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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 15 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.

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.

More Details

Janet and Rich Cocchiaro
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Why Janet and Rich Cocchiaro chose Lakes Region

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.


Holderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3627 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , on main floor of house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private bath for bedroom 1
    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
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bath with jacuzzi tub and and private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath with outdoor access
    Bedroom 3 - 3 double , shares a bathroom with bedroom 4
    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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Family-sized Contemporary Lakefront Home in Private Setting
average rating of 4.125 based on 8 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: Jul 2015
  • 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: Mar 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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holderness NH USA

A Wonderful Wedding Weekend Setting

  • 5 of 5

We were married at the House in the Pines in September 2016. Our children and grandchildren gathered around as we exchanged our vows just before sunset on the dock that extends into the calm waters of White Oak Pond. The setting was quiet and magical.

All 13 of us (some who had never met!) spent a long weekend enjoying each other's company. The house was the perfect place for that to happen. We were all able to gather around the large dining room table to share meals. The owners even brought a kiddie table and chairs for the little ones in our group. We spent a lot of time hanging out in the well-appointed kitchen, which was supplied with everything we needed and looked out over the pond. A large deck and a separate screened in porch adjoin the kitchen and, since the weather was warm, both got a lot of use.

Everyone had complete privacy in their separate bed and bathrooms, all of which were large, clean and comfortable. On Saturday afternoon, after dips in the pond and lounging in the sun, we gathered in the lower level family room for a pool tournament.

Saturday night the owners put on a pizza party for us, using the wood-fired pizza oven in the kitchen. Everyone had the opportunity to put on a chef's hat and make their own pizzas. If you have never eaten your own pizza, cooked in a genuine Italian wood-fired oven, you have to do this!

White Oak Pond is a hidden NH treasure and there is no better place to enjoy it than the House in the Pines. We would give it 6 stars if we could!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two great summer vacations at House in the Pines

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 has stayed at this house twice; for one week in 2015 and for two weeks in 2016. Both times we had a great experience with the house, the owners, and in Holderness. The owners where responsive, but not intrusive, when we needed more paper products or lightbulbs. They either drop off at the front door or rang the bell. They were always friendly and sincere.

The house is great for our family - everyone can congregate in the family room, in the tv room or outside. But if someone needs some alone time, there is plenty of space for that too. The dock and pond is amazingly beautiful; my husband and I would drink our morning coffee there and afternoon cocktails. The pond itself is so quiet and peaceful. We used the canoe a few times, but also brought our own paddle board so as to explore the pond. Its a little treasure!

We love to hike, so the location was central to many mountains. We hiked nearby - the Rattlesnakes, Mt Israel, Mt Morgan, Mt Percival - but could also get to Mt Washington, Mt Osceola or Mt Tecumseh easily.

We love staying at this house and property for our vacations; it allows us to relax, hike, spend time together in a quiet, beautiful setting. We plan on returning in 2017.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad experience with intrusive owner

  • 1 of 5

This is a beautiful, quiet home in a lovely location. Prior reviews correctly identify it as appropriate for larger groups. We rented it as one of two homes for a family reunion. It is well-appointed and comfortable. It is as described and pictured on VRBO.

Our stay was pleasant. We were a bit surprised when the owners came by often (one day to change light bulbs, another to replace a table). We had a pocket door in a bathroom that was not sliding well, and eventually broke. We called to report this to our hosts. My wife was stunned when our hostess interrupted her in the bathroom, while she was drying her hair after a shower, to inspect the door. We were even more surprised when we were charged $300 to repair this door and some a damaged screen door (which I never saw). My brother, who handled this rental, spoke with the owners who were adamant that this was damage from some sort of inappropriate use of the door. My brother described my wife and I (rather uncharitably, but correctly) as "middle aged physicians" and assured the owners that we had used the door as intended, ie, as a door. They were unpersuaded. Thankfully, no major appliance failed, and the roof did not leak, so we did not have to pay for further maintenance on this home.

It later came out that my brother had been pressured to pay additionally for our hosts to come to home and make a pizza dinner, which may have been quite nice, but was unnecessary. Our hostess even asked my brother if we could leave early on the Saturday when we checked out.

This is a nice home, but the owners should either turn over management to a professional company or stop renting this property.

I have rented extensively on VRBO and similar sites, and this is the first negative review I have posted. I would not recommend this property under current ownership and management.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We never met the person who posted this review. He is correct in saying that this is a beautiful well appointed home appropriate for a group of 12 people or less. We never entered the home without ringing the doorbell and being invited in. When we were invited in, we inspected the broken door in question with the permission of the person who answered the door. We never ever pressured anyone to have a pizza night. It is a standard invitation at an additional cost. Guests are NEVER asked to leave before the 11 am check out. Those whose plans require them to leave earlier often let us know so the house can be prepared for the next group. It was never clear to us who exactly was staying at the house. This is the first and last time we will rent to a group without the person responsible for the rent staying in the house. With the exception of this one group, our guests have been exceedingly pleased with the house, their experience and our very limited interaction with them.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional
Car: necessary

Located one mile from the small town of Holderness.


Rates & Availability

Holderness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning fee of $200.00

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Greater than 60 days from check-in: 50% of total rental fee plus $500 security deposit due with confirmation. Remainder due 1 month prior to check-in date. Less than 60 days from check-in: full amount due with confirmation. Personal checks, bank money orders, cashiers checks and travelers checks accepted.

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.

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