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Summer Home on Lake Winnipesaukee, Private Sandy Beach & Dock

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main Cottage, 3 Bedrooms. Rustic Bunk House, 3 Bedrooms, Rustic Cabin 1 Bedroom.

Welcome to Lapping Waters, a casual user friendly summer cottage with two additional rustic bunkhouses with private sandy beach, dock, and raft. The main cottage is literally steps from Lake Winnipesaukee (LW), with a large deck over looking the water, mountain views to the west and north. The property is situated at the entrance of the Barber Pole on LW, with a small private cove with a sandy beach, across from Cow Island. There are three buildings included in this rental.The main cottage has three simple bedrooms that sleep 8 with one bathroom, rustic upper cabin bunk house has three simple bedrooms that sleeps 8 with one bathroom, and a detached sleeping cabin that sleeps 2. The main cottage is a one room open concept, with the kitchen, dinning room (table seats 8-10) with family room. There is a small bathroom with full shower/tub. The kitchen has all the basic amenities, with an extra refrigerator on the fully enclosed porch located off the kitchen. The upper cabin bunkhouse is a rustic three bedroom, one bathroom with washer and dryer building. The rustic sleeping cabin in adjacent to main cottage, and a step away from lake. The Renters may bring their own boat to dock. (Jet skis are NOT permitted) Included in the rent is access to one canoe, one person kayak, paddles and life jackets. Game closet, TV/ with small video collection. The cottage is a simple traditional lake house, located just outside Wolfeboro, easy access to local hiking spots, as well as an hour from the White Mountains for longer hikes and outlet shopping. Beautiful sunsets, great spot for families to relax and reconnect.

Keywords: Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro Neck, Barber Pole Area, Casual Summer Cottage, Dock, Beach

More Details

Nat Crane
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Nat Crane

This is a family owned property.

Nat Crane purchased this cottage in 1922

Why Nat Crane chose Mirror Lake

Lapping Waters has been in the family since 1922, with the original lake house burning down in 1960. The house was rebuilt as a one level ranch style cottage. Generations have grown up at Lapping Waters, with great memories, as it is truly one of the best locations on the lake.

What makes this cottage unique

Lapping Waters offers a private location on LW, but yet close enough to numerous attractions in Wolfeboro, Meredith, Portsmouth, Conway, NH and Portland , ME to take advantage of many outdoor activities, shopping and restaurants. Much to do and/or see, or simply relax lake side!


Mirror Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Simple small bathroom in main cottage.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Small bathroom with tub/shower unit in upper cabin.
  • Small bathroom with tub/shower unit.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bedroom faces back of the house, no water views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Faces the water. Private access to main deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Big open room, with water views, private access too.
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , Simple Sleeping Cabin
    Backroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon can be used for over flow.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , This bedroom is located in the upper cabin bunk house.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , This bedroom located in upper cabin bunk house.
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , This bedroom is located in upper cabin bunk house.
  • Main Cottage: Three traditional bedrooms, one common room with Queen size futon for over flow (not very private). One bathroom. Rustic Upper Cabin Bunk House: Three bedrooms, simple common room with washer/dryer, and one bathroom. Simple kitchenette (refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven) Rustic Sleeping Cabin: One room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Suggested packing list of bed linens: Main Cottage: 2 Twin Beds, 3 Queens (including Futon), 1 Double bed. Upper Cabin Bunk House: 2 Twin Beds, 1 Bunk Bed, 1 King, 1 Double bed. Sleeping Cabin: 2 Twin Beds. Towels for all guests. Beach towels. Extra bathmat (one fresh mat provided). Extra dishtowels (3 fresh provided). (Blankets, comforters, and pillows provided) Pack supplies of paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, trash bags, dishwasher soap. (A starter supply of all items provided)


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Summer Home on Lake Winnipesaukee, Private Sandy Beach & Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Canton, Ma

Two weeks Summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two sons and I had a wonderful, relaxing two week stay at Lapping Waters. The location is perfect and the house was very comfortable. Plenty of room for guests. Quiet and private, and the beach was just right to help cool down during the heat of the day. Fishing from the dock, and a boat trip to Wolfeboro for ice cream. It was a great stay. Great spot for families. The owner was a pleasure to deal with

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worcester, Ma

A bit of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home last year and will be visiting again this year. It is one of those comfortable homes that is a true Lake Winnipesaukee home. We were entertained by the decor and old time books. One downsfall is only one bathroom but it makes you have patience and slow down on your holiday. Owners are amazing a wrote a thank you note when they recieived our deposit.Comfortable but you don't feel like it is not lived in. With two docks and one connecting to a quiet sandy cove and the other on the main part of the lake it was perfect. Great fire pit! Level property for our daughter who uses a wheelchair. A small dock just far enough out to swim to and sun on. Close to Wolfeboro for some nighttime ice cream. Our new annual vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Manchester NH
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Wolfeboro, NH
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kingswood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Wolfeboro, NH
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary

There are four golf clubs in the area, two museums (Libby Museum & Wright Mueseum), and Castle in the Clouds, which has horseback riding. The Squam Lake Science Center and Loon Center is about 30 minutes away, while the famous 'Storyland' amusement park is 1 1/4 hours away. Plenty of local hiking spots, Mount Major, Bald Nob, Red Hill, Abenaki Fire Tower, to name a few, while you are also about 30 min. from Mt. Chocorua and 1 hr from numerous White Mountain hikes. Plenty of antiquing options in the Lakes Region. Kayak rentals can be found in Wolfeboro, as well as day trips around Lake Winnipesaukee on the famous Mt. Washington Boat. There is a small movie theater 30 min. away in Meredith. Bicycles are welcome! There are gyms, a yoga/spinnng center, public tennis/basketball courts, children's playground and a laundromat , located in downtown Wolfeboro. Check out Great Waters Music Festival for summer concert series, and Tamworth Barnstormers for theatre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-in Saturday 2PM; Check-out Saturday 10AM (Firm)

%50 of Rental Fee due with Contract
Remainder of Rental Fee due 30 days from start of rental period.
$500 Damage Deposit.Refundable if no damage & cottage clean.
If additional cleaning required, fee will be deducted from damage deposit.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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