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Unique Winnipesaukee Island Rental

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + Other, 2.5+ Baths

There is nothing like island living, private and peaceful, 619' clean deepwater frontage, 1.5 acres, on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

5 dock slips in a private protected cove. 1800's oak post and beam, 3 floors, black walnut, cherry, mahogany and fir wood work, African granite counters, custom hand built kitchen, custom built cedar log entertainment system. Covered outdoor living area. Water taxi available upon request.

More pictures available upon request, for more information call.

Further Details: Owner Builder, Steve Buzzotta, owner Island Support Service, serving Lakes region properties for 20 years, As a child I spent summers on Lake Winnipesaukee with my grandparents. It was there my family spent the most memorable times of our lives. It Truly a very special time and place, it was here that I realized I was not alone in sharing these experiences. Each camp on Lake Winnipesaukee holds a great memory for many families. I personally love what these camps mean to people making Lake Winnipesaukee not just one of the most beautiful places on earth, but a truly special place. We are privileged to care for over 200 of these camps recognizing how special they are, from the quaint to the grandest.

For the past two decades we have provided the Lakes Region with unmatched service and support. Island Support is not just a construction company. We are a full service company offering services such as custom carpentry, new construction, complete caretaking, dock building and repair. Our professional staff offers a wide array of essential services. Each customer is taken care of as the need arises. For example, we can build the camp, renovate, repair, seasonal open and close, install the dock, have it ready for when you arrive in the spring, furniture out, water on, filling the fridge, housekeeping and grounds keeping, all the way to complete closing in the fall. As our company has grown, we have not lost our focus on the customer.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Private cove

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was an amazing weekend for us - your home truly felt like our own. It was incredibly special for our family from New York, Detroit and LA to be together with no distraction. We truly will never forget our stay - the setting is magical and we loved everything. Steve you went above and beyond to make sure that our weekend went off without a hitch and we will always be grateful. Thank you!
Sep 2012
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Gilford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed, Crib.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
619' water frontage, property located on a point, 5 dock slips, private, 58' plasma TV, 2 32' LCD, TV. Lakefront. Catering Available.


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Unique Winnipesaukee Island Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Peaceful, Rustic and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 15 other people spent last weekend here, and we absolutely loved it!! Not only is the house gorgeous, but it's expansive and caters to having a great time! It has something for everyone, aside from its updated interior, it has scenic views, 3 docks, a cove to swim in, kayaks, a row boat, a camp fire, a game room, and an outdoor living space.

Both the owner and the boat driver were courteous and wonderful to work with, eager to help and answer questions in a prompt manner.

I sincerely hope to make this a yearly destination.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Island Property

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented this property for a reunion the weekend before Memorial Day and I have to say that we had an amazing time.

The house itself is beautiful, new, spacious, and comfortable, while the property is even more so. The owner was a pleasure to work with and he answered all of our questions and concerns completely.

Because the property is on an island it is naturally secluded and peaceful. Our trip across the lake to the island was short and enjoyable and the gentleman who served as our captain was polite and helpful (even when we were late arriving at the pickup!)

We were on the property early in the spring (it was a cold spring) so the foliage wasn't in full bloom so we didn't see the island in its full beauty, but I can only imagine that it would be even better during peak season.

I'm already planning on holding another get-together again next year and I can't wait to come back.

If you love fun, relaxation, seclusion, water, and comfort then this is the place for you. The only caveat I'll mention is that if you don't have a boat then you'll be trapped on the island for the duration--certainly not a bad thing, but it is an island after all.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southborough, MA, USA

Rustic Luxury in an Ideal Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was a memorable vacation, and well worth the expense. This is a very special, unique property. You've seen the pictures: the house is a work of rustic art, but beautifully functional. It was the heatwave of July 2013, and all my Boston friends were jealous. The water was glorious and 15 steps from the porch which caught the breezes of the peninsula. The guesthouse provided just the right degree of separation for teenagers. The island setting was peaceful but just a 4 minute boat ride to a mainland parking lot, so we never felt trapped. We had some beautiful, dramatic thunderstorms roll in; a cool thing to watch from the porch. Neither adults nor teenagers, nor 6 year old ever felt bored, yet we all returned refreshed. The owners were gracious and trusting. Upon departure, I forgot some paddles that belonged to the Marina, and Steve immediately gave me a boat lift back to recover them. This trip was a privilege and pleasure. Thank You Bev, Jim, and Steve.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel Valley, CA.

A Week We will Never Forget

  • 5 of 5

We found the rental online and were intriguid by the photos. We contacted the owners and they directed us to a website with many detailed photos of the property. It was everything the photos showed and more and was very well maintained. The property is unique and quite beautiful and is accessed by boat within a small private inlet shared with one other property. The owners were very friendly and helpful with us getting set up the first day and following up with us after we left. All of the members of our family that were able to make it, about 20 people, had a place to sleep. There was plenty of kayaking, swimming, and boating during the day. We listened to the loons and frogs during the evening, and it was nice and quiet during the night. Plenty of private places to read and play games. We saw a bald eagle drop down in front of the inlet to the house and carry off a large fish one afternoon as we were swimming. There were a few ducks and ducklings that we saw daily as they swam by. My father took the grandkids to the dock to fish in the mornings and evenings. We all had a wonderful time and we'll never forget this trip. Our family lived nearby when we were growing up and we have great memories of Lake Winnipesaukee when we visited Ellecoya State Park and climbed Mount Major. The lake is absolutely gorgeous with lots of islands and wide open areas on the water, and it is surrounded by mountains. This trip reinforced everything we love about the area and we definately plan on visiting again. I strongly reccomend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful house on Lake Winnipesaukee that I have ever stayed in. The house was gorgeous and comfortable for our large family vacation. The island location was great for spending quality family time . My kids loved using the kayaks , swimming all day and relaxing in the bunk house area with the huge tv at night. I loved the great room area in the main house the fire place really set this house apart. The owners were very helpful and accommodating.I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Racquetball, Shuffleboard, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Horseback Riding, Parasailing, Spa, Mini Golf




Additional information about rental rates

clean, trash removal $500
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.