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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 Hampshire

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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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(5 traveler reviews)

God's Country, Rejuvenate on a Beautiful and Secluded Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in "paradise". Have been up in the lakes region for almost 30 summers and NOTHING has been as wonderful as this location. The privacy and beauty of Winona is only surpassed by the beauty and comfort of this lake home. Owners were very accommodating and helpful.

The 3 levels of decking are perfect for a large family who always has more than one activity going on at once! Morning sun and moonshine in the evening....right outside your bedroom window...surely this is what heaven is like!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending such a lovely review of what we agree to be a bit of heaven on earth. My family has always thought that our spot was to wonderful not to share with others who are able to appreciate the bliss that nature provides us. Life is indeed good.
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this lake house. This house is spacious and had a gorgeous view of the lake. My husband and five year old son enjoyed fishing off the dock and also out on the lake in the canoe. Both my five and three year old enjoyed playing in the sand and also swimming off the private beach. This home is close to Weirs Beach, and is only a five or ten minute ride to the local grocery store. We really enjoyed our time here and hope to return each year.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • 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

New Hampton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.
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