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Smith Cove Lakefront Vacation Rental on Lake Winnipesaukee

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Relax in your own lakefront house on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake, and only minutes away from Gunstock ski area. You will enjoy the quiet Smith Cove location and the convenient access to the popular restaurants and attractions of the Lakes Region in and around Laconia, Weirs Beach, Alton, and Meredith. Ideally suited for an escape at any time of the year, summer or winter!

Your vacation rental cottage will be completely furnished including cable TV. Just bring your groceries, towels and linens for two full beds and one full sleep sofa. Enjoy a lake view, lake access, and private beach. Contact owner for details of sleeping accommodations.

Summer rental rates are available by the week from May through October. At times we do have shorter stays available. Please call with your dates.

Winter rentals are available from November through April for a minimum two night stay or reserve for 7 days or longer and SAVE! Winter Renters: Get a FREE NIGHT when you reserve for 7 nights or more.

Pets are considered. Please call the Owner to discuss their policy on pets.

For inquiries and reservations, call owner direct at 603-231-6176.

Discounts available at nearby restaurants.

Weirs Beach attractions include water-slides, arcades, mini-golf courses, bowling, boat rides, drive-in theater, batting cages, fireworks, go-karts, bumper cars, climbing wall, scenic train rides, bumper boats, Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park with ropes, aerial and zip line course, Mount Washington Cruises for a breakfast, lunch or dinner dance cruise around the lake; Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavillion, and a number of area restaurants for casual dining for families or a romantic lakeside candlelight dinner.

More Details

Bob Ruggiero
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Bob Ruggiero

Owners Bob and Maria Ruggiero, purchased this lakefront property on Smith Cove in the 1990s and renovated the Victorian into a 10-room inn. Additional accommodations are available to inn guests in the Lighthouse and Little House on the Cove. They have hosted many guests looking for a getaway to enjoy their quiet and lovely lakefront location and casual, relaxing atmosphere. During the last 20+ years, they have built their own home and purchased neighboring cottages to provide vacation rentals to those looking for more privacy and room to relax during longer stays.

Why Bob Ruggiero chose Gilford

This Smith Cove vacation rental is located on a quiet part of New Hampshire's largest lake where boat speeds are limited to allow for lakefront relaxation. The surrounding grounds are owned by the cottage owner and are kept in immaculate condition.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is located just steps away from a private sandy beach on Smith Cove. Bring your own boat or rent for the day or your entire stay at a nearby marina. Boat dock available upon request. Enjoy quiet relaxation of Smith Cove along with the mountain views surrounding the lake.


Gilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Balance for summer rentals is due by March 1. Deposits for reservations made after March 1 are non-refundable.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2) Twin roll aways also available in addition to floor space to accommodate your air mattresses.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Private sandy beach. Boat dock subject to availability.


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Enjoy quiet Smith Cove area on Lake Winnipesaukee convenient to Lakes Region area attractions, shopping, marina, and Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavillion presenting summer/fall concert series.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Summer Rates apply May - Labor Day.
Summer Rates: $1600 per week. There may be shorter stays available. Please call 603-231-6176 for exact availability.
Taxes are extra and NOT included in rates quoted.
Payment accepted by cash or check only.
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm arrangements.
Pets will be considered. Please call owner to discuss.
Call Owner for inquiries and reservations -- 603-231-6176.

Payment is accepted by cash or check only. A deposit of 50% is required at time of reservation to confirm arrangements. Balance for summer rentals due by March 1. Deposits for reservations made after March 1 are non-refundable.

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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