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Peaceful Lake House in the White Mtns! Huge Wraparound Deck, Swim Raft, 1+ Acre

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Relaxing lakeside living on 1.5 acres with 200' of shoreline,swim raft & gardens

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2+ Bedroom lakefront home, fire pit, kayak, canoe, and more in the White Mtns!

Fish from the deck. Kayak, canoe, fire pit...The house is so close to Lake Gardner that kids can often be found fishing for smallmouth bass right from the large wrap around deck while adults relax nearby from the comfort of Adirondack chairs.

Big kids, or big kids at heart, can dive in from the end of the dock and with a deep breath just might be able to make the swim underwater all the way to the private raft. Smaller children, and those that like to ease themselves into the cooler waters, can wade into the clean, spring-fed lake from the shoreline. Take the canoe or the kayak out for a paddle around the lake and you might be fortunate enough to site bald eagles, ospreys, loon and other water fowl. Deer, turkey, moose and black bear call the White Mountains their home so bring your camera if you decide to take a drive or hike any of the nearby trails. The Appalachian Trail is nearby but fortunately, since not everyone is game for a 2175 mile hike, there are plenty of tamer options including the famed Lost River Caves and Franconia Notch (both within 30-40 mins away). The Cannon Aerial Tram is an easier way to get to the top and offers gorgeous views without the thigh burn.

Walk around the grounds and pick blue, red and black berries or go to a nearby farm such as Windy Ridge Orchard and check out the local produce and the animals. Apple picking starts late August but berries are in season earlier. If you enjoy craft brews then you'll want to stop at either Schilling Beer Company in Littleton or Woodstock Station in Woodstock on your trip back to the house.

After soaking in nature for the day it is always comforting to come home to a fully stocked kitchen and cook up a feast. If you prefer to leave the cooking to others there are several top rated options nearby for evening the most discerning of tastes. Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, Colatina's Exit in Bradford, and Woodstock Station are all highly rated and delicious. This prime location has modern conveniences like grocery stores, restaurants, etc.. within 5-10 minutes from the house as well as more traditional New England sites such as country stores, covered bridges (we have 3 in Bath), antique shops, waterfalls, farm stands, apple orchards, fairs and more. The entertainment varies from mini golf to challenging 18 hole courses, amusement parks including Clark's Trading Post, Whale's Tale Water Park and Santa's Village, the longest candy counter in the world at Chutter's in Lincoln. A free day of entertainment is also a possibility if you take the tubes under the house and put in at the covered bridge in Bath and take a leisurely journey down the Ammonoosuc River. The take out is just down the road at the farmer's field. There is a dirt road that runs along the river which makes for a great mountain bike ride. It will also give you an excuse for buying that big 4-wheel drive vehicle even though you normally use it for commuting and driving kids around to various activities.

Whether you wish to stay lakeside for the day or go on an adventure, it is nice to come home and throw in a DVD or catch up on what is going on in the world on the 32' flat screen. There is surely a game for everyone to enjoy in our fully stocked game closet. S'mores and ghost stories are always a treat and the amphitheater-style natural stone seating that surrounds our fire pit adds to the experience.

Come bedtime, one upstairs bedroom has a bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and twin on top while the master has a king sized bed. There is also a pull out couch downstairs if needed. If you leave the curtains open, you can fall asleep looking at the stars and wake up to watch the steam rising off the water as the sun rises above the mountains. Linens and towels are available but we simply ask that if you use them that you kindly wash them in the on site washer and dryer before you leave. We hope that you and your family will come experience the best that the White Mountain's have to offer.

Keywords: Vacation home, lake house, white mountains, swim raft, boats, outdoors, lakefront, hiking, Littleton, Lincoln, foliage, fishing, Bath NH, Woodsville, Kancamangus Highway, relaxing getaway.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk bed is a twin over full, other bed is a full...moreless

  • Queen size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A port a crib is available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This house has everything you need to relax and have fun by the water. Your own swim raft, canoe, kayak, dock, flower gardens, enormous stone wrap around fire pit, fishing gear, life preservers, trail maps, golf clubs, outdoor seating including Adirondack chairs and tables, swim rafts and floats, inner tubes, bocce, frisbees, hammock, and more. For inside there is satellite TV, wifi, DVD library, an assortment of adult and kids boardgames, a wide range of books, CD player & radio with aux cable to stream your tunes. If you happen to have a really young one there is also a pack and play, a baby seat, a baby bath, a baby gate for the top of the stairs, and a few other amenities that you won't have to pack. If you have questions about the amenities though and don't see something listed that you might want or need just let us know. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    there is a large cabinet full of all sorts of board games, puzzles, card games, etc. Fold out poker table is behind the couch upstairs. Yard games are under the house....moreless

  • Music Library:

    bring a smart phone, stream your music using the wifi, and hook up to the stereo with the aux cord....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    lake front but you can obviously see the water as well....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    This house literally sits right on the water. So close you can actually fish from the wrap around deck. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    This area overlooks the lake as well and there is a table on the wraparound deck for dining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The fully equipped kitchen even has views overlooking the water. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We use the house ourselves and leave it stocked with all the basic spices, oils, etc. that you'll want to have access to but won't want to have to pack. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    both a kayak and a canoe are available for your use...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    flower gardens surround the entire front yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    courts are available in town...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    inner tubes, floats, PFDs, and more are all available under the house...moreless

 

Reviews

4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 6 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $190
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995
Fall
Sep 4 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$160 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,195
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

There is a 3 night minimum for the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. All rates are subject to change until a reservation has been confirmed by the owner.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Victory Lanes
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Blackmount CC
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 91
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Village Pizza
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loon Mountain

Car: Recommended

Activities (on-site or nearby): Swimming, fishing, boating, and ice skating on the lake. Biking on the lake roads and hiking in the surrounding woods. There is also a recreational trail for biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing (can also X-country ski right from the house). Snowmobiling right from the house to trails which link

up with the NH corridor and VAST (Vermont) trails.

There are 4 rivers within a few minutes of the house (Connecticut, Ammonoosuc, Wild Ammonoosuc, & Wells Rivers) - great for fishing, canoeing, kayaking or floating down in tubes. Downhill skiing (Loon and Cannon Mtns). Berry picking, country stores and fairs. Good location for

scenic drives in the White Mountains and day trips into Vermont. Attractions close by: Franconia Notch Park, Flume Gorge, Cannon Mountain Aerial tramway, Lost River, Clark's Trading Post, Six Gun City, Santa's Village, Polar Caves. Story Land is on the other end of Rt 112 (the Kancamangus) but it is a beautiful drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We bought this place after renting it ourselves for two years and couldn't think of not having it as part of our future. Our two kids, ages 2 and 5, love it here as much as we do so we decided to buy it so we could be sure we would be able to continue to enjoy it for years to come. We love the outdoors but also like having some luxuries here and there like being able to go to Dunkin Donuts for coffee or heading to Walmart or Shaws to grab whatever we forgot to pack. We consider ourselves foodies and have found a few great places nearby to enjoy some fine cooking, superb wine lists, and fresh craft beers. Colatina's Exit in Bradford, VT and Woodstock Station in Woodstock NH are two of our family favorites. Swimming, fishing, hiking, playing games, picking berries/apples, site seeing or just doing nothing are all part of each visit we make here. Hopefully you will fall in love with it for the same reasons we did.

Why the Owner Chose Bath, NH, USA:
We were looking for a family vacation home and were renting this place ourselves for a couple of years so when it came on the market we jumped at the opportunity. The location is great as it is everything that we are looking for in a retreat in that it is close modern conveniences and things to do yet when you are at the house you feel like you are away from it all.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We split our days between staying at the house all day or going on a road trip and both are equally enjoyable. When we stay at the house we often will have a big breakfast together and then either go on a family hike or some of us will go fishing and the others will hang back to read and relax. We often would follow up the morning activities with a barbecue lunch and then a group swim out to the raft where we'll bask in the sun for a while and head back in. Occasionally we will grab the inner tubes and hit the nearby Ammanoosuc River for a relaxing float down the mountain river. In the evening we break out the cocktails around the fire pit. On nights we don't feel like having a fire we'll keep the kids entertained with the game closet or the DVD library and hang out on the wrap around deck and watch the stars. When we do decide to go out we might plan an excursion to Santa's Village, Lost Caves or Franconia Notch. We might go on a tubing adventure at the river down the street or just hit the road and see what we can see. Whatever we do we often follow it all up with dinner at one of the nearby restaurants so we aren't cooking and cleaning the whole time. Then we go to bed, wake up, and do it all over again. It is perfect.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Relaxing lakeside living on 1.5 acres with 200' of shoreline,swim raft & gardens

    Relaxing lakeside living on 1.5 acres with 200' of shoreline,swim raft & gardens

  • View of the living room from the open kitchen.

    View of the living room from the open kitchen.

  • Books, games, radio with iPod dock, convertible sofa all by a wall of windows.

    Books, games, radio with iPod dock, convertible sofa all by a wall of windows.

  • 32' flat screen, Dish TV, 20+ DVD library, AC, two couches and a game system.

    32' flat screen, Dish TV, 20+ DVD library, AC, two couches and a game system.

  • Wake up to a gorgeous view of the water from the master bedroom.

    Wake up to a gorgeous view of the water from the master bedroom.

  • The stone fire pit has plenty of seating to fit your family.  Smores anyone?

    The stone fire pit has plenty of seating to fit your family. Smores anyone?

  • Walk in from the sandy shoreline or jump in off the dock. What's your style?

    Walk in from the sandy shoreline or jump in off the dock. What's your style?

  • Our son on the swim raft with a nice small mouth bass. Some reach 20' and 5lbs+.

    Our son on the swim raft with a nice small mouth bass. Some reach 20' and 5lbs+.

  • Kayaking around the island.

    Kayaking around the island.

  • Take a short bike or drive to The Brick Store. Oldest general store in the USA!

    Take a short bike or drive to The Brick Store. Oldest general store in the USA!

  • Nearby Windy Ridge has apple orchards, berries, farm animals, and a great lunch.

    Nearby Windy Ridge has apple orchards, berries, farm animals, and a great lunch.

  • The CT River on the way to a delicious meal at Colatina's Exit in Bradford VT.

    The CT River on the way to a delicious meal at Colatina's Exit in Bradford VT.

  • Fall foliage surrounding the 2 story house with wraparound deck on the lake.

    Fall foliage surrounding the 2 story house with wraparound deck on the lake.

  • Full kitchen with all the amenities of home (but with a view of a serene lake)

    Full kitchen with all the amenities of home (but with a view of a serene lake)

  • The kitchen has everything you need but the grill & blender are tools of choice.

    The kitchen has everything you need but the grill & blender are tools of choice.

  • The second bedroom has three beds with one twin, one full, and a queen.

    The second bedroom has three beds with one twin, one full, and a queen.

  • a view of the swim rafts and docks from the canoe

    a view of the swim rafts and docks from the canoe

  • Take the canoe out for a leisurely paddle around the lake.

    Take the canoe out for a leisurely paddle around the lake.

  • View of the main dock from the side deck and two of the three boats...

    View of the main dock from the side deck and two of the three boats...

  • A rare winter rainbow over the lake.

    A rare winter rainbow over the lake.

  • Split time between your own private swim raft and a wraparound deck this summer!

    Split time between your own private swim raft and a wraparound deck this summer!

  • Covered bridge over the nearby Ammonoosuc River-known for trout fishing & tubing

    Covered bridge over the nearby Ammonoosuc River-known for trout fishing & tubing

  • view of the falls under one of three covered bridges in the area...

    view of the falls under one of three covered bridges in the area...

  • The White Mountains offer gorgeous hikes for all ages and abilities.

    The White Mountains offer gorgeous hikes for all ages and abilities.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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