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Winnisquam Cottage with Dock, peddle boat and Canoe/charming, quiet, private

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, one bath, sleeps 6.

Traditional NH lakefront summer cottage. Private setting, yet near to many attractions. Waterfront is beautifully terraced with stone walls, and includes a safe swimming area as well as a 25 foot dock for your boat and great fishing. A 12x12 foot square float connects to the dock for placing lawn chairs to enjoy the views and sunsets. Loon sanctuary is an easy canoe paddle away. Grill your dinner on the deck overlooking the lake while the loons serenade you !

And let's not forget AUTUMN! The water is at it's warmest, the colors are starting to come alive, the Indian Summer days are amazing, and the crowds have mostly gone home.

We are located on the northern end of the lake in the no-wake zone. Chemung State Conservation land is on the opposite side of the lake.

No smoking in cottage. Mostly rented from Friday to Friday. Please refer to Availability Calendar.

PETS: Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome, 2 dog maximum, must be using anti-flea products.

GUESTS- 6 maximum on property.

CARS - 2 maximum.

SIX people is the maximum, no exceptions.

BOATING: A boating license is needed if more than 25 hp.

Winnisquam Marine Rental on our lake at the bridge (on Rte 3). Take exit 20 from the directions.

More Details

Tom & Debbie Murphy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Some French & Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


Meredith Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , ships ladder to loft
  • 1 room with one double bed, 1 room with two double beds, 2 single beds in loft sleeping areas. Blankets and pillows included. Please supply your own bed linens and towels.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 double beds, 2 twins. Canoe. Staircase to waterfront. WIRELESS is available, but may NOT be compatible to all computers or locations on property. PETS: 2 dog maximum, must be using anti-flea products. No extra charge. BOAT: docking avl. No extra charge.


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Winnisquam Cottage with Dock, peddle boat and Canoe/charming, quiet, private
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews

Lovely quiet location at end of Lake

  • 5 of 5

Debbie & Tom are so nice and provide a wonderful setting and nice accommodations to enjoy a relaxing, peaceful stay. The house is well equipped with nice deck and the dock offers beautiful views and a place for your boat or you can use their canoe and paddle boat (lots of fun). The fire pit is a nice spot to unwind and toast marshmellows and it's very nice that they allow you to bring your dog along on vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dianne & family, You were great guests to end our season with. Fun folks & such a nice dog. Hope to see you again in 2018. Tom & Debbie
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Nice area but rent another place

  • 2 of 5

My family stayed at this cottage for a week this summer. The cottage is extremely basic, one small step above camping. Water access and the lake is great. The cottage itself is so/so at best. I'd camp before returning and cut my expense in half. All the beds are incredibly old and uncomfortable. And I can sleep anywhere! The couch and chair in the tv room were not much better. I literally slept on 2 different beds and the couch and not once got a good nights sleep. Kitchen ware and utensils are sparse and some were even quite rusty. I know renting a cottage you get what you get but this was a bummer.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We couldn’t be more surprised by this review, we regret that it was not to your taste. All of our guests have been very happy as reflected on our past reviews (all 5 star) and many have returned year after year. The 3 double and 1 single mattress have been replaced in the last 5 years. Considering they are only slept on maybe 10 weeks per year, they may be firm, but they are new. The kitchen….I’ve often teased folks that they could cook a turkey in there. The appliances are clean and in excellent working order. The dishes are an English Pattern, no chips. The cookware is plentiful and replaced as needed yearly. And the frosted mugs in the freezer are always appreciated to kick off a great vacation week. We usually do an exit review with our guests at check out to help us make our property even better each year. We wish you a great vacation experience next year wherever you go and hope it meets your expectations!
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Awesome Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. The property was awesome and it was charming, quiet and private. It was centrally located so it was easy to get to place although it was so nice an peaceful that you just wanted to stay put. We rented a paddle board for my daughter and she had a great time learning how to use it and being in the new wake zone was a bonus. On the last day we got a treat a were able to watch a pair of loons with a little one - that was amazing. And the bullhead fishing after 8 pm was really good. We can't wait to go back. The owners are great people - I would recommend renting this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Sonya. You're the best. See you next year!
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Beautful and tranquil repsite on a stunning lake!

  • 5 of 5

Second year at this awesome cabin on beautiful Winnisquam. We love the location and the lake itself. Close proximity to most area attractions, yet situated on the quiet side of the lake to provide for a peaceful stay. The kids really enjoyed both kayaking and hanging on the dock. The Owners are extremely friendly and attentive, though the cabin rarely needs any support.

We would highly recommend a stay here (except the time we want it)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you continue to enjoy the cottage and lake. And we will see you for your 3rd stay in 2018!
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What a week! 7/15-7/22

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to our week every year and this year was no different. There is nothing better than an entire week on, in or next to the water! It’s only a short drive to great restaurants, hiking and even shopping but the amazing part is that you don’t hear any road traffic making Tom & Debbie’s cottage the perfect location. This year we decided to give stand up paddle boarding a try. The cottage is in the no wake area so it’s the ideal place to learn SUP. We found a local business renting both paddle boards and kayaks and within no time at all the girls were up and paddling around. Tom and Debbie, we’d like to say thank you, our stay was once again the highlight of our year and we are so looking forward to seeing you next year!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you folks again in 2017! And you're right.... Paddle boarding is perfect in the no-wake zone. It also attracts the curious loons. Have a Merry Christmas!
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Cozy, Clean, Pet-friendly & Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tom and Debs guest house/cabin a little over a week thanks to some extra availability at the cabin, It was mostly my wife, myself and our chocolate lab Duke as well as a few friends for a couple of the nights.

The Cottage was as advertised and as clean as you could ask for. Plenty of space and all the amenities you would expect in a seasonal camp. It is located on the best part of the lake in the cove which is a no wake zone. Perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, etc. The other nice thing about the location is the absolute quietness of the cabin, no road noise, not much lake noise, yet close to both Meredith and Laconia right in the heart of the lakes region.

Initially I was a little concerned about the cottage being so close to the living quarters of the hosts as I like my privacy and I hate to intrude on others. However Tom and Deb were great at giving us full access to the property and making us feel at ease. They were available if you needed anything and offered great recommendations on things to do and places to eat. They even took us out on a great hike in the Belknap mountain range.

We were able to use their deep water dock for our 18’ boat but it appears it could easily accommodate a larger boat. With that said you don’t really even need a boat to enjoy this cottage, there is a canoe and a paddle boat available and just relaxing and swimming off the dock which gets full sun is enjoyable.

A few other recommendations in the area include the Tree top Adventure tour at Gunstock (lots of fun), Tavern 27 (make reservations for dinner), Kitchen Cravings (for breakfast), Patricks Pub in Gilford (for beers & apps), Lanna Thai food (for takeout), Lakeside Deli in Meredith (for lunch)

In summary we had a great week at the lake, we did not want to go home. Our dog Duke was depressed when we left and is still tired from all the swimming he did. We will be returning at some point!

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were perfect & fun guests. We sincerely hope we will see you again!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Manchester NH
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US Rt 93 and NH 104,exit 23
Car: recommended

Even with its secluded location, this property in the heart of NH lakes region location provides an unbelievable variety of choices close by. Adults enjoy the fine restaurants, concerts, craft shops, discount outlets, antique shops and many historic places to see. Children can spend time at miniature golf, go carts, video arcades, bowling, fishing, swimming, canoeing, tennis, water parks, amusement parks, jet-ski rentals, or any number of other things close by. Side trips to the White Mountains or Atlantic coast provide many opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, and tours. Many special events are hosted nearby, such as the Scottish Highland games, the annual Laconia motorcycle rally, and the NH Motor Speedway hosts major auto races.

Other Activities: Arcades, Drive-In Movies, skateboard park,zipline tours, aerialtreetop adventures,Segway Tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

5/19-26 = $900 Fri-Fri
*Memorial W/E 5/26-29 Fri-Mon $600, OR 5/26-6/2 $1,000 Fri-Fri,
OR 5/29-6/2 $500 Mon-Fri
6/2-9 =$900 Fri-Fri
6/-17 2018=$1200 9 nights Fri-Sun BIKE WEEK RESERVED
6/18-23 =$800 Sun-Fri (5 nights)
6/23-8/25 =$1400 Fri-Fri weekly rates
8/25-9/8 = $1200 Fri-Fri weekly rates
9/8-10/6 = $1000 Fri-Fri weekly rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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