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Old world charm with an incredible water front view and walk in beach.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is one of the oldest and most loved places on Lake Winnipesaukee! It was built by my great grandfather in about 1899, and it still looks exactly the way it did then. The cabin sits on 250 feet of pristine Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront. We have a natural sandy walk-in beach. There is a dock to tie your boat up to and a deck that sits on the lake edge. We face west in a partially secluded cove with fabulous view of the amazing sunsets and mountains.

There is much history in this rustic cabin which you can feel when you walk in. It feels homey and comfortable. We have a big wood fireplace which makes up the heart of the cabin. Many nights even in the summer you will find guests making a fire and sitting in the antique rocking chairs, just to hear the crackle of the fire and feel that old world charm.

We have a 16 foot dock which can be used to tie up boats or fish off of. It also one of the many places to relax and watch the sunsets.

Keywords: Cabin, Waterfront, Beach, Dock, Lake Front, Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro

More Details

Wendy Forbes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Wendy,We had a FABULOUS time!! Your home on the lake is absolutely charming! We especially loved the family photos and knowing the home had been in your family for 100 years! The views were amazing, The sandy beach and raft so much fun for swimming. You and your brother left great information so we knew everything we could possibly need. The weather was great as well.We did manage to get my mother up there for the day. She sat on the beach near the picnic table, then on the front porch and in the living room. She grew up in a home very much like your lake home, a home with a porch nestled among tall pine trees. She loved being there enjoying her grandkids and looking at the pictures of your family. My 15 year old caught his first fish that day which was quite the event!! I will try to send you some photos soon!We would love to return next summer!Again, thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us!
Jul 2014
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Tuftonboro Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Little bathroom - toilet
    Big Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , One glider that does fold down. For child only.
    "Back" bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 double bed and 2 singles in open format
    Master - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Boat Dock (no larger than 16' boat), walk in sandy beach, deck over water with Adirondack style chairs, great for watching the amazing sunsets. Sandy sunbathing spot next to family sized picnic table. Rocking and lounge chairs on covered front porch. There are two museums the Libby Museum & the Wright Museum, and Castle in the Clouds, which has horseback riding and a lovely tour of the estate. There is a small movie theater 30 min. away in Meredith. The Squam Lake Science Center and Loon Center is about 30 minutes away, and Storyland amusement park and Polar Caves are about 1 1/4 hours away. Plenty of local hiking spots, Abenaki Fire Tower, Mount Major, Bald Nob, Red Hill, and you are also about 30 min. from Mt. Chocorua. There are tons antiques in the Lakes Region. Kayak jet ski and boat rentals can be found in Wolfeboro. The famous Mt. Washington offers day trips around Lake Winnipesaukee and lovely night time cruises that go right past (quite a ways away!) our cove.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Old world charm with an incredible water front view and walk in beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Tyngsboro, MA

Our 3rd stay and it was fantastic as usual...

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most perfect spots on the lake with over 200 feet of frontage and it's own private beach. We have stayed 3 times and enjoyed the beach, dock, perch and fires by the chiminea at night. There is a store near by if you need anything (extra ice) and also some nice spots in town to go to. We had the opportunity to meet and chat with Bryan on this trip and he filled us in on some of the history of the cabin that we hadn't heard before. Wendy and Bryan are both fantastic to deal with. I'm afraid to tell too many people about this place because I want to make sure that there is always availability for our family. : )

P.S. Don't forget to sign the guest book!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We made a return pilgrimage to Pocumtuck this summer; this time my son and I shared the camp with (at various times during our 2-week stay) my cousin and his family, my aunt & uncle, and my sister and her teen boys. We loved the additions that had been made over the past year -- the railings on the sunset deck, the tree swing, the family history table -- little things that added to the historic, timeless "feel" of the place. The magic was shared by all, and I hope to make this an annual spot for much-needed rest, relaxation and restoration for as long as the Forbes family will allow us to do so!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Dighton, MA

Perfect cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This place is what you imagine when you think of a lakeside retreat: a winding dirt road through the woods, a homey wood cabin with history in the walls, the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore outside your door. The owners were very accomodating about squeezing us in as a last minute replacement for a cancellation, and very friendly and helpful in our communications throughout. (Though they're so well-versed in renting this out, that there really isn't much need to get in touch once you're there.) You're well out of the way, but it's just a ten minute drive back to the heart of Wolfeboro village. There's a private, sandy crescent beach, with a wade out through a sandy cove, and water clear to the bottom even as you swim out to the platform. You're tucked in a nook midway up the eastern shore of the lake, with sun all afternoon and fantastic sunsets over the water. The kitchen is well supplied, and we cooked lunch and dinner on the grill almost every day. The family history is evident all around inside, with old pictures of the construction, knickknacks, driftwood discoveries and more peppered throughout the house; but you don't feel like an intruder, you feel like a welcome guest.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tyngsboro, MA

The best spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed in this cottage twice and it's the perfect spot on the lake. There is a sandy beach, dock, floating dock and hundreds of feet of frontage. The appliances are full size and new and the cottage sleeps 10 comfortably - not that we had that many. It's secluded and gets sun on the beach from 11:00 am to sunset. I am worried that so many of us will tell our friends what a great place it is and it will become much harder to book. : ) Also, the owners are fabulous! Will absolutely go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for such a glowing review! It's return renters like you that become part of the family! We ere happy you loved it enough to want to return. Hope you make it a tradition for your family to return year after year.
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A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son, his friend, and I enjoyed a week at Pocumtuck in June -- we wished we could have stayed longer/forever! This comfortable lake house was perfectly situated in a quiet cove with a wonderful, protected sandy beach area that would be perfect for smaller children. The dock, swimming raft, and deck overlooking the lake were favorite spots, as was the screened sleeping porch. Beautiful sunset views! It is on the "rustic" side, but everything you need for a wonderful vacation is here, in a way that makes you feel like you have stepped back into a quieter, more civilized time. Appliances were new and in excellent working order. We used the wifi but seldom felt the need to tune into the news of the larger world, so happy were we with our little life on the lake. We loved the historical touches throughout the house, which made us feel part of the family and the overall story. A nesting pair of loons and an occasional visit from a murder of crows added to the happy ambience and our contentment. This is a camp that is conducive to lounging, reading, doing puzzles, playing board/card games and doing what people used to do before tv and computers. We didn't want to leave, and we will be back -- hopefully for longer than a week next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so happy you found our home so welcoming and relaxing. It truly is a magical place. We would welcome you back anytime.
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Everything you can ask for in a lake house!!

  • 5 of 5

Prior to booking this lake house, our family researched many other properties. This house had everything we were looking for: walk-in sandy beach, dock for fishing, floating dock for tanning, an outdoor pit for campfires, fireplace for cool mornings and late evenings, porch for overlooking the pristine water, and another deck closer to the lake to view the amazing sunsets. The house could easily accommodate large groups, from the bedrooms to the dining area. You can do as little or as much as you wanted: from relaxing all day to watersports and fishing. The owners were amazing, very accommodating, and made sure that your vacation was comfortable and enjoyable. This was the perfect lake house!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review - we are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. All of the things you mentioned are just a few of our most favorite things about the cabin as well. we would welcome back great tenants like you any time.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Manchester NH
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Tuftonboro Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
In season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

non refundable cleaning $150

Half of the rental is due at booking. Balance required 30 days prior to arrival date unless other arrangements have been made. We accept only checks and money orders at this point. Any damages will be charged to tenant.

We accept cashiers check and money orders only. Half the amount of rental is due at time of booking. Balance due one month prior to rental check in date. Rental and funds received may be forfeited in not received by due dates. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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