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Historic Lakefront Home/Retreat and one bdrm apt

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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.

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More Details

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


Holderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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




Rates & Availability

Holderness House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July and August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

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

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