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Your Own Private Peninsula — Squam Lake's Most Coveted Location

Steve Brown

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Steve Brown

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Your Own Private Peninsula — Squam Lake's Most Coveted Location

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Squam Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Family Summer Retreat, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12

Located on one of Squam Lake’s rare private peninsulas, Camp Finisterre offers the greatest luxury of all: simple living in a spectacular setting.

This former fishing camp-turned-family getaway is a throwback to an unplugged era. From the moment you leave your car behind and begin the short walk down the blueberry-lined path (your first glimpse of Finisterre’s 2,000 feet of shoreline), you will feel like you have arrived back at summer camp. Just as then, all you’ll need is your swimsuit and a good book.

Finisterre was constructed on this “end of the earth” promontory in the early 20th century. Set on an acre of land surrounded on nearly all sides by water, the camp hosted anglers, including President Cleveland, who flocked to its clear green waters, sandy-bottomed coves, and rocky shoals. It was converted to a family retreat that was purchased in 1957 by the Brown family who in the ensuing decades have welcomed family, friends, and, more recently, renters to its peaceful embrace.

From the beginning, Finisterre has been a special place for all ages to gather. The spacious, shingled house (3,900 square feet including its wide, covered porches) have been renovated and yet have maintained their vintage charm, with bead board siding, wood framed windows, indoor/outdoor living, and a mix of modest New England furnishings. It is wonderfully comfortable, though nothing here is precious, save kinship and nature.

Simply put, the camp invites relaxing. Free of modern life’s distractions, your biggest decision may be whether to take a dip in the lake or a nap on the porch. Come sunset, you can gather for a sun downer on the west-facing dock, convene for supper in the large, eat-in kitchen, and move your party to the fire ring at the end of the point for s’mores. Finally, retire to one of the camp’s airy bedrooms where you will fall asleep to the calls of loons and the lapping of waves.

Your assignment for the next day? Rinse and repeat.

To get a sense of just how private your escape will be, check out the aerial photo below. We’re the entire peninsula on the right.

You're close to everything (including the charming town of Holderness), and yet far away from it all.

• On small cove shared with just one other family

• Directly across from Squam Lake Association where you can rent sailboats, kayaks and more

• 1 mile from local farm stand

• 2 miles from Holderness

• 6 miles from Ashland

• 10 miles from Meredith

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

Why Steve Brown chose Squam Lake

Concord resident Mrs. Brown purchased this summer getaway for her family of six. Four generations of the Brown family have since gathered at Finisterre for summer vacations, family reunions, weddings, and good old-fashioned fun. Mrs. Brown passed the camp on to her sons Steve and Tom, who manage Finisterre for the enjoyment of their children, grandchildren, and friends. They welcome renters to share this special place.

What makes this house unique

Simple pleasures and privacy on Squam Lake’s best location.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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Your Own Private Peninsula — Squam Lake's Most Coveted Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Washington DC
5

Gorgeous - Photos Do Not do Justice to This Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an incredible week at this wonderful camp on a private point on the Lake. A gorgeous location with lake views on all sides; it's like being on a private island. This is the perfect spot for renters who appreciate a traditional Squam Lake camp. It was a joy to cook family meals in a kitchen with gorgeous views of the lake just a few feet away and to wake up to lake views from every bedroom. There is plenty of space for kids to play in the open clearing surrounded by pine trees and the sparkling lake on all sides, and a large airy sunporch for family gatherings and games. The dock and swim float are great places to swim and boat. We did not want to come home and cannot wait to rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place for the family

  • 5 of 5

This is a classic, turn-of-the-century "great camp" with charm, warmth and plenty of space inside and out. You are completely surrounded by water with views up and down the lake, and the fire pit (which is rare at Squam) is nestled right at the end of the peninsula and makes a perfect gathering place. Kids have easy access down a short set of stairs into the water with a sandy bottom and the large dock accommodates several boats as well as sun-bathing. The owners are laid-back, the house is clean and well-equipped, and it rates right up there with the best that Squam has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester, NH (MHT)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Walter's Basin
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 113
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Squam Lake Inn Kitchen & Bar
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $425 Per night

Squam Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early
May 1 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,975
 
 
Late
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Security deposit $350
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes These rates and terms are valid for 2015 rentals.

Rentals start on Friday evening, allowing you to have an entire weekend in your vacation.
Advance booking (more than three months out): 50% due upon booking with balance — including cleaning fee and separate check for security deposit — due 90 days prior to occupancy.Booking within 90 days of occupancy: 100% of rent and fees due at time of reservation.

Security deposit: $350

Cleaning fee: $180
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Amenities

Squam Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 upstairs - toilet , tub , Full bath with clawfoot tub serves upstairs bedrooms.
    Outdoor shower - Enclosed outdoor shower with hot/cold running water.
    Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , Half-bath with pedestal sink & storage locker
  • Downstairs bedroom is adjacent to half bath. Outdoor shower is perfect for recharging after a day of fun in the sun. Dunk the little ones or have a soak in the clawfoot tub upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - Sleeps 6 in 4 twin bunks plus 2 single futons on floor
  • Knotty pine paneled bedroom on first floor with queen bed. Upstairs bedrooms have ceiling fans, wood paneling or wainscoting; three have queen beds, and one sleeps six in two bunk beds plus two futons on the floor. All bedrooms have water views and natural cross-ventilation with screens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire pit at the end of the point is a favorite place for s'mores at day's end. Water views from every room with practically no one else in sight, and trees providing a natural privacy screen. Oversized dock, picnic area, and BBQ grill that everyone will enjoy.

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