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A Four-Season Lakeside Retreat for Your Family and Friends

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Welcome to our home, with paved driveway, two car garage and two acres of trees

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

One of New England's best kept secrets, the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region is two hours north of Boston, but a world away from its big-city crowds. Now you can explore the perfect location -- from our private home. Nestle in the woods and enjoy toasty fires, seasonal lake views and a good book from our library, or take advantage of the many recreational and tourist opportunities that are offered year-round. In summer, swimming, golfing, boating, hiking and paddle-boarding are all available, both at Eastman and in the surrounding area. In winter, enjoy Eastman's extensive trail system with your cross-country skis, our snow-shoes, or take a short drive to the nearby downhill ski resorts and schuss to your heart's content.

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.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german, spanish, We speak high school Spanish and college German!
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are three steps leading to all doorways, and the main floor bath is not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Main level bedroom: 1 queen

    Main Level...moreless

  • Master Suite: 1 king

    Located on upper level with private deck...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Portable full-size crib with organic mattress and cover...moreless

  • Bonus Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper sofa with memory foam topper...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Large tile shower w/seat, double vanity & heated tile floor...moreless

  • Hall bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On main level...moreless

  • Lower Bathroom: toilet, shower

    single vanity...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Fiction and non-fiction books for your use during your visit....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray/DVD player in Family Room....moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, UNO, Apples to Apples. Located in the bookcase in the family room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast basic cable HD service with DVR/Tivo for recording your favorite shows....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have an extra-large flat-screen television in the family room. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    A small assortment of toddler toys and books is available. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Blu-ray movie library is available for your use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    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

  • Lakefront:

    Property includes frontage on Eastman Lake, but it is a steep walk down to the water from the rear of the house using our private trail. A short mile drive to South Cove may be preferable....moreless

  • Resort:

    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

  • Village:

    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

  • Waterfront:

    Our lake frontage is on the west side of the lake. Like most of Eastman Lake it is undeveloped, but a great way to access the lake in the winter for skiing and snowshoeing, or in the summer for boats....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Casual, open dining room with overflow seating at kitchen island. Table seats six adults comfortably, and up to eight if needed. Portable high chair attaches to table or island....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air for the summer months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Samsung Dryer with regular and steam refresh settings; no fabric softener needed with our detergent, but you are welcome to use your dryer sheets....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas, with thermostatic control remote....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Adjustable weight bench and small dumbbells, balance ball, rollers and mat. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Attached garage with remote opener can accommodate two regular vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot-water baseboard propane heating system with zoned controls. Master bath heated tile floor on thermostat....moreless

  • Internet:

    *Comcast internet service with Wi-Fi throughout the home. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread-count sheets, down duvets and extra blankets. Down-free bedding available upon request....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two-story living room with large picture windows, skylights and hickory hardwood floors. Casual seating around fireplace includes a sofa and chairs. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Overflow parking in driveway and on road....moreless

  • Telephone:

    *Comcast internet phone service with free local calls. Long distance calls @ $ .05/minute....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample supplies of towels for home and beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Samsung HD high-capacity Washer; Charlie's detergent is provided and we request that you refrain from using other detergents in our washer....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Located on lower level, with ample wood and kindling available just outside the door....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Verismo (Starbucks) coffeemaker (must purchase pods), Keurig coffee maker, standard (drip) coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked, including roasting pan and rack for holiday meals, Kitchen Aid mixer, blender, and Cuisinart food processor....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher is quiet and has multiple cycles to fit your needs...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large and open to living area, with granite countertops, oversized prep area with maple butcher-block island, and fully stocked for the cook. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in, with rotating carousel and multiple settings...moreless

  • Oven:

    GE Profile self-cleaning oven, convection and broil settings with multiple racks and warming drawer...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Miscellaneous spices, foil and saran wrap, olive oil, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side Samsung with filtered water, ice maker, freezer drawer and easy-access deli drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Profile gas range with cast-iron griddle and five burners. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    A two-slice toaster is available....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper level loft has a sitting area and overlooks the living room, with views out the large picture windows in the entry and living room....moreless

  • Boat:

    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

  • Golf:

    Eastman's golf course and driving range is most convenient, but there are other public courses nearby as well...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Also available at the activity center ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our perennial garden and the natural landscape blooms from the end of May through October's hard frost....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber GENESIS 3-burner propane grill with utensils (side burner does not work)....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    These can be rented at the nearby resorts. Cross-country skis are available at the Eastman Cross-country ski center during the season, and trail passes can also be purchased there....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Eastman has multiple courts available; please consult the website to determine available times and to make your reservation....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Located in Eastman's South Cove Activity Center, lap hours and aqua aerobics class schedules are posted on the website....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $300
Fri, Sat

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%

Notes:

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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Location

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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester, NH (MHT)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Bistro at Eastman
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eastman
20 Miles
Nearest Train
White River Junction, VT
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
89
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Farmer's Table
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Sunapee
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Eastman, NH

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english, german, spanish, We speak high school Spanish and college German!
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/01/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to our home, with paved driveway, two car garage and two acres of trees

    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

    The front entry's perennial flower beds are inviting during the summer months

  • Our kitchen has a Boos butcher block island and stainless appliances

    Our kitchen has a Boos butcher block island and stainless appliances

  • Spacious main level screen porch and deck with gas barbecue and hammock

    Spacious main level screen porch and deck with gas barbecue and hammock

  • The main level bathroom has a tub/shower

    The main level bathroom has a tub/shower

  • Main level laundry room with large capacity washer & dryer

    Main level laundry room with large capacity washer & dryer

  • The Upstairs Master bedroom with king bed is oversized, with a private deck

    The Upstairs Master bedroom with king bed is oversized, with a private deck

  • Tiled master bath shower with seat

    Tiled master bath shower with seat

  • Our family room is the perfect place to gather for movies and games

    Our family room is the perfect place to gather for movies and games

  • Our toasty wood stove is located in the family room

    Our toasty wood stove is located in the family room

  • Rear view of our home, three levels comfort

    Rear view of our home, three levels comfort

  • Eastman Lake offers leaf-peepers the chance to see spectacular fall foliage

    Eastman Lake offers leaf-peepers the chance to see spectacular fall foliage

  • Covered front porch with garage access

    Covered front porch with garage access

  • The main level living room with gas fireplace is open to a large deck

    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

    The dining room is open to kitchen and adjoins the screen porch

  • Main Level bedroom with Queen bed

    Main Level bedroom with Queen bed

  • Main level study is a good spot to read

    Main level study is a good spot to read

  • The upstairs loft area offers quiet spot to enjoy the view

    The upstairs loft area offers quiet spot to enjoy the view

  • Master bathroom double vanity and heated floor

    Master bathroom double vanity and heated floor

  • Master bedroom walk-in closet offers more than enough room for two

    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

    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).

    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

    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

    The mudroom has storage space and opens to the kitchen

VRBO #643274

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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