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Sun Filled Secluded Island Retreat on Lake Winnipesaukee

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath with loft sleeping and bunkhouse

Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life on the mainland behind and retreat to this beautiful, peaceful home located on Mink Island. It's just a short 10 minute 3 mile boat ride from the mainland to paradise! We are looking for renters who will appreciate the beauty of our property and take care of our home as they would their own.

The property boasts a large, level, grassy front yard which is great for playing lawn games, a large picnic table, an inviting hammock , a fire pit and a sandy beach with shallow water entry. The gradual slope into the water is perfect for an easy swim or kayak out to the swim raft where you can enjoy your book, beverage and snack. A no wake zone allows for a safe, quiet, worry free area perfect for kids of all ages. The private 40’ dock will accommodate 2 boats up to 30’ and has steps leading into the water.

The large deck has a gas BBQ grill and a screened in gazebo great for dinner or an evening card game around the high top. Enter the house through the screened porch where you can sit and listen to the loons in the evening and enjoy family dinner time and games. Enjoy an open concept living room and kitchen with its vaulted ceiling. Overlooking the living room is a large loft with 2 twin beds and below the loft are 2 bedrooms. The master has a king size bed while the second bedroom has a bunkbed, and twin captains bed, both with large closet space. There is a full bath plus an enclosed outside shower on the deck. The kitchen with island is well equipped with everything you will need to prepare and serve your favorite cuisine. Appliances include a full size refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric range and coffee maker. Water supply is filtered directly from the lake but there is a 5 gallon water cooler for your drinking water. The living room has comfortable seating with 2 couches and a chair with ottoman. There is also a flatscreen TV with satellite and a combination DVD/VCR.

Just behind the main house is a bunkhouse with additional sleeping, half bath with washer/dryer and an additional full size refrigerator. There are 2 kayaks available for your use as well as lawn games, books, puzzles and movies. What a wonderful way to spend your vacation!

*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NON-BRIDGED ISLAND PROPERTY WHICH IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT. Bring your own or see the links on this listing for nearby marina's with boat rentals. Our home marina is Shep Brown's Boat Basin who has graciously offered our renters a discount on any boat rentals. Please ask for the owner, Bill Littlefield Jr, and tell him you are renting the Martin's house on Mink Island to receive the discount.

More Details

Owner
Jeffrey and Patricia Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Jeffrey and Patricia Martin

We are a family living in Gloucester Massachusetts who loves vacationing on the Islands of Lake Winnipesaukee and decided to purchase our own Island property. Since we can't be there all of the time, we have decided to share our little piece of paradise with others who would like to experience the tranquility of island life on the lake.

Jeffrey and Patricia Martin purchased this house in 2014

Why Jeffrey and Patricia Martin chose Lake Winnipesaukee

We fell in love with this home as soon as we saw it! It has a retreat-like feel that we hope you will find as peaceful and rejuvenating as we have. Listening to the loons at night will serenade you to sleep. Enjoy time on the swim raft that is within yards of the loon nesting area where you will see them feeding and frolicking with their families. Bald eagles nest on the island adjacent to ours and provide a daily opportunity to catch a glimpse of these beautiful birds. Being in a no wake zone makes for perfect swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding without boat traffic and waves.

What makes this house unique

A favorite amenity is the large screened in porch. it is so beautiful but especially early morning with your first cup of coffee as the day awakens or late at night with a cocktail in hand listening to the lake fall asleep.

Amenities

Gilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , in bunkhouse
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Bath towels provided. Guests must bring own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bunkhouse
  • Bed linens provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Wonderful place and perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place so much. It's tucked into a little cove out of the way but has easy access to the center of the lake. Access to the cove is a bit tight for most of the fun-seeking boats which means no wakes and not a lot of boat traffic near the house. A wonderful place to relax or to use as a home base.

The house was quaint but very well maintained and has pretty much a full set of kitchen supplies. We didn't use the gazebo because the screened in porch was so great. We spent most of our evening and early morning times on the porch, which faces out toward the cove.

Plenty of local animal life too. The Herons right there and the eagles can be seen flying around on occasion. Our kids loved the baby ducks swimming around and visiting the house. Kind of like a dream.

The new bunk house was very nice for one set of adults and has its own bed, sink, toilet, fridge(!) and also has the washer and dryer. It's disconnected from the main house so it's very quiet. The washer had a leak and within a couple of hours the owner was out fixing it. Jeff was a very nice host and just the nicest guy. He explained all about the house, island, and lake. He's very concerned that his renters enjoy the place. Just fantastic.

After a week at the house, we felt right at home and didn't want to leave. But, real-life was a bit more tolerable after relaxing and hanging out with our families in this lovely house. I envy all that will come after us.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet lake house retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation here. It was very quiet and peaceful. We were worried that we would run out of things to do but with the beach, the yard, the kayaks and so much more we didn't get to do everything we wanted. It is a perfect lake house that has everything you would need to feel right at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We love this property! It was our 2nd year renting this property and we would go back again. The house has everything you need and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it and would definitely go back!!

  • 5 of 5

16 Mink Island is a story book setting. It is a Golden Pond feeling. It is so relaxing with all the amenities one could ask for!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mink Island.....our favorite vacation spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down, we love to vacation here!!! This is our second summer renting this cottage on Mink Island! My husband spent his summers growing up on Mink Island and by far feels this is the best spot on the lake. We love to play wiffle ball in the front yard and watch the ducks swim under the dock! We love to kayak around the cove and island. The water is always calm in the channel between Mark and Mink Island. We enjoy water skiing, tubing and boat rides to the Wolfboro dock! We love to grill and watch the beautiful sunsets. The cottage works perfect for our family. It is very clean and comfortable. We can even grab a Red Sox game on the tv in the evening, play cards, or roast marshmallows in the firepit! We would recommend the Martin's cottage for families looking for some quality time in the most beautiful setting on the lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best spot on the whole lake...maybe the world.

  • 5 of 5

Just incredible. What a spot for a relaxing family friendly vacation. Waded into the warm waters everyday from the private beach. Played volleyball in the spacious yard. Cooked every meal in the well stocked kitchen. Ate meals on the big picnic table. Played games and read in the screened in porch. Showered in the outdoor shower! Slept comfortably in the cozy beds.

It was the best family vacation that we've ever shared. I wish we never had to leave...

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located on the lake with easy access to family amusements, great restaurants and shopping which can be reached by boat. Tie up at town docks and marinas at various locations around the lake.

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Rates & Availability

Gilford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rental
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Use of fireworks is strictly prohibited!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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