PET FRIENDLY, FAMILY, LAKESIDE VACATION

Sue Cloutman

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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PET FRIENDLY, FAMILY, LAKESIDE VACATION

Gilmanton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Crystal Acres has 3 private housekeeping cottages, an extremely clean lake and a naturally sandy beach in the heart of the New Hampshire Lakes Region.

Crystal Acres offers 200’ of beach with a gorgeous view of the Belknap Mountain range – it’s the best beach on the lake! Really! There are lots of activities including great swimming from our three piers and swimming raft, fishing and boating. We have a paddleboat, rowboats, kayaks and canoes for your use and we even have a kayak for the kids!

Crystal Acres provides easy access to everything you need. For Laconia Bike Week fans, we’re right between Weir’s Beach and the Loudon Speedway. For sightseers, all the attractions in the White Mountains are at your fingertips. Got kids and it’s raining? Try Funspot, the largest arcade in the country is 30 minutes away. Shopaholic? Tanger Outlet is only 25 minutes down the road. But most of all, at Crystal Acres you can just stay put, swim, play and relax.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
Sue Cloutman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Sue Cloutman

I am 4th generation on this property. My husband and I have been managing the rental cottages, which were built in the early 1900's, since my parents gave up management in the 1970's. I love watching people enjoy the lake, boats and surroundings as much as I have all my life. My husband and I are fortunate to have retired here in 2002.

Sue Cloutman purchased this cottage in 1898

Why Sue Cloutman chose Gilmanton

This is a very unique spot with lots of history and of stories which, given a chance (watch out!) my husband will tell you in great detail as you sit on the peir dangling your feet enjoying the sun. It has the best view on the lake of the Belknap Range and the lake itself. The drop off is gradual and therefore wonderful for kids (of all ages!) My grandkids spend hours playing in the water and/or the beach and have made many friends through our guests. I made life long friends from people I met here when I was a child as have my now adult girls. It's rewarding to see parents who came here as children now returning with their children and in some cases their grandchildren. Crystal Acres has a genuine 'family' atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

Crystal Acres has all the benefits of a resort vacation without the big resort. Parents often tell us it's the most relaxing vacation they've ever had because there is so much for the kids to do without having to leave the place and yet they don't have to worry about where they are because it's not that big! There's always shuffleboard, games to make up or set up (croquet, bocci, whatever!) on the lawns, the beach which provides hours of 'lots to do' fun and then there's the water! You do have to pay close attention there but chances are you'll be in the lake with them! Families all love the boats too and we provide the life preservers. In the evening, bring your fishing rod or make s'mores by the fire pit. You'll marvel at the stars you can see over the water. Such a wonderfully relaxing piece of heaven!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Pet Friendly, Family, Lakeside Vacation
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Pet Friendly, Family, Lakeside Vacation
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Worcester, MA
5

Yearly get-away to peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5
We found Crystal Acres on the Internet after our usual vacation place had been sold. We were really lucky to find such a nice place! This will be our 6th year at Crystal Acres and we enjoy our time there.

The Villa, at Crystal Acres, on Crystal Lake, in Gilmanton, New Hampshire..A comfortable home, away from home....a cottage, nestled in, under the trees, with comfortable beds, a fireplace for those chilly nights..OR just for atmosphere, a washer/dryer which could be VERY helpful for a family with children, and a host family that's SO friendly, and accommodating.

There's plenty of places to soak up the sun....either on the beautiful lawns, or on one of several docks, down at the water's edge. The water, cold and invigorating, is just a short walk, from the cottage, itself and there's a canoe and a paddle boat, for guests' enjoyment, at no extra charge. Close to the Lake Winnepesaukee area, with it's famous restaurants and quaint gift and antique shops, this home, away from home, is a MUST, for any family looking for a way to relax and enjoy a very unique and memorable vacation that takes them away from the hustle, bustle of city life.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kathy and her friends are regulars and always start our season in June with fun and great company.
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Princeton, NJ, USA
5

Wonderful place for a relaxing and fun family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We loved our vacation at Crystal Acres! We found the cottage to be exactly as described. It was comfortable and very well equipped and maintained. All five of us, and our dog, had a great time. It was just steps from the cottage to a beautiful sandy beach. We had lots of fun swimming and kayaking, relaxing in the sun, and also just taking in the amazingly beautiful views of Crystal Lake. Sue and Art were very friendly and helpful. We just came back home, but are already looking forward to returning to Crystal Acres!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pet Friendly, Family, Lakeside Vacation
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
5

Perfect lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a wonderful week with family and friends at Crystal Acres. The atmosphere is homey and totally relaxing, and the beautiful sand beach and truly crystal water are just steps from the cabins. We stayed in the Villa which is well-equipped, clean and just as described. There was ample space for four adults and two small children. The kind hosts are on site and available and responsive to any need. Besides swimming, we enjoyed biking and running in the area, with a few outings for mini-golf and to the nearby Shaker Village. On top of all that, the loon calls in the evening - we hope to return and would certainly recommend this special place.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks had been here a few years back and we were so happy to see them come back. Friendly, considerate and just easy and fun to have around. I certainly would welcome them back anytime.
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
5

Beautiful Sandy Beach!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Villa at Crystal Acres from 6/28-7/5. What a place!! One of the most relaxing vacations we've had.

Crystal Acres is set on the most beautiful stretch of sandy beach, with a gradual entry. This was perfect for me and my two young girls, ages 4 & 6. The water was clean and clear. There were plenty of toys for the girls on the beach, along with a kayaks and canoes for adults.

The owners, Sue and Art, along with their family were wonderful. Kind, attentive to our needs, and great people to chat with. My girls really loved playing with their grandchildren on the beach!

The cottage had everything we needed for the week. It was basic, but clean. The kitchen was well-stocked. I especially loved the washer and dryer in this unit.

We will definitely be returning next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved these people! They were so much fun and considerate and their girls are adorable. As she said her girls had fun with my grandkids especially the 5 year old. She had her sister visit with her girls, just as much fun, and her Mom is someone I'd like to get to know better! We will welcome them back. Perfect renters.
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Manchester, CT
5

Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5
All the lakeside fun of an iconic New England "camp" or cottage. Owners Sue and Art nearby to immediately attend to any need. We two and our daughter and husband and 2 children found the accommodations, beach & boats, and points of interest delightful. A good time had by all.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, Susan and his family were so much fun to have here. We only wished their daughter, hubby and grandkids could have stayed longer. We hope to see them again soon.
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
5

Great vacation spot for all ages

  • 5 of 5
My family has stayed at Crystal Acres every summer for years and years. The beachfront is perfect for young kids--shallow, sandy water--and for older kids--a raft, and a variety of fun boats. We love the shuffle board too. The cabins are great with lovely porches. We've spent many a night playing cards and telling stories. Crystal Acres is close enough for day trips to local water parks or day hikes or movies, but mostly we love to stay on site and relax. Sue and Art are friendly and welcoming. Truly a lovely vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 140
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Laconia
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Alton
Car: necessary

Crystal Lake is ideal for swimming, fishing, boating or just playing in the sand on our 200 feet of beach front. Included is free firewood for the outdoor fire pit or indoor fireplaces, use of a rowboat, canoe, paddle boat, shuffleboard, 3 piers and a raft. We are only 15 minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee and 30-35 minutes from wonderful restaurants, Loudon Speedway, Weirs Beach, movie theaters, hiking, golfing, arcades, water slides and outlet shopping. Wireless Internet. Pets welcome @ $150.

Other Activities: One of the longest zip line in the US is only 30 minutes away at Gunstock Mountain Resort. Check it out at www.gunstock.com

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Availability & Rates

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Gilmanton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable Security Dep. $250
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes There is a refundable $250 security deposit required with the signing of the rental agreement.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gilmanton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Rural ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • We also offer a basket with guest sized shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and body lotion.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twins will be converted to King on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 2 twins can be made into a King on request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Yard
  • Porch Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • synagogues
  • playground
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Canoes, rowboats, paddle boat, shuffleboard, kayaks, sandy beach, piers and raft in season. Screened porches, fireplaces, picnic tables, gas grill, outdoor fire pit. Pets welcome @ $150 extra for each.
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