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In Town Wolfeboro Cottage Caretakers Vacation Home - Near Lake Winnipesaukee

Sleeps75
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
75
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Walk & Bike to all, Oldest Summer Resort in America

Return to Simplicity - Drop your keys in the drawer and walk or bike to everything for the rest of this stress free vacation. This Victorian Home was formerly the Caretakers Quarters for the 9 Quaint Cottages located behind it (which are rented separately and may be available if you need more space for additional family members...See our Website at CottagesNH.com). It is a 3-10 minute walk to most all your vacation needs.

Every age is entertained while walking to ice cream parlors, small boutique stores, waterfront shops, shows, & activities. We have free loaner Bikes & Kayaks. there are 3 free broad sand public beaches and 3 free boat launches on 3 lakes within 5 minutes … activities for every age without having to get back into your car!

Wolfeboro has that Norman Rockwell ambiance. a quintessential small town with the activities, amenities and ambiance that you would hope for. It has a great schedule of free events, (concerts, craft shows, carnivals, sidewalk days, fishing derbies, fairs, book signings, antique boat shows and races, canoeing, kayaking and sailing races, etc.). There is also a brand new hospital, diverse shopping and conveniences to service your needs.

When the Berry's first opened in 1938, it was a time when automobile vacations were still new, exciting and just a little bit dangerous. Weary city dwellers could escape hot urban summers and call a little piece of the country the Oldest Summer Resort in America. Couples and families played horseshoes and tossed balls under tall trees, enjoyed lake pleasures, entertainments and shopping in the village, and returned to their cottages for socializing and well-earned sleep at night.

Boaters Paradise: Boating: For our Boaters... NH requires all drivers of boats and water vehicles to have a license. Multiple Marinas are just a short distance away for boat rentals or service. Free Public Boat Launches are just 5 minutes away to get on Crecent Lake, Wentworth, or Winnipesaukee) Recreational trips abound with many private calm water coves or boat to an evening dinner engagement on the lake. 36 miles in Length and over 100 miles of shoreline, 365 Islands, depths to 350 feet and fishing derbys year-round. Sailing adventurists love the winds of the broads and regattas throughout the summer.

Spectacular Golfing: Golf: Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, LLC New Durham NH 03855 is an Exclusive private golf club named one of the top ten new private courses in America by Golf Digest. Full service clubhouse, golf shop and practice facilities. Limited memberships and outings available. Kingswood Golf Club, Inc. Wolfeboro NH 03894 is a 19 hole championship semi-private golf club open to the public. Call for tee times. Restaurant, driving range, practice area, fully stocked pro-shop. Dan Botelho, PGA Lessons. Ridgewood Country Club Moultonboro, NH 03254 is a semiprivate course located in the heart of the Lakes Region. Offering: complete pro-shop, rentals available; cars/carts/clubs, driving range, putting green & the Overlook Tavern. Where you are always welcome!

Norman Rockwell Country Summer: Outdoor Free Concerts in the Park, Summerstock Theater, Town Hall Clock Tower Chimes, Church Bells, Craft and Country Fairs, Free Parks and Fields, Playgrounds, Tennis Courts, Golfing, Sipping a beer on the waterfront, Old Fashion Ice Cream Vendors, Walks along antique Waterways, Waterfalls by the old millway, Idle chat with the locals, Breakfast in the Wolfeboro Diner, Antique Boat Shows, Village Shops... so many pure and refreshing simple pleasures. Come and take it easy for a while.

Make new memories: swimming, fishing, boating, art, food, culture, entertainment, shopping

The Cottages are close to

• Beaches, boat launches and marinas

• Galleries and Restaurants

• Bike trails and Hiking paths

• Shopping, Theater and Music Festivals

• Museums: New Hampshire Wooden Boat , World War II Wright, Libby Natural History

And within an hour’s drive of

• The White Mountains

• Outlet shopping

• Atlantic coast beaches

• Railroad stations and airports

Please go to CottagesNH.com to book or for pictures, rates, availability and floorplans for all 9 of our cottages in the back.

More Details

Property Manager
David De Jager, Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About David De Jager, Owner

We are blessed with 4 amazing young inquisitive children and the privilege of living in this GORGEOUS area with so many natural and healthy activities and surroundings. 40 years of local experience give us the insight for nuances not normally offered to visiting guests.

David De Jager, Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why David De Jager, Owner chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

This is one of the last surviving Cottage Clusters in the area. We have just added the Main House to the availability which can host up to 18 people. This used to be the predominant method of travel for thousands of weary city dwellers escaping the heat, noise and smoke of the summer to arrive by train, carriage and boat to these shores. Most other colonies have been dismantled or sold for condominiums, but we endeavor to preserve this pure and healthy traditional form of family vacations dating back to the 1920's when travel was just a little bit edgy and vacation was in it's advent. Come experience a nostalgic piece of history and see if you don't agree with so many others who feel they have re-discovered something forgotten deep inside them.

What makes this house unique

Having lived here over 40 years, I can help you plan Hiking, Biking, Water Skiing, Scuba, Sailing, Windsurfing, Skin Diving, Hiking, Caving, Free Concerts in the Park, Summerstock Theater, Town Hall Clock Tower Chimes, Church Bells, Craft and Country Fairs, Free Parks and Fields, Playgrounds, Tennis Courts, Golfing, Sipping a beer on the waterfront, Old Fashion Ice Cream Vendors, Walks along antique Waterways, Waterfalls by the old millway, Idle chat with the locals, Breakfast in the Wolfeboro Diner, Antique Boat Shows, Village Shops… SO much more depending on what you can pack in… Please have a look at our reviews which have shown these sentiments.

Amenities

Wolfeboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Full Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Full Bath with Tub - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 75
  • 2nd Floor Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    1st Floor Master - 1 double
    2nd Floor Guest 1 - 2 queen
    3rd Floor Bunk & Game Room - 4 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Guest 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
ADD FRIENDS UP TO 75 PEOPLE - I believe you will really love it here with everything within walking distance. Our guests tell us this is a wonderfully easy place for family & friends to spend time together & get to know one another while maintaining their own space, that this is the perfect setting to build connections which are shut out by today's world of indoor life. So often, we go to work & come home, close the front door or garage door & never have that communal experience of knowing those around us like the communities our grandparents spoke of before computers, television, and electronic games. People naturally create an intimate "neighborhood" while visiting each other’s "homes", then sharing meals, walks to various activities around town, to waterfalls, lakes, beaches or events, shops, restaurants & pubs around town & on the Harborfront. Sitting in one of our bench swings or gathering in the Adirondacks by an evening fire are great community & relationship builders. ASK US

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

In Town Wolfeboro Cottage Caretakers Vacation Home - Near Lake Winnipesaukee
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

The property is amazing. Home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

I would highly recommend the Cottages at Wolfeboro. The owners go out of their way to provide a wonderful experience. When we were in need of another high chair, they provided it immediately. They brought games to the house because they thought we would enjoy the family entertainment. The house is clean and homey and it provided a very relaxed atmosphere for our family. There were 18 of us in the main house and it never felt crowded. The activities in Wolfeboro our endless. We did rock/trail climbing, boating, skiing, tubing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, played at the beautiful state parks and beaches and the list goes on and on. Another thing we loved about staying in the Main house were the wonderful families we met that stayed on the property in the cottages. The overall experience was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks... we love our families who come to get away from the Techno laden world and re-connect in a location that has preserved the benefits of ages past... with a focus on nature, exercise, group enjoyment and interaction that builds lasting family identity. This drives us to service and we are so glad that came through... I hope we can have you back again soon. Sincerely, Dave & Wendy
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5

Great house, wonderful location & amazing hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the Caretakers House. It is so conveniently located – walking distance to downtown Wolfeboro, the bike/ walking trail, stores, and more. The house was great with plenty of room to spread out and it is beautifully furnished and exceptionally stocked with everything you might need! There were so many lovely touches from the fresh flowers to the sweet welcome note on the chalkboard. The managers of the property were so friendly and had tons of great suggestions for things to do, places to go, etc. And the kids LOVED the tire swing and their giant top-floor room with the balcony! A perfect place for a family trip! We only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenn, thank you so much for your kind review. We have gotten such encouraging words form all of our guests and are excited to see what memories are build for family and friend groups who come to stay in this unique location. People tell us this has been a unique setting so different than hotels or motels of today. They say this is the perfect setting to build connections which are shut out by todays world of indoor life. So often, we go to work and come home, close the front door or garage door and never have that communal experience of knowing those around us like the communities our grandparents spoke of before computers, television, and electronic games. People naturally create an intimate "neighborhood" while visiting each other’s "homes", then sharing meals, walks to various activities around town, to waterfalls, lakes, beaches or events, shops, restaurants and pubs around town and on the Harborfront. Sitting in one of our bench swings, lounging in hammocks or gathering in the Adirondacks by an evening fire are great community and relationship builders. I believe you will really love it here with everything within walking distance. If you are considering coming back again next year, don’t forget to click the Boating, Hiking, Fishing, Dining and other links at the bottom of our HomePage at CottagesNH.com to see a wide variety of Activities, Attractions and Events for kids, singles, couples and the adventurer in you. Let me know if I can encourage you to come again next year. Thank you, Dave
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
MHT Manchester, NH
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Short 5 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Portsmouth Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kingswood
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Dover Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Short 5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Gunstock
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Brewster
Car: necessary

Wolfeboro is a lovely historic quaint New England communities located at the eastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee providing astounding summertime activities including a power boating, sailing, snorkeling/diving, tubing, hiking, water/snow skiing, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, biking, motorcycle touring, flying, touring, and many others. The area also has lots of craft shows, antique fairs, summer stock theater and country fairs throughout the summer. It is a 5 minute walk to Wolfeboro Village for shopping, a 25 minute ride to Laconia for water parks and other children activities, and a 45 minute ride to Meredith. You can walk to the docks to take the Mount Washington Cruise Boat from Wolfeboro Bay to any other part of the lake (Center Harbor, Laconia, Alton, Meredith) or relax in a canoe or kayak in back bay. Don't miss this opportunity to relax and absorb the 'Golden Pond' Mystique in classic Norman Rockwell style.

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Rates & Availability

Wolfeboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,393
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring 2017
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$339
From
$379
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,373
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$379
From
$419
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,653
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$419
From
$459
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$379
From
$419
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,653
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$339
From
$379
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,373
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$419
From
$459
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$269
From
$309
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas&NewYears 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$419
From
$459
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Off Season $199 + Tax
Linens&Towels (Optional) $149 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

June to September cleaning fee is $299. Extra Guests over 14 cost $10/PP/day
LINENS & TOWELS: We provide Pillows, Blankets, Mattress Covers, etc, but we like to allow our guest’s individual preference & some potential cost savings - you can rent our starter sets for a onetime flat fee of $149 or 10PP/Stay if 8 or less people (half our laundry cost only) if you would like. If you elect to bring your own Linens, they MUST BE USED. Penalty for not using linens is $25/bed (our laundering costs for Mattress Protector, Bedding & Pillows). We do not offer towel exchanges and so you would be wise to bring outdoor & supplemental towels from home if you thing you will need extras (there is a laundromat right next door). Remember to bring Sheets, Pillowcases, and Extra Towels (Beach, Bath, Kitchen, Hand towels, etc.) Because our mattresses have been special ordered, they are extra thick, and so I would advise bringing one size larger than the bed to insure adequate fit (ie: for a single, bring a full; for a full, bring a queen set of sheets, your king sets should be fine.)

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