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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The original family still owns this summer home on Squam Lake, built in 1917. The house might best be described as a grand 'camp,' with pine walls and ceilings, and hardwood floors -- built by and for the wealthy. It is one of three summer homes on a 35-acre estate, covering nearly a half-mile of shoreline surrounding a lovely point in Squam Lake. (Squam Lake's water has remained so pure that you can drink it.) This private setting, among the century-old forest of 'Pine Needle Point,' is perfect for family gatherings and reunions.
In addition to the six bedrooms (which sleep 12 easily and comfortably) -- all with views of the lake, there are three sleeping porches (two overlook the lake), with platform beds for six additional guests. We furnish pillows and blankets, but request that you bring your own linens and towels.
Downstairs, a large living room centers around a large fieldstone fireplace, for which firewood is furnished. The room also has a baby grand piano and a pump organ.

An office nook includes a desk, library, stereo system, and a variety of games and puzzles for all ages.
The large, eat-in kitchen is fully stocked with kitchen utensils, china, flatware and glassware. Two sinks and prep areas facilitate meal preparation, and promote a social atmosphere. Two additional refrigerators, plus a washer, dryer, and laundry sink, are in the adjoining utility room.
The dining room seats 12 comfortably around a large oak table. Hear the loons by lowering the sliding windows into their casements. Long-used maps of the nearby White Mountains adorn one wall.
The screened sitting porch off the living room provides an idyllic location in which to enjoy a beverage of choice with friends or family, to have lunch, or just to read, have a quiet afternoon nap, or enjoy the unbelievable lake views.
Or stroll down to the gazebo on the point to enjoy the lake in an outdoors setting. And feel free to enjoy a picnic or an evening campfire at the fire pit near the gazebo.

It's only a short distance (about 100 feet) from the main house down to the dock (pictured bottom right), which is 12 feet wide by 45 feet long -- perfect for sitting, sunning, swimming, or securing watercraft (but please -- no jet skis or boats with engines exceeding 25 hp). A swim float is anchored about 75 yards off the dock for your enjoyment.
Squam Lake retains its non-commercial, peaceful charm from many years ago, and is a perfect place to swim, fish, sail (our favorite), canoe, and kayak. The Squam Lakes Association, just a mile or two down the lake towards Holderness, rents sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and small electric-motored boats for periods from a half-day up to a week.
Squam Lake has numerous coves and islands to see and explore.

And Rattlesnake Mountain, seen just behind and slightly to the left of the fisherman in the bottom left photo, affords spectacular views from its rocky ledges (the aerial view of Squam Lake at the top of this site was taken atop Rattlesnake) for remarkably little effort -- a splendid first mountain for children, or an extraordinary place to be inspired by a full moon reflected on the lake.
'On Golden Pond' was filmed a short distance from our camp. If anything, the lake is more beautiful than depicted in that film; but see the movie again to recapture the lake's ambiance. While normal full rental occupancy in the house is 12, we will discuss expanding that number for an additional charge, to meet your family's requirements.
A week at the J Bowden Camp on Squam Lake will create many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime -- and bring you back for more.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall
Sep 10 - Oct 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
late fall
Oct 11 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

$2500.00 - $4975.00/week

Comment: Occupancy above 12 requires our approval. When permission is granted, there will usually be an additional charge per guest of $100.00 for the entire week. We will, however, take the entire composition of your party into account when determining the charge for guests beyond 12.

About 25% deposit within thirty days; balance due 60 days before arrival


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Photos

  • J Bowden Camp

    J Bowden Camp

  • View from the dock

    View from the dock

  • Music corner of the living room.

    Music corner of the living room.

  • Screened Porch off the Living Room

    Screened Porch off the Living Room

  • Kitchen- view 2

    Kitchen- view 2

  • East Bedroom, 1 double bed

    East Bedroom, 1 double bed

  • West bedroom, queen bed, sleeping porch (1 double) shared with Yellow room.

    West bedroom, queen bed, sleeping porch (1 double) shared with Yellow room.

  • Sleeping porch facing driveway, access from the hallway.

    Sleeping porch facing driveway, access from the hallway.

  • Morning on the dock.

    Morning on the dock.

  • View of Squam Lake from the top of West Rattlesnake Mountain.

    View of Squam Lake from the top of West Rattlesnake Mountain.

  • Great blue heron in our cove.

    Great blue heron in our cove.

  • Immature bald eagle on the other side of te lake.

    Immature bald eagle on the other side of te lake.

  • Campfire area on "the point

    Campfire area on "the point

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Screened porch off the Living room

    Screened porch off the Living room

  • Kitchen- view 1

    Kitchen- view 1

  • Dining room, table seats 8-12. Windows slide into casement to open completely.

    Dining room, table seats 8-12. Windows slide into casement to open completely.

  • Master BR, 2 twin or 1 king bed, sleeping porch with 2 twin beds on the left.

    Master BR, 2 twin or 1 king bed, sleeping porch with 2 twin beds on the left.

  • Yellow room: 1 double, 2 twin beds, porch (1 double) shared with West Bedroom.

    Yellow room: 1 double, 2 twin beds, porch (1 double) shared with West Bedroom.

  • Downstairs Maids Quarters, 1 King bed.

    Downstairs Maids Quarters, 1 King bed.

  • Loon off our Point with the Squam Range and East Rattlesnake in the distance.

    Loon off our Point with the Squam Range and East Rattlesnake in the distance.

  • Great blue heron.

    Great blue heron.

  • Family of merganzers along the shore.

    Family of merganzers along the shore.

  • Clearing skies after an afternoon shower.

    Clearing skies after an afternoon shower.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Holderness, NH, USA #399563

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