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Bear Island Lake Winnipesaukee Cozy Romantic Water-front Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

3BR, 1 bath, Large LR/DR, sleeps 6-8 Views of Mt Washington and Ossipees

All you need is your own boat to vacation on beautiful Bear Island. I'm off to Europe, for a 6-weeks teaching mid June-July 31. Renting my 1930's east Bear Island cottage to good people who love the lake and nature. 2 docks, view of Mt. Washington, great swimming/fishing. Large LR/DR with fieldstone fireplace, equipped kitchen with dishwasher and appliances, gas grill and smoker, outdoor furniture, wood stove for chilly evenings, 3 BR (1 with 2 dbl bunks) plus sleeping loft, 1 bath (tub/shower) plus outdoor soak tub for 2. Cable TV and high speed Internet connection. Porch with extra frig, freezer, washer/dryer. Ready to live in with bedding, linens, towels, dining/kitchen service and utilities. ALL YOU NEED IS A BOAT to get back & forth. Great neighbors. No pets or inside smoking. 2 canoes, paddlewheel boat.

Make yourself at home in this author's cottage. Owner lives 6 mo/yr in this peaceful cozy, charming island cottage with privacy and forest with trails. No obstructions for boats coming into his 2 docks. Romantic water vacation venue with wonderful views, clear water, great fishing, relaxing, boating. Outdoor soak hot tub for two. Canoes and paddle boat available to you and your family.

Kitchen with dishwasher, oven and range, microwave, refrigerator, gourmet kitchen accessories, dishes, sheets, blankets, towels, glassware, silverware, Krupp coffee maker, filtered UV purified water. Screened-in porch off kitchen with washer and dryer, freezer. Extra frig, raft moored in front plus other boats and inflatables there for your use.

Step off your boat onto one of two docks and walk a few feet to this charming one story cottage. Enter into LR/DR with big fieldstone fireplace (also Irish Waterford wood stove for chilly nights) and lots of windows out to the Lake. Equipped kitchen to left and hall to bath, and 3 BRs to right. Soak under the stars in an outdoor tub for two while listening to the waves and loons

Swimming, boating, excellent fishing - (owner is author of the definitive book on angling in Lake Winni, hiking in the White Mountains, shopping, theater in peaceful, convenient surroundings. ON AN ISLAND WITH NO BRIDGE. YOU MUST HAVE A BOAT TO GET HERE. TOWN OF MEREDITH PUBLIC DOCKING AND PARKING AT BROWNS BOAT BASIN ON MEREDITH NECK.

More Details

Dr. Hal Lyon
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you love nature, want a cozy vacation spot away from cars, streets, noise, and cities, and love the outdoors, this place is it! The owner calls it, "His bit of heaven." We agree and it became ours for a week in July. The 3-BR fully equipped cottage, built in 1931, has a beautiful fieldstone fireplace, lots of views including Mt. Washington from the two docks (you have to have your own boat to come and go but we never wanted to go), and is full of quaint memoralba from the author-owner's world-wide journeys. It comes with its own library of eclectic books, a great outdoor soak-tub for two under the trees, beautiful hiking trails, good fishing (the owner is author of the definitive book on Lake Winni angling: www.deepwaterspress.com), and friendly, helpful neighbors! 140 Bear Island is the best possible vacation spot for adults and children who love nature!
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Meredith in Belknap County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outside soak tub/shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Clawfoot antique tub with shower. Also outdoor under-the-trees soak tub and shower for two heated by its own on-demand hot water heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 2 BR with double beds plus one also has single bed, one BR with two bunk beds plus sleeping loft
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
140' prime water front with clean water and view of Mt. Washington and Ossipee Mts. All silverware, cooking utensils, spices-- everything ready to live, relax and enjoy. Walking trails to old stone interdenominational church with pump organ and candle light with services in July-Aug. Great land locked salmon, lake and rainbow trout, and smallmouth bath fishing. Owner is author of ANGLING IN THE SMILE OF THE GREAT SPIRIT (www.deepwaterspress.com) -- the definitive book on fishing in Lake Winnipesaukee. You must HAVE A BOAT -- either rent one or have your own boat to get to the island -- no bridge! 2 docks. Great swimming, hiking on island trails, bird watching, and relaxing.


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Bear Island Lake Winnipesaukee Cozy Romantic Water-front Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Best week vacation we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of three with 9 year-old child who were lucky enough to rent this lovely, romantic, nature-full hide-away on an island on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. This beautiful lakeside, quaint 1930s cottage has it all: two docks for canoes and boats in crystal clear water, view of the White Mountains, beautiful flowers and plants, fireplace, antiques and wonderful decor in cozy cottage which has all the facilities for cooking, living, sleeping, playing, and wonderful nature trails on the island. Neighbors are friendly and helpful. Swimming, boating, fishing are all out of this world! Owner is the author of the definitive book on fishing glacial lakes and is willing to share his tips. If you have your own boat or access to one, this is the best vacation ever! Loons are calling us back as soon as we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clinton CT USA

The Diamond Gang hits Bear Isle

  • 5 of 5

This Gentlemen has shared his slice of heaven with our family the 3rd week of July 2008. The house is very user friendly, comfy and looks out at the morning sunrise thru a "glass wall" of windows. House, beds, living areas and kitchen all well stocked with appliances. Neighbors are friendly and willing to help with any questions or needs. The only drawback, my son Dan is an avid animal lover and the owner has many examples of his hunting prowness. My son was disconcerted, the rest of the family was fine with the display.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Manchester, NH

Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the most beautiful, natural, glacial lakes in the world. It is scenic, clean, excellent for swimming and angling (landlocked salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, perch, etc), sailing, canoeing, motorboating, and vacationing for families. Bear island, where my cottage is, is the largest island in the lake not connected to shore by bridge. (There are 360 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee which translates from the Abanaki Indian to 'The Smile of the Great Spirit.' Summer theater, art shows, and festivals are available to the vacationer in the Lakes Region. My cottage is 3.5 miles from the Meredith Public Docks and Parking at Brown's Boat Basin on Meredith Neck. You can launch your boat there and park your car as well.

Other Activities: Great fishing! (Owner is author of the definitive NE angling book

Golf: Excellent restaurants, shopping at outlets, varieties of great outdoor recreation in the beauty of the Lakes Region of NH, or vacation loafing!


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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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