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Beautiful Newly Renovated,13 Room Home, a perfect home away from home!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Tuftonboro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

This unique rental property is a newly renovated 1760 circa 13 room farmhouse. It is set back from the road on a private lot that is beautifully landscaped and ideal for family gatherings, cookouts, yard games and your own hiking path year-round on the property. Safe and secluded, gated property, just 5 minutes from the lake!

This property is also highly suitable for the winter enthusiast; hunters, skiers, snow shoers, snowmobilers, ice fishermen/women, etc. Enjoy the winter trails and ski areas of the beautiful White Mountains located just below the Castle In the Clouds in the Ossipee Ranges with snowmobile trail head parking and groomed cross-country trails just minutes away! We are centrally located for great snowboarding and skiing at Gunstock, Attitash, Wildcat, and Loon Mountains just to name a few!

Relax at home and enjoy snowshoeing from your own back door on our 10 plus acres of fields and woods. Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and Gunstock ski area from the property and then head inside and warm up next to the fire in our incredible 1800's wood beamed living room. Whatever you decide, we are sure that you will thoroughly enjoy your vacation here!

There is a spacious grilling area and outside deck with patio seating featuring panoramic views of mountains and water in the distance. This property gets sun all day long, with great shady areas in the back of the house.

For those who like to read and relax indoors, our home features a 42' flatscreen TV over the main fireplace in the spacious family room, games, books, foosball, air hockey, darts, and an additional TV/DVD entertainment system upstairs.

Keywords: Beautiful 13 room , 6 bedroom home with fireplace and tons of space! First floor master suite ensemble.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lisa Rowsell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2016
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About Lisa Rowsell

To have a home in the beautiful lakes region of New Hampshire has been a lifelong dream of ours! Now that we have had our dream come true, it is a pleasure to be able to share it with our family, friends, and you! We have enjoyed vacationing here since we were children, and we are now sharing the experience with our own family. We hope our renters will share in our enthusiasm and share this beautiful spacious vacation spot with their friends and families too.

Lisa Rowsell purchased this house in 2008

Why Lisa Rowsell chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

My husband and I recently purchased this property because of the ideal location, available shopping and varied local entertainment and attractions. As a child, Rick grew up vacationing in the area, and in high school, I joined his family on many weekend trips. After Rick and I started our own family, we dreamed of giving them the same vacation experiences that his parents provided for us. This is the perfect spot for our family to relax, play, and vacation together with friends and family. We truly hope our guests will be as impressed as we have been and enjoy the views and many of the exciting possibilities the area has to offer!

What makes this house unique

While vacationing at our home in Tuftonboro, we enjoy all variations of water sports, hiking, family gatherings and cookouts, birthday parties, reading, relaxing, watching movies, and spending quality time together. We have had many positive experiences shopping, going for ice cream and trying out new restaurants in the area. Just a few miles from Wolfboro center makes our property ideal in its location for many reasons.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Beautiful Newly Renovated,13 Room Home, a perfect home away from home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Lowell, MA

A Beautiful, Clean, Unforgettable Stay!

  • 5 of 5

While I am not a huge "vacationer" I was not exactly sure of what to expect when renting a house out for my family. This being my very first time renting instead of staying at a hotel, I was absolutely blown away!! The house is so well kept and the view of Gunstock Mountain takes your breath away. My husband and I took our kids down to the public beach on Lake Winnipesaukee which was very clean. We also drove them about 15 minutes down the road to Wolfeboro Center for ice cream too many nights I'd like to admit ;). We really enjoyed some old fashion fun up here. Most nights outside stargazing and roasting marshmallows (the fire pit was immaculate when we got there!). I cannot say enough how nicely kept the house was and the space that we all had so we surprisingly did not get sick of each other. I can't wait to book our next trip here and make it a tradition!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

A "Must Experience" Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Recently my husband, our 3 children, and my parents stayed at this vacation home. The owners were a pleasure to rent from and met us upon arrival to give us a tour of the rooms and show us where to find things like board games for the kids, remotes, menus, maps, recycle, etc. There was plenty of space for the kids to hangout or the adults to relax, we didn't have to worry about the kids because the house is set back from the road and the dog loved to be outside with them. Not only was the home beautiful (the pictures don't do it justice) but the location was ideal. Just 15- 20 mins. away from Wolfeboro, we often went into town to shop, get ice cream, and we even went on The Mt. Washington boat tour! Although my parents didn't leave the house much they told us how peaceful it was to just sit on the deck and read their books and such soak in the view. We will definitely be returning and probably bring more friends and family! There is something for everyone at this home and its location is perfect for adventure seekers (the kids had a ball at Castle in the Clouds) as well as people just looking to get away.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelmsford, MA

New Hampshire Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with family and friends for a long extended weekend and had a fabulous time. Even though the weather wasn't great the entire time, we still had such a wonderful experience staying here because we each were able to have our own bedrooms, which allowed us to have our own space when we needed it. We were able to cook dinners together, hang out in front of the fireplace on the cold nights, and when the weather was nice we were able to play games outside on the spacious property and make smores in the fire pit outside. It is extremely well kept and has a warmth and charm that you would never find in a hotel. It is perfect for both large groups or small. Additionally, it is also 15 minutes from Wolfeboro where we were able to grab dinner and ice cream and was also able to spend a day on the lake, which is only 5 minutes away. We couldn’t have been happier with our stay here and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase, MD

Wonderful Vacation & Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

This summer (2014) was our second time at the house. New Hampshire is beautiful; this house is fabulous. The yard is generous and well-maintained. View of mountains is magnificent. Last summer (2013), the house almost felt too big for us. This summer, we invited family, including my sister and brother-in-law and their children. My sister's family came with their dog. The space worked perfectly. It is an old house--the older portion of the house is very old (like 18th century-old!). The space is interesting--it does not have big, great and open rooms. Instead, it has a couple of large rooms and many small rooms. We found that the children enjoyed the small rooms--the room with the air hockey game, the room with the foosball game, and the small reading room off the master bathroom. There was space for all. Children, teens, adults, and dog. We all enjoyed being in the yar--the kids played constantly and the adults sat outside and read, talked and enjoyed teh beautiful grounds. There is no internet connection at the house (which was a welcome change even if some had withdrawal...); Smart phones with WIfi phones worked decently, and we loved the Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro public libraries (quiet, free internet, great to get work done when needed). Small public beach is 3 miles away (some of us ran there or did regular 3-4 mile runs on the streets of Tuftonboro). Beach has nice space for swimming (including lap swimming), a lifeguard until 5pm, covered eating area, and is not heavily populated. Pier 19 Grocer is across the street--Chester's Fried Chicken at the beach was a favorite! Nearby: Wolfeboro (beautiful), Moultonboro (we ate many good meals at The Village Kitchen on Rt 25 (free WIFI, open @6AM!)), nice hikes--Castle in Clouds (multiple), Red Hill; great ice cream (generous scoops!) @Bailey's Bubble (both locations) & Flurries (Meredith). The house is perfect for a group and great for children; it's not fancy and precious, but old, lived in & comfortable. As a mother of energetic children, I never worried that the kids would break anything. Lisa and Rick, the owners, are EXCEPTIONAL. They get customer service. Lisa is responsive and thoughtful. This summer, the dryer broke shortly after we arrived. Within hours, Rick had someone look at it and then, a few hours later, came to the house with a brand new, industrial-sized dryer. He removed the old one, installed the new one, and we never had another dryer problem! I highly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, CT

Perfect Group Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples with 5 kids under 5 and two dogs. This house was the perfect vacation spot for the week, for a large group. Plenty of space for us to congregate in the living room, dining room, or lawn, but also plenty of rooms for us to spread out and have some privacy when we needed it. The local swimming spot (about a 5 minute drive) is ideal for families with young kids: the beach is quiet and uncrowded, the water is calm and stays shallow pretty far out, and there are swimming lap lanes that you can walk out to. The beach was definitely the highlight for the toddler crew. Plus, there is a little fried food/ice cream stand a walkable distance from the beach.

The house was about a 30 minute drive from the big Winnepesaukee attractions (Weirs Beach, etc), but we loved being off-the-beaten path a bit. Our friends attended a local music jam session at a tiny church and had a lot of fun. We visited local farms to buy veggies and meat for dinner. The view on the property is gorgeous - perfect place for sitting on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee.

Only minor complaint we had was the black flies! Thankfully, they never came close to the house, but if we wandered 20+ ft. away from the house to try an explore, the flies descended on us en masse! We heard from a friend that black flies are a problem all around Winnepesaukee, and, like I said, they mysteriously stayed away from the house so it was possible for us to picnic right by the porch. Recommended if you want to explore the property: Bug Spray!

Lisa is a great contact person - easily available by phone and email and very attentive to our questions. Would most definitely work with her again and rent the house again. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chelmsford MA

FUN family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Hi lisa we wanted to thank you for such an AMAZING week at your property. We spent the week of July 4th at the farmhouse and had anywhere between 10-12 people staying there all week PLUS 2 big dogs. Ages ranged from 13-75 and EVERYONE had a blast even on a couple of rainy nights! The house is by no means "fancy or extravagant" but that's what we loved about it it felt like a home not a museum. it has lots of character and charm. It's down a long driveway so it feels secluded and private which is nice. The house is beautifully maintained with lovely exposed beams. We had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. kitchen had everything we needed to cook and the grill outside was a huge hit! we played games, watched movies, went to the lake which is a 3-4 minutes drive. Lake was shallow, warm, and VERY clean with docks, shaded picnic tables, and a lifeguard. Everyone including my 76 year old grandfather who is TERRIFIED of the water actually went swimming. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the backyard. There is no Wifi which we actually all appreciated so we were able to unplug and just enjoy the peace and quiet. The local library has free wifi which can be accessed from the car for those who needed to stay connected. We rented a pontoon boat for the day from a rental place within minutes of the house and had a PHENOMENAL day. We visited the castle in the clouds which is only a 5-10 minute ride and spent the whole day there exploring the grounds, feeding trout/ducks, and visiting with some beautiful horses. There is a TON to do in the area. Downtown wolfboro is only a short drive away and has tons of shops, ice cream places, restaurants, and bakeries. we never ran out of things to do. We had tons of laughs playing foosball in the house. we were able to see fireworks from the backyard. There are nearby trails. The list could go on and on. We took over 500 pictures including some pretty stunning views. We made memories that we will cherish for a long time. It truly was one of the best vacations we've taken as a family and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

If you're looking for peace, serenity, nature, fun, and adventure RENT this home!

The Sidhom and Gorgui family

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuftonboro House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Refundable damage deposit $500
maintenance fee $250

We have a standard maintenance fee to cover the cost of yard maintenance, snow removal, trash/recycling disposal, etc. and the sterilizations of all bathrooms. There is no cleaning fee. Guests are expected to leave the property neat, cleaned and as it was left to them upon their arrival. Failure to clean before leaving will cause the security deposit to be charged.

1/2 payment is due with signed rental agreement, and the remainder (including security deposit) is due no later than 2 weeks prior to arrival. Checks only.

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Tuftonboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , upstairs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , upstairs
    Dormatory - 2 sleep sofa /futon , located upstairs/dormatory outside of bedrooms
    Bedroom 1/Master Suite - 1 king , Mater suite on main floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 twin couch/fouton IKEA beds, Bunk Beds (1), (1) King
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This Unique Property Has a Huge Private Yard with Beautiful Panoramic Views of Mountains and Water, Child-Friendly Driveway with Basketball Net and Tons of Room for Ride-on Toys (Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, Etc.) Many winter opportunites just minutes away, and centrally located for skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and hunting!

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