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Private Sandy Beach and a Huge Deck!

Mike

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Mike

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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Private Sandy Beach and a Huge Deck!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Balch Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8 with views of the lake from the house

Beautiful, private, sandy, 130 foot beach with crystal clear water. Enjoy the quite cove on 700+ acre Balch Lake in the Adirondack chairs or on the 400 sq ft deck. 3 Bed, 2 Bath large home

Updated kitchen with new appliances, dishwasher, microwave, free washer and dryer, cable, wireless high speed internet, VCR, DVD, Phone (free long distance within the US), stereo/CD player, gas grill, dock, wood burning stove, patio furniture, and outdoor fire pit.

Summer attractions include swimming, great fishing and use the lake marina to launch your own boat or jet ski. Row boat available for your use.

Winter attractions include snowmobiling on the state trails (right out the front door), cross-country skiing right outside your door and downhill skiing at King Pine Ski Resort is 20 minutes away

Golf, skiing, hiking and horseback riding are less then 20 min

away. North Conway outlet shops and White Mountains are 45 minutes north. Wolfboro and Lake Winnepausaukee are 20 min eas

Home has full length deck with filtered view of the lake and sandy beach with firepit. One bedroom on the main floor with living, dining, kitchen and full bath. 2 bedrooms & 3/4 bath upstairs. Enjoy the fall foliage, holiday shopping, winter skiing and snowmobiling from this completely furnished home. Electric range, dishwasher, fridge with ice maker, washer and dryer all here.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mike (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.3
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Private Sandy Beach and a Huge Deck!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
Millbury, MA
5

Great and Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great and relacing vacation! The only issue we had was that both of your propane tanks were empty, so we filled one of them.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. I would be happy to reimburse you for the propane tank. Going forward, I will make sure there are three propane tanks for the summer rentals. Hope to see you again next year!
Mass
4

Jay

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a relaxing vacation at this property during the last week of June 2012. The house is roomy, comfortable and clean and has all the amenities and conveniences of home. There were eight of us and we had plenty of room to relax and unwind. This property is at the end of a narrow and relatively shallow cove which is a huge plus if you have small children. The cove is sheltered from the wind and received zero motor boat traffic while we were there. It is the perfect place for the kids to use the on-sight jon boat while the adults relax on the beach. The only complaint I have is that there were three propane tanks for the gas grill but they were all empty. Other than that I have nothing negative to say about this property. However, the comments about the steepness of the hill in other reviews are accurate and I would not recommend this property for elderly, disabled or physically unfit individuals.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Summer vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

Inside: This house was the best one we've stayed at in all of the different lake houses we've rented on lakes in this area. The kitchen was very functional, living room was larger than most vacation rentals, and the bedrooms worked out great for our family. While we were outdoors most of the time, the inside of this house suited our needs well. However, one of the bathroom showers was inoperable during our entire stay. The shower water valves needed a part and a plumber to fix it, and the owner told me he did all he could to try to have this fixed during our stay. The reason I'm giving this review 4 stars out of 5 is because we only had the use of one shower instead of two as we'd expected and paid for. I was told by the owner that the shower would be fixed right after our stay, which is good.

Outside: Plenty of parking in the driveway was a big plus for multiple vehicles. The wrap-around deck on the back of this house is a tremendous value add. We spent much time on the deck when we weren't down on the beach. The dock/beach area worked very well for fishing and swimming. Sandy bottom until you're about chest deep. Be aware that the neighbors are in close proximity on either side of this property when you're down on the beach. So, if you end up with a noisy/rude rental neighbor, it will be hard to ignore them.

Overall:

Listing accuracy / Amenities: 5/5 (Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Gas Grill was excellent)

Cleanliness: 4/5 (The beach had trash on it that we cleaned up, and we had to spot clean some spots inside the house)

Owner's customer service: 5/5 (Very responsive; the shower problem was the plumber's fault, not the owner's. Very friendly and helpful)

Recommendation score: 4.5/5

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
4

Great spot!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your house! The lake was beautiful, we enjoyed spending time on the deck. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Swampscott, MA
4

Great place for relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time renting this place and I have to honestly say it was one of the best I have rented for the price. The only thing that fell short of a perfect 10 was the access to the lake. Not suitable for elderly to sit by the lake. Other than that, this house had every thing. I was impressed with the amenities. Plenty of room on the deck. Very nice large gas grill. I took advantage of the wireless internet out on the deck. I would recommend this place and would like to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Pepperell MA
4

girl's week

  • 4 of 5

The accommodations were very nice. I have to agree that the beds were not so comfortable.Loved the deck & there were plenty of beach chairs.The fire pit & grill were nice.Bonus points for the washer & dryer! We enjoyed floating in the lake but were greatly disappointed with the amount of lake weed. We are all about the swimming & beyond the 6 ft gravel area was very weedy. We took our floats & kayaks out into the middle of the lake to try and swim without getting tangled in weed. I realize that is the nature of some lakes, but I specifically asked about weeds. I felt the pictures were a little deceiving as you did not see the close proximity of the neighbors or the 5 flights of stairs down to the water. Kayak lugging was not fun! I think this house is a great vacation spot for those with younger kids who stay within the shallow weed free area. Not great for avid swimmers or people who can't do a lot of stairs. Was quiet as far as lake traffic, even out in the middle of lake, at the end of the cove there was hardly any boating.Floating out in the lake in 80-90% weather all week made this a relaxing vacation.Owner pleasant & helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Poor Peoples Pub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Osipee
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt 16
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Poor Peoples Pub
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
King Pine
Nearest Beach
Private Beach

Other Activities: snowmobiling

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Rates & Availability

From $257 Per night

Balch Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$257
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes From 4th of July to Labor day, we require a 1 week minimum stay. Daily rates our side of the prime rental season are $225/night. Rates exlcude a cleaning fee of $150 and a tax rate of 9%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Balch Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1372 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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