HEAR THE LOONS ON SERENE KIMBALL LAKE

Frank or Margaret

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HEAR THE LOONS ON SERENE KIMBALL LAKE

South Chatham Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 10 (max 6 adults, STRICTLY ENFORCED)

Solitude. Spectacular moonrises & sunrises. Loons 6 months of the year. Lake frontage on Lower Kimball, with Upper Kimball Pond just steps away. Hear the brook between these lakes from the large screened porch or deck.

Hike White Mountain trails just behind the cabin. Kayak, canoe, swim, and fish on our remote, quiet lake. Holiday weekends seldom have more than 4-6 boats on the lake. Fly fish the Ellis River, Wild River, Androscoggin, Saco, and ponds and lakes. For the children, StoryLand is only 30 minutes away! Enjoy restaurants, cinemas, summer theater and extensive shopping in over 200 brand name outlets in North Conway, 20 minutes away. In winter, cross country ski or snow shoe on the lakes and nearby trails. Snowmobile rentals are available nearby, with extensive network of trails connecting New Hampshire, Maine and Canada! Downhill ski at Cranmore, Shawnee Peak, Attitash, Wildcat, Black Mountain, Bretton Woods or Sunday River, all within about 1 hour.

MAXIMUM OF 10 GUESTS, MAXIMUM OF 6 ADULTS. No tents, campers/rv's, etc. STRICTLY ENFORCED ! Our insurance, fire codes and septic system cannot handle groups larger than this.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had an awesome time. The view was great and the cabin was perfect. We did a lot of canoeing and fishing! Not to mention the weather wad beautiful. There were so many places right up the road for us to take our dog. I think she had more fun than we did! Just kidding ... :) Thank you for your hospitality and your help with finding things to do.
Jul 2011
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Frank or Margaret

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.2
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Hear the Loons on Serene Kimball Lake
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
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Hear the Loons on Serene Kimball Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161674
+1 603 694-2250
South Chatham White Mountains
4

GREAT SPOT, FELT VERY MUCH AT HOME.

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed the area, very peaceful and quiet. Only "bad" thing was no internet or cable/tv connection. It was Hockey playoffs the week we were there!!!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hear the Loons on Serene Kimball Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161674
+1 603 694-2250
South Chatham White Mountains
5

WONDERFUL VACATION SPOT.

  • 5 of 5
We had an awesome week on Kimball Lake. The house was clean and well stocked. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed being able to kayak and canoe on the lake. Our teens enjoyed fishing in the evenings. They each were able to catch at least one large fish. We were very fascinated by the loons. The hiking in the area was awesome and our son really enjoyed mountain biking. So many things to do, so little time!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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South Chatham White Mountains
Little Compton, RI, USA
5

KUIET ON KIMBALL

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and four of our children stayed in this house over an extended Columbus Day weekend this past October. We found that this house was a very short commute to the Fryeburg Fair, through back roads, and were very pleased with the location. We attended the fair for 2 days, from sun-up till past sun-down and were tired, chilled and exhausted upon our arrival back to Kimball Lake. The house was a perfect resting place for us and I could best describe the house as "cozy, quiet, clean and comfortable." We were very happy to use the wood stove in the family room as we caught up on some old movies. All of us had great night sleeps! The kitchen was well stocked and we definitely saved some money by having a few meals here. Margaret and Frank were very accomodating and although we didn't really have time to enjoy the lake, they had plenty of fun "lake toys" on hand.

Thanks Margaret and Frank. The kids loved the fair and would very much like to return to try the pig scramble! Hopefully, we'll return soon.

Maureen in Rhode Island
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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South Chatham White Mountains
Milford, Ma
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NICE NEW HAMPSHIRE GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
We spent September 10-13, 2009 here and had a fantastic time. The house was clean and well stocked. It didn't phase us in the least that the TV didn't work, we brought plenty of DVD's. The house is very close to the lake which you can clearly see from the screened in porch and deck. We went with another family, in total 4 adults, 3 boys ages 5 and under, and 3 dogs. The guys had a great time fishing on the lake with the kids, we had great walks with the dogs and the boys couldn't get enough of Storyland which was a 25 minute drive away. Frank and Margaret we very pleasant and gave us great ideas of which walks to take the dogs on and other places to see. Overall, we had an excellent weekend and didn't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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JULY 4TH WEEK 2009 STAY

  • 2 of 5
We were disappointed with the location since it is not on the lake, the lake photo was taken from the neighbor's house. Also, there is no TV. They do not have cable or satellite so there is only a very small TV from which DVD's can be seen which was a problem when we wanted to look at the local weather for plans. There really is only 1 bathroom since the second one is in the basement, yet the bedrooms are on the first and second floor. People who stay in the bedrooms on the second floor have no bathroom facilities on that floor. Overall, the place was quiet, but very plain. It worked okay for us since we made this a trip for our dogs. The home is for sale and in need of some updating. There isn't any beach area for children. The lake had decent fishing (bass only) near the island on the south side of the lake. No local supermarkets or good restaurants without traveling at least 20 minutes away. We were disappointed and decided to cut our trip a day short.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is set back about 250 feet from the lake, but the property extends to the water. The claim that the lake photo was take from a neighbor's property is entirely false. Photos of the lake on HomeAway sites were taken from the house, either from the screened porch or the deck, two great locations for lounging and watching loons on the lake. The photo "Pappa Bear" refers to is probably the one on VRBO (labeled "loon on Kimball Pond"), which was taken from my kayak in the middle of the lake.

Everything else in the review is true. The place is QUIET! You can find plenty of shopping and restaurants about 20 minutes way in North Conway, but our cottage is in a serene spot away from all the traffic and hubbub.

Decent fishing? The author of this review caught a 4-pound bass in the lake. Best areas for fishing change according to the date, weather, and time of day. If the fish aren't biting in Lower Kimball Pond, you can try your luck in the Upper Pond. It's literally just steps away, and we provide a canoe on a wheeled trolley for your convenience. Almost always, your "small fry" will have lots of fun catching our small fry right at the water's edge. The little fish like our waterfront, even if "Pappa Bear" didn't.

Our water frontage is not a beach, though it is gradual entry, with enough shallow, sandy bottom for small children to play. In dryer years there's a strip of sand above the water line, but heavy rains this year have raised the water level considerably. I'm always happy to email more photos and details about the waterfront. Just ask!

As stated in the property description, the house has 2 full baths with tub-showers. One is on the main floor and one in the unfinished basement. The house was built in 1973 as a vacation home, so it's just a simple cottage, not a palace. You will find it spotlessly clean, and well stocked with bath towels, beach towels, and everything you might need in the kitchen.

No TV (since the switch to digital). There is a radio; you can get weather updates from the Mt. Washington observatory. Bring DVDs, or just go out on the deck, make a fire in the pit, and gaze at the stars ... we have fabulous night skies.

Funny, every time I talked to this guest during his stay, he told me everything was great & even came to say thanks before leaving. He only became dissatisfied when I charged his security deposit for damages incurred by his dog. I refunded it when he made a fuss, but I guess he just couldn't let it go.
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Point Pleasant, NJ
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PERFECT LOCATION, HOME AND VERY HELPFUL OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
If you want a clean, well maintained home, on a lake near every amenity, you want to come to Frank and Margaret's beautiful home on Kimball Lake. Frank and Margaret thought of everything to make our stay fabulous. 4 Adults, 2 teens, 2 kids, and 2 energetic labs had a great vacation at this house. The dogs may have even had a better time than we did-if that were possible. The pictures and descriptions were accurate. Everything was spic and span. Margaret and Frank helped us find family friendly hikes with spectacular views, secret fishing spots, yummy restaurants, swimming holes and even delicious blueberry picking. Our favorite thing was getting to see a moose on Hurricane Mountain road.
Lots of homey touches and kitchen and bathroom's well stocked. A great plus was the clean sheets and plenty of towels. All we had to bring was ourselves and any food we wanted. If every vacation home owner were this terrific, and every vacation home this perfect hotels would be out of business.
Nearby North Conway is so much fun and there is such an abundance of activities in the White Mountains we ran out of time and the only way to do it all is move here.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Routes 5, 16 & 302
Car: necessary

Hiking begins in the White Mountain trails just behind this home with the Province Pond Trail and the Kearsarge Mountain trail off Hurricane Mountain road. Continue up ME 113 N about 6 miles to the Appalachian Mountain Club Cold River Camp, the Bald Face trails and Evan’s Notch. The hiking areas include Pinkham Notch and the Presidential Range.

Fly fish the Ellis River, Wild River, Androscoggin, Saco and ponds and lakes. Only minutes away in Fryeburg is the beautiful, meandering Saco River, a sandy bottomed delight to canoe/kayak & camp. Numerous canoe rental and shuttles operators provide drop off and pick up services. Or take our canoe across the lake and into Kimball Brook, where moose might be seen around every turn.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling

Golf: Beautiful golf courses nearby in North Conway and Lovell, ME.

Ski: Cross-country ski right from your door, or ski downhill within a 1-hour drive at Cranmore, Shawnee Peak, Attitash, Wildcat, Black Mountain, Loon, Sunday River, Bretton Woods, King Pine and more.

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South Chatham Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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Jun 23 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes All rates subject to change without notice until your reservation is confirmed.
All rates subject to change without notice until your reservation is confirmed.

$200 security deposit required. Rates include bed & bath linens, firewood, propane for gas grill, canoe.
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Amenities

South Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Filtered Water
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ground level (basement)
  • Second bathroom is located in the (unfinished) basement.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , main floor, a/c windoe unit
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upper floor, lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , upper floor, a/c window unit
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , main floor
  • 2 bedrooms on main floor: one with queen bed, one with 2 singles. 2 bedroms on upper floor: one with double bed, one with 2 singles.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Canoe
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
Notes:
Large screened porch and additional dining table. Smoking on deck or screened porch only. Gas grill on deck Main entrance is through basement and up a flight of stairs.
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