Moose Pond is a great place for a family vacation. The pond is big (many would call it a lake), clear water, not too much boat traffic but enough to remind you of all the fun of summer. The property has a great grassy beachfront with a sandy bottom. Fire pit, picnic tables, hammock, kayaks, a dock, a raft -- everything you need to enjoy a day at the water. It's also fairly shady at certain times of day which is nice -- comfortable on the hot days and less worry about sunburns. And if you're not into swimming in the lake, the pool is great -- just the right size, some chairs to lounge in, a table to picnic at.
The home itself is well-kept and comfortable. It's homey without feeling like the owners have just walked out and you've entered their private lives. It had everything you'd expect - the usual appliances, pots, pans, gas grill, washer / dryer, etc. There were also basics in the pantry -- the stuff you don't want to have to buy for just one week. There was plenty of space for the 4 adults and two kids. We loved eating on the deck overlooking the water.
There are three levels: the first floor you enter from the driveway has kitchen/dining/living/ 1/2 bath/laundry. The second floor has a great master bedroom with windows overlooking the lake, huge master bath with jacuzzi tub and walk-in closet (which because a great hiding spot for our kids). Also on the 2nd floor, there is a 2nd bedroom with a queen bed and 2nd full bath. Lastly, a "sleeping corner" with 2 bunk beds for the kids. The bottom floor is a walk-out basement. Fully furnished and cooler than the rest of the house on hot days. There is a separate bedroom down there and another queen in the common space. And the 4th bathroom.
There is a lot to do in the area. We paddled on the lake. We hiked up Pleasant Mountain (trailhead 1/4 mile from the house). We went into North Conway to check out the Weather museum (or you could spend the day hiking or shopping around there....). We explored Bridgton (love Beth's cafe). And of course, we went to the Hannaford's, Reny's, and Walmart to pick up groceries and various things we forgot to bring with us.
Finally, the owner was responsive and easy to work with. She sent all the info we would need in advance. She made sure we knew how to reach her if we needed her (we didn't). She was friendly, wanted to make sure we had a good stay and everything we needed was taken care of.
We all agreed we'd love to go back next year.