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GILMANTON VACATION COTTAGE RENTAL WITH 200 FT. WATER FRONTAGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE,

Jean or Marty Martin

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english, french, some Spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Jean or Marty Martin

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english, french, some Spanish
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GILMANTON VACATION COTTAGE RENTAL WITH 200 FT. WATER FRONTAGE ON CRYSTAL LAKE,

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Alton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 5, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom/shower, screen porch, common rm w/full kitchen

Private family friendly cottage on 440 acre Crystal Lake. Fantastic family vacation spot suitable for all types of water sports including Bass fishing, sailing, and water skiing. Beautiful view of the lake and lower Belnap Mt. range. Sandy bottom swim area perfect for young children and deep water raft for diving. 200 ft lake frontage with two docks and boat mooring. Use of a canoe, bike, kayaks or sailboat. Easy access to miles of public trails for hiking and biking with beautiful view of the Lakes Region. Minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee and wonderful restaurants, Loudon Speedway, Weirs beach, Gunstock Mt., water parks, live theater and outlet shopping.

Directions From Boston: Take I-93 North to Concord, New Hampshire.

Take exit 20 and Rt 140 Lakes Region, Laconia and Tilton.

At traffic light go right onto 140, past McDonalds, Burger King, etc.

Continue East on Rt 140 through Belmont and Gilmanton.

Continue East on 140 one and one half miles past Gilmanton Elementary School.

Take left onto Crystal Lake Rd. Stay left at the fork in the road and continue one and one half miles: past the Dam, the Park, Glen Echo Rd., Pine Circle 1 and Pine Circle 2. When you reach the Lake the House and Cottage will be on the left. The second house after the tennis court. A white cape with black/green shutters and a porch on the front. No. 363 on the lamp post and mail box. The drive way is to the right of the house and parking is in the back.

Check in is after 3 PM and check out is before 11 AM.

Close to New Hampshire Speedway: Fifteen miles to New Hampshire Speedway!

Close to Weirs Beach: Thirty minuets to Weirs Beach. Ten minuets to Alton Bay. Nice central location for day trips to Maine coast, Vermont, and New Hampshire Mountains and Lakes.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean or Marty Martin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english, french, some Spanish

About Jean or Marty Martin

This property has been our home away from home and a perfect retreat for the whole family. My parents call it the farm and we have had many families rent for several years of vacations.

Jean or Marty Martin purchased this cottage in 1946

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158514
Alton Lake Winnipesaukee Area
5

Wow . . .

  • 5 of 5
My family and I were very fortunate to have found this "home away from home". The cottage is very comfy, clean and steps away from the lake. We had 6 people and one dog staying in this cottage and we were very comfortable. We had some rain but the cottage welcomed us with the front screened porch where we played cards or games or just spent time laughing and spending time as a family. Waking up to the creek running along side the cottage was so peaceful and relaxing. The lake is so warm & clean, we spent most of our days swimming in it or just standing at the dock in the water. We found fish at the lake, turtles at the damn & frogs at the creek and also the dragon flies were just beautiful. The owners are very kind and very, very welcoming. I recommend this rental to anyone who is looking to just take a deep breath, leave the worries behind and spend time with your family. This is truly a home away from home and words cannot even express what a great time we had. It is best phrased "Home is Where the Heart Is" & this past week, the cottage was my family's home. Don't pass up the opportunity!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158514
Alton Lake Winnipesaukee Area
5

Everything we wanted and more

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a gem in so many ways.

The building is located on the same property as the owners house, but the cottage is very private. It is separated from the main living quarters of the house by a large lilac bush.. The owners are always available but never intrusive. They freely offered their wide variety of boats and answered every question that we had about the surrounding area. They are so friendly and easygoing that it is wonderful fun to hang out with them if you want.

The cottage itself is simple, but completely adequate in every way. The water from the tap tasted very good, and the hot water for showers was plentiful. There is a line out back to hang towels. We brought our own press pot, though there was a drip coffee maker available. There are plenty of plates and cups, and many pots and pans which we found sufficient to our needs, though if your happiness is dependent on specific gourmet cooking gear, you should probably pack some of your own. If you prefer to eat out, all of the entertainments of Lake Winnepesaukee are within a half an hour's drive, and there is a pizza place in town about 10 minutes away.

There is a quiet road that separates the cabin from the waterfront, but the road is not busy, and there is ample visibility for completely safe crossing at all times. We did not find the road to be any impediment to our enjoyment of the cottage or the lake. I really loved taking morning walks along the road, and it is perfect for joggers and bikers.

This is a cottage for people who love the water--swimming and boating. We spent most of our week in or around the water. The swimming is completely fantastic. There are two docks and a float. One of the docks is private to the cottage dwellers, and one is for the main house, but the owners don't mind at all if you use their dock, and they have a fun little trampoline at the end that kids love jumping off from. It is a very short swim out to the float which offers additional jumping and diving fun. The bottom is sandy, and nice on the bottom of bare feet. There are no reeds or muddy areas at all. The mornings are calm and perfect for kayaking or waterskiing, and the afternoons offer just enough breeze for sunfish sailing.

We had a perfectly fun and restful vacation and hope to stay here again in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158514
Alton Lake Winnipesaukee Area
3

Left a bit to be desired

  • 3 of 5
Overall we had an enjoyable, relaxing vacation. The owners accommodated our request for an early arrival, as the previous tenants checked out early. We were a bit surprised to find out it was an owner occupied premises. Although there was some privacy between the rental property and their summer home, unfortunately we could not shake the feeling of being watched during our stay. The waterfront/dock area was also in close proximity. I guess we were just looking for a tad more privacy during our stay.

The cottage overall was nice; it was certainly enough space for 2 people and 1 dog, but 6 people might be tight. We did experience a mouse issue, which the owners quickly resolved and provided us with additional mouse traps.

It was also difficult to tell from the pictures online there is a road between the cottage and the dock – we were under the impression there was grass in front of the cottage, which lead to the water.

The amenities were that of a summer rental – adequate and did the job, but a bit worn. Cleaning supplies were limited and the vacuum could be classified as an antique, but it worked!

I would probably not recommend this property to a friend or relative; we just felt for the money spent, you could probably find something directly on the water with more privacy.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that our cottage did not meet this tenant's expectations. Fully reading the information on our Home Away web site, including previous renters' reviews, as well as looking at the photos would have avoided most of their issues. We wish this young couple success in finding a more secluded, pet friendly, shore front property at a price comparable to ours.
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Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158514
Alton Lake Winnipesaukee Area
4

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5
The cottage and the environment is exactly as described. The cottage owners are wonderful people. During our stay it was wonderful to walk out to the dock with a cup of coffee in the morning and have a sense that we were alone on this Lake. At the end of the dock, the bottom of the lake is clear and smooth...walking into the lake near the immediate shoreline is very rocky, but good once you clear the rocks. Our son enjoyed examining the rocks and looking for lake worms. This is not a crowded tourist destination like larger lakes in the area - thank goodness. The cottages in the area are mostly owner occupied. We loved hearing and seeing a family of Loons just off the shore. The views are beautiful. If you seek a peaceful stay, this is a lovely spot. Our 9 year old loved this Lake. The accommodations are comfortable. If you like to go antiquing, there is a wonderful place nearby, The Four Corners Brick House - worth a trip to browse. Weir's beach is about 30-40 minutes away if you need travel there for arcades and drive-in theater and such. The cottage is situated to the side of and slightly to the rear of the owners' home. So if you have any needs or issues, they are right there.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158514
Alton Lake Winnipesaukee Area
5

A Perfect Week!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a terrific time at this cottage. Our kids (ages one, five and seven) spent days swimming in the beautifully clear, warm lake, jumping off the dock, fishing, catching worms, canoeing, playing in the sandbox, and more. My husband went sailing. I took long walks around the beautiful lake. Our dog could not have been happier. The setting is gorgeous and the lake is a pleasure to swim and boat in. Often on the weekdays we felt like we were the only people on the lake (though weekends were busier). The owners were terrific hosts, giving us plenty of privacy but also always there to offer advice, help, supplies, etc. Most days we spent just back and forth between the cottage and the lake, but we also took three very nice trips to the White Mountains (Franconia Notch State Park is gorgeous!), Weirs Beach (minigolf and arcade for the kids) and Alton Bay (delicious dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee). It was an absolutely perfect family vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure for us to see families enjoy the lake as much as we do.
business
Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158514
Alton Lake Winnipesaukee Area
Washington DC
4

Great place for vacation -

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time - we went for two weeks in August the summer of 2010 - the place is great for water sports, there are not many motor boats on the lake. Apart swimming, kayaking and canoeing we took hikes, the children fished on the pier (and they caught fish too)

The owners, Jean and Marty are knowledgeable and provide great info about places to visit,

For day trips - Portland Maine is not too far away or if you prefer the mountains - White Mountain is great
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Alton
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Laconia
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Dover
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 140
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Alton
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Town Park
Car: recommended

Crystal Lake is a quiet, fresh water all recreation lake 15 min. from Alton Bay at the south end of lake Winnipesaukee or Loudon Speedway. Located in the foot hills of the Belnap Mt range it offers 100's of miles of dirt roads and trails perfect for biking, hiking, and dog walking. Crystal Lake offers great Bass fishing and an upper lake offers fantastic Trout fishing.

The large flat lawn area is fun for ball sports including croquet and badminton.

The cottage is set back and across the road from the lake. It is backed by woods and the parking is close to the cottage and off the road.

This cottage is owner owned and managed and is the only rental on the 2 acre property. It is quiet and private. Our guests have found that the road traffic is not a problem. It is busy on the weekends, but the 25 mph speed limit is enforced.

Other Activities: Crystal Lake is perfect for Bass and Trout fishing. It is stocked, by the State of NH, annually with rainbow trout. The town park is a half mile away and an easy walk or bike ride. The beach has a life guard and there is a play ground and ball field. Hundreds of miles of trails and logging roads are accessible from our property and several easy hikes with wonderful views of lake winnipesaukee and the surrounding Bellnap range are located within 5 miles.

You can enjoy an easy day trip to the White Mountains or the coastal white sandy beaches on the Atlantic ocean. We are a half hour drive from the parks and water slides at Weirs Beach, or the longest zip line in North America at Gunstock, or the oldest resort community in Wolfeboro, or discount designer shopping at the Tilton Mall in tax free NH. We are located 15 miles from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with NASCAR and motorcycle racing events.

Golf: Golf courses are available to the public in Wolfeboro, Laconia, and Belmont.

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Availability & Rates

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Alton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 22 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$950
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes ONE PET POLICY
Your well-behaved pet is welcome here with the following provisions:
Pets must be under their owners' supervision or kenneled at all times. Excessive barking is not permitted. We have a medium or large portable kennel available for use with advanced notice. Please bring your own dog bedding material and towels to dry off wet pets.
Pets are not allowed on the furniture.
No rental is final until a $200.00 deposit is payed and a rental agreement is signed. Final payment is due at the time of arrival.

Amenities

Amenities

Alton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , one army bunk bed, port crib available
  • Fold-down sofa on the porch
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No smoking inside the cottage. Five people maximum. No camp fires or tents. One pet considered. Rental agreement and Pet policy available upon request. Linen rental available. Basic cleaning products provided.

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