FABULOUS LAKESIDE VACATION SPOT WITH SANDY BEACH

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Sue Cloutman

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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FABULOUS LAKESIDE VACATION SPOT WITH SANDY BEACH

Gilmanton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

If you are looking for a crystal clear lake, quiet and private housekeeping cottages and a naturally sandy beach in the heart of the New Hampshire Lakes Region. Look no further… you have found Crystal Acres.

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups

Sue Cloutman

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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

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.

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 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Spot with Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Spot with Sandy Beach
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Worcester, MA
5

Yearly get-away to peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 9/9
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Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Spot with Sandy Beach
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Manchester, CT
5

Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
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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Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Spot with Sandy Beach
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
5

Great vacation spot for all ages

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Spot with Sandy Beach
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Wellington NS Canada
5

Great Bike week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Our first stay at Crystal Acres. Four friends enjoying drinks, barbecues, campfires, singing and great times on Bike Week 2011.

The rides to Weirs Beach were beautiful, the weather was perfect. What wonderful memories we are taking home.

Sue and Art, thanks for putting up with our music and loud pipes. You have a wonderful spot here. Thanks so much. We hope to come back again.

Tina Nova Scotia
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Great people. Lots of fun! We look forward to seeing them again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Fabulous Lakeside Vacation Spot with Sandy Beach
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Gilmanton Lakes Region
Newfane Vermont
5

Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
We just spent the most fantastic family vacation at Crystal Acres. We have 2 children, Patrick 9 1/2 and Ainsley 4 3/4, and everything about staying at Crystal Lake was absolutely as described . The lake is so beautiful and clear. The beach front is spectacular- the sand is perfect and the gentle slope is perfect for all ages. Playing on the docks was so much fun. Art and Sue are so very freindly and helpful. The hiking in the area is great and you're just close enough to pop over to Alton Bay and Weirs Beach (both on Weinipisaukee) for that summer vacation stuff- Mini golf, creamies, penny arcades, boat rentals ect.) We are already looking forward to next summer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
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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

Gilmanton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 13 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,225
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 11 2014
$165
$925
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning $65.00
Pet Fee $150.00
$250 refundable security charge due with rental agreement.
Total rent including tax and cleaning due 14 days before arrival.
$30 for each person over allowed cottage limit day or night. Check with manager.
$65 cleaning fee
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes There is a refundable $250 security deposit required with the signing of the rental agreement.
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Amenities

Gilmanton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer and dryer
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • churches
  • synagogues
  • live theater
  • library
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • fishing
  • hunting big game
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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