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Lovely Renovated Lake-Front Cottage, Peaceful/Family-Friendly

Julie

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Lovely Renovated Lake-Front Cottage, Peaceful/Family-Friendly

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Gilmanton Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms plus loft, 2 Baths,

Escape your busy life at cozy 'Crystal Cove', lovely light renovated space with an all-wood, open-plan interior.

Enjoy views of beautiful Crystal Lake and the gentle mountains in the distance. The large wrap-around deck invites you to dine al fresco and listen to the loons.

Or relax on the screened porch a few feet from the water while the kids jump off the dock and swim out to the raft. 200' of private sandy-bottomed, paddle-in waterfront is yours to enjoy, perfect for little ones. Two kayaks are waiting for you to explore the lake, PFDs provided.

Plenty of room for all the family with 4 bedrooms: three with queen beds, one with twin beds. Kids love sleeping on 2 twin mattresses in the open loft (watch your head!)

Private and secluded, yet only a couple minutes from convenient corner store for all your needs, including delicious fresh-baked breads and pastries on the weekend! A short 15 minutes drive takes you to Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee with all large lake amenities, restaurants, shopping, mini-golf etc.

BOard games and water toys provided but there is no TV at this home because time spent here is about being with family and getting back to the simple pleasures in life. Come and unwind!

Keywords: cottage

waterfront

cabin

private

Crystal Lake

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Julie (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Julie

We are a Massachusetts family with three boys. We fell in love with this beautiful cabin because it gives us the opportunity to take time out of our hectic schedules to enjoy family time together.

Julie purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Julie chose Gilmanton

This was the first house we saw! Nothing we saw later could compare...the location, right on the water and on a private road could not be more perfect. It is an easy drive to 'civilization', and yet feels like a complete escape.

What makes this cabin unique

We love having the lake on our doorstep. Kicking off the day with a refreshing swim, or paddling out in a kayak to watch the sunset. It's perfect! And if we're feeling too lazy to make dinner, there's freshly made pizza and icecream just 5 mins away at the Gilmanton Ironworks Market.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful vacation my family had. We spent our days swimming, fishing, boating and napping, Nights were dinners together, by the fire and playing games. Great to have some much time with family
Jul 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Lovely Renovated Lake-Front Cottage, Peaceful/Family-Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
boston, ma
5

Peaceful family fall retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at the cottage and viewing the fall leaves! My mom, sister and little nieces came to visit and we decided to go to the Lakes region to see the beautiful fall colors. Our group consisted of 3 adults (1 senior) and two children (3 years and 1.5 years) The cottage suited us very well, as we had many different needs with all of our age ranges. The little ones had tons of books and toys to play with which were all available in a bookcase in the cottage. They loved playing in the yard as well, there were lots of fun outdoor toys and games for them also provided. The big girls loved having wine and sitting on the deck star gazing after the little ones went to sleep.

The town of Alton Bay is close and convenient, and we really enjoyed eating at Shibleys at the Pier, which was recommended in the visitor book. We also ventured into Wolfboro for the day and had a great time browsing the streets and shops. The grounds around the cottage are beautiful and very peaceful. I could imagine writing a novel out on the deck!

We had everything we needed and were very comfortable during our stay. I recommend this property to anyone looking for a good place to gather and enjoy the outdoors!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this thoughtful review, Ingrid! I am so glad you girls had a good time. Appreciate that you took the time to write :)
Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, UK
5

Fabulous place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We were on a touring holiday of New England and two nights stay at this lakeside cabin was our R and R before driving on again. It is a perfect place to relax, so quiet, yet with the lake view always something to watch. We were so lucky that we had crystal clear, sunny days, so the reflections of the fall foliage in the water were beautiful - spent much time trying to capture on camera! Besides the lovely walking trails there is so much to do, kayaks, table tennis, table football, board games. The cabin is so well equipped and the quick to light gas 'log burner' makes it so easy to be cosy in the cooler evenings. We left with our energy levels fully recharged.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we provided a restful respite during your busy new England tour! Thanks for the review, Wendy!
5

This place even has a ton of wall outlets!

  • 5 of 5

You are no doubt reading this review because you have decided you want to go away, are pretty sure of the location and your budget and the features you'd like in a rental property. You are probably toying with this one and maybe 1 or 2 more. I suggest you email the owners of all of those rentals you are considering with a few questions and see what kind of email you get back. See how long it takes for them to respond, if they answer those questions, what the tone of the email is like and whether they seem friendly and on the ball. I am writing this review to help you make a decision. You see, the owner does not need my help finding renters, so I am writing this for you, the potential renter. Julie, the owner, doesn't need to advertise heavily. I know she has this listed on the usual vacation websites but other than that, it's word of mouth and positive stays that are keeping her calendar full of repeat vacationers. I could go on about how great Crystal lake is or how nice New England is, but you probably know that already and want the real dirt, so to speak. I have rented many houses over the years and I actually enjoy looking at the listings. I'm the one in my family who does all of the leg work when it comes to inquiries, reservations, payment and contracts. So, I have looked at a gazillion listings and contacted many owners. I have had a number of questions for Julie before moving ahead with the actual booking, and more interactions during the reserving process. She is THE BEST owner I have ever dealt with, hands down. No, we are not cousins and I do not know her otherwise. She answered every one of my annoying questions (Do the bedrooms have doors? Bureaus? How close is the nearest neighbor? etc.) and then some. I learned a long time ago, despite great photos, to not assume anything. You know how you sense when someone is in it for the money and to make it worse you get there and find the place so unappealing, like it smells and there's no room for your stuff and there's one lamp in the whole house? Julie and this home are the total opposite. If there's anything I'd like you to take away from this review is this: You are paying for an experience, not just a house. The owner is NORMAL, the house and property are divine, there are only pleasant surprises and you won't regret this choice.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Susan, nice review, thank you so much :) We really appreciate your taking the time to write this up, and are so glad you had a good week at Crystal Cove.
Los Angeles, CA
5

Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

This place is bigger than is looks from the photos. I had some friends and family with me for a relaxing getaway and it was perfect. Cornhole was everyone's favorite outdoor game when we weren't swimming or out in the kayaks (my favorite). Lots of loons which was cool to watch. The firepit is huge and the chairs around it are comfy. The deck is a giant wrap around with a great view of the lake when you're make grub in the grill. We had some powerful thunder and lightning storms that were really exciting and with the giant windows we sat inside and watched. On top of it the owners make it very easy and they are very accommodating to the renters. I rent a lot of houses and this was one of my best experiences.

I really couldn't have asked for more. I hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, Chris. So glad you had a good week at the lake. The lightning storms sound very exciting :)
Clifton Park, New York
5

A wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful time at the lake house, relaxing with family...games at night...star-gazing...listening to loons...swimming and fishing..coffee on the deck in the a.m., drinks on the deck at dusk!!

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy our time here!"

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A magical spot

  • 5 of 5

What a truly beautiful place Crystal Cove is! We were lucky enough to see the start of an early fall and the colors were superb. We've loved the area and Crystal Cove is a magical spot. Thank you for letting us use your lovely house.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Gilmanton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $115.00
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Half of total is due upon booking. Remainder due 3 weeks prior to vacation.
Damage deposit will be fully refunded after inspection of premises following vacation.
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Amenities

Gilmanton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Loft - 2 child bed , for little people only...very low ceiling!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
23' screened porch overlooking water, boat slip/dock and swimming raft, 2 kayaks and PFDs, lots of outdoor games (basketball, ping pong, beanbag toss, horseshoe toss, pails and shovels, balls and more). Super firepit at water's edge with plenty of adirondack chairs...great for star-gazing and s'mores! Also indoor board games and books.

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