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Upper Suncook Lake: Private 2 Acres W/ Hottub, Internet, Cable

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Trusted Rental on HomeAway for 10+ years

Enjoy two acres of privacy with:

Screened porch, Swim area on property with 40' dock and swim raft,

Two kayaks and rowboat

BBQ and Hottub, Wireless Internet and Cable,

Large firepit surrounded by adirondack chairs

Keurig coffee maker (in addition to drip), iphone compatible docking station, flat screen TV for master bedroom,

10' picnic table, hammock and basketball court

Cape on the Lake sits on beautiful upper Suncook lake with breathtaking view of the lake and forest preserve (The entire western side of Suncook lake is forest preserve). Cape on the Lake offers TWO ACRES of privacy. We are far removed from the crowds, traffic and McMansions on Lake Winnipesaukee.

During the day enjoy Cape on the Lake's private beach area with over 250 feet of waterfront, . Dock and raft are placed in lake by June 1st and removed October 1st.

In the evenings, enjoy the crystal clear skies by the large firepit (permits included along with plenty of seasoned wood).

For insurance reasons, the maximum number of guests permitted is 6.

Watch loons, boats from multiple adirondack chairs overlooking the lake. Fish from the private dock, swim, bring a boat, a jet ski, enjoy the property's kayak, basically anything you would ever want to do on a lake, you can do at Cape On The Lake. Public beach is a short 15 minute walk away through the Suncook Lake forest preserve.

The property is over 2 private acres and if you have children, they will love the freedom to roam and explore. You will love the perennials and natural New Hampshire flora. Deer can be seen on the property in the early morning along with other wildlife. This is 100% grade A New Hampshire.

The house has been completely renovated since it was purchased five years ago. It has 2 bedrooms, renovated kitchen, renovated bath, living room and separate dining area. Kitchen and dining areas have new wide pine floors.

An oversized, screened-in porch, which will accommodate several people for dining. And after that long day of swimming and your big long dinner, jump right into your private hot tub.

100% satisfaction.

Cabin is professionally cleaned after each rental. Trash service provided weekly in addition to week landscaping. The property will be looking its best and always clean.

Manager lives across the street so all problems/questions are addressed immediately.

Keywords: Lake house, screened porch, private, Winnipesaukee, Leaf peeping, skiing, camping, cabin, swimming, golfing

More Details

Mike Kirk
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Mike Kirk

Family of 3 including 13 year old who loves to swim, fish, hike, boat and sit in the hot tub (and now water ski)

Mike Kirk purchased this house in 2005

Why Mike Kirk chose Lakes Region

We love the lake in New Hampshire. Great weather, warm weather and lots of outdoor activities. We wanted our son to experience the outdoors. Suncook Lake is much quieter than Lake Winnipesaukee but has all the benefits without the crowds.

What makes this house unique

The lake! Swimming, watersking, kayaking, fishing and playing on the beach. The property also has acres of grass for soccer, baseball etc...

The size of the property ensures privacy for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful! As advertised. Private, lots of space to run our dogs and for the kids to play.
Jul 2009
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Barnstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For insurance reasons, a rental agreement must be signed.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa Maximum number of guests = 6.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless internet. Cable TV. Private two acre grass lot.


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Upper Suncook Lake: Private 2 Acres W/ Hottub, Internet, Cable
average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful spot, quiet peaceful lake, perfect lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with the two old dogs and all the adult kids coming and going throughout the week. The house was comfy, the spot was perfect, the dock, hammock, hot tub, fire pit, porch and grill combined to make it a heavenly summer vacation! The smells and sounds and sights could not be beat!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Were thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back. Thanks Mike and Shannon
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Lacking basic comforts. Nice views. Drafty. Wasted space. Lawn funiture in living area.

  • 2 of 5

Home Away suggests being at Home while Away. My home does not have musty lawn furniture in the living area. This property lacked many basic comforts of home. The living area had a beat up chair that looked like it was rescued on a dump run and it has no place to put your feet up unless you use a kitchen chair. The other chair is a musty wicker chaise lounge that beats your elbows and has a hard wooden support halfway underneath you.

I must say the king bed was very comfortable and listening to the loons at night is very relaxing. However the rest of the living area was uncomfortable.

The home was creaky which we can deal with but it had many gaps to the outside like around the front door where you could see daylight through the door frame when it was closed.

The bathroom needs to be totally redone. The spigot for the bathroom sink sprays a dozen or so micro streams of water that will spray everywhere when you use it. You must get in the shower to turn it on. The toilet is about to wobble off or fall through the floor.

The kitchen has only 1 pan for cooking, tough if you are cooking inside for a family. Tiny ants on the kitchen counters.

We found the lighting poor with many exposed glaring bulbs.

The fire pit is amazing. A nice large ring with comfy Adirondack chairs with pea stone surrounding the pit. More than enough wood was there when we visited.

The hot tub was also amazing. It sits just off the porch and if you have a cold rainy day like we did, this tub will warm you up at 104 degrees and amazing views.

The dock is also nice and big and will support a boat.

The fishing is also very good.

There is the Suncook Recreation Area not too far across the lake and the noise from the kids can carry fyi.

The property is large with a huge front lawn that is a hill and well maintained. If you consider the lawn, fire pit home and dock I bet it's one of the larger properties around the lake.

The WiFi is unprotected.

To sum up Cape on the Lake, this property has HUGE potential. It needs some very basic upgrades inside the home like comfy chairs that don't look like they were picked up at a yard sale. The T.V. was also nice and big. There is also no a/c and I bet on a hot night those bedrooms could be pretty uncomfortable.

Views are amazing complimented with the sounds of loons.

All in all we were a bit disappointed with this Home Away. It should have had some more basic things that make it feel like a HOME. Would not recommend for a family.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are disappointed and sorry to hear the you did not enjoy your stay. After years of renting we've always prided ourselves on providing a clean and comfortable home. I can assure future renters that none of the furniture was rescued from the town dump, but we will evaluate the furniture too make sure that there is comfortable seating for all, including places to stretch out your feet! The faucet and the credit card size crack around the front door will fixed. We have family across the street ready to address any issues, so if anything occurs, like the toilet becoming loose, we can address right away. We're glad that your found the rest of the property and the bedrooms to your liking. As you point out it is one of the biggest and most private properties on the lake! We did inventory the pots and pans and there seemed to be enough for a family reunion. We will post pictures of all changes on the site so future renters can be assured. Thank you for your comments, good and bad. We've rented the cabin for the last 10 years and have always been thrilled that so many families enjoyed our home (based on the 20+ 5 star reviews) as much as we do. Thanks again, Mike and Shannon
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Cape on the Lake is a true gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

The camp and property were amazing! So many different areas to gather, views of the lake from every spot! We had a wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others! Clean, cozy and charming! We loved it and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope you'll return again. Thanks Mike and Shannon
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Great location, great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, lots of space, comfortable setting. General store about 5 minutes away in case you forget something, but there's a pretty good chance Mike will already have it there for you!

The only bummer was that it had rained for a while before we arrived, so the basketball court was flooded. The firewood dried out by the next day (provided for you, enough for an entire week of nightly bonfires) so that was great. The hot tub was the icing on the cake! Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Serene, private, and truly beautiful. Wonderful amenities, all impeccably maintained--screened in porch, dock, outdoor seating/dining areas, fire pit with wood, hot tub, plenty of open space and fresh air! This home was everything we hoped for in a weekend getaway, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing time at the lake house, perfect for family of 4 (2 young kids, one 4 the other 5.5 months) and a dog. great house, clean, well appointed, amazing views. we will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Forest Preserve (entire west side of lake)
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Free six-hole golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Lake, swimming, privacy, hiking, boating, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, boating.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

For 3-6 nights off season, please email for rate.
When reserving please sign and return attached rental agreement to:
Mike Kirk
300 Andover St
Unit 153
Peabody MA 01960

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.