HISTORIC SUMMER HOME ON BIG SQUAM LAKE

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Victoria West

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC SUMMER HOME ON BIG SQUAM LAKE

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3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 - 8 Sleeps With Lots Of Room

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, “West Camp” has been in the same family for 90+ years. A secluded cove, 1,000 feet of shoreline and a large lawn on Squam Lake create a wonderful vacation spot for families and couples to unwind.

While there is plenty to do around Squam (see below), the camp provides ample space for relaxing. Guests have exclusive use of a raft, two kayaks, and canoe. There are steps with a railing down to a shallow, sandy-bottom area - there’s a small beach when the lake level is low. A private dock accommodates two boats up to 16’ and provides a great fishing spot for children.

There’s seating on the lawn, a hammock, large wrap-around porch and deck, two stone fireplace indoor living areas, three bedrooms and an eat-in kitchen.

“West Camp” is for folks who are looking for a traditional lake retreat in a spectacular, quiet location. The kitchen has been updated. We don’t have TVs (there’s internet) but have lots of puzzles and board games. With the lake outside your front door, there’s plenty to do.

Our guests also have access to Yard Island. Yard is a privately-owned, uninhabited island on the south side of the lake. It's a great destination for a boat ride, picnic or even campout.

Squam Lake is two hours north of Boston. Dubbed the quiet lake, there is far less development and boat traffic than on nearby Winnipesaukee. Bennett Cove is a quiet cove located on the north side of the lake. Folks come to Squam to enjoy the wildlife, lakes and mountains. There are, however, many “civilized” pleasures within a short drive including restaurants, live theatre, music, golf and various attractions.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Victoria West

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Five generations of our family have enjoyed this summer home on the edge of Squam Lake. For us it's about getting outside and experiencing the beauty of the lake and the White Mountains.

Victoria West purchased this house in 1920

With its long driveway and location in the cove, there are few rentals on Squam that offer the privacy at West Camp. While we've updated some things, we strive to keep the traditional ambiance.

Our day often starts with coffee on the porch overlooking the lake, a boat ride to town to pick up the newspapers and basic supplies – usually bringing a fishing rod just in case! Depending on the weather, midday might be a hike – there are many 1-3 hour hikes along the Squam Range within a 10 minute drive, a paddle, swim or just hanging out and reading or playing a game. Dinner is either at the camp or one of the many restaurants within a 25 minute drive. Cool nights always end with everyone hanging out either in the sitting or living rooms in front of a fire.

* If you like to run, there's an amazing five-mile run from the camp to the top of Rattlesnake - providing the best views of the lake. You can also drive the four minutes to the base parking lot where it's less than a mile hike to the top.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 93
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several
Car: necessary

Many one-three hour hikes, canoeing, New Hampshire Science Center 5 minutes away, lots of restaurants and several golf courses within 25 minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

Squam Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$2,200
7 nights
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
$2,200
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,200
7 nights
 

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Notes Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Arrival anytime after 3 pm. Departures before 11 a.m.
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Amenities

Squam Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , Claw foot bathtub, new outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 2nd floor, 3 twins plus 1 child-sized bed - 4.5 feet long
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, enormous, valley ceiling, oversized twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor, two twins or one king with thick king-size pad
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
A private retreat on beautiful Squam Lake. Surrounded by the Squam Range and White Mountains, this house has been home base to vacationers for nearly a century.
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