnipesaukee, just five minutes down the road by car.

if you’d rather enjoy the lake at a more leisurely pace, you may choose to rent a kayak or canoe and row to Waukewan Beach. Take a stroll into town for an ice-cream cone at Town Docks. Upon your return, you might just see fireworks overhead; or maybe it’s just the stars lighting your way back.

Keywords: Roomy three level contemporary waterfront in a protected cove. This updated home has a large open concept kitchen/dining/living area overlooking the water, plus five bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are three bedrooms on the main floor; one with a queen bed, another with a set of twin bunks, and a third with two twin beds and a queen bed. A master suite on the second level has a king bed, and twin, and the fifth bedroom, also upstairs, has a queen. A large deck overlooks the trees and lake. The naturally landscaped yard leads to a small perched beach and two steps into the sandy-bottomed water. *Kayaking, boating, swimming at your doorstep. We have a swim platform for your use.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

About The Owner

We are an active family with pets. We love the lake in all seasons, and discover something new with each visit. The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is one of our favorite places, at any time of year.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2002

Why The Owner chose Meredith

When we were first married, we visited friends staying on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, NH, and we fell in love with the area. My husband grew up vacationing in the Adirondacks, and the Lakes Region was reminiscent of those times he spent on the lake with his family.

What makes this lodge unique

We thought we wanted a house on the Big Lake, but once we saw Waukewan, we knew it was the spot for us. We love our protected cove for swimming, and the tranquility of a smaller lake make kayaking and canoeing a joy. 'You will grow to love this lake,' one of our neighbors commented to us. And we have.


Meredith Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor queen guest room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1st floor bedroom with lots of room for the kids.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 child bed , Ultra spacious with lake views and adjoining bath.
    Lakeside Room - 1 double , 1st floor bedroom tucked under the pines with a lake view.
    Bunk Area - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed room off 1st floor Lakeside Room.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), King Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lakefront Tranquility Reminiscent of 'On Golden Pond.'
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We loved the house! There were 7 adults and 2 children and never once felt crowded!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for all of us! The living room area was very cozy yet roomy enough for all of us to gather. The kitchen was very large and loved having such a large dining table where all of us could sit comfortably! The back deck was beautiful and enjoyed reading and listening to music. The lake area was perfect and loved swimming out to the raft. Thank you so much and can't wait to return!😁

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are so happy you enjoyed our lakehouse! You have described our perfect vacation too, and we look forward to welcoming you back! The Byrne Family
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Perfect spot for a summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and spacious home that my family will *hopefully* return to for years to come. We enjoyed meals on the new deck and large dining table and listening to the loons as we fell asleep at night. The house was clean and had all the indoor amenities we needed. The swimming area perfect for both waders and divers alike, and we loved swimming to the raft and boating around the point. We had kids, teenagers, and young and old couples, and the house never felt crowded. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

lovely home, great location, close to all but far enough away for privacy.

we saw otters and heard the loons every day.

bbq'd outside and sat on deck watching sunset every nite.

we hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, Florida and Wells, Maine

I want to keep this a secret

  • 5 of 5

If I say how much we enjoyed this place it won't be available for us to rent next year.

All of us were so thrilled with the clean and relatively warm water, great dock and raft to swim to. The house is very large, five bedrooms instead of the four listed. A wonderful dining table for all of us board players. Kitchen is huge and very well equipped. The location, so close to lovely Meredith, is excellent. Great walking town. There were tons of activities ;we almost welcomed a rainy day so that we wouldn't mind leaving that peaceful lake. And we did hear the loons sing. How thrilling! Good restaurants near by. I miss it already.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this home for a number of years now. Each year, we enjoy relaxing on the deck, lounging on the lake, meals around the big dining room table, and quick access to activities in the surrounding towns. This comfortable, clean house is a meeting spot for our family and friends from around the country each summer for one wonderful week that we each look forward to. I'm sure any family would enjoy it as much as we do!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Many options
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Waukewan Golf
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Scenic Train-rides
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 104
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many dining options in town
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach front
Car: recommended

Our lakehouse community consists of families like ours who value the tranquility and quiet, natural setting of Lake Waukewan. Guests who enjoy listing to the sounds of loons, catching a fish (or not!) off our dock, and a relaxing swim in the lake will appreciate this warm summer community. Parents will enjoy the quiet cove and our swim platform, and children will enjoy the resident bullfrogs who appear occasionally on our beach. The lakehouse is not a party house; rather, it is a place to connect with loved ones and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
House-cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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