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Secluded Lake House, Private Beach For Swimming or Boating, Kids & Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10, With Lake View, Private Beach, Pets Welcome

This home is the perfect place for families with pets and kids who want to get away from it all. The house is located off a dead end road with very little traffic and has a wrap-around driveway with off-street parking. Nubanusit is a clear and clean lake with a sandy, rocky bottom - great for boating, fishing, and swimming. The majority of the shoreline is an undeveloped nature preserve, and you may have the lake to yourself during the week.

Ground floor:

- Master bedroom with attached study with lake view

- Enclosed, screened porch with seating and lake view

- Roomy living room with cathedral ceiling and wood stove

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Washer and dryer, all linens provided

- Wireless high speed internet, TV, VCR & DVD

- Full bathroom


- Two bedrooms with lake view upstairs, each with twin beds.

- One bedroom with a queen bed upstairs

- a sitting area with a fold-out futon that can be used as another sleeping area

- Full bathroom


- BBQ grill and picnic table

- Private sandy swimming area

- Boathouse and boat launch, 2 kayaks and a canoe with paddles provided

- Expansive, wooded property

- Wild blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries

- Rope swing across the lake

- Wild loons, eagles, and otters live on the lake

More Details

Kathryn Hulick
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Kathryn Hulick

The Hulick family has been coming to Lake Nubanusit since Sunnie and Charlie Hulick purchased the property in 1970 as their retirement home and a place for family vacations. Charlie was in the foreign service, and they moved from France to Germany and back to the States as their son David and daughter Diana grew up. You can still find reminders of their international travel in the house if you look around! Now, David resides in a small NH town just 30 minutes away from Lake Nubanusit. His children and grandchildren get together every year during the summer to enjoy the lake.

Kathryn Hulick purchased this house in 1970

What makes this house unique

Lake Nubanusit is a well-kept secret. Most people in New England have never heard of it -- and instead travel to the lakes region farther north. Since most the lake shoreline is a nature preserve, you won't find very many other people out on the lake most days. Also, the lake has exceptional water quality with 50 foot visibility and a rocky, sandy bottom. A pair of nesting bald eagles has called the lake home for about ten years, and if you're lucky you'll see them circling overhead or even catching fish.

One of our favorite things to do at the lake house towards the end of the summer is to kayak or canoe across to the nature preserve and pick blueberries. You won't believe how big and juicy those wild blueberries get! We also love hiking mount monadnock, or visiting the shops in nearby peterborough, nh.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All of the information listed was accurate, and the house was immaculate when we arrived. Linens and kitchen ware were all available as described as well. This was the most relaxing vacation I've had in a long time! The quiet was fabulous. I loved canoeing out to see the eagle's nest and watching the kids use the rope swing. Kayaking was also great fun. My grandkids really enjoyed the nice sandy swimming area and hardly left the water the whole time.
Aug 2011
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Hancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Personal Floatation Devices must be worn when using the kayaks or canoe.
  • Please follow the terms of the attached Rental Agreement.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , On the ground floor, attached to a study and full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Upstairs sitting area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The upstairs sitting area futon converts to a 2-person bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Secluded Lake House, Private Beach For Swimming or Boating, Kids & Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.428571 based on 15 reviews

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with our two children, their partners, and 2 children ages 8 & 10, and could not have been happier. We will definitely be coming back. The house is comfortable and spacious, and has a very well equipped kitchen. It has a time worn charm, but with all modern conveniences including two large full baths. There are more than enough towels, pillows, linens, dishes, life jackets, etc. This is not a luxurious place by any means, but it is casual, comfy, and located on the best lake in state. The kids had a blast swimming in the backyard, especially with the Spanish Island (aka The Donut). Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your vacation! We're happy to have you back next year. Thanks for posting such a nice, thorough review for other guests.
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Takoma park, MD

Family treasure

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two weeks at the Hulick family cottage in June and July of 2016. We had one of the nicest family vacations of our 45 years together. The Hulicks have a mission: to preserve, improve, and share a family cottage that makes brilliant, lasting memories. It's quirky and unique. It's not a glossy AC'd condo on Lake Winnipesaukee. It's an authentic 115 year old, wood-paneled, old-wiring, big-windowed, solid house in one of the most beautiful places in NH. Contrary to some of the earlier reviews, it was neat, clean, and well kept. Wonderful flowers, pleasant little beach, and a family who care for it who are gracious, welcoming, and responsive--all of them. Paying rent you feel like you're helping them with their mission and are grateful to do so.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We'd love to have you back next summer.
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West Barnstable, MA. Cape Cod

Our BIG CHILL week

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week I had at the house.The house was shared by 8 other good friends with a day visit from 2 more. We were all friends back in the 60's and had no problem with conversation. Lots of stories were retold and new ones heard. The weather was the best, possibly of the whole summer. Some of us took daily hikes on the trails nearby while most of us were happy to enjoy time by and in the water. Every couple took a night preparing dinner (the kitchen was very well equipped)and on our last night we went to the Waterhouse in Peterborough which we would all highly recommend. The fact that we had 3 dogs to share in the adveture was an added bonus. They loved running up and down the trail to the beach and hunting for the chipmunks that lived in the rocks by the water. It was so peaceful and relaxing , especially at sunset annd again in bed listening to the call of the loons. The house was perfect for our group and I look forward to a revisit. Thank you so much for this opportunity to relax, laugh, and spend quality time with old friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good but not Great

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful property on an amazing lake. However, the house is in desperate need of a top to bottom cleaning and has obviously not been cleaned in a long while. If you have good weather and don't intend to spend any time inside the house you will have a great time! The amenities provided are ample enough but the majority of the beds are rather uncomfortable and desperately need to be replaced. With that being said it would take very little money and work to make this an amazing place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your feedback on your stay at Nubanusit lake! A cleaning service visits the house after every stay, and we are sorry to hear that the cleanliness was not up to par for your visit. We will make sure to address this in the future. It is an old house, and we are working to fix and replace furniture and other features a little at a time. Your opinions will help us to continue to improve the house for other visitors.
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Wonderful for family vacations

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this house for five years with our children and grandchildren from CA, Denver and Brooklyn. Its a perfect spot for our family vacation. The lake is clear as a bell,quiet easy for little children to get in from the shore, fun for everyone to swim out to the raft (though there are lifejackets of every size in the boathouse). Everyone learned to kayak and canoe across the lake to the kids favorite activity--the rope swing. For rainy days there are lots of games in the living room, books galore for the adults. Kitchen is well fitted and washing machine and dryer helpful for towels and sheet which are all provided. Owner and family are welcoming, and take care of anything needed right away. Lots of bedroom, gas grill, firepit for smores etc.

The surrounding area is beautiful; trees, loons, dirt roads for running and biking, a small nature center just up the road.

Between Keene and Peterborough where there are excellent restaurants, shopping etc.

Both the adults and all the kids look forward to coming each year-even if it's the day they come back from camp.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Nubanusit Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at this rental! My husband and I, and four adult children in their twenties, enjoyed the sun, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, rope swing, elephant rock, eagles nest area, serenity and perfect sized beautifully clean lake. We enjoyed the spacious floor plan, decor, architecture and furnishings of this home. They were unique, and helped us to imagine that we were vacationing in an earlier time period at this house that was originally built in 1901. We took advantage of the area climb of Thumbs Up Mountain in Hancock, the town center library where we printed our fishing licenses, and the cute general store. Mount Monadnock climb was 30 min. away. Peterborough was a great artsy little town to visit with many shops, oil and vinegar tasting shop, chocolate shop,museums( we visited Mariposa), a Peterborough Players theater( we did not have time, would attend another time). We spent most of our time on the lake, but could have spent more time in town, even Harrisville if rainy. The owners were very helpful answering any questions I had. We are always worried about my daughters allergies to dogs and cats- we were happy not have issues with this at all. The internet worked fine.You can see the lake from the house.We were not sure about this before arriving but it was fine.( I actually saw great fire works on the lake from the living room window) Enjoyed doing yoga in front of the house on the lawn, and at the lakeside lawn and boat ramp area. We brought our own two sail/kayaks which worked great on this lake, not too windy or choppy as we had experienced on Lake George, but really good here. Other pretty sail boats were out and nice to watch. Appreciated having use of the owners boats;two single, one double seat kayaks, and a canoe to tour around the lake, and into Spoon Pond which touches Lake Nubanusit. We rented a paddle board for the week on the way to Peterborough at Eastern Mountain Sports and while out that way picked up groceries at Shaws( 20 min from the house) We enjoyed preparing our own meals in their equipped kitchen. I liked using their very unique huge cast iron fry pan for roasting vegetables, etc. The coffee maker was great, yet my children wanted to bring our espresso coffee maker- plenty of room for this. We did not go to any restaurants but were told of many fine places in the area to eat out. We enjoyed sharing reunited family time here, with opportunity at quiet privacy and moments of shared adventure.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Harlow's Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crotched Mountain Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NH Route 202
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fiddleheads Cafe and Catering
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Crotched Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
Private beach on the property
Car: necessary

Mount mondanock, one of new hampshire's most famous peaks, is 20 minutes away in jaffrey, nh, and is a fun climb for the whole family.

The harris center for conservation is down the street, with hiking trails and educational programs for families.

Explore boutique shops, restaurants, and art galleries in peterborough, nh, or catch a show at peterborough players summer theater.


Rates & Availability

Hancock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

We welcome pets at our lake house. If you are bringing a pet, the refundable damage deposit will be $500. All rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Half of the rent plus 9% NH tax is due with return of a signed lease.
The second half of the rent, plus 9% NH tax and the security deposit, will be billed 30 days before your visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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