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In Town Wolfeboro Cottage Caretakers Vacation Home - Near Lake Winnipesaukee

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 3,120 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Walk & Bike to all, Oldest Summer Resort in America

This is just one of 10 Cottages at The Cottages of Wolfeboro, Oldest Summer Resort in America. You are making a Return to Simplicity with these Freshly Updated Retro-Style 1940's Cottages (we have 9 & a Main House) which are tucked away in the center of Wolfeboro Falls – park your car, throw your keys on the dresser and never have to get back in… Free Loaner Bikes and Kayaks available upon request to bike or paddle your way to explore the lakes, mountains, and village ice cream parlors, small boutique stores, waterfront shops, shows, & activities. 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! If you are considering a family and/or group gathering, we can host up to 75 people between our 9 cottages and the Main House which are in this colony.

1. HomeAway Listing #3950469 - 5 Bedroom/3 Bath Main House (Hosting 6-18 people)

2. HomeAway Listing #233156 - 2 Bedroom/2 Baths Large Cottage (Hosting 2-9 people)

3. HomeAway Listing #4369473 - 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Large Cottage (Hosting 2-9 people)

4. HomeAway Listing #4369476 - 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Large Cottage (Hosting 2-9 people)

5. HomeAway Listing #4369474 - 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Medium Cottages (Hosting 2-7 people)

6. HomeAway Listing #4369475 - 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Medium Cottages (Hosting 2-7 people)

7. HomeAway Listing #4369479 - 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Medium Cottages (Hosting 2-7 people)

8. HomeAway Listing #4369477 - 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Cozy Cottages (Hosting 2-5 people)

9. HomeAway Listing #4369478 - 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Cozy Cottages (Hosting 2-5 people)

10. HomeAway Listing #4369480 - 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Cozy Cottages (Hosting 2-5 people)

All have well equipped Kitchen facilities, Heat, AC & Ceiling Fans, Free WIFI, Flat Screen TV’s & Cable, & Individual Grills, Picnic Table, & Private Courtyard in front of each cottage complete with Adirondacks. We also have 2 Community Fire Pits for evenings and the most amazing Tire Swing in New England. 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.

First opened in 1938, 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. Since buying the property in 2008, we have worked hard to retain each cabin’s nostalgic ambiance while ensuring your comfort. Cottages are freshly decorated, and electricity, plumbing, and all systems have been updated while preserving period character.

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 Crescent 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 derby’s 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 semi-private 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, Summer stock 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 mill way, Idle chat with the locals, Breakfast in the Wolfeboro Diner, Antique Boat Shows, Village Shops, Hiking, Biking, Water Skiing, Scuba, Sailing, Windsurfing, Skin Diving, Hiking, Caving,... 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

This Cottage is 3-5 minutes 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

More Details

Property Manager
David De Jager, Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 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 Wolfeboro

This is one of the last surviving Cottage Clusters in the area. We can host up to 75 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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Cleaning Fees: 10/1 to 04/30 $249, 05/01 to 09-30 $299
  • Linens & Towels: Optional - You can save the money by bringing your own or we can provide them for $20/Person for 7- People, 7+ people is $149 flat.
  • Additional People: $20/Day over 14 people, maximum $80 per extra person. Cots & Cribs are a flat $25 for your stay.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Full Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Full Bath with Tub - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor Full Bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 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
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:
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

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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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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: July 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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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: August 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

Activities for Every Age within a Short Walk, Bike or Paddle... Wolfeboro is a lovely historic quaint New England community 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning May 1 - Oct 31 $299
Linens&Towels (Optional) $149
Cleaning Nov 1 - Apr 30 $199
Tax Rate 9.0%

If this Cottage doesn't fit you, have a look at our 9 others on HomeAway (Listings Below) with prices ranging from $99/night to $499/night. Just ask for suggestions as I love helping you find the best solution for your group.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS (WILL MAKE PRICE ADJUSTMENTS ON BOOKING)
1. LINENS & TOWELS - $10/PERSON/STAY
2. COT &/OR CRIB RENTAL - $10/STAY
3. COTTAGE LOFT USE - $50/STAY
4. EXTRA GUEST (OVER BASE OCCUPANCY) - $10/PERSON/NIGHT (MIN $30)
5. PETS - $10/PET/NIGHT (MIN $30) (SEE RESTRICTIONS)
6. EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECK-OUT - $20/HOUR (2 HOUR MAX)

REQUIRED FEES:
1. STATE ROOM TAX 9%
2. POST DEPARTURE CLEANING FEE: $50-70/STAY

3 COTTAGE SIZES – 3 OF EACH (all with lofts) and our Main Victorian Home (host 75 overall):

1. 5 Bedroom/3 Bath Main House (Hosting 6-18 people) HomeAway Listing #3950469

2. 2 Bedroom/2 Baths Large Cottage (Hosting 2-9 people) - HomeAway Listing #233156
3. 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Large Cottage (Hosting 2-9 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369473
4. 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Large Cottage (Hosting 2-9 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369476

5. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Medium Cottages (Hosting 2-7 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369474
6. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Medium Cottages (Hosting 2-7 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369475
7. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Medium Cottages (Hosting 2-7 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369479

8. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Cozy Cottages (Hosting 2-5 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369477
9. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Cozy Cottages (Hosting 2-5 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369478
10. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Cozy Cottages (Hosting 2-5 people) - HomeAway Listing #4369480


NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE MAIN HOUSE

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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