SQUAM LAKESIDE COTTAGE - SPEND YOUR VACATION ON GOLDEN POND!

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Jim Alvord

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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SQUAM LAKESIDE COTTAGE - SPEND YOUR VACATION ON GOLDEN POND!

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4 Bdrms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps eight, all bed/bath linens provided, full kitchen

Spend your 2014 vacation on picturesque Squam Lake, the site of the movie 'On Golden Pond'. In fact, the movie's producer, Bruce Gilbert, spent the summer with his family in this beautiful knotty pine cottage on the lake while the movie was being filmed. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing from the private dock and hear the loons calling at night. Very private wood road location, yet conveniently located a short drive from Holderness shopping and marinas. Easy day trips to a wide variety of sights, including The Science and Wildlife Center in Holderness, the outlet stores in North Conway, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, or even the Maine coast for lunch and a visit to the L.L. Bean store. Enjoy the numerous nearby mountain trails. Explore Squam Lake's many hidden coves and indulge yourself in the unforgettable sights of this unspoiled, clear-water, mountain-region lake from a bygone era. Perfect for Summer lake activities or Fall Foliage viewing! Choice dates still available - call or email now!

Lake Activities: Private dock can accommodate two or more boats. Bring your own boat (boat launch ramp is less than a mile away) or rentals are available from 3 nearby marinas.

Picnic on one of the many public access islands on the lake. Enjoy water-skiing, tubing, and wake boarding (jet skis are not permitted on Squam Lake).

7-mile-long lake features many secluded fishing areas away from swimmers and skiers.

Tours by boat of the 'On Golden Pond' movie sites on the lake are available in nearby Holderness -- visit 'Purgatory Cove' where Henry Fonda clung to the rocks waiting for Katherine Hepburn to dive in and rescue him. Later you can dine at Walter's Basin, the Holderness restaurant named for the movie's biggest lake trout catch.

Attend Sunday-morning (non-denom) services on Church Island in a stunning outdoor setting.

Explore a wide variety of lake features: The Narrows, jump off The Rock in Rattlesnake Cove, nesting Bald Eagles (June/early July), Dog Cove and, of course, the loons of Squam.

Mountains: Hike the many nearby mountain trails of Mts. Morgan and Percival, East and West Rattlesnake (an easy climb with a glorious view of the entire lake) and Mt. Chocorua. Further north you can find the Presidential Range of the White Mountains including famous Tuckerman's Ravine and Mt Washington, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi, with its Auto Road or Cog Railway options for those who don't want to hike it on foot but want to enjoy the views from the top. Many more mountain climbs of varying difficulty are within a short drive.

Local Attractions: Some of the many local attractions of the area include The Science and Wildlife Center in Holderness, featuring a wide array of rescued animals from the local area plus many educational activities.

The Polar Caves are just a short drive away in West Plymouth and The Cannon Mountain Gondolas are just a bit further north in Franconia.

Many other natural wonders can be found in the Franconia Notch area including The Flume, The Gorge, The Basin, Indian Head Mountain and outstanding mountain views. And don't miss the new 'Old Man of the Mountain' Memorial attraction, which re-creates that spectacular iconic natural rock formation.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Jim Alvord

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
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Awesome!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
What beauty....today took a long good-bye boat ride to see the eagle nest, the loons and the lake itself showed up with all its glory! Squam Lake was a mirror image and the loons could not be ruffled...they were there to wish us a safe journey home. Even the bald eagle stood very still on its perch so pictures could be taken!

Our treasure was being with friends....a fabulous time was had by all!

Memories are made of such times as these. Thank you to all the Alvords for rekindling memories of many years ago and making new ones to carry forever! Now we must Simmer Down....stretch it out.....and leave this wonderful place.

Filled with love,
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Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
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Perfect Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We have thoroughly enjoyed our week here! Lots of swimming, relaxing, taking in the view, fishing, canoeing and fireworks!!

What a perfect cottage!
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Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
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Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Enjoyed a spectacular 4-day weekend celebrating our daughters PSU graduation here on Squam, and with perfect New England weather!

Shared love, laughter, food and drink in the knotty-pine comfort of this great house.

Great memories made here On Golden Pond and we hope to be back again some day!

Thanks!
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Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
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Hard To Leave!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Well....it is so hard to leave! Enjoyed the house -- love it! Wish our stay was longer....maybe next time!

Thank you.
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Squam Lakeside Cottage - Spend Your Vacation on Golden Pond!
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
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Nicest spot ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
This was our first visit to the Alvord guest cottage. After spending all my summers on Squam for the past 50 years, this was the nicest spot ever!

My husband and I are in love with the house as well as the dock and location.

Thanks so much. Hope to see the loons again next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Manchester NH Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-93, Exit 24 Lakes Region
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Waukewan Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walter's Basin
Car: recommended

Lakeside cottage is located approximately one mile north of Holderness, New Hampshire, on route 113 in Kesumpe Cove, between Cotton Cove and Shadbush Cove on the map. Conveniently near Holderness Center, but secluded and private accommodations. Water-ski or sail during the day, kayak or canoe early or late, enjoy the stars at night -- your private dock has room for 2-3 boats and a sandy bottom for best swimming. Just a short ride to the nearby marinas for gas and supplies for your days on the lake. View from the dock is of Shepard Hill across the lake and east to Sunset Rock and further up the lake several miles. Hike the several mountains that ring the lake for spectacular views in every direction. Squam Lake features Sunday non-denominational services on Chocourua Island (Church Island) all summer -- just a 15-minute boat ride away. See where many local folks have been married and where their children were christened outdoors in the natural beauty of the Lakes Region.

Other Activities: New skating rink in nearby Plymouth!

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Availability & Rates

Squam Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Late Spring
May 15 2014 - May 31 2014
$345
$2,400
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$375
$2,600
$9,600
3 nights
 
 
Prime Time Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$3,200
$12,800
7 nights
 
 
Indian Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
$375
$2,600
$9,500
3 nights
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 8 2014
$345
$2,400
$8,800
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $150.00
$500 deposit is required to hold reserved rental dates. Rental fees are collected as follows: 1/2 is due on or before January 31, 2014; the remaining 1/2 is due 60 days prior to the first day of the confirmed rental period, time permitting. $500 deposit amount is refundable within 2 weeks of departure; mandatory cleaning fee ($150) can be deducted from deposit $$.
Notes Contact owner for special occupancy dates or needs. Monthly rental is defined as four consecutive weeks, beginning on Saturday and ending on the fourth following Saturday. Check-in (3 pm) and check-out (11 am) times are firm to allow for necessary cleaning and smooth transition.
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Amenities

Squam Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural
  • Mountain ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lake view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lake view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lake view.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs/bunk beds/adjacent to full bath.
  • Bedrooms #1,2 and 3 are upstairs and have windows to the lake view. Bedroom #4 is downstairs adjacent to the full bath (convenient for seniors).
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Beach Towels
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
Notes:
Household pets are welcome. Downstairs bedroom is suitable for elderly or infirm. Fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances and washer/dryer. All bed and bath linens provided. 70-ft. private dock can accommodate any and all types of boats/watercraft. Great swimming location with mostly-sandy bottom, very gentle slope from the shore to well beyond the end of the dock. Amount of beach area depends on time of year, as water level drops throughout the summer, exposing more of the sandy shoreline (some small rounded rocks are pushed up onto the shore each year by the ice).
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