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Wonderful year round Winchester Waterfront Cottage - 10 Minutes from Keene!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedroom 1 bathroom year round cottage. A/C, cable tv and WiFi Internet

Enjoy breathe taking views in this year round cottage on beautiful Forest Lake. We are located in the heart of Monadonock region, close to the New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont borders. It is a 90 minute drive from Hartford, Ct.

The knotty pine cottage has all the comforts of home including heat, a fire place, air conditioned, two TVs, cable, DVD player and telephone. There is a deck overlooking the lake and a huge screened-in porch with gorgeous views of the mountains. A full kitchen includes a microwave and gas stove, or if you like select from over 50 restaurants in nearby Keene. Two bedrooms upstairs with one full bed, one queen bed, and one twin bed allowing up to five people to sleep comfortably upstairs. Downstairs, two comfortable full size pull out sleeper sofas accommodating an additional four people downstairs. On the screen porch overlooking the lake, enjoy a cookout on the gas grill, or curl up with a good book. Take a drive and enjoy the fall foliage colors.

On the quiet dead end street, enjoy a nice afternoon stroll as the kids ride their bikes. Enjoy fishing for bass and trout, swimming in the 110 acre spring-fed lake off the dock, enjoy tanning on the 50ft private sandy beach, or taking a ride in the paddleboat, 3 kayaks or canoe. In the fall, the leaves changing colors on the nearby mountains are a spectacular backdrop to the crystal clear water of the lake. Enjoy snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing in the winter. Enjoy leaf peeping, hunting and hiking in the fall. Mount Monadonock is just a short drive away and offers hiking and bike trails. Monadonack Speedway is a short drive away for a fun filled Friday or Saturday night. If shopping is more to your liking, Keene is just a short drive and offers the Colony Mill Marketplace with over 50 unique shops and plenty of antique stores and boutiques.

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Sandra Badrigian
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2016

About Sandra Badrigian

The Badrigian family has owned this cottage since 1998. We totally renovated it inside and out. It is very cozy cottage. We have return renters who come back every summer year after year.

Sandra Badrigian purchased this cottage in 1998

What makes this cottage unique

Swimming,fishing,and family cookout during summer and early fall,pumpkin lighting festival in Keene in October annually. Beautiful foliage with kayaking,canoeing and paddle boating still available until snowfall. After snowfall not only is there heat available for a $250.00/wk surcharge,there is a fireplace with wood provided. You can also Icefish,hunt and make use of the local ski and snowmobile trails that are literally across the street from the cottage(we can provide trail maps on request).


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Wonderful year round Winchester Waterfront Cottage - 10 Minutes from Keene!
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews
East Hartford CT

Great getaway!

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I wanted a peaceful getaway. That's exactly what we got. The lake is a beautiful serene place especially this time of year. The cottage was comfortable and a very affordable place. The owner was very easy to work with and we got our deposit back in less than a week. I recommend this cottage for anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway while taking in the breathtaking view of forest lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very good overall experience

  • 4 of 5

Went here in late September . Quiet time of year . Cabin had plenty of room . Bedrooms upstairs worked out very well .Nice screened in porch looking over lake downstairs . Cozy living room with tv two nice couches . Good size eat in kitchen .Beautiful lake with kayaks to use .

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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will not rent this house again.

  • 2 of 5

We had an enjoyable time at the lake house, however I am very unhappy about the way the owner handles the inspection of the house to get my deposit back. She claims we broke a light in the living room and charged me $60 for a light we never broke. There was 4 of us there who are all above the age of 52 and I can assure you we broke nothing. Also we had to pay $17 to have a propane tank filled that she told us was filled. Just make sure you take before and after pictures of everything. Forest lake is beautiful and we will be going back, just not to this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful 3 night get-away!

  • 3 of 5

We wanted 3 days of quiet and peace with the ability to canoe and kayak and that's exactly what we got! This simple and comfortable 2 bedroom home was perfect for the two of us, had a screened in porch with a view of Forest Lake, access to canoe and kayaks, and firewood for outdoor fires. The rental was very affordable, lowest rate we found on the lake. Kitchen had everything that you would expect and need.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Car: necessary

If you have your own boat there is a public boat launch for you to use and you can dock your boat on our private dock.


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Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50

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Winchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , dresser, closet, flat screen tv, a/c, lakeview
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , A/C, dresser and closet, lakeview
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
on the 4th of July the town puts on an amazing fire works show over the lake.

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