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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Beautiful 700 Acre Balch Lake. Relax And Unwind.

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Southern Coast of Maine House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Water front, easy access, four bedroom, (extra queen bed in loft area) lake front vacation home. Three levels of living space. Screen porch, one and a half baths, sleeps 8. Deck and porch offer great sunsets. Pool table, washer/dryer, camp fire pit to cook s'mores. We supply the firewood. Large flat beach to soak up the sun. Great fishing from the dock. We provide bath towels, sheets, blankets, one canoe, two kayaks, large propane grill, paper towels, toilet paper, and eight portable fans to move around where you want them. We take care of trash disposal.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sheila (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Beautiful 700 Acre Balch Lake. Relax And Unwind.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fun for the young and solitude for the not young

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for 4 continuous weeks during the month of July. Since we are from neighboring Massachusetts this provided a home base for my wife and I to enjoy some alone time, while also hosting visits by siblings and for our daughters and grandchildren to spend family time together.

The cottage provided all the amenities needed by each of our many visitors. By far the most enjoyment came from watching our 2 year old twin grandkids enjoy the beach and the pond.

I most enjoyed the early mornings, (the birds start chirping at 5AM), when i had time to enjoy the reflections of the pond smooth as glass every day. No better way to start the day then this beautiful silent setting with hot coffee in hand, digital news paper on the lap top and silence broken only by the occasional call of the loon. Soaked this in for about an hour each day until the silence was broken by the call of the twins, "I want, I want, I want".

We greatly enjoyed the whole experience and thank Chris and Sheila for their thoughtfulness and attentiveness to our comfort and enjoyment. Especially appreciated the pontoon boat ride around the lake with their narrative on the lake and local community. They were perfect hosts.

You can't go wrong renting this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect, 5 kids ages 13-4 never were bored! So you know how happy we were? The house had everything you could need, more then enough room. Most of the time your outside on the lake. Pool table a fridge in the basement and wood to burn at night. Don't forget about Chris and Sheila outstanding , gave us a walk through and answered all our questions. Overall it was a great week for us. Thanks so much for the PERFECT week.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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This hidden gem was ideal for our family

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with what became our multi-family-intergenerational home for a week. Everything in the description of this property is true and more! The owners, Sheila and Chris share their love of this house by keeping it in perfect condition and sparkling clean.

As far as amenities go, everything was there that we needed for cooking, bathing, cleaning, and most of all, lakeside fun and time to relax and enjoy being together. Because this was a family vacation, one of the things that impressed us most was the kid-friendly layout. Keeping the kids, four cousins ages 7-9, busy and entertained was one of the things uppermost in our minds as the vacation approached. If you are in the same situation, Not to worry! The 2 kayaks and canoe, fishing off the dock, the pool table downstairs, the fireplace by the beach, and the games and puzzles kept the kids entertained between their made-up games. As for the adults, we could sit up on the deck overlooking Balch Lake and see the kids down on the beach at all times. This was both fun and reassuring. We were able to get movies from Sheila and Chris's exhaustive collection. Cell phone service and internet were not a problem with the Wi-Fi. In addition to our stay at the house, we also took a couple of day trips- one to the ocean and one to the Polar Caves. This broke up the week nicely. We shopped for food in Ossipe at the Hannefords. The World War II museum in Wolfboro was way beyond our expectations. It is not to be missed, with excellent exhibits covering the war effort "back home" between 1939 and 1945. Balch lake proved to be the highlight of our week, with its lovely reflections of sky and trees. The boats going by were not loud and the nights were quiet. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to family and friends who want to "get away from it all"

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome. Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing week at your Lake House.this house is everything the listing said and more. Sheila and Chris , thank you for allowing our family to stay at your lake house. It is truly beautiful and very well stocked with more than you need. We did a lot of fishing and camp fires at night. The lake is beautiful and relaxing . Like all vacations it went by to fast. We are all looking forward to next year. You are gracious and friendly hosts..thanks again...Darlene ,Mike, Jeff, Marybeth,Livy, Ian, Carrie-Ann Grafton Ma

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation it will be hard to find another place to compare to this home. We felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves through the week and then it came alive again on the weekend. This house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The owners, Sheila and Chris, are very nice people who make you feel welcome....they were there to greet us upon our arrival and there to say goodbye as well. This is definitely a place we would consider renting again. If you do want to get out and explore a bit, there are plenty of things to do within a 2 hour drive....we visited Boston to see a baseball game, Mt. Washington, and drove to the beaches in Kennebunkport. We all enjoyed the canoe and the kayaks as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A memorable vacation which will always stand out as the “house that had everything!” It is by far the best stocked home we have ever been to. The owners went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful time with the beach right outside the door, fishing from the dock and sitting by the fire every night. The location is perfect for getting away from it all!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rt 16
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Knotty Pine
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
King Pine Ski Area
Car: necessary

Beautiful 700 Acre Balch Lake. One and half hours from Boston. Forty minutes from the outlet stores in North Conway. Fifteen minutes from Province Lake Golf Course. Thirty minutes from Indian Mound Golf Course. Fifteen minutes from Wolfeboro and Lake Winnipesaukee.


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A $500. refundable deposit is required. No pets allowed. No smoking in the house. Weekend rates available after Labor Day, contact owner.

Personal check or bank check accepted. A 50% deposit to secure reservation. Remaining balance due four weeks prior to stay. A $500 security deposit due four weeks prior to stay.

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Southern Coast of Maine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Extra queen bed in the loft.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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