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Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,

Bedrooms 2
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom/shower, screen porch, common rm w/full kitchen

Private family friendly cottage on 440 acre Crystal Lake. Fantastic family vacation spot suitable for all types of water sports including Bass and Trout fishing, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. Beautiful view of the lake and lower Belnap Mt. range. Sandy bottom swim area perfect for young children and deep water raft for diving. 200 ft lake frontage with two docks and boat mooring. Use of a canoe, two kayaks or a sunfish sailboat. Easy access to miles of public trails for hiking and biking with beautiful view of the Lakes Region. Minutes from Lake Winnipesaukee and wonderful restaurants, Loudon Speedway, Weirs beach, Gunstock Mt., water parks, live theater and outlet shopping.

NH licensed rental # 050563

Directions From Boston: Take I-93 North to Concord, New Hampshire.

Take exit 20 and Rt 140 Lakes Region, Laconia and Tilton.

At traffic light go right onto 140, past McDonalds, Burger King, etc.

Continue East on Rt 140 through Belmont and Gilmanton.

Continue East on 140 one and one half miles past Gilmanton Elementary School.

Take left onto Crystal Lake Rd. Stay left at the fork in the road and continue one and one half miles: past the Dam, the Park, Glen Echo Rd., Pine Circle 1 and Pine Circle 2. When you reach the Lake the House and Cottage will be on the left. The second house after the tennis court. A white cape with black/green shutters and a porch on the front. No. 363 on the lamp post and mail box. The drive way is to the right of the house and parking is in the back.

(optional direction available by request or follow your GPS)

Check in is after 3 PM. Check out is before 11 AM with no exceptions.

Close to New Hampshire Speedway: Fifteen miles to New Hampshire Speedway!

Close to Meadowbrook, Gilford, N H

Close to Weirs Beach: Thirty minuets to Weirs Beach. Ten minutes to Alton Bay. Nice central location for day trips to Maine coast, Vermont, and New Hampshire Mountains and Lakes.

More Details

Jean or Marty Martin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, some Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Jean or Marty Martin

This property has been our home away from home and a perfect retreat for the whole family. My parents call it the farm and our family enjoys sharing our love of the lake with our guests and renters. We are a retired couple who participate in all of the outdoor activities that are associated with life on the lake. We have one English Pointer puppy who loves to go for walks on the trails and quiet roads.

Jean or Marty Martin purchased this cottage in 1943


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gilmanton in Belknap County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We provide pillows and blankets. We start you out with 2 rolls of toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, dish soap and some general cleaning products.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • mountain ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , army bunk beds, port crib available
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Pit
  • Conservatory
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We know of several easy hiking trails with wonderful views that are with in a 10 minute drive of the cottage. Crystal Lake road is a nice place to walk or bike. The area is covered with well groomed mountain bike trail. Linen rental is available. Basic cleaning products are provided.


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Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

Wow . . .

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very fortunate to have found this "home away from home". The cottage is very comfy, clean and steps away from the lake. We had 6 people and one dog staying in this cottage and we were very comfortable. We had some rain but the cottage welcomed us with the front screened porch where we played cards or games or just spent time laughing and spending time as a family. Waking up to the creek running along side the cottage was so peaceful and relaxing. The lake is so warm & clean, we spent most of our days swimming in it or just standing at the dock in the water. We found fish at the lake, turtles at the damn & frogs at the creek and also the dragon flies were just beautiful. The owners are very kind and very, very welcoming. I recommend this rental to anyone who is looking to just take a deep breath, leave the worries behind and spend time with your family. This is truly a home away from home and words cannot even express what a great time we had. It is best phrased "Home is Where the Heart Is" & this past week, the cottage was my family's home. Don't pass up the opportunity!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great NH Lake Camp

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this little gem. There were 5 of us in the cabin and while it was cozy, we found that the space was adequate. Gene and Marty were fantastic hosts. The lake was beautiful and relatively quite which isn't necessarily the rule on other neighboring lakes. My sons had fun catching panfish right off the dock and swimming out to the dock performing cannonball after cannonball. We look forward to coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent one week here on quiet Crystal Lake. The cottage was just right for the three of us and our dog. It is equipped with about everything you would need. There is a dock to sit on as well. The only thing missing was a Sandy beach to sit on but there is plenty of space to walk in or jump into the water from the dock. The owners were very accomodating.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crystal Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Marty and Jean's cottage on their property in Crystal Lake NH. The days and nights were a little chilly, but the cottage was equipped with ample heating. Our puppy Charlie especially loved it. He was able to play with Caleb, the owners dog quite frequently. The trail in the woods was great for those early morning walks and the people residing on Crystal Lake were all very friendly. My son and I were able to take their canoe out on the lake to fish when it wasn't windy. Marty and Jean were very understanding as we had a very late arrival time due to some last minute hiccups. I would definitely recommend this property for a quiet getaway for relaxation. Only bummer was the inability to have a campfire at night.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you were comfortable in the cottage in spite of the early fall temperatures. Thank you for your positive review and the pristine condition in which you left the cottage.
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Perfect family-friendly vacation on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was perfect for our family of four! There is so much to do right at the cottage and we did it all. Just 25 yards outside the front door was a pristine lake where we kayaked, canoed, fished, swam and just relaxed and took in the sun or good book on our private dock. They have a grill for s'mores, volleyball net, badminton, darts in the yard where we and our teenage children played for hours. Jean and Marty, the owners, were so nice and always willing to help if we had any questions. They provided information and directions to hikes in the area, the covered bridge, shopping, and site seeing. We had planned to see Lake Winnipesaukee (25 minutes away) one day, but changed our mind when we realized we had everything we wanted right here. The cottage was super clean and cozy and equipped with everything needed to make home cooked meals. It had enough electrical outlets, internet, hot water, working tv, games, etc. We had a great time. We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mark for your positive and thorough review. Jean and I are really pleased to know that your vacation at our cottage met your expectations. Again, thank you for having chosen us.
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Great vacation week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our sons had a great week on Crystal Lake!

If you're looking for a small cabin that's campy but comfortable, and you want to spend most of your week relaxing on a screened in porch, and enjoying the lake with all the things you can use that come with the rental (a canoe, two kayaks, a sail boat, inflatable rafts to float on the lake and a raft to dive off of), at a clean quiet lake, then this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fine review. We are pleased that our cabin met your expectations and provided you with a vacation you enjoyed.
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Garwoods Restaurant & Pub
Patrick's Pub & Eatery
Ellacoya Barn & Grille
Lyons' Den Restaurant and Tavern
Sandy Point Restaurant -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 140
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Town Park
Car: recommended

Crystal Lake is a quiet, fresh water all recreation lake 15 min. from Alton Bay at the south end of lake Winnipesaukee or Loudon Speedway. Located in the foot hills of the Belnap Mt range it offers 100's of miles of dirt roads and trails perfect for biking, hiking, and dog walking. Crystal Lake offers great Bass fishing and an upper lake offers fantastic Trout fishing.

The large flat lawn area is fun for ball sports including croquet and badminton.

The cottage is set back and across the road from the lake. It is backed by woods and the parking is close to the cottage and off the road.

This cottage is owner owned and managed and is the only rental on the 2 acre property. It is quiet and private. Our guests have found that the road traffic is not a problem. It is busy on the weekends, but the 25 mph speed limit is enforced.

Other Activities: Crystal Lake is perfect for Bass and Trout fishing. It is stocked, by the State of NH, annually with rainbow trout. The town park is a half mile away and an easy walk or bike ride. The beach has a life guard and there is a play ground and ball field. Hundreds of miles of trails and logging roads are accessible from our property and several easy hikes with wonderful views of lake winnipesaukee and the surrounding Bellnap range are located within 5 miles.

You can enjoy an easy day trip to the White Mountains or the coastal white sandy beaches on the Atlantic ocean. We are a half hour drive from the parks and water slides at Weirs Beach, or the longest zip line in North America at Gunstock, or the oldest resort community in Wolfeboro, or discount designer shopping at the Tilton Mall in tax free NH. We are located 15 miles from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with NASCAR and motorcycle racing events.

Golf: Golf courses are available to the public in Wolfeboro, Laconia, and Belmont.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gilmanton, New Hampshire

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £192.07
Pet Fee £76.83

New Hampshire rental license # 050563. No rental will be final until the rental agreement is signed by all adult renters. No pets are allowed until the pet owner has agreed to and signed the pet policy.
Your well-behaved pet is welcome here with the following provisions:
Pets must be under their owners' supervision or kenneled at all times. Excessive barking is not permitted. We have a medium or large portable kennel available for use with advanced notice. Please bring your own dog bedding material.
Pets are not allowed on the furniture. Please respect this as the furnishings are not pet proof.
Wet pets must be dried off before entering the cottage.
Owners are responsible for picking up after their pet. We provide plastic bags and a waste container.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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