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Cozy Lakefront Cottage White Mountain Area on Lake Gardner

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is a cozy cottage sitting directly on the shore of private Lake Gardner on top of Mount Gardner in Bath NH. Both a screened porch and an open deck provide fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountain area. This is a private area that feels remote, but is not far from necessary shopping area and restaurants.

The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, the downstairs has two singles and one fold down double bed. There is a sleep sofa in the living room as well.

Local attractions are Lost River caves, Williams Trading Post, the oldest general store in America, Six Gun City, Santa's Village, the Whales Tale water park, and the aerial tramway.

Hiking and just relaxing on our beautiful private lake are our favorite activities!

Keywords: lakefront,cottage, Lake Gardner,White Mountains, Bath New Hampshire

More Details

Jane Warren
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Jane Warren

I am a business owner who lives in Massachusetts, but love to get away to the White Mountains for rest and relaxation. I have a local property manager and cleaning service for the benefit of my tenants if anything is required. I like to rent the cottage to people who respect the property and the quiet location.

Jane Warren purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Jane Warren chose White Mountains

I originally purchased this property for my own use, but as I seem to have less and less time for vacationing, I decided to rent the cottage during times that I will not be occupying it.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a great place to de stress from the hectic world! The forest and the lake are wonderful surroundings, away from city and town life. Bath is close by for shopping, restaurants, groceries, and laundry. One of my favorite places is Lost River caves which is close by, but there are many beautiful spots. The Fall is also a great time to visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I have always wanted to stay in a rustic cabin with a screen porch overlooking a lake. After serching on Craigs List I found this place and it was what I was looking for. It is a simple cabin with two decent size bedrooms. It has a nice large claw foot tub for a good soak. There are some floaties and a aluminum row boat. The lake itself is very serene and warm to swim in. No motor boats! Very quiet and peaceful, especially nice to sit on the screen poarch and watch the moon come up over the water. I even saw a loon one morning.

The living room and kichen are tiled in Mexican tile. You must bring your own sheets, towels and blankets which I like to do anyway cause I like my own stuff. It is really out of the way but only minutes to a little town with all you need and we took some great trips to through the White Mountain region, also close. It is simple and rustic which I like but if you need luxury, it may not be for you. The kitchen is fully equiped so no need to bring pots and pans.

All in all, a good place to relax and get away from it all; lovely for swimming.
Jul 2009
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Bath Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink, tiolet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) both in downstairs bedroom, Murphy Beds (1) Double , in downstairs bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Screened deck and open deck overlooking the water, rowboat, dock, picnic table on lawn area, table on deck and in kitchen. Tenant must bring their own towels and linens, gas for grille, these are not provided. Tenant must bring or fill gas grill bottle if needed.


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Cozy Lakefront Cottage White Mountain Area on Lake Gardner
average rating of 3.75 based on 27 reviews

Best week ever!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house! It was cozy, clean and comfortable. Awesome, private location. Beautiful lake with nice, friendly neighbors. We had all kinds of weather and we enjoyed every minute. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I am so glad you had a great time, and hope to see you again!
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Hopedale ma.


  • 2 of 5

We enjoyed the location and the peace and quiet the property provided. The view was postcard like but the house needs some attention. Its hard to believe someone even checked on the house before we arrived. Many lights inside the house were not working. TV remotes upstairs were not working. . The gas grill tank was empty. And then was told we need to fill it if we want to use it. I feel if the owner has a gas grill there for us to use the tank should be filled.

I love fishing so i spent alot of time in the boat provided by the owner. But couldnt of been more annoyed with the fact that the row boat had one working oar and one was brocken and the oar locks would not stay in place making rowing impossible.

There was also a kayak there to use. Never seen a kayak like that. Very old and to small to hold a child let alone an adult. And no kayak paddles only canoe paddles. We made the best of our time there. It was still enjoyable but could of been exceptional with some attention to the rental property

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am sorry there was a broken oar, on your arrival. I will have that replaced asap . The kayak was not listed for tenant use because, as you say, its kind of an odd duck of a boat! I will restock with light bulbs and batteries for the remote. There should have been supplies in the kitchen closet, but we will check Gas is a consumable, and like food and drinking water is not provided. Some people use the gas grill and some don't. Most people will use whats there and refill if needed in town for $20. If that was an inconvenience or an unexpected cost to you, I am more than willing to refund the filling fee. I am reachable by phone and have both a local cleaning service and a property manger who could easily have provided batteries, light bulbs, and replacement oars during your stay, thereby preventing any inconvenience. No reason to be dissatisfied during your stay for items like these. Glad you enjoyed the fishing, its great! Jane
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Property was not maintained at all.

  • 1 of 5

The dock had a pine tree hanging over it , no place to have a lawn chair near water (who would want to as grass was 2 feet tall) that was suppose to have a sandy beach (it didn't) only cement blocks in water, and tons of large wolf spiders on dock. Had not been cleaned. There was mice poop and someone's dirty socks under bed that were obviously showing and a leaf in shower. It is not a lake. It's a pond. No well equipped kitchen as stated or video library. The only good thing was the screened in porch which got us away from the dump inside.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that you were not happy with your rental of my cottage. I am not sure where you saw anything about a sandy beach in my listing though.I just rechecked and see no mention of one. My cover photo shows the cottage from the water view, and there is no beach area. The cottage is right at the waters edge.Swimming is off of the dock right at the front of the cottage. Both the covered and uncovered porch area provide ample space for a deck chair near the water. I am not sure what your concerns are regarding a pine trees over the dock area, and any spiders you may find on the dock are not really within my control, as we cannot use anything toxic near the water. I will inform my cleaning crew of the leaf and the errant sock left under the bed. I am more concerned if there are any mouse droppings ,as I do have the place thoroughly cleaned after each rental and need to let the cleaners know these things. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, Mr. Coffee, microwave, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Also assorted potholder etc. Nothing fancy but perfectly serviceable. If something further was required, I could have supplied it with a phone call, within reason. Regarding the videos, VRBO auto listing does say "video library" but if you hover your mouse over it, it says "some videos". I specifically added this to the auto listing so people would know I had a DVD player and some videos. Usually, people both add to and take away the videos supplied when they rent. It kind of works both ways with people coming in and out. It was not meant to be misleading.I would have been able to direct you to video rentals in town if you wanted a better selection. As for Lake Gardner's status as a lake, the best description is the official state listing as found online: "25 acre lake fed by four natural springs, max depth 12 feet" There is a map and some other interesting information there as well for those interested in visiting the area. My cottage is not a "dump". It is cleaned by a cleaning crew after each rental. However, it is also not a hotel room or a luxury condominium. It is a rustic cottage in a pristine natural setting. Sincerely, Jane Warren .
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Great cottage!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great vacation cottage right on a beautiful lake on the side of a mountain. It has awesome views, a big screened in deck, a dock, boat, gas grill, fire pit, etc. The lake has a bunch of different species of fish. We caught large mouth bass, small mouth bass, and perch right off the dock. The water is very clean and no weeds anywhere. We floated on tubes across the entire lake and went swimming almost everyday. There is no cellular service if you have a Verizon phone and only 1 bar for T-mobile phones. There is not much to do in town but you are located only 20 minutes from Franconia Notch and if you go the other way you can hop on the Kancamagus highway and travel through the White mountains! There is a hiking trail right near this cottage that was pretty good. The water system for this house is not the best as it is sourced from the lake (but I believe every cottage on this lake has the same system). You will need to bring fresh water for cooking and drinking. I would definitely rent this out again. I had a great time on my vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the serenity. House has everything you need

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation! The peace and quiet is the best part!!
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Comfy cottage in a beautiful location on a large pond.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage! What a view! It was comfortable and warm. Good customer service, the property was clean and easy to find.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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