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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,512 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 - 8 people

Gather with friends or family at our charming, 3-bedroom, lakefront home on Locke Lake. Cathedral ceilings, pine-clad walls and a wood-burning, brick fireplace give this open-concept, saltbox-style home a roomy but cozy, log cabin feel for that hard-earned family vacation or romantic retreat. Don't want to miss the big game? Light the fireplace, cuddle up on the luxurious leather sectional sofa, and enjoy your favorite sporting event or movie on the wall-mounted 46” flat panel TV. SW exposure provides plenty of sunshine for our private sandy beach, oversized deck and living/dining area. Bring your boat along for some water skiing, tubing or fishing, and moor it to our private dock for the duration of your stay. Shoot some hoops, or make s'mores while relaxing around our lakeside firepit!! Winter sports your thing? We have miles of snowmobile or x-country skiing trails nearby, or you can venture to one of the local mountain resorts for some downhill skiing/sledding.

Locke Lake Colony: Our private lake community boasts several on-site amenities, available to both owners and guests alike. Included are two(2) outdoor community swimming pools w/ on-duty lifeguards(summer months only), five(5) public beaches w' playground equipment for kids, boat launch facilities, tennis courts and a 6-hole golf course.

Local and Surrounding Area: We want your stay with us to be fun-filled and full of lasting memories. For more information concerning the surrounding area and all it has to offer, you can cut and paste the following into your web browser:

Mount Washington Cruises on Lake Winnepesaukee;

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH;

Weir’s Beach, Lake Winnepesaukee;

Gunstock Mountain Resort;

Tilton Factory Outlets;

Day trips to White Mountains;

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

Our commitment to you...: You’ll see that we work hard to provide clean and comfortable accommodations, with everything you need for a wonderful stay. I think you’ll be able to tell that we are active owners who take pride in sharing our vacation home with others. We stay at our vacation home several times a year, and are constantly upgrading and updating it for the enjoyment of our guests.

More Details

Kevin Stepanick
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently rented this house for a girls trip from California. Kevin was absolutely amazing, he responded to our inquiries right away and made himself available for any and all questions. When we arrived at the house, we were blown away. The house itself was gorgeous, it was imaculate and so well stocked with everything we could possibly need. The view was a whole other story, just breathtaking!! We also dealt with April and she was incredible as well, she was so quick to get back to us if we had questions. We would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful escape, they definitely know how to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We can't wait to come back!!
Oct 2013
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Barnstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1512 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main FL Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd FL Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In a word, spotless!! We provide a full complement of plush towels and toiletries for your convenience. Happen to have forgotten your toothbrush or razor? We've got you covered.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3; 2nd flr - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin & 2 trundles;room sleeps 2 adults or 4 small children
    Bedroom 2; 2nd flr - 1 queen , 2nd FL
    Master Bedroom; main flr - 1 queen , small flat screen TV
  • Both 2nd floor bedrooms open to a balcony overlooking the open-concept, cathedral ceiling living/dining room area. All three bedrooms have generous closet and/or drawer space for those one-week stays. Plush linens (provided) will lull you into a deep, restful sleep at the end of your fun-filled day. Alarm clocks are provided should you need to wake up before your internal alarm wants to. All bedrooms are equipped with COOL A/C during spring/summer/fall months.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 11 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Can't leave the office at the office? Unlimited local & long distance phone service(anywhere in N. America), as well as wireless/wired high speed broadband Internet, are provided for your convenience at no additional cost. Should you have a young infant, a Pac-n-PlayTM–type crib and two(2) booster chairs are also available for your use. Local management company on call, available to answer your questions or provide recommendations for nearby excursions.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 51 reviews
Western mass.

Absolutely recommend

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything it is advertised to be and then some. The owner is responsive, cooperative and conscientious. The property manager is the best I have encountered. Clean and spacious, perfect location, quiet and relaxing. Grandkids loved it as did us older folk.

Thankyou Kevin (owner) and April (mgr). Definitely an A+ !

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Our family had an amazing vacation. Fun filled making great memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful view great fishing!

  • 4 of 5

Fishing was wonderful. House was clean and there were plenty of towels. The sliding doors would barely open and one was missing the screen. Lot of light bulbs burned out too. Some of the windows would not open because the latches we're broken. Pool table was missing balls. A few minor things but a great fishing lake and a comfy cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Extremely impressed! Just WOW!

  • 5 of 5

Truly impressed with all this property had to offer. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay here, the house had absolutely everything we needed and more. The views were breath taking, the fire pit was perfect for our nights, beds were comfortable, even the couch was extremely comfortable, we just loved it! There's no pictures of the pool table and swings, and we had so much fun playing pool and swinging on the swings. Thank you so much Kevin for being so responsive and making this trip so easy for us. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The villages fl

The property was well represented by the pictures and discription.

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend this property. The property manager April was excellent and very helpful. The house was very clean and all beds very comfortable. The kitchen was well

Equipped. Plenty of blankets and towels.

I will definetly come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Perfect location for our first NASCAR race!

  • 4 of 5

We had a no fuss/no worries visit to this property at the end of September. From the initial questions to the owner, to the quick responses from the property manager, our stay was just as we had hoped. We coordinated 3 different couples, from 3 different states (Maine, NY and Washington state) (Army buds) to meet at this great property to visit, reminisce and attend NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was only about a 20 minute drive. My sig other and I showed up first as we had a shorter drive from Maine (only a little over an hour) and we were able to unload, chop some wood, start a fire and get the house open and warm and waiting for the other guests in our party. We were all pleasantly surprised at how inviting and comfortable we would all be staying together for the long weekend. We totally enjoyed making our meals in open kitchen. We grilled on the deck each night and sat at the outside table on the deck each day. After dark we LOVED having a fire in the fire pit and sitting around laughing. It was a perfect get away location. There isn't much in the area for restaurants, so be prepared to cook for yourselves. Why head out when you have such an awesome, relaxing setting. Stereo, surround sound for dinner and prep music, and great dishwasher for clean up. Perfect organized area in basement for trash, returnables, and recycling. PLENTY of firewood for both the fireplace and the fire pit. Oh and there was more than enough room for each of us to be lounging on the incredibly comfortable sectional sofa. Most of our naps took place on that! If I had to even give one negative detail, it would be this, to trim all the overgrown area by the entry door, we dropped the key one night when we were returning and had a heck of a time finding it in the brush! Overall it was a great value for our weekend adventure.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The Crystal Quail
JJ Goodwin's Eatery & Sports
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
JJ Goodwins Eatery & Sports Bar, Ctr Barnstead, NH
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Farmington Country Club, Farmington, NH
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-393/Route 202/Route 9 and Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
JJ Goodwins Eatery & Sports Bar, Ctr Barnstead, NH
Nearest Ski
19.4 Miles
Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH
Car: necessary

Located within the southernmost portion of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, our home resides on Locke Lake in Center Barnstead, NH, and is only a short drive to/from several notable landmarks or destinations:

Manchester(NH) -Boston Regional Airport (MHT) – 47 mi (50 min) ;

Portsmouth(NH) International Airport (PSM) – 38 mi (40 min) ;

Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) – 87 mi (1 hr, 40 min) ;

Concord, NH – 24 mi (30 min) ;

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH – 17 mi (20 min) ;

Factory Outlet Mall, Tilton, NH – 21 mi (25 min) ;

Lake Winnipesaukee (Alton Bay, NH) – 12 mi (20 min) ;

Gunstock Mountain Resort (skiing/sledding), Gilford, NH – 22 mi (30 min) ;

White Mountains – 38 mi (50 min)

Other Activities: personal watercraft (waverunners only), blueberry picking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling


Rates & Availability

Barnstead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter-Spring 2017/2018
Sep 2 2017 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

- Minimum 3-nt stay for Holiday weekends
- Cleaning fee is non-negotiable
- 9.00% tax rate (eff. 07/01/09) represents State of NH-mandated Meals and Rentals Tax, and is additional to the prescribed rental rates (assessed on rental rate + cleaning fee)
- Rates include all utilities, one-time linen set-up, firewood and free access to community amenities. Rates subject to change at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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