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Slice of Paradise on Mark Island Lake Winnipesaukee Post & Beam Log Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Mark Island Log Cabin House, 3 Bedrooms + Lofts, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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We have a strict NO FIREWORKS and NO PETS policy, sorry but there are no exceptions unfortunately. Our rental calendar works on a Saturday to Saturday rotation. Note that during the summer we have minimum of one week rentals. See our calendar and rate schedule for details on availability, we keep this up to date. Thanks.

IMPORTANT: This is an Island Property and to get to the property you have to travel by boat which now in the State of NH means you must possess a valid boaters license as you cannot rent or operate a boat without one. (If you have a license from another state, check as most states are accepted) You do need a boat (your own or rental) or make arrangements for water taxi if desired but this gets expensive and is a bit inconvenient. We personally feel that being on an Island adds to the overall character and experience of the home! We are very confident that you will enjoy it as much as us. Truly a slice of paradise!

Gorgeous post and beam log cabin built in 2010 with all upscale amenities. The name of this home is Waterscape. This 2000 sq ft vacation home sits on 3 acres on the edge of the most wonderful lake in all of New England, Lake Winnipesaukee. The moment you step on the property you will fall in love and begin to decompress from the every day world. Relax in this peaceful comfortable home that has everything you need to be pampered!

You are first greeted as you walk up the gradual ramp from the dock by the 40 foot long outdoor living space, a covered porch overlooking the lake, and in front of that a wood sitting deck around a very large fire-pit. You enter the home from the porch into a large open living area featuring the kitchen, living area, game area and dining area. The kitchen is a chef's playground with all new stainless steel appliances complete with dishwasher, granite countertops and large walkin pantry. You won't be roughing it on this cabin stay in the woods! As you stand at the sink preparing dinner you look over the dining table out thru 5 windows to a panoramic view of the lake. The kitchen is fully outfitted including a blender for those frozen drinks on the porch, and a proper pot to boil the lobsters!

The first floor Master Bedroom Suite includes its own separate door to the front porch for those early morning coffees. The MB consists of a queen bed, walkin closet, full bath with dual sinks, and a separate closet for Washer/Dryer. Each of the two upstairs bedrooms have a queen bed, walk in closet, and sleeping loft that can accomodate 2 additional adults (but this is where the kids love to sleep!). Each bedroom has two large windows overlooking the lake and a third with a sitting reading nook. All the queen beds in the home have new memory foam mattresses for your sleeping comfort. Each of the 3 bedrooms have flat screen TVs for your viewing pleasure. The upstairs bedrooms attach to an lounge area that has 55" HDTV flatscreen with DirectTV and gaming. Directly above the lounge is the highest point of the house which has a ladder to yet another sleeping loft area. There is a full bath located directly off the upstairs lounge area that services the second floor.

On the main living area the open floor plan created by the great post and beam design allows for kitchen, dining, game table, and living room areas of the home all to be connected in a wonderful living space. The dining table looks out to the lake and extends to sit 10 for dinner. A second table nearby easily sits another 6 guests. When this second table is not used for dining it is ideal for board games, or jigsaw puzzles. For those looking for more serious gaming the table top converts with a flip to a professional card table for poker and by removing the top entirely it is a very nice bumper pool table.

Surrounding the gas fired fireplace is the living room area with comfortable couch, overstuffed lounge chair, and reclining Adirondack leather chair. The back hallway leads to both the 1/2 bath and the door to the back covered porch and deck that includes stainless steel gas grill and sitting deck. RIght off the covered porch you will find a newly installed (2016) luxurious hot and cold outdoor shower with private changing area. This is truly the best shower in the house, and is wonderful even in the rain and certainly under the stars!

The property is on a channel that typically is only travelled by the locals which makes it that much more private. It has a sandy area for swimming with a perched beach for sitting and watching the kids play in the water. There's a wonderful rocky point with a wonderful bench for a quiet private moment. You are graced with nearly 300 feet of waterfront.

Mark Island is 93 acres and has just over 30 homes on it. No roads as there are no bridges, just hiking and walking paths. You can hike to the center point of Mark Island which is a mount that is almost 200 feet above the lake. This is the name sake for the island, as it is the highest point on all of the islands and therefore early on became a point of navigation for the travelers on the lake 'The Mark'

NOTE REGARDING RATES: There is a 'loyalty program' discount for returning guests. There is a 5% discount for full two week booking, and 10% discount on full month booking.

Keywords: Mark Island, log cabin, cottage, house, island rental, island home, island living, upscale, luxury, private, secluded, paradise, waterfront, vacation, Lake Winnipesaukee

More Details

Jon Moore
Member since: 2012
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Jon Moore

I am a engineer and my wife is in the education field. We enjoy traveling, family and friends, and have always loved this very special Lake. We are very fortunate to have found this gem of a property and would be pleased to share it with you. Our children have grown up on this lake from infancy and we can think of no where better than to call our 'home away from home'!

Jon Moore purchased this house in 2011

Why Jon Moore chose Gilford

Our immediate family along with friends have been vacationing on Lake Winnipesaukee for nearly 30 years and had been looking for a home for over 5 years. Well, in 2011 we finally found our little slice of paradise called 24 Mark Island.

What makes this house unique

The home has the charm of a wonderful log cabin cottage but being brand new and built with the finest materials and finishes it provides the charm of the lake while pampering even the highest of expectations. We are confident that our guests will typically become repeat vacationers as this is truly a slice of paradise. The fact that it is on an island is a real plus as it adds so much to the experience, seclusion and character of the property. Obviously, if you are not a boater it makes this a bit more of a challenge. Our guests have all found it to be a big plus!


Gilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • There is a full bathroom on each floor, and the first floor also has a half bathroom. Total of 2.5 baths total. In 2016 we added a great outdoor shower directly off the back porch. This is truly the best shower in the house and is very convenient!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On suite Master Bathroom, and Walk-In closet
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft above TV Sitting Room, ideal for one person
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , BDRM #2 has double futon sleeping loft, older kids love it!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , BDRM #3 has double futon sleeping loft, older kids love it!
  • Queen size Beds (3) All the queen beds are new memory foam mattresses for your sleeping comfort! The two bedrooms upstairs also have a large sleeping loft with double futon that is great for kids. Would not recommend for anyone under the age of 7 without close supervision. Access from a simple ships ladder with hand grabs.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
40 foot covered front porch overlooking the lake and wood deck with large firepit, back deck with gas grill, dock with 2 covered slips and 2 uncovered slips, every room has ceiling fans including 2 on the covered porch for your comfort


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Slice of Paradise on Mark Island Lake Winnipesaukee Post & Beam Log Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were a bit anxious about the thought of island living, but with planning and the excellent info provided by the Moore's on Waterscape, it went very smoothly. The place was great, nicely decorated and had everything we needed. The extras such as the games and particularly air hockey, kept the kids busy even when not on the water or outside. The porch was my favorite spot and nightly fires were enjoyed by all. There was even a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. A very nice touch. A wonderful adventure!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

Waterscape is wonderful vacation home I have happily recommended to friends. Jon & Patti have thought it through very well. Everything you need in a clean and very well maintained home. The Fire pit is all one needs for a comfy evening outdoors after boating, kayaking, swimming or just relaxing. The outdoor shower was delightful and very freeing. On the occasional rain day the home is stocked w all sorts of cards, games and books. All instructions / hints from the owners made it a very smooth stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love island living and staying at Waterscape was awesome. The house is perfect with all the amenities you could ever need. The owners were very responsive and provided very detailed information for our stay. The weather was absolutely fantastic and we could not have had a better vacation. I wish it didn't fly by so fast.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful property and wonderful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay at Waterscape. It was an ideal setting for our family vacation and looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Ideal Lake Winni Island Location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to try out vacationing on an island and this was our first time. We're glad we selected Waterscape. We're just back from spending a great week there. This home is the perfect way to truly get away while still having all the comforts of home.

The care and attention Jon and Patti have shown Waterscape is obvious. They have thought of everything. This post and beam home and smart layout is just right. I liked the floor plan a lot. This home offered more than we expected!

The location on the lake is a great launching point for visits to several Lake Winni ports. Waterscape has a great dock and easy access to the mainland. The area between Mark Island and Bear Island is superb for water sports.

The rental process was smooth and Jon responded to all my questions quickly. The Welcome Letter and communications were first rate.

Great place! Hated to pack up a leave. Look forward to returning some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

My brother & I rented this home on Mark Island for a family vacation with our Mom. It was perfect for us. The house is clean, comfy & cozy. It has everything you need & more from kayaks to games to kitchen supplies. The owner was very easy to deal with, he answered email questions quickly & thoroughly & made me feel like I wasn't a bother. I would definitely rent this house again

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Manchester NH
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
On property
Nearest Point of Interest
24 Mark Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $750

Any long weekends and mid-week stays that do not fit rental weekly turn-over schedule norm must be approved by Owner. This property is associated with NH M&R License Number 062701

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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