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Summer Cottage on Secluded Lake

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Strafford - Akins Cottage

2 bedrooms, 1 bath Full shower, sleeps 6

This is a four season home on a quiet secluded spring fed 100 acre pond. The views are beautiful and the swimming and fishing are great. Close to 3 major cities for things to do. The perfect get away for the stress of city life.

Soon to come: We will be having new cabins built sometime in the future. They will be in a very private and quiet location in Warner NH near MT Sunapee for skiing in the winter and Lake Sunapee in the summer, only a 10 min. drive. With hiking and fishing near by. You can email for further info. Thank you, Wayne and Autumn

New deck, views: We have added a porch across the front of the cottage. A great place to sit and take in the sun set and look over the water only 10 feet away.

Artesian well: No need to bring your own water the water is great

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Wayne Akins
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2016
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based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Summer Cottage on Secluded Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time here. It was so much better than the pictures. The owner was wonderful and welcoming. We felt right at home. It had everything we could have wanted or needed. We hope to go back next summer for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal that people feel happy upon arrival and when they leave that they have spent time at one of the best places ever with looking forward to returning. Wayne and Autumn
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Quiet Tranquility at Wild Goose Pond

  • 5 of 5

We have found no better place to relax, retreat, and refresh than at this welcoming cabin on Wild Goose Pond. Right on the water, you can fish, swim, take a boat ride, kayak, etc. And then at the end of the day, stay tuned for the most amazing sunsets. The cabin has everything you need and the "campsite" is fully equipped with boats, floats, outdoor barbeque and more. If you crave quiet and need to "exhale," this is the place; but it's also close to Portsmouth, Ogunquit etc. for fun day trips. Don't hesitate to book a week ... or two.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Spot Ever!

  • 5 of 5

For the last three summers we have spent a week at Wayne and Autumns beautiful cottage on Wild Goose Pond. The cottage is well-appointed with all the amenities anyone could need while on vacation. The pond is clean, tranquil and easily accessible for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Thank you, Wayne and Autumn, for sharing this delightful vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot, a very relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying here and we love it. We leave feeling relaxed and recharged. The cottage has everything you need and more, Wayne really goes above and beyond to make sure you're comfortable!

One thing we really missed this year was the size of the dock. We really enjoy sitting on the dock in chairs and the size of the dock is smaller than it used to be. It would be great to increase the end of it, so that 4 people can sit out there in chairs, comfortably.

Overall our stay was great and we hope to return in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean house, great location and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Wayne was a great host and very flexible. We had just moved and were unable to get our check to him at check in and he worked with is to send it by the end of the week. Kids loved swimming, canoe, kayak and dragging the tube behind the pontoon boat. Fishing was good overall. Pond is quiet with very little boat traffic and loons were about the only sound you would hear most of the day. Great people and a great house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, secluded and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here at Wild Goose Pond. This was our first time using VRBO and had a great experience. Wayne was very accommodating and the camp has everything you could possibly need. Our dog loved swimming everyday, as did we. We created a lot of great memories and hope to return next Summer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Exeter, NH
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Johnsons Rt 4
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Hampton an Rye
Car: necessary

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, 45 minutes to ocean beaches. 1 1/2hr to White mountains. 20Min to golf,

Golf: Golf near by just a short drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Strafford, Merrimack Valley

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0
Boat gas £16 + Tax
Pontoon boat week £66 + Tax
Pontoon day rental £16 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$185/night, $1100/week
$185/night Any advance bookings will need a sign agreement with deposit by January 1st for the year
$1100/week To be rented, if not received the week booked may not be available.

References required All DEPOSITS due by Janurary 1st for the year to be rented with rental agreement if made in advance before the new year.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Strafford, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • Jet tub Jacuzzi indoor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 room with one queen bed, 1 room with one /queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
1 queen,1 Queen,1 sleep sofa. indoor Whirlpool Jet tub; boat; kayak;; picnic table; swimming raft.

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