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House & Cottage Overlooking Lake Winni - Sleeps 15 - Short stroll to beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms+ Den, Cathedral ceiling living room,4 Baths, Sleeps 12-15, Large yard

Big Bear and Little Bear Lodge overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee sleeps up to 15 people with five bedrooms plus an additional sleeping area, four baths, two living rooms and a family room, a loft, and one-and-one-half kitchens, 2 large decks. Large yard and just 400' +/- to the Long Island beach.

In the main house, the large, cathedral ceiling living room has a wood burning fireplace and is open to the dining and complete kitchen area. There is also a bath with walk in shower and a bedroom with a queen bed on this main floor.

Upstairs there is a full bath, a master bedroom with a queen-size and a twin bed, another bedroom with a queen bed and a twin bed and a lovely loft sitting area that overlooks the living room. The lower level has a sitting area with pop-up trundle bed that can creates a double bed, a large family room with a full-size air hockey table, a bathroom with walk in shower, and a laundry area. 2700 sq ft +/-.

Little Bear Lodge, to the right of the main house,has an additional 700+/- square feet of living space. The living room/dining area has a pull-out couch and dining for six. There is a large counter top area with a two-burner cooktop, microwave, griddle, and a coffee maker and a full size refrigerator. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other has two twins. There is a large full bathroom and a small deck.

The home sits on a two-acre lot with horseshoes, a basketball hoop, swings with volleyball and other games available. Sit on the large decks on front and back and watch the activities. Great for large groups of friends and family get-togethers. The home is just one lot back from the Long Island beach. Lifeguards are usually on duty during peak times and there's a lovely walking path out to the peninsula. There is a boat launch diagonally across the street if you have a kayak or motor boat. Or rent a motor boat. Trexlers Marina is just over the other side of the bridge. For kayaks or SUPS, you can stop to rent in Center Harbor.

The lodges contain all your basic kitchen utensils, dishes, and silverware. There are cherry hardwood and pine floors and the furnishings are in the mission and lodge style. There are three TV's and a large gas grill. Cable TV. Wifi in main house. Guests are responsible for their own linens and towels (contact owner if you need to rent linens). Five cars maximum.

More Details

Madelyn & Steven
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Madelyn & Steven

We love Lake Winnipesaukee and feel lucky to have vacationed here as kids. We enjoy just relaxing by the lake, kayaking or taking a refreshing trip in the boat. There are many public places to dock your boat that gives you access to wonderful restaurants, food, shopping or even get ice cream by boat at 19 mile bay. Then take the kids wakeboarding or tubing. It doesn't get any better than Lake Winnipesaukee.

Madelyn & Steven purchased this house in 2003

Why Madelyn & Steven chose Moultonborough

Lake Winnipesaukee is the ideal place to spend time with family or friends. Our home is just steps away from the beach but without the water-front price tag. We bought this home due to the large lot and location. Great place to be together but plenty of room to spread out when you need some quiet time. We liked the privacy of the large lot but visibility to the activities at the beach and boat launch. The home wasn't our style when we bought it but we have made continual improvements with the goal of making it into a Adirondack style lake house. We think you'll find it warm, inviting and comfortable.

What makes this house unique

With lots of interior space we can have lots of friends join us and never feel cramped. And with 2 acres of land we can play volleyball, horseshoes and so much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great home!! We had a wonderful week in your beautiful home.
Aug 2005
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Moultonborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On Main floor between dining/living area and bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On top floor between Master Bedroom and another bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On 1st level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bath In cottage
  • Bathroom with tub or shower on each floor of the house plus in cottage. Main floor bath has just been remodeled with double door shower and heated towel bar.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom in cottage - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom in cottage - 2 queen
    Den - Trundle bed in area off of 1st floor family room
    Bedroom Main Floor - 1 queen , Located off a short hall from living area and bath/shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large master with lots of light
    Bedroom upper floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , View of the lake
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1) Trundle bed (1) in lower level of main house.
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A full and a partial kitchen, large yard with basketball hoop, horseshoes and other outdoor games. Close to Trexlers Marina that has boat rentals or take a private tour with Stop by to rent kayaks or canoes and easily launch at boat ramp diagonally across the street. Cruise the lake on the Mt Washington out of Meredith. Go to Kellerhaus for ice cream sundae waffle breakfast. Horseback riding at the Castle in the Clouds or just take to see the incredible views from there. Walk around the Squam Lake Science center to see the animals or hike the short Rattlesnake trail for outstanding views of most of Squam and Winnipesaukee.


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House & Cottage Overlooking Lake Winni - Sleeps 15 - Short stroll to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Bradford, MA

Beautiful Home to Rent

  • 5 of 5

This is a great home to rent. It is large, clean and very nicely decorated. The bedrooms are quite big and the beds are very comfortable. The decks are nice to sit outside and watch the fireflies fly by.

What we loved most about this property is the view of the bay coming over the bridge onto Long Island - stunning!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large families!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was 8/6-8/13/2016. There were 8 adults and 7 children from 6 to 12 and we were never crowded or under foot. The property is divided into a large (Bear) cabin and a smaller (little bear) cabin, they were decorated adorably . Our family get along and we were all looking forward to this time to visit , relax, and have some adventures. The location is beautiful and the proximity to the water was great.Can't say enough about the clear lake water and mountain views. Best sunsets were down at the beach. The house s were well set up with everything you need , linens( of course) you bring yourself. There is a small store (JoJos) a short trip away so what you forget you can find. 20-25 min away is a large grocery for major supplies. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms spotless and you will get the hang of the water temperature adjustments in the showers. We are grilling folks and thankfully our sons brought theirs because one gas grill just won't feed our 15. We ate all meals outside except breakfast as this is a treat. The smell of the pines is heavenly and 2 very long picnic tables accommodated our crew with comfort. We ended our evening with a gathering around the fire pit. Highly recommend this experience to all. Madelyn Mitton was a dream to talk to and was very accessible for any questions. WiFi on the property worked well. Thanks again Mr and Mrs Mitton.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you had a great week at our home. We try to make it a fun place to stay. It doesn't get much better than Lake Winnipesaukee! Thanks for sending along the family photo and the beautiful sunset. We appreciate all your feedback. We continue to make improvements to the property and have completed several projects based on our guests suggestions. Warm Regards, The Mittons
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Staten Island New York


  • 5 of 5

My family wanted to find a place to celebrate several occasions for a week! The pictures we saw of this house didn't really do it justice! It was more beautiful and spacious than the photos! From the moment we entered it felt like home! Breathtaking views of the lake! Being able to walk to the gorgeous beach was incredible! We actually ate more at the house than in restaurants!! Both patios were spacious and the views amazing! Our family has bonded in a different way and we have memories that will last forever! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!! We're so happy to hear your family was able to share some special celebrations together at our house and make some great lasting memories.
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Relaxing home on Lake Winn

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth trip to the Mitton's home on Lake Winn - we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each and every time. Three families traveling together and everybody has enough room. Kids have a blast at the beach and in the large yard and the adults enjoy the fire pit. Boat Launch across from the beach is convenient if you have (or rent) a boat or jet ski. The owners are very easy to deal with and the house is well equipped. Ongoing renovations have been fun to watch over the years. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoy the regular improvements to our house. The complete conversion to a classic Adirondack lake house will take us a while but it already looks so much better than the shag rug / beveled glass contemporary house we bought. Hope to see you again next year.
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Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

Great place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had so much fun last year we just booked another week for this summer's vacation. The house was the perfect size for us. The beach is literally just a 2 minute walk, or you can drive if you have beach chairs and food to bring. The kids loved the big yard to play in and the large room downstairs to watch movies and play games. There were plenty of bedrooms to accommodate each family and their kids. My parents loved that we were all able to stay in one place and that there was plenty of room for all of us to hang out when it rained. The owners are nice folks and have kept this home in excellent condition.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend in Oct

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful long weekend we had for our daughter's wedding at Castle in the Clouds. We had four generations staying at the houses and it was perfect. Plenty of room for each generation to have some space along with large common areas for enjoying each other. The ages were from 4 months to 80 years old. The kitchen is incredibly stocked with pots, pans etc. It made feeding everyone very easy. All the girls gathered at the house before the wedding and the pictures are beautiful. A minor issue came up and was addressed by the owners immediately. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The house helped round out the perfect wedding.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle in the Clouds
Buckey's Restaurants Tavern
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Rustic 'zoo' with a walking path between the different exhibits.
Kellerhaus Inc.
Great place to stop for an make your own ice cream sundae or go on the weekend for breakfast...
Common Man
Common Man Co Store
Camp Bar & Restaurant
The Italian Farmhouse Restaurant
Foster's Boiler Room
Town Docks Restaurant
Lakehouse Grille
Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
104 Diner
Canoe Restaurant
Wild Meadow Canoes & Kayaks
Mount Washington Cruises
Story Land
Loon Preservation Committee
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Weirs Drive-In Theatre
Weirs Beach
The Old Country Store and Museum
Jojo's Country Store
Trexler's Marina
Rent Pontoon boats here
Rattlesnake Trail
The Mug Restaurant
Great place for breakfast. The pancakes are huges and the protein pancake is very filling....
Castle in the Clouds
Melvin Village Marina
Great place to rent a boat. People there are great
Clark's Trading Post
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Mt Major
Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center
Polar Caves Park
Cathedral Ledge
Often you can see rock climber scaling the ledge
Tanger Outlet Center
Lake Winnepesaukee
Beautiful clean lake. Wonderful place to sit on the beach and go for a swim - even better i...
Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company
CRUISE: M/s Mount Washington
Garwoods Restaurant
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Hart's Turkey Farm
The Wine'ing Butcher - Gilford
Also in Meredith
Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Ridgewood Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Gunstock 26 miles, Loon 46 miles
Nearest Beach
Long Island Beach
Car: necessary

Swimming, boating, waterski, wakeboard, kayaking, sailing, zip lining, water parks, incredible restaurants, cute stores, zoo/science center, hiking with views of mountains and lakes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund