|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This unique rental property is a newly renovated 1760 circa 13 room farmhouse. It is set back from the road on a private lot that is beautifully landscaped and ideal for family gatherings, cookouts, yard games and your own hiking path year-round on the property.
This property is especially suitable for the winter enthusiast; hunters, skiers, snow shoers, snowmobilers, ice fishermen/women, etc. Enjoy the winter trails and ski areas of the beautiful White Mountains located just below the Castle In the Clouds in the Ossipee Ranges with snowmobile trail head parking and groomed cross-country trails just minutes away! We are centrally located for great snowboarding and skiing at Gunstock, Attitash, Wildcat, and Loon Mountains just to name a few!
Relax at home and enjoy snowshoeing from your own back door on our 10 plus acres of fields and woods. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and Gunstock ski are from the property and then head inside and warm up next to the fire in our incredible 1800's wood beamed living room. Whatever you decide, we are sure that you will thoroughly enjoy your vacation here!
There is a spacious grilling area and outside deck with patio seating featuring panoramic views of mountains and water in the distance. This property gets sun all day long, with great shady areas in the back of the house.
For those who like to read and relax indoors, our home features a 42' flatscreen TV over the main fireplace in the spacious family room, games, books, foosball, air hockey, darts, and an additional TV/DVD entertainment system upstairs.
Keywords: Beautiful 13 room , 6 bedroom home with fireplace and tons of space! First floor master suite ensemble.
To have a home in the beautiful lakes region of New Hampshire has been a lifelong dream of ours! Now that we have had our dream come true, it is a pleasure to be able to share it with our family, friends, and you! We have enjoyed vacationing here since we were children, and we are now sharing the experience with our own family. We hope our renters will share in our enthusiasm and share this beautiful spacious vacation spot with their friends and families too.
Lisa Rowsell purchased this house in 2008
My husband and I recently purchased this property because of the ideal location, available shopping and varied local entertainment and attractions. As a child, Rick grew up vacationing in the area, and in high school, I joined his family on many weekend trips. After Rick and I started our own family, we dreamed of giving them the same vacation experiences that his parents provided for us. This is the perfect spot for our family to relax, play, and vacation together with friends and family. We truly hope our guests will be as impressed as we have been and enjoy the views and many of the exciting possibilities the area has to offer!
While vacationing at our home in Tuftonboro, we enjoy all variations of water sports, hiking, family gatherings and cookouts, birthday parties, reading, relaxing, watching movies, and spending quality time together. We have had many positive experiences shopping, going for ice cream and trying out new restaurants in the area. Just a few miles from Wolfboro center makes our property ideal in its location for many reasons.
This summer (2014) was our second time at the house. New Hampshire is beautiful; this house is fabulous. The yard is generous and well-maintained. View of mountains is magnificent. Last summer (2013), the house almost felt too big for us. This summer, we invited family, including my sister and brother-in-law and their children. My sister's family came with their dog. The space worked perfectly. It is an old house--the older portion of the house is very old (like 18th century-old!). The space is interesting--it does not have big, great and open rooms. Instead, it has a couple of large rooms and many small rooms. We found that the children enjoyed the small rooms--the room with the air hockey game, the room with the foosball game, and the small reading room off the master bathroom. There was space for all. Children, teens, adults, and dog. We all enjoyed being in the yar--the kids played constantly and the adults sat outside and read, talked and enjoyed teh beautiful grounds. There is no internet connection at the house (which was a welcome change even if some had withdrawal...); Smart phones with WIfi phones worked decently, and we loved the Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro public libraries (quiet, free internet, great to get work done when needed). Small public beach is 3 miles away (some of us ran there or did regular 3-4 mile runs on the streets of Tuftonboro). Beach has nice space for swimming (including lap swimming), a lifeguard until 5pm, covered eating area, and is not heavily populated. Pier 19 Grocer is across the street--Chester's Fried Chicken at the beach was a favorite! Nearby: Wolfeboro (beautiful), Moultonboro (we ate many good meals at The Village Kitchen on Rt 25 (free WIFI, open @6AM!)), nice hikes--Castle in Clouds (multiple), Red Hill; great ice cream (generous scoops!) @Bailey's Bubble (both locations) & Flurries (Meredith). The house is perfect for a group and great for children; it's not fancy and precious, but old, lived in & comfortable. As a mother of energetic children, I never worried that the kids would break anything. Lisa and Rick, the owners, are EXCEPTIONAL. They get customer service. Lisa is responsive and thoughtful. This summer, the dryer broke shortly after we arrived. Within hours, Rick had someone look at it and then, a few hours later, came to the house with a brand new, industrial-sized dryer. He removed the old one, installed the new one, and we never had another dryer problem! I highly recommend this house to anyone.
We were three couples with 5 kids under 5 and two dogs. This house was the perfect vacation spot for the week, for a large group. Plenty of space for us to congregate in the living room, dining room, or lawn, but also plenty of rooms for us to spread out and have some privacy when we needed it. The local swimming spot (about a 5 minute drive) is ideal for families with young kids: the beach is quiet and uncrowded, the water is calm and stays shallow pretty far out, and there are swimming lap lanes that you can walk out to. The beach was definitely the highlight for the toddler crew. Plus, there is a little fried food/ice cream stand a walkable distance from the beach.
The house was about a 30 minute drive from the big Winnepesaukee attractions (Weirs Beach, etc), but we loved being off-the-beaten path a bit. Our friends attended a local music jam session at a tiny church and had a lot of fun. We visited local farms to buy veggies and meat for dinner. The view on the property is gorgeous - perfect place for sitting on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee.
Only minor complaint we had was the black flies! Thankfully, they never came close to the house, but if we wandered 20+ ft. away from the house to try an explore, the flies descended on us en masse! We heard from a friend that black flies are a problem all around Winnepesaukee, and, like I said, they mysteriously stayed away from the house so it was possible for us to picnic right by the porch. Recommended if you want to explore the property: Bug Spray!
Lisa is a great contact person - easily available by phone and email and very attentive to our questions. Would most definitely work with her again and rent the house again. Thanks for a great week!
Hi lisa we wanted to thank you for such an AMAZING week at your property. We spent the week of July 4th at the farmhouse and had anywhere between 10-12 people staying there all week PLUS 2 big dogs. Ages ranged from 13-75 and EVERYONE had a blast even on a couple of rainy nights! The house is by no means "fancy or extravagant" but that's what we loved about it it felt like a home not a museum. it has lots of character and charm. It's down a long driveway so it feels secluded and private which is nice. The house is beautifully maintained with lovely exposed beams. We had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. kitchen had everything we needed to cook and the grill outside was a huge hit! we played games, watched movies, went to the lake which is a 3-4 minutes drive. Lake was shallow, warm, and VERY clean with docks, shaded picnic tables, and a lifeguard. Everyone including my 76 year old grandfather who is TERRIFIED of the water actually went swimming. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the backyard. There is no Wifi which we actually all appreciated so we were able to unplug and just enjoy the peace and quiet. The local library has free wifi which can be accessed from the car for those who needed to stay connected. We rented a pontoon boat for the day from a rental place within minutes of the house and had a PHENOMENAL day. We visited the castle in the clouds which is only a 5-10 minute ride and spent the whole day there exploring the grounds, feeding trout/ducks, and visiting with some beautiful horses. There is a TON to do in the area. Downtown wolfboro is only a short drive away and has tons of shops, ice cream places, restaurants, and bakeries. we never ran out of things to do. We had tons of laughs playing foosball in the house. we were able to see fireworks from the backyard. There are nearby trails. The list could go on and on. We took over 500 pictures including some pretty stunning views. We made memories that we will cherish for a long time. It truly was one of the best vacations we've taken as a family and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
If you're looking for peace, serenity, nature, fun, and adventure RENT this home!
The Sidhom and Gorgui family
WE stayed the "Farm" for two weeks. It was 2 weeks of relazation and confort. I trailered up a boat and met Rick at the launch. Rick spent hours helping me launch he boat and travel to at lease 4 different marinas trying to find a slip that I liked for rent. Then Lisa and Rick gave me a tour of the house and property. What a fantastic house. We are a family of My wife and I my two grown daughters and their husbands, our four grandchildren and mature 2 dogs! We had plenty of room to do everything, wiich was especially important on rainy days. The property is beautiful and the acres of mowed lawn is perfect for the kids and going for walks. The location is great also. Only 9 miles to Wolfeboro and 35 minutes to Laconia, across the lake. We also had campfires and made smores. I plan to stay again next summer for it is the best Vacation Home we ever stayed in.
We rented this lovely home for 4 nights over Thanksgiving and it was a wonderful experience. We drove up from CT and hosted Thanksgiving for our extended family who live in NH and VT. The dining room was perfect and comfortably sat 10 of us (more could have fit). The owner, Lisa, was thoughtful and even provided a platter for the turkey, along with a gravy boat and other necessary items for roasting a turkey! The first floor master bedroom was really nice, and the 5 bedrooms upstairs were great for our overnight guests. The house is large and spread out so everyone had their own space. The view is spectacular and the yard huge -- just perfect for dogs. Our lab loved running around. It was a memorable family gathering -- one we will talk about for a long time!
We stayed at Rick and Lisa's farm house for two weeks in August. My family consists of my wife and I, our two young children (3 yrs old son, 2 yrs old daughter) and our nanny. This house is immaculate and set up beautifully for a vacationing family! The location offers quiet relaxation, with a cooling mountain breeze that kept things comfortable, even in the heat of the days!! The large landscaped yard offers plenty of room for kids to roam and run in safety! This is a great location if you are looking to take advantage of the many attractions in the Lakes Region... Storyland, Clark's Trading Post, The Polar Caves, Weir's Beach, North Conway... all are an easy drive.
Many great, easy hiking locations with minutes of the house! (both my kids did The Ledges hike!)
Air hockey table, Foosball table, video games, campfire... all make for a great family vacation location!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||1/2 payment is due with signed rental agreement, and the remainder is due no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival. Checks only.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.