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Squam Lake, 6 bedroom Waterfront Vacation Home. Great for Families and Groups

The Bennets

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
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Squam Lake, 6 bedroom Waterfront Vacation Home. Great for Families and Groups

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Squam Lake House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, beach, dock,5 kayaks, tennis court

Welcome to the 6 bedroom lakefront vacation house known affectionatly as “Camp Kusumpy'. This spacious home on the shores of Squam Lake offers an ideal setting for a family or group vacation. The house sits just steps from the shoreline, and offers views of the lake and mountains from the expansive deck and screened in porch in front of the house, and from the 50' long dock, and from most rooms. The house comes equipped with 5 kayaks for your enjoyment.

Four reasons why the house is popular among vacationers:

1) Waterfront location in a quiet cove with 300+ yards of private shoreline, with a long dock for swimming, a swimming raft, boating and fishing.

2) Accommodates large groups with ease - with four bedrooms for couples, plus two large bunk rooms with four beds each - perfect for kids!

3) Entertaining mix of modern amenities (WIFI, Dish TV , 6 burner/2 oven gas stove), old classics (collection of board games, bumper pool table), plus a private tennis court and rustic charm

4) Offer great space, privacy and value for big groups vs comparable options. Lots of indoor and outdoor space to spread out in

The house has something for everyone in your group. 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 you and your family will enjoy a memorable vacation together.

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

Its 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 explored 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, a bumper pool table and other diversions. There is a movie theater 15 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, the nearby town of Center Harbor has an upscale restaurant, pizzerias, Chinese food and diners. Further afield you can find scores of activities and dining options in Meredith, Laconia, and Conway.

We provide a comprehensive activities guide to all renters.

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More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Bennets (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About The Bennets

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

Why The Bennets chose Squam Lake

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

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Bedrooms 6
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
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 13 reviews

Loved the loons

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Camp Kusumpy with a group of women friends and had the best time. Very secluded, yet convenient for shopping. We all loved the loons and paddling around the cove in the kayaks. The house is casual and very comfortable and the deck is a beautiful place to sit and have dinner. We met the owner when we arrived and she was very gracious and welcoming. I would recommend this place for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky, Thanks for the kind words about our vacation home. We're delighted to hear that you and your group had such a memorable stay. The house really does work well for large groups such as yours. Keep in touch about a return for another reunion. Best Regards, The Bennets
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Annual Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was our 10th season renting a house (new house every year). We meet yearly with our family of 12 (ages 6-73), plus multiple dogs. This by far exceeded all of our expectations. From the built in Chess table, bumper pool table, more board games than I could even begin to recount, books (kids, adults, local birds, etc.), and ample sleeping places, this house was amazing. Then you have the outdoors; Treehouse, kayaks, tennis court, hammock, dock, swimming, and of course views. We spent many hours at the house reading, swimming, dozing, cooking, eating, chatting, kayaking, and hiking. My sister and her husband absolutely loved the "outdoor" bedroom and enjoyed the daily sunrise immensely. One of my favorite things to do was go kayaking with my 3 boys and explore the little island with blueberries and go around the "big" island. This house is welcoming (loved all the scented hand soaps, plenty of toilet paper, and other personal touches), and inviting. We loved how rustic it is that we didn't have to worry too much about traipsing in some sand and dripping left over droplets of water, nothing a broom couldn't sweep away.

We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for an escape from the hectic life, but also enjoy being close to civilization. We can't wait to come back next year! We are already booked!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family had such a great vacation experience at "Camp Kusumpy". You are welcome to come back anytime!

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I guess the best way to summarize how we felt about Camp Kasumpy is to say we asked the owners if we could possibly buy it! Well, they are far too much in love with it to ever part from it, and we know why. It is simply special. Waking up in the morning to the glass-like lake, the fresh air...playing in the lake all day, running every day, twice a day on the blanket of soft bed of pine needles lining the country roads, beneath the shade of tall evergreens, the sounds of the loons cry and they play hide and seek in the lake, my children laughing as they jump off the dock into the fresh lake water, kayak, water-ski, float on the tubes...then topping it off with a glass of wine on the deck and watching the most magnificent sunset. The pictures do not lie. The house is beautiful and made me remember my wonder years as my kids experienced theirs. The owners were beyond gracious, we had use of the tubes, kayaks, and they provided us with so many amenities - even a couple of decadent chocolate bars. If we needed anything they responded by email immediately and went above and beyond. We felt like we were staying in the home of personal friends and I believe we were. We will definitely return and my kids said it best, "Mom, that was the awesomest vacation EVER!" I agree Charlie! Thanks for letting us experience this special special place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we couldn't have said it better. You and your family are always welcome at "Camp Kusumpy" .

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.

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

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"!


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


Rates & Availability

From $5,995 Per week

Squam Lake House Rental Rates

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Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Notes 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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Squam Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , shower , Master bedroom bathroom
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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