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Dianne Benedict

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Contemporary Waterfront Property

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Winnisquam House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 3/4 Bath, sleeps 8-10

Our 3-Bedroom home sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnisquam. When you enter the front door you will be amazed at how open and spacious, yet warm and inviting our home is. The living room features vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood flooring and lots of over-sized windows to let the natural sunlight in. The house is open concept with the living room flowing into the kitchen and dining room area which makes it great for family gatherings and entertaining. The kitchen also features a breakfast bar for a quick snack or less formal meal for the kids. There is a large deck off of the dining room that comes complete with patio furniture, a grilling area and stairs to dock and beach.

The entire main floor has been recently painted. We have added a 3/4 bathroom on the lower level across from the master bedroom. We have also just recently had the entire retaining wall around the shoreline replaced and upgraded to include granite stairs into the sandy beach area.

The lake isn't just for summer vacations, there is so much to do and see all year long. We're close to all the ski resorts, snowmobile trails are all around us, Weirs Beach, NH International Speedway just to name a few. Don't wait, book your next vacation today - you'll be glad you did.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dianne Benedict (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for the use of your lake house. We have had the most amazing time here. The skiing at Gunstock and the snow is just what we were here for and neither disappointed. If only we had snow like this in the UK. I imagine it's just as good in the summer. Thanks again Dianne for your help.
Feb 2015
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Beautiful Contemporary Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 23 reviews
Fitchburrg, Ma

best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was perfect. The house was very clean and comfortable. My family of 4 went and there was something for everyone. My children ages 4 & 13 had a great time. The owners are really accomodating and very nice.

I will definately rent again.

Grocery stores, Weirs Beach, arcades and restaurants are close by.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No Stress - That is the perfect way to describe a vacation at our "Home Away From Home". Wether your a family, a young couple or just a group of really good friends this has got to be THE BEST place to just relax, unwind and escape from the realities of everyday life. There is so much to do, from site-seeing, to water activities or just parking yourself in a lounge chair and doing absolutely nothing. It is impossible to come here and not leave without a feeling of inner peace. Thank you to all of our guests - past, present & future, you have all been wonderful.
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Great home in an excellent location. Beautiful setup to enjoy the lake and the sunset.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our week at the lake. The home being located just a rock skip away from the sandbar was perfect. We took the paddle boards, kayaks and trampoline over to the sandbar and spent hours enjoying the sun and met a bunch of very nice people too. We took the boat over the last day which made having lunch very convenient. I'm sure we will visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our lake house for your week on Winnisquam. It appears you all had some good quality family time. We're glad you all had a fantastic week and got to take in all the experiences that make for a great summer vacation. Thank you for taking such good care of the house during your stay. We would love to have you back again anytime!
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

After a far too long absence from what was a annual vacation on Lake Winnisquam, my wife and I decided to return to the Lake for our 25th wedding anniversary. The kids are older, we are older, and this being a special occasion to bring the family together, we really wanted to find just the right place. This house was MORE than we could have ever expected! Dianne and Dave were outstanding hosts, very willing to be flexible with our requested dates of arrival and departure which was perfect for us. The house was beautifully maintained inside and outside. The location was just what we were looking for, right across from the sandbar, sun all day, and very close to shopping. The dock was exactly what we needed, space for our 18ft boat and 10ft jon boat. It had deep water to jump in and a sandy bottom which surrounded both the dock and AWESOME new sundeck which we basically spent the entire day on. Thank you again Diane and Dave. We would DEFINITELY return!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wishing you both a belated Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary! We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. The new sundeck is proving to be a popular spot to hang out on. It was a bit of a project getting it done, but we couldn't be more happy with it. It's amazing the effect time on the lake has on a family. Brings you together in a way that creates some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. We would love to have you all back anytime. It was our pleasure to host your Lake Winnisquam Vacation!
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beautiful is correct

  • 5 of 5

my family and i had a great time at this lake house. the lake, property and house is beautiful.. plenty of room and very clean inside and out. great location with a lake sandbar close by. Miss Dianne was Very helpful!! i would recommend the Heritage Farm for breakfast. also , launch your boat before arriving the dead end road is tough to turn around. yes would recommend this to anyone.

Thank you soo much Dianne!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your family had a good time. Summer at the lake is always so much fun. I too recommend Heritage Farm for breakfast. You wouldn't think a little farm restaurant that gives you paper plates & plastic forks would have the BEST PANCAKES ever made! It's a must try for anyone who visits the lake. It's great they offer a small area where the kids can interact with some of the animals, plus the mini playground to enjoy after a fantastic breakfast. We hope you will all come back and stay with us again sometime!
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Beautiful!! Hands down RELAXATION.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean house with all the amenities. The deck and the new dock are perfect for relaxing on. Very nice place! Dianne is wonderful to deal with. Will be staying here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Relaxation is key to a good vacation. We're glad you all had a good time and enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks again for taking such good care of the house. Next year's reservation is already penciled in!
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Great property

  • 4 of 5

My group really enjoyed our stay at this house. The house is modern and has all the amenities that you would want. The location cannot be beat. The lake is right out the back door. I wish it was warmer the weekend I was there so that we could have went swimming. The back deck was a great spot to grill and have a few drinks. The only thing that stopped this from being a 5 star rating is that the back yard was under construction. In the pictures on the website there was a dock with chairs right on the water and a small yard. But the owners were re-building the dock. So there was no dock to sit on and there were large piles of rocks taking up most of the space in the yard. I understand that the construction was probably needed, but I would have appreciated if the construction was disclosed. The dock and chairs were a big reason we picked the location.

Overall, it is a great place and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you all had a good time and enjoyed your weekend at the lake. My apologies for the situation with the yard. Had I known that the construction had been started, and the yard was not really usable, I would have absolutely disclosed that in advance. The underside of existing dock was deteriorating and full replacement was the only option. Until I arrived the day after your check-out, we had no idea that construction had even begun. Our contractor was supposed to inform us in advance of the start of the dock replacement for the specific purpose of being able to disclose to any quests that we would be having. Unfortunately, they neglected to inform us that they had started the project. Again, my apologies for any inconvenience. I hope you come back and stay with us again.
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Gunstock Ski Resort

Beautiful Lake Winnisquam in NH Lakes Region. Boating, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, shopping, hiking, motorcycle riding, etc. Short distance from the White Mountains, Gunstock Mountain, Waterville Valley, Weirs Beach, Meadowbrook Music Festivals, NH International Speedway, golfing, Fun Spot Arcades and water park, movies, restaurants.

Other Activities: snowmobiling, motor cycle riding

Golf: Lochmere Golf Course & CC is an 18-hole public golf course. Lochmere is within 1-mile of the house, you will actually drive by it on the way to the rental property, that is complete with a restaurant, bar and function facilities. The restaurant is open to the public so even if you don't golf, you can stop in for breakfast or dinner.

And for the kids in the family, Pirates Cove Mini Golf is within walking distance of the house. They have 2-courses to choose from as well as bumper boats and basketball hoops.

Ski: There are numerous Ski Resorts to choose from. The closest is Gunstock Ski resort which features full ski facilities as well as snow tubing. Gunstock is great for everyone, but is a smaller ski resort and is perfect for the beginner and families w/small children. For the more advanced skier you can head north to numerous ski resorts: Waterville Valley, Cannon Mountain, Tenney Mountain, Wilcat Mountain, Cranmore, Loon & Bretton Woods. There is plenty to do for all ages and abilities.


Rates & Availability

Winnisquam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Season 2016
Sep 5 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off-Season 2017
Sep 4 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

All July and August are rentals are Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Winnisquam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom #2 has a toilet, shower & vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bonus Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 contains a Queen size bed with dresser & night stand. Bedroom 2 contains two (2) twin size beds. Master Bedroom contains 1 Queen size bed with dresser and TV. Bonus Room contains 1 Sleeper Sofa and (1) futon with TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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