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Historic Lakefront Home/Retreat and one bdrm apt

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13-18) + 1 bdrm apt. (for 2)

Historic family summer home built in 1918, on shore of an unusual quiet lake, in Holderness, NH. This home was the meeting place for anthropologists and psychologists, such as Rollo May, Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, Peter Blos, and Robert Lynd. Owner's family in residence since 1921. Private and peaceful setting.

House ideal for family reunions, group gatherings, etc. (Not suitable for bachelor parties or wedding receptions or other events involving night time revelry.) Large dining room, kitchen with two refrigerators and commercial six burner stove. Great room with ‘cathedral ceiling,’ fireplace, pump organ, piano, and overlook balcony. Porch overlooking lake was background for photos in books about Margaret Mead. House and lakefront were background for Life Magazine article in 1959.

Six bedrooms in house with total of 5 Queen Beds, and 5 Twin Beds. Caravan has an additional Queen Bed. Study by lake has two Twins that can be put together. Additional fee for additional guests past total of 14.

Option to rent the one bedroom apartment that is year round--ask for details.

Tenting possible on large private island in lake owned by same owner.

Lakeside cabin and caravan both accommodate two persons.

5 acre lot wooded on both sides. Caretakers live on property in adjacent homes.

Cost for rentals in July and August 650 per night. For Sept and June 500 per night. 7 night min for July and August. 3 night minimum for June and Sept.

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Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017


Holderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
kayaks, canoe, sunfish, rowboat, raft, separate gypsy caravan and lake side cabin


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Apartment rate is $125 per night weekday and $135 per night Fri and Sat

Deposit due when mailing signed reservation contract. 50% rental fee due 60 days prior to rental. Balance due 14 days prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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