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Spectacular Waterfront Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub & fantastic 100' Private Sandy Beach

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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!!

More Details

Owner
Stephen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

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 Lakes Region

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).

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

Amenities

Wakefield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.

Reviews

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Spectacular Waterfront Log Cabin w/ Hot Tub & fantastic 100' Private Sandy Beach
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5

Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 15 had an amazing week at the Gregorio's cabin! Plenty of space to enjoy in the warmly decorated cabin with everything you could need. Steve is a responsive, friendly owner and is a pleasure to work with. The lakefront is gorgeous and has everything you could want (kayaks, a canoe, tubes, lounge chairs, fire pan, a dock for fishing and life jackets for toddlers to XXL adults!). The lake itself it beautiful and the cove where the cabin is located has the perfect amount of privacy. Our time at the lake was so much fun that the kids in our group asked to skip day trips to NH amusement parks to just stay and play at the lake. We would absolutely stay again and recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lake location for a family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this property very much. The house was perfect for our family six adults and 5 kids ages 2 months up to 6 yrs. We never felt crowded and the kids had a place to watch a movie or get silly in the lower bunk room when they weren't in the water. The sandy beach with a gradual walk in for the little ones was perfect and the dock for the older one to jump in and fish from was ideal. And he actually caught fish. What was also great was the porch where I could sit with the baby and still watch everyone playing at the beach. It was very quiet and sitting around the fire pit in the evening was fun. We did some exploring of the lake which is very large(we probably didn't see but a third of it) and lovely The kitchen was spacious enough without feeling cramped and there was a large table inside and one on the deck. There is no dishwasher but ...

Stephen the owner was always available with a quick response if there was a question (not many needed). It is a place that I would highly recommend if you want to be on a lake.

A negative would be that the Transfer Station for the garbage was not open Tues thru Thurs and since we used a lot of paper products it accumulated quickly but that is not a fault of owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vinnie Z

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing!! We had such a great time. It was very clean and it had everything you could possibly need to have a comfortable stay. The beach was great. We spent most of the days just hanging out enjoying the views. Stephen made the rental process very easy and he gave us plenty of Info for things to do in the area. I will definetly be a return guest. Thanks again Stephen and your family for allowing us to enjoy the lake life!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot and accommodating owner

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our weekend gathering of friends and family. Plenty of privacy on the house's own little beach, but also close enough to lots of local attractions, restaurants, bars, what have you. We're convinced that the little cove on which the house sits is the most beautiful spot on the lake. More important than any of the aesthetics and amenities, though, the owner is friendly, responsive, and helpful in all aspects from booking to leaving. Highly recommended spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic lakefront cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gregorio's cabin. The cabin was warmly decorated, very clean and spacious. It is situated on a very private cove and has a good sized dock which was perfect for fishing. The large sandy beach was a big hit and the tiki hut was loaded with tons of flotation devices for our use. We spent hours boating and fishing on the lake and our entire family had a wonderful time. Stephen (the owner) was a pleasure to work with and was very responsive from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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Taxes and fees are additional

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.