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The Sirkin Family

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

5+ Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Country Kitchen, Dining, Sleeps 10

1780 Farmhouse on 100 peaceful acres, above perfect swimming pond and walk to Crescent Lake in 18th-19th c. town of Acworth, NH. Fall foliage, winter downhill and x-country skiing or snowmobiling from front-door on various well-marked trails. Dock, rowboat, canoes on peaceful Crescent Lake.

Mt. Sunapee, Mt. Ascutney, Okemo, 30 mins for downhill skiing. Golf in Newport, 20 mins away. St. Gaudens historic site nearby. Reconstructed Fort #4 offers historical reenactments and colonial-style Thanksgiving Dinner. Tax- free shopping. Gourmet dining on Lake Sunapee, New London, Lebanon and Hanover. Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College 50 min.

Living Room has original spruce beams, fireplace & bake-oven, screened porch, and deck overlooks the pond. Barn has additional accommodations.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
The Sirkin Family (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About The Sirkin Family

We are 4 siblings who grew up spending summers, holidays, ski breaks and many wonderful gatherings of friends and family at this classic New England house. Our mom bought the property when I was a baby. Three of us now live on the West coast and my sister Susannah lives in Boston. She is pictured here between the 2 lovely daughters of our caretaker, Lisa.

The Sirkin Family purchased this farmhouse in 1961

Why The Sirkin Family chose Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee

Our parents both have New England roots, on our mother's side going back to the Pilgrims, and our father was born in Vermont. Our dad was a US diplomat and we lived in Washington, DC when our mom went looking for a place to have as a New England base for the family. The property was just what she was looking for; a charming old colonial era house down the end of a dirt road on 100 acres, outside a quaint historic town, with a gorgeous lake and skiing nearby.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and tranquility, rustic antique charm, lovely private swimming pond, birch trees, nearby lake, hiking, skiing, and boating.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Historic Year Round New Hampshire Retreat - Swim/Ski/Canoe
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

We had a great time once again!

  • 5 of 5

Havurat Shalom had a wonderful retreat time at the Sirkin House this weekend. We were small in number, but very comfortable, especially with the wonderful weather and the pond. Even the bugs were cooperative. Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great for our wedding guests

  • 4 of 5

We were grateful to have the use of the house for our wedding. The house was lovely and large and made for a cosy place for many of our guests to stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A great property for our weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

The Sirkin Family home was super for our long weekend away. Everything was as stated. The house was very clean. It was plenty big enough for our party of 11 and was fully stocked with dishes, condiments, wood, sleds, extra blankets and many specialty kitchen appliances! Our group sled, skied and hiked all over the grounds. Thank you for having us!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights during the New Year's holiday. We were an extended family consisting of grandparents, two adult children with their spouses, one nephew and a 4 year old grandchild; 8 total. There was ample room for all plus several empty beds. This house is an old, beautiful rustic farm house with on a lovely property. We went sleigh riding on the slope in the back of the house, went for early morning walks on the country road and hiked at Pillsbury State Reservation, about a half hour away. The house had everything we needed, it is very well-equipped. We made many wonderful meals together in the large kitchen and thoroughly enjoyed the house and our time together. Sitting around the fireplace in the main room was wonderful! Whether we were playing games, reading, conversing or working on our laptops, it was warm and inviting. If you are looking for an action packed location, then this is not for you. It is a place to spend quality time with family and friends. The Sirkin Family was wonderful to deal with. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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A step back in time

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 had a wonderful time at this vacation rental. This house has so much character We enjoyed sitting by the fire in the living room and thinking about all the past conversation that had taken place here. You could almost feel the past history. The hike to the lake was worth the time and effort...the lake is stunning in the fall. Also enjoyed the views from the upper deck and back porch - beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with every spice you would need for cooking. Lisa was easily reached if we had any questions. Very quite and secluded location.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Old-fashioned feel with modern conveniences

  • 5 of 5

This property's blend was just perfect, oozing with Revolutionary-era character amid much-appreciated conveniences that didn't detract from it - original beams, flooring, and fireplaces alongside modern baths and a huge new refrigerator. Added to that was an absolutely wonderful private swimming pond right on the property, free access to boats on the nearby lake, a fire pit for campfires, blueberries ripe for picking, a table that could seat at least ten, a caretaker and owner who were quick to respond and very helpful, and endless peace, quiet, and privacy. Our family group of nine adults loved our week-long vacation, and we hope to return. Comfy, clean, and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Lake Sunapee Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Claremont, NH
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Unity, South Acworth
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Sunapee
Car: necessary

Snowmobile trails, nearby ski areas, many theaters offering quality plays and music, walk to nearby Crescent Lake for boating and fishing, many walking trails.

Other Activities: cross country skiing/snowmobiling on and around property, downhill skiing 20 mins


Rates & Availability

Crescent Lake Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 2016 - Sep 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Prime Fall
Sep 19 2016 - Nov 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

We charge $25 per person per night for parties with more than 10 guests.
2-4 guests can sleep in summer in the spacious barn suite, for an additional $100/nite; $50/nite after 2 nites.
Rates may be negotiable for small parties.
Full refund 60 days prior to rental. 60-30 days: cost of 1st nite cancellation fee applies unless we can rebook. Less than 30 days, no refund unless we rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Small upstairs - toilet
    Barn - toilet , tub , shower
  • Barn only open in summer/early fall
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Green Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Guest Room - 1 double , Main Floor
    Small Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , Main floor
    Blue Room, 2 twins, upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Barn Apt - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate bldg; summer use only; additional fees apply.
  • 5 bedrooms + sleeping nook with 2 twin beds in study/loft space in main house. 1 b-r barn suite sleeps 2-4 people in summer/early fall.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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