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Rustic Comfort On A Mountain Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 8; mountain view and lakeview

Cottage located on a large cove of Ossipee Lake with beautiful view of White Mountains; has its own beach, dock, screen house, fire pit and beach side grill, wood burning fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen; one hour from ocean, one half hour to one hour from the mountains, close to outlet malls and family-friendly restaurants. All linens provided; beach towels not provided. Beach can accommodate small watercraft like canoes, kayaks, jet-skis, and small motor boats. Limited parking. Check-in/check-out days are Friday to Friday.

Ruth or Seth Stevens
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Ruth or Seth Stevens

This cottage has been in the family since the late 1800's. It contains lots of family history and has been enjoyed for many vacations during the summers.

Ruth or Seth Stevens purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Ruth or Seth Stevens chose Ossipee

This is located in a typical, quaint New England area with a small town feel, and affords plenty of ways to enjoy the countryside. Many growing-up years were spent here swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and mountain-climbing.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is like a family 'heirloom' handed down through the generations and, while renovated over the years, its rustic charm has been maintained.


Ossipee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower stall and toilet are in one room; sink in adjoining.
  • Cottage is on a septic system.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , First floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , First floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Second floor; twin bed is a metal frame cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Second floor
  • Sheets and towels provided. Beach towels not provided. The cottage sleeps 8 comfortably.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The surrounding area offers many recreational activities. Boats are not provided by owner. However, boats, kayaks, and jet ski rentals are available. There is a dock. Bring your own fishing tackle and gear. Zip lining, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, outlet shopping, bicycling available. (Cottage sleeps 8 comfortably, limited parking)


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Rustic Comfort On A Mountain Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Fairfax, VA

The quintessential lakefront cottage.

  • 5 of 5

An experience we will treasure always. Ruth and Seth were wonderful to work with from the get go and made everything simple, creating a perfect experience for all. Their lovely lakefront cottage seemed almost as if it were prepped in a Hollywood studio. The sites, sounds and smells were those of a quintessential New Hampshire lakefront cottage. We spent the week of July 4th enjoying their jewel on Ossipee Lake with our four children. The cottage was perfectly equipped for an out-of-state family. We wanted for absolutely nothing. My brothers pontoon boat made easy pit stops on the dock just off the sandy private beach. A wonderful grassy expanse between the cottage and beach made for a perfect wiffle ball field. The fire pit was enjoyed for late night s'mores and firework viewing around the big lake. Our only complaint is that the week came and went far too quickly! Thank you Ruth for everything. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Located on the best part of the lake with large sandy beach and gradual waterfront. Beautiful views and sunrises. Very clean and spacious. The owners are very responsive and want to ensure your experience is a good one. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

This house suited our family vacation to a tee. The location was great - easy on/off Route 16, yet secluded and very quiet. The views from the house/beach were breathtaking. The beach was a good size and never felt crowded even when the neighbors were out. The house itself was very clean, well appointed, and even more spacious than it appears in the pictures. It's obvious that the owners take great pride in their home and have really thought of everything when it comes to their renters' needs. In a perfect world, there'd be one more bathroom; other than that it's as good as it gets!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very complimentary review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage and your stay there. You have found, like we have, that it's a pretty special place.
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Cottage Girls

  • 5 of 5

Great Cottage. We really enjoyed our stay at this beach front cottage on gorgeous Lake Ossipee!

Cottage was super clean and has lots of space!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your enjoyment of your stay at the cottage!
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Virginia Beach, VA

Review of cottage on Lake Ossipee, NH

  • 5 of 5

I've rented this cottage for a week or two for the past 10 years. It's one of my favorite places on earth. The view from the cottage is gorgeous. The beach and yard are quiet and private. It is also partly shaded, so that you can be in the sun or the shade. Members of my family climbed mountains including Mt. Washington. Others climbed Foss Mountain to pick blueberries. Children create their own fun on the beach and in the water. I enjoy relaxing on the beach and watching the fun. Boat rentals are available on the lake but we didn't rent one this year. Lake is great for canoes and kayaks if you have either. We ate lunch on the beach most days and dinner several times, but there is a large table inside and a small one in the kitchen for breakfast. Comfortable beds with new linens. The photos are accurate and the owners are most helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our cottage! We are both delighted your family had a wonderful time, as well as delighted to have you as our guests for another summer. We always look forward to your annual return.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very well kept and stocked. The yard, fire pit, and grill made for some extremely fun times. The beach was amazing and the neighbors were friendly. The water was amazing. The bedroom set up was awesome it keeps everyone close but yet private at the same time. It was an amazing experience and I hope to return sometime in the future. The only negatives are the neighbors are extremely close. Also the sand bar where a lot of people is a long paddle (we had kayaks).

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your highly complimentary review! I assume when you say the sandbar, you're referring to the one back in the bays. The beach known as Long Sands is a much shorter kayak trip to it, and affords great swimming. As far as proximity of neighbors, it is what it is. We are one of three families who have owned properties for generations, and we have had amiable friendships with them through the years.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Wolfeboro; the Mt. Washington cruise
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Mound Golf course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 16 and Rt 25
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mountainview Depot
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-in/check-out days are Friday to Friday. Check-in is 2:00 p.m. Check-out is 9:30 a.m. the following Friday. This to accommodate the schedule of our professional cleaners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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