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Wonderful Waterfront Home on Welch Island, Lake Winnipesaukee

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Wonderful waterfront home with southern exposure and attached boathouse is for rent.

Natural shorefront has a cute sandy beach with a gradual decline to deep water swimming.

This is a great island location for the entire family - or two families! Enjoy expansive lake and mountain views from the sun-drenched deck.

Swim and play on the shared raft with slide. Watch the sailboat races. Go fishing, kayaking, or water skiing. There’s even a tennis court on site!

The property has deep water docks with space for three boats. We are pet friendly upon approval.

Island living at its finest – bring your own boat. (Welch Island is not accessible by car.) There are launching/parking facilities available on the mainland.

For the 2016 season we will be offering the cottage for two-week rentals only during the peak season of July and August.

Please check our website (scroll down to 'links') for the latest updates.

(The Map on this page is correct. However if you use Google Maps the cottage is shown on the wrong side of the island)

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2016

About The Owner

We've named the property 'Purple Loon'

Why The Owner chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

We love 'island living' and how we can settle in and just enjoy our time with our friends and family. The extra work of mobilizing and demobilizing pays dividends in 'island time.'

What makes this cottage unique

When we boat over to the property, we can feel our shoulders relax. There's something about being on an island that encourages one to be present, relax, and enjoy their vacation!


Gilford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), full-sized futons (2), Bunk Beds (4), baby portable 'pack-n-play' crib (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Newly renovated cottage with boat house, dock and deck. Screened sitting area. There are new windows everywhere!


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Waterfront Home on Welch Island, Lake Winnipesaukee
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Lowell, Ma

The Ultimate "Relaxing" Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We own a timeshare and travel to different destinations each year, but we thought we'd try something different in our own backyard of New Hampshire. So glad we did! The house is more than accommodating, from the deck over the boathouse which offered stunning views of the lake, large kitchen, living and sleeping quarters - we were more than pleased. If you want to escape life's challenges and free your mind of noise, this island retreat is a must. We had family join us for a few days and they also felt the same about this property, and none of them wanted to leave! Morning coffee and star viewing on the deck is unmatched anywhere. From day one till we left the same comments were said each day - this is absolutely amazing, wow, unreal, and so on. This will go down as a hassle free vacation, from obtaining the property with simple paper work to where to go and the what to do's - this was quit a relief from your typical vacation planning.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in July 2014 with our 3 children, girls ages 14 and 15 and our son age 12. We also had our 6-year old dog along with us. The property exceeded our expectations in every way. For boaters the boathouse and dock set up is superb. Deep water access for more than 1 boat and you can store your boating essentials inside the boathouse. The beds and futons were all comfortable - plenty of room for us and our occasional guests. My wife took walks every day with our dog along the several marked trails on the Island. The swimming out front with sandy shallow access and the available swim raft made the house a destination unto itself. Nights out on the dock and boathouse deck were beautiful and quiet. The owners were very accomodating and great with answering any questions we had in advance or during our stay. We have rented on and near the lake off and on since 2000 and this was our best vacation yet.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northport, NY

Welch Island - peaceful getaway from the hectic life

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations - 10/10

Views - 10/10

Landlord - 10/10

We live on the ocean but we have for many years always enjoyed a week in the NH lake region. This year was no different. Welch Island is the supreme getaway from the hectic, crazy life. A place to enjoy the beauty of nature as well as your loved ones!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lee NH

Great vacation for family

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this house! The owners were very friendly and accomodating. This is a great rental home for families, there is a walk out area to access the water and the swim raft with water slide was a favorite for the kids! There is also a boat house with large deck on top that is perfect for relaxing,meals, safe for kids and a great spot to watch fireworks from across the lake:) We were able to fit our 25 ft boat no problem. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilford, NH U.S.A.

Wonderful retreat for the entire family!

  • 5 of 5

In the summer of 2009 our entire family and a few friends had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful island retreat! To say we had a fabulous time would be an understatement. This Island Oasis had everything we could have wanted. Even when the weather was not ideal, we enjoyed relaxing with a good book. We are residents of Gilford and have a boat on Lake Winnipesaukee. It was so great being so close to home but feeling like we were away in another State. No long drive with the kids, the ability to have them have their friends over and the owners were very gracious and put up with us, even though as a large family we can be a little noisy. The listing is very thorough and the photos reflect this property accurately. The property was very clean and the deck had just be updated. The owner was very helpful and could be reached at any time. I certainly would recommend this property to our friends and family. The beauty of the Lakes Region is that there are many things to do during your stay. We enjoy events at Gunstock Recreation Area, the Fireworks on the lake on the 4th of July, the many restaurants to venture to by boat, such as The Lakehouse, Lagos and Town Docks in Meredith, the Canoe in Center Harbor (just call from your boat at the Town Docks and they will send a car for you), Garwoods and the restaurant at the Town Docks in Wolfeboro and Shibleys is a great spot for lunch in Alton. There are many other restaurants to recommend by car but we certainly love TBones/Cactus Jacks in Laconia if you do have a car to use. Hiking in the summer at the nearby moutains is great, Mount Major is just a few minutes away from the Glendale Docks. This Island Property is situated in a wonderful spot on the lake where you get to watch the Mount Washington pass by several times a day but you can also water ski, tube etc. easily on this part of the lake. We hope to return soon to this fabulous spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swim and play on the shared raft with slide. There is a tennis court on site. Watch the sailboat races!


Rates & Availability

Gilford Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Rates and availability is subject to change until a signed Rental Application and deposit is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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