SQUAM LAKE, 6 BEDROOM WATERFRONT VACATION HOME. GREAT FOR FAMILIES AND GROUPS

The Bennets

Speaks french, english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SQUAM LAKE, 6 BEDROOM WATERFRONT VACATION HOME. GREAT FOR FAMILIES AND GROUPS

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6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, beach, dock, kayaks, tennis

See video to get a feel for the house and its waterfront location. This spacious 6 bedroom lakefront home on Squam Lake offers an ideal setting for a family or group vacation. The house sits just steps from the lake, and offers views of the lake and mountain from most rooms, from the expansive deck and screened in porch in front of the house, and from the 50' long dock. The house comes equipped with 4 kayaks for your enjoyment.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ty_PfRU0jMs?rel=0

The house offers commanding views of Squam Lake, and of the mountains of the Squam Range. With its delightful mix of rustic wooden construction and modern amenities (WIFI, Gas Stove, Dish TV), the house's many bedrooms and spacious layout have made it a favorite rental with large or multi-generational families, many of whom have become so attached to its mix of privacy and unmatched lake access that they consider it their family's 'home away from home.' It's not hard to see why.

Whether you are enjoying coffee on the dock as the mist rises off the lake, having lunch on the picnic table on the lakefront deck, taking a swim, playing a round of tennis on the private har-tru clay court, taking an afternoon nap in the hidden hammock, playing one of many board games or bumper pool with the kids, sitting on the porch at sunset, or gathering around the fireplace after dinner, this is the place where your family will thrive.

This vacation home features 6 bedrooms:

- Two bedrooms with queen-sized beds

- A guest room with two twin beds

- Two spacious kids bunk rooms with four single bunk beds each

- A screened-in sleeping porch overlooking the lake with a queen sized bed.

This lakefront house is an outstanding location for your vacation. It sits in a calm, protected cove on Squam Lake, with hundreds of feet of private shoreline, a long dock that will accommodate power boats, and a small fleet of kayaks.

It's location on Squam Lake's southeastern shore provides easy access to a number of attractions and activities nearby. The Squam Range offers mountain hiking trails, and fast moving rivers and brooks. Shopping and restaurants can be found in Sandwich and Center Harbor, both just 4 miles away. There is a golf course in nearby Meredith, a Science Center in Holderness, and quaint country villages all within easy reach.

Squam Lake is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing and fishing. A wealth of coves and islands can be explore by kayak. For hikers, the Squam Range, White mountains and Presidential Range offer trails ranging from 30 minutes to all-day excursions. The Koenig Wildlife Reserve down the road and Loon Center are perfect for bird enthusiasts, while the Squam Lakes Science Center's collection of raptors, otters, bobcats, bears, and even mountain lions is a great spot for the whole family.

Should it rain during your vacation, the house is well stocked with board games, books and other diversions. There is a movie theater 20 minutes away in Meredith, and Fun Park and Arcade Games at Wiers Beach in Laconia to keep everyone happy. If you don't feel like cooking, there is excellent pizza, restaurants and shopping in Center Harbor, Meredith, Laconia, and Conway.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
I'm happy to report that my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay (twice!) in your vacation home. You had redone the kitchen since the last time we were there and everything was in good condition. I think it is a special property because of its location and

the decks, etc.
Jul 2012
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The Bennets

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Speaks french, english

Our great great great grandfather purchased land on Squam Lake in 1890 which consisted of a seasonal fishing camp and an abandoned farmstead. We built this vacation home on part of that land in 1974. Our family vacations here each year, and we welcome all feedback on how to continuously improve the property for our guests

Our lakefront vacation home on Squam Lake has the interior and exterior space and design to easily accommodate large groups and familes. We make the house available for rent in the following months

- June: late June on a case by case basis

- July: all four weeks

- August: first two weeks

- September: case by case basis

This vacation home sits right on the shoreline, with great swimming, boating and fishing. A wide deck runs along the front of the villa, and overlooks the lake which is only 5 feet away. It is a 6 bedroom lakefront home offering unmatched interior and exterior living space for large groups. The house offers many different areas for relaxing, dining, socializing and entertaining.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.2
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Squam Lake, 6 bedroom Waterfront Vacation Home. Great for Families and Groups
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

WONDERFUL VACATION AT CAMP KASUMPY

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from another glorious vacation at Camp Kasumpy, on Squam. This is my family's 5th vacation at the house, and it just gets better every year. Its so nice to go to a vacation home where the owners care enough about the quality of their guests stay, that they do nice improvements to the house each year. The property couldn't be nicer and the views are extroadinary. Its such a family friendly, safe area. They even allow dogs, which was really nice, so we could include our Lab, Paco, as part of our vacation. With fantastic swimming, kayaking and fishing right out your front door... what more could you ask for. Caught a nice Small Mouth Bass on my 4th cast off the dock. For some great excercise and adventure, there are a number of fantastic hiking trails all within minutes of the house. Loved the huge (fully stocked) fireplace in the evening... the kids made plenty of Smores.

If you're looking for a super-comfortable spacious vacation home, right on the water, with tons of great things to do, in an absolutely gorgeous setting, that includes all of the the comforts of home, this is it. Enjoy
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, thanks for the kind words about the house. Great to hear that you all had such a good time. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
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PROTECTED COVE IS PERFECT LOCATION FOR FAMILIES

  • 4 of 5
Our family had a great vacation at your home. Our family consisted of my parents from TX, my sister's family of 5 from MA, and my family of 4 from NC. The Lakes Region was recommended to us from a close friend. The location of your home on the cove was absolutely perfect for our gathering with 5 kids under 13y/o. They spent every day fishing, jumping and swimming off the dock and paddling in the cove. The floating dock really added to the useable space on the water. We used the canoes and kayaks every day to explore the lake. We rented a boat which was great for tubing and sunset cruises. We all took the boat down one day to go to the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. We loved driving down the long winding driveway to arrive at your home. Your home's layout was great for our family to fit comfortably. The multiple sitting areas in the main living space allowed us all to be together but also engaged in individual activities. We commented on during the week at how well the kitchen was stocked with dishware utensils, cutlery, cookware, etc. The beds, linens, bedding were all comfortable.

We had a rather warm end of our week (upper 80s-90) and that was probably the one criticism of our stay. It was challenging to keep the house cool which was most noticeable at bedtime. Ceiling fans would have been nice. As soon as it cooled down at night we would position the window fans to pull in cooler air. A handful of windows in the home had stripped cranks so I was unable to open or close them. However, we certainly enjoyed the overall feel and camp style to the home. In summary, we had a great vacation with wonderful memories and hopefully plan to return to the Lakes Region next summer. Thank you very much for opening up your home to us.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy,
We are so happy to hear that you had such a great family vacation in our home on Squam Lake. Thanks for the feedback about the window cranks and fans, we will get those things taken care of this fall. Please come back again. Regards, The Bennets
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

PRISTINE SETTING ON SQUAM

  • 5 of 5
Waking up to loons in a secluded cove on Squam was a rare treat. My family had a wonderful stay at camp "kusumpy". From reading on the dock to kayaking and fishing we thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous setting on Squam. There is a great deck for outdoor lunch, and a beach for easy Kayak access. In the evenings we would move indoors and enjoy the bumper pool table. The bunk rooms are great for lots of kids! Highly recommend this spot right on the lake.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for sending in such nice feedback about your stay in "Camp Kusumpy". We hope you'll come back next year, we love "repeaters"!
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Squam Lake, 6 bedroom Waterfront Vacation Home. Great for Families and Groups
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
Our multigenerational family (ages 7 to 70) had an absolutely wonderful vacation on Squam Lake. The house and the location were just perfect. While rustic, the house was clean and well maintained. We especially enjoyed the use of the many kayaks and playing bumper pool in the great room. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of our family.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat - We're so happy to hear that your extended family had such a great time vacationing in "Camp Kusumpy".on Squam Lake. We hope you'll reserve another week some time soon.
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Squam Lake, 6 bedroom Waterfront Vacation Home. Great for Families and Groups
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

PURE RELAXATION ON SQUAM LAKE!

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing vacation! My family absolutely loved this spacious & comfortable home on Squam Lake. This house has it all... it’s located on a quite cove with breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. As soon as we got there, we walked up to the lake and took in the views, and let out a sigh and could immediately feel ourselves decompress - just perfect.
The house has a huge great room which is highlighted by vaulted ceilings and a very large and impressive stone fireplace. The great room was very comfortable, with plenty of large comfortable couches and chairs, which made for plenty of very cozy moments for my family. There was a fantastic collection of books, magazines, games and puzzles, which my family took full advantage. The room even included a pool table, which made for some competitive matches each day. I would be remiss, if I didn’t mention the fantastic views from the great room, which also included a convenient walk-out to a huge lake front deck that had to be 50 feet long, with plenty of chairs and tables for the family to relax. There was also the perfect Screen Porch, that had very comfy chairs and a great view of the lake. We spent plenty of time each day in the screen porch, soaking up the beautiful natural surroundings. The kitchen was also very spacious, and was updated with a newer Gas Oven/Stove, and offered plenty of room for our family and friends to cook up big meals and socialize.
We were also really impressed with the size of each bedroom, each with very comfy beds and plenty of windows to capture the wonderful breeezes. The bathrooms were also large and clean.
The house was great, but we all go to a place like this for the outdoor experience, and this house really delivered. There is a huge dock, that was big enough for my entire family and friends to spread out. We did a lot of reading, relaxing, swimming, and dining on the dock. In fact, we enjoyed lunch most days, and had dinner on the dock while taking in absolutely breathtaking sunsets each night. Many fantastic photographs each night.
This place is a nature lovers paradise, with Loons, Hawks and Eagles right out in front of the house overlooking the cove each day.
We used the kayaks for fishing and exploring - the kids loved it. The water is so clean and so refreshing - swimming was heaven.
The area offers outstanding hiking trails, whether you’re looking for a 1 hour trek or more, its all here.
Such a speciel place, we can’t wait until next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at "Camp Kusumpy". In addition to the wildlife you mentioned we've also got a mink that roams the waterfront. He's quite shy but if one sits on the dock and is quiet you can see it sometimes. There are also great blue heron stalking minnows in the corner of the cove. We'll send you an update on any improvements we make in the near future.
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Squam Lake, 6 bedroom Waterfront Vacation Home. Great for Families and Groups
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Squam Lake Lakes Region
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a really nice stay at this house with our group of 15 (newborn to grandparents). The children's bunk rooms were awesome and my husband and I loved sleeping in the sleeping porch. The house was comfortable and quirky (indoor swing!), there were lots of different gathering areas, and the porch and dock were amazing. The extras, such as kayaks and fluffy towels, were much appreciated. Now that this house has WiFi, we hope to return again as soon as possible.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robin,
We are so pleased to hear that your extended family had such a good time vacationing in "Camp Kusumpy". The new Wifi set-up is working great, and we'll send you an update on any additional improvements we make to the house.
Best Regards,
Stiles
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Manchester, N.H
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
RT 93
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sandwich town beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Canoe, Center Harbor, NH
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Waterville Valley, NH
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Waukewaun, Mededith, NH
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Canoe, Center Harbor, NH
Car: necessary

Family-friendly 6 bedroom waterfront vacation house on Squam Lake, sleeps 14, with 4 kayaks for your use, a dock and floating sunning platform, and a private tennis court. The property is located in a calm cove, and has hundreds of feet of private shoreline. The view from house is across the lake to the Squam Mountain range. From the house and dock one can often enjoy dramatic sunsets. Several hiking trails are just minutes away, and a public golf course is just a 15 minute drive away. The town of Center Harbor on Lake Winnepesaukee is just 7 minutes away. Here you will find super markets, shops and restaurants. It is 20 minutes to Meredith, 25 minutes to Wiers Beach and Laconia. To the north its a 10 minute drive to Center Sandwich, and then the White Mountains lie beyond that. The house is two hours from Boston, about three hours from Providence, three and a half hours from Hartford, and five hours from southern Connecticut and the New York suburbs.

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Squam Lake House Rental Rates

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Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
$20,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
$20,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,995
$20,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit to confirm reservation. Remainder due 6 months before rental. For rentals inside 6 months of arrival date, 100% is due to confirm the reservation.
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Amenities

Squam Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Dialup Access
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4-Upstairs - toilet , shower , Shared by two bunk rooms
    half Bathroom 3--downstairs - toilet , Powder room serving living areas
    Bathroom 2-downstairs - toilet , shower , Guest bedroom bathroom
    Master Bathroom 1-downstairs - toilet , shower , combination tub/shower , Master bedroom bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - bunk room - 4 twin/ single , 2nd floor, lake view, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - bunk room - 4 twin/ single , 2nd floor, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - sleeping porch - 1 queen , 2nd floor, screened in porch with lake view, private entry
    Bedroom 2 - Guest Room - 2 twin/ single , full bathroom, ground floor
    Bedroom 5 - upstairs Master - 2 queen , 2nd Floor, partial lake view, shared bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , full bathroom, lake view, ground floor
  • 4 of the bedrooms have lake views. The other 2 have views of the forest that surrounds the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys
  • Game Room ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Boat ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Child's Swing
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
The house is packed full of games and books. It offers hundreds of feet of private shoreline with a long dock for swimming and boating. Comes equipped with snorkel gear, inner tubes, floats and kayaks. Local services can be arranged including babysitters and catering/private chef.

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