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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Charming Secluded Cottage & Lake, True Waterfront, Near to Boston

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Merrimack Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Golden Deer is A Charming, Secluded, Private, Two Bedroom, Seasonal NH Rental

Golden Deer Cottage is your private vacation get-away. This property offers an updated, charming, open concept style cottage on a true waterfront, and unique seclusion at the end of a private road, nearby one of the town's natural areas and many lovely upscale neighborhoods. Cottage amenities include WiFi, washer & dryer, south-side patio overlooking the water, kayaks, and much more!


This peaceful and natural setting is ideal for couples and small families seeking to get away and relax. Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake, enhancing the natural atmosphere and offering worry-free, enjoyable swimming for both children and adults absent the turbidity, wake and noise caused by fast-moving motorized watercraft. The lake is spring-fed with refreshing, therapeutic, clean water. And the property has a crystal-clear flowing artisan well.

Located on the premier side of the lake, you can also enjoy long afternoons of sunbathing and fun on your own lawn and private sandy beach, swimming, fishing, canoeing, pedal boat riding, hiking, walking, rock climbing, wildlife & bird watching, and viewing foliage, followed by spectacular sunsets!

Conveniently located just 35 miles north of Boston off Route 93, it is the perfect place to enjoy and explore New England. Enjoy the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, yet just minutes away are family-friendly, affordable and award-winning restaurants, Canobie Lake Amusement Park and tax free shopping at NH's Rockingham Park Mall. The cottage is also 30 minutes to Manchester and the seacoast, Hampton and Salisbury beaches, and is less than an hour to Portsmouth and Maine outlets.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has owned and offered this preferred Southern New Hampshire vacation rental property since 2004. Lifelong New Englanders, we are design professionals who appreciate the lakeside lifestyle and charm of the era in which this cottage was built, yet we have updated the space with modern amenities and other enhancements that give it today's comfort and convenience. In raising our children at the lake, we understand what our guests may want or need to have an enjoyable stay here. The proof is in the kind thank-you notes that families write us in addition to their guestbook entries, the great reviews we receive year after year, and the many returning guests.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Merrimack Valley

Located just a short distance from the MA/NH border, the cottage is a quick 30 minute drive to Manchester and the Seacoast, and under an hour to Boston.

Nearby are Malls, Golf Courses, Canobie Lake Amusement Park, Verizon Wireless Arena, Museums, Award-Winning Restaurants, Cinemas and other entertainment and shoppes.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Charming Secluded Cottage & Lake, True Waterfront, Near to Boston
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Very cozy and private

  • 3 of 5

This was a very peaceful as well as relaxing vacation! I look forward to staying again in the near future. The property owners are very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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This Place is a Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at the lake, beautifully varied summer weather, splendid visits with friends and family (and turtles). This place is a treasure. Thanks so much for it.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Healing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here - many thanks! The swimming was perfect - water just the right temperature. We loved puttering about the pond in boats. Hiking to natural wonders nearby is an unexpected bonus - the rocks and nearby cliffs are amazing. And the jumping fish... and the heron standing on the shore, bathed in evening light... and the bullfrog crocks at night... and lots of bird song. Many thanks again for a healing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington, MA

Another Wonderful Year on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a second wonderful year on the lake. Such a great spot, and the cottage itself is so thoughtfully maintained and continually improved. We're NH natives transplanted to northern CA, so even the rain takes our breath away. In one sudden storm it was like living under a waterfall, and wonderful weather overall, each day more appealing than the last. Our one complaint -- it's even harder to leave than it was last time!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington, MA

Wonderful & Relaxing Seclusion!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! We spent a lot of time just relaxing and and enjoying the peacefulness of the cottage. The backyard was perfect for the games that we brought with use and the water was great for swimming. We enjoyed a spectacular thunderstorm and some tax free shopping as we prepare our daughter for her first year at college nearby. The seclusion was wonderful and very relaxing! Thanks a bunch!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous week!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for another fabulous week at the cottage! It was a great week for kayaking and enjoying time with family and friends. Just like last year, it's hard to tear ourselves away. We'll look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Boston Logan Int'l at 40 miles / Manchester•Boston
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Windham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 29 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

SPECIAL RATE ANY SEASON: As a preferred vacation rental in Southern New Hampshire for over a decade, each year we offer a 5% discount to guests staying longer than one week. So, visit with family or explore New England longer, and save at Golden Deer Cottage!
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.
Monthly Rentals also available.
Refundable Deposit required on all Rentals.
No NH tax or extra fees imposed by the owners.
We are unable to accommodate pets.
Golden Deer is a smoke-free cottage.
Leaf Peeping Season: September & October - $500/2 night minimum, weekend stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Merrimack Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Italian marble shower (30 x 30)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed
  • 2 standard twin beds, bunked; Fans in both bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Golden Deer has all the comforts of home, including fresh linens and bedding, the above amenities, free Wi-Fi and more, including: Private/on water deck w/patio furniture; UV-block umbrellas; private sandy beach and upland beach; boat dock; swimming raft; BBQ-grill; lobster pot; cable/TV/DVD/Stereo surround sound entertainment system with Bluetooth; portable fans; wood stove; fireplace at water's edge w/complimentary firewood. Available (no charge): pedal boat, row boat, kayaks

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