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Squam Lake Family Home with Large Private Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Studio Bedroom (Summer) Sleeps 13 (15 Summer)

This five bedroom house, fully insulated and heated for year-round usage, was designed by local architect Bill Mead. It has 1800 inside square feet, a large screened porch, and a stand alone Summer use studio with a large private bedroom.

The 250 foot long natural beach is one of the largest on Squam Lake. Facing Great Island and Bowman Island, beside the Great Island Narrows, equipped with a dock and mooring, it provides easy access to the entire lake. The beach is 200 feet from the house, primarily via an elevated boardwalk.

The house was extensively remodeled in 2016, including an expanded kitchen, hardwood floors, and a new bathroom.

More Details

Cabell Family Partnership Rental Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017


Center Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single , Large Children' Room
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite Bathroom
    Carriage House - 1 king , Large private bedroom in separate structure.
    Sitting Room with Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Year round house. Fully insulated and heated.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Squam Lake Family Home with Large Private Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Picturesque New Hampshire lake-front home!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I were hoping to celebrate the New Year with an active winter weekend of skiing and snowshoeing and Squam Lake provided the perfect location to do just that! Located on the lake within a 5min drive to nature trails, and 40min drive to Waterville Valley, it's location was ideal. In addition, the house provided a vary large (warm!) fireplace, comfortable bedrooms, and a spacious kitchen for meals. We look forward to visiting again during warmer months to take advantage of the lake and local hiking.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, and house are exquisite. New kitchen is amazing. Great for gathering w family or friends.

  • 5 of 5

Once again, a great stay at Squam. Love the location, it could not be better. Convenient to town when needed, but best when you leave town behind and stay at the lake. The loons call to welcome your arrival, and often serenade you to sleep. The house itself is wonderful. The newly renovated kitchen is fantastic for cooking with a crowd. Enough space for many hands to prepare meals, even for a bigger group. This house is perfect for family get together or weekend with friends. 6-8 people. We had different numbers of people with us during our stay.

First our family was there (6). My sister and I could jointly handle the meals with others pitching in too. Having enough space in the kitchen to allow more than one person to prep and to clean up was great. We always ate on the porch, which was just lovely.

The house design was great for our parents to be there with limited steps to climb. (just one, onto the porch. ) With a master bedroom and bath on the first floor, we had no worries about climbing stairs. And the beach was great for them as well, they could enjoy being in the water without having to climb on rocks and all to get in and out. Perfect.

The property was clean upon our arrival and the owners greeted us as we arrived to show us the new renovations. We had been there last year and they were excited to show us the changes. They also responded promptly to our questions. They could not have been nicer and were very helpful throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been renting on Squam lake for 20 years and this property has been our favorite. The minute we checked in we were welcomed and felt at home. The house was recently updated and is beautiful. Our group loved the beach we enjoyed swimming, floating and boating. It was fun taking the canoes out in the morning. The owners are very nice and provided the best customer service. Our family had a special week! Thanks! Can't wait until next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northwood, NH

Three Generations of Our Family Had a Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this comfortable and welcoming family home. We came for a family gathering of our adult children and their families and friends and this rental had everything we needed. The house was lived-in, grandchild-friendly, dog-friendly, and sensibly equipped. The last paragraph of the description on the listing nicely describes the feeling of the house.

The second refrigerator came in very handy given the changing numbers for meals and the house is located close enough to a wonderful farm stand and the best local market so going out for more groceries was never a problem. The large screened-in porch served as a great dining room with plenty of room for everyone.

On rainy days, there was room enough for small groups to be doing totally separate things in the house or on the porch without any sense of being cramped or bothering someone who might be napping.

Open beach or sandy shallows are relatively rare on Squam. The beach here was unusually large and shallow enough for youngsters to get in and out of the water with ease. Even if the lake is high, leaving no uncovered sandy beach to sit on, the large area of sandy shallows is there for playing in the water and the dock is always there for sitting by the water with an outstanding view and sunsets. Several houses on this family property share the beach, and our family and the owner’s family members used the beach at the same time on occasion without any problem.

All of the bedrooms, but one over the kitchen, were quiet and the beds were comfortable. Earplugs solved any noise issues with that one bedroom. The second floor shower is cramped, but was hardly an issue.

Our family had a wonderful vacation at this property and we would recommend it for anyone looking for a comfortable and spacious place on the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clear Spring, Maryland

The "place" to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Over all one of the best experiences with a rental. Would definetly return, and is one of the most woderful backdrop to the Lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Great Lake House for Families w/ kids!

  • 4 of 5

The house and beach were exactly as described, with plenty of room for a big family group. The beds were made and the house was clean. The sandy beach was perfect for young kids, the dock was new, and all other features were as promised. The old canoe was patched, but still floated. The kayak was in better shape, and I used it every day. I even saw a loon -- from a respectful distance! -- when kayaking in the cove one morning. A magical experience, floating sliently and watching the loon, before paddling quietly away. We heard the loons calling in the mornng as well. We also saw deer, the loud chipmunk who owns the patio, and too many birds to count. (Also a raccoon or bear determined to get into the trash.) There were blueberry bushes to provide a snack at the beach. We enjoyed eating on the screen porch, walking and jogging up the road, and heading over to Center Harbor for dinner at Canoe's. The kids loved getting ice-cream at the local ice-cream parlor in Center Harbor, which was super family friendly as well (I think it was Dewey's).

The owners were easily available by phone ahead of time. They answered all my questions promptly. They were very nice.

We only had two issues. One was that the boardwalk path down to the beach was overgrown, and the sandy beach was covered in leaves and pine needles when we arrived. We had to do a lot of loping off of braches and clearing of cobwebs before the boardwalk path was clear. We had some windy and rainy days, and our painstakingly cleared beach was soon covered again in leaves in pine needles. (Must be its natural state.)

The wireless internet worked very well, but I would recommend bringing your own laptop, since the computer at the house is pretty slow.

We are stilll awaiting the return of our security deposit, but it hasn't been a week since we left yet.

All in all, we had a great time and we have very happy memories. We would go back again and recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Mug by the Bay
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Waukegan Golf Course
Nearest Train
62 Miles
Amtrak White River Junction
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lavinia's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
529 Center Harbor Neck Road
Car: necessary

Property is located on Center Harbor Neck


Rates & Availability

Center Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Jun 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 22 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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