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Charming Lake home- near Santa's Village & Mountain View Grand- use of 3 kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,590 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 8

Fantastic place for a family get away or weekend with friends on Mirror Lake in the White Mountains. This 3 bedroom home boasts a large kitchen, separate dining room, inviting living room, game room, 1 & 1/2 bathrooms, screened-in porch, game room and farmer's porch. It is conveniently located on a main road, nestled between the two lovely town centers of Lancaster and Whitefield.

It is a great place to visit throughout every season. Go hiking or picnic at nearby Weeks Forest in the fall and enjoy the colors of the gorgeous New Hampshire leaves. In the winter, go skiing, snowboarding, or snow mobiling at one of the nearby ski resorts, visit Santa at Santa's Village, or simply snuggle up by the living room fireplace. In the spring, enjoy the tranquility of the lake, relax by an evening fire by the properties' fire pit or read your favorite book while relaxing in the hammock. In the summer, enjoy swimming, kayaking, or fishing on Mirror Lake, visit a local farmer's market, or maybe catch a show at the Weathervane Theatre located located less than a mile from the home.

The home shares 2.65 acres of land with friendly neighbors on Mirror Lake. The shared land includes a dock, picnic area, firepit, and adirondack chairs overlooking the lake. 3 single person kayaks, tubes, rafts, life jackets and lawn games are readily available for guest use. The home is situated close to the road and it is about a minute walk down an incline to the water's edge. The house has great lake access. The best lake views are from the adirondack chairs located next the fire pit. The screened-in porch, bedroom #1, and upstairs bathroom also offer lake views (see picture # 15 for view).

All three bedrooms and the full bathroom are located on the second story. All of the bedrooms have updated and high quality linens. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed and an adjoining bathroom. It also has a T.V./DVD/VCR player. DVDS/VHS tapes available for use (mostly children's DVDS). The recently renovated bathroom has a separate clawfoot tub and stand-up shower. Bedroom 2 has a full sized bed as well as a twin bed. Bedroom 3 has twin bunk beds as well as a separate twin bed (with toy drawers below the bed). The 1/2 bathroom houses the washer & dryer. It is located on the first floor and is off of the expansive kitchen.

The living room has a great conversation area as well as a fireplace, rocking chair, T.V. (streaming T.V. includes Netflix, Hulu, an app that streams the major networks-not NH affiliates, as well as cable channels like ESPN, Bravo, TNT, U.S.A. etc... Pandora, additional internet channels, & games.)

The game room includes a video arcade game (includes Frogger, Ms. Pacman, & Donkey Kong) as well as a 10 in 1 game table (includes foosball, air hockey, pool, ping pong etc..). The charming dining room includes a beautiful table, antique rug, a rustic chandelier, and 5 matching chairs (additional chairs maybe found throughout the house). The private screened-in porch includes a conversation area with 4 red adirondack chairs and dining table & chairs. The screened-in porch makes a perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine while enjoying the view. (As the weather gets colder, we recommend grabbing a blanket from the living room and curling up with your morning coffee)

This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly home. It is a picturesque place to make new memories with your family and friends.

*If you are looking for a summer weekend rental or a smaller place in the same location, we have the place for you! We recently acquired and renovated a one bedroom unit on the same lakefront property with a great lake view from the expansive screened-in porch. VRBO # 1111528

Quirks of MirrorLake House to be aware of:

The full bathroom is upstairs and off of bedroom #1.

The house was built in 1837. The interior stairs are steep (picture #7 shows the steepness of the interior stairs).

The house is on a main road. While traffic patterns vary, you will likely notice road noise while you are staying at the home.

Check in time: 4PM

Check Out time: 10:00AM

***Check in and Check out time could be flexible with advanced arrangements. Please inquire with the owner.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is the map on VRBO accurate?

answer: Not entirely. The house is on the same side of the road as the lake and Mirror Lake is closer to the house than it appears on the map. It is less than a minute walk from the house to the edge of the water. Mirror Lake is a fresh water lake in the White Mountains. Please note that while we are on the lake, we are also on a main road and you will likely hear road noise while staying at the house.

2. Can we swim, kayak, or fish in the lake?

answer: yes, yes, & yes!

3. Is the house lake front?

answer: The house is on lake front property. The walk to the lake is pictured in the photos and depending on your walking pace takes less than a minute. While there is easy access to the lake, the lake view from the house is hindered a little by trees(picture #15 shows the view).

4. What do you mean by shared property?

answer: Our single family house is part of the Lakeside Condominium Association. It sits on 2.65 acres which is shared with 9 smaller cabins. There is land in back (Hammock area) and to the side of the house that only we tend to use. It is the best of both worlds. You have total privacy in the house and immediate area around the house and you often meet some great people (or have playmates for children) when you want to be more social.

5. With other cabins on the property, will we have privacy?

Absolutely, the house has space around it that provides privacy.

7. Are there other children on the property?

Usually there are other children there. Our children enjoy playing in the water with the other children, making smores by the bonfire, or playing a game of kickball.

8. During ski/snowmobiling season, who is responsible for snow removal?

We have someone who plows the driveway if there is more than a few inches of snow. We have shovels and salt available to clear paths. It is the responsibility of guests to remove snow & ice from pathways.

9. Is there a place to store winter gear?

Yes, guests may store their gear in the unfinished addition.

10. Is there a coffee maker? Yes there is a traditional 12 cup coffee maker. We try to keep coffee filters in stock and we recommend that you bring your favorite coffee with you. There are also several local businesses nearby where you can grab a coffee.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Heather

I grew up in a small MA town that bordered New Hampshire. There were no stores or restaurants within walking or even biking distance from my home. There was however, a piggery behind my house and a farm at the top of my street and around the corner. I spent much of my childhood playing outside and exploring the woods. I went to college in Boston and fell in love with the city (& my husband)! After finishing school and living in Hawaii for a few years, we returned back to the city where we met. We live in Boston with our two daughters and our dog, Bruno. We both teach within Boston Public Schools. We enjoy spending time with our girls, traveling, kayaking, jogging, enthusiastically cheering on our New England sports teams, and getting away to the lake whenever possible.

Heather purchased this house in 2015

Why Heather chose Whitefield

We love this house! We love the age of it, the charm, the quirks, our neighbors, the land, making smores by the fire, and the lake access. Traveling to MirrorLake House takes less than 3 hours from our home in Boston and it is really close to hiking and lots of fun attractions like Santa's Village.

What makes this house unique

We have a private setting and there are wonderful, friendly neighbors nearby. It is ideal, we get our quiet time and there are often playmates ready to explore the lake with our girls. If you are traveling with extended family or friends, we also have a smaller unit (one bedroom with living room, kitchen, bathroom, and screened-in porch) available to rent. It is a minute walk across the property.


Whitefield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1590 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If traveling with a dog. Please keep the dog leashed while on the shared property and clean- up after your pet.
  • No snowmobiling on the property.
  • Be courteous. Do not drive on the grass.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , step up to toilet, washer and dryer located in this bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd floor, attached to bedroom #1. Separate shower/tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , sleeps 3 easily
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious, small T.V. for DVD/VHS player in the room
  • All of the bedrooms are located on the second floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Lake home- near Santa's Village & Mountain View Grand- use of 3 kayaks
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Best. Vacation. Spot. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row our family has stayed at Mirror Lake House. We absolutely love it. It feels Like another home for us now. There is so much to do in the area, from amusement parks for the whole family, to hiking adventures, to breweries and fun spots for the adults. Our dog loooooves it too. She hikes and swims in the lake and even goes kayaking with us. We already can’t wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy, you and your family are the best!!!!!! We love learning about your adventures in NH. Thank you for being great and for your kind review.
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Loved Picturesque Mirror Lake

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the mirror lake house. Having 3 kayaks, tubes and the community canoe included with rental made for a great time at the lake. Loved the loon and eagle who shared the spot with us. When not at the lake we were enjoying the screened porch. There was plenty of room for a large group and house was well stocked. Some traffic noise during the day but quiet at night. Heather was very responsive to our requests. Will return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the lake and porch. We would be happy to have your return again.
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Best summer get away this year

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our Daughter, her husband and our grand children had a wonderful time, and stay at Heather's house at mirror lake. It was one of the most relaxing and fun time we've had in a long time. We especially enjoyed canoeing and kayaking in the lake., especially in the early morning,. One can hear the Coyote howling in the distance, and the early morning peace and serenity of the place. We had fun as well fishing and playing in the clean , unspoiled clean land clear lake.

Heather was a very kind, and gracious host, willing to help make our stay enjoyable, and comfortable .We definitely would love to visit and stay there again.lovely and beautiful place overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John we would love to have you and your family visit us again! I love kayaking on the lake too. It is fun to see the eagles and listen to the loons. Thank you for this lovely review and your wonderful message in our guest book- both made me smile, Thank you.
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Really nice place. Very comfortable and clean. Heather was great and always answered any questions we had prior to our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy. Your were wonderful guests.
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Another great stay at MirrorLake House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row staying at MirrorLake House for our annual trip north to Santa's Village to kick off the Christmas season and it was another absolutely perfect stay! Can't say enough about this fabulous house! Heather is such a pleasure to work with, and her and her family make sure you have everything you need to have a comfortable stay. They literally have everything you could need or want and then some - including the new addition - an incredible arcade game system!! I've never seen anything like it! We (adult children) played for hours - was a blast! This house is so clean, comfortable and inviting - you truly feel like you are in your own home. There were even lots of new things since our last trip - brand new washer and dryer and new shower. They take pride in this great house and it shows. The lake it is on is beautiful and so peaceful. Some day hoping to get up there during the summer to enjoy the lake in warmer weather! Location is great - about 15 minutes to Santa's Village. We ventured to Liitleton this trip too (maybe 20 mins away) which is a great little New England town and I highly recommend a visit there too! Oh and don't miss Santas Village at Christmas - it's magical and really puts you in the Christmas mood! So very happy that this fabulous house has become a holiday tradition for our family!!! Stay here - you will love it too! Thank you again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becky! We are happy to have you and your family stay at our place any time.
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Great vintage place with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

My kids loved the games room! We had a lovely time. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily. We would love to have you back!
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Nearest Airport
117 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Inn at Whitefield
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Grand Mountain View Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Grandma's Kitchen
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cannon Mountain & Bretton Woods Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Forest Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Mirror Lake a peaceful and fun location within the White Mountains. Kayaking, swimming, and fishing are steps away from your door. Fantastic hiking and views at Weeks State Forest just 4 miles away (pet friendly). Go golfing, have a nice dinner, or just enjoy the views at the Mountain Grand View Resort less than a mile away. Both Santa's Village and Fort Jefferson Fun Park are within 15 minutes of the home. Clarke's Trading Posting and Whalestale Water Park are approximately 40 minutes away while Storyland is about an hour away. The Weathervane Theatre is nearby and in addition to having regular summer performances, they also have a great children's theatre camp in July & August. The Rialto Theatre, located a few miles down the road in Lancaster, has family movies every Tuesday morning, new releases, live plays, and movie festivals. The local libraries are fantastic. The Whitefield library is a few miles away- small but cute. The Lancaster library is located next to the farmers market and it has a fabulous children's room. Whitefield has free weekly movies in the during the summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
cleaning $120 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until first payment is received. WE are a licensed NH vacation rental. We will refund the deposit if you cancel 30 days or more in advance. The refund will be your deposit minus NH tax and the HomeAway processing fee. Check-in time is 4PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Damage deposits are processed 7 days after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.