A Four-Season Lakeside Retreat for Your Family and Friends(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Stay for a few days, stay for a few months, either way you'll enjoy every minute
Foodies will enjoy cooking in the recently remodeled kitchen with Boos butcher-block island, gas range and convection oven, or step outside and grill on large Weber propane grill. A Bosch dishwasher makes cleanup easy and quiet.
The open floor plan lends itself to casual entertaining while still providing quiet spots in the upstairs loft or main floor office. Three levels of living space, each with a bedroom and bath, mean that couples or families are equally at home. The downstairs family room is set up to accommodate cinephiles, with our collection of Blu-ray movies, cable service and DVR, and an oversized HD flat-screen TV with sound system.
A gas fireplace on the main level is remote-controlled; those seeking a more rustic experience can use the wood stove in the lower level and keep things toasty with our abundant supply of seasoned wood. Of course the entire home is heated, and central air is available for warm summer months as well! The screened porch is the perfect spot for summer barbecues or naps in the hammock, while the lower flagstone patio and picnic table offer an alternative shady spot to gather for board games or snacks.
A large-capacity washer and dryer are conveniently located on the main floor, making it easy to pack light. All beds are made with high-thread-count sheets, goose-down duvets, and an assortment of cozy pillows.
Bedrooms offer ample closet and dresser space for longer stays. The master suite has a king bed, double vanity, large shower, heated bathroom floor and walk-in closet. The bedroom on the main level has a queen bed and easy access to the hall bath with a tub/shower combo. The lower level bedroom is oversized, with a king bed, and the nearby bonus room has a fold-out queen sofa with memory-foam topper as well as a full-sized crib with organic mattress. The compact lower level bath has a single vanity and small shower.
Complementary internet is accessible throughout the home via Wifi, and a printer is located in the office. A land line with free local calls is installed, and you can stay in touch with the outside world via long distance for $.05/minute while still getting away from it all.
Our home is located on over two acres and includes the lakefront, providing a great workout to those hardy souls who wish to walk up from the lake on our winding (and steep!) private trail. Less ambitious guests can enjoy wildlife and Eastman Lake from the two large decks. During the summer months, walk down to the swimming beaches or head over to South Cove to rent a paddleboard or kayaks and explore the lake from the water.
The use of some Eastman amenities such as the gym, indoor heated pool and beaches/playgrounds are included at no extra charge; others are available for a reasonable fee. Horse-back riding, summer day camps, and other seasonal recreational activities are available nearby; just ask us for recommendations!
Additional amenities you didn't know you needed: Our automatic generator ensures that storms will cause minimal inconvenience* during your stay. An attached two-car garage with remote opener provides security for your recreational toys and shelter for your vehicle. The Dartmouth Coach provides convenient and luxurious service to Boston-Logan airport and to New York City. Car rentals are available locally or at Manchester, Lebanon and Boston airports. We are pleased to provide a list of other reliable vendors (car service, catering, babysitting, farmer's markets, shopping) upon request.
Member since: 2014
- 3000 sq. ft.
We love children! The house, however, is not ideal for small people, as there are multiple stairs, railings and steep inclines and declines. For this reason, you may elect to choose a property that doesn't require such close supervision of your young ones. The choice is yours, we just want to make you aware of it before you arrive on the doorstep....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
There is a strict 'no smoking' policy for indoors. This includes e-cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc. You are welcome to smoke on the deck or outdoors if you pick up your butts, but any smoke odor that is detectable indoors after your stay will result in a cleaning charge to prepare the house for the next guest....moreless
We love pets. We have pets. Two Bernese Mountain dogs. For this reason we consider pets on a case-by-case basis, but we do charge an extra cleaning fee and deposit. We reserve the right to decline your pet. If accepted, a refundable pet deposit of $500 will be collected in addition to the security deposit to cover potential property damage and cleaning/deodorizing costs over and above the pet cleaning fee. Misrepresentation of quantity and/or type of pets is grounds for immediate termination of our contract with you, even if it is a little tiny kitten that you just found yesterday on the way to our house. Of note, we have no fencing on our lot ergo there is no secure area to keep your pet outdoors. We also have wild creatures who inhabit Eastman, so we strongly recommend that pets are only outside in the company of their owners. There is no leash law in Eastman, but you must be able to keep your dog under voice control at all times. Dogs are NOT allowed on the trails during ski season....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Views of the lake from any of our decks or from the loft and the master bedroom from November to May. Summer and fall feature the lush greenery of our mature trees and the feel of a treehouse....moreless
Eastman is a planned community with a trail system, golf course, recreation center, pool and clubhouse. Seasonal summer dining is available lakeside, and year-round dining is available at the Bistro....moreless
Grantham Village boasts a post office, banks, public library, a small upscale market and deli (Rumbrook Market), dining (Farmer's Table, Pizza Chef and The Bistro) and a gas/convenience store....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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Eastman Lake does not allow large boats. Fishing boats with small motors are allowed, as are sailboats, paddle boats, etc. These can be rented from South Cove Activity Center for a reasonable fee....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Two decks, one on the main level and one accessible from the Master BR. Small flagstone patio is accessed from family room. Screened porch adjoins main deck and is accessible from dining room....moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning Fee $250
- Tax Rate 9%
Our home is located in the Upper Valley, Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, and winter weather and summer storms may affect your travel plans on rare occasions. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover this eventuality, as last-minute cancellations due to weather are non-refundable. We reserve the right to withdraw from VRBO at any time, but will honor all existing reservations.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Abundant lakes, rivers and state parks nearby ensure countless ways to enjoy nature. We are within two hours of four other New England states, so please let us know your interests and we will be sure to provide a list of recommended adventures and destinations that will make your visit a memorable one. There is simply too much to do, and all of it is within a short drive! Paddle board on our lakes and rivers, bike on our Rails-to-Trails off-road paths, fish with a guide in some of the best fly-fishing rivers in New England. Golf? Eastman has its own course and driving range, but other courses surround the area as well. Food and cinema can be enjoyed in our home or at one of the many nearby theaters.
Truly, it's hard to think of something we don't have nearby, and that goes for children's activities too. So please ask, and we will be happy to make recommendations tailored to your party's age range and interests.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Doug and Deb Merrill: We've been married for 15 years and have launched three daughters into the world. Although we spend as much time with them as possible, we are empty-nesters, enjoying our pets, travel, our extended family and dear friends around the country during our vacations. We currently reside in Irvine, CA on the west coast, but we will continue to come back to New England to enjoy the history, the architecture, the food, the fall colors, the snow in winter and especially our friends. We found that living in New England gave us access to so many opportunities to explore -- north to Quebec City and Montreal, along the coast from the foodie haven of Portland, ME to the city lights of NYC. We love historic Boston, MA and funky Burlington, VT and every place in between and highly recommend a visit to the area.
Why the Owner Chose Grantham, NH, USA:
Are you looking for a home away from home? Because this is our home, it has many of the conveniences you enjoy. Until recently, we lived here full-time, and the amenities available to you reflect that. High-speed internet, a two-car garage with opener, quality furnishings and bedding, a functional office -- these are the little things that make a house a home. We fell in love with the Upper Valley and with Eastman because of its setting, and bought our home here because we enjoyed living in the trees so much. A career move has made our home your next vacation retreat, or possibly your next home -- who knows?! Either way, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we have. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information and we will respond promptly!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Not too big, not too small. Not too grand, not too plain. Enjoy our small lake or the larger lakeside resorts nearby. You can stay within a 5 mile radius or use our home as a home base for wide-ranging travels while you explore all of New England and beyond. We welcome travelers from abroad and would love to help you with your travel plans in our area!
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Welcome to our home, with paved driveway, two car garage and two acres of trees
The front entry's perennial flower beds are inviting during the summer months
Our kitchen has a Boos butcher block island and stainless appliances
Spacious main level screen porch and deck with gas barbecue and hammock
The main level bathroom has a tub/shower
Main level laundry room with large capacity washer & dryer
The Upstairs Master bedroom with king bed is oversized, with a private deck
Tiled master bath shower with seat
Our family room is the perfect place to gather for movies and games
Our toasty wood stove is located in the family room
Rear view of our home, three levels comfort
Eastman Lake offers leaf-peepers the chance to see spectacular fall foliage
Covered front porch with garage access
The main level living room with gas fireplace is open to a large deck
The dining room is open to kitchen and adjoins the screen porch
Main Level bedroom with Queen bed
Main level study is a good spot to read
The upstairs loft area offers quiet spot to enjoy the view
Master bathroom double vanity and heated floor
Master bedroom walk-in closet offers more than enough room for two
Large HD flat screen television with cable, DVR, and a Blu-ray library
Downstairs bedroom with king bed (fold-out sofa is in another room).
Eastman Lake and the. South Cove Activity Ctr (top right in photo) are close by
The mudroom has storage space and opens to the kitchen
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 04, 2017
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