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Jamie Ward

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jamie Ward

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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THE GUEST COTTAGE

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

Overview

Overview

Squam Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Sleeps 5

The Guest Cottage gives you access to a slice of heaven on Squam Lake. It is a charming cottage in the woods set back a few hundred feet from the lake with access to three private beaches just a short walk away. The cottage has a screened porch, a living room with a fireplace, a dining area, three bedrooms and a full bath. The fully equipped kitchen has a microwave, toaster, and coffee machine. The cottage is part of a 48 acre former family complex with a total of 10 camps. Its maximum occupancy is 5 people.

Tenants have access to a clay tennis court, a recreation room with fuse ball, air hockey, ping-pong, and a piano,

hiking trails, a sandy beach with endless swimming opportunities, and a canoe. During rainy weather, the cottage

provides a cozy warm retreat next to a fire.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jamie Ward (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
based on 8 traveler reviews

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The Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews
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The Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249799
Squam Lake Lakes Region
Framingham
1

Uninhabitable outside of the summer months

  • 1 of 5
I'm a bit torn about writing this, because I believe that if you stay here during the summer, it would actually be a really nice little cabin. It was well kept and cared for, the kitchen was stocked well, and we liked the general environment. Since I had the unfortunate "pleasure" of staying here during a colder time, I can only rate the cabin from my experience there:

We stayed there in the middle of September, and it was getting down to freezing at night outside. The cabin has a lot of windows, all single pane, no weather stripping around them, and all poorly framed. There are huge gaps all around the windows that let cold air in.
This would not be so bad if the heat source was adequate, but it's not. The cabin has a nice big open fireplace, but it has no flue to close, and therefore does not retain any heat.
We burned through nearly the complete stack of wood behind the house (30+ logs) in 6 hours, and he heat was drawn directly out the chimney. We had a roaring fire going during that time, and the cabin warmed up from freezing cold to "barely tolerable" during that time. The stones on the fireplace didn't even get warm during that time, since the heat was drawn right outside via the chimney. When it was time to go to bed and let the fire die, the little heat that was in the cabin went right out the window, literally.
It was see-your-breath cold at night in the bedroom, and my wife and I were both so miserable that we decided to just up and leave in the middle of the night, foregoing the second (already paid :() night we had planned there.
Given the price, this is absolutely unacceptable. Suffice to say, I would not come back here.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
The Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249799
Squam Lake Lakes Region
4

Charming Squam Cabin

  • 4 of 5
Great cabin - clean, spacious and only a short walk to the beach! We were fortunate enough to meet the owners, who could not have been more friendly. We had a great week with beautiful weather, fabulous hikes and wonderful food - can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249799
Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

Book now and treat yourself

  • 5 of 5
Like many people I work alot amidst lots of distractions. If you are seeking a place in which you can hear your own voice and relax, the cottage at Squam Lake is the place to go.The cottage's charm and the beauty of the area cannot be captured by the pictures. It is the perfect get-away! This summer was my third summer at this "jewel" and I am returning this fall as a "special treat" to myself. The degree of privacy is excpetional. The cottage is extremely comfortable, spotless and has all the supplies one could need and or want. Kitchen is well supplied, living area comfortable, lighting great in each room for reading. All amenities are even better than described. Shower is new and large with great water pressure.Most enjoyed the boat ride on Squam Lake to learn its history
Make a reservation, treat yourself to a piece of "heaven"
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249799
Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

A perfect week at the Guest Cottage

  • 5 of 5
I just returned home from an early July vacation for a week at the Guest Cottage with my husband and our toddler daughter. We had an absolutely perfect week. The cottage was clean, charming, and comfortable with easy access and a small, shady beach (just across a dirt road) to Squam Lake. We were able to walk our daughter all the way out to the floating swimming dock which was great as she cannot swim yet, but was able to enjoy the dock with us. We loved canoeing around the quiet cove also. We were frequently visited by a loon and a family of mergansers and could hear the loon calls on Squam every night. We stumbled upon many frogs and salamanders at the shoreline to the delight of our daughter. There are several walking trails in the area for exploring and great kid-friendly hikes close by. With a wonderful farm stand just down the road we were set for the week with everything we needed. I highly recommend the cottage for a quiet vacation for a couple or a small family looking to get away. Our contact for the listing was extremely helpful and an onsite contact was also very welcoming.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249799
Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

Secluded Paradise on Squam Lake

  • 5 of 5
We (my husband, I and our dog) stayed in the Squam Lake Cottage Sept 21 through 25th. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for…away from it all and surrounded by beautiful nature. As we came to New Hampshire in late September we were expecting it to be a bit chilly. Lower temperatures at night made sitting by the fire and getting into the warm bed at night all that much more exciting and cozy. The firewood in the house was a bit damp, but we got a fire log which solved the problem immediately. The cottage was spacious and afforded a beautiful view of green trees from all four sides.

James, the owner of the cottage, was very responsive, flexible and accommodating with all our requests and questions…and we had quite a few. He was very quick to help us with an Internet issue we were having, make recommendations as to what to explore in the area, allowed us an early check in and late check out at no additional charge, as no new renters were arriving on the day of our departure.

The surrounding areas of the cottage are breathtaking. During our stay we went boating (canoe use was included in the rental price), biking, visited local antique stores and went on a few amazing hikes. I would highly recommend doing the Basin-Cascades trail in the White Mountains. There was so much more that we wanted to do but ran out of time. Overall it was a super relaxing and pleasant stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Guest Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249799
Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

Perfect getaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5
We had a great weekend staying at cottage. We arrived at night and luckily the owner had given us a map and thorough directions, because the cottage really is tucked away from civilization off a dirt road the runs straight into Squam Lake. When we woke up in the morning, we were amazed at our luck. The cottage itself is very charming, with huge screened windows looking out into the woods and a large spiraling stone fireplace. The lake is a two minute walk away, and there is a canoe and private beach for guests to enjoy. We met the onsite manager, who stopped by to make sure everything was ok and let us know where to reach her if we needed anything. During the day we hiked at nearby Mt. Cardigan, and we hope to return to explore other areas in the vicinity like Franconia Notch. We cooked all of our meals in the cabin, which was well equipped. There is a general store for supplies in the small town about 10 minutes drive down the road. The firewood directly behind the cabin was running low (and was quite damp due to recent rains) as another reviewer noticed, but there was a large firewood bin just a short walk down the road by the parking area. We made a fire at night and found it to be plenty warm (it was early Sept) and quite cozy. Overall, we had the perfect weekend and look forward to staying again. Highly recommended!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,540 Per week

Squam Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Squam Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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