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Family-sized Contemporary Lakefront Home in Private Setting

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,627 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10 - 12, wood-fired pizza oven, private dock

Located in the woods, on the shores of a pristine quiet lake, this 18 year old home includes a cozy modern kitchen built around a wood-fired pizza oven, comfortable living room, large dining room. screen porch, game room with pool table, workout area with treadmill, laundry room, 2 bedrooms with private baths, and 4 more bedrooms that share 2 other baths. Lots of space inside and out for family activities. A private dock is 50 feet from the back door with shaded space to relax and enjoy the water.

Garage includes a plug in for electric car.

White Oak Pond is a 300 acre lake located close to Squam Lake in Holderness. Perfect for swimming, kayaking and canoeing, the lake has a 7.5 hp motor limit.

The heart of the kitchen is a wood fired pizza oven. For an additional fee, the owners will host a pizza party for our guests. Details available on request.

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Holderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3627 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read the house guidelines with the rental agreement .
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , on main floor of house
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath for bedroom 2 with outside access
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared bath for bedroom 3 and 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared bath for bedroom 5 and 6
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private bath for bedroom 1with walk-in shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath with outdoor access
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , shares a bathroom with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , shares a bathroom with bedroom 6
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , shares a bedroom with bedroom 5
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private bath with jacuzzi tub and and private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , shares a bathroom with bedroom 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Family-sized Contemporary Lakefront Home in Private Setting
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews
New York

The House in The Pines

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this house by the lake in August 2015. If I had to sum it up in only one word - MAGICAL.

First of all the surroundings - The house is right on a secluded lakefront with an absolutely stunning lake steps from the back of the house. The rural New Hampshire feel is just the perfect oposite of our crazed city living. So order of the day was lake, more lake, hiking swimming Bbq'ing and just having a great time with our two families 6 kids . The House - was absolutely magnificent, extremely well furnished and maintained and frankly speaking there is absolutely nothing to fault even slightly . Pool table, video systems, canoes, and a beautiful library with a lake view to die for. There must be at least 6 or 7 spacious bedrooms (i didnt count and would be hard pressed to find them all!!)

Rich and Janet were exceedingly welcoming and frendly , and helped with everything we needed, including local tour advice and more.

In short this is one rental that will definitely exceed your expectations by far. without a doubt we will be back for more.!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chino Hills, CA

A Week at Camelot

  • 5 of 5

The House in the Pines was absolutely magnificent!! The setting on the pond is so serene and peaceful. We so enjoyed canoeing, swimming, picking wild berries. The owners were outstanding; they went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous time. The home is extremely spacious and with three families, everyone had more than enough space for both comfort and privacy. The week spent here felt like a dream. Thank you Janet and Rich for your wonderful hospitality. You helped make a very memorable vacation for my entire family!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful setting for large family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The House In the Pines was fabulous! Great for our large family, with plenty of group space and plenty of "alone" space. The kitchen was well appointed; Janet and Rich welcomed us with open arms. The setting is beautiful; we especially enjoyed the screened in porch with views of the lake. Our adult children loved the dock and swim platform, as well as the basketball net and canoe/kayak. We recommend this to any families looking for a comfortable "home away from home".

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house very private setting

  • 5 of 5

One of the prettiest settings I've rented through VRBO. The pictures do no justice to this wonderful home! We had 4 couples and 3 kids and there was more than enough room. House is much larger than it appears in photos. Very secluded setting with great views of very tranquil White Oak Pond. Canoe and kayak by the dock, Adirondack chairs on the giant rock next to the lake with the loons and bullfrogs serenading us. Downstairs bedrooms are on each end of the house so everyone not on top of each other. Plenty of boardgames and books. Close to everything n Holderness as well as Merideth. Owners could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We had a WiFi problem and Janet came right over and fixed it, they're replacing the modem this week so that won't be an issue anymore. Thanks for a great stay Janet and Rich!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of room in a quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house for large family gatherings with plenty of room to play, eat and sleep. Big and bright, nice and clean, and reasonably priced for the size. The kitchen is large and well stocked with a view from the sink. We were able to get everyone including kids at the same table for dinner which was so important to us, as we are only able to gather yearly.

Everyone had a quiet bedroom to go to when they'd had enough family. Janet met us when we arrived and made sure all was well. Our favorite breakfast was at Dot's Bread and Butter in Ashland, again a table for thirteen was provided by the fireplace on our wintry weekday morning. There's a short hike all of us were able to do, Rattlesnake, with a very satisfying view.We even saw maple sugaring and two giant pigs!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter in The Pines

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent a wonderful month at the House in the Pines. Janet and Rich were wonderful hosts and made sure our stay was perfect. The house is huge and has plenty of space for adults and kids of all ages. The location allowed for easy day trips to Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley and Gunstock, all about 30 min away. The house was beautifully furnished and have everything we needed for our month long stay. I would highly reccomend renting this property. We hope to make it back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Janet and Rich Cocchiaro
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Why Janet and Rich Cocchiaro chose Holderness

We built this house to provide a space for our extended family to gather and for our growing children to share with their friends. The children have grown and moved away but still return regularly with their friends for reunion weekends. We love to share this beautiful natural space with all who visit us here.

What makes this house unique

Pizza Party Night!

The heart of the kitchen is a wood fired pizza oven. For an additional fee, the owners will host a pizza party for our guests including a personal pizza for each person with toppings of their choice. Appetizers and dessert are included. Beverages are the responsibility of the attending guests.


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional
Car: necessary

Located one mile from the small town of Holderness and 10 minutes drive from Meredith.

Downtown Holderness has a public library with great children's area, 2 small markets, one restaurant/bar, marina with boat rentals and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning fee of $200.00

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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