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Lake Winnipesaukee-Waterfront, with own private beach, Gilford - sleeps 5

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5

Newly renovated Gilford, NH cottage, known as Beachfront Butterfly Bungalow. New listing. Romantic cottage with own private sandy beach and spectacular lake and Ossipee mountain range views, literally 12 steps from the water. Cottage includes 2 porches (one screened in). Cottage is very 1930 authentic with original wainscoting in great room, fireplace and restored hardwood floors . It has original sliding and flip-up windows with antique bubble glass. Property is fully fenced and gated. It may be small in size but breathes easily with vaulted ceilings and spacious great room. Has many outdoor relaxing spaces, including a hammock.

Enjoy sitting on the porch and watch the boats from the nearby docks. It does get busy during nice days, but if you enjoy boat watching, you'll love this.

1 bedroom, queen bed with new memory foam mattress. New sleep sofa and cot both have new memory foam mattresses.

Enjoy s'mores by the firepit. Perfect location, just a short walk to the Lyon's Den Restaurant/Bar. One mile to Sawyer's Dairy Bar, Patrick's Restaurant and the Bank of NH Pavilion Concert Center. Also close is Gunstock Recreation Center with zip lines, obstacle course and new mountain coaster. Funspot Arcade, Weirs Beach, Monkey Trunks zip line, Pheasant Ridge Gold Club, Tanger Outlet Mall and mini-golf are also a short drive away. No pets allowed without consent of owner. No smoking. One of the most unique features of this property is that the wind blows across the lake towards the cottage creating waves that crash on the beach every day. The site and sound is very enjoyable, almost like you're at the ocean. At sunrise, the reflection off the lake dances on the bedroom wall.

Overall, this place feels like your own mini resort. The State of NH requires a 9% room tax.

More Details

Maryann Joy
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Maryann Joy

I have a passion for making homes unique and beautiful inside and out. I built a lot of the furniture in this cottage. I fell in love with the beach here and knew that this cottage, which had not been occupied for several years, could be very special. I will continue to enhance it as time and finances allow. I look forward to spending retirement summers here in a few years with my old 1957 wooden boat (also restored, sort of).

Maryann Joy purchased this bungalow in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Gilford in Belknap County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No overnight guests not mentioned at time of booking. 2. No large parties or gatherings. 3. Quiet hours after 9 p.m.
  • 4. Swimming or use of any water recreation items provided at own risk. 5. No pets without owner consent. 6. Please respect my cottage and neighbors
  • 7. If something breaks, please let me know so that I can repair or replace. 8. Do not remove any item from the cottage. 9. Review & sign contract
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly renovated
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Small, but with front-on lake views from a large window. Queen bed.
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Winnipesaukee-Waterfront, with own private beach, Gilford - sleeps 5
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! The small private beach felt like the Caribbean. We loved having coffee on the beach each morning and watching the boats come and go from the marina next door. The home was very cozy and clean. The bed was very comfortable. Maryann was a pleasure to meet and rent from. She added small touches around the house like a bucket of beach towels and firewood. She was quick to respond. The home is located very near two grocery stores, a couple restaurants and shops, and Dunkin Donuts and an ice cream shop is a three minute drive away. We are looking forward to returning again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig & Holly, so glad you loved it! I agree, the beach is very special and I also love watching the boats next door at the Town Docks. Come back anytime.....Maryann
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Excellent place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay, we really enjoyed our time here. Was so relaxing at night watching the boats on the lake and listening to the loons. The screened in porch was our favorite spot to sit and enjoy each other’s company. Maryann was wonderful to deal with, always responded quickly and was a delight to talk to.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little Slice Of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I stayed at the adorable cozy butterfly bungalow on Labor Day weekend and had an amazing time. Maryann was a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating. From the moment we walked down the little path to the moment we drove away we felt as though we had a little slice of heaven during our very short but awesome stay of 3 days. Very quaint, clean, and full of thoughtful touches. Just perfect!! Maryann you have done an amazing job on your beautiful home and we want to thank you for sharing it with us. Anyone who visits the Butterfly Bungalow will not be disappointed!

The Winnie's

From Saco ME

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, cozy and stocked with all you need!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family getaway at the Butterfly Bungalow. The home is very clean, cozy and the owner has thought of everything you need. The kayaks and fire pit were a major plus. The location is very convenient for grocery shopping and close to Weirs Beach - perfect for kids. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Small but cozy cottage. Beautiful lake front beach. Lovely place to relax and watch the boats. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Butterfly Bungalow was adorable!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed! It was so clean and well thought out. There were two kayaks, a gas grill, a fire pit and plenty of places to sit and relax to enjoy the views.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

About 3 miles to Laconia or Gilford center. 4 miles to Weirs Beach. About 7 miles to Meredith.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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