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45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Barnstead House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kevin Stepanick
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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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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based on 45 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9333334 based on 46 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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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our three generations of family truly enjoyed our family vacation! We would certainly consider scheduling another vacation! My grandsons enjoyed the sandy beach and water!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another summer, Another glorious week!

  • 5 of 5

This past August was our second family vacation in this beautiful home on Locke Lake. The location is great, the house has all the comforts of home and is well situated lakeside.

Perfect rental in NH lakes region!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful house and lots of fun activities

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and just what we needed. Check in and out was seemless. The house was clean and well stocked. We cooked every day and had the basics plus a bit more. We also took advantage of the basketball hoop, the floating dock with slide and diving board, the fire pit, canoe, and cabinet full of games. Really fun and relaxing long weekend on a beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Pretty lake, small but quiet. The diving board and slide on the raft and canoe were the best.

  • 3 of 5

The house is a good size, needs repairs, painting, widows that open. Kitchen very well equipped and good to use as was the dining room for eating and games. The lake is missing a marina to rent boats as one canoe was not enough and it was too far to go to rent other things. We did bike but many roads too busy for young kids. Your sand beach is great and fun was had making sand castles and fishing from the dock. Very difficult to get to the deck with the doors not working and the screen falling off--that was a disappointment. With only one screen for one door, little ventilation. Good beds, bathrooms and nice to have the washer/dryer for midweek washing of towels and some clothes. Pool table fun for the rain day but need desperately new tips on all the sticks and a replacement for the missing ball. Thanks much for having basic things like paper towels, napkins, and dishwasher detergent plus the sheets, towels etc plus all the pots pans, baking needs, and lots of plates and silverware so we didn't have to wash all each meal!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband I had originally planned to bring our grandchildren for a long weekend, but last minute decided to go alone. We had a wonderful, relaxing, and very quiet weekend, which was very much needed. My husband enjoyed fishing, right from the dock, and caught several large mouth bass. I enjoyed sitting in the sun and relaxing by the fire. Sunday it rained all day, literally poured, but we spent the day relaxing on the massive, super comfy, leather sectional, and watching movies. I want that sofa! Great time, highly recommend, we'll be back. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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
Fall-Winter-Spring 2016/2017
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
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.

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Barnstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1512 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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