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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Jean or Marty Martin
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

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

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , army bunk beds, port crib available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Pit
  • Conservatory
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Gilmanton vacation cottage rental with 200 ft. water frontage on Crystal Lake,
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
5

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: Aug 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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5

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: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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5

Quiet lake with great fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The lake was amazing not too busy, clean, and great for families! Jean and Marty made us feel right at home! They had yard games for the kids and hiking trail right behind the house for the dog. They were a fountain of knowledge. They sent us to some great hiking trails. We pleasantly surprised with the size of the fish. The only thing we were sad about was leaving :).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chrystal for your fine review. We are always pleased to know that a family has had a vacation that lived up to expectations. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 10 month old son and I stayed for a week at this quaint cottage. The three of us stayed in the bedroom that included the 3 twin beds. Jean & Marty provided us with a pack n' play for our son, which we set up in the back room with us. Jean even sent me pictures of the pack n' play all set up before our trip, to make sure it was what we were looking for. My parents stayed with us for a few nights, and they slept well in the room with the double bed. The kitchen/living area was big enough, with room for all of us to move around. The bathroom has a lot of storage for towels, belongings, etc. and the shower was much bigger than I expected. The screened in porch was a nice addition. We played games there at night, and also used it to store items.

The road was only busy on the weekend, as the boy scout camp down the road had drop-off for the week. The residents of the road post their own signs and "encourage" drivers to drive slow!

The beach area was nice, with a sandbox our son played in. There was also a picnic table and 2 Adirondack chairs that was exclusively for our use. The dock was solid, and was used a lot during the week to sunbathe. As others have mentioned, the lake is clear, and you can see to the bottom! We were allowed use of their kayaks and canoe, and used them often throughout the week with no issue. They simply ask you return the items when you are done- something you would do at your own home anyways!

We LOVED that Jean & Marty recycle! Sounds crazy, but when you do it so much at home, it is hard not to continue when renting a home. We have rented houses in the past, and are very disappointed when the landlords do not recycle.

Jean & Marty are very welcoming. We never felt in the way or bothersome as others have commented. They are always willing to help and answer questions. They checked in with us every few days to make sure everything was fine and we were doing well!

We recommend this cottage if you are looking to get away from it all (the cable tv and wifi are a nice though :) )! Very relaxing week for us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We are pleased that the cabin met your expectations.
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5

A GEM!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a week at this gem of a spot on Crystal Lake. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed for our family of 4 and 2 dogs. The screened porch off of the front of the cottage was our favorite spot to have dinner, play games, and spend time as a family - how could you not with such beautiful views. The lake was steps from the cottage and the dock provided the perfect spot to spend the day by the lake - we brought tubes, paddle boards and fishing gear. The country road between the cottage and the lake was perfect for biking and walks. We were comfortable allowing our 2 children - 12 & 14 to venture on their own. The owners, Marty and Jean live in the main house. They were attentive to all our needs, super friendly, and respected our privacy. Thank you Marty and Jean for your hospitality - we are all looking forward to coming back next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing that pleases us more than knowing how much you enjoyed your family vacation. We can think of no better accolade than knowing that you are interested in returning next summer. Your week has been reserved for you. Thank you for your fine review.
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Location

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Alton
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Laconia
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Dover
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 140
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Alton
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gilmanton, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£889
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£889
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £194.2

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.
ONE 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.
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