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Beautiful lake side get away, quiet, and peaceful.

Bill McGrath

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Bill McGrath

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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Beautiful lake side get away, quiet, and peaceful.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Winchester Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6.

Private beach, dock, raft, rowboat, canoe, 4 Kayaks, or launch your boat. Cable TV, high speed internet, WIFI, 42' flat screen internet TV.

Sleeps 6 - two bedrooms - One with Queen bed, one with two single beds, and a full size pullout couch in the

family/living room.

106 feet of sandy beach with dock and raft for your swimming, boating, or fishing pleasure.

8' sliding door to patio 80 feet from water's edge.

Central air conditioning

Faces east for beautiful sunrises. Beach is sunny all day.

Eight golf courses are in the region.

Everything provided except beach towels.

Activities - swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain climbing, golf, miniature golf, go carts, bowling, shopping, restaurants, plays, auctions, antiquing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, 1 hr. to Snow Skiing - Okemo - Mount Snow - Crotched Mountain.

Optional opportunity - To possibly rent 18' speedboat 190 hp with driver for cruising the lake for sight seeing, wake boarding, tubing, and water-skiing. Wake board, and water ski lessons available. All water equip. provided-ski's,wake-board,etc $75/hr

The best of New England awaits you. A quaint New England town with baked bean suppers, antique shops & auctions, fairs and friendly people all nestled in the foothills of New Hampshire. Enjoy your weekends and vacations with deer, fox, Bald Eagles, and Canadian geese as life slows down to a relaxed pace. Four miles from New Hampshire's largest wilderness state park - Pisgah State Park. It's great for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. Twenty four miles to Mount Monadnock - Elevation 3,125' - One of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world.

- Most people are having such a great time - They don't leave the lake.

This abode is located on Forest Lake in Winchester, NH. The Monadnock Region is great for Summer time fun, Fall foliage, Winter activities or Spring time hiking.

- Handicap accessible - No stairs to climb or hills to navigate. 80 feet from the waters edge.

- No running up and down stairs with food plates, etc. The patio and barbecue grill are right outside your sliding door.

- Beach is sunny all day from sunrise to sunset - Some beaches are shady most of the day.

- Equipment provided - Canoe, rowboat, 4 kayaks, life vests

- Optional equipment available for a rental fee - Speedboat, Water-ski's, Wake Board, Water Tubes. $75/hr

2 hrs. from Boston, MA

1 hr. 20 min. from Hartford, CT

2 hrs. from Albany, NY

3 hrs. from NYC

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Bill McGrath (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Bill McGrath

I am one of twelve children. I grew up in Meriden, CT and used to come to Forest Lake every Summer, since 1950. I graduated from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT in 1979 with BS in Business Administration and graduated with MBA in Management in 1986. I spent most of my career as Material Manager for a small company in Bloomfield, CT. My wife and I are currently retired. I am currently on the Winchester School Board and on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Bill McGrath purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Bill McGrath chose Winchester

I spent every Summer here, since 1950. I really loved the area and the people. My dream was to retire here. We purchased this property in 1992 and in 2005 we built our retirement home on Forest Lake. It's like being on vacation year round. We hate to leave to go anywhere else.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the lake, the woods, and the mountains. We like the rural character of the area. It's so peaceful and serene. It's like being on vacation year round. We like to travel, but we enjoy the area so much we don't like to leave.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beautiful lake side get away, quiet, and peaceful.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Beyond my expectations

  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune of staying at this property for an extended term for an assignment with work during the last four months. I couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Your hosts Bill and Sandie have truly thought of everything. The apartment is nicely appointed to meet your every need. The location is truly beautiful. I stayed here during one of the worst New England winters and never wanted for anything. Bill and Sandie are great hosts and you can't find any more honest and descent people. I came here from Texas for work and I hope to return in the future for pleasure. Your going to love your stay, I definitely did.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bart, Thank you for the wonderful review. Sandie and I really enjoyed hosting you and it was great meeting your wife and two sons when they joined you for two weeks. The boys really enjoyed making the snowman and snow lady and sliding down the hill in the snow. I guess they don't get to do that much in Texas. We do hope to see you again someday and we are glad you arrived back home safely. Bill & Sandie
Schenectady, NY
5

Our stay was awesome! Beautiful & peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter, Molly, is disabled and the open floor plan design of the home provided great wheelchair accessibility. The kitchen and bathroom were both very well equipped and organized. We were able to enjoy fishing and swimming in the lake, including being able to wheel our daughter right to the water's edge and take her in for a swim.

Bill and Sandy were great hosts and showed a lot of concern and compassion for our daughter's needs. We were pleased with everything during our stay and definitely will plan a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Thank you for the wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. You forgot your flippers so I sent them the other day. We will look forward to you returning in the future. Bill & Sandy
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Every year we travel our family and boat to New Hampshire for vacation. We have found places we like and lakes we like but never both together. The lake is the perfect size for water skiing/sports. Virtually all day the water is super calm. Bill and Sandy are very generous hosts and provided everything we could have possibly needed. The general area is very nice and peaceful. The lake is very private and there isn't a lot of tourist traps around. When we did eat out, the prices were very reasonable.

We are a family of 5, with 3 children ages 5, 7 and 12 and spent are days hiking, kayaking, fishing and water skiing. And the nights hanging around the fire pit making s'mores.

We really can't thank Bill and Sandy enough for their hospitality and sharing their beautiful home with us for the week. They are wonderful in every way!!!!!! Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cooperstown, New York
5

Returning Next Year

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were excellent. To look out the kitchen window and see the lake was amazingly beautiful. Sandie and Bill provided more than the conveniences of home and the apartment was lovely and extremely comfortable. In addition, they are warm and friendly people. I will definitely make it my next year's vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you so much for the review. We enjoyed having you and your friends as much as you enjoyed being here. We are both looking forward to you coming back next year. Sandie & Bill
Phoenix area, AZ, USA
5

Beautiful Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the lake. The apt was beautifully furnished. Bill & Sandy were extremely nice. We will definitely be staying longer next year. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MaryEllen, It was a pleasure hosting you and your husband. We are looking forward to you coming back next year. Sincerely, Bill McGrath
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place was truly amazing. We knew the first morning we were there that we would be back next year. Bill and Sandy were great and very helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed playing with Cassie. If you want a wonderful vacation give them a call, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vickie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting you and Brenda in August 2013 and are looking forward to your return in 2014. You have now become like family. Bill & Sandie

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley Intl. Airport (BDL) Hartford/Springfield
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Keene, NH
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Keene Country Club - 8 golf courses in the region
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rt. 10
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Snow, Sunapee, Stratton, Crotched Mtn, & other
Car: necessary

Lake front getaway located on Forest Lake in Winchester, NH. Fabulous fall foliage. Twenty four miles to Mount Monadnock, which is 3,125 foot elevation and is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world. Shopping & entertainment in Keene, NH. Eight golf courses are in the region. Create your own vacation memories with family and friends. If you're lucky, you might see a Bald Eagle cruising the lake looking for a fish to pluck.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Winchester Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer
May 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$900
$2,700
 
 
Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$900
$2,700
 
 
Winter 2015 - 2016
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$700
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$1,600
 

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Amenities

Winchester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a washer & dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full size hide-a-bed couch in family/living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Day trips to King Arthur Flour and Vermont Country store in Vermont, also Yankee Candle Deerfield, MA and Kringle Candle, Bernardston, MA, as well as, sight seeing trips to Boston, MA

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