WATERFRONT!! PRIVATE DOCK & BEACH - AMAZING SUNSETS - SKI GUNSTOCK!!

Kevin Stepanick

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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WATERFRONT!! PRIVATE DOCK & BEACH - AMAZING SUNSETS - SKI GUNSTOCK!!

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 - 8 people

Gather with friends or family at our charming, 3-bedroom, lakefront home on Locke Lake. Cathedral ceilings, pine-clad walls and a wood-burning, brick fireplace give this open-concept, saltbox-style home a roomy but cozy, log cabin feel for that hard-earned family vacation or romantic retreat. Don't want to miss the big game? Light the fireplace, cuddle up on the luxurious leather sectional sofa, and enjoy your favorite sporting event or movie on the wall-mounted 46” flat panel TV. SW exposure provides plenty of sunshine for our private sandy beach, oversized deck and living/dining area. Bring your boat along for some water skiing, tubing or fishing, and moor it to our private dock for the duration of your stay. Shoot some hoops, or make s'mores while relaxing around our lakeside firepit!! Winter sports your thing? We have miles of snowmobile or x-country skiing trails nearby, or you can venture to one of the local mountain resorts for some downhill skiing/sledding.

Locke Lake Colony: Our private lake community boasts several on-site amenities, available to both owners and guests alike. Included are two(2) outdoor community swimming pools w/ on-duty lifeguards(summer months only), five(5) public beaches w' playground equipment for kids, boat launch facilities, tennis courts and a 6-hole golf course.

Local and Surrounding Area: We want your stay with us to be fun-filled and full of lasting memories. For more information concerning the surrounding area and all it has to offer, you can cut and paste the following locations into your web browser:

Mount Washington Cruises on Lake Winnepesaukee;

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH;

Weir’s Beach, Lake Winnepesaukee;

Gunstock Mountain Resort;

Tilton Factory Outlets;

Day trips to White Mountains;

New Hampshire’s Internet Magazine;

Town of Barnstead, NH;

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Our commitment to you...: You’ll see that we work hard to provide clean and comfortable accommodations, with everything you need for a wonderful stay. I think you’ll be able to tell that we are active owners who take pride in sharing our vacation home with others. We stay at our vacation home several times a year, and are constantly upgrading and updating it for the enjoyment of our guests.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We recently rented this house for a girls trip from California. Kevin was absolutely amazing, he responded to our inquiries right away and made himself available for any and all questions. When we arrived at the house, we were blown away. The house itself was gorgeous, it was imaculate and so well stocked with everything we could possibly need. The view was a whole other story, just breathtaking!! We also dealt with April and she was incredible as well, she was so quick to get back to us if we had questions. We would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful escape, they definitely know how to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We can't wait to come back!!
Oct 2013
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Kevin Stepanick

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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.

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WATERFRONT!! PRIVATE DOCK & BEACH - AMAZING SUNSETS - SKI GUNSTOCK!!
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Barnstead Lakes Region
Western mass.
5

ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND

  • 5 of 5
This property is everything it is advertised to be and then some. The owner is responsive, cooperative and conscientious. The property manager is the best I have encountered. Clean and spacious, perfect location, quiet and relaxing. Grandkids loved it as did us older folk.
Thankyou Kevin (owner) and April (mgr). Definitely an A+ !
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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WATERFRONT!! PRIVATE DOCK & BEACH - AMAZING SUNSETS - SKI GUNSTOCK!!
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Barnstead Lakes Region
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the house for February vacation. It was just as terrific as we hoped it would be. Despite lots of snow in the week before our arrival, the driveway was plowed, the walkway clear. Over a foot of snow on our second day was plowed that night so that we could be out early and on the ski slopes at Gunstock.

The house is clean and comfortable. Our kids felt right at home. The fireplace is terrific and there is a huge woodpile to keep you warm. April, the agent, was very helpful, and Kevin, the owner, was very accommodating when we asked if we could extend our stay.

We've rented houses before, and this was one of the best experiences we've ever had. We definitely hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Barnstead Lakes Region
Bedford
5

LAKE HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home for 1 week in September and had a great time. The owner made the rental process very easy, the home was exactly as advertised and it had all the conveniences that we needed to make it a truly special vacation. Clean, comfortable and perfect from our point of view. It was situated perfectly to enjoy the lake, the view and the relaxing atmosphere. All appliances, wireless technology and especially the wood fireplace worked exactly as they should without any problems. The deck outside the living room gave us a wonderful place to enjoy the lake, eat outdoors without any extra work, take in the sunset and the night sky. The dock location and lake access allowed us to put in our kayak with no problems or work. We are already planning our next respite at this lakeside gem. I would recommend this home rental to our friends in a flash.
Rich
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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WATERFRONT!! PRIVATE DOCK & BEACH - AMAZING SUNSETS - SKI GUNSTOCK!!
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+1 978-979-0919
Barnstead Lakes Region
Massachusetts
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY VACATION HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Locke Lake Escape for two weeks in August 2013 and we had a truly great vacation! In addition to Kevin & Lisa being quick to respond with all questions throughout the rental process, their correspondence and the Rental Agreement is all very professional and well written. The home and the property were perfect for our family for several reasons. Just to name a few...
- The home was tidy, tastefully decorated and comfortable.
- You can't beat the view and their location on the lake. (note, we kayaked the entire lake and we can honestly say that this property is one of only a couple properties that has a sandy (slightly rocky) entrance to the water.
- Their private beach, dock and landscaped yard are awesome, but even better, there is a newly built swim float, complete with a slide and diving board!
- We have a toddler and it was a relief that the house was well child-proofed.
- The three AC units located in each of the bedrooms easily cooled the entire house down on a few hot, humid days.
- The kitchen isn't glamorous, but it has the kitchen basics and it's fully functional. (if you're a chef or an avid cook, you may want to bring a few things from home)
- There are clean and well labeled recycling bins, which was so nice to find.
- The fire pit was a family favorite for us and it's not just some store bought fire pit - it's a well built stone fire pit that Kevin & Lisa's adirondack chairs fit around perfectly!
- The property manager (April) is very friendly, helpful and responsive to any questions or concerns.
- The house has lots of games, movies, books & local reading materials, but we found ourselves outside sitting on the beach or in the yard enjoying the sights.
Side note - the huge blueberry farm across the street is worth stopping at, as is the fruit/vegetable stand down the road (April can point you in their direction). Also, we went horseback riding at High Meadows Farms in Wolfeboro (30 minutes away) and even if you're not interested in riding, it's worth stopping by, as it's beyond beautiful and well worth the trip.

We would absolutely recommend this home to family, friends and potential renters! This is a hidden gem amongst a bunch of modest homes and it's worth every penny.

Thank you Kevin & Lisa (April too)! We are already looking forward to our stay at the Locke Lake Escape next year!!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Barnstead Lakes Region
5

BEAUTIFUL, IMMACULATE HOME

  • 5 of 5
We’ve stayed at this house for a week almost every summer for that past three years—it is amazing. It is perfect for anyone with children and offers lots of activities to keep kids busy all day.

The house is ideally located so it is not too far from Boston, but it feels like you are hours away when you there. It is also a short drive to Laconia, for visits to Weirs Beach, Funspot, and Kellerhaus in case it rains; otherwise, you won’t ever need to leave. I much prefer this lake over some of the bigger lakes for its peace and tranquility.

The house itself is nothing short of perfect. There is lots of indoor and outdoor space. The kitchen has everything you need to cook for large or small groups. The eating area is incredibly spacious and accommodates the entire family. The house is so beautiful that you are just as happy to stay indoors when it rains. The house is immaculate and perfectly decorated.

This lake is great for families who love to be outdoors—whether relaxing by the fire pit or canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, this house offers it all. It is a hidden gem and I am so thrilled that we found it.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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WATERFRONT!! PRIVATE DOCK & BEACH - AMAZING SUNSETS - SKI GUNSTOCK!!
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Barnstead Lakes Region
Cambridge, MA
5

WEEKEND STAY IN NH

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and my parents stayed here for the weekend, and we all had a great time. Perfect location - on the lake - with direct access to canoeing, fishing, and swimming, walking around the lake, sitting by the fire pit with s'mores, and lounging on the deck overlooking the lake and watching the pretty birds fly around. The house is very pretty with lots of wood. Great shower with wonderful water pressure. The house was equipped with games, books, movies, etc. to keep busy if you were so inclined. And when we wanted to join civilization, we hopped in our car and found some great restaurants for dining (Lazy Lion Cafe and Granite Restaurant). I would definitely recommend this house to friends/family. It's a great deal. We all relaxed so much we hated to leave. And the owner was there when we arrived, and was eager to please to make sure we were all set and comfortable. Great times!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Crystal Quail Restaurant
JJ Goodwin's Eatery & Sports
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-393/Route 202/Route 9 and Route 28
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
JJ Goodwins Eatery & Sports Bar, Ctr Barnstead, NH
Nearest Ski
19.4 Miles
Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Farmington Country Club, Farmington, NH
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
JJ Goodwins Eatery & Sports Bar, Ctr Barnstead, NH
Car: necessary

Located within the southernmost portion of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, our home resides on Locke Lake in Center Barnstead, NH, and is only a short drive to/from several notable landmarks or destinations:

Manchester(NH) -Boston Regional Airport (MHT) – 47 mi (50 min) ;

Portsmouth(NH) International Airport (PSM) – 38 mi (40 min) ;

Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) – 87 mi (1 hr, 40 min) ;

Concord, NH – 24 mi (30 min) ;

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH – 17 mi (20 min) ;

Factory Outlet Mall, Tilton, NH – 21 mi (25 min) ;

Lake Winnipesaukee (Alton Bay, NH) – 12 mi (20 min) ;

Gunstock Mountain Resort (skiing/sledding), Gilford, NH – 22 mi (30 min) ;

White Mountains – 38 mi (50 min)

Other Activities: personal watercraft (waverunners only), blueberry picking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling

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Availability & Rates

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Barnstead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Fall-Winter-Spring 2014/2015
Sep 6 2014 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,225
$2,950
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes - Minimum 3-nt stay for Holiday weekends
- Cleaning fee is non-negotiable
- 9.00% tax rate (eff. 07/01/09) represents State of NH-mandated Meals and Rentals Tax, and is additional to the prescribed rental rates (assessed on rental rate + cleaning fee)
- Rates include all utilities, one-time linen set-up, firewood and free access to community amenities. Rates subject to change at any time.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Barnstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1512 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main FL Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd FL Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In a word, spotless!! We provide a full complement of plush towels and toiletries for your convenience. Happen to have forgotten your toothbrush or razor? We've got you covered.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3; 2nd flr - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin & 2 trundles;room sleeps 2 adults or 4 small children
    Bedroom 2; 2nd flr - 1 queen , 2nd FL
    Master Bedroom; main flr - 1 queen , small flat screen TV
  • Both 2nd floor bedrooms open to a balcony overlooking the open-concept, cathedral ceiling living/dining room area. All three bedrooms have generous closet and/or drawer space for those one-week stays. Plush linens (provided) will lull you into a deep, restful sleep at the end of your fun-filled day. Alarm clocks are provided should you need to wake up before your internal alarm wants to. All bedrooms are equipped with COOL A/C during spring/summer/fall months.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Sand Box
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Can't leave the office at the office? Unlimited local & long distance phone service(anywhere in N. America), as well as wireless/wired high speed broadband Internet, are provided for your convenience at no additional cost. Should you have a young infant, a Pac-n-PlayTM–type crib and two(2) booster chairs are also available for your use. Local management company on call, available to answer your questions or provide recommendations for nearby excursions.
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