|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Waterfront cottage on Milton 3 Ponds with sandy beach, in very private area. View the sunset from the front deck. The beach is in a protected cove for swimming, but on the main pond with direct access to the 2 other ponds and the Salmon Falls River. Totally renovated in 2005, with clean, bright, and colorfully furnished interior and an all new exterior that includes 2 decks. Neighboring cottages are barely vizable from the cottage. The bathroom was updated with a new shower, toilet and floor in September, 2010. This property is smoke free and there is a 'no pet' policy in consideration of the neighbors.
Location: This totally rebuilt cottage, on an acre of wooded land, abuts conservation land and 2 family compounds at the end of a dirt road. The sun sets across the lake, the loons swim by, and the weekdays are very quiet. The weekends brings more boating activity on the lake, but the cove is a protected place to swim. If you are seeking a place to get away, a week in this simple, but bright and sparkling cottage would be just the ticket.
My Dad built this cottage in 1945 as part of the family compound, and it has remained in the family ever since. The cottage, and it's furnishings are continually upgraded, and every effort is made to keep the land natural, clean, and environmentally in keeping with the location.
We have been fortunate enough to rent this cottage from Judy for the past nine years... during our first visit, our kids were 2 1/2 and 6 months old.. and the cottage and its surroundings are as perfect for us now as they were back then. Judy takes impeccable care of this property; the furnishings have charm, character, and comfort. The beach out front gets wonderful sun from 12pm usually until well after 7:30 or 8pm.. perfect for sunset cocktails on the back porch. And the lake itself is wonderfully sandy, with a great gradual entry for kids. The use of a canoe, kayak, and paddleboat are big hits with our children; the fishing is great; and the surrounding woods offer all the peace and respite you're looking for on vacation. If you are need of something that will truly allow you to step away from the grind of the routine.. you've found it. And with easy convenience for day trips to North Conway, Portsmouth, Wolfboro, or other surrounding areas.. you can be secluded when you choose to be, and active when you don't! Our children have christened this vacation our week at "Judy's Lake" - and we look forward to another 10 years at this wonderful property.. I cannot put enough stars on this review.
My wife, daughter, and I flew to NE to get away from the hustle and bustle of Denver, CO and was looking forward to some R&R in a remote location. The cabin and scenery were beautiful and Judy was welcoming and actually loaned us chairs and sand toys for my daughter. After the first day she kept coming over... One instance she asked me to get out of my chair while I was sitting with my feet in the lake to set her towel on it while she went for a swim... Another day she came down and told my 60 year old father to put his cigarette out while he was sitting on the beach. That day while my family was there she watered the trees around the whole property and every time I looked up she was watching us. After that we felt like we were constantly being watched from her house perched on the hill right next to the cabin. We just stopped spending time there and found other things to do towards the end of the trip. We were looking forward to having my family in the area spend time at the cabin but it became uncomfortable. If you're looking to be left alone this is not the place. If you don't mind having somebody around then it's a beautiful spot, great shorefront, and neat cabin. We would not stay here again and it's unfortunate because it truly is a great spot.
My husband and I just spent a wonderful week at Judy's cottage. The cottage was just right for the two of us; clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The best part is that the water and a small sandy beach are literally steps away from the back deck. We took a couple of day trips from the cottage but had plenty of time to relax and enjoy the water. Judy is very nice to work with from the initial contact through the entire process. We hope to return sometime in the future.
My husband and I just got back from a glorious relaxing week at this lovely cottage. It was just the ticket for some quiet down time. Judy was wonderful and the cottage is so adorable, exactly as the pictures show. Super clean!! As much as we thought we'd be venturing off during the day, we found ourselves sitting and enjoying the lovely water views. You cannot ask for a more serene setting.
My husband & I LOVED Judy's cottage! We sat in the afternoon sun & read. Went kayaking, (they were supplied) a couple of times. Watched and listened to the Loons. Slept in. Cooked in & ate out. Don't miss breakfast at the town gas station. YES, that's right! their motto is..."EAT HERE...GET GAS & WORMS". They sell everything. We also did a few tourist day trips. Cog train up Mt. Washington. As well as a beautiful Fall Foliage drive and lunch to Lake Winnipesaukee. Another day trip was to North Conway. The owner Judy, gave us great infor. about the area without ever being intrusive. We would definitely recommend this heavenly cottage to a couple, a single person or a couple with one or maybe two children. The cottage is wonderfully full of light & air. Very cheery, happy warm colors. Judy definitely has a skill for decoration! My husband & I would return in a New York minute. In fact we really didn't want to leave!
To sum it up...If you are looking for a GREAT PLACE to stay that won't coast 'an arm & a leg'...this cottage is your GETAWAY PLACE ! Just leave a week open for our return.
My husband and I spent a heavenly week in late September at this lovely cottage. We have been vacationing in the lakes region for years but decided to try a new lake and happened upon this gem in 2011. It was perfect! The cottage is even nicer than pictured here. It is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need or want. Since we were there in late September, I didn't bring a swimsuit...we had "Indian Summer", however, and I ended up swimming in my clothes. The sandy beach is great; shallow with gradual slope~good for small children, I would think. We brought our own kayaks but found that there were already some there we could use. We saw many loons as we kayaked. Listening to their haunting sounds at night is magical. Nothing can beat sitting on the deck watching the sun set while sipping a glass of wine! The cottage is located in nice area and was close enough to take day trips to Portsmouth, around Winnepesaukee, etc. The owners are extremely lovely people. I hope this was our first of many vacations at this cottage!
Under 2 hours from Boston, within 45 minutes from Kittery shopping, historic Portsmouth, and 30 minutes to Wolfboro and Lake Winnipesaukee.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|