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Squam Lake. Great location, fabulous views, classic style, quiet and sunny!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Year round house with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Comes with canoe & kayak


Experience a week, a month or longer on beautiful Squam Lake, made famous by the movie “On Golden Pond” nestled in the New Hampshire mountains. Squam provides all of the pleasures of an old time community with updated amenities. Our house is available year round. In the summer, you can relax and sit on the deck and read a book, or climb the mountains, swim, fish, and sail. Fall is perfect for enjoying an extended summer and the fall foliage! And even winter is wonderful for skiing, ice fishing or cozy weekends by the fireplace. Our house is winterized! Nearby Center Sandwich and Center Harbor provide gourmet restaurants, theater, art galleries, music and browsing.

The house is perfect for families or several couples. Sleeping six, it has some of the best views down the lake and at the mountains. It gets plenty of sun all day long and the afternoon sunsets are a real treasure from a three season porch, open air deck or dock. The house is fully equipped with an updated kitchen, two baths with tub/shower, washer and dryer, fireplace, phone, Wifi internet, gas grill, books, puzzles and a canoe and kayak!

The house is located about half way between Center Sandwich (8 minute drive) and Center Harbor (15 minute drive) and about 2 hours from Boston. Please, no pets or smoking in the house.

More Details

Virginia Armstrong
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Virginia Armstrong

The house was build in 1939 and originally owned by our neighbor's family. Then in 1966 my grandparents purchased the house and enjoyed many wonderful summers with family and friends. It was originally one of the first houses on the point and still has its original charm but with a few updates over the years.

We have been fortunate to keep it in the family and share it with others who enjoy Squam Lake's natural beauty and uniqueness. It is a place to enjoy every season....summers of swimming, hiking, reading, sailing and listening to the loons! The fall foliage and winter seasons are perfect as well. The house is heated and insulated so any winter night one can know they will be toasty warm after a fun day of exploring.

Please call if you would like to consider our home as you home away from home. We hope you and your family and friends can have a special time!

Thank you,


Virginia Armstrong purchased this house in 1966

What makes this house unique

Our house has a 10 by 20 foot long dock for boats. We have launch passes for the Sandwich Town beach and launch area which is located 1/2 mile down the road.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay at Windward, a charming little red house near Sandwich, NH. The house has a sublime view sitting on the shore of Squam Lake and a convenient location to nearby restaurants and sights. We were here October 1-9 and the foliage was beautiful. The house is very well equipped, albeit "vintage", and lacked nothing that we could find. The beds are very comfortable. It was easy to cozy up by the fire with all the wood that was supplied. Hopefully, we will be able to visit again. It was perfect for our sister's getaway. A true cabin on the lake we will always remember.
Sep 2014
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Sandwich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Squam Lake. Great location, fabulous views, classic style, quiet and sunny!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 15 reviews

Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about Windward. It was a perfect spot for our vacation with family. Virginia has thought of everything!! It really felt like we were at home. The location was absolutely perfect, the view fantastic. Would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Windward and it felt like home. I hope you can return for another visit!! Thank you!!
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Perfect family vacation at the Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Windward as a family for the first time, this year, in the last week of August. We fell in love with the house and the lake in the first few minutes. The view is just incredible, and my husband loved having his very early morning coffee watching the sun sparkle on the quiet lake. The set up of the house is great for a family, with a large kitchen, an open living/dining room, a wonderful 3 season porch with gorgeous views, and three super comfortable bedrooms and two full baths. Our son lives nearby, so we were able to anchor his boat on the dock for the week. Virginia provides everything you could imagine wanting, from super soft towels to great cooking gear. One night, the town lost power, and Virginia was on the phone in minutes, helping us figure out what to do. On looking, it seems a bit remote, but the shopping in Center Harbor is minutes away and has everything you might want. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. I'm so pleased to hear that it was a great family vacation. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us at Windward. We look forward to having you back !!!
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Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We love our annual stays at Windward. It is truly our home away from home. Thank you to Virginia who is an amazing owner. She is attentive to the renters and truly cares each person enjoys their stay at Windward. We have left our hearts at the Lake.....until next year....

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your very kind review. It is so special to have your family every year and hear that it is your home away from home. It truely has been a pleasure over the years!! I look forward to seeing you next summer!!
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Beautiful Simple House on Squam

  • 5 of 5

Windward is an immaculate, beautiful house on Squam Lake that was a pleasure from start to finish. We felt very well taken care of in everyway. Virginia is a perfect host and went out of her way to make sure the house was in perfect shape. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to rent a lovely lakefront house on Squam.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad to hear you felt well taken care of and you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you at Windward. Thanks so very much!!
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Found just what we wanted...

  • 5 of 5

We knew just what we wanted—a vintage Squam Lake retreat, both rustic and comfortable, with its own waterfront and a view of the magnificent sunsets to the west; also, a place at some remove from the busy motorboat traffic at the SE end of the lake. We visited 8 to 10 places in our search, but somehow, none matched our vision, other than Windward Cottage.

Windward has simple solitude, without isolation, a wooded setting, through which the lake and mountains beyond are clearly visible. Couldn’t have found a more perfect match to what we had pictured—a comfortably furnished, fully equipped, traditional Squam Lake setting.

Not least of all, the owner is a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review! Thanks for staying with us! It has been a pleasure! Best, Virginia
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Classic cottage on beautiful Squam Lake

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage on a very peaceful end of Squam Lake is where my husband and I have come to relax, recharge and enjoy the quiet for the past three years. The cottage is well maintained and always clean. While wifi is available, being able to unplug and tune in to the beautiful lake and wildlife is what draws us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! It is so wonderful that you enjoy and appreciate the nature and beauty of Squam Lake! It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us over the years :) thank you!
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Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Manchester NH Airport
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-93, Exit 24 Lakes Region
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Corner House Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sandwich Town Beach
Car: necessary

Town of Sandwich....

1. League of NH Craftsman

2. Corner House Inn

3. Sandwich Fair

4. Sandwich Historical Society

5. farmers markets

6. galleries

Town of Holderness - Squam Lakes Science Center


Rates & Availability

Sandwich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 31 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jun 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2018 - Sep 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

$3,250 per week, $ 365 per night
Peak Season Rental rate mid June - August, $3,250 per week.
September and October rate is $2,850 per week.
Long term rentals from November to April is $1,700 per month plus utilities.
Off season nightly rate is $365 with a minimum of 3 night stay
There is a 9% NH Room Tax, plus a returnalble security cleaning deposit of $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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