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God's Country, Rejuvenate on a Beautiful and Secluded Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

God’s Country has been a popular nick name for this piece of paradise in the center of New Hampshire. Relax and get away from it all and invest in family time together. Guaranteed you will love your stay here! Flat screen TV, DVD player, web grill, books, toys, puzzles, loons and hummingbirds galore. Walk down to the dock where there is a canoe and sailfish for your use and plenty of rafts and floats in the little storage house. Just what the doctor order for stress release!

Canoe and sail fish, fishing and frogs. This is how life is supposed to be. Water is from it’s own artesian well. Close by to Meredith and Lake Winnipesaukee and “On Golden Pond” Squam Lakes. Lots to do with the Science Center and all the NH destinations further up on route 93 and the Kangamangus Highway.

Terrific restaurants of all varieties. You need to bring twin sheets and your own towels and we ask that you leave cottage clean and as you found it. Hot water is turned on and off when you leave under the kitchen sink.

In Master Bedroom has King Size Bed (two twins together) and a small roll-away also in this room. Two closet and build in storage areas.

Main living room is comfortable and open. Large TV with cable, DVR, and stereo. One small bedroom with one single beds and another bedroom with two build in bunks. Down stairs there is another small bedroom with closet and twin bed.

Keywords: Peaceful, Lake Front, Serene, Loons, Nature Lovers! Picturesque, Dock, Canoe, fishing, sailing, down-shift!

More Details

Leone Simkins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Leone Simkins

The lake house is paradise to our family. It's where we all renew and where all inspiration comes. If you are looking for peace on earth, look no further.

Leone Simkins purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Leone Simkins chose New Hampton

We bought our cottage when our youngest was two years old. We wanted our children to grow up catching frogs and loving the outdoors. All three children are now grown and their fondest memories are summers at the lake house.

What makes this cottage unique

We could ski in the winter and vacation in the summer. The 4th of July in Ashland is like no other with their pancake breakfast, parade and fireworks that must top every other towns display in the state. The fall is gorgeous and there are many places to visit and explore as well as mountains to climb. Our most favorite thing to do however is to get in an inner tube, paddle our way to the middle of the lake and just float around!


New Hampton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renter are required to clean cottage before check-out and straighten. Take food from refrigerator, put trash out by 7:30 on Saturday of departure.
  • No open fires. All cook-outs etc. must be contained.
  • Information to enter cottage will be sent private email once 2nd payment is received.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Added upstairs bathroom in 2017
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There are nearby hikes and trails. Fishing is always popular. A public ramp on the other side of the lake if you want to trailer a boat to your vacation and a dock in front of the house.


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God's Country, Rejuvenate on a Beautiful and Secluded Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic week 😁

  • 5 of 5

Water was great for swimming, loons sang to us at night, fishing was awesome. Frogs, turtles and plenty of peace and quiet. Cottage was perfect. The Coates Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Spot!

  • 4 of 5

The house was very spacious & lots of windows for the view. The fishing was the best ever! We caught lots of large & small mouth bass & even a northern pike. Even myself, being a woman, I caught the first bass on our first day there. 3 lbs. My husband & brother were kind of jealous. Lol. The restaurants the owners mentioned to us were all very very good! The water was so clean for swimming. Thank you Leone & Bruce for sharing your home. Karen

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my! You caught Barry!!? Barry the bass is a legend in his on time. I mean, was. Thank you for being great guests!
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A peaceful vacation on a lake.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. I enjoyed listening to the loons and watching them swim around the lake. It was so peaceful there. We loved the quiet. The view of the lake from the cottage was beautiful. My boyfriend enjoyed fishing from the dock and I loved sitting on the deck reading a book. It was the quiet and laid back vacation we were hoping for.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this spacious and comfortable cottage. The lake water was so warm and crystal clear. Our grandson became an expert canoer! Fishing was good too. Will def. go back next summer. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this lovely lake house on beautiful Lake Winona.

The house is exactly as pictured. It was clean and comfortable.

The lake is pristine. I was amazed how clean the water was.

We were looking for peace and quiet and this home was just what we hoped for. Early morning looking out at the lake and hearing the loons was wonderful. We would occasionally see people paddling by in kayaks or canoes. Very quiet.

Jet skis are not allowed on the lake and the few motor boats that did pass us on our canoeing adventures were very respectful.

One night we were surprised to see a float plane go right past the house and land on the lake and a bit later seeing it take off!

While this home is peacefully tucked on the lake, it is an easy drive to the area highlights. You can find everything you need right in Ashland but if for some crazy reason you really needed to go to walmart, it isn't very far.

The owners provided all the information we needed and they were spot on with their restaurant recommendations.

It was a fantastic week on Lake Winona and if possible we would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to New Hampshire for over 10 years each time renting a different house as we have never found one worth returning to....until now. The lake house is a great set up for families...nice kitchen well equipped, big living room and lots of bedrooms. The lake is beautiful....and quiet. The boys caught lots of fish and saw some turtles. The location is great, only a few minutes from both Meredith and Centre Harbour. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Numerous things to do and sights to see in the area and for all ages. I suggest you stop at the large and new rest stop on route 93 on your way to the lake. Pick up pamphlets for the types of things you are interested in. Once you book with me I will send loads of information about restaurants and other specifics things you may want to know about.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation.Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. If you do need to cancel and we are able to re-rent for your week, you will receive your deposit back in full.

FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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