3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8
About Brian White
We built this family camp in 1994. The camp was designed to have the look of a classic mid-1900's camp with the Pickwick pine walls and wide pine floors but also to have the modern amenities. We have a 42' HDTV in the living area along with internet and wifi. There is a full bath and a 1/2 bath along with a washer and a dryer. The second floor bedrooms are air-conditioned so sleeping on a hot summer night in the upstairs is very comfortable. The main level is not air-conditioned but with an open concept and great ventilation, none is ever needed. We mainly use this camp as a family summer camp and we make it available for rent for just a couple of prime summer weeks and a few June, September and October weeks to off-set the property taxes.
Brian White purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Brian White chose The Bays
This property is unique as it sits in a small semi-private cove with a sandy beach and nice mountain views. The camp is located between two $1 Million dollar homes. When on our deck or dock you are in a fairly private cove location with great views of Broad Bay and the mountains. This property is largely wooded. You can boat right from the dock to the open water of Broad Bay and Ossipee Lake or you can take a right and head through the channel and access Leavitt Bay and Berry Bay to the east. This has been our family camp since 1994 and we have had many great memories here. I am sure that your family will love this special place as everyone who stays here does.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have completed interior and exterior renovations from 2016-2018. The two oldest reviews are from 2009 and 2010 before the renovations were completed and while they were good they don't reflect the current condition of the camp.
1 dog and clean-up must be thorough.
Sandy gradual beach area.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Find it clean and you clean it on your way out. Otherwise we charge $150/hour to clean.
On-site parking for 5 cars only.
No parties. The neighbors will call police if excessive number of vehicles are parked in the road.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful and quiet location, will definitely visit again.
The house was cute and in a really great location! Unfortunately it wasn’t the cleanest of rentals which would make us likely not go back. The couches and beds smell like dog, but we don’t have a dog so we were likely more sensitive to that.
There was a good amount of clutter on counters. When we arrived and wanted to put our food away, the cabinets were completely full and a bit disorganized. I had to move the owners items around to put our food away.
It could use a professional clean.
Stairway to get down to the house is steep and slippery because of many leaves and pine needles all over. A leaf blower could solve that problem.
All outdoor plastic furniture could use a scrub down. The Couches are really old and uncomfortable.
The beach and lake area, where we spent all our time, was amazing! The water floats and kayaks really made us all enjoy the lake.
The beds are comfortable and there was plenty of blankets and pillows.
And the owner was very nice and responsive!
This renter does rightfully highlight our superior location, cozy camp and amazing beach area. Unfortunately, some renters are looking for hotel-like finishes in a family camp. The clutter is largely dozens of card games, board games and DVD's for you and your family to enjoy. The leaves are there because we are located in the woods, right on the lake, and storms do occasionally blow in. The only smell that comes with the place is that of the pine floors and walls and the great fresh air of the New Hampshire woods. We appreciate your comments though and we guarantee that the next renter who stays here will have a fantastic time at our family camp which is only made available to those outside of the family for a few weeks each year.
Just got back from staying here. Waterfront with private beach was fantastic. The owner allows for use of 2 kayaks which was wonderful for exploring the bays. A lot of steps to make it down to the house but that helps make it more private. Not for the wheelchair bound or those on crutches/walkers.
Has a Boat dock and a swimming dock. The boat dock easily fit a 17' boat. Has homey feel rather than upscale. Has wood floors, which was great for kids, as it made for easier cleanup with sandy feet. Highly recommend for the price. Great value!
Wonderful rustic home on a lake
This is just a sweet home right on a lake. We rented this to get our entire family together for a week on a lake. We slept 6 adults and 4 kids in this home with no issues. There is a small beach (one of the only ones on the lake) the kids loved it. There is a dock for a boat. You can only kayak in early mornings and late afternoon as there are many motor boats on this lake (more so on weekends). This place is about 20 miles from North Conway, NH. There is plenty to do within that 20 miles. Please keep in mind this is a somewhat rustic home as such it is not the Hilton but very serviceable. One more item, people renting this home must be able to climb stairs not a problem for us but if you have trouble in anyway with stairs this is not the place for you. This was one of the best vacations we as a family have ever had. I recommend this home to families with kids 5 and above, you will have a blast.... bring your boat its great. I would recommend this home to my friends also.