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Charming New England Lake House Perfect Relaxing in the Summer or Winter

(9 Reviews)

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The Lake House from across the Channel


Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 77%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2014 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 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...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk room upstairs...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Queen Futon (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV. Please do not order any pay movies or channels. Parental controls have been set for content. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart TV. You can connect to your Netflicks accounts...moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    The pilot light is lit and the dial is on the top left behind the actual stove. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Please strip all beds you have used at the end of your stay. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    TV/VCR/DVD Player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking between the house and the garage. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Gravel driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Please do not make any long distance calls on the home phone. You are welcome to use it for any calls in New Hampshire. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    The top hinge on the coffee maker is broken but it still works fine. Just take the lid off completely when filling with coffee and water and set back on after. Coffee can be dispensed from below. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Double check that you hear the dishwasher running after you press start. If not, push against the door to ensure it is fully closed...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven is a part of a refurbished old cookstove so is quite small....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer has a powerful suction so please allow 5 minutes after closing to attempt to open again or you may break the handle....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two patios in the front and one out the sliding door in the back which holds the trash bins....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lawn in front of house and in front of the garage...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill is in the El. Please wheel this just outside the sliding door on the El to use. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 19, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,400 $4,350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,400 $4,350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Country Club of New Hampshire
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Franklin, Tilton, New London
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ragged Mountain
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: We currently live in Scotland. 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.

Why East Andover, Andover, NH, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 77%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • The Lake House from across the Channel

    The Lake House from across the Channel

  • The Bunk Room!

    The Bunk Room!

  • Claw Foot tub in the bathroom for a relaxing bath

    Claw Foot tub in the bathroom for a relaxing bath

  • Front Bedroom with double bed

    Front Bedroom with double bed

  • Huge Island

    Huge Island

  • Gas fireplace.

    Gas fireplace.

  • Front of the house

    Front of the house

  • The Bunk room

    The Bunk room

  • Formal Dining room

    Formal Dining room

  • Amazing Kitchen

    Amazing Kitchen

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VRBO #432019

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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