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Beautiful Home On Lake Skatutakee...Historic Harrisville NH

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms , 1 bath, sitting area on 2nd floor has trundle bed, house sleeps 6

Start planning your vacation for 2017... This is the perfect place to relax and unwind and have that SPECIAL vacation. You will be able to kayak or canoe in one of the boats we provide or even row in the row boat. Or you can just sit and enjoy the view of the lake from our large open concept living area with pellet stove, or sit in the sun room by the gas fireplace . Enjoy the large deck overlooking water with table and chairs for you to enjoy a meal or go out on the dock and enjoy a meal over the water. The house has the master bedroom with queen size bed on the second floor, with spectacular views of the lake with an adjoining sitting area has a trundle bed (sleeps 2). The first floor bedroom has a double bed. You can swim and boat from our beach or dock.

Mt. Monadnock is only 5 miles away and hiking trails are all around us. The historic town of Harrisville center is only 1 mile away with its general store, weaving center, and more lakes, and the town beach. Keene & Peterborough are 12 miles away. Like to golf...many great courses nearby. A great place to relax and unwind !

Historic town of Harrisville: The town of Harrisville is one of the most photographed towns in New England with its lakes and beautiful brick buildings overlooking the town center. Harrisville Designs is a well known center for weaving classes and yarn shop. The town center is within walking distance to the house with its wonderful General store with restaurant and essentials.

Many Lakes to enjoy: Harrisville has 9 bodies of water to enjoy, Harrisville Pond in the center of town has a wonderful beach for everyone to enjoy. You can canoe, kayak, row, on any one of them. Bring your motor boat and water-ski on many of them.

LIKE TO HIKE AND BIKE!!! Mount Monadnock is only 5 miles from the lake and is the most climbed mountain in New England. It is an easy climb and the views are spectacular in all directions. There are quiet roads all around to bicycle on as well as bike trails in nearby Keene and Peterboro.

More Details

Owner
Pat or Doug McCarthy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Sign Language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

About Pat or Doug McCarthy

Doug & Pat and their sons built this house in the 80's and enjoyed it for many years and are now living in Harrisville just down the street from the lake. Pat the artist and Doug is a former teacher.

Both retired now and are busy with gardening and trying to enjoy life on the easy side!

What makes this house unique

This house has so many wonderful memories for the entire family from fishing from the docks to just sitting on the deck and enjoying the fantastic views of the water and having great barbecues on the deck. And watching our grandchildren enjoy the beach and lake as well. We designed the house so you can see the water from almost every room in the house... so you won't miss anything on the water!

Amenities

Harrisville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Sitting Room off 2nd Fl Bd Rm - 1 twin/ single , Trundel Bed
  • Master bedroom has queen bed. with sitting area outside bedroom with trundle bed sleeping 2 people. The 1st floor bedroom has a double bed. The sun room has a gas fireplace ,in cool the weather enjoy a good book by the fire.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Kitchen has Kurig Coffe maker/also drip...bring your coffee Guest will be required to release owners from liability if using owners' boats.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Beautiful Home On Lake Skatutakee...Historic Harrisville NH
average rating of 4.56 based on 25 reviews
4

Memorable family trip!

  • 4 of 5

Pat and Doug were wonderful and our family had a great week at their lake house in Harrisville. We loved the area and lake. We hope to return next year:).

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice family we enjoyed seeing them enjoy the house and we do hope to see them again .
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5

Beautiful setting, comfortable house with lots of light and terrific views, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog spent a wonderful few days in this lakeside home. An unusually warm fall made it possible to sit out on the large deck, but even from inside the views over the lake are lovely. The kitchen is extremely well equipped! The only glitch was the wifi, as others have noted. Pat sorted it out for us once, but it is unreliable. Cell service is also problematic -- not just in the house, but throughout the area.

It was a special pleasure to be able to stroll across the small road to the lake, and simply step into the kayak. (I didn't have a chance to try the rowboat or canoe.) Well-marked wooded trails start a short walk from the house. We found much to enjoy in the nearby towns. The Harrisville general store is a gem; and Peterborough is a charming spot, with lots of interesting shops, including a good bookstore. Just outside Peterborough is one of the best organic food stores (with cafe) that I have ever encountered anywhere (Nature's Green Grocer). All in all, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
5

Fall in New Hampshire

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in October to do some hiking and enjoy the fall colors. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The views were amazing overlooking the lake.

The master bed was super supportive, not always the case in rentals! Pat and Doug were very accommodating from the beginning to the end of our stay. We would recommend and return in future.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to say such nice things about us. So glad you enjoyed your time here in our home in NH you are always welcome back!!! Pat & Doug.
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Holderness NH
5

Property was clean, comfy and just as described. Right by the lake on a quiet road

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were friendly and accommodating. They offered to come show us everything and made sure we were comfortable. Their home was a restful place for a week-long retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That’s our goal to make our home comfortable and a place for people to rest and relax! We are so happy you enjoyed you stay at our home. Pat & Doug.
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4

Beautiful lake views

  • 4 of 5

This house was clean with plenty of room and a beautiful lake view. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans, dishes and appliances. There was a fire pit outfront with chairs to enjoy a bonfire in the evening overlooking the lake. There are several stairs to get up to the front door as the house is on a slight hill. We were unable to connect to the Internet and the dish satellite on the TV gave us problems probably due to the weather. The house is not directly on the lake but just across the road. We loved being able to take out the rowboat and the kayak especially with the leaves turning color at this time of year and reflecting in the lake. There is a great golf course called Bretwood just 20 to 25 minutes from the house. I would recommend this house. The owners are extremely pleasant and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the Location

  • 3 of 5

You can't beat the lakeside location: away from it all, yet close enough to easily venture into small picturesque towns like Peterborough and Keene. This is just what we needed to escape the stress of our South Florida hurricane season.

The hosts were lovely and attentive.

Had the furniture been comfortable we would have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and rated this home higher. The home needs to be updated. Also, be aware that the home uses well water and the internet can stop working, which was not a major problem for us, but could be for some people...

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  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Brentwood , Peterboro,Jaffery
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Town Beach
Car: recommended

On Lake Skatutakee in Historic Town of Harrisville. 9 lakes in town, boating, bicycling, hike Mt. Monadnock (it's only 5 miles away), hiking trails, Keene & Peterborough only 10 miles. 50 min to Manchester airport, 1/12 hrs to Boston.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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