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Perfect Secluded Forest Getaway & Convenient to Town

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bath By A Brook In The Woods With All The Amenities (not A Cabin!)

Tucked into the woods on a back road, with a babbling brook running alongside it, this house offers seclusion, serenity, and a respite from everyday life. But while it may be rustic, it's also a proper house, and a stylish one at that -- the kind of mountain chalet Don Draper would have used to escape the pressures of Madison Avenue. Built in the 1960s, its architectural flair is still apparent, even as it's been updated with new furnishings and amenities. This is not a cabin but a true vacation house, built for year-round use.

Rising through the center, a roaring fireplace faces the open-plan main floor. The living room has a large L-shaped couch and two very comfy armchairs. Beyond that is a table and club chairs for card games, framed by towering windows that rise two floors up to the vaulted ceiling and overlook the forest and the brook -- a beautiful view and a source of ample natural light.

The dining table expands to seat ten and also has an expansive view of the surrounding woods. The adjoining kitchen boasts modern fixtures, a full-size fridge, two ovens, a range and a microwave, making it a very functional cooking space. All the cookware you'll need to prepare a feast is here for you -- there's even a fondue set. On this floor you'll also find a full bathroom and a bedroom with two twin beds. Cable TV, a DVD player, a stereo system with surround-sound speakers, wireless internet and firewood are all included.

A floating staircase leads to the upper floor, where you'll find two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed. One of these bedrooms has its own private deck with a soaring view of the forest. There are two full bathrooms, one with a shower and skylight, the other with an extra-deep soaking tub -- the perfect place to lounge after a long day of hiking or skiing.

The lower floor was added in the 1980s, and they actually lifted the entire house to build it, so it's not a finished basement but an actual floor of the house with windows that overlook the brook. This is a great place for the kids to play -- it's fully carpeted, has cable TV, DVD, and a washer and dryer. There are two bedrooms on this floor, one with a set of bunk beds, the other with a super-comfy queen.

In all of these bedrooms, you'll sleep like a baby. The house is located on a seldom-used street, and nights up here are silent and dark, save for the crickets and the dazzling display of stars. If you're visiting from the city, you'll be amazed at the wonders this does for your slumber.

Our family built this house, and we've taken extremely good care of it. All appliances and fixtures are in excellent condition, and it's impeccably maintained. Should you have any issues during your stay, its owners live nearby. It's a fabulous space that offers a rustic mountain getaway with all the conveniences you could ask for.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response Rate: 0%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2)...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a few DVDs, and many more can be rented in town from Redbox vending machines that don't require a membership....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Deck and living room overlook a babbling brook in the woods....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    (3)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat
$7,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday night rate - $400 (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day etc)

6 night rate - $2,000

7 night rate - $2,200

4th of July Weekend Night Rate - $500

*$150 standard cleaning fee applies to all stays.

*There is a 6 night minimum stay from December 1st to April 30th and a 3 night minimum stay from May 1st to November 30th


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
North Conway Country Club
70 Miles
Nearest Train
Dover, NH
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 16 / 302
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cranmore, Attitash, Wildcat

Car: Recommended

The White Mountain National Forest is the most breathtakingly scenic part of New Hampshire, and North Conway is without a doubt the best jumping-off point to experience its excellent hiking, skiing, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

The charming town center runs along a main street lined with restaurants, bars, and shops, past a historic railroad depot that still services the Conway Scenic Railway, which you can ride deep into the mountain passes. The granite cliffs of Cathedral and White Horse ledges can be seen to the west, and Mt. Washington, the tallest mountain on the East Coast, provides a dramatic and towering backdrop to it all.

The stunning natural beauty that surrounds this area is truly without equal in northern New England. In winter, hit the slopes at one of the area's many ski resorts, good for all ability levels. During summer, plunge into Diana's Baths, a secluded series of cascades and crystalline swimming holes, or go tubing or kayaking down the Saco River. Hike the Presidential Range -- from the highest peaks you can see all the way to New York's Adirondack mountains to the west and the shimmering Atlantic coast to the east. Visit in the fall to experience the region's famous, unrivaled display of foliage. Virtually every outdoor activity is at your doorstep: camping, fishing, birdwatching, golf, tennis, show-shoeing -- you name it.

North Conway also has the widest selection of shopping and eating options in the region: everything from antique shops to general stores to brand-name outlets. Sales tax? Not here in New Hampshire!

It's hard to imagine a more scenically beautiful, conveniently located spot than North Conway. The easy-going historic town center is just about a mile from the rental house -- close enough that you could walk there in minutes, but far enough away that you'd never even know it was there while you're lounging on the back deck overlooking the forest and babbling brook. Best of both worlds.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1961

About the owner: For the past half century, this house has been shared and cared for by our extended family. We're from Massachusetts and would drive up every weekend, all winter long, to stay here and ski together: brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers and grandparents.

Why the Owner Chose North Conway, Conway, NH, USA:
In 1961, when my grandparents built this place, skiing was still considered a fairly eccentric activity to devote so much time to, but we're very glad they did. Today, it sits in the midst of the region's best ski resorts, as well as a range of spectacular hiking, camping and swimming spots.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's hard to choose one thing about this house that makes it so unique -- the expansive views of its gorgeous surroundings, of course, and its classic modern design. And it's location is unbeatable, set in such a secluded environment yet only a short walk or drive from town and so many outdoor activities.


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Photos

  • Main Floor Living room

    Main Floor Living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • Upper-floor bedroom

    Upper-floor bedroom

  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • Lower-floor queen bedroom

    Lower-floor queen bedroom

  • Exterior of house by brook

    Exterior of house by brook

  • View of Brook from Back Deck

    View of Brook from Back Deck

  • Dining area and living room

    Dining area and living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Master bath with soaking tub

    Master bath with soaking tub

  • View from master bedroom

    View from master bedroom

  • Main floor entry

    Main floor entry

  • Lower-floor living room

    Lower-floor living room

  • Lower-floor bunk bedroom

    Lower-floor bunk bedroom

  • Exterior of house from backyard

    Exterior of house from backyard

  • Front Exterior of House

    Front Exterior of House

VRBO #442296

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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