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Heather or Jay McGaffigan

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

charming, private, comfortable, quiet, open

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


New Hampshire Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 8

Our lake home looks onto beautiful and clean Newfound Lake. The private shared access beach is 300 yards away. Wellington State Park and beach is 1/4 mile away, with a free public boat launch. The house sits on a private lot and the large deck has water views. Off-street parking for 4 cars. New insulation and siding in fall 2011. The house has pergo flooring throughout the first floor, modern full size appliances and a gas cooking stove. Many recent furniture upgrades too! The living area is open and spacious as are the bedrooms. The master bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed and a washer and dryer. The second bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom has a double and two twin beds. Hiking and snowmobile trails are within walking distance. Ragged Mtn. is 20 minutes away. Ice fishing and skating on the lake as well! Restaurants and stores nearby. Beautiful area, lots to do any time of year!

Summer: Swim in one of the cleanest lakes in the world and the deepest in New Hampshire. Bring your canoe, motor boat or sailboat and enjoy Newfound Lake which is 2 miles wide and 7 miles long. Plenty of other things to do locally - hike, bike, view falls, nature reserves etc.

Winter: Ski/Snowboard at Ragged Mountain - 20 minutes away. Waterville Valley, Loon or Sunapee are 45 minutes away. Snowmobile trails nearby. Snowshoe, ice fish or ice skate too!

Fall: Take in the beautiful scenery around the lake. Nearby hike provides spectacular views! Nice scenic drives to take in all the foliage. If you've never visited NH this time of year, you won't be disappointed with the array of colors!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heather or Jay McGaffigan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Heather or Jay McGaffigan

Heather grew up in nearby Plymouth, NH and spent a lot of time at Newfound Lake as a child. Jay is from Massachusetts, but vacationed in the New Hampshire lakes region with his family every summer. We both love the area and wanted to purchase a property where we could share the beautiful area with our two daughters and extended family.

Heather or Jay McGaffigan purchased this chalet in 2008

Why Heather or Jay McGaffigan chose New Hampshire

We toured several other houses for sale around Newfound and fell in love with the open spaciousness of this chalet. We knew it would be a great house to entertain friends and family, as well as a great rental property. We liked the location near Wellington State Park and hiking trails and the closeness of the shared beach.

What makes this chalet unique

The house is fairly private and you do not hear the neighbors. The yard is big enough for our girls and friends to run around. There is ample parking for 4 cars in the driveway. The large deck is a great place to hang out and dine on in the summer months. The interior has modern appliances, countertops and flooring, which bring warmth to the house.


based on 18 traveler reviews

charming, private, comfortable, quiet, open
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful location, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for our annual girls get-away, very nice, clean and private. We had a great time.

Lots of good hiking trails right outside the door, shopping and places to eat nearby.

It was a very relaxing trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here late in the season but it was 80's in temps which is very unusual for this time of year so we soaked up the sun and enjoyed the use of the lake! It's very quiet and there are neighbors across the street and next to you, but no one was staying at either. It was a pretty private location for being on the lake.

The house is cozy and pretty well set up and accommodating. The beds were pretty comfortable and the furniture was as well. The couch captured my father as soon as he laid down after his long drive in.

It stayed pretty cool in the house despite the high temps which was nice for when you wanted to cool off for a minute. I would highly recommend staying at this house if you're looking for a vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect summer vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying there! We feel in love with this house last year when we stayed there in July. The house is very spacious and clean. There are a plenty of seating (couches, armchairs). 1 large bedroom downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs could easily sleep 8 people.

We had so much fun on the lake! Kids absolutely loved spending mornings/noons swimming in the lake (which is literally 1 min walk across the street to the private beach).

Nice big porch is perfect for outdoor dinner gatherings or just relaxing with your favorite book!

There also a ton of things to do around the area. Some thing that we did were : wine tasting (right down the street), hiking, polar caves (only 20 min away), visited playground downtown Bristol and walked around small cute town center.

The owners are very nice and answered all our questions before we arrived.

I would defiantly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for nice relaxing family vacation!

We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Don't hesitate to rent this cottage.

  • 5 of 5

After extensive research and many inquiries, we rented this cottage to attend a family reunion at Newfound Lake. We found it to be exactly as it is listed. Clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. It provided everything we needed and more to assure our comfort. The washer and dryer plus WiFi and plenty of parking space are added bonuses. Other family members envied our accommodations and took note so that they can rent it on their next visit to Newfound. The cottage is located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood. Coffee every morning on the front porch was a treasure. There is easy access to the.private beach, Wellington Park, the local market and downtown shopping and restaurants. The White Mountains with all of its breathtaking attractions are but an hour so drive away. The owners could not have been more helpful or accommodating. This "home away from home" made our stay at Newfound a happy and memorable experience. I do not hesitate to recommend it. Barbara L.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fabulous Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I were looking for a quiet spring getaway and that's exactly what we got. The house was exactly as listed. We arrived to a clean & well maintained property. It was perfect for the two of us but could easily accommodate additional people. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals there. It was also close to restaurants for meals out. The owners have a binder listing area attractions, restaurants, etc. we would definitely return here the next time we are in the area,

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our fall weekend vacation- beautiful area, lots of comfy couches, and nice and warm. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the space is flexible enough to accomodate a crowd- we had three couples and a baby, and there was room to spare. Heather was very responsive and helpful (perhaps most important of all). We'd love to come back to experience the place in summer too!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Manchester, NH Airport
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: necessary

In the immediate area there is swimming, boating, hiking, nature centers, bike path, snowmobile trails, ice fishing, Wellington State Park, Profile Falls and Sculptured Rocks, great restaurants and ice cream! In 20 minutes or less you can get to: The base of the White Mountains, Polar Caves, Mount Cardigan (hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing), Ragged Mtn. Ski Resort and Plymouth State University. 30 minutes away you'll find: Ruggles Mine, Tanger Outlets, Weirs Beach (mini-golf, arcades, bowling, water slides, drive-in theatre, Go-Karts and more!), Golf and Horseback Riding. A 45 minute drive will bring you to Waterville Valley, Loon Mtn. or Mount Sunapee. So many attractions to choose from!!

Golf: There are 8 beautiful golf courses within a 30 minute drive. These courses are listed, with address and phone number, in our personal directory found in the house.

Ski: Ski/Snowboard at Ragged Mountain - 20 minutes away. Waterville Valley, Loon or Sunapee are 45 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Newfound Lake Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

JULY AND AUGUST RENTALS RUN SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. All other months, the minimum rental is 2 days. We will rent for weekends in June. The nightly rate in June is $210.00. The weekly cost for Summer rentals is $1375.00. The weekly cost for Spring and Fall rentals is $765.00. You must supply your own linens. No pets or smoking allowed on the property.

A 50% deposit is due with the signed contract. The remaining balance and $300.00 refundable security deposit are due 30 days prior to check-in. Refunds are only available if the property can be re-rented and more than 30 day notice is given. No refunds available after the final payment is made. We accept personal checks or PayPal payment.

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New Hampshire Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has been recently renovated with new sink, toilet and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 4 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom 1 is on the 1st floor and has a washer/dryer. Bedroom 2 and 3 are upstairs. There are fans in every bedroom for summer cooling.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The dining room table seats 6 (10 with two leaves) and the kitchen counter seats 3. The living room is a large open space so a bench/chairs can be pulled in for more seating. The entire house has hard wood floors. Many recent furniture upgrades.

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