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Charming waterfront cottage with Great view of Lake Winnipesaukee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,835 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 full bath (tub sized walk-in shower), sleeps 5

This cottage is within walking distance to many attractions at 'The Weirs'. We have a new 32' dock to tie up to if you have a boat or decide to rent one. There is a patio down next to the water that has a 3 person swing, hammock, gas grill, tables and chairs, and a Tiki Hut with a small refrigerator. Five stairs and you're in the water. You could spend the entire day relaxing right here. We have two one-person kayaks and a 15' canoe.

Within a short walking distance to the Boardwalk, you will find arcades galore, mini-golf, restaurants, water slides, go-carts, batting cages, and The Hobo Train station for a ride to downtown Laconia or downtown Meredith, each with its many shops and restaurants. The Mt. Washington boat also docks at the Boardwalk and offers themed rides and sunset cruises. There are numerous restaurants in the area as well as Funspot Family Center, named 'World's Largest Arcade' by Guinness World Records in 2008. Take the kids on a two minute drive to the Weirs Drive-in, spread out a blanket next to your car and watch the latest movies.

If you would like to vacation with extended family or friends, we also have a three bedroom home adjacent to this property. See Property #396379 for info on that property.

More Details

George or Gena Winchell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017

About George or Gena Winchell

Retired Police Officer from Salem, NH PD,. 40 years total. Currently live with wife Gena in Atkinson where we have lived for 30 years raising our three children. We have two grandsons whom we have lots of fun with. My wife loves gardening and spends all day in her large vegetable/flower gardens at home.

George or Gena Winchell purchased this cottage in 2011

Why George or Gena Winchell chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

When we saw the "million dollar view" from the front of the house we knew that we had to have it. We bought it from our neighbors in 2011, whom we knew for quite some time as we also own the house directly behind this lake house.

What makes this cottage unique

Within walking distance to area attractions and events.


Weirs Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1835 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Guests bring their own linens. Pillows and blankets are provided. There is a couch in the sitting area on the first floor with a full size fold-out bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is a propane fireplace in the living room for the perfect finishing touch to a relaxing day. If you have a large or extended family, or friends that would like to vacation with you, we also have a 3 BR home adjacent to this property. See Property #396379 for details on that property. No Smoking and pets are NOT allowed in either home.


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Charming waterfront cottage with Great view of Lake Winnipesaukee
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in this lakehouse, and it is the best! The house is charming and very well equipped with pretty much everything you could think of that you would want or need. The waterfront patio and dock is great for swimming, enjoying family and friends, nighttime chimenea fires, and use of the 2 available kayaks or a canoe. The tiki hut has a fridge with freezer and is equipped with swimming tubes, rafts, fishing poles and many other convenient items. There is a relaxing hammock in the upper yard. The views are unbelievable! Very much to do and see nearby. We had family and friends staying in this house and also George and Gena's other house next door. It was wonderful. We definitely plan on being back again next year! Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you so much George and Gena!

Donna Lawrence & family & friends

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna and Frank. It is nice having so many repeat renters that get to enjoy what we have on the big lake. See you again next year
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Best Vacation Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had another great year at the lake and can't wait until next year!! The view is amazing and the house is loaded with everything you need!!! George and Gena have a beautiful place here and I am so glad they are willing to share!! It is so peaceful and relaxing here , you never have to leave!!! If you do decide to leave the property there is so much to do!! Go karts, drive-in, the weirs with arcades, shops, ice cream and of course the Mt Washington, all within walking distance!!! Thank you again and see you next year!!! Kim and family

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage with Breath Taking Views

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time vacationing on Lake Winnipesaukee and boy did we find a gem! This cottage has it all (lake side patio with chiminea for late night smores, tiki bar, kayaks, canoe, tubes, hammock) Anything you could think you would need for a relaxing vacation! My son spent most of his time fishing for rock bass of the dock and my daughter floated on the lake for hours. The views can only be experienced from this property.

The cottage itself was quaint, with all the amenities you need. Also close to all the attractions. Weirs Beach, Mount Washington Cruises, Restaurants, Drive-in Movie Theatre, Etc. were all a short walk. Loved walking down to the beach after dinner for ice cream or fried dough. Also close driving distance to Gunstock Resort, Polar Caves and Outlet shopping. We did it all and made priceless memories. Thanks George and Gena....couldn't ask for anything more, we had a great trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love sharing our cottage and the spectacular views over the lake and the distant mountains. It really is a "Million Dollar view". Helping people create memories is why we have so many repeat families every year.
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Perfect Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED this property. We will be coming back next year! The home is in the perfect location for families with small children.

Weirs Beach is a small, family friendly, quiet beach with plenty of local charm.

We walked down to the board walk nightly to enjoy ice cream at several establishments.

Our children swam the entire time we were there, while my partner and I watched from the tiki hut and hammock. They spent hours jumping from the dock. The back yard is perfect for spending long summer days out of doors.

The owners ensured that we had everything we needed to enjoy canoeing and kayaking, out door grilling, beautiful sunsets and sun rises and cooking large family meals in the well equipped kitchen.

Awesome vacation. Thank you George and Gina!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation and it was wonderful....The home was clean,had all the amenities needed to make our stay so comfortable....The location is wonderful,we rented a boat and tubed and kayaked during the day,we walked to the boardwalk and did smores at night right by the water..We have vacationed for years at the lake but this has been by far our best vacation,thank you George and Gina for that!!! We had one glitch,upon returning home my daughter realized she had left her wallet there,but I contacted Geoerge and he immediately called me back and had found her wallet and he also mailed it back to me by overnight mail,such a nice gesture since we are a 2 hour drive away....Thank you, thank you,thank you Geaorge for everything, we are already planning our return for next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and great for kids.

  • 5 of 5

I was born and raised in the lakes region and know the area well. Weirs Beach is a great place for the kids. All kinds of activities on the Boardwalk to keep them entertained. But I had a hard time keeping them out of the water. They were like fish! My wife and I usually get back to Laconia Over Thanksgiving to see my family. It's always a treat to come back in the summertime. We had our 3 grand kids with us and they had a blast.

The cottage was plenty big enough with all the amenities you would need. George checked in on us periodically to see if we were good, great guy! The views are spectacular. I would recommend this place highly whether you have kids or just want kick back with friends. I hope to get back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Laconia regional
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
HOBO Scenic Train
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt. 3 (Daniel Webster Highway)
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Gunstock Ski area
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Endicott beach
Car: recommended

The Mt. Washington Scenic boat is docked alongside the Hobo Scenic Train station right at the 'Weirs'. Take a scenic ride around Lake Winnipesaukee, or hop the train to either Meredith with its many shops and restaurants or to the center of Laconia. Mini golf, arcades, bars, restaurants and shopping are also within walking distance. The Weirs Drive-in is a great place to take the kids. When's the last time you spread out a blanket next to your car and watched a movie on an outdoor screen? We also have a 3 BR home adjacent to this property for large or extended families or friends that may want to vacation with you. See Property #396379 for details.


Rates & Availability

Weirs Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1700/$2250 wk plus 9% State tax
Check in after 3:00 pm
Check out by 10:00 am
The State of NH has a 9% Meals and Rental Tax. A $250.00 security deposit returned will be returned to the renter after a home inspection on the departure date.

$250.00 security deposit returned with Rental agreement confirms reservation with balance due one month prior to arrival.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full Refund for cancellations up to two weeks prior to arrival date if the property is rented for the cancelled dates. If not rented, loss of security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.