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$850 a week...$750 a week off season!! Enjoy your own private island get away! This 1.8 acre island in the middle of the Ossipee River is yours for a week or the entire summer. Drive across the sturdy cement bridge and feel your cares slip away. You can fish for Bass, kayack or canoe up to the Porter Covered Bridge, walk to the local donut shop or ice cream hut or attend an auction in the village of Kezar Falls.
This historic c. 1924 John Calvin Stevens cottage has original doors, woodwork and stained glass. Built for the local mill owner's family as a getaway, it still has a lot to offer. There are sweeping cathedral ceilings, a fireplace for ambiance and a wood cookstove in the kitchen. Have morning coffee in the cozy breakfast room overlooking the waterfalls. The modern kitchen has a microwave, coffee maker and all the dishes, pots and pans you will need. The large bath room has a separate tub and shower. There's one queen bed, one double bed, a sofa bed for 2, plus a blow up bed for company if you need it. Bring your own linens and towels or use ours; there's a laundrymat close by. Relax in the rockers for Happy Hour on the large screened porch or have a nightly campfire at the outside fireplace, fire wood provided. You may pick the tomatoes out front if they are ripe.
You can fish, swim and boat in the clean Ossipee River. And it is actually warm as it comes from Ossipee Lake! Bring your own kyack or use ours. On the north side of the island the sound of the waterfalls will lull you to sleep! On the south side you may see almost perfect reflections in the water although it does have a gentle current. Use our inner tubes and just float for hours, and the village church bells may wake you every morning. There is no beach or shallow entry for very young children.
There is very little TV reception so we over 200 DVDs and VCR tapes, I hope you like the oldies. We also have cards, puzzels and board games and an assortment of books. Outside is badmitten or horse shoes.
Enjoy a church supper nearby. Drive 4 miles to Cornish to visit 12 Antique shops. Fine dining are close by in picturesque Cornish village. The White Mountains and major outlet shopping in North Conway are 30 minutes away. Ocean beaches and Portland, Maine's largest city, are a 50 minute drive. LL Beans in Freeport is an hours drive. Come visit our island paradise! You'll want to return.
Keywords: historic bungalow, private island with bridge,walk to village amenities, sleeps 5-7
We are both local real estate brokers specializing in antique homes and homes with character. Jim also has a handyman business so he has done most of the repairs to this cottage. He took off 6 layers of linoleum and plywood to get back to the orignal wood floors in the kitchen. He took a small storage closet and added 2 large windows to create a breakfast room with a view of the waterfalls. We went to local auctions and found some antique furniture for this special cottage. We have really enjoyed our work weekends here and the more we were here the more we decided to keep and enjoy this property for a long time.
Jim Hanscom and Linda Griffin purchased this bungalow in 2009
I grew up in this village of Kezar Falls and used to ride my bike to this island for weekly Girl Scout meetings on the large front porch. My family now lives nearby in Cornish so it is a chance to reconnect with them. We also had a get together for my 45th high school class reunion here and had 35 visitors comfortably for a great evening of reminiscing. We even strung Christmas twinkle lights on the bridge railings. In the fall on a warm sunny October day we gave a suprise 60th Anniversary brunch for my mother and father and all their friends. It was alot of fun. This cottage was on a house tour as a fund raiser for the local historical society and we got great reviews!!
We enjoy the peace and quiet...privacy and relaxation...warm water to swim in, fresh tomatoes at the door and a delightful place to entertain. At the end of the season we ended up with five bottles each of mustard and rellish because of all the friends who came for a cookout and brought things! The quiet, the privacy, the underlying hum of the waterfalls...a unique vacation!!!
Love this place. We were back for a third year and Jim and Linda made a bunch of improvements to the house--including beautiful new wood on the floor and a new patio and fire pit in the yard. It's adorable and charming, the area is great, nothing too fancy and feels like a real home away from home!
My Husband and I rented the property for a week and had a blast. My best friend came up from Alabama and stayed with us as well. It was a very relaxing week and the property was absolutely beautiful. Not to mention the owners were awesome. We both really appreciated all the history they were able to tell us about. Now my husband, myself, my best friend and her husband are trying to coordinate time off so that we can go back next summer.
We took our teenage son, 2 teenage nephews, 2 neices (12 & 6) and my little dog to this cabin for July 4th weekend. We had so much fun we didn't want to leave! It rained on & off 1 day, but the screened front porch gave us a place to play cards and listen to my nephew play his guitar. We were close enough to walk to town for chinese dinner and then again for ice cream, but yet we couldn't hear any road noise due to the relaxing sounds of the river and falls and couldn't see any traffic since the island is surrounded by trees. The water was quite warm for tubing & swimming. The cabin was beautiful with the stained glass windows. We had enough sleeping areas for everyone with the beds and sofas. We have rented quite a few cabins throughout the eastern US, but this is our favorite thus far. My husband says "he could be happy living here". Let us know if you decide to sell this island:)
Our family had a wonderful stay on the island. The cottage is equiptment with everything you might need during your stay. Boats,tubes,horseshoes,ladder ball, close to the small town of Cornish yet you feel as if you away from it all. Love the sound of the water and the village church.
My husband and I and our two children ages 15 and 12 and our dog stayed at this lovely cottage for a week. The owners were very helpful and promptly answered any questions we had. The island gives the feeling of being isolated yet within minutes you can be at the store, post office even the town library which we used for WiFi. Both my son and daughter enjoyed swimming, fishing (which was excellent), kayaking and canoeing. We also enjoyed two trips to the ocean as it is only 45 minutes away. We had a very nice time and would love to stay at the cottage again.
We absolutely loved staying here with our three kids (11, 11 and 9) and dogs. The owners are friendly and very helpful: on request, Linda provided us with a terrifically detailed description of the place and all the water around so we knew exactly what we were getting before we even committed, and Jim was there to meet us, having just mowed the lawn, with a tour that included things like the teaberry leaves growing that the kids could chew, tips for fire-starting, restaurant recommendations, where to find wifi, and local history. So much to do so close by, but we hardly wanted to leave the island. Got some amazing scores and met some swell people at the vintage shops in Cornish. Ate cheap fresh local food almost every night out on the porch followed by roasted marshmallows in the fire pit. The house is even more charming than the pictures; not luxe but a gorgeous period arts and crafts house with a story (they compiled a binder full of cuttings about the house's family and local history as well as what you need to know about staying there and area attractions), and all the appointments are very homey and comfortable. They had everything there we could have anticipated. In addition to the kayaks and inner tubes, there were pfd's, noodles and a raft the kids took into the river; there were two bikes on the porch we could use; fishing poles; several outdoor games (horseshoes and the like). We had the best time and hope to go again next year for even longer!
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