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Four bedroom lake front vacation home. One and a half baths. Sleeps 8, extra loft area, walk out basement, large deck to enjoy sunsets, pool table, washer/dryer, camp fire pit to cook smores, large flat beach to soak up the sun, fish from the dock.
It was perfect, 5 kids ages 13-4 never were bored! So you know how happy we were? The house had everything you could need, more then enough room. Most of the time your outside on the lake. Pool table a fridge in the basement and wood to burn at night. Don't forget about Chris and Sheila outstanding , gave us a walk through and answered all our questions. Overall it was a great week for us. Thanks so much for the PERFECT week.
We couldn't have been happier with what became our multi-family-intergenerational home for a week. Everything in the description of this property is true and more! The owners, Sheila and Chris share their love of this house by keeping it in perfect condition and sparkling clean. As far as amenities go, everything was there that we needed for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and most of all, lakeside fun and time to relax and enjoy being together. Because this was a family vacation, one of the things that impressed us most was the kid-friendly layout. Keeping the kids, four cousins ages 7-9, busy and entertained was one of the things uppermost in our minds as the vacation approached. If you are in the same situation, Not to worry! The 2 kayaks and canoe, fishing off the dock, the pool table downstairs, the fireplace by the beach, and the games and puzzles kept the kids entertained between their made-up games. As for the adults, we could sit up on the deck overlooking Balch Lake and see the kids down on the beach at all times. This was both fun and reassuring. We were able to get movies from Sheila and Chris's exhaustive collection. Cell phone service and internet were not a problem with the Wi-Fi. In addition to our stay at the house, we also took a couple of day trips- one to the ocean and one to the Polar Caves. This broke up the week nicely. We shopped for food in Ossipe at the Hannefords. The World War II museum in Wolfboro was way beyond our expectations. It is not to be missed, with excellent exhibits covering the war effort "back home" between 1939 and 1945. Balch lake proved to be the highlight of our week, with its lovely reflections of sky and trees. The boats going by were not loud and the nights were quiet. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to family and friends who want to "get away from it all"
Our family had an amazing week at your Lake House.this house is everything the listing said and more. Sheila and Chris , thank you for allowing our family to stay at your lake house. It is truly beautiful and very well stocked with more than you need. We did a lot of fishing and camp fires at night. The lake is beautiful and relaxing . Like all vacations it went by to fast. We are all looking forward to next year. You are gracious and friendly hosts..thanks again...Darlene ,Mike, Jeff, Marybeth,Livy, Ian, Carrie-Ann Grafton Ma
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation it will be hard to find another place to compare to this home. We felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves through the week and then it came alive again on the weekend. This house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The owners, Sheila and Chris, are very nice people who make you feel welcome....they were there to greet us upon our arrival and there to say goodbye as well. This is definitely a place we would consider renting again. If you do want to get out and explore a bit, there are plenty of things to do within a 2 hour drive....we visited Boston to see a baseball game, Mt. Washington, and drove to the beaches in Kennebunkport. We all enjoyed the canoe and the kayaks as well!
A memorable vacation which will always stand out as the “house that had everything!” It is by far the best stocked home we have ever been to. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful time with the beach right outside the door, fishing from the dock and sitting by the fire every night. The location is perfect for getting away from it all!
"Away from it All" - July 27 to August 3 2013
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Wow!!!!!!!! - what an excellent house and location - to relax, cook, welcome friends and family, swim, play pool....overall this house has everything. Of course to make it complete, Sheila and Chris gave us a small present to welcome us - thank you so much - that was the only thing that we forgot about - my teenagers enjoyed the smores that same day. We would also recommend this house for families with small children - since it is loaded with water toys. Thank you so much for your hospitality and for sharing this great house with us. Magaly, Ruben, Jennifer, Rubencito, Mike, Ivana and Alejandra.
Beautiful 700 Acre Balch Lake. One and half hours from Boston. Forty minutes from the outlet stores in North Conway. Fifteen minutes from Province Lake Golf Course. Thirty minutes from Indian Mound Golf Course. Fifteen minutes from Wolfeboro and Lake Winnipesaukee.
No pets allowed. No smoking in the house. Weekend rates available, contact owner.
Personal check or bank check accepted. A 50% deposit to secure reservation. Remaining balance due two weeks prior to stay. A $300 security deposit due two weeks prior to stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.