About the property
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 10
This is a pristine family home situated on a small private lake/pond with only the sound of loons, owls and nature to lull you to sleep. Canoe, kayak, sail, swim, float, fish and relax in the clean, clear pond. Read and kick back on the spacious deck or the private sandy beach. Head out to the island and jump off 'Whale Rock'! Many families cant resist returning annually to take in this unique opportunity to spend time in an enchanting, warm and private, child-friendly home while remaining within easy reach of the Lakes Region's many other recreational opportunities. One visit will show you why they come here to escape the hustle and bustle of life and unwind among some of New Hampshire's most magical natural scenery in this idyllic setting and comfortable home. Three queen bedrooms plus loft with two sets of bunk beds; three bathrooms (one full, two are 3/4), full kitchen amenities, washer/dryer and propane grill outside. Beach toys for the little ones, floats, canoes, kayaks, sunfish, row boat and swimming/sunning rafts are right there. Hiking trails are abundant, including some nice trails on-site and within walking distance, no driving needed. Mini golf, a self-serve ice creamery, swimming holes, water falls, berry-picking farms and many other unique amenities are also nearby. Convenient shopping and many excellent restaurants are within easy reach. You will need your own wifi; limited satellite television channels are provided. In the winter months, scenic cross-country skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing are plentiful, right out the front door; you'll return to warm up before the beautiful fieldstone fireplace with your favorite libation!
Please Note: If motorized boating is your pleasure, it is not possible here, due to the strictly-enforced 10-mile per hour speed limit which ensures the tranquility of the property. A permit is provided to use the boat launch on nearby Squam lake if you plan to trailer a boat or jet ski on your vacation.
Janet Davis or Bob Bradfield
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
Why Janet Davis or Bob Bradfield chose Sandwich
The setting is beautiful. Friends are always amazed when they return, saying things like 'we have travelled around the world and have never found any place as beautiful as this.'
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The Perfect Relaxing Family Vacation-- a 10!
I recently returned from Bearcamp Pond with my husband and two small kids, and my sister's family including 1 two-year-old child. The seven of us had a vacation that we called 'a TEN'. The three kids played in the sand and watched the small fish in the water every day. The adults enjoyed paddles in the kayaks and our family enjoyed canoe rides out to the island in the middle of the pond. A couple of nights we made a campfire looking out over the most serene pond view under a blanket of stars. For our metro-NYC based family, we have been desperate for a vacation like this.
The house is fantastic--the 'wings' give groups privacy when necessary. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was open for a big group. The limited wi-fi may not be for everyone, but personally we enjoyed nights of board games and afternoons reading on the deck or by the water. We took in the local farmers market in Center Sandwich, multiple trips to the Sandwich Creamery, as well as hikes and bike rides. In under an hour, we were at the gates of StoryLand for a day of amusement to relive my childhood with our little ones. The highlight may have been the mama black bear and her three cubs we saw in a field from the road--a safe and enjoyable distance for the whole family.
I can't say enough about our stay here and the memories we captured. Many thanks for a desperately needed getaway.
This has been our second year at Bearcamp Pond. We love it so much we booked it again for next year. It is the most beautiful place for a great vacation with all the amenities! It is in the best location for day trips, but it is so nice that it is hard to leave! Simply beautiful!
A one of a kind
I've stayed at this home for the past 5 years and have every intention of returning for many more. For those who like crowds and motor boats and jet skis, Winnapeusaukee is your scene. If you like loons, kayaks, and quiet, this is your spot. We go up with young children and it is perfect: the sandy beach, the boats, and the loft bunk-room make this an ideal location for a family vacation. The view from the deck and beach is stunning, the house is comfortable, clean, and well-equipped.
For those who want to get hiking, the location in Sandwich is excellent. The high peaks on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest are an easy drive, as are the hikes on the north side of Squam in Holderness.
The nearby town of Center Sandwich is quintessential small-town rural New England. I have traveled extensively in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine and I know that you'll find few villages as picturesque and charming as this.
While I've only stayed in the summer, this would be an remarkable getaway during foliage season. For cross-country skiers (like me), the location is also perfect: numerous networks of backcountry trails are nearby and Jackson Ski Touring, while a bit of a haul, is an easy day trip for those seeking groomed runs or more reliable snow in an off-year. As for downhill skiing, Gunstock, Loon, Waterville, and Cannon are all within striking distance.
Thank you kindly, Otlin family, for your thoughtful feedback. We enjoy having like-minded guests, who cherish the peace, quiet, beauty and privacy of Bearcamp Pond and the surrounding area. We hope to continue to share "BCP" with you and yours for many years!
My family visited Bear Camp Pond for the first time this summer. We loved it. The adults loved the peace and quiet. We rarely left except to get groceries. The house was more than big enough, so we didn't feel crowded. The pond and surrounding area is beautiful.
The kids in our group ranged from 3 to 12, and they all had a great time. My 3 year old loved fishing and going out with me in a kayak, my 9 year old enjoyed learning to sail the Sunfish, kayaking, and exploring the islands. All of the kids loved jumping and diving off of the swim raft! In fact, so did the adults! The water was a very comfortable temperature, and we all took turns playing like children.
There is a TV but we never turned it on. The kids didn't even ask! There is no wifi and cell service is very limited (between us we had Sprint, Verizon and AT&T) but we were all able to get service on the deck.
The house itself was in good shape. Everything worked- we had no problems. The boats and beach were great. We did not have to contact the owners with any problems, but I had an easy time communicating with them leading up to the rental. I would definitely recommend this property for a family vacation. My kids are already asking when we can go back!
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your time at our home! We strive to be excellent communicators and to provide you with a completely relaxing, enjoyable and hassle-free vacation. It is gratifying to share this magnificant, special spot with like-minded families. Thanks again! - Bob Bradfield
Coming from a very busy area, this was just the place for decompressing! Absolutely the most beautiful place to relax with everything available to do it. Very comfortable home with a great location.
Thanks very kindly for taking the time, and for the lovely review!
We are thrilled that we can share BCP with similar like-minded seekers of R and R and hope you'll keep us in mind for next summer!!
Best to you and yours,
This camp is fully equipped and comfortable for two or eight guests. It has a private beach and dock for enjoying beautiful Bear
Camp Pond swimming and sunbathing. We loved the western exposure giving us sun in the morning and afternoon. As w knew the area, we had no trouble finding the events and sights which we love visiting. Great location and perfect hosts to rent from!
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Rates are subject to change until rented. You will be provided with a rental agreement upon request, or once we know that you are definitely interested in securing a specific period of time.