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Luxurious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Mountain Retreat with convenient lake access.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,284 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Extreme comfort & relaxation throughout; Fully stocked gourmet kitchen.

This luxurious mountain home was redesigned in 2012 with attention to every detail. With our guests in mind, an emphasis is placed on creating an atmosphere which lends itself to experiencing the ultimate time away. Our primary goal is to allow you to pamper yourself in an all luxury retreat getaway. Be prepared to indulge yourself in blissful comfort, relaxation, tranquility, a wide assortment of leisure activities, while enjoying a peaceful vacation experience. We are certain you will leave here with countless memories and endless stories to last a lifetime.

What to expect:

Kitchen: A delightful yet functional fully stocked gourmet kitchen awaits your arrival. Complete with dishes, utensils, linen table settings, Keurig coffee maker, standard coffee maker, toaster, as well as pots and pans. Paper products and household products are provided. You supply the food, and your time away from home is ready for sharing sumptuous meals together with family, friends, co-workers, etc. Enjoy sitting together at the beautiful granite top island or retreat to the outdoors where a table providing seating for eight awaits you, plus additional seating for 4.

Bedrooms: The home boasts four warm and inviting bedrooms. Relax in the privacy of the oversized Master Bedroom while experiencing breathtaking views. The second bedroom offers a spacious design with a king size bed and a second queen size bed located in a separate area. Although not fully private, the bonus space allows greater space for maximum guests. The bedroom on the first level accommodates a queen size bed and is mobility impaired accessible. Comfort, convenience and fully accessible all in one room. The fourth bedroom is located on the basement level. Convenient access to the outdoors and breathtaking lake views make this the perfect room for any guest combination. This bedroom is complete with bunk beds and an additional queen size bed. Who wouldn't want to dream away the night in this delightful hideaway? Bedrooms are designed with your travel ease in mind. There are a variety of individual dressers for your utilization. For your comfort and pleasure, all bedroom linens are supplied and are of the finest quality.

Bathrooms: The home includes four bathrooms. All bathroom counters are of the highest quality exotic granite. The Master Bath is a private full bath, complete with two granite top vanities and full shower. Plush towels and hair dryer are made available for your traveling convenience.

Living Rooms: There are two spacious living areas. Each is tastefully designed and decorated for our guests for any entertaining they may wish to do. Cozy, functional, comfortable, tasteful furnishings lend an atmosphere of style. We strive to make you feel welcome in the home and enjoy your time in a relaxing yet elegant setting.

The home has a natural flow between the indoors and outdoors. Whether you prefer the comfort of an oversized chair or the sun in your face, this home offers the best of both worlds. Cozy up on the outdoor deck near the gas fireplace overlooking the lake during all seasons. View the spectacular foliage of New England's vast and colorful changing trees, watch the ice settle upon the lake during the winter after a glorious day of skiing, or enjoy the splendor of the pink sky as the sun sets on a summer night. Each season has something unique to offer, join us for a visit and you will fall in love with the quaint nature of your surroundings.

A few extra notes: Radiant heated hardwood floors exist throughout the home, the 9' ceilings add an air of spaciousness, and the extra sound insulation in each room provides added privacy. A must while vacationing with others. A finished basement adds extra space to enjoy the home to an even greater extent. The walk-out basement level is equipped with a full size refrigerator. An air hockey table, board games, an Xbox 360, various books and a 55" television is available which provides satellite/sports channels. A Sonos sound system is wired throughout the entire house both inside and out.

Living space expands naturally to the outside with a table providing seating for 8 with additional seating for 4 around a gas fire pit. Additional wood burning fire ring with seating for 4 also available. The perfect place to enjoy everything from story telling, family time, great friends, colleagues, business time or intimate moments.

Washer and dryer are conveniently available for use on the main floor, soap and fabric softener are provided.

Fire extinguishers and second floor fire ladders are provided for your safety in the unlikely event they are needed. There is a portable ramp available for wheelchair accessibility.

There is ample parking for up to 11 vehicles.

We look forward to sharing our home in the most spectacular part of New England with you. We look forward to answering any lingering questions you may have. We sincerely hope you will join us in the mountains for an escape you won't forget.

Thank you for considering our rental. We look forward to answering any outstanding questions you may have.

We sincerely hope you will choose to make your next vacation destination an escape to our home in the mountains. We believe it will be an experience which will delight your senses and renew your spirit.

Access to private shared dock/launch on Lake Winnipesaukee with space for a 26 ft. boat and a Jet Ski, is available for an additional fee of $200 per week. Please be aware that the water level varies depending on the season so please check with the homeowner if you plan to bring a boat.

Boat Rentals are available through:

Fay's Boat Yard in Gilford (less than 1 mile from boat launch)

Thurston Marina in Laconia (about 7 miles from boat launch).

There is a pass available for the town beach in Gilford as well.

Payment Terms & Conditions:

50% payment due upon booking

50% remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

$175 included in total balance due

$99 Property Damage Protection (PDP) fee required with first payment

Check-in: 4PM

Check-out: 11AM


Mountain View Market (1.5 miles)

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a 5 minute drive (3.5 miles)

Bank of NH Pavilion (formerly known as Meadowbrook Pavilion) - 7 minute drive (4 miles): see website for dates of top-named performers

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 15 min. drive (8 miles)

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 11 min. drive (6.8 miles)

Mount Washington Cruises - 15 in. (7 miles)

Looking for luxury waterfront property? Then check out #3698888.

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Dave Rice

I started coming to Lake Winnipesaukee as a kid during family vacations, and have a deep connection to the area. I am a custom home builder and remodeler, who truly loves seeing people have a great experience in the spaces I build.

Dave Rice purchased this house in 2012

Why Dave Rice chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

This property is really an ideal location being just 4 minutes away from Lake Winnipesauke and only 2 minutes away from Gunstock Mountain. When I first saw it in 2012, I knew I wanted to live here. So I purchased the property and did a complete tear down of the previous home. After having built nine other vacation homes, I decided to build this home for myself. I focused on luxurious amenities and all the creature comforts I’d dreamed of. The property offered nice views but I knew it could offer more, so I had a local landscape professional come in and remove some trees to create the breathtaking views that are now offered from every room of the house. After finishing construction and furnishing the home, I realized that I wanted to share the luxurious retreat I had created. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to offer this rental to people from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

With beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee from every room to the abundant living space both indoors and out, guests will experience a relaxing, enjoyable vacation from check in to check out. With easy access to both the mountain and the lake, outdoor activity options are endless.

The house is equipped with an Xbox 360; board games; and an air hockey table; a Sonos music system throughout the indoor and outdoor living space; a deck with abundant seating, fire pit, and gas grill.

It’s a great place to relax with a special someone or a large group. This mountain home is truly a luxury experience in so many ways and during all four seasons.


Gilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3284 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Inside second bedroom space
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , oversized vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom accessible from bedroom and hall
  • All four showers are 5 feet long; Exotic granite top vanities; radiant heated floors; ample lighting; hair dryers; iron and ironing board; and plush towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 -Basement level - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , twin/singles are bunk bed style
  • Master bedroom is on the second floor; 17 x 18 with King-sized bed and a view of the lake from the bed; walk-in closet, attached bath with his and her vanities and 5 foot shower. Second bedroom is on the second floor; 14 x 16 with a King-sized bed and a separate sitting area that has been furnished with a Queen bed. Third bedroom on the first floor is mobility impaired accessible; 18 x 14 with a Queen-sized bed and has direct access to the back deck with views of lake. Fourth bedroom is on basement level; 18 x 11 with a Full-sized bed & a sleeper sofa TV and Sonos sound system in every bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Hardwood floors throughout the home; granite counters in kitchen & baths; LED lighting; extra sound insulation in all the rooms; home is situated on 4.75 acres - tons of privacy!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

Luxurious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Mountain Retreat with convenient lake access.
average rating of 4.9506173 based on 81 reviews

Amazing views and the house was very nice and up-to-date plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I rented this house for Laconia Bike Week. The house is beautiful and waking up and looking off the back porch to that view was just breathtaking. It was only about 12 to 14 minutes to Laconia but enough out of the way that it was nice and quiet at night. Plenty of seating for larger groups and all the beds seemed new and very comfortable. Appliances are all newer and over all the house is very clean. About the only thing this house was missing that would have been great would be a hottub. Already thinking of renting the house for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review or appreciate it I'm glad you had a good time and look forward to having you again. Dave
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Beautiful home for a family vacation -- great, responsive host.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home. What a gorgeous view! The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. We had an absolutely fantastic time. The basement floor is great for a few kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review or always appreciate it I'm glad chose my property and I had a good time look forward to having you again thanks. Dave
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Photos are true to the property. What an amazing view and plenty of room for all. Thank you so much fro sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable! Super close to Gunstock ski area and fantastic view From the back deck, we had 6 adults and 5 kids and never felt like we were on top of one another. The levels were virtually sound proof, so the adults could still have fun after the kids were in bed! The sound system was a huge surprise. It was so fun to crank the music while making dinner together as a family 😀򐀠Worth every penny. Thank you, David!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words that you had about my Mountain House rental. When I built the house I tried to think about the guests that might stay at the home and the ways that I could make it most enjoyable to my guests. I appreciate that you enjoyed the Sonos sound system and the quiet space with the amazing views of Lake Winnepesaukee that I created so that my guests could relax and enjoy in even if it was a mixed group of adults and children. Please consider my rental home for your next vacation or weekend getaway. Dave Rice
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Great place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay for a ski weekend!! Owner was very easy to work with and accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy to hear that you had a great ski weekend! It was great to visit with you and your friends apon your arrival, I hope that you will come back again to the Mountain house or my Lake House rental. Sincerely, Dave
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group stay here to ski at Gunstock. We had a great time! The house was amazing and Dave was helpful with every aspect. Would recommend anyone stay here if they are looking in the area!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you and your friends will come back and stay again. Sincerely, Dave
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Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gunstock Inn
Nearest Ferry
3.2 Miles
Mount Washington or Mail Boat cruises
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bolduc Park Par Three Golf
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gunstock Inn
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Gunstock Ski Area
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Ellacoya State Park & Gilford town beach
Car: recommended

Gunstock Mountain Ski Area & Adventure Park is 3/4 mile away - skiing, snowboarding, tubing in the winter and zip-linig and aerial ropes course and Segways are avail. in summer.

Mountain View Market is 1/2 mile from the house for last minute items, beer, snacks, etc. - both box stores and specialty stores are minutes away. The Gunstock Inn is less than 1/4 mile away with a pub/restaurant, health club and salt-water pool.

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a 5 minute drive (3.5 miles).

Tons of great things to do within minutes:

Meadowbrook Pavilion - 7 min. drive (4 miles)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR 12 miles

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 15 min. drive (8 miles)

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 11 min. drive (6.8 miles)

Funspot (largest inside arcade, bowling & nightly bingo)

Miniature Golf

Scenic Boat rides - MS Mt. Washington - Mail boats

Scenic Train Rides


Rates & Availability

Gilford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
fall foliage
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: 100% refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in date (excludes Damage Protection). No refund provided if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in. We highly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan should you have concerns about refunds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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