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Dianne Benedict

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Contemporary Waterfront Property

24 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
Call Owner
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 24 traveler reviews

Beautiful Contemporary Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 26 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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Excellent vacation spot !

  • 5 of 5


We ran out of gas on the gas grill and they even had a spare tank right there just in case. Everything was thought of in advance. Beautiful table cloth out for fall - great to the last detail.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at the lake house. We hope you will keep us in mind for any future travel plans to Lake Winnisquam or the Lakes Region of New Hampshire that you may have. Thank you for staying with us!
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Great location and beautiful maintained home inside and out with lots to do near by.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and a beautiful maintained home with still enough wonderful rustic charm to make you feel right at home. Home owners were great to deal with and very responsive to questions. We would definitely come back again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your mini-vacation on Lake Winnisquam. From your entry in our guest book, it seems the kids really had a good time fishing & swimming. We'd love to have you back again any time!
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Beautiful Lakefront home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this Lakefront home with my family. There were 4 adults and 3 Children and there was plenty of room for all of us to have our own space. The home is clean and it has windows across the front facing the lake which gives you wonderful views of the lake. There is a nice dock with a table to sit out on while outside. Dock for your a boat, a nice sandy beach area for young kids to play. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for the week. BBQ grill on the deck to use. The house is close to many restaurants, shopping and other activities when you want to venture out. The lake is beautiful, large enough to go exploring but small/calm enough to enjoy water sports such as skiing, tubing, paddle boarding etc... We had a blast and look forward to returning next year. The owners are very organized, easy to get ahold of and keep you fully informed of what you need to know. I highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We're so glad you enjoyed your time on the lake and got to take in all that is Lake Winnisquam. We choose this lake for the exact reasons you listed. The location is perfect, the lake is big enough for water sports/activities, but small enough that you don't have the chaos that can come with being on a big lake. We look forward to having you back again!
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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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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
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.

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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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