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Stunning Forest Lake Home- Hot Tub, Book now for Summer Fun and Fests!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bdrm, 2 BA, Hot Tub, Firepit, Boats,Bikes, Ping Pong,Crystal Clear Lake, Fun!

Inquire today for a Memorable Lakefront Vacation in the Monadnock Region of NH. We still have a few summer weeks available!

A Stunning Lakefront home on crystal clear,sandy bottomed, 110 acre Forest Lake at the junction of NH,VT,& MA will be your long awaited retreat in the whispering pines, shimmering lakes, and beautiful foliage of New Hampshire. Bring the kids & dogs or just enjoy by yourselves.

The Great room with 25' high natural pine cathedral ceiling, skylights, entertainment center and fireplace is comfortably, casually, and uniquely furnished. Winter Time is terrific for a relaxing break from the Holiday season or go cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking from our door. Enjoy our wood or pellet stove or just turn on the modern forced air heat or turn on the AC.

It looks out over the pristine Forest Lake that lends itself to a memorable vacation with family and friends. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen that incorporates a Jennair oven/range/grill, refrigerator/icemaker and dishwasher with ALL utensils, equipment, spices, condiments, baking supplies, Weber BBQs ( Gas & Charcoal) etc. will make it difficult to try the eclectic restaurants in Keene, New Hampshire or historic Brattleboro, Vermont nearby.

The Four Bedrooms are 2 Queen beds, a Double, and the 4 season sun-porch with 2 single beds & Queen hide a bed (Great kid or teen suite with their own TV and VCR) and a Queen hide-a-bed in the living room and crib allow for a peaceful nights rest after a nice bath in the tub or sitting in the private outdoor Hot Tub overlooking Forest Lake!

An additional living room/ sitting area with wood stove, AC and new half bath with full size washer & dryer gives you a chance to plan your day fishing,which is superb because the state stocks Brown & Rainbow trout to complement the numerous Large mouths, Perch, and Horned Pout. Enjoy swimming off the 150 square foot floating dock, using our big canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddle boat, rafts on the lake, cross country or downhill skiing, snowmobiling on marked trails, antiquing and shopping in sales tax free NH, playing golf, hiking, biking, leaf-peeping, or attending one of the many auctions, flea markets, concerts, shows or festivals in the area.

For a little exercise and a 100 mile view, climb Mt Monadnock, the most climbed Mtn in the world and only 18 miles from the house. On a clear day you can see Boston! Horses and trail rides are less than a mile away and afterwards, rest those weary muscles in the Hot Tub with the Sunsets right into shimmering Forest Lake and the crackling campfire right in view.

Winter brings cross country skiing right from the door,(10 sets of skis, 12 sizes of boots & lots of skates,snowshoes, hockey sticks and Ice fishing 'jigs' for your use!)big time downhill skiing within an hour, snowmobiling on marked trails,ice skating, sledding, ice fishing or just relaxing around the wood stove, propane fireplace, or pellet stove.

Maybe best of all, just grab a book,snuggle in a chair by the fire,or on one of the 3 outdoor decks and just let your cares drift away as the sun slowly sets out over the lake!

Also check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH VRBO/181030.

Make sure to look at the unedited Guest Reviews just below to see what our previous guests thoughts were! No property in New Hampshire has more positive reviews!

Keywords: Lakefront,Fishing,swimming,boating,canoe,kayaks,gourmet,upscale,luxury,family,kids, pets, dogs,fun,year round,cross country skiing,skating,Snowshoeing

More Details

Owner
Paul & Anne Harris
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Paul & Anne Harris

We used to run a Country Inn and Spa in Canada. While we certainly enjoy our homes when we can, we really have fun providing an enjoyable and relaxing time for our guests, who do seem to return year after year. We'd like you to be one of them!

Paul & Anne Harris purchased this house in 2002

Why Paul & Anne Harris chose Monadnock Region

The town of Keene, NH, 9 miles north has a wide and constant variety of things to do, with it's 3 universities and very active merchants assoc. The main downtown, with 60 shops & restaurants, with no national chains is very unique. There are all the 'Big Box' stores on the outskirts of Keene. Funky Brattleboro, VT is only 14 quick highway miles away. All of that is contingent on being able to pull yourself away from all the boats, games, skis that we have at the house!

What makes this house unique

Forest Lake is very protected from prevailing winds, so it warms quickly in the Spring and freezes quickly in the Winter. As a mostly summer seasonal lake, from early fall to late Spring, you own the lake! We have all the boats and sports equipment for a fun filled vacation any time of the year! We always have a current list of things going on in the area, restaurant menus , maps, hiking guides etc.

Amenities

Winchester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , right near the bedrooms with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer, Dryer, Toilet and sink off of Great Room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Regular crib and Pac N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Also Check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH!! VRBO #181030 with very similar amenities. Hot Tub overlooking the Lake!! Will entertain heavily discounted long term rental from Oct up to as long as the beg of June. Kids & Pets are always Welcome!

Reviews

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5

Great place for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time as usual. Especially enjoyed the canoe and kayaks. Wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is so well equipped. We could have stayed two weeks and still not taken advantage of everything the cottage has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing place ,love this house

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot.

  • 4 of 5

House includes everything needed for a terrific lake getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as described! The house was bigger then I thought it would be

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the lake house. The weather was gorgeous and amazingly the water was warm for June! Paul was quick to respond to our questions and our two goldens were in heaven. There are a lot of stairs to get down to the lake so keep that in mind. The house was clean and well stocked so there isn't much you have to bring. There is plenty of sleeping areas so it is good for larger families. I have been to both of Paul and Ann's properties, and I can't decide which one I like more! I would recommend this house to young active people who enjoy life on the water

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything went Great. The owners are the BEST.THANKS SO MUCH!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and we couldn't ask for anything more. Again the owners are the best. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to spend New Years Weekends with family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent the New Years weekend at this house and we're nothing but impressed. The location was beautiful, right on the lake with private access. The house was very cute and exactly what the pictures portray. The owners were very helpful, they even called when we arrived. In the middle of the trip, we had an issue with one of the pellet stoves and the owners were nothing but helpful and polite. Along with that, the house was well equipped with all the cooking utensils needed. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester,NH; Boston, Hartford, Albany less than
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Plenty in Keene
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Championship 6 courses less than
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-91
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rustic Table Rte 10 & Lots in Keene
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Many Major areas under 50 mi Granite Gorge is
Car: necessary

Both 9 hole & 18 hole courses and minigolf, go cart racing within 15 miles, Tennis, Bowling, Antiques (& Junque!) Auctions 2-4/week, Fall Foliage, Mtn climbing, great fishing ( state stocks every year), horseback riding, hunting,great bike and motorcycle riding, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, cross country skiing, snow tubing,snowmobiling from the lake to anywhere in New England

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Rates & Availability

Winchester House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summertime!
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Festivals Fun & Foliage
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter- The Quiet Time
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$2,400
 
 
Spring!
May 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
School's Out!
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,300
 
 
Summertime!
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
$11,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning NH TaxID#054223 $70
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH tax to all rates. NH Tax ID # 054223
No Pet charge. $70 Cleaning Fee
Some Holidays and Special Events have a premium. Heavily discounted long term stays available- Please inquire!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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