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Magnificent Sunsets On Classic Lake Front Luxury

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 6 Bathroom, 3-level Lakefront Home. Sleeps 10

Enjoy lake front living and dazzling sunsets in this classic cape home on beautiful Governor's Island; a location well suited away from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough to shopping (both necessary and luxury), dining and all the four-season outdoor activities that Lake Winnipesaukee is well known for.

Meticulously kept, this family-friendly house is located on the west, north-west side of the island which allows for phenomenal waterfront sunset views. 150' of water frontage with a U-shaped dock and jetty and substantial deck space for relaxation. Tiered landscaping allows for dining, lounging and play on many different levels; you won't want to go inside! But if you do find yourself wandering indoors, the sweeping main living level has a well stocked kitchen with counter stools and a recessed sitting area with fireplace. An adjacent dining room seats 8 with lovely views of the water or enjoy your meals in the three season screened porch leading off the kitchen with lake views. The great room is a perfect family gathering spot with cathedral ceilings and a large fireplace. There are two bedrooms on the main level, one with a queen bed and lake views and the other with two twin beds; both bedrooms are served by a full bathroom between them. On the upper level you will find two en-suite bedrooms: one is a generously sized master with a king bed, lake views and walk in closet, the other is outfitted with two twin beds and overlooks the front yard. The upstairs landing has desk space for those times that you absolutely must (but don't want to!) work. The walk-out lower level boasts a media room with comfortable seating in front of a 65" TV... perfect for those few times you venture inside to catch a movie/show on TV or Netflix (included). On the other end of this level, a game area with group seating, an air hockey table & fuβball table await hours of fun. A wet bar connects the media and game areas for ease of serving refreshments. One last en-suite bedroom with king bed finishes off the lower level. All living areas enjoy the convenience and versatility of the SONOS music system.

Being on Governor's Island is not without its perks. Guests staying at the house may access the private beach, tennis courts and children's playground. Enjoy lake view walks around the extensive perimeter of the Island or, for the more adventurous, the interior hiking trails.

This conveniently located rental is in close proximity to a myriad of Lake Winnipesaukee's wonderful activities. Whether you are looking for something to do in the Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall, Lake Winnipesaukee has it all. While we are available for every season, please keep in mind that we are a non-smoking, pet-free rental and are unable to accommodate weddings and large gatherings. Thank you!

**While we gladly accept online bookings, there will be a 3% convenience fee assessed on the total.**

More Details

Elizabeth S
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018


Gilford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main level bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main level half bath - toilet
    MB bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bedroom en-suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lower level en-suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lower level half bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main level bedroom 1 - Lake view - 1 queen
    Main level bedroom 2 - front drive view - 2 twin/ single
    Lower Level bedroom - lake view - 1 king
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - Lake view - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - front drive view - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Magnificent Sunsets On Classic Lake Front Luxury
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Portsmouth NH

Beautiful home in a stunning location - this is the perfect place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week with our children and grandchildren. This home is meticulously clean and the most well equipped vacation rental that we have ever stayed in. The lake is beautiful, the sunsets are amazing and there was plenty of room and activities to keep everyone happy and asking for more. We have already booked our week for next summer!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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East Greenwich, RI

Relaxing getaway in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at this property in 4 years and we can't wait to go back. The house is spacious, beautiful and equipped with everything you could possibly need (including toys for little ones). We just left and the kids are already asking when we can go back! We just love it here!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Amazed from the moment we walked in, and continued throughout stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house and whole property is gorgeous, welcoming and exudes relaxation! Extremely accomodating for any type of family! Many memories made in this phenomenal home!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Can't say enough about how great this home is

  • 5 of 5

We had a family vacation here. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy multiple activities. Everything is so well organized from the kitchen to layout of the house itself. The lake is amazing. The access to it is perfection for the one year old to the adults. There are too many personal touches to add here. We all loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Awesome home and location!

  • 5 of 5

A late review but felt it was necessary. We have rented homes thru VRBO the last several years in NH, FL, and Hawaii and have had great luck. This was by far the best experience of them all. There was 10 of us that spanned 3 generations from 2 years old to 60. Perfect home for all ages. Plenty of space so you never felt on top of each other yet some great rooms to gather like the lower level family room, and the screen porch where we ate most of our meals. Utilized the fire pit most nights and sitting on the dock watching the sunset almost every night was a treat. We only used the common playground on the island once but the next time would probably take advantage more often with the grand children. The owner Liz was terrific to work with and very responsive. Sometimes with VRBO owners, they never get back to you or their information is very outdated but not here. We have already booked again for late this summer and look forward to it already.

You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite House We've Ever Rented!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Krabby Moose is a stunner. So many wonderful spaces, lots of places for all to gather and many places for people to grab some quiet time with a book or conversation. We had a wonderful family vacation there just 10 days ago. The owners are gracious and warm and so easy to work with. We do a family vacation every other year. This was our 8th and everyone's favorite house!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Manchester - Boston regional airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for < 5 nts $175
Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $99

Rental is 100% refundable up to 90 days before stay. If stay is cancelled in the 90 days prior to stay, rental is non-refundable unless property can be re-booked at the same rate (please see contract, upon booking, for more information)

Home sleeps 10 but can accommodate a few more for a nominal fee. Please inquire for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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