QUIET, MODERNIZED FAMILY HERITAGE PROPERTY ON BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE LAKE

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Francois Lamothe, DDS

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET, MODERNIZED FAMILY HERITAGE PROPERTY ON BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE LAKE

Province Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 queen master, LR Queen fold down, Loft area sleeps 4, Total 7... 1 1/2 baths

Best description is one found in our logbook.

The verse spells PROVINCE LAKE using the first letters on the left column.

Quite clever and fun. Thanks to our Pennsylvania guests from August, 2013.

P eaceful

R elaxing

O ut in the boats... everyday

V enturing across the lake to Maine

I ncredibly beautiful weather

N estling into our books

C ampfires lakeside, s'mores galore

E njoying grilledfood on the deck

L aughing together

A dmiring the stunning view

K eeping an watch out for the loons

E veryone enjoying our week here, Thank You

The Big Camp History: Ben B. Towne, Sr. (B.B.,our grandfather) started coming to Province lake in the 1920's for camping trips. As the photo shows, the old model A Ford would have provided a somewhat long and bumpy journey from Boston. When the cabin next to the campsite became available in the 1930's, B.B. was quick to purchase it. Fondly called 'The Big Camp,' this same lake cabin has been a family retreat for over 80 years. Ben B. Towne,Jr.,his son,inherited. Ben's wife, Joy, lived there every summer until 2010 when she moved to a retirement home.Our family (of the three siblings) bought the family camp and we are just now making The Big Camp available to a select clientèle.

We are seeking renters who will respect this heritage property while enjoying the same quiet and restfulness which has created in our memories 'the most beautiful spot on earth.'

Scrapbook of local attractions: We are continually updating a binder which has local hikes, points of interest, restaurants and things to do when you are not at the camp.The dock is at the foot of a long stairway coming down from the deck. It is private from the general public.

The dock and its' sitting area are shared with the owner .The owners of the property have a small camp on an adjacent lot and stay occasionally in the ' Li'l' Camp'. (see photos) They will help the renters with any questions or concerns on the Saturday night. Owners are most often only around on the weekend.

Well behaved dog(s) are welcome. The lake is ideal for swimming dogs. . Please do not bring your cat.

Plan on bringing your bicycle and helmets as the road into the lake has recently been paved and offers a very smooth albeit hilly ride to the corner store.

Log Book: A log book has been kept at the lake since 1940's. We ask all our guests if they would write some comments= even draw pictures! Many of the reviews I added to the website are directly from the logbook.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Francois Lamothe, DDS

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Francois married into the Towne Family. Cindel, his wife, had been going up to the family camp every summer of her life. at one time the property was a three season home for her parents.

when her mother was going into a retirement community in Connecticut, we bought the property for future generations to enjoy. He is semi-retired from his dental practice now only working one day a week....

Francois Lamothe, DDS purchased this cottage in 1981

This property and the lake are the most relaxing spots on the planet. ( in my humble estimation) Everyone who has been a guest here seems to agree. Forget the hustle and bustle of city life. relax and enjoy our quiet lake in New

Hampshire.

There is a feeling of letting go immediately upon your first view of the lake from the deck. Cindel and I can spend endless hours just sitting and letting the sun relax our minds.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Quiet, modernized family heritage property on beautiful Province Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 23 reviews
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Quiet, modernized family heritage property on beautiful Province Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299108
207-337-1836
Province Lake Lakes Region
Williamson NY
5

Second year in a row!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This is the second year we stayed at this wonderful camp. The property is so private and relaxing. The camp has everything you need - kayaks, camp-fire ring, wonderful dock and deck, grill, washer/dryer,stocked kitchen, and best of all-the beautiful lake! The owners are honest and above reproach- so great to work with! We are already signed up to come back in 2014-get your week saved NOW!
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have J and K back for a second year and for next year. They are ideal guests. Tey enjoyed the first part of the foliage display of New England during their week.

..We still had, as it turned out, two more weeks of beautiful foliage season here in New Hampshire after you left. Maybe next year we'll get someone to book in those two weeks, possibly the prettiest time of the year in New England...
business
Quiet, modernized family heritage property on beautiful Province Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299108
207-337-1836
Province Lake Lakes Region
Cape Cod
5

Peaceful Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We just completed a two-week stay at the cottage called Big Camp on Province Lake, NH. After a warm welcome and tour from Francois, we felt immediately at home, with everything as described or even better. Whether you are lounging on the large deck overlooking serene Province Lake, fishing, kayaking, grilling or taking a long walk, you know you are at a special place. We agree that you should follow Francois' suggestions for restaurants and activities. While you are in a rustic area, you are also within an easy commute to a variety of places to visit, both in NH and Maine. The owners have done a wonderful job creating a home-away-from-home for thei visitors and we look forward to our visit next year.
business
Quiet, modernized family heritage property on beautiful Province Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299108
207-337-1836
Province Lake Lakes Region
5

Fantastic relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We felt at home as soon as we arrived, the camp was exactly as described and more. the views are breathtaking and having the lake just a few steps away was wonderful. We really enjoyed the kayaks and canoe. The kitchen had everything we needed and having the grill on the deck was very convenient. We enjoyed s'mores at the fire pit by the lake too! Francois and Cindel were fantastic hosts and provided a thorough tour and great detailed information about the surrounding area. Be sure to visit the sites they highlight and the restaurant suggestions were spot on. We look forward to returning next season
Owner's Response: Anytime we have a family who respects our heritage property, we are happy. Thenk you to all our guests of the last three seasons.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Quiet, modernized family heritage property on beautiful Province Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299108
207-337-1836
Province Lake Lakes Region
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Different than Paris

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
"Appreciated the beauty of the place, the nature, the silence
(so different from Paris!) The earthquake was a great
Experience, a big noise in that silence...fortunately, no tsunami
Came from the lake!! we hope to come back another time..."
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Quiet, modernized family heritage property on beautiful Province Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p299108
207-337-1836
Province Lake Lakes Region
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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everything we needed

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
" had everthing we needed and more. Antiquing
In Cornish, Willowbrook Village, Kayaks, a campfire,
And a home to return to."
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Potland Maine, Boston, Logan, Manchester Regional
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Wells Maine
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
King Pine Ski Area
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Province Lake Golf Clubhouse
Car: necessary

Pristine Province Lake is 1000 acres (About 2 square miles.). Boating, fishing, sailing and yes, even swimming! The lake is 17 feet deep and is not unbearably cold. In August, it is over 80 degrees in a hot summer. Public launch and private dock for your boat or PWC. Golf at mountain view Province Lake Golf, a challenging and fun 18 hole course within 3 miles. Shop at tax free outlets in Conway and North Conway- about 35 minutes away. Hike in the White Mountains- exhilarating summits and waterfall hikes are easy day trips from the lake. Local restaurants provide 3 star service. However, once you relax on our large deck, you may not want to leave!!! We hardly ever left.

Other Activities: No Smoking in camp

Golf: Provence Lake Golf Course is an award-winning public course. Rentals of equipment are possible. overlooks the lake and distant mountains.

There is a driving range and a practice putting green. Large patio area with gazebo and Saturday night live bands. Mulligans Pub has excellent food and live oldies bands on Saturday night. We bring our dog to the ice cream patio- can still hear the music and have waiter service there. Dress code is no denim, no t shirts.You know, golf stuff.

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Availability & Rates

Province Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Before the 4th of July week
Jun 21 2014 - Jun 28 2014
$850
7 nights
 
 
High summer season
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$1,325
7 nights
 
 
Labor day to autumn spendor
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 11 2014
$850
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,350
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $95.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes At all times, because we have so many inquiries, the deposit and/or a firm commitment will secure the reservation. In three years of rental, this system has been the most reliable. The rate of Lodging tax in New Hampshire is 9%. We are registered with the NH tax and revenue department.
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Amenities

Province Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite with MBR
    The small W/C - toilet , off Living Room
  • The half bath is off the back hallway and is is available for the loft an living room sofa sleepers. (so as not to have to access the full bath)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , en suite full bath
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen fold down
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , overlooks living
  • Sliding door closes for the Master Bedroom and en suite full bath. Other sleeping areas are in open space. Fold down queen sleeper sofa is comfortable. (some aren't) We used the loft as a sleeping space for the kids when they were growing up. It is reached by a spiral staircase and has a venting skylight which gets the breezes off the lake at night. The Queen bed in the loft is a platform/mattress . Two single twin beds are on platforms in the loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • pond
  • live theater
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • golf
Notes:
Assorted DVD selection is available on-site. X-box and games are available as well as several of board games. The dock area is shared with the back camp- our Fireball sailing dinghy is docked here as well. Occasionally, when the wind is right, I will need access to the dock to lauch the Fireball.
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