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Stunning Lakefront Home with Hot Tub, Some May & end of Aug Still Available!!

Paul & Anne Harris

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Paul & Anne Harris

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
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Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015
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Stunning Lakefront Home with Hot Tub, Some May & end of Aug Still Available!!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Winchester House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2 bath, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Firepit, Boats, Bikes, Ping Pong etc !!

Inquire today for mid May and End of August Getaways!! Ask about a week or longer stay at the end of August for a discounted rate.

A Stunning Lakefront home on crystal clear,sandy bottomed, 110 acre Forest Lake at the junction of NH,VT,& MA will be your long awaited retreat in the whispering pines, shimmering lakes, and beautiful foliage of New Hampshire. Bring the kids & dogs or just enjoy by yourselves.

The Great room with 25' high natural pine cathedral ceiling, skylights, entertainment center and fireplace is comfortably, casually, and uniquely furnished. Fall Foliage time is spectacular, both around the lake and on the many scenic drives nearby.

It looks out over the pristine Forest Lake that lends itself to a memorable vacation with family and friends. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen that incorporates a Jennair oven/range/grill, refrigerator/icemaker and dishwasher with all utensils, equipment, spices, condiments, etc. will make it difficult to try the eclectic restaurants in Keene, New Hampshire or historic Brattleboro, Vermont nearby.

The Four Bedrooms are 2 Queen beds, a Double, and the 4 season sun-porch with 2 single beds & Queen hide a bed (Great kid or teen suite with their own TV and VCR) and a Queen hide-a-bed in the living room and crib allow for a peaceful nights rest after a nice bath in the Jacuzzi tub or sitting in the private outdoor Hot Tub overlooking Forest Lake!

An additional living room/ sitting area with wood stove, AC and new half bath with full size washer & dryer gives you a chance to plan your day fishing,which is superb, swimming off the 150 square foot floating dock, using our canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddle boat, rafts on the lake, cross country or downhill skiing, snowmobiling on marked trails, antiquing and shopping in sales tax free NH, playing golf, hiking, biking, leaf-peeping, or attending one of the many auctions, flea markets concerts, shows or festivals in the area.

For a little exercise and a 100 mile view, climb Mt Monadnock, the most climbed Mtn in the world and only 15 miles from the house. Take the bikes down by the hobby farm with Llamas, goats, ducks, geese,lambs,horses etc. Horses and trail rides are less than a mile away and afterwards, rest those weary muscles in the new Hot Tub with the sun setting right into shimmering Forest Lake.

Winter brings cross country skiing right from the door,(10 sets of skis, 12 sizes of boots & lots of skates,snowshoes, hockey sticks and Ice fishing 'jigs' for your use!)big time downhill skiing within an hour, snowmobiling on marked trails,ice skating, sledding, ice fishing or just relaxing around the wood stove or propane fireplace.

Maybe best of all, just grab a book,snuggle in a chair by the fire,or on one of the 3 outdoor decks and just let your cares drift away as the sun slowly sets out over the lake!

We do tend to book up for the Summertime usually by months before, but also check out our new home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH VRBO/181030.

Make sure to look at the unedited Guest Comments just below to see what our previous guests thoughts were!

Keywords: Lakefront,Fishing,swimming,boating,canoe,kayaks,gourmet,upscale,luxury,family,kids, pets,fun,year round,cross country skiing,skating,Snowshoeing

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Paul & Anne Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About Paul & Anne Harris

We used to run a Country Inn and Spa in Canada. While we certainly enjoy our homes when we can, we really have fun providing an enjoyable and relaxing time for our guests, who do seem to return year after year. We'd like you to be one of them!

Paul & Anne Harris purchased this house in 2002

Why Paul & Anne Harris chose Winchester

The town of Keene, NH, 9 miles north has a wide and constant variety of things to do, with it's 3 universities and very active merchants assoc. The main downtown, with 60 shops & restaurants, with no national chains is very unique. There are all the 'Big Box' stores on the outskirts of Keene.

What makes this house unique

Forest Lake is very protected from prevailing winds, so it warms quickly in the Spring and freezes quickly in the Winter. As a mostly summer seasonal lake, from early fall to late Spring, you own the lake! We have all the boats and sports equipment for a fun filled vacation any time of the year!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 118 traveler reviews

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Stunning Lakefront Home with Hot Tub, Some May & end of Aug Still Available!!
average rating of 4.9915257 based on 118 reviews
Massachusetts
5

Awesome house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great experience and so much fun at this house!! It had everything we could of needed and more. Especially enjoyed the hot tub an the game room. We didn't have the greatest weather the weekend we went but there was so much to do that it didn't matter an we still had a great time!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newtown, CT
5

Amazing weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a weekend getaway with 6 couples. It was such a great weekend, this home was more than we expected! The house was very clean, and smelled amazing when the wood burning stove was going. It was nice enough outside to enjoy both the hot tub and the Bon fire pit as well as walk on the ice as one of our friends dogs got to run around. The house was very spacious with tons of separate areas for everyone to enjoy. There was Never a dull moment and everyone was always enjoying both indoor and outdoor space. If you like the country and a warm cozy cottage like feel, this is the perfect place for you! Paul was an amazing host and was very helpful throughout the whole rental process. We will all definitely be coming back .Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Ein tolles, gemütliches und typisch amerikanisches

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren hier mit unseren 3 kleinen Kindern im Herbst. Dies ist ein schönes und typisch amerikanisch eingerichtetes Haus mit vielen liebevollen Dekoelementen und antiken Möbelstücken. Wir sind schon zum 3. Mal hier gewesen und haben jeden Tag genossen. Besonders schön ist es im Indian Summer auf dem See zu paddeln und Tretboot zu fahren (Schwimmwesten sind für alle Altersstufen vorhanden). Wir haben den Whirlpool fast jeden Abend (als Highlight für die Kinder vor dem Schlafen) benutzt. Bei Regenwetter bietet der Keller mit dem Airhockey und der Tischtennisplatte Abwechslung. Die Schaukel vor dem Haus und die Hängematte wurden oft von den Kindern genutzt, ebenso wie die alten Fahrräder in der Garage.

Der Vermieter ist sehr bemüht und hat für uns extra schon die Betten bezogen, Blumen hingestellt und die Endreinigung übernommen, da wir eine so anstrengende Reise mit den Kindern haben.

Thank you Paul! Again everything was absolutely wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Thanksgiving to Remember!

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Ann's Lake Forest home was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. It's a spacious home and each room is cozier than the next--there was 7 of us and we felt like there was plenty of space. The decor is classic lake home with shelves of books, movies, and nicknacks that are interesting to look at. The house was clean and smelled fresh. The lake views were beautiful, especially after the Thanksgiving snowstorm came through and knocked out power through the weekend. Paul had his electrician out right away to get his generator started so we were powered back up except for the oven, which made for a fun challenge to get Thanksgiving dinner on the table. We cooked our turkey on the grill -- it was one of the best we'd ever tasted -- the dressing in the crockpot -- and everything else on the wood burning stove. We all loved it and the whole experience made for a wonderfully memorable Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the ping pong table in the basement and long walks around the neighborhood. It's in a very beautiful area. Keene and Brattleboro are close by and interesting towns to explore.

I think everyone in our group left something at the house and Paul and Ann were extra sweet to get things back to us (thank you!) We hope to be back again some day and highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a vacation lake cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Picture Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time at the lake house. Paul and Anne were amazing. They gave us door to door directions, and recommendations for places to go grocery shopping. Paul also called the day we checked in to see if we had any questions or needed anything. This house literally has everything you need and more. We went in October and we only expecting to look at the lake, not venture out. But with the paddle boat and canoe right on their private dock, we had to get out there. The views from the lake were amazing, we spent a lot of time out there. The house is cozy but with plenty of room. We also loved the swing at the front of the house and enjoyed our nights at their fire pit roasting marshmallows. My nephews were especially excited because the speedway down the road had some races, they were able to get up really close, it was an unexpected surprise. What an amazing weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
East Bridgewater, MA
5

Excellent Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just recently on the Columbus Day weekend my wife and two other couples rented the Forest Lake property. As with all of the other reviews, this property was everything we expected and read about. The house was certainly more than spacious enough for six adults and everything we needed was included in the house. The views of Forest Lake are splendid and every night we had a fire outside in the fire pit and enjoyed the warmth and solitude with an adult beverage.

The city of Keene, New Hampshire is very close and it really is a nice New England style city and very clean with a variety of restaurants. I would certainly recommend visiting the city and enjoying the shops and the pleasant atmosphere. If one should run low on food and house supplies there is a fantastic grocery store on your left just before you arrive into Keene.

Since we were at Forest Lake during peak foliage we made a trip to Vermont and visited Stratton Mountain which is not that long of a drive from Forest Lake and the foliage on Route 30 North and Route 100 South was outstanding. Both of these routes take you thru traditional New England country side and well worth the adventure. Also, another great foliage route is to travel route 9 which will take you to Hillsborough. Once in Hillsborough there is a tavern that looks very small but when it comes to serving a big time gourmet meal, it is a winner. This place could easily be a Food & Wine destination.

After spending a few hours each day on our leaf peeping journeys we retreated to the lake house and simply relaxed by the dock or the upper deck just taking in the fantastic scenery. Since the house came complete with everything one would need to prepare and serve a gourmet meal, we feasted on specialty prepared dinners and enjoyed the comfort of sitting at the large dinning table and talking about our adventures we experienced for the day.

Both my wife and myself have been using Home Away and VRBO for our summer vacations and Fall getaways for the past ten years. We were so surprised when we received a call from the owner of the property on Friday night upon our arrival and he welcomed us to his home and inquired if we needed anything. This has never happened ever before with our previous rentals. So in closing I would highly recommend that if anyone wants to rent a spacious, clean and perfectly located home in a traditional New England setting then certainly consider staying at Forest Lake. You will appreciate your "HOME AWAY".

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester,NH; Boston, Hartford, Albany less than
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Plenty in Keene
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pitch & putt to Championship 6 courses less than
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-91
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Lots in Keene
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Many Major areas under 50 mi Granite Gorge is
Car: necessary

Both 9 hole & 18 hole courses and minigolf, go cart racing within 15 miles, Tennis, Bowling, Antiques (& Junque!) Auctions 2-4/week, Fall Foliage, Mtn climbing, great fishing ( state stocks every year), horseback riding, hunting,great bike and motorcycle riding, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, cross country skiing, snow tubing,snowmobiling from the lake to anywhere in New England

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Winchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer!
May 1 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,800
 
 
Summertime!
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Fall Foliage, Festivals & Fun!
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$3,500
 
 
Winter- The Quiet Time
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Please add 9% NH tax to all rates. No cleaning or pet charge. Some Holidays and Special Events have a premium.
Heavily discounted long term stays available- Please inquire!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Winchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , right near the bedrooms with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer, Dryer, Toilet and sink off of Great Room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Regular crib and Pac N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Also Check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH!! VRBO #181030 with very similar amenities. Hot Tub overlooking the Lake!! Will entertain heavily discounted long term rental from Oct up to as long as the beg of June. Kids & Pets are always Welcome!

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