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Charming New England Lake House perfect relaxing in the summer or winter

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,014 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, sleeps 12, great character, Highland Lake access

A wonderful old colonial New Englander on Highland Lake. Built in the late 1800's and renovated over the past 10 years, it has a stunning kitchen with a huge island and all soap stone countertops. The replica gas cook stove adds charm. A formal dining area for family meals and the living room has a number of comfy couches and chairs. There is a gas fireplace in the living room for those cozy winter nights.

The 3 bedrooms upstairs are spacious. The bunk room has 1 queen bed with a double bed above it and 1 twin bed. Perfect for sleeping all the kids. Downstairs the bonus room has a queen sized futon. Easily sleeps 10+. The house has an attached barn and the El is a great place to store your water equipment during the summer or your ski/snowboard equipment in the winter.

Just across the channel is the Rail Trail, the old rail line pulled up and maintained for walking or biking in the summer and cross country skiing or snowmobiling in the winter. If you like outdoors there are plenty of things to do:

- Highland Lake Beach 0.5 miles away

- Canoe/kayaking on Highland Lake

- Boating on Highland Lake

- Mountain biking on numerous trails

- Skiing at Ragged Mountain (18mi), Sunapee (24mi), Gunstock (28mi), Waterville Valley (52mi), Loon (58 mi), Killington (77mi)

- Golf

Or if you just want to relax in a comfortable house and a stress free environment the place is for you. The house is on a dead end road with only 3 houses on it, including ours and they are all vacation homes so there is no traffic. You can sit on either of the two porches facing the water or lounge out on the well manicured lawn and watch the afternoon pass by.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg & Chelsi Mickle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Greg & Chelsi Mickle

We currently live in Romania. My wife takes our children back to our lake house each year to spend part of the summer with our friends and family in the area.

Greg & Chelsi Mickle purchased this house in 2010

Why Greg & Chelsi Mickle chose East Andover

We bought this property because the house across the street has been in our family for 50 years. My Aunts still own it. My parents live a few miles down the street. This place has been on the periferals of summer family fun as I was growing up. It became central to my children's summer fun when we bought it in 2010.


East Andover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2014 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon in room downstairs with laundry and desk
    Bunk Area - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk room upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Queen Futon (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming New England Lake House perfect relaxing in the summer or winter
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Great New England Stay

  • 5 of 5

We attended a wedding within a 3 minute walk. The property was perfect for the whole family. Clean, comfortable, and all the amenities. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay with kids!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the middle of June. On the channel right near the lake, a short walk! Also, on the bike path and a twenty minute bike ride to Proctor academy. House is perfect for little kids: Toys, movies, butterfly nets, outside toys and picnic table. Washer/dryer are located on the first floor. Kitchen is perfect and has everything you need. Bunk room makes sleeping for the little kids like a sleepover. Our family really enjoyed our stay here. The owners were very helpful and responsive. They arranged to have the lawn cut the day we arrived and left fresh flowers for us around the house. Great place and hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Charming, clean, perfectly stocked home.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for a long weekend to attend a wedding. There were 8 of us staying there. The house is exactly as described. There is plenty of parking. We would definitely rent this home again if visiting this area in the future. Lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Andover!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the property. We attended a wedding nearby and this was SO convenient. Our group consisted of several family members, and the 3 bedrooms and 1 futon were perfect. They provided a pack n play and high chair for our baby (high chair was not very clean, but easy enough to wipe down) which was very convenient as we flew in to New England. The kitchen was great and we really enjoyed relaxing on the porch. We also ventured to the beach, which was a short walk away. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for graduation!

  • 5 of 5

Great house- close to Proctor Academy. We have rented here before. Love the kitchen!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and lake!

  • 5 of 5

This rental comfortably fit three couples and three children. There is access to a dock on the channel to the lake making it very easy to put in kayaks and paddle boards. The lake is really quiet too. We also enjoyed the town beach which is a very short walk from the house. It is also very quite and great for littler children. The kitchen and living spaces were wonderful as are the outdoor spaces. It was a very kid friendly rental with games and outside toys. I highly recommend this very special location for a getaway with family or friends!

Mary K.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Country Club of New Hampshire
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Franklin, Tilton, New London
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ragged Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Highland Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Located on a road with no thru traffic in the quaint village of East Andover on Highland Lake. The rail trail for hiking and mountain biking in the summar and cross country skiing in the winter is 300 yards from the doorstep. 15 minutes from I-93, 20 minutes from Ragged Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Paying with credit card is available but will incur a 2.5% surcharge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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