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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,512 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

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
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • 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 ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • 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 4.919355 based on 63 reviews
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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: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Spot on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

You couldn’t ask for a better place to stay. The views and house were amazing and very clean! Perfect for a group of people to get together and enjoy

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The size of home was perfect. Upkeep of home was perfect. Manager was easy to reach n answered all our questions. Had a birthday get together n plenty of room for all. The diving/slide on raft was used by all. Kayaks n canoe got plenty of use. Saw hawk in tree above us, saw eagle go by n listened to loons morning n eve. Blue heron visits on our raft. Did lots of fishing. Our 4 yr old grandson fished for first time n told everyone his sunfish was HUGH. All in all we couldn’t find a negative.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at the Locke Lake Escape! The house was very clean and there was plenty of space for all of us! I have three young children and there was everything I could need for them, from high chairs to baby gates to toys and bikes and more! Also, the dock with the slide and diving board made swimming in the lake so much more fun! We would definitely recommend this lake house for a fun and relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing vacation at this property.

  • 5 of 5

What a great family vacation we had at this property. You don’t have to leave the property if you don’t want to, everything is available. We swam in the lake, took out the canoe and kayaks. We had fires at night. There’s tons of toys for the kids. We flew up from Florida and it was so nice that everything we needed was at the house. Grocery store is a short distance away. The property manager is fabulous, the house is spacious and very comfortable. We made wonderful memories with family and friends but especially with our grandson who caught his first fish. So glad we rented and would definitely rent this property again. Thanks for the memories.


July 2018

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Perfect Family Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here, and everything was as perfect as we could remember it. Views are breathtaking, beds are comfy, and space is perfect for the whole family. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us, see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $75 + Tax

- 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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