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Waterfront Cottage, Screened Porch, Dock, Squam Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Well-equipped Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Loft w/Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, Sleeps 6+

A tranquil water-front cottage know as 'Stillwater'. A truly comfortable home on the river to Squam Lakes, providing easy lake access for power boats, kayaks or canoes! The perfect family retreat, fishing expedition or destination for a romantic get-away. You and your family will enjoy this "private" wooded site.

Magnificent natural views are just out the front door of this cottage and we can boast as being one of the annual nesting spots of a Loon pair just yards away. Bald Eagles are known to fish at our waterfront too! Superior hiking trails abound in the Squam Mountain Range nearby for all abilities. In winter - Skimobile trails link from the back door!

Relax and read a book, or listen to the buzz of a hummingbird or the splash of a kingfisher, as you watch a quiet parade of boats making their way to and from a day on the lake. Canoe the quiet and pristine estuaries of the river or spawning brook waters which provides some of the best large/small mouth bass fishing in the USA ! (According to Field & Stream Magazine) Rainbow's, Salmon are common to our waters. (anglers visit: for a complete list)

Stillwater Cottage provides the casual comfort as you make family memories or entertain good friends on the screened-in porch where there is always a breeze. Later retreat to the centrally air-conditioned and unexpected comforts of a home with most of today's modern amenities. On warm summer nights that air conditioning is so welcome and so refreshing.

Stillwater is such a unique blessing to all who come to discover NH's Squam Lakes!

Keywords: Waterfront, Cottage, Luxury, Squam, River, Cozy, Quaint, Central Air Conditioning, Comfortable, Squam lake, Great Fishing, Bass, Trout, Eagles, Loon, Peaceful, Modern, Clean, Well-Maintained, New England, Leaf peeping, Waterview, Autumm, Ski 93, Skimobiling, jet skiing, well-equipped

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About The Owner

Celebrating over 'thirty-six" years of marriage we love sharing our home with other families and individuals that need a rest, or looking to make cherished memories.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1991

Why The Owner chose Ashland

As a child, our family spent many years vacationing on Squam, later my wife and I chose to spend our quality time at a place that tugged on our hearts all week. We admire the unspoiled natural beauty that is unique to Squam Lakes area. Once you have been here. . . you'll understand the saying 'Forever Squam.' A feeling shared by most local residents.

What makes this cottage unique

If you prefer clean, comfortable and privacy then Stillwater Cottage is the place for you! The close proximity to the water's edge is especially unique and allows the observation of nature at it's best. Being on Squam River is incredibly entertaining of both the variety of the wildlife observed daily and watching family having good old fashion fun by exploring the waterfront or just catching some rays on the dock! Simple and fun activities become the priority and laughter is contagious! In winter, ski-mobile trails link from our backdoor and cross-country skiing on the lake and trail systems is very popular. NH's best ski resorts, fine dining and pubs are just minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a wonderful week! Your lovely house is fresh and clean and is the best equipped we've ever rented - right down to the kitchen utensils,clothes-pins and Scotch-tape. . .yours is the first place I've been that has everything! We'll be in contact for another week!
Jul 2013
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Ashland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sink, Toilet, Shower - first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed in TV Loft Area
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Second Floor Bedroom - 3 Twin w/ Extra Trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private Master Bedroom - first floor
  • Queen size Bed (1) Private master bedroom on first floor - Water View - New memory-foam mattress!, Sofa-bed in Cozy TV Loft(sleeps 2) Queen size, Bedroom #2: (Sleeps 4) 3- Twin Memory Foam Beds w/ Trundle (1) - Graco Pack N Play
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2018 - SAVE $$ - FREE Kayaks (2) use if booked by March 31, 2018 Deposit required. Daily snow plowing during winter season.


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Waterfront Cottage, Screened Porch, Dock, Squam Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Our first visit to Stillwater, but definitely not our last!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just returned from a lovely week at Stillwater. Very peaceful and beautiful location! Honestly, I don't think the pictures in the listing even do it justice. It exceeded our expectations in every way. It was the perfect setting for us to recharge our batteries and enjoy some quality family time.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the cottage itself was very clean, spacious, and well equipped. So many little touches that made us feel right at home. A highlight for us was the screened in relaxing to eat, read, or talk while taking in the beautiful scenery and watching the hummingbirds at the feeder.

We loved being literally steps from the water where our kids (ages 9 and 12) enjoyed kayaking and getting close to nature...they spotted frogs, loons, ducks and even a bald eagle! Their favorite activity by far was fishing. They caught perch, large mouth bass and sunfish right off the dock. We rented a boat from a nearby marina (very convenient) and had a great time exploring the river and lakes (and more great fishing). Definitely made memories to last a lifetime.

Many places to go and things to do in the area (highly recommend the nearby nature center). Plenty of information in the cottage about nearby destinations as well as the history of the area. No matter your interest, you are sure to find plenty to do.

Peter & the rest of the Worthington family could not be more of a pleasure. Very down to earth and helpful with all questions. Many great recommendations about the area. Peter & all, thank you again for your hospitality and we hope to see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon, Nothing pleases us more than to hear the voice of satisfaction. I'm sure other perspective guests will appreciate the weight of your words as they consider their vacation options. It is our privilege to share Stillwater Cottage and the Squam Experience with families just like your own. Please come again soon! Sincerely, Peter & Sara Worthington
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Squam Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been coming to the Winnipesaukee/Squam area since 1976 for summer and winter vacations. Our children are now bringing their children.We have never rented a cottage as nice as Stillwater in all that is so well equipped and so clean and comfortable. Peter has combined the comforts of home in a cottage located in a woodsy setting by the waters edge. The screened in porch was a delight every morning for breakfast and evening for dinner.

One thing we now look for in a vacation cottage is one that has an area we can lounge in the sun/shade by the water. However, the cottage is quite wooded and the dock too narrow to place chairs on...the only drawback for us.

Stillwater is truly a 5 star cottage and gets a strong thumbs up from us.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Squam at Stillwater

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Stillwater! The place was so clean, quiet, and cozy. We brought our bass boat and fished the lakes in the morning, and in the evenings we enjoyed trolling by our place for fish. The dock was so convenient, and steps from the back porch. We saw bald eagles almost everyday. Our favorite part of the house was the screened in porch for board games and lunch. Thank you both, be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelsey and Mike, Thank you for choosing Stillwater Cottage as your get-a-way location! We are always thrilled to hear about the special moments, sightings and that our extra effort is noticed to be worthy of such a positive review. We Thank You! All our guest have remarked at their great fishing experience on Squam this year! Please come again soon! Sincerely Peter & Sara
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Family Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a most enjoyable stay at Stillwater. The home is immaculate and includes everything needed kitchen-wise to prepare meals. The fishing was excellent. Even caught a huge one right off the dock! Quiet location on the channel to the lake and short drive to town. The cottage is nestled among lovely pine trees and the pine scent is heavenly. Like being in the forest but with all the comforts of home. Our grandchildren love it. Very relaxing atmosphere for a perfect getaway. This is our second year renting and we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Relaxing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this vacation home. It was comfortable and, very, very clean, had everything we needed. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook all of our meals. We enjoyed the grill, loved to open the doors in the morning to hear the birds. We used the screened porch for a mosquito free dinner. We fished off the dock which was lots of fun. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect home for our get away vacation - we truly felt at home!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful "guest review." It is just great to recieve confirmation of our extra effort to properly prepare our home for our guest each week. We always suggest to our new guests. . . "expect the best"! And we love it when we accomplish this goal! Our wish for good health and happiness! Please come again really soon! Peter & Sara
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Annual fishing trip and stay at Squam Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our families 11th annual spring fishing trip and first at Stillwater.

The concensus review by all was a home run and tops thus far.

The cottage was an excellent fit for our group and the location was perfect .

We were lacking nothing, the weather and fishing were spot on .

Durinng our stay got to meet Pete and his dad and couldn't have been better folks and genuinely concerned that our stay was all we had expected .

When we circle around back to Squam we will be excited to return to Stillwater.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greig and family, Your enthusiasm for the fishing opportunities of the Squam Lakes is echoed time and time again. Thank you for your kind remarks on the quality of our accomodations, I'm sure it will inspire others. Come back and see us soon!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Common Man Restuarant - Ashland NH
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cold Spring Resort, Ashland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Italian Farmhouse, Bridgewater/Plymouth
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Loon Mountain or Waterville Valley
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Ashland Town Beach - Lifeguards - 2018

All close by: ASHLAND TOWN BEACH WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE - WhalesTale Water Park, Polar Caves, Clarks Trading Post w/Bear Show, Loon Mtn, Waterville Valley, Cannon Mountain, Tenney Moutain, Zip line, Squam Science Center w/Live Animal Exhibits, Winter Snowmobile trails, Great Cross Country Skiing on Lake/area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage/Security Deposit $250

Our standard weekly stay is six nights or $1590 (2018 summer rate) Check-in: 3:00 PM, check-out: 11AM, Linen Rental/Service [$140/stay] and Guest Housekeeping, both must be scheduled in advance. Dock/Boat Space - free with >4 nights stay. Kayaks are available (2) - fee based (free if booked by 3/31/XX)
Free use of Webber LP Grill, beach chairs and other outdoor furniture. Easy access to Ashland Town beach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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