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7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

Wake up just a few feet from the water with a beautiful view of the mountains. This is our seventh rental season for this great lake front cottage in a 6 unit condo association. Many guests reserved their week for this year when they left last summer. 100 ft. beachfront. Shallow swimming area with gradual water depth. Swim raft and boat dock. Short walk to grocery store and 'Snack Shack' take-out & ice cream. Kayak rentals nearby. Nice family friendly place. About 1 hour ride to the White Mountains and various tourist attractions.

The cottage is about 15 feet from water with attached deck for eating or just relaxing. The swim area is a gradual decline into water and depth at raft is about 5 feet. There is a 15 ft. boat dock for day use but no boat mooring is available. A grocery store and 'Snack Shack' serving take-out food & ice cream is just a short walk--about 2000 feet away! The association has 6 cottages and is a quiet setting. There is both sun & shade available and grassy areas or beach sand perfect for children who enjoy digging and building sand castles.

Sorry, no pets allowed. Many people ask if they can bring their cat or small dog. Our association is a small 6 unit group of cottages and would prefer we not allow pets. Some of our guests have told us they have allergies, especially to cats. Hopefully other arrangements can be made to care for your pet during your stay at the lake.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pat Ghelli
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2016
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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Exactly what we were looking for!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this cottage a few weeks ago. It was, by far, the most relaxing vacation I've had in a very long time. The cottage was perfect, the location you really can't beat and the neighbors were fabulous!!!!

The owners, Pat and Jim, are such a wonderful couple. I wish we had more time to spend with them but there's always next year. I'm already counting down the days til we return to Newfound Lake and this great cottage that we're hoping to become our "home away" for many years to come.

Thanks again to Jim and Pat!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful as always

  • 5 of 5

We've been to this cottage several times. As always our vacation was wonderful! Pat & Jim are so welcoming. The cottage is perfect - just what we need - most of the time is spent on the deck and in the water! The other residents are very friendly. Shacketts is only a walk away for warm donuts in the morning or a nice steak to grill for dinner. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage owners Pat and Jim were welcoming, helpful, and gracious. The cottage was comfortable, clean, and stocked witih everything needed to enjoy a relaxing week on the lake. The setting was amazing with beautiful views in each direction. The lake was as clean as they say and enjoyable to swim in. And you couldn't beat having a grocery store within easy walking distance! All in all this cottage was a GEM and we look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had the pleasure of meeting many nice people who stay at our cottage. They all enjoy the location and surroundings. It is quiet and peaceful - a great place to relax and enjoy the crystal clear water of Newfound Lake. We look forward to their return again next year. Jim & Pat Ghelli
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Central Massachusetts

Hidden treasure!!!

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat the location of this cottage. We could hear the waves lapping from our bed at night. The windows give such a breathtaking panoramic view that we felt like we were camping. We also felt amazingly isolated from the nearby cottages.

The furnishings were not fancy, but functional. Some of the appliances and furniture were pretty old, and the floors slope (we had food roll down hill off the kitchen table more than once), but the place was clean and full of seasonal nick-nacks. It was clear that the owners take pride in their cottage.

We spent a weekend here in early October and found many businesses still open. We were surprised that, for such a beautiful and easily accessible lake, the surrounding areas remain so rural and non-touristy.

We were glad this cottage was so close to Bristol for easy access to pizza shops and groceries. This lake is probably not the place to go if you want to spend your days browsing quaint shops and trying a variety of restaurants, though -- unless you're willing to drive beyond the lake for that sort of thing. It IS the right place if you want to spend your time on the water. I can't think of a more ideal location for swimming (especially with kids, it's a perfect little beach), boating, grilling on the deck, fishing and just relaxing with your family. You can do so much without getting in the car, including shopping at a well-stocked mini grocery/convenience store without even crossing a road.

I would definitely recommend this cottage to a friend. In fact, my only hesitation is that I want this place to remain our secret treasure.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chichester NH

Great little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I tried this cottage out this weekend and wished we had it for longer. We're already planning for a longer stay perhaps next summer. The place is quaint, clean, and so close to the water! Thank you Jim and Pat for a relaxing stay at your place. Hope to see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation 2010

  • 5 of 5

To describe our vacation this year at Newfound Lake in one word, FABULOUS! From the location of this cottage, to the cottage itself and of-course, this most beautiful lake, it would be hard press to find anything better. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with such friendliness and hospitality from the neighbors and from the owners, Jim and Pat. It made settling in very easy. This cottage along with it's location is very much suited for all ages, young and old. We are anxiously waiting for next year to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Newfound Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the world. It is close to Cardigan Mountain, Polar Caves in Plymouth and 1 hour to Franconia Notch, Cannon Mountain and The Flume. Shopping outlets located about 1/2 hour at exit 20 in Tilton, NH and family attractions such as StoryLand, Santa's Village & Six Gun City are about 90 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Bristol Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

A deposit of half the rental rate is due with the reservation. The remainder plus 9% NH tax and a $200 refundable security deposit is due 1 month prior to your arrival. The security deposit will be returned within 14 days of check out provided no damage has occurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bristol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Tenant must bring towels and bed linens. Cottage is not handicap accessible but has only 3 steps to deck and cottage entrance. A great place to sit and relax but still see everything that's happening.

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