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2 bdrm, 2 bath family condo in Waterville Estates--rec center w/ 4 pools,views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

White Mtns condo central to family attractions-rec centr has 4 pools-jacuzzi

This spacious townhouse has it ALL - It is central to so many of the area's family attractions and the unobscured mountain views and fabulous sunsets are amazing too - the unit is just a few minutes off Route 93 at Exit 28 and is an ideal location, nestled between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. Your family will enjoy much comfort in this well appointed and updated unit after a day's adventures in the White Mountains. It's location makes it one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of New England. The large back deck is a great place to unwind and relax after a day's adventures of hiking, ziplining, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming on a crystal clear river, or visiting NH's natural attractions, or tax free shopping venues. This area is an outdoor recreation mecca for families.

This townhouse is totally updated, light, bright and airy and has 2 bedrooms + loft, fully equipped kitchen, 2 renovated full baths, lv with 40" flat screen smart TV/DVD/surround sound system and wood burning fireplace. Lots of games for the kids. Wi-FI available. Use of gas bbq on deck.

Also with the rental of this unit you have full complimentary use of multi-million dollar state of the art recreational center (which is a private club - there are passes in the unit), including full fitness center (gym and exercise facilities), 4 pools (2 indoor), 3 jacuzzi's (one being an adult-only jacuzzi that is huge), sauna, lake with floating dock, small sandy beach, tennis courts, basketball courts, & small bar. During the warmer months, there is poolside bar & food service as well as live entertainment on weekends not to mention many family activities planned by the association (which are free and activities like tubing on the Pemi or golf outings have a nominal fee)!

Come enjoy all that NH has to offer this year!

More Details

Judy DiFranco
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Judy DiFranco

I am a native New Yorker living on Long Island. When my son was younger we vacationed in the White Mountains often, loving to hike and enjoy nature. Now we also love to ski and enjoy the winter months as well. It's truly the best of both worlds and so close to home without the need to have to deal with airports and their constant delays. I've traveled extensively, I know what I like and I like to treat others how I wish to be treated.

Judy DiFranco purchased this condo in 2008

Why Judy DiFranco chose Thornton

The unobstructed mountainviews and amazing sunsets are spectacular and not to be missed. Also, the unit is very open, light, bright and airy and tranquil and VERY family friendly and tranquil. The rec center is wonderful with all it's amenities and everyone is in 'vacation mode' and so friendly and families thoroughly enjoy their stay.

What makes this condo unique

The magnificent mountainviews from the back of the unit, the quiet solitude of sitting with a glass of wine watching the sunset, the fun of the community center and the very friendly and warm folks in the area; hiking, kayaking, golfing in the warmer months and some of the best skiing in the winter months


Thornton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
  • 2 bathrooms - one upstairs and one down
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , plenty of closet space and the mattresses are new
  • futon in the upstairs loft area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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2 bdrm, 2 bath family condo in Waterville Estates--rec center w/ 4 pools,views
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Mt. Sinai, NY

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was in a great location - so close to 3 ski mountains. Everything one would need was there and it was light and bright and updated and so homey and comfortable. Judy was a pleasure to work with - she was very attentive and wrote back and answered all questions immediately and offered many suggestions of area attractions as well. We can wait to stay again. Thanks Judy!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your review! Hope to have you back again!
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

House was exactly as described. Owner was very responsive to any questions we had. We had a great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kim! Enjoyed having you stay as well! Glad you enjoyed yourself! Enjoy the Fall Regards Judy
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Great spot for a mountain getaway

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for my group of 6 to stay at while skiing Loon and Waterville Valley. The view is awesome, and the rental is equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Beds were comfy. Loved the fireplace. Kitchen had everything we needed, though it's definitely small.

Location was great, about 20 minute drive to Loon and 10 to 15 to Waterville, plus it's close to some good restaurants and bars.

The spa/recreation facilities were a 10 minute drive away. The hot tub and pool were just what we needed after a day on the slopes. Note that there are 4 passes to the rec center that come with the rental, any guests over that will need to pay $12 each for a day pass.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay, Isadora! Would love for you to visit again - I have many repeat guests and enjoy hearing from them every year! Happy Spring. Judy
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Fantastic Views

  • 5 of 5

Judy's condo was well equipped , comfortable and homely. The view from the deck was amazing, with fantastic fall colo(u)rs.

The location was ideal for touring the area and the community centre facilities were great after a day out.

Judy responded quickly and positively to all our enquiries.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Les.... so happy you enjoyed your stay! Would love to have you stay again. I have many repeat guests. Judy
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Excellent!! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My two girlfriends and I loved everything about this condo. Perfectly clean and stocked with everything we could need (except we had to get another roll of toilet paper!). Beautiful view and so homey, with comfortable beds, a lovely outdoor area and heat that worked swiftly when we needed it. Amazing rec center in the complex with pools and jacuzzis. We had a great meal at nearby Woodpecker's. Judy was very responsive, helpful and sweet both before and during our stay when we had questions. Highest recommendation! And I am looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jen! It was a pleasure working with you as well! So happy you and your friends made some lasting memories.......Hope to see you again. I have many repeat guests and enjoying catching up with everyone every year! Regards - Judy
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Ascot, UK

Lovely, peaceful spot in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a week with my family, from the UK, and had a very enjoyable time. The condo was nicely situated with views across the valley for great sunsets and seeing the weather roll in. Enjoyed BBQs on the deck.

A very spacious accommodation with the double height living room a lovely space. Kitchen a bit small for catering for our whole family, but we coped - nearby restaurants and shops too (the store in the near village well-stocked).

The leisure centre on the Waterville Estate was good fun - good pools and a lake to play on.

Helpful contact with the owner before the trip, and everything ran smoothly.

I would recommend this place and the owner to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christian and family! So glad you enjoyed your trip to the United States, as well as New Hampshire! Stay well and please come back and stay again Judy
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Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Owl Nest
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-93 (exit 28)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mad River Tavern
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Waterville Valley 10 min Loon 20 min Canon 30 min

NOW's the time to book your family's vacation at this spacious, private and tastefully decorated 1200 square foot townhouse centrally located in NH's White Mountains and nearby to many of the area attractions, including: Whales Tale Water Park B 1)The Polar Caves 2) Ruggle's Mine 3) Loon Mountain Gondola 4) Cannon Mountain Tramway 5) The Hobo Railroad 6) Storyland 7) Santa's Workshop 8) Shaker Village 9) Outlet shopping in Tilton or N. Conway -- as well as to many trails for hiking, ziplining, biking, and the Pemi River upon which to canoe and kayak (the outfitter for planned group trips is right at the Exit of I-93 @ Exit 28 – literally 3 minutes from the unit); not to mention the area's fine golf courses.

Magnificent unobstructed mountain views and sunsets from the back of the unit on the deck as well as from the dining table and living room. 2 bedrooms + loft, fully equipped kitchen, 2 renovated full baths, large deck, living room w/ TV/DVD/surround sound system & and wood burning fireplace; full game cabinet for the kids. Internet available. Use of gas grill on back deck to enjoy those amazing views and sunsets (it’s a westerly exposure).

Minutes off I 93 @ Exit 28. -- Waterville Valley is 10 min away and Loon/Lincoln is 20 minutes away. Franconia Notch is a 30 minute drive.

Also included is complimentary use of mult- million dollar state of the art recreational center, including: 2 outdoor pools & jacuzzi, (there is poolside bar & food service and live entertainment on weekends during the summer), 2 indoor pools, jacuzzi=s, lake with floating dock, tennis courts, basketball courts, sauna, full fitness center (gym, weight room & machines), bar w/ pub menu. The community center has many well planned family activities that are included in the rental. It’s a private club and there are passes in the unit for your use.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

Pets usually not allowed. Must ask owner. Many folks have allergies. I even leave mine at homel

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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