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Beautiful lake side get away, quiet, and peaceful.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6.

It is an apartment with:

Private beach, dock, raft, rowboat, canoe, 5 Kayaks, or launch your boat. Cable TV, high speed internet, WIFI, 42' flat screen internet TV.

Sleeps 6 - two bedrooms - One with Queen bed, one with two single beds (Can be made into a Queen), and a full size pullout couch in the

family/living room.

106 feet of sandy beach with dock and raft for your swimming, boating, or fishing pleasure.

8' sliding door to patio 80 feet from water's edge.

Central air conditioning

Faces east for beautiful sunrises. Beach is sunny all day.

Eight golf courses are in the region.

Everything provided except beach towels.

Activities - swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain climbing, golf, miniature golf, go carts, bowling, shopping, restaurants, plays, auctions, antiquing, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, 1 hr. to Snow Skiing - Okemo - Mount Snow - Crotched Mountain.

Optional opportunity - To possibly rent 18' speedboat 190 hp with driver for cruising the lake for sight seeing, wake boarding, tubing, and water-skiing. Wake board, and water ski lessons available. All water equip. provided-ski's,wake-board,etc $75/hr

The best of New England awaits you. A quaint New England town with baked bean suppers, antique shops & auctions, fairs and friendly people all nestled in the foothills of New Hampshire. Enjoy your weekends and vacations with deer, fox, Bald Eagles, and Canadian geese as life slows down to a relaxed pace. Four miles from New Hampshire's largest wilderness state park - Pisgah State Park. It's great for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. Twenty four miles to Mount Monadnock - Elevation 3,125' - One of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world.

- Most people are having such a great time - They don't leave the lake.

This abode is located on Forest Lake in Winchester, NH. The Monadnock Region is great for Summer time fun, Fall foliage, Winter activities or Spring time hiking.

- Handicap accessible - No stairs to climb or hills to navigate. 80 feet from the waters edge.

- No running up and down stairs with food plates, etc. The patio and barbecue grill are right outside your sliding door.

- Beach is sunny all day from sunrise to sunset - Some beaches are shady most of the day.

- Equipment provided - Canoe, rowboat, 5 kayaks, life vests

- Optional equipment available for a rental fee - Speedboat, Water-ski's, Wake Board, Water Tubes. $75/hr

- We do have a dog on the premises. Her name is Lady Cassie. She is very friendly and loves everyone.

2 hrs. from Boston, MA (90 mi.)

1 hr. 20 min. from Hartford, CT (85 mi.)

2 hrs. from Albany, NY (100 mi.)

3 hrs. from NYC (200 mi.)

More Details

Bill McGrath
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Bill McGrath

I am one of twelve children. I grew up in Meriden, CT and used to come to Forest Lake every Summer, since 1950. I graduated from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT in 1979 with BS in Business Administration and graduated with MBA in Management in 1986. I spent most of my career as Material Manager for a small company in Bloomfield, CT. My wife and I are currently retired. I am currently on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and was on the School Board and Board of Selectmen.

Bill McGrath purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Bill McGrath chose Winchester

I spent every Summer here, since 1950. I really loved the area and the people. My dream was to retire here. We purchased this property in 1992 and in 2005 we built our retirement home on Forest Lake. It's like being on vacation year round. We hate to leave to go anywhere else.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the lake, the woods, and the mountains. We like the rural character of the area. It's so peaceful and serene. It's like being on vacation year round. We like to travel, but we enjoy the area so much we don't like to leave.


Winchester Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a washer & dryer in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full size hide-a-bed couch in family/living room
  • Twin beds can be made into a Queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Day trips to King Arthur Flour and Vermont Country store in Vermont, also Yankee Candle Deerfield, MA and Kringle Candle, Bernardston, MA, as well as, sight seeing trips to Boston, MA


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful lake side get away, quiet, and peaceful.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful lakeside getaway

  • 5 of 5

We needed a short notice weekend getaway for some rest and relaxation. This rental fit the profile to a tee and was a wonderful place to stay. The owner was great and gave us all the help we needed leading up to our trip and then once we got there. Very friendly and thorough. The house was beautiful and came with everything we needed. We would love to come back in the warmer months to take full advantage of the lake and all the amenities offered. We would highly recommend this rental. Everything about it was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. we look forward to your return visit. Bill & Sandie McGrath
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Stunning lakeside apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Both my husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at this Lakeside apartment. Looking out from the apartment to the scenic views of a beautiful lake just add to the beauty of this apartment. The apartment has everything one needs and more! Comfortable, clean, modern and definitely home away from home. Looking forward to a return visit in the Fall. Bill and Sandra you have a beautiful home thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bill and Sandie for sharing your home with us. I took my wife and 91 year old mother for a weekend, and could not have gotten a better place. We were so impressed with what Bill has done building this home away from home, and also impressed with Sandie's decoration. It was ideal for my wife to unwind and enjoy the view, and my mother named it little paradise. and it was just so. I would recommend this home to anyone that is looking for a place to relax and enjoy. The kitchen, bedrooms livingroom and bathroom could not have been better, thank you again and I (we) do hope to return

God bless you Sam

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning. Bill & Sandie
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A great week on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this vacation apt. It was just as we left it last year, beautifully furnished and cared for. Bill and Sandie are great host.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond my expectations

  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune of staying at this property for an extended term for an assignment with work during the last four months. I couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Your hosts Bill and Sandie have truly thought of everything. The apartment is nicely appointed to meet your every need. The location is truly beautiful. I stayed here during one of the worst New England winters and never wanted for anything. Bill and Sandie are great hosts and you can't find any more honest and descent people. I came here from Texas for work and I hope to return in the future for pleasure. Your going to love your stay, I definitely did.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bart, Thank you for the wonderful review. Sandie and I really enjoyed hosting you and it was great meeting your wife and two sons when they joined you for two weeks. The boys really enjoyed making the snowman and snow lady and sliding down the hill in the snow. I guess they don't get to do that much in Texas. We do hope to see you again someday and we are glad you arrived back home safely. Bill & Sandie
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Schenectady, NY

Our stay was awesome! Beautiful & peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter, Molly, is disabled and the open floor plan design of the home provided great wheelchair accessibility. The kitchen and bathroom were both very well equipped and organized. We were able to enjoy fishing and swimming in the lake, including being able to wheel our daughter right to the water's edge and take her in for a swim.

Bill and Sandy were great hosts and showed a lot of concern and compassion for our daughter's needs. We were pleased with everything during our stay and definitely will plan a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Thank you for the wonderful review. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. You forgot your flippers so I sent them the other day. We will look forward to you returning in the future. Bill & Sandy
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Pisgah State Park
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bradley Intl. Airport (BDL) Hartford/Springfield
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Keene, NH
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Keene Country Club - 8 golf courses in the region
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rt. 10
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Snow, Sunapee, Stratton, Crotched Mtn, & other
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Hampton Beach
Car: necessary

Lake front getaway located on Forest Lake in Winchester, NH. Fabulous fall foliage. Twenty four miles to Mount Monadnock, which is 3,125 foot elevation and is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world. Shopping & entertainment in Keene, NH. Eight golf courses are in the region. Create your own vacation memories with family and friends. If you're lucky, you might see a Bald Eagle cruising the lake looking for a fish to pluck.


Rates & Availability

Winchester Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 29 2016 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - May 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner/advertiser.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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