4 Bedrooms plus loft, 2 Baths,
We are a Massachusetts family with three boys. We fell in love with this beautiful cabin because it gives us the opportunity to take time out of our hectic schedules to enjoy family time together.
Julie purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Julie chose Gilmanton IW
This was the first house we saw! Nothing we saw later could compare...the location, right on the water and on a private road could not be more perfect. It is an easy drive to 'civilization', and yet feels like a complete escape.
What makes this Cabin unique
We love having the lake on our doorstep. Kicking off the day with a refreshing swim, or paddling out in a kayak to watch the sunset. It's perfect! And if we're feeling too lazy to make dinner, there's freshly made pizza and icecream just 5 mins away at the Gilmanton Ironworks Market.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Guests must print, sign and return to owner the final page (page 6) of the Vacation Rental Agreement.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Didn’t want to leave
It was the perfect place. The lake wasn’t busy. We kayaked every day. It was so beautiful. Julie made the entire booking process so easy. There was plenty of room. The sunsets over the lake were beautiful. As much as I would like to keep this a secret, it wouldn’t be fair. Highly recommend renting this property. You will not regret it.
So glad you guys had a great time, it is a very special place. We are happy you liked it so much :)
We had different people in and out all week. The place had plenty of room and we really enjoyed sitting on the deck and looking out at the lake.
When we arrived we were unsure about parking because there is another large building and found out it is the garage they have that goes with the property. They have many things for people to do with lots of equipment( they have it all listed and then some). Near the garage we could easily park 3 cars and in front of the house another 2 if we needed.
Just about anything you need is provided. We stopped at a grocery store on the way. There is a local small store but if you need lots of supplies it is 20 min or so to get out to a major store so we just planned for it.
The owners are very quick to reply to any questions you have and very pleasant.
Thanks for the review, Pamela. So glad you all had a good time. yes, maybe I should make it clear that the garage is our property...you must have been worried at first that another "house" was so close, LOL!
Crystal Cove Getaway
We had the most amazing week! Lake house was everything we hoped and more-comfortable, clean, and lots of space for our whole family! There is everything you can imagine to do here-kayaking, swimming, hoops, bicycles, ping pong, board games, and s’mores by the campfire, just to name a few! And the loon family was vocal and visited often! Julie really thought of everything and couldn’t have been more helpful. Thank you for a wonderful week-we hope to do it again next year!
So pleased you guys had a good week. Thanks very much for the nice review :)
My 3 sisters & I were looking for a cabin on a lake in New Hampshire for our get together weekend. We used to vacation on Squam Lake when we were kids! This is just what we were looking for.
The house was great & the lake was perfect. Too cold this time of year for swimming unfortunately. Serene, calm & quiet. Wonderful to sit & just look at.
We did have a few issues in the house. Mattresses on all the beds were too firm for us.
It looked like the the oven had not been cleaned, we didn't use it. And the toaster needs to be replaced, didn't use that either.
Over all we enjoyed our time together and it brought back memories of our childhood!
Thanks for the nice review. I’m glad the cabin was what you ladies had been seeking, lovely to re-visit a treasured childhood experience!
Thanks also for the feedback. We have replaced the toaster and will make a point of checking the state of the oven more frequently. This slipped our mind because in the summer it’s rarely used, and the outdoor grill is the main cooking choice. Our apologies about this. The mattresses? Hmm, havent had comments before on this, guess it’s a personal preference, very sorry it didn’t work for you.
Thanks again for choosing Crystal Lake, all the best! Julie
This cabin gave us one of the best family vacations we have been on.
We spent the week there with our kids and grandkids, ages 1, 3, 10, 12, 25, 27, and even had our parents (in their 70's) visit for a day. The property is easy to get to, plenty of parking, easy to walk to both entry points for the water and fire pit. The amount of land and privacy of the location makes it seem you're the only ones there.
The cove is quiet and private. My young grandchildren could walk right into the sandy bottom lake and run and played in the water (which they did for hours every day). With it gradually getting deeper, by the end of the week they were venturing out to play and swim in deeper water!
The older kids loved swimming out to the raft. They were able to fish right off the dock, they caught a fish with every cast! We went out on the kayaks and canoe every day, which was my favorite thing to do.
The house provided plenty of space for us all. We loved sitting out on the screened porch at night and playing games. In the living room they have the game of ring on a string which we all became obsessed with once we figured out what it was! Make sure you play it. My kids asked if we could get it at home.
It was a week of relaxation and simple pleasures, and we were all really sad to leave at the end of the week. I can't wait to go back!
Sounds like you guys took full advantage of all the fun things to do. So glad there was something for everyone in your group. Great that you guys had such a nice week, thank you very much for the feedback!
Love Crystal Lake
We absolutely love Crystal Lake. This is our 3rd year renting from Julie, she is amazing & super accommodating. We are already planning our trip next year, it’s become a family tradition! There is so much for my kids to do...kayaking, canoeing, ping pong, swimming out to the dock or just relaxing! The house has plenty of room & the property is a great size. I love that we can have guests up & there is plenty of parking for at least 6 cars. Everyone that visits loves it too! Thanks again Julie for another fantastic year! Talk to you soon about next year!
Nothing makes me happier than hearing that our guests love this place as much as we do. Happy you’ve had another good week there :) Thank you for your nice review!