About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Golden Deer is A Charming, Secluded, Private, Two Bedroom, Seasonal NH Rental
Golden Deer Cottage is your private vacation get-away. This property offers an updated, charming, open concept style cottage on a true waterfront, and unique seclusion at the end of a private road, nearby one of the town's natural areas and many lovely upscale neighborhoods. Cottage amenities include WiFi, washer & dryer, south-side patio overlooking the water, kayaks, and much more!
** BOOK NOW FOR YOUR 2018 VACATION **
This peaceful and natural setting is ideal for couples and small families seeking to get away and relax. Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake, enhancing the natural atmosphere and offering worry-free, enjoyable swimming for both children and adults absent the turbidity, wake and noise caused by fast-moving motorized watercraft. The lake is spring-fed with refreshing, therapeutic, clean water. And the property has a crystal-clear flowing artisan well.
Located on the premier side of the lake, you can also enjoy long afternoons of sunbathing and fun on your own lawn and private sandy beach, swimming, fishing, canoeing, pedal boat riding, hiking, walking, rock climbing, wildlife & bird watching, and viewing foliage, followed by spectacular sunsets!
Conveniently located just 35 miles north of Boston off Route 93, it is the perfect place to enjoy and explore New England. Enjoy the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, yet just minutes away are family-friendly, affordable and award-winning restaurants, Canobie Lake Amusement Park and tax free shopping at NH's Rockingham Park Mall. The cottage is also 30 minutes to Manchester and the seacoast, Hampton and Salisbury beaches, and is less than an hour to Portsmouth and Maine outlets.
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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager
Our family has owned and offered this preferred Southern New Hampshire vacation rental property since 2004. Lifelong New Englanders, we are design professionals who appreciate the lakeside lifestyle and charm of the era in which this cottage was built, yet we have updated the space with modern amenities and other enhancements that give it today's comfort and convenience. In raising our children at the lake, we understand what our guests may want or need to have an enjoyable stay here. The proof is in the kind thank-you notes that families write us in addition to their guestbook entries, the great reviews we receive year after year, and the many returning guests.
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Windham
Located just a short distance from the MA/NH border, the cottage is a quick 30 minute drive to Manchester and the Seacoast, and under an hour to Boston. Nearby are Malls, Golf Courses, Canobie Lake Amusement Park, Verizon Wireless Arena, Museums, Award-Winning Restaurants, Cinemas and other entertainment and shoppes.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Wonderful property with lots to do!
We had a wonderful time! There is lots to do at the lake house... swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking and more! My family had a great time enjoying all it has to offer.
The house is extremely functional too... the kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, microwave, Keurig or traditional coffee pot and a nice island as well as table to eat at. The bathroom was simple but all you need for a lake vacation, yes the shower is small but very nice tile work. There is a washer and dryer in the basement which was great to have access to. You do have to go outside to get to it though.
We enjoyed the secluded location as well as the look of the house. It is not far from stores and restaurants too. It was a wonderful vacation and we will possibly return for future visits.
Perfect location. Helpful owner.
We enjoyed a lovely few days on the lake. Your place was the perfect location to explore the best of New Hampshire. While we were out and about much of our time here, we loved coming back to the sanctuary of the cottage and celebrated some family time. Although it was too chilly to swim we made great use of the boats (every single one!) and the fishing gear. Our son had great luck and caught (and released!) three fish in rapid succession. Made his day! Based on this trip, we may end up being neighbors... Many Thanks! Team Richards
Outer and peaceful. Perfect fall getaway
Can't say enough of how perfect our stay was. We could not have asked for more. Views and solitude were exactly what we were wanting and we got it. Host was very kind and helpful. We will be back
This is so great to hear! We really appreciate knowing that our cottage provides the experience guests are looking for; it was this nice couple's anniversary. We look forward to having them back!
Nice cottage, close to everything!
My husband, myself, and our two kids (ages 13 & 10) stayed at this lovely cottage for 6 days. We absolutely loved being right on the lake. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and fishing right from the dock. The fire pit was awesome for s'mores! There is a nice hiking trail not far from the cottage as well. The cottage itself was great, but a bit small for the 4 of us. The kids were almost too big for the bunk beds and my husband did not fit in the shower. Overall though, we really enjoyed staying here. We found the house to be just like the listing and the owners were great to work with. The house is located in a great spot. We found it easily from Boston and also did day trips to Portsmouth as well as in Portland ME. I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone who is looking for a nice lake house in a convenient (but secluded) spot!
A special place with welcoming owners
The cottage was one of our favorite get-aways in New England! We love the peaceful, quiet atmosphere and the beautiful setting nestled near woods but has lots of light. It is secluded on a private road with no traffic. The owners are friendly, flexible and have gone beyond our expectations. Our arrival was late and the stores were closed. The owner met us and provided us with coffee and cream for the morning along with bagels and cream cheese and jams. It was really kind of her and such a nice touch. You can see all the attention they put into the amenities, like a Bluetooth device and iPhone charging cord in case you forgot yours, and into the property as well. The accommodations are comfortable and very clean, with a cozy wood stove. Outside, on the deck there is a nice patio set with a large umbrella to enjoy the weather and your meals, and near the water is a seating area and chiminea with plenty of firewood. We love to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening by the water. The sunsets were beautiful over the water and the mornings so quiet and conducive to meditation; I liked to put my chair on the dock and read and listen to the birds and other nature sounds that surround you. My husband liked to fish off the dock. We also loved the option of being able to kayak or take the pedal-boat or rowboat around the pond. Another feature that you don't always find is a full laundry room. This is perfect for a weeklong stay. Everyone has a different idea about how and where they like to spend their leisure time. Although we took advantage of the great restaurants nearby and spent some time in Boston, for us, the cottage was everything we needed, a peaceful and beautiful place that we intend to return to. I recommend it to anyone!
We enjoy welcoming guests from across the country (and internationally), and it is always gratifying to hear that the cottage provided a memorable New England experience for them. With a number of bustling historic cities to tour so close to our cottage, a quiet bucolic lake offers the best of both worlds.
Wonderful home in a great location
We were amazed to find such a comfortable cozy cottage on the lake with a nice combination of sun and shade, the seating areas on the deck and near the water are perfect for enjoying the spot. The views from inside the house as you cook and eat are nice too. My family was grateful for the thoughtful accommodations with many extras such as the grill, outdoor fire and firewood, two docks, choice of boats, lifejackets, fishing gear, beach towels, washer and dryer and Wi-Fi to name a few. It was clean and had extra linens. We enjoyed this private area and lake, sunrises and colorful sunsets, nice walking trails, and everything is very peaceful, you can sit and read a walk and quiet anytime of day. The location is also great with shopping and restaurants close by and a short ride to the beach which we really loved. The owners are very nice couple. They were there to meet us and helped us know where all the local stores were. We have not seen this at other owner rental homes. They care about your stay and have something special here. We planned our vacation for some much needed family time and this place checked all the boxes for us to do that and we plan on coming back next year! We will recommend the cottage to family and friends.
Having stayed in rental properties as a couple and with our children prior to renting our own cottage, along with raising our children on the lake, we understand what our guests may want or need to have an enjoyable stay here. The proof is in the kind thank-you notes that families write us, the great reviews, and the many returning guests. We look forward to seeing this family in 2017 and welcoming them back for the same week as their 2016 stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SPECIAL RATE ANY SEASON: As a preferred vacation rental in Southern New Hampshire for over a decade, each year we offer a 5% discount to guests staying longer than one week. So, visit with family or explore New England longer, and save at Golden Deer Cottage! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. We are unable to accommodate pets. Golden Deer is a smoke-free cottage. Leaf Peeping Season: September & October - $500/2 night minimum, weekend stay.