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Old world charm with an incredible water front view and walk in beach.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This is one of the oldest and most loved places on Lake Winnipesaukee! It was built by my great grandfather in about 1899, and it still looks exactly the way it did then. The cabin sits on 250 feet of pristine Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront. We have a natural sandy walk-in beach. There is a dock to tie your boat up to and a deck that sits on the lake edge. We face west in a partially secluded cove with fabulous view of the amazing sunsets and mountains.

There is much history in this rustic cabin which you can feel when you walk in. It feels homey and comfortable. We have a big wood fireplace which makes up the heart of the cabin. Many nights even in the summer you will find guests making a fire and sitting in the antique rocking chairs, just to hear the crackle of the fire and feel that old world charm.

We have a 16 foot dock which can be used to tie up boats or fish off of. It also one of the many places to relax and watch the sunsets.

Keywords: Cabin, Waterfront, Beach, Dock, Lake Front, Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro

More Details

Wendy Forbes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Wendy,We had a FABULOUS time!! Your home on the lake is absolutely charming! We especially loved the family photos and knowing the home had been in your family for 100 years! The views were amazing, The sandy beach and raft so much fun for swimming. You and your brother left great information so we knew everything we could possibly need. The weather was great as well.We did manage to get my mother up there for the day. She sat on the beach near the picnic table, then on the front porch and in the living room. She grew up in a home very much like your lake home, a home with a porch nestled among tall pine trees. She loved being there enjoying her grandkids and looking at the pictures of your family. My 15 year old caught his first fish that day which was quite the event!! I will try to send you some photos soon!We would love to return next summer!Again, thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mirror Lake in Carroll County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Little bathroom - Toilet
    Big Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sleeping Porch - 2 Single Bed , One glider that does fold down. For child only.
    "Back" bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Upstairs - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 double bed and 2 singles in open format
    Master - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Boat Dock (no larger than 16' boat), walk in sandy beach, deck over water with Adirondack style chairs, great for watching the amazing sunsets. Sandy sunbathing spot next to family sized picnic table. Rocking and lounge chairs on covered front porch. There are two museums the Libby Museum & the Wright Museum, and Castle in the Clouds, which has horseback riding and a lovely tour of the estate. There is a small movie theater 30 min. away in Meredith. The Squam Lake Science Center and Loon Center is about 30 minutes away, and Storyland amusement park and Polar Caves are about 1 1/4 hours away. Plenty of local hiking spots, Abenaki Fire Tower, Mount Major, Bald Nob, Red Hill, and you are also about 30 min. from Mt. Chocorua. There are tons antiques in the Lakes Region. Kayak jet ski and boat rentals can be found in Wolfeboro. The famous Mt. Washington offers day trips around Lake Winnipesaukee and lovely night time cruises that go right past (quite a ways away!) our cove.


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Old world charm with an incredible water front view and walk in beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Manassas Virginia USA

More than perfect

  • 5 of 5

Private, secluded location and lake location. We enjoyed the lake lulling us to sleep each night. Property was quintessential New England and satisfied my early childhood memories and was able to make more with my brother and sister. Phenomenal family photos tell a story of the love amd dedication put into this home. Brian and Wendy are wonderful hosts and we are so thankful they amd the family share this remote home with us. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are so pleased you became family!
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Tyngsboro, MA

Our 3rd stay and it was fantastic as usual...

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most perfect spots on the lake with over 200 feet of frontage and it's own private beach. We have stayed 3 times and enjoyed the beach, dock, perch and fires by the chiminea at night. There is a store near by if you need anything (extra ice) and also some nice spots in town to go to. We had the opportunity to meet and chat with Bryan on this trip and he filled us in on some of the history of the cabin that we hadn't heard before. Wendy and Bryan are both fantastic to deal with. I'm afraid to tell too many people about this place because I want to make sure that there is always availability for our family. : )

P.S. Don't forget to sign the guest book!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have you back to our little slice of heaven. Glad it has become a tradition with your family as it has always been for ours.
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Another fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We made a return pilgrimage to Pocumtuck this summer; this time my son and I shared the camp with (at various times during our 2-week stay) my cousin and his family, my aunt & uncle, and my sister and her teen boys. We loved the additions that had been made over the past year -- the railings on the sunset deck, the tree swing, the family history table -- little things that added to the historic, timeless "feel" of the place. The magic was shared by all, and I hope to make this an annual spot for much-needed rest, relaxation and restoration for as long as the Forbes family will allow us to do so!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Dighton, MA

Perfect cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This place is what you imagine when you think of a lakeside retreat: a winding dirt road through the woods, a homey wood cabin with history in the walls, the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore outside your door. The owners were very accomodating about squeezing us in as a last minute replacement for a cancellation, and very friendly and helpful in our communications throughout. (Though they're so well-versed in renting this out, that there really isn't much need to get in touch once you're there.) You're well out of the way, but it's just a ten minute drive back to the heart of Wolfeboro village. There's a private, sandy crescent beach, with a wade out through a sandy cove, and water clear to the bottom even as you swim out to the platform. You're tucked in a nook midway up the eastern shore of the lake, with sun all afternoon and fantastic sunsets over the water. The kitchen is well supplied, and we cooked lunch and dinner on the grill almost every day. The family history is evident all around inside, with old pictures of the construction, knickknacks, driftwood discoveries and more peppered throughout the house; but you don't feel like an intruder, you feel like a welcome guest.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tyngsboro, MA

The best spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed in this cottage twice and it's the perfect spot on the lake. There is a sandy beach, dock, floating dock and hundreds of feet of frontage. The appliances are full size and new and the cottage sleeps 10 comfortably - not that we had that many. It's secluded and gets sun on the beach from 11:00 am to sunset. I am worried that so many of us will tell our friends what a great place it is and it will become much harder to book. : ) Also, the owners are fabulous! Will absolutely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for such a glowing review! It's return renters like you that become part of the family! We ere happy you loved it enough to want to return. Hope you make it a tradition for your family to return year after year.
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A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son, his friend, and I enjoyed a week at Pocumtuck in June -- we wished we could have stayed longer/forever! This comfortable lake house was perfectly situated in a quiet cove with a wonderful, protected sandy beach area that would be perfect for smaller children. The dock, swimming raft, and deck overlooking the lake were favorite spots, as was the screened sleeping porch. Beautiful sunset views! It is on the "rustic" side, but everything you need for a wonderful vacation is here, in a way that makes you feel like you have stepped back into a quieter, more civilized time. Appliances were new and in excellent working order. We used the wifi but seldom felt the need to tune into the news of the larger world, so happy were we with our little life on the lake. We loved the historical touches throughout the house, which made us feel part of the family and the overall story. A nesting pair of loons and an occasional visit from a murder of crows added to the happy ambience and our contentment. This is a camp that is conducive to lounging, reading, doing puzzles, playing board/card games and doing what people used to do before tv and computers. We didn't want to leave, and we will be back -- hopefully for longer than a week next time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so happy you found our home so welcoming and relaxing. It truly is a magical place. We would welcome you back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Manchester NH
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mirror Lake, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
In season
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.34

Half of the rental is due at booking. Balance required 30 days prior to arrival date unless other arrangements have been made. We accept only checks and money orders at this point. Any damages will be charged to tenant.

We accept cashiers check and money orders only. Half the amount of rental is due at time of booking. Balance due one month prior to rental check in date. Rental and funds received may be forfeited in not received by due dates. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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