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Beautiful Home On Lake Skatutakee...Historic Harrisville NH

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms , 1 bath, sitting area on 2nd floor has twin beds, house sleeps 6

Come and enjoy the wonderful foliage here in the Monadnock Region. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind and have your SPECIAL vacation. You will be able to kayak or canoe in one of the boats we provide or even row in the row boat. Or you can just sit and enjoy the view of the lake from our large open concept living area with pellet stove, or sit in the sun room by the gas fireplace have your breakfast there or in the large living room. Enjoy the large deck overlooking water with table and chairs for you to enjoy a meal or go out on the dock and enjoy a meal over the water. The house has the master bedroom with queen size bed on the second floor, with spectacular views of the lake with an adjoining sitting area with twin beds. Our lovely first floor bedroom has a double bed.

You can swim and boat from our large beach or dock.

Mt. Monadnock is only 5 miles away and hiking trails are all around us. The historic town of Harrisville center is only 1 mile away with its general store, weaving center, and more lakes, and the town beach. Keene & Peterborough are 12 miles away. Like to golf...many great courses nearby. A great place to relax and unwind !

Historic town of Harrisville: The town of Harrisville is one of the most photographed towns in New England with its lakes and beautiful brick buildings overlooking the town center. Harrisville Designs is a well known center for weaving classes and yarn shop. The town center is within walking distance to the house with its wonderful General store with restaurant and essentials.

Many Lakes to enjoy: Harrisville has 9 bodies of water to enjoy, Harrisville Pond in the center of town has a wonderful beach for everyone to enjoy. You can canoe, kayak, row, on any one of them. Bring your motor boat and water-ski on many of them.

LIKE TO HIKE AND BIKE!!! Mount Monadnock is only 5 miles from the lake and is the most climbed mountain in New England. It is an easy climb and the views are spectacular in all directions. There are quiet roads all around to bicycle on as well as bike trails in nearby Keene and Peterboro.There are Antique shops everywhere and back roads to explore by car or bike, the Monadnock Sunapee Trail goes through Harrisville for thoses avid bikers!

More Details

Pat or Doug McCarthy
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Sign Language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Pat or Doug McCarthy

Doug & Pat and their sons built this house in the 80's and enjoyed it for many years and are now living in Harrisville just down the street from the lake. Pat the artist and Doug is a former teacher.

Both retired now and are busy with gardening and trying to enjoy life on the easy side!

What makes this house unique

This house has so many wonderful memories for the entire family from fishing from the docks to just sitting on the deck and enjoying the fantastic views of the water and having great barbecues on the deck. And watching our grandchildren enjoy the beach and lake as well. We designed the house so you can see the water from almost every room in the house... so you won't miss anything on the water!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harrisville in Cheshire County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • village ...
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Sitting Room off 2nd Fl Bd Rm - 1 Single Bed , Trundel Bed
  • Master bedroom has queen bed. with sitting area outside bedroom with trundle bed sleeping 2 people. The 1st floor bedroom has a double bed. The sun room has a gas fireplace ,in cool the weather enjoy a good book by the fire.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Raft
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Kitchen has Kurig Coffe maker/also drip...bring your coffee Guest will be required to release owners from liability if using owners' boats.


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Beautiful Home On Lake Skatutakee...Historic Harrisville NH
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews

Memorable family trip!

  • 4 of 5

Pat and Doug were wonderful and our family had a great week at their lake house in Harrisville. We loved the area and lake. We hope to return next year:).

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice family we enjoyed seeing them enjoy the house and we do hope to see them again .
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Great Place to Stay & Relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a week in July, 2018. It is right on the lake with beautiful views. It is very quiet and relaxing. Pat was great and made sure we had everything we needed. We brought our dog and we all enjoyed sitting out on the huge deck and spending time in the water. There are nice walking trails in the woods just down the road, about 1/4 mile away. Also stopped at Morning Star Sugar House just a few miles away and brought back some very good home made fudge and caramel corn. We cooked on the grill on the deck every night and made pancakes one morning with blueberries that we picked nearby. This is a really nice place to stay if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when our guests have a good time! These folks were wonderful guests with a beautiful dog who spent the week looking over the lake from the deck. Come on back soon and enjoy the area in the fall with all the colors it’s a great time!
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Relaxing and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, the accommodations were comfortable and we had everything we needed for the week. We would have appreciated better WiFi connectivity, especially over satellite TV we never used. I was looking forward to having time to do research and given all the rain would have liked to use the time I had but the connection was so poor it was too frustrating to do much.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very nice. We used the location as a starting point to fish various lakes in the area. The dock area at this property is very rocky and you need to carefully park your boat at their dock. Since we only fished the lake once it was fine. I would and may stay there again in the future because of the location to fish local lakes.

All in all it worked out fine for us.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, comfortable house with lots of light and terrific views, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog spent a wonderful few days in this lakeside home. An unusually warm fall made it possible to sit out on the large deck, but even from inside the views over the lake are lovely. The kitchen is extremely well equipped! The only glitch was the wifi, as others have noted. Pat sorted it out for us once, but it is unreliable. Cell service is also problematic -- not just in the house, but throughout the area.

It was a special pleasure to be able to stroll across the small road to the lake, and simply step into the kayak. (I didn't have a chance to try the rowboat or canoe.) Well-marked wooded trails start a short walk from the house. We found much to enjoy in the nearby towns. The Harrisville general store is a gem; and Peterborough is a charming spot, with lots of interesting shops, including a good bookstore. Just outside Peterborough is one of the best organic food stores (with cafe) that I have ever encountered anywhere (Nature's Green Grocer). All in all, a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall in New Hampshire

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in October to do some hiking and enjoy the fall colors. The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The views were amazing overlooking the lake.

The master bed was super supportive, not always the case in rentals! Pat and Doug were very accommodating from the beginning to the end of our stay. We would recommend and return in future.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to say such nice things about us. So glad you enjoyed your time here in our home in NH you are always welcome back!!! Pat & Doug.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Brentwood , Peterboro,Jaffery
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Town Beach
Car: recommended

On Lake Skatutakee in Historic Town of Harrisville. 9 lakes in town, boating, bicycling, hike Mt. Monadnock (it's only 5 miles away), hiking trails, Keene & Peterborough only 10 miles. 50 min to Manchester airport, 1/12 hrs to Boston.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harrisville, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Foliage
9 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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