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Heavenly & Peaceful Squam Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Everyone who has visited or stayed here has fallin in love. A quaint home nestled into a quiet cove of beautiful Squam Lake in the White Mountains. Read on the dock, nap in the hammock and listen to the Loons sing. Hike through the mountain trails, canoe or kayak, and cool off in the clean, refreshing lake. A week here will add 5 years to your life.

It is one of the most stunning, peaceful and relaxing places you will ever find. The sunsets on the dock are spectacular.

Full Kitchen. Dock with plenty of sitting space and slot for boat. 4 Season porch over looking lake. Also deck and backyard for yard games.

Perfect lake for water skiing, tubing or just relaxing. Ski in winter as 4 Snow Ski Mountains within 35 minutes.

Great lake fishing if you like- salmon, large and smallmouth bass, trout and more.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

We are married with 3 children who grew up on the lake. We enjoy the lake throughout the year, but also like to share the beauty and tranquility of Squam Lake with others.

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Holderness

It will make you feel like home. It has everything you need. It is roomy, but not overwhelming. It will be the best week, or 3 days of your year guaranteed.

What makes this house unique

Watch the lake. Listen to the Loons. Sit by the fire and relax. Take a walk through the trails. It will rejuvenate your body and soul.


Holderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 good size bedrooms. Master bedroom with queen bed and overlooks the lake. Second bedroom with queen and set of bunk beds. Nice size closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Heavenly & Peaceful Squam Lake
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Spacious house in a beautiful location, could use some attention

  • 3 of 5

We visited for a week in Aug, 2018. We had difficulty getting access into the house, as the instructions to access the key were incorrect. We couldn't reach the owner immediately to resolve, he was out of the country, but he responded probably 90 minutes- 2 hours from when we arrived to resolve it. That was frustrating as we just wanted to get settled, put the food in the fridge, and relax. The house is spacious, comfortable, on a beautful spot on Squam; lots of shade, and with lake access. Lots of porch space and hammocks in the yard. Kitchen is large, and has a foosball table in it, which is fun. We had asked if another couple would be allowed to pitch a tent for a night or two, and the owner kindly offered the use of an adjacent bunk house for them. We had difficulties operating the tv. We don't normally watch much tv, but had some rainy kind of have to stand in a certain spot with the remote to get it to work. comfortable couch in living area. The master bedroom did not have a blanket on the bed, just sheets; the first night was a cool rainy night, I contacted the owner about that, and he had the cleaning person deliver a clean blanket, she brought it that night. There is a glassed in porch with 2 screen doors with a finished picnic style table and wicker furniture. very nice except most of the glass is fogged up and needs replacing/renovation. That room would be so much nicer if the glass was replaced so that you could truly enjoy the beautiful view while relaxing or dining on the porch. There was supposed to be access to a gas grill--it was very dirty and there was no propane in the tank. Didn't feel like cleaning up other people's mess on my vacation, nor buying a full tank of propane, so didn't use. There was a small charcoal grill, but also very dirty and the tray too rusted to use. The oven needed cleaning, every time we tried to use it, the smoke alarms went off in the house. There is a dock that you can fish from, or swim from. very nice, but for a heavier person, the steps going in/wood it was attached to did not feel secure, kind of wobbled. Kayak and canoe but full of cobwebs and needed a good cleaning with a hose. The lake had a lot of algae blooms this year, never seen that at Squam before, probably due to the extreme heat; hope it doesn't get worse. I could love this place if it got a bit more attention and care taking.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Fishing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights here for a fishing weekend and it was perfect for what was needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting! We were up in the dead of winter and had prob with the heat which they did fix after several freezing hours. Not enough blankets! We’d love to go back when it’s warmer.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roomy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has a great living room space with comfy couches, a fireplace and a large window looking out at the lake. It also has a great outdoor area for hanging out or engaging in sports activities. We took advantage of the kayaks to paddle out onto the lake to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage view of the mountains surrounding the lake. There are also plenty of great hiking opportunities within a short driving distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay a couple of years ago.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 night get away!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at Squam Lake! It was nice that we could bring our dog! She loved it!

Did some fishing, we weren't very successful! Kinda bummed about that. The water was probably too cold!

The place was very nice! I can't imagine that you can use much more than what they have provided!

We we're able to get the tv to work. Tom did tell us to call, we chose not to!

Maybe some simple tv instructions, left at the cottage, would be helpful!

Would go again!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Walter's Basin
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Waukewan Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walter's Basin
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Cannon Mountain


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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