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Cozy 3BR Center Barnstead House on Lake!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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. Bring your boat along for some waterskiing, tubing, or fishing, and moor it to the 2 private docks on the property for the duration of your stay.


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!


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


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
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Evolve Vacation Rental Network

Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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 , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
  • 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


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Cozy 3BR Center Barnstead House on Lake!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 19 reviews

Great Lake House & Little Lake

  • 5 of 5

Hello, We loved our stay in your lake house. Cute place, nice sandy beach. perfect for little kids too, water is pretty shallow. Our Lab loved it. House has everything you'll need in it. beds are comfortable but i would suggest bringing an extra blanket. the house stays fairly cool. (great in warmer weather) It was windy and cool while we were there but that just gave us an excuse to use that amazing fire pit/place in the living room. water is city so no bottled water needed. hot water and pressure was amazing. there was a few little things that needed fixing. the bathroom door handle was loose (we found tools to fix it), the right slider door lock is broke (we just used the stick given. standard for any slider lol) suggestions...bring pot holders for cooking. there's one there but it is kinda old. and the coffee maker takes #4 triangle style coffee filters. bring fishing poles (great fishing), the grill is charcoal, there are a few lawn chairs (ours are more comfortable)and it is a private lake so you have to get a lake pass (there in the house by the book shelves) and bring it to the Locke Lake Colony Association. its free. they'll give you stickers for your 'motor' boat and trailer to be able to use the boat launch. they give you a map of lake and where ramp is. Over all we Absolutely Loved this place. thank you again. we'll defiantly rent again! sherry, Alan, Heidi, Skip & Zipper

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice view of the lake, had a blast, but multiple repairs are needed

  • 3 of 5

My kids loved the lake and thought the 4 levels of the home was cool. There's wifi and a fully equipped kitchen. The downside, the docks are quite beat up and borderline safe. I was told a week before my stay that the docks need replacing but were safe. When I arrived there was yellow caution tape across parts of both docks. I was very disappointed. Also, the wooden walkway down to the lake is extremely dangerous and needs to be nailed down or replaced. If you step on certain parts, the other end of the wood will fly up. My 2 yr nephew got hurt because of this. We brought our own kayak, but It would've been easier if there was a canoe or kayak that was already there for use. The rooms are good sized, the tub In the basement doesn't work well so we didn't use. The screen door off the living room needs repairing, it was duck taped. Bring fans because we were super hot!

The property did have a bunch of folding chairs and a fire pit which were very useful. Overall we still had lots of fun even with all the repairs that are needed!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable Week on Locke Lake

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 7 (6 adults, 1 teen and small dog) had a memorable week on Locke Lake. The house fit our needs perfectly with 3 bedrooms and a top loft which had a blow up queen size mattress. The kitchen had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the open floor plan on the main floor giving us ample room to spread out. The deck and lawn space was much bigger than we expected. Our only disappointment came when we saw caution tape blocking the docks. We immediately called the property manager and he assured us that the main dock was safe and the tape was a warning to be extra careful due to some damage that had occurred earlier in the season. The main dock was very stable and we never felt in danger. We brought a fishing boat, a large 2 person inflatable lounger, and 2 kayaks. We also rented paddle boards for 2 days (life jackets included)from SUP-NH Paddleboard Rentals in Alton Bay. (Free delivery and pick up.) We all enjoyed the peaceful lake tremendously. We used the fire pit every night. There is a Hannafords about 15 from the house and a great pizza place called Jack’s. We also brought our own Coleman mini camping grill to make cooking easier. Lake Winnipesaukee is only 30 minutes away. We had an amazing dinner on the water at Garwoods in Wolfeboro and also traveled up to the White Mountains to drive the Kancamagus Highway. So much to do and see ...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lake House with Personality

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this clean and spacious chalet. We were 4 adults and 2 teenagers.

The large deck is very inviting and comfortable with a peaceful view of the lake - a good place to relax, read, eat lunch, chat......loved not only hearing the loons but seeing them on the lake along with mallards and their baby ducklings.

In the kitchen, we found everything we needed when we cooked in some evenings. There is a good Hannaford Supermarket a short distance away in Alton that was very convenient.

We brought firewood and one evening made a fire in the pit near the lake while we watched the fire AND the fireflies lighting up in the dark.

We brought blow-up tubes to paddle around in the lake - did fly fishing from the dock and at a nice deep spot the beginning of the lake near the boat launch.

The 3 bedrooms on the lower, middle and upper levels were very private with 2 queens, 1 double and a large blow-up queen mattress. We didn't use the pull out sofa in the living room because we wanted the privacy of the bedrooms.

As a bonus, we were delighted to find a farm close by that had recently opened for blueberry picking.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house had everything we needed and we had a wonderful stay here.

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything we needed and we had a wonderful stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best houses

  • 4 of 5

We are a family with 3 kids. We loved the house, very clean and cozy. The location was perfect, and the lake view was amazing. The only downside is no boats or kayaks available, other than that it is one of top 10 houses in the area.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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