|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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!
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!
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!
This home and Lake Winnipesaukee far exceeded all expectations we had for a family lake house experience! We have been waiting for the perfect place and time do a lake house vacation with our 4 teenage kids and our best friends and their kids. I don't think we would ever be able to find anything to top this so looks like we will be coming back. My kids begged if we could rent the house for one more week...none of us wanted to leave!!
This house is so accommodating for large groups and families and is even more beautiful and magical than I could ever describe! One of the top reasons that this trip was such a success was because of such great owners. They are so generous by providing such a comfortable and gorgeous home. Liz really helped to make us feel so at home and was so accessible at all times through the rental process. She leaves a very detailed binder of the area and everything you need to know about the home.
Lake Winnipesaukee is incredible! We rented a boat, brought some floats, and loved using the kayaks that Liz provides. One week lounging on that lake and there was never a dull moment. Wish we could give Liz a hug for allowing us to use her house and creating memories with our family and friends that will last a lifetime!
We rented this house for a family ski trip to Gunstock. The pictures do not do this house justice, it's absolutely beautiful! There were 10 of us and there was more than enough room that we never felt cramped and everyone had plenty of privacy. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and there's plenty of games for the whole family! Liz was very responsive and easy to work with! We look forward to renting this house again soon!
This house was the perfect setting for our fall family celebration! It is comfortable, spacious, and very well appointed. We all like to cook and were amazed at the variety and quality of all the cooking utensils. The views are gorgeous! Our favorite spot was sitting around the outdoor fire pit enjoying the changing colors, the ambitious water skiers (in late October?), the birds, ducks, etc. Liz was amazing to work with during our planning process and throughout our stay. She sent a link to a local pumpkin festival that she thought the children would enjoy. We did plan on attending it, but the children we're so entertained by all the games and toys at the house, we couldn't see any reason to leave our beautiful surroundings. Thank you to the Smolenack family for sharing this wonderful property with us. We look forward to a return visit.
Such a peaceful and relaxing home! With the sprawling architecture and comfortable furniture, the 10 of us could be spread out enough to hardly see one another, yet all gather in the common areas and fit comfortably. The kitchen was well stocked with quality tools that delighted the chef in our group. The lake was calm and peaceful which made the kayaks a pleasant treat for our mid-week visit. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Liz was exceptionally helpful and welcoming. We hope to be back again sometime!
|Cleaning fee for < 4 nts||$150|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
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.