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Alan & Diane Galbraith

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Secluded Waterfront home on 5 Acres: Private Dock, Borders Audubon Preserve

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 7+2 on inflatable beds

If you are seeking a haven of rest and an idyllic spot, look no further. We are delighted to offer our guests not just a piece of 'shoreline' on beautiful Newfound Lake, but a place of peace and sanctuary. Given 400' of private shoreline, location on the end of a private drive, and a shared border with the Audubon nature preserve, quiet seclusion is an enduring quality of this waterfront property. For those who love water this is ideal. Choose between deep water swimming and gradually sandy entry. With the warmth and charm of a 50's lake 'cottage', modern amenities such as WIFI help span the decades, but only so much as to give a respectful nod to the 21st century. Inspiring natural beauty, the lure of the White Mountains, and endless outdoor activities will make you wish email never existed and the summer would never end. Artists and writers, honeymooners and retirees, have long enjoyed the rejuvenation of an extended stay here. This summer, why not let it be you?

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alan & Diane Galbraith (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Secluded Waterfront home on 5 Acres: Private Dock, Borders Audubon Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Gorgeous lake, lovely home, unique property

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have stayed in 5 homes on 4 different NH lakes. All places have their advantages and disadvantages, but this property was our favorite for several reasons. The lake itself is very clean and a joy to swim in. The stone patio and deck are very well maintained. The water is more than deep enough for diving at the end of the dock. There is also easy access to a sandy area close to shore. We have a son with some physical needs and the access to the water was the best in this property. The nimble among us could choose the narrow trail from the deck, while we took our son down the grassy slope on the side yard. I always hope for long views of a lake. In this case, the best view could be found by looking out from the end of the dock. There is a tiny island directly across from the dock with a tiny, very quaint cottage on it. We only saw inhabitants there on one of the days during our stay, so privacy was not an issue.

The property is huge! The garden provided some greens and chives for our salads, but lucky are those who rent during tomato or raspberry season! There is a cool wooden bridge over a small stream leading to the garden. Our boys found the spot to be a great place for frog spotting. There is also a quiet little spot with a large, very comfortable hammock. From that spot there was a lovely view of the lake and a small flower garden where we saw hummingbirds numerous times. Birdwatching was excellent during our stay! The property actually borders an Audubon nature preserve. A small deer path in the yard connects to the trail system there. It was so nice to take walks in the woods straight from the back yard. It felt like we had it all to ourselves. For those wishing a hike with a vista, there is a trailhead about 6 miles away that leads up to two peaks (Little and Big Sugarloaf) overlooking the lake. Our group of mixed ages was able to make it to the first peak in less than 30 minutes and an additional 30 minutes or so to the second.

For restocking the fridge, we appreciated that the closest Hannaford's was only 15 min away.

The owners take obvious care to maintain and stock the home with everything you could possible need. It was very clean, comfortable, and spacious. The beds and linens were high quality and unlike some other lake homes, there was no musty smell here at all. Alan and Diane were excellent hosts. Their home is really special!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A place where lasting memories are made...

  • 5 of 5

Diane and Alan, thank you. This was THE lake house we were looking for, it was perfect for us! Clean and very comfortable, a kitchen with everything necessary, and plenty of room for a few friends who had to come and see this waterfront gem! The views from the deck, screen porch and the lake were beautiful; fall colors just beginning to glow. The use of the rowboat and canoe were graciously extended to us. Hiking trails were right next door. Lasting memories of a special weekend and a stay at this special home will be with us all.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Better than we expected

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful vacation on Newfound Lake. The lake is lovely and the house is the perfect lake house. We swam and kayaked and canoed all day. Then we picked fresh vegetables from the garden and made dinner while the kids were exploring the nearby audobon hiking trails. After dinnwe we watched the sun set over the lake and we roasted marshmellows in the fireplace. The house is stocked with everything needed to enjoy our time on the lake. It has beautiful art and lovely ground. We got more than we hoped for. It was a magical weekend and we can't wait to do it again. Thank you, Lisa

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Wonderful location on Newfound Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this wonderful waterfront home for one week and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The home is an old style New Hampshire "camp" in the best sense of the term: beautiful natural wood walls, large living room/dining room area with a large window and view of the lake, breezy screened-in porch with slate floor, well equipped kitchen, wonderful deck off the central hall and then a granite deck on the lake with two wooden decks attached. The private yard and garden were fun to walk through and explore. Huge summer squash was ripening on the vine and we picked and roasted two during our stay. One of our favorite spots was the hammock just off the house's deck. Another was the table in the screened in porch, where we ate breakfast every day and could enjoy lake views as we ate. The waterfront decks got sun most of the day but had a bit of shade in the afternoon-- a nice break after sun-filled mornings. We loved diving off those decks! Just off the waterfront decks is a very small beach where some of our young visitors enjoyed wading and splashing. There are several summer camps on the lake and we enjoyed watching the campers rowing, canoeing and windsurfing. At night, everything was usually silent, other than an occasional loon call. The fact that there's no TV at the house actually led to added relaxation; we read more than usual, played old games and headed to bed a bit earlier, feeling nicely tired out from all the fresh air and swimming. We'd planned to visit around the area but loved the setting at the house so much we barely left the property. Other than the Hebron Fair, which we just happened upon that Sunday, we stayed put. We had all we needed right where we were. Finally, the owners were great to deal with: prompt with responses as we were considering the rental, informative, fair and thoughtful throughout. They even called to check that all was well during our stay. A lovely stay. We're sure to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Unsurpassed cottage on unsurpassed lake

  • 5 of 5

Nothing surpasses Newfound Lake or this charming cottage on it. For those seeking a beautiful and peaceful setting, look no further. You'll feel transported to a simpler time before cell phones, TV and computers, yet wi-fi is available for those who can't completely detach. We're returning for our fourth year - and many more - because we love its charm, privacy afforded by the size of the property and its shared boundary with the nature preserve, the all-you-can eat veggie/berry garden, kid-friendly/sandy water access and camp memories recalled through observing the rhythms of the camp across the lake. The owners are extremely accommodating and through sharing their home, create the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Favorite vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year returning to this lovely home. My kids are starting to think of it as "theirs". Once I found this spot I stopped looking for anything else, as this is my ideal type of summer home and location. The waterfront is perfect for swimming for the kids and the adults, we fish and kayak as well. This past week we rarely left the water as it was so warm! We did venture to Loon which is not far and there are many "attractions" fairly close that we have visited in the past...Lost River, the Flume, Polar Caves, Clarks Trading Post, Whales Tail, the town of Meredith, Fun Spot...the list goes on. If you are looking for a comfortable (and CLEAN) place to stay, look no further, you have found your house.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Robert Frost Homestead, hiking White Mts, rock-climbing Plymouth area & White Mts, canoeing, Lost River & Polar Caves touring, bird-watching


Rates & Availability

Newfound Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 3 2016 - Jun 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Color Season
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late October Colors
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lakes Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • (Iron-tainted water from Artisan well may leave stains on tubs.)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , roll-away cot, additionally
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • There are beds for six, one roll-away cot, and plenty of floor space for multiple air mattresses. Two twin air mattresses are on-site and available for use. Additionally, there is a 'Pack-and-Play' portable crib available for infants.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*400 feet private shoreline * Private dock w/ boat slip * Water toys available include: canoe, paddles, inflatable floats, water 'noodles,' life jackets, rowboat, dock table and chairs * Vegetable and herb garden on-site and available for guests * Baby items include: pack-&-play, 'umbrella' stroller, baby back-pack for hiking * Hiking trails outside backdoor onto Audubon nature preserve * Charcoal grill * Outdoor hammock * Croquet *Badminton court * Lovely sandy swimming area, with varying degrees of 'beach' depending on seasonal water level * Sand terrace for children's play * Swinging love seat on deck overlooking lake * WiFi * Many excellent restaurants nearby: including Pasquaney Inn on Newfound Lake, Big Catch both with boating access.

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