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Birch Retreat - secluded mountain view home, air conditioning, jet tub, deck

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 9 rms, sauna, ping-pong, air hockey, fireplace, grill

Welcome to Birch Retreat! Situated on 1.4 secluded acres just two miles from the center of North Conway (Kearsarge neighborhood), our mountain view home is convenient for all north country activities. Outside there is a large horseshoe driveway with plenty of parking, sloping front lawn, small back lawn and basketball hoop. Our home is strictly no smoking and no pets. It is child friendly and includes a baby gate, crib, pack-n-play, booster seat and high chair. For rent by owner. A security deposit is required. Free wifi

Upstairs: fully-equipped kitchen (Jenn-Air grill, convection oven, fridge with filtered ice & water, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, blender, toaster over, toaster), dining room (seats 8 + highchair), living room with fireplace & 42 inch flatscreen TV (cable, DVR, DVD, VCR & Bose Wave CD player), deck with gas grill, king bedroom, queen bedroom, deck, laundry and full bathroom with jet tub

Downstairs: entry foyer, living room with wood stove & 32 inch flatscreen TV (cable, PlayStation II & DVD), recreation room with ping pong table, double bedroom, queen bedroom, sauna and full bathroom

More Details

Katie and Tony
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Katie and Tony

We are from the Boston area and have been visiting North Conway for many years for family vacations. We have a baby girl born in 2014, and hope that one day she will learn to ski at Cranmore just like her mom.

Katie and Tony purchased this house in 2001

Why Katie and Tony chose North Conway

I was looking to purchase a house on Crown Ridge Road because of its proximity to town and large lot sizes. When I saw this house there was no question - I want to retire here! The fireplaced living room sold me. I hope you will enjoy my home as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Birch Retreat is on 1.4 acres with a mountain view. Although it is just over a mile from the middle of town, the setting feels completely secluded. The livingroom has a great view of both the mountains and the plethera of birds that frequent the feeder.


North Conway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • 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 ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , single person jet tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to sauna room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King - 1 king , upstairs
    Queen - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Queen #2 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Double #1 - 1 double , Downstairs
  • 1 crib, 1 pack-n-play and 1 twin daybed / trundle
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
whirlpool tub; PlayStation; port-a-crib, baby gate, high chair, booster seat; basketball hoop (with ball). Discounted mountain coaster, tubing and ski passes for Attitash Mountain Resort, Mount Cranmore and Wildcat Mountain! We also offer discounts at the White Mountain Aquatic Center swimming pool and the Cranmore Family Fitness Center (gym, fitness classes & more).


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Birch Retreat - secluded mountain view home, air conditioning, jet tub, deck
average rating of 4.923077 based on 104 reviews

Perfect vacation home for a mountain getaway; wonderful with kids

  • 5 of 5

Birch Retreat is wonderful. The house is everything advertised in its description and more. Before we arrived, Katie answered all of our questions quickly and accurately, so we felt fully prepared for our trip, which meant a lot because this was our first VRBO rental and we were traveling with young kids. Upon arrival, the house was clean, welcoming, and in perfect working order, and it remained that way throughout our stay. The home is modern and well-equipped, but also fits in perfectly with the mountain setting, so we felt like we were truly getting away from it all for a real vacation. The kitchen is wonderful and we particularly enjoyed the upstairs living room, with its comfortable furnishings, great scenery, and special bird-feeder view, which was a real hit with the kids. The bedrooms were comfortable and well-sized, and the children were huge fans of the downstairs game room. The location is also outstanding, as it allows easy access to town but also a real sense of being away and fully immersed in the beautiful mountainous surroundings. We enjoyed wonderful walks in the neighborhood, both right behind the house and in some of the nearby areas. The house was cool and shaded, which was ideal for our summer trip, but we also imagine it being outstanding in the fall, winter, and spring as well. North Conway is the perfect area for a vacation and Birch Retreat is the perfect home for it. We hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay. The home is very spacious and clean. The location is perfect, very quiet. Close to everything. Kids loved the ping pong and air hockey.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was as advertised and more the space is large,clean. and was perfect for our family get together.

  • 5 of 5

The property was great and perfect for family of all generations.Plenty of room for all.The area is so attractive we would love to return and experience summer and fall.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just the perfect combination of the private seclusion & the proximity to restaurants, bars & shops that we were looking for. Had a great time in December 2017. House was beautiful. Nice fireplace, deck, bedrooms & the playroom was a great way to have some relaxing fun.

Owner, Katie was easy to communicate with and always right on top of everything. She promptly answered all of our questions & she even helped with special restaurant suggestions.

Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome host, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over MLK weekend with one other family and it was perfect! The house is very close to Cranmore Mountain and town and the neighborhood is beautiful. The layout is perfect for kids and adults. There is plenty of space and areas for the kids to hang out while the adults have their space. Everything was very easy from getting into the house to connecting to wifi and Katie was very responsive and helpful with tons of information about the house and the area. Loved it! Thanks Katie!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Conway Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Katie was wonderful, everything was perfect. Enough room for everyone two living rooms was nice. Enough towels, had a great weekend...thanks,

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Cranmore Mountain Resort
Conway Scenic Railroad
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Hillbilly's Southern Bar B Q -- CLOSED
Flatbread Pizza Company
The Stairway Cafe
Elvio's Pizzeria
Story Land
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Mount Cranmore
Car: necessary

Situated just two miles from the center of North Conway (Kearsarge neighborhood), this home is convenient for all north country activities: skiing (Mount Cranmore - 5 min, Attitash / Bear Peak - 10 min & Wildcat - 15 min), hiking, climbing, swimming, canoeing and outlet shopping. The North Conway area features attractions for the whole family including winter sports, golf, mini-golf, alpine and water slides, mountain biking, and scenic train rides as well as fine dining, theater, and night life.

We offer discounted mountain coaster, tubing and ski passes for Attitash Mountain Resort, Mount Cranmore and Wildcat Mountain! We also offer discounts at Kahuna Laguna indoor water park, the White Mountain Aquatic Center swimming pool and the Cranmore Family Fitness Center (gym, fitness classes & more).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

linen cleaning optional* $50
refundable security $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

A standard house cleaning of up to $90 is included at no extra charge.

*LINEN CLEANING: We offer an optional linen cleaning service for $50. This includes washing, dry & folding any household linens (sheets, towels, etc) that you use during your stay. Alternatively you may use your own linens or wash, dry & fold ours after your stay (VERY time consuming).

We collect a $250 security deposit. As soon as we have our cable bill, cleaning bill and any necessary repair bills, your security deposit will be refunded back to your method of payment.

License # 053184

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund