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House & Cottage Overlooking Lake Winni - Sleeps 15 - Short Stroll to Beach

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 Bedrooms+ Den, Cathedral ceiling living room,4 Baths, Sleeps 12-15, Large yard

Big Bear and Little Bear Lodge overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee sleeps up to 15 people with five bedrooms plus an additional sleeping area, four baths, two living rooms and a family room, a loft, and one-and-one-half kitchens, 2 large decks. Large yard and just 400' +/- to the Long Island beach.

In the main house, the large, cathedral ceiling living room has a wood burning fireplace and is open to the dining and complete kitchen area. There is also a bath with walk in shower and a bedroom with a queen bed on this main floor.

Upstairs there is a full bath, a master bedroom with a queen-size and a twin bed, another bedroom with a queen bed and a twin bed and a lovely loft sitting area. The lower level has a sitting area with pop-up trundle bed that can creates a double bed, a large family room with a full-size air hockey table, a bathroom with walk in shower, and a laundry area. 2700 sq ft +/-.

Little Bear Lodge, to the right of the main house,has an additional 700+/- square feet of living space. The living room/dining area has a pull-out couch and dining for six. There is a large counter top area with a two-burner cooktop, microwave, griddle, and a coffee maker and a full size refrigerator. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other has two twins. There is a large full bathroom and a small deck.

The home sits on a two-acre lot with horseshoes, volleyball, basketball hoop, swings and other games or sit on the large decks on front and back and watch the activities. Great for large groups of friends and family get-togethers. The home is just one lot back from the Long Island beach. Lifeguards are usually on duty during peak times and there's a lovely walking path out to the peninsula. There is a boat launch diagonally across the street if you have a kayak or motor boat. Or rent a motor boat. Trexlers Marina is just over the other side of the bridge. For kayaks, you can stop to rent in Center Harbor.

The lodges contain all your basic kitchen utensils, dishes, and silverware. There are cherry hardwood and pine floors and the furnishings are in the mission and lodge style. There are three TV's with DVD and a gas grill. Cable TV and internet provided in main house only. Guests are responsible for their own linens and towels (contact owner if need to rent linens). Five cars maximum.

Winter Guests - Only the main home is available during the late fall through early spring. Sleeping for 10 with 3 baths. It is a great place for snowmobiling and ice fishing or for a family event.
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(978) 886-0348 (Massachusetts, USA)
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Children encouraged. They keep the adults in check....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking. Asthmatics in the family...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Asthmatics in the family so absolutely no pets are allowed. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

  • Bedroom Main Floor: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    This bedroom is located down a short hall from living area...moreless

  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen

    Large master with lots of light...moreless

  • Bedroom upper floor: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom in cottage: 2 twin/ single


  • Master Bedroom in cottage: 2 queen


  • Den

    Trundle bed in area off of 1st floor family room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Trundle bed in lower level of main house. Sleeper sofa in living area in cottage. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A full and a partial kitchen, large yard with basketball hoop, horseshoes and volleyball. Close to Trexlers Marina that has boat rentals. Stop by to rent kayaks or canoes and easily lauch at boat ramp diagonally across the street. Cruise the lake on the Mt Washington out of Meredith. Go to Kellerhaus for ice cream sundae waffle breakfast. Horseback riding at the castle in the clouds or just take in the incredible views from there. Walk aroudn the Squam Lake Science center to see the animals or hike the short Rattlesnake trail for outstanding views of most of Squam and Winnipesaukee. ...moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Air hockey, volleyball, basketball hoop, horseshoes...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable box in main living room only...moreless

  • Television:

    TV in both living rooms and in family room. Cable box in main living room only. 2 other TV's get basic TV channels or watch movies on DVD players...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Area of water surface = 72 square miles Distance around lake = 182 miles Length = 28 miles approx. Widest Point = 15 miles Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the State of NH and one of the largest lakes in the United States. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the wooded shoreline and crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake make it a popular year round destination, a place to rest and relax in beautiful surroundings....moreless

  • Lake View:

    View of the lake from front deck and front living spaces. ...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Check for various hiking trails in the area, many providing incredible views of the lakes. One of the nicest views from

  • Town:

    Moultonborough is home to 1) perhaps the oldest country store in the US 2) the 'Castle in the Clouds', an estate set in the Ossipee Mountains. 3) Approximately 65 miles of shoreline...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee and the Long Island bridge...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The table in the main dining room seats 8. The back deck just off the dining area has a table that seats 5. Cottage dining table seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided. ...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    In main house only...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms and a family room...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading machine....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Main house only...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in main house. Second kitchen in cottage does not have an oven. It has a 2 burner cooktop, griddle, full size fridge, microwave....moreless

  • Lobster Pot


  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks on front and back of house as well as small deck on cottage...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    On 2 acre lot. Large front and back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $275
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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76 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ridgewood Country Club
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Canoe or Lavinias
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gunstock 26 miles, Loon 46 miles

Car: Necessary

Swimming, boating, waterski, wakeboard,kayaking, sailing, zip lining, water parks, incredible restaurants, cute stores, zoo/science center, hiking with views of mountains and lakes


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We love Lake Winnipesaukee and feel lucky to have vacationed here as kids. We enjoy just relaxing by the lake, kayaking or taking a refreshing trip in the boat. There are many public places to dock your boat that gives you access to wonderful restaurants, food, shopping or even get ice cream by boat at 19 mile bay. Then take the kids wakeboarding or tubing. It doesn't get any better than Lake Winnipesaukee.

Why the Owner Chose Moultonborough, NH, USA:
Lake Winnipesaukee is the ideal place to spend time with family or friends. Large lake with lots of activities. This home is just steps away from the beach but without the water-front price tag. We bought this home due to the large lot and location. Great place to be together but plenty of room to spread out when you need some quiet time. We liked the privacy of the large lot but visibility to the activities at the beach and boat launch. The home wasn't our style when we bought it but we have made continual improvements with the goal of making it into a Adirondack style lake house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
With lots of interior space we can have lots of friends join us and never feel cramped. And with 2 acres of land we can play volleyball, horseshoes and so much more.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Loft area overlooking the living room. View to lake, great spot to read.

    Loft area overlooking the living room. View to lake, great spot to read.

  • Loft area with access to master and hall to full bath and additional bedroom.

    Loft area with access to master and hall to full bath and additional bedroom.

  • Second bedroom on top floor with queen and single bed and view to lake.

    Second bedroom on top floor with queen and single bed and view to lake.

  • Living Room / Dining area in cottage

    Living Room / Dining area in cottage

  • Middle floor bedroom with queen bed and view to lake

    Middle floor bedroom with queen bed and view to lake

  • 3/4 Bathroom on middle level

    3/4 Bathroom on middle level

  • Overlooking cathedral ceiling living room

    Overlooking cathedral ceiling living room

  • Master bedroom with queen and single bed. Overlooks large back yard.

    Master bedroom with queen and single bed. Overlooks large back yard.

  • View to lake.

    View to lake.

  • Queen bedroom in cottage with view to lake.

    Queen bedroom in cottage with view to lake.

VRBO #52151

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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