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Summer Cottage on Secluded Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath Full shower, sleeps 6

This is a four season home on a quiet secluded spring fed 100 acre pond. The views are beautiful and the swimming and fishing are great. Close to 3 major cities for things to do. The perfect get away for the stress of city life. Week rentals only in peek season June, July and Aug.

Soon to come: We will be having new cabins built sometime in the future. They will be in a very private and quiet location in Warner NH near MT Sunapee for skiing in the winter and Lake Sunapee in the summer, only a 10 min. drive. With hiking and fishing near by. You can email for further info. Thank you, Wayne and Autumn

New deck, views: We have added a porch across the front of the cottage. A great place to sit and take in the sun set and look over the water only 10 feet away.

Artesian well: No need to bring your own water the water is great

More Details

Wayne Akins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017


Strafford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
  • Jet tub Jacuzzi indoor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 room with one queen bed, 1 room with one /queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
1 queen,1 Queen,1 sleep sofa. indoor Whirlpool Jet tub; boat; kayak;; picnic table; swimming raft.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Summer Cottage on Secluded Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time here. It was so much better than the pictures. The owner was wonderful and welcoming. We felt right at home. It had everything we could have wanted or needed. We hope to go back next summer for a week.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal that people feel happy upon arrival and when they leave that they have spent time at one of the best places ever with looking forward to returning. Wayne and Autumn
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Amazing! Tranquil spot, beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark, but Wayne had turned on the lights and the heat and the cabin was bright and warm. So lovely! We woke to stunning views of the pond and all the wild birds. I prepared a Thanksgiving feast and the kitchen was wonderful! Found everything I needed and more. The 3 kids and the dogs enjoyed long walks and we played games. We made lasting memories in a truly beautiful place and cannot wait to return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Tranquility at Wild Goose Pond

  • 5 of 5

We have found no better place to relax, retreat, and refresh than at this welcoming cabin on Wild Goose Pond. Right on the water, you can fish, swim, take a boat ride, kayak, etc. And then at the end of the day, stay tuned for the most amazing sunsets. The cabin has everything you need and the "campsite" is fully equipped with boats, floats, outdoor barbeque and more. If you crave quiet and need to "exhale," this is the place; but it's also close to Portsmouth, Ogunquit etc. for fun day trips. Don't hesitate to book a week ... or two.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Spot Ever!

  • 5 of 5

For the last three summers we have spent a week at Wayne and Autumns beautiful cottage on Wild Goose Pond. The cottage is well-appointed with all the amenities anyone could need while on vacation. The pond is clean, tranquil and easily accessible for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Thank you, Wayne and Autumn, for sharing this delightful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot, a very relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here and we love it. We leave feeling relaxed and recharged. The cottage has everything you need and more, Wayne really goes above and beyond to make sure you're comfortable!

One thing we really missed this year was the size of the dock. We really enjoy sitting on the dock in chairs and the size of the dock is smaller than it used to be. It would be great to increase the end of it, so that 4 people can sit out there in chairs, comfortably.

Overall our stay was great and we hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean house, great location and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Wayne was a great host and very flexible. We had just moved and were unable to get our check to him at check in and he worked with is to send it by the end of the week. Kids loved swimming, canoe, kayak and dragging the tube behind the pontoon boat. Fishing was good overall. Pond is quiet with very little boat traffic and loons were about the only sound you would hear most of the day. Great people and a great house.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Strafford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

poontoon boat Gas $20 + Tax
poontoon boat rental wk $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$185/night, $1150/week
$185/night Any advance bookings will need a sign agreement with deposit by January 1st for the year
$1150/week To be rented, if not received the week booked may not be available. Peek weeks are June, July, Aug, Sept to Oct 14th an are rented weeks only Sat to Sat.

References required All DEPOSITS due by Janurary 1st for the year to be rented with rental agreement if made in advance before the new year.
Email for more info

A signed rental agreement returned with a 200$ deposit and the balance due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Exeter, NH
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Johnsons Rt 4
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Hampton an Rye
Car: necessary

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, 45 minutes to ocean beaches. 1 1/2hr to White mountains. 20Min to golf,

Golf: Golf near by just a short drive


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