|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Lovely lakefront log cabin home in picturesque Wakefield, NH with 100'+ sandy beach, on a peaceful cove on clean 700 acre Balch Lake. Three (3) private bedrooms (all with queen beds and doors), a downstairs 'kids kabin' with 3 daybeds with trundle beds sleeping 6 (or more if needed w/ add'l. mattresses and cot available), 2 1/2 baths, with two propane fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, a covered outdoor deck looking out over the lake with a Weber gas grill, & a Tiki hut on our private sandy beach.
In the summer, come and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the loons, as well as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, motor boating or simply swimming in the clear lake water. Our lake features a full service marina. Sit on the beach or the dock relaxing and taking in the sun, or playing bocce on the beach. A top rated golf course (Province Lake Golf course) is only 10 minutes away. In the evenings, make a fire on the beach and roast marshmallows under the starry nights!
In the winter, wonderful sledding in the back yard, ice skating on the lake, or snowmobiling trails through the area, as well as numerous ski resorts within as little as a 25 minute drive of our cabin.
And year round, the outdoor hot tub is a wonderful place to relax and talk with your family or friends.
Open to Vacation Exchanges: We love to travel -- my wife Donna of 26 years, our two daughters (ages 17 and 13) and perhaps our oldest daughter (who is out of college and not able to travel as much). We love warm locales (Hawaii, Florida, California as well as Europe. We can also do non-simultaneous exchanges.
We are a family of 5 (3 daughters) and love to have share our beautiful log cabin with guests -- friends, families and others.
Stephen purchased this cabin in 2006
An amazing getaway during any season of the year. The lake in the summer is amazing, with temps in the mid to high 70's; great fishing on the lake; snowmobiling in the winter; skiing not far away; and the autumn season is spectacular for the colors.
Outdoor year round hot tub a great way to relax under the stars; Long covered deck overlooks beautiful lake for your morning coffee and book.
We went up with a group of 14 (mostly married couples, no kids-- one of the couples got engaged there!!) and we had a blast! We greatly enjoyed the hot tub, and sledding on the property was awesome. We spent a day at King Pine skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing. It was an easy/ beautiful drive, affordable and lots of fun. We also got to watch the Pats win the AFC East and the sitting area easily fit us all. The kitchen was also plenty big enough for cooking big groups meals so we had a good time with that. When there was an ice storm the response for sand was fast and we had no issue getting out. That being said, I was glad we all had 4 wheel drive vehicles (you never know what you'll get with NE weather!). In summary, this trip was a good time for everyone involved and many happy memories were made :)
We had a fabulous time at this house in East Wakefield. We had a group of fourteen friends enjoy the lake, foliage, and surrounding areas for the long labor day weekend. This is our second time staying at this house, and we hope to come back many more times to come. If you are looking for a cozy home large enough for all of your friends to spend time on a lake, don't look any further!
We had a great summer vacation. Plenty of room for the 13 of us. We had 7 adults and 6 children. Fishing was phenomenal ! Very clean and well maintained. We did lots of fishing , canoeing and swimming. At night we made s'mores by the outdoor fire pit and enjoyed the jacuzzi.i would definitely recommend this property. Plenty of close by restaurants and places to pick up groceries .
Very fun place for the kids to swim and play there was plenty of room. The adults enjoyed themselves too. We went fishing and swimming during the days and beach and firepit at night. There was always someone enjoying the veranda and the hot tub. The cabin is clean, comfortable, and spacious the host is very hospitable.
We had an amazing time at the cabin, which was perfect for a big group -- it comfortably slept 14 adults. The beachfront was perfect for horseshoes, cornhole, etc., and for hanging out by a fire at night. The house was in great shape and everything worked really well and was exactly as described. Steven was great to work with. We would definitely rent again and would highly recommend.
Some friends and I rented this cabin to get away from Boston after finishing our finals in the Spring. The cabin was better than we could've hoped for and we had an amazing 5-day stay.
The beds fit 13 of us very comfortably, and the rest of the space was perfect as well. We had room to sit around the living room / kitchen area together, or go down to the beach and all hang out on the dock or in the sand. We also loved the many other features of the cabin including the hot tub, canoes, fire pit, and more.
The location was perfect, as we were able to head out and get some groceries or a bite to eat when we wanted, but when sat out on the porch we felt nicely isolated. Unfortunately we got rained on a few days while we were there, but we were able to stay inside and play games while it blew over. Afterwards, we still had lots of time to go rowing or hiking out in the beautiful weather.
The cabin was perfect to live in and the owner was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire rental experience. I'd certainly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a similarly relaxing and hospitable get-away, and would definitely return again.
We are set on a quiet cove on Balch Lake, away from all the boating noise. Easy access to main part of the crystal clear lake, where there is great jet skiing, tubing, swimming and fishing. There is only 1 home close by, but our beach is very private and secluded. There are no beaches across the cove, as those homes have no beach front areas at all. So, you can feel comfortable just tanning or relaxing on the beach or the dock or floating in the lake on a tube, imbibing your favorite drink.
Once done with all the outdoor activities (be it in the sun or on the mountains), we have a wonderful 6 person outdoor hot tub that is available year round. Nothing like it after a hard day of skiing the blues or blacks on the mountains in the crisp, NH winter air or after a tough day out on the water or beach, swimming and tanning. Great way to unwind.
We are 45 minutes from the Portsmouth Circle and very easy to get to up Rte 16; just under 2 hours from downtown Boston. Once here, we have space for 5-6 cars to park down at the cabin. We also have a 2 car garage up the hill, which is used more for storage, although lots of parking there as well, if needed. We have over an acre of land on our property.
2 convenience stores 5 minutes in either direction on Rte 153. Large Hannaford's grocery store 15 minutes away in Ossipee. Poor People's Pub is a nice local bar and pretty good food as well -- 10 minutes away in downtown Wakefield. Miss Wakefield's Diner and Hen House are 10 and 5 minutes away - both serve fantastic breakfasts if you do not want to cook (great pancakes, omelettes, et al).
Other Activities: Boating, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing --- all available on our lake. Local marina allows people to bring in their own boats. We provide canoe and kayak and some flotation devices to use. Our private beach is nice and sandy and approx. 100' long. Nice and gradual slope for little children. And you can jump off our dock into the lake. We are located in a nice, tranquil cove which does not get much boat traffic, so nice and quiet. Great to just jump on a flotation device and grab some rays with a drink of your choosing (we have a refrigerator in our tiki hut on the beach). And nothing better than building a fire on the beach at night under the stars next to the water.
Golf: Province Lake -- 10 minutes away on Rte 153 North; great course in wonderful shape
Indian Mound -- 20 minutes away on Rte 16 North; nice course
Kingswood -- 25 minutes away in Wolfeboro
Ski: King Pine -- 25 minutes away; great family mountain.
Cranmore -- 50 minutes away; more challenging
Attitash -- 65 minutes away; two great peaks
Wildcat and Black Mountain -- 70 minutes
Shawnee Peak -- 75 minutes
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer -- 7 days/7 nights
May 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
1. Premium rates charged for holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Near Year's, Martin Luther Kind weekend, President day weekends, Memorial Day.
2. 3rd consecutive night over a weekend nay be rented at $300 per night on non-premium weekends.
50% of rental fee due to reserve; remaining 50% along w/ required cleaning fee and security deposit due 60 days prior to arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.