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Stephen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Spectacular Waterfront Log Cabin w/ fantastic Sandy Beach (100')

49 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

White Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 15, Private Sandy Beach, Outdoor Hot Tub

Lovely lakefront log cabin home in picturesque Wakefield, NH with 100'+ sandy beach, on a peaceful cove on clean 700 acre Balch Lake. Three (3) private bedrooms (all with queen beds and doors), a downstairs 'kids kabin' with 3 daybeds with trundle beds sleeping 6 (or more if needed w/ add'l. mattresses and cot available), 2 1/2 baths, with two propane fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, a covered outdoor deck looking out over the lake with a Weber gas grill, & a Tiki hut on our private sandy beach.

In the summer, come and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the loons, as well as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, motor boating or simply swimming in the clear lake water. Our lake features a full service marina. Sit on the beach or the dock relaxing and taking in the sun, or playing bocce on the beach. A top rated golf course (Province Lake Golf course) is only 10 minutes away. In the evenings, make a fire on the beach and roast marshmallows under the starry nights!

In the winter, wonderful sledding in the back yard, ice skating on the lake, or snowmobiling trails through the area, as well as numerous ski resorts within as little as a 25 minute drive of our cabin.

And year round, the outdoor hot tub is a wonderful place to relax and talk with your family or friends.

Open to Vacation Exchanges: We love to travel -- my wife Donna of 26 years, our two daughters (ages 17 and 13) and perhaps our oldest daughter (who is out of college and not able to travel as much). We love warm locales (Hawaii, Florida, California as well as Europe. We can also do non-simultaneous exchanges.

Tempt us!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Stephen

We are a family of 5 (3 daughters) and love to have share our beautiful log cabin with guests -- friends, families and others.

Stephen purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Stephen chose White Mountains

An amazing getaway during any season of the year. The lake in the summer is amazing, with temps in the mid to high 70's; great fishing on the lake; snowmobiling in the winter; skiing not far away; and the autumn season is spectacular for the colors.

What makes this cabin unique

Outdoor year round hot tub a great way to relax under the stars; Long covered deck overlooks beautiful lake for your morning coffee and book. In the Kids Kabin, we have a fantastic stand up video game with over 40 games to choose from (Pacman, Galaga, Frogger, Centipede, Mario, et al).

Reviews

4.9
based on 49 traveler reviews

Spectacular Waterfront Log Cabin w/ fantastic Sandy Beach (100')
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews
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Awesome home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This place is definitely a place to consider if you are looking for a trip up to the lakes region. The house itself was very warm and comforting and had plenty of places to sleep no matter how big your group is. The beach is good sized with plenty of room for beach games. Our stay was fantastic with so much to do on the property as well as a good sized lake to enjoy. The water was too cold to swim but with the dock right there, swimming would be a nice way to cool down on a hot summer day. I would definitely look to go back and recommend this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Would love to come back

  • 5 of 5

Nothing but good things to say about Stephen and his property. All of his responses were in a timely manner and made sure everything was up to par upon check in date. The property itself was large enough to comfortably house 13 people, probably more. Great escape for those who want to get away from the city. I will surely try to rebook again in the summer, the property had everything we needed!

Thanks again Stephen, we'll stay in touch.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Fabulous

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice and roomy. Loved the huge wrap around deck and private beach was best part. There was everything you could need to enjoy the water, beach and house. I was with another family and a ton of kids and we didn't leave the house all week as the kids had a blast just hanging at the property. The process leading up to our stay was very well managed by Stephen. He was very organized, responsive and attentive to his guests needs. All around great experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Wonderful weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I went with a group of 10 MIT students for our student group's annual executive board retreat. The cabin was relaxing and and beautiful! We grealty enjoyed kayaking and canoeing in the water, as well as making smores in the firepit. Our group will definitely keep it in mind for our future retreats!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Once Again-The Best Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

For the third time in four years, my extended family visited this wonderful location for our vacation. Once again, we were very pleased with the experience and found many wonderful things to do while staying at the cabin. The outdoor activities that a family is able to partake in while at the cabin are numerous. Kayaking, swimming, fishing, boating, walking, cooking s'mores, sitting by the fire, enjoying the sunrise/sunset from the beach or porch, watching the stars, listening to the sounds of nature, and enjoying time together with your family and many more! Once inside the cabin is comfortable, clean, welcoming, roomy, and an overall joy to stay in. We cannot recommend this location any higher than a five-star stay...if we could we would! Thank you, so much, for another wonderful week. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect place for fun family get together.

  • 5 of 5

Great for a large # of people. Wonderful private beach for kids of all ages, with dock to jump from. A wonderful large blowup boat that all enjoyed. Kayaking in your private little bay for kids and fishing out farther for the "real" fishermen. Kids learned rod and reel fishing at the beach and caught and released many little fish-perfect for the experience. Beautiful lake side large covered porch for morning coffee. A Pac Man arcade game was the hit at night with competitive "grown-up" brothers. Lots of room for for spreading out-for 13 people and could accommodate more. Close to Hannaford Grocery and places to dine(& pizza! for kids). Great hot tub. Large dining table for meals and playing games after dark. S'mores on the beach to top the day. We all want to go back next year-all 4 families said best time ever!!! A find to brag about and a wonderful blessing for my family!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words on your stay Sally. We are so pleased you and your family had such a wonderful time at our little slice of heaven. Look forward to having you back next summer (or any other time during the year).
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Poor People's Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rte 16
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Poor People's Pub
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
King Pine
Nearest Beach
Private owned beach

We are set on a quiet cove on Balch Lake, away from all the boating noise. Easy access to main part of the crystal clear lake, where there is great jet skiing, tubing, swimming and fishing. There is only 1 home close by, but our beach is very private and secluded. There are no beaches across the cove, as those homes have no beach front areas at all. So, you can feel comfortable just tanning or relaxing on the beach or the dock or floating in the lake on a tube, imbibing your favorite drink.

Once done with all the outdoor activities (be it in the sun or on the mountains), we have a wonderful 6 person outdoor hot tub that is available year round. Nothing like it after a hard day of skiing the blues or blacks on the mountains in the crisp, NH winter air or after a tough day out on the water or beach, swimming and tanning. Great way to unwind.

We are 45 minutes from the Portsmouth Circle and very easy to get to up Rte 16; just under 2 hours from downtown Boston. Once here, we have space for 5-6 cars to park down at the cabin. We also have a 2 car garage up the hill, which is used more for storage, although lots of parking there as well, if needed. We have over an acre of land on our property.

2 convenience stores 5 minutes in either direction on Rte 153. Large Hannaford's grocery store 15 minutes away in Ossipee. Poor People's Pub is a nice local bar and pretty good food as well -- 10 minutes away in downtown Wakefield. Miss Wakefield's Diner and Hen House are 10 and 5 minutes away - both serve fantastic breakfasts if you do not want to cook (great pancakes, omelettes, et al).

Other Activities: Boating, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing --- all available on our lake. Local marina allows people to bring in their own boats. We provide canoe and kayak and some flotation devices to use. Our private beach is nice and sandy and approx. 100' long. Nice and gradual slope for little children. And you can jump off our dock into the lake. We are located in a nice, tranquil cove which does not get much boat traffic, so nice and quiet. Great to just jump on a flotation device and grab some rays with a drink of your choosing (we have a refrigerator in our tiki hut on the beach). And nothing better than building a fire on the beach at night under the stars next to the water.

Golf: Province Lake -- 10 minutes away on Rte 153 North; great course in wonderful shape

Indian Mound -- 20 minutes away on Rte 16 North; nice course

Kingswood -- 25 minutes away in Wolfeboro

Ski: King Pine -- 25 minutes away; great family mountain.

Cranmore -- 50 minutes away; more challenging

Attitash -- 65 minutes away; two great peaks

Wildcat and Black Mountain -- 70 minutes

Shawnee Peak -- 75 minutes

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Rates & Availability

Wakefield Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer -- 7 days/7 nights
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $250

1. Premium rates charged for holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Near Year's, Martin Luther Kind weekend, President day weekends, Memorial Day.
2. 3rd consecutive night over a weekend may be rented at $300 per night on non-premium weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

White Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , In Master Bedroom; Full washer and dryer in here as well
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to 2nd bedroom; tiled floor and 2 closets
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , In finished basement; tiled floor
  • All bathrooms have ceramic tile floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Extra Beds - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , pull out sleeper sofa & cot & xtra mattress
    Master Bedroom - 2 queen , 2 queen beds w door and separate heating; att. master bath
    Loft bedroom - 1 queen , Private Loft; queen bed and door for privacy
    Bedroom off kitchen - 1 queen , Queen bed and door for privacy; right next to full bath
    Kids Kabin - 8 twin/ single , 3 daybeds w 3 trundles In finished basement; also cot & matt
  • 4th bedroom is actually the finished basement which we usually use for the kids ('kids kabin'). There are 3 daybeds with trundle beds under each to sleep 6, although we also provide two (2) additional mattresses that can be easily brought out and used on the floor to sleep 8 in the 'kids cabin'. We also have a cot that can be moved around, as well as a couple of additional mattresses that can be put down on the floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We try to provide for all the essentials to make your stay comfortable and inviting (including coffee to be used in the Cuisinart coffee maker). If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you for considering our lovely waterfront cabin.

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