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Waterfront Cottage with Breathtaking Views - 10 Minutes from Keene!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Special Rate! Book one or more weeks in April and May for $1000/week!

2 or more weeks in the months of April, May and June discounts may be available.

Enjoy breathtaking 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, wood for the fire place, air conditioned, two TVs, cable, wi-fi, 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, and everything you need for cooking or if you like select from over 50 restaurants in nearby Keene.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. The 1st bedroom has a queen bed. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and a 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. Under the stars, at night, laugh with friends, toasting marshmellows while sitting around the firepit. 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 beach, or taking a ride in the 3 kayaks or canoe. In the fall, a short drive away, there is car racing at Monadonock Speedway, for a fun filled Saturday or Sunday night along with a dirt bike Speedpark. The leaves changing colors on the nearby mountains are a spectacular backdrop to the crystal clear water of the lake. Enjoy a romantic evening in front of the roaring fireplace. Snowmobiling, 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. 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.

More Details

Sandra Badrigian
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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 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).


Winchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • 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, new bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A/C, dresser and closet, lakeview, new bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • 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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Waterfront Cottage with Breathtaking Views - 10 Minutes from Keene!
average rating of 3.9166667 based on 12 reviews

Quaint remodeled camp

  • 4 of 5

This is a quaint remodeled old camp that is nestled among other old camps on a beautiful New Hampshire Lake. Very quiet and peaceful. Loved the screened in porch so there's no worry about bugs and you can enjoy morning or evening. Sandra has equipped the camp with all the modern conveniences so in case you have rain you can still connect to the Internet or watch an old movie on a large screen T.V. This owner is also very accommodating wanting to make your stay just right. Yard could be a little larger and fenced in so our dogs didn't have to be leashed but they did enjoy their walks near picnic tables and on the dead end road. Good location; near Vermont border and some beautiful southern New Hampshire hidden towns. Found some excellent restaurants nearby too but a nice grill is available too.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed Sandra's cottage, it had everything we needed, from a fully stocked kitchen, to outdoor activities! We docked our boat and went on daily rides on the gorgeous lake, kayaked, canoed, swam, grilled, it was awesome!

Location was very convenient, a little under an hour drive from where we live, we will definitely return! Sandra was easy to get a hold of, and was able to accommodate our needs no problem.

Thank you Sandra!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful .... will return.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cabin on Forest Lake with a beautiful view of the sunrise, birds and fish jumping on the lake. The cabin had plenty of room for five adults and two large dogs. Very nice screened porch and dog run outside. Kayaks and canoe available on the lake. The dock was a place for great fishing. Dogs were able to swim, firepit on the beach, plenty of wood available on site. Safe and quiet area in Winchester NH with a short ride to Brattleboro, VT.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Loved the kayaking and paddle boats. The location was nice because it was close to town. Sandy was very helpful too. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great cabin with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

Sandra was kind to accomodate my family when we needed a place to stay. The cabin is located right on the lake. The view is spectaclar. Sandra is a great hostess and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay.

The location is great because it is 15 minutes from Keene, NH which has so many restaurants to choose from and they are all excellent.

I highly recommend this cabin to everyone and would rent again from Sandra with no hesitations.

Deb McNamara

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful relaxing getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

A very much needed getaway, was perfect! We fished, swam, kayaked, sat around the firepit at night. Also ate very well! Grilled stuff there & went out to a great spot , the Rustic Table only 2/10ths of a mile away!

Sandy was very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $79

Heating is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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