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Japanese Influenced Retreat on Lakefront

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakefront Japanese Influenced Cabin - Nestled in Natural Setting

Contemplative and peaceful escape from the "real world" right on a small idyllic pond. Ideal for a couples escape or quiet family getaway. Leave your cell phone and other electronics behind and enjoy this wonderfully appointed cottage with Japanese influences. Available beginning Memorial Day for only a minimum of a two night stay. Firepit, canoe and kayak available. Will sleep 4 but not ideal for young children. Futons and woven floor mats, interesting artwork and gorgeous lakefront setting make this a place you will want to return to again. Flexible check in/out, truly a wonderful place of peace. Come to write, paint, contemplate nature, renew your vows or just enjoy the beauty of the lake, trees, wildlife and discover your inner peace at Stone Turtle House.

April Ellis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Barnstead Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Futons available with blankets, pillows
    Bedroom 2 - Futons available with blankets, pillows
  • Bedroom 1 is on the main floor, Bedroom 2 is a sleeping loft on the second floor
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Japanese Influenced Retreat on Lakefront
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful lovely lake front house with everything we need.

  • 4 of 5

First of all, April is wonderful and accommodating to our early check in and late check out. All the great reviews about this house are accurate. We had a relaxing time for the three days we stayed there. Be aware that there is no internet, nor cell phone reception in the area. The only reason I reduced one star is the cleanness of the floor. We are used to remove shoes when entering our house, but it is necessary to keep the floor clean to do so. Our socks were so dirty just after few hours, and one can feel the sand on the ground. Other than that, everything is nice and the house has everything we need for a wonderful relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of our best experiences at a rental cottage! Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This property was one of our best experiences at a rental cottage. The waterfront access is just steps from the front door and the beautiful Japanese themed cabin is fantastic…a perfect getaway for couples or families. The lake is beautiful, with wonderful views and fresh water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and boating. There was always a nice cool breeze flowing. From check-in to check-out everything was smooth. We are eager to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, tranquil, and unique home.

  • 5 of 5

This lakefront property was lovely. The view out the open front windows was spectacular. The home itself was extremely comfortable, tasteful, and welcoming in its japanese style. We greatly enjoyed out tranquil weekend here with the fall colors.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quaint cottage right on the lake

  • 5 of 5

The stone turtle house is beautiful. The Japanese design is truly lovely. And the location is fantastic. The only thing I would say is the space is small– my 6 foot tall husband and son bumped their heads a couple of times… this is a wonderful place to stay for a family or small group who are comfortable sleeping on futons.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and quiet with interesting interior.

  • 4 of 5

To make a long story short... I would definitely rent this place again. Although I would recommend looking into traditional Japanese sleeping arrangements as they might not be for everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Emeryville, CA

Japanese inspired lakeside charmer

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a lovely retreat destination you have found it here. Whether you are out on the lake in the canoe or kayak, swimming, or just relaxing by the campfire, you will enjoy the tranquil setting of the Stone Turtle house. Plus there's a nice collection of books to peruse. The Japanese inspired decor is comfortable and quaint. We look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Tilton Outlets are approximately 30 minutes away. Lake Winni is 15 minute drive. Restaurants, sports bars, all major stores, etc. 30 minutes either to Concord or Rochester.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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