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Grammy JO's Spofford Haven

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom / 2 Full Bathrooms Sleeps 4

An 1890's Cottage, Boathouse and Barn Treasure, family owned since 1960, became Grammy Jo's gem about 2000 to restore. The cottage, boathouse and barn have been renovated with the cottage retaining bead board walls, old floors, yet adding conveniences for ease and enjoyment (like a brand new kitchen!) An artesian well now provides good, clean water. A new septic system provides a worry-free stay - from plumbing problems.

Marvelous stonework, walkway, terrace, and patio line the hillside from the upper parking area - with flowers everywhere. (Weeders welcome!) Suggestions appreciated as Grammy Jo likes to garden.

A new waterfront wall makes sitting at the lakefront a treat, enjoying the scenery of boaters and swimmers and families at play. A wonderful place to find peace.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2016


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(1 traveler reviews)

Grammy JO's Spofford Haven
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews
Ft Myers, FL

Grammy Jo's House Water Unfit

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My wife and family rented this home from a very unsuspecting older women for 1 month , terms were 50% to confirm reservation and the remaining 50% due at check-in. We were traveling from FL to CT and drove to NH . Everything seemed fine at check-in with the owner, Grammy Jo, she was very detailed on how to shut windows if it rained, and she recommended we take 5 minute showers ??? Not thinking too much of a old grammy's instructions we unpacked to begin our stay. My 19 year old daughter was the first one to notice something wrong with the house water. After unpacking she went to the upstairs bathroom to take a shower and noticed the water had a very foul odor, like sulfur or sewer water. We immediately called Grammy Joe and told her the water was contaminated , and that she needed to get a plumber over to the house asap to fix this problem. Grammy informed us that she had an "artisan well" and we were being unreasonable....that were making this up ??? I checked out that day and canceled the second 50% check for we lost the first 50%.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truth must be told.The renter Gerry rented my cottage for 19days - for 3 people - himself, wife, Janice and 18 yr old daughter, Hannah. A signed contract verified our agreement, which was several times - 3 people listed to stay overnight. On their second night, Tuesday, more people moved in, with a crying baby. My neighbor verified that Wed.5:30 AM 3 cars were now in my parking lot. (Gerry and family had arrived in one.) Neighbors also had heard a baby crying during the night. Evidently Gerry realized he couldn't get away with adding more people for the next 17 days without being noticed and sought an "out" claiming unfit water. However, my plumber and I went immediately to the cottage when I received his voicemail. There was no smell nor bad water.( I have a new artesian well. My cottage had been rented all summer with no such problem) When I notified Gerry that I had checked out his complaint (he had left food in the frig and trash), he said he wanted his money back and was coming to get it. I considered this a threat, warned my neighbors to be wary of him if he returned. I also contacted my local police in case he came to my nearby home, who advised me not to let him in. All of my rental guests through the years- up to this point - have been wonderful. They have honored their contract and enjoyed their stay at my cottage, lake and our friendship. At 80 years of age, I will continue to welcome new guests, despite Gerry.
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Just a little bit of heaven - beautiful, clear lake, peaceful surroundings to enjoy swimming,canoeing, fishing - relaxing! Herons, geese and many little birds. Walk/ bike around the lake - 6 miles a good workout.

Time out for a little peace and relaxation from a busy world.


Rates & Availability

Spofford Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Bed Linens and Cleaning $100

$1050 for one week: Arrive Saturday 4 PM / leave Saturday 11 AM
+$100/Cleaning & Bed linens
$1150 Total
#1:$250 Reservation/Security Deposit within 7 days of reservation w/contract signed.
#2:$550 of weekly fee due in 14 days AFTER contract
#3: $600 balance due 14 days BEFORE arrival

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Spofford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Microwave ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On Main floor - convenient for guests.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs for 2 bedrooms
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms upstairs with bathroom w/large shower. Twin bed on porch (great to sleep or snooze) with bathroom w/large shower on main floor.
  • Books ...
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  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
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  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Grammy Jo's Cottage - a comfortable, convenient and charming get-a-way. 'Relax-Relax-Relax' is a House Rule! 'Everything is better at the lake.' Try It!

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