Highly recommended for family and friends
Great East Lake is an ideal location to relax with friends and family or experience the sights of Central NH. It is only 20 miles east of Lake WInnipesaukee and we found it even more enjoyable without the crowds and traffic found there. We prefer to spend our time lakeside, where there is a gradual entry area and every watersport you can imagine is available from kayaking, sailing, or just splashing in the water with the family. There is a mooring for your boat if you want to bring one, or you can just get friendly with the neighbors, which is very easy to do, and try some water skiing or wakeboarding. The paved court area is great for skateboarding, badminton, basketball, and volleyball games. A rope swing is available nearby, and the ice cream at the local shop is out of this world. We have been known to drive the 1.5 hours during the winter months just to refresh our taste buds between summer vacations. The sunsets are spectacular, and roasting marshmallows by the evening fire is always a special treat and a lasting memory.
There are plenty of areas to relax privately and simply read a book, and a waterfront swing or hammock to sit and watch the world go by. If you like to cook, all of the amenities of a gourmet kitchen are at your fingertips, and the view of the lake from the kitchen window is a great companion while you whip up a new recipe you have been wanting to try. An evening beverage with friends, or a fireside chat with the neighbors is a great way to end the day.
Route 16 is just 4 miles away and within a hour you can access the White Mountain attractions to the north, Portsmouth, NH and its fine restaurants and WaterCountry for the kids to the south, the beaches of Maine to the east, and Lake Winnipesaukee to the west.
The property owners are gracious and accommodating - an unusual find in the vacation rental market. We return every year, it has been 12 so far, to enjoy the lake and its surroundings, and catch up with our "summer friends". A summer vacation at this property provides every opportunity for enjoyment for people of all ages and memories that will last a lifetime.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Ice out is next month and we can't wait to see everyone again !
Helpful votes: 9/9
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