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Waterfront Cottage, Modern Comfort

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Kick back and relax in a waterfront chalet that combines cottage charm and modern amenities. Built in 2004, the house is on the sunny northern side of Chalk Pond, a pristine, 21-acre lake in Newbury, NH. Enjoy the waterside from your private dock with fishing (NH license required age 16+) and swimming, or canoe/kayak over to the tiny island in the middle of the Pond. No powered craft are allowed on Chalk Pond; one full-size canoe, two single kayaks and life jackets are provided with the house. You also have access to the homeowner's association private sandy beach, basketball court, tennis courts and newly updated playground.

From our front door, it's a five minute walk to the Stoney Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can hike two different trails through a beautiful 362-acre preserve. Watch for moose, deer, flying squirrels, even porcupines! Take a 15-minute drive to Mt. Sunapee Harbor, Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort, or the quaint town of New London which has great shopping, restaurants and a summer stock theatre.

The master bedroom has a queen bed and private deck, the second bedroom has one twin and one full bed. The downstairs den has a TV and queen futon. The full deck off the living room offers a tranquil view of the water and features deck furniture and a gas grill.

Wood paneling, hand-painted stencils, wall quilts and country decor give the house a comfortable, rustic feel. It's scrupulously clean and complimented by modern conveniences not all cottages have: completely equipped kitchen, dishwasher, two full baths, full-sized washer and dryer and Wi-Fi access. To read our positive guest reviews, scroll down on this page.

From warm summer days and cool summer nights to spectacular fall foliage and crystal clear water, let our home at Chalk Pond be your choice for a restful getaway.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Newbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) New queen mattress purchased in November 2011, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
No curbside trash collection in the Town of Newbury; tenants must bring their trash and recycling to the town's transfer station. Owner provides transfer station permit. House has fastest internet available in area. However, internet speed will likely not be what tenants are used to at home.


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Waterfront Cottage, Modern Comfort
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
New Bern, NC

Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had the best week ever! The house had everything we needed as far as kitchen items, linens, towels (including beach towels!), and cleaning supplies. The views from the decks were beautiful and a great place to have your morning beverage. A family of ducks would make its way back and forth a few times a day, adding a bit of wildlife to the view. The pond was great for kayaking and canoeing (provided) - it is a plus that there are no motorized boats allowed on the pond. Marybeth was a super host - from warning me about pesky New England black flies ahead of time to working with temperamental e-mails getting a last-minute reservation complete. I would definitely look for this house again should the need arise.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frances was a great tenant, treated our home as if it were her own, left the house super-clean. Lovely to talk with, a pleasure to have as a tenant. Come back any time!
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely home right on the water. It had everything we needed. It was so nice to be able to look out on Chalk pond from the several balconies. Having access to the boats and boards was a real treat! Our boys especially enjoyed being able to paddle over to the beach. It was also close to Sunapee's attractions. The owners were so helpful leading up to our stay and communication was easy and so friendly!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon was a wonderful guest, 5 of 5 stars. Great communication, superclean and generously picked up a new kayak paddle I ordered to replace one that had gone missing. Love to have her return any time!
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Plymouth, MA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We particularly enjoyed the quiet of no-motorboat Chalk Pond, used the cottage canoe and fished there. Put in our own kayaks in nearby Lake Sunapee a couple of times. Cottage is clean and well-equipped, and very private. There are many steps between your car and the pond. Not an issue for us but could be for some. Recommend the Flying Goose Brew Pub, great brews, food and views!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway in a sqeaky clean modern pond side cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house on Chalk Pond was perfect for the quiet getaway my husband and I were seeking. The pictures are a perfect representation of what the tenant will find upon arrival- a spacious house with a full size kitchen equipped with everything a cook might want (minus a wooden salad bowl and salad spinner- neither of which any one else might miss), a dock that stretches into the water and on which one can find sunshine throughout the day, two narrow decks outside the living room and master bedroom overlooking the pond that are perfect for a cocktail or grabbing a lunch, and two kayaks and a canoe if one wants to explore the small but very clean and swimmable lake. Chalk Pond is quiet and the house feels totally private. There are no motor boats or jet skis to distract from the pleasure of just sitting and enjoying the views.

The house had everything, including a full size washer and dryer and dishwasher. Marybeth's kitchen and terrific outdoor grill made it easy to dash off delicious meals. As we were just the two of us, we only used the master bedroom which was comfortable, spacious and sunfilled in the morning. There are 2 TV's on the main floor which actually came in handy once or twice. Marybeth was a wonderful owner, friendly and responsive when I emailed her with a concern about the property (we had not turned off the gas grill properly and were confused with a strange smell which went away instantly when we closed the valves on the tank.) (Our fault!)

I'm a lap swimmer and was able to swim right off the dock, though others might prefer walking into the water from the asssociation beach which is a 5 minute walk .

The Sunapee Lakes area is a long time favorite of ours and it was wonderful to enjoy this beautiful region in our very own "home" for the week.

For the price, this is a five star property and will provide a warm and welcome and comfortable place to which to come home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was clean, neat and had everything one would need to have a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was located on a nice area of the pond with privacy and lots of sun. It was nice to have beach towels, floats for the pond and kayaks and a canoe to enjoy. The owner was also very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time on Chalk Pond

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a beautiful house, a great view and a quiet place to relax, than this is the place for you. The house is gorgeous. We were a party of 3 and we had more room than we knew what to do with.There is a water view from just about every room. Everything we needed was provided (sheets, towels, all the little comforts of home) First time I rented someone else's home and felt at home myself. Homeowner is super friendly too. Looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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To legally fish on Chalk Pond (or pretty much anywhere in NH), people 16 years and old need a state-issued fishing permit, available online or at a local tackle shop The Tackle Shack (603) 763-5508 right in Newbury. Link to NH State site with more information:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Disregard VRBO's Service Fee if your rental inquiry generates a rental rate quote. Travelers do not have to pay that Service Fee to rent our home. The 9% Tax listed under 'Fees and Taxes' is State of New Hampshire Room Tax which I am required by law to collect and pass on to the state.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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