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Cozy 3BR Center Barnstead House on Lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Center Barnstead, New Hampshire

For your next vacation, come escape to this lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on the lake. There's enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests here, so it's a fantastic size for a family or group traveling together. With miles of snowmobile trails, numerous clear lakes and streams for fishing or boating, and an abundance of gorgeous scenery year-round, Barnstead, New Hampshire is the perfect New England retreat for all seasons.


From the moment you first enter the home, you'll fall in love with its majestic cathedral ceilings and spacious floor plan, ideal for socializing with your travel companions. Unwind by the Alpine-style circular wood-burning fireplace in the wintertime, suspended in the middle of the living area with large sliding glass doors in the background, leading out to the private deck. After an exciting day filled with outdoor fun, come home to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen before gathering for a fun family dinner. In the summertime, build a campfire in the fire pit on the property's very own private beach, or make some tasty barbeque on the charcoal grill.


If you're a serious outdoor enthusiast, you won't be disappointed - You'll find endless hiking and walking opportunities around the house, and the largest state park in New Hampshire is only 11 miles away. Hike up the beautiful Mount Major for some incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee, or take advantage of the many miles of cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails in the winter. The family-friendly Gunstock Mountain ski resort is only 25 minutes away as well. There really is a little something for everybody here in Barnstead!


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Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include an Alpine-style suspended wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings, charcoal grill, fully equipped kitchen, fire pit, private beach, deck, wireless internet access, and more

- Quiet, serene setting and excellent location - Easy access to state parks, hiking trails, skiing, and more!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2: Full-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed

Additional Sleeping:

- There is a pull-out Sleeper Sofa in the living area


- No smoking

- Pet-friendly - Maximum 2 dogs, 2 cats

- Must be at least 21 years old to book

- No parties or large gatherings

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- No linens and towels are provided for their stay. You must bring your own.

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our week vacation was awesome! The home was more than I expected. Fully applianced kitchen, although the microwave was broken-we made do. The bedrooms are very large , along with the two baths. Nice open floor plan in the kitchen and living areas that open up to a large deck overlooking the lake. Fishing was great! Nice size perch, and bass! My husband caught a bass that he estimated to be 5 lbs - he does a lot of fishing too! The sunsets were beautiful, the morning lake with "fog" covering it -so peaceful. You've got to check out JJ Goodwins too! Great place to eat - 5 minutes away on Rte 28. The water is nice, but murky-my youngest like to snorkel but couldn't see under water. We definitely want to go again next summer!
Aug 2014
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Barnstead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Cozy 3BR Center Barnstead House on Lake!
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 25 reviews

Lovely, but a bit too much "bring your own"

  • 4 of 5

This place is lovely, the location, the architecture of the cabin, the lake, the quiet. People in New Hampshire are so friendly! Our dog had so much fun on the frozen lake and we went on a great hike up Mount Major. However, for the price, there is a bit too much "bring your own" involved in this rental. It is enough packing everything you need to pack to live in a cabin for a few days, food (and dog) included, AND to add linens to this? So, you get there to your nice expensive getaway and have to make the bed. And strip the bed a few nights later when you leave and get home and have to wash a load of sheets and towels. It's a little ridiculous given the price per night and the fact that they have a perfectly functional washer and dryer in the cabin. Also, we arrived after a long drive very excited about making a fire in the gorgeous fireplace only to find that firewood is not provided. So, make sure you bring your own firewood on top of everything else. Good luck fitting that in the car. We weren't there during the summer and would consider coming back for a longer stay, but it looks like it's bring your own kayaks and canoes as well. There's only so much moving in and out I can do before it starts looking less like a vacation and more like work.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Overall had a great stay at this property. The house is a decent size for 6-8 people, with plenty of beds and lounging areas. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, and plates, but I would highly suggest bringing your own napkins and utensils since there might not be enough for everyone. The hot tub in the master bedroom was very nice and easy to use. The closest grocery store is about 15 minutes away so I would plan accordingly with food and other household supplies needed. I would definitely come back and stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall a cozy and inviting property.

  • 5 of 5

We have a family tradition of renting a cabin by a lake for the Thanksgiving weekend. The cabin we had gone to for the past five years didn't allow dogs so we chose this property because it was pet friendly, had a fireplace and was lake front. We cook big meals, sit by the fire, read, play board games and watch movies together. The kids had a blast running around inside and out. The suspended fireplace was amazing. Some of the finishes are a bit dated and there could be a few more kitchen utensils, but the house is clean and the view is great. Overall a fantastic weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a family weekend retreat for my sister, brother in law,my fiance and I. The house was very accomodating for our needs. The lake was beautiful and serene. I would recommend if you want a peaceful getaway. I will definitely stay here again.


  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time, but had some minor complaints.

  • 3 of 5

Super Clean but slightly rundown. Wish they had told us that the water level was too low for swimming. At the end of the dock it was not quite up to my knees and then got very rocky. We had a great time, though as the fishing was good and we had brought our kayaks. We saw loons and great blue herons. The posting says bring sheets, but you might want to bring mattress pads as well, since the mattresses are all wrapped in plastic mattress protectors. (i ran out to Walmart and picked up a couple cheap ones and then it was fine.) The beds are very comfortable. The master bedroom is gorgeous, but it is in the basement which has a slightly musty odor. (Although not everyone in my family could smell it.) Consequently none of us used that room. I wish the room on the main floor had the the other queen size bed as that floor has a bathroom.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betty, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay overall. We’ve shared your feedback with the homeowner so that any possible adjustments are made to ensure guests have an exceptional stay in this home. Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to assist you in booking this vacation home again in the future! Best, The Evolve Team
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Excellent location and home

  • 5 of 5

This lakeside property is has nice sandy beach and several docks to launch small boats or a kayak (not a full-size trailered boat). The neighbors are close, but not too close, and with surrounding trees, it has a nice secluded feel to it and the view of the lake is great. Inside, the house is roomy and well apportioned ...the two bathrooms are great, fully modern with a good shower in one and a whirlpool bath with hand-held shower in the other. . The bedrooms are of a good size. There is an indoor circular fireplace which we did not use, but I'm sure would do well in the winter. The outdoor wrap-around deck is very nice, and entryway doors are nice and wide. The kitchen is good, with a large central island and has a full-size fridge, coffee-maker, etc. and is stocked with most utensils you would probably need for a short stay. Wi-fi is excellent...there is no cable tv, but there is a Roku TV, so there was enough content available for our purposes. Cell phone service, at least with Verizon, was very good. The driveway/parking area is large and can accommodate many cars...we had three families there at one time and still had room for parking left-over. Overall, it doesn't get much better and we hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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