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A Very Special Place:Privacy plus Views at Simple, Secluded Lakefront Cabin

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8; fireplace, deck, boathouse and canoe/sailboat

This is a very special, peaceful place to spend a week--unlike most crowded, noisy waterfront properties you will find listed. The rustic pine-panelled cabin has a 180 degree pond-and-mountain view and comes with a dock, float, canoe and sailfish. It offers seclusion and privacy--far from roads, at the end of a long dirt driveway, on a quiet pond with abundant wildlife, no motorboats (they are prohibited), and a wilderness feel. And it is among the most affordable on the pond.

Despite the wilderness feel, our tenants get the best of both words: the camp is close to major tourist attractions and outlet shopping as well as some of the best hiking, biking, fishing and outdoor recreation in New England.

Center Sandwich is 75 miles from the seashore and Portland Maine, and a short drive from Squam and Winnipisaukee, with their classic tourist attractions: water slides, water sports, restaurants. Not far from North Conway with its outlet shopping and cog railway up Mt. Washington. The towns of Sandwich and Tamworth are classic New England villages with white clapboard churches and antique stores, and gorgeous scenery that attracts many artists and craftsmen. There's also tennis in Sandwich, as well as golf; and hiking or biking right out the front door, in the White Mts. and Chocorua. There's trout fishing in nearby trout ponds, and fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing right on Bearcamp Pond, with its islands and public beach. At night you'll be lulled to sleep by the loons calling to each other, and you may well see deer, moose and beaver.

This camp has been in our family for decades, and we try to maintain a family feel to our rental of it. The ideal tenant is not looking for the typical 'DVR in every room' rental, but something that is a throwback to a simpler time. People return year after year

PS If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, check out Indie movie “Heroes Don't Come Home”: first and last 10 minutes were filmed at Bearcamp Lodge last season.

Reviews: Please note we are new-ish to Home Away so have no reviews, but we are happy to supply reviews from our old site (TripAdvisor):

"I stayed here as part of a ladies' weekend of artists who wanted a getaway for peace and quiet and friendship. The setting is lovely--we saw a moose in the pond (which is clean, cold, and still swimmable in October if you get the right weather) and a pair of loons. Hot shower and indoor plumbing, of course, but if matching cups and new furniture is your thing, don't stay here--this is a classic "camp," not a fancy Maine cottage. If you're looking for a rustic, sweet, peaceful getaway, this is it! I adore this place." --Oct., 2016

"This place is a steal! A number of friends and I went up to North Sandwich to spend a quiet weekend, and found exactly what we were looking for here. The house has plenty of space, a great large space with kitchen, dining table and living room for eating, visiting and relaxing, and of course, the lake, which is fantastic. The owners checked via phone to make sure everything was as it should be, and were generally very accommodating. I look forward to going back again-maybe even this summer for a second time!."

--2015

"Bearcamp Pond Lodge is a lovely rustic get away, perfect to soothe the soul. The pond itself (yes it is right on the water) is not only gorgeous and serene, it is quite large, much more like a lake than a pond. They do not allow power boats so it is an exceedingly quiet and peaceful and BEAUTIFUL place. The house is actually quite spacious when you include the "sleeping house" that is connected by a breezeway. We just used the main house which was plenty of space for the 2 of us and since you really only want to be outside here. The house is no frills just as the owner advertises, although the memory foam bed is actually quite luxurious."---July 2016

"Bearcamp is nestled on a knoll at the pond's northern edge affording spectacular mountain and water views and sun from the east in the mornings and from the west in the afternoons. The docks are located on both sides, making it easy to launch a resident canoe or swim or fish from either point. The house is fully equipped with a kitchen, large family room with a fireplace and a bedroom and bath in the main cabin; the attached bunkroom has two additional bedrooms that sleep 6 and a bathroom and storage area. Only 5 minutes from us Route 25 and you feel the special remoteness and timelessness that is so characteristic of the Sandwich, New Hampshire region. Walking trails from Bearcamp lead to open country roads for cycling or a well-maintained trail system courtesy of the Wonalancet Outing Club, providing access to Mt. Chocorua or the many companion peaks in the Ossipee Ring. Fall is spectacular but summer is also a great time to be here because of the swimming, boating and quiet reading on the shaded decks attached to the house. If you want sun and solace, park yourself on either dock and enjoy!"--2011

More Details

Owner
Thomas Urquhart/Amy MacDonald
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, A little German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Thomas Urquhart/Amy MacDonald

I am a children's book writer, and wrote my first children's book while staying at Bearcamp (Little Beaver and the Echo)--inspired by the echo on the pond here.

My parents built this place in 1955 and I have been coming here since i was very little. I learned my love of nature from summers spent here, swimming, canoeing and fishing on the pond. That picture of me is feeding one of the generations of tame chipmunks we've taught to eat from our hands. (That's why the no-pets policy!)

My three kids and four grandchildren still love coming here. We live in Portland and it's an easy drive for us. We love to share it with

Thomas Urquhart/Amy MacDonald purchased this cabin in 1955

Why Thomas Urquhart/Amy MacDonald chose Lakes Region

See above--been in my family for two generations.

What makes this cabin unique

You can forget about everything else going on in the world while you are here. I have done some of my most creative work here, as have many of my artist friends. It's a magical place for children as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Autumn Sublime

Bearcamp is nestled on a knoll at the pond's northern edge affording spectacular mountain and water views and sun from the east in the mornings and from the west in the afternoons. The docks are located on both sides, making it easy to launch a resident canoe or swim or fish from either point. The house is fully equipped with a kitchen, large family room with a fireplace and a bedroom and bath in the main cabin; the attached bunkroom has two additional bedrooms that sleep 6 and a bathroom and storage area. Only 5 minutes from us Route 25 and you feel the special remoteness and timelessness that is so characteristic of the Sandwich, New Hampshire region. Walking trails from Bearcamp lead to open country roads for cycling or a well-maintained trail system courtesy of the Wonalancet Outing Club, providing access to Mt. Chocorua or the many companion peaks in the Ossipee Ring. Fall is spectacular but summer is also a great time to be here because of the swimming, boating and quiet reading on the shaded decks attached to the house. If you want sun and solace, park yourself on either dock and enjoy!
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Sandwich Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bunkhouse
  • .One full bath in Main House. One full bath in attached bunkhouse.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • One master bedroom in Main House with queen bed. Attached bunkhouse has small bedroom with double bed, large 'bunk room' with two twins and a set of bunkbeds. Crib available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Pets require express permission and extra cleaning fee. No smoking. Towels and linens provided on demand, by advance arrangement, for a charge. Canoe and rowboat come with rental.

Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

A Very Special Place:Privacy plus Views at Simple, Secluded Lakefront Cabin
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
4

Beautiful lake!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed Bearcamp Lodge very much. The cabin is secluded, private and rustic. The dock and boats were great, no beach or area to wade into the water however there is a resident's beach not too far down the road that can be accessed. The Sandwich area is a delight and we loved our ride through the white mountains, the farm stands, country stores and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Corner House Inn
"REally good pub food with generous helpings and often a local band."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Public courses: Indian Mound Golf Course, Ossipee,
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rte. 25 and Rte. 16
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
small public beach on pond

Area boasts everything from Barnstormers Theater to trout fishing, with many nearby AMC hiking trails in the surrounding White Mountains. Great biking trails as well. Sandwich itself has Bearcamp River Trail, Sandwich Notch waterfall, classic New England village charm, antique, artisan, and craft stores. Bear Camp Pond is secluded and quiet, with motorboats forbidden, protected loon nesting site, beaver, otter, moose and other birds and wildlife. Fishing for pickerel, perch, sunfish, bluegills. Perfect for kayak, canoe and sailfish. Small sandy public beach. Most tenants like the seclusion and privacy of Bearcamp, but for those inclined to explore, there is world class shopping in outlet stores in North Conway, restaurants, golf, tennis, water sports, and other traditional tourist attractions in nearby Squam Lake and Winnipisaukee area.

Other Activities: Public tennis courts in Sandwich; public golf courses in surrounding towns

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Rates & Availability

Sandwich Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $75

Pets require extra cleaning fee. Smoking only outdoors. Towels and linens provided on demand, by advance arrangement, for a charge. Canoe and rowboat come with rental. Sailfish @ $100/week.

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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