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Year Round, Renovated Ossipee Lake House With Spectacular Lake And Mt. Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,760 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Wonderful Family Getaway! 4+ Bedroom Home, Across From Beach With Many Upgrades

Come enjoy Lake living at its best! This is a great all-seasons property, excellent for a spring or summer outdoor vacation/getaway, a fall foliage viewing trip, or winter skiing/snowmobiling destination. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure, a memorable week spent with family and friends , or a quiet get-away, this home is the perfect ‘basecamp’ from which to explore the Lakes region and Mt. Washington Valley, or to simply just relax in, at any time of year. From swimming, boating/fishing, golfing, and hiking to dining, shopping, and family attractions ranging from scenic tours to craft fairs to amusement parks, you’ll have countless activities to choose from in the area.

With 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in the main house, as well as an adjacent, seasonal “guest cottage” (one additional bedroom, living room, and a third bathroom – available only in summer weekly rentals), this home is perfect for extended family vacations or other groups. Additionally, this home has a warm, “cottage”, feel, but without being cramped or lacking amenities. In addition to spacious bedrooms and open living spaces, this lake house features a pool table in the downstairs rec room, window air conditioning units and ceiling fans for your comfort, as well as a recently upgraded chef’s kitchen that is perfect for cooking meals for a group (kitchen includes Jenn Air appliances, granite countertops, as well as many modern conveniences such as a dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas cooktop, and trash compactor).

From the open concept kitchen/living room and from the large deck, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of crystal clear Lake Ossipee. It’s just a few steps out your front door to the Ossipee Bluffs Association sandy beach (~50 feet away/shared waterfront), which has picnic tables, a roped-off shallow swimming area, boat launch, volleyball net and children’s play set. Most importantly, you’ll love the breathtaking views of the White Mountains including Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington (the tallest peak east of the Mississippi @ 6,288 ft). With two marinas on the lake, you don’t need your own boat – rentals of all types (from boats for fishing and water sports, to kayaks, canoes, and waverunners) are available nearby.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Anne

Our family resides in the greater Boston area and have been visiting the Lakes region and White Mountain recreation areas for years. There are so many wonderful events and attractions throughout the year - from outdoor activities and adventures to shopping, dining, and amusement parks. We know you will love the area as much as we do!

Anne purchased this house in 2013

Why Anne chose The Bluffs

We love that our cottage has rustic charm (for example the pine walls and ceiling), but also many modern amenities and upgrades, so that you feel like you are getting away but not exactly roughing it. Lake Ossipee and the surrounding White Mountains offer so much - we've been coming to visit for years (in all seasons - to enjoy everything from skiing to swimming to shopping & Storyland) before we found the perfect home for us.

What makes this house unique

We love to cook and entertain - we always make good use of the upgraded kitchen / open dining area when we are visiting, whether for a week or just a night. We also love waking up and having coffee on the deck (or walking the very short distance right to the lake/beach!). It has also been wonderful to have a home that is large enough to host family and friends, with enough room for everyone to have a little space :). The guest cottage in particular works well for in-laws, au pairs/nannies, or friends who might want a little more privacy and space. Last but not least, we love that we are just steps to the beach, but have plenty of privacy with no visible neighbors - which offers the perfect balance of activity and serenity.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in The Bluffs in Ossipee

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2760 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Recently renovated
    Second Floor full bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently renovated (shower only, no tub)
    Guest Suite full bath (summer rentals only) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • First Floor Bdr 1 (Moose Room) - 1 Double Bed
    First Floor Bedroom 2 (Fish Room) - 1 Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second floor bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Crib is a Pack n' Play (Portable)
    Guest Suite (Summer Rentals Only) - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Suite living rm accomodates queen air bed (on request)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Year Round, Renovated Ossipee Lake House With Spectacular Lake And Mt. Views
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How do you spelled fun..95 Bluffs!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! We have an annual 2 family vacation and have been looking for “our vacation” home and I think we’ve found it! It’s spacious, well stocked, and so convenient to a little beach! I opened all the blinds in the family room so I could always see the lake...Loved waking up to that sight. Also having a large space for cars is great as we have lots of cars because people are coming from different areas/or having to leave at different times. So glad we found this place!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking to swim in deep water with older children this is not recommended. The water is extremely shallow and good for babies/toddlers. There are a lot of boats anchored close by and the anchors could be hazardous when walking on the beach.We had to find alternate beaches to allow kids to swim. The house is beautiful with plenty of room. The guest house is extremely hot in summer humid days. Anne was great to work with and very helpful. If you are looking for a family gathering place this house is equipped to fit many.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not impressed, it looked better in the pictures.

  • 1 of 5

We arrived and the house had not been ready or cleaned or ready for us. The cleaning lady showed up late afternoon when we had already checked in, so House didn’t get cleaned. Owner stated she would refund us the cleaning fee.

During the first morning of our stay there was a clogged pipe and we couldn’t use water or toilets and had to wait several hours for the owners contractor to arrive. Aside from that there really isn’t much to do not the winter at this rental property. I feel it’s a better house to rent in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a very unfortunate set of events and definitely not the experience we want our guests to have! First and foremost, on the cleaning - we've refunded the fee of course but also recently changed to a new cleaning crew to make sure that this doesn't happen again. Regarding the pipe repair, we just unfortunately can't predict when things like this will happen. Our contractor was on a job and came as soon as he was able that afternoon. Not having water is definitely not fun, especially with a family and we empathize. We did offer the option of a full refund should the group choose to depart, although I know even that is not a great alternate once the weekend get-a-away had already been planned and your group traveled to NH. I am very sorry that this happened. Winter is quiet here. We usually ski King Pine (~20 min) or Cranmore (~40 min) so are very happy at the end of the day to play games/cards or watch movies. We've had winter groups visit for skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and once a book club for a winter retreat, but the winter weekends do tend to appeal to those who are interested in winter sports or deliberately seeking something quiet and cozy.
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Great trip

  • 4 of 5

Nice location and big house

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was well kept and the property and proximity to the lake were unbeatable!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of adults with a few small children. The house was perfect for those with small kids and for adults without to both enjoy the week. There was plenty of pleasant spaces to hang out when not enjoying the lovely beach. It was so easy to spend a day at the beach with the house so close by. The main floor was perfect for enjoying the evenings cooking dinner together and hanging out. We would definitely return if opportunity allows!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home for an extended family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 12, 6 adults and 6 children ages 10 to 1, stayed there very comfortably. It's location is wonderful , very close to the beach, swimming area and playground. We did have an issue that needed attention early on in our stay but it was taken care of right away and the rest of our stay was perfect. I highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester, NH or Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Indian Mound Golf Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Indian Mound Golf Club (18 hole, Public course)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 16
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Pizza Barn
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
King Pine Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Ossipee Bluffs Association Beach
Car: necessary

Tthe location of this home is perfectly suited for getting away without sacrificing convenience. While you’ll enjoy the privacy and beauty of the lake and NH woods, you’ll also be ~10min from Hannaford Brothers grocery store, CVS Pharmacy, Dunkin’ Donuts and several dining options (Yankee Smokehouse, Pizza Barn, Indian Mound Club, Route 16 Dairy Bar, a state liquor store and more). Depending on the season, activity options abound!


There’s nothing better than summer at the Lake! The options for outdoor fun abound, beginning of course at the lake which is just steps from the front door of this house. Lake Ossipee is over 3,000 acres of clear, beautiful water, not including the bays. Bring your own boat or visit a local marina for rentals. Fishing enthusiasts will find small and large mouth bass, three kinds of trout, land lock salmon and plenty of others.

For golfers, the Indian Mound Golf Club (an 18 hold public golf course) is just minutes away, with several other public courses within a 30 min drive.

If you enjoy hiking, Mt. Chocorua which stands 3,490 feet tall, has become very popular with New Hampshire hikers because of its rugged trails and majestic views (located in Tamworth, ~11mi or ~20 minutes away). You’ll also find plenty of outdoor adventure in the area at the various zip line courses or alpine slide rides. Monkey Trunks is just a 15 min drive away, and then you’re only 35-45 min from Cranmore and Attitash mountain resorts which have zip lines, mountain coasters, and other summer fun.

You’ll also be just 20 minutes (~11 miles) from Wolfeboro and Lake Winnipesaukee. Wolfeboro is the quintessential New England lake town and holds the distinction of being ‘The Oldest Summer Resort in America’ (and more recently in the news as one of the Romney’s vacation destinations).

During summer or anytime, a visit to picturesque Cornish, ME is just a ~30 min drive east and a great way to spend a day or an afternoon. From unique shopping (antiques, local crafts, and gifts), to numerous dining options (you certainly won’t leave the popular Bay Haven Two Pound Lobster restaurant hungry), to events throughout the year, from the Strawberry Festival in July to Christmas in Cornish in December. For details, visit:

And last but not least, the scenic towns of Conway and N. Conway (30-40 min) are just north of Lake Ossipee on Rt. 16. In addition to the outlet malls, there are local and antique shops, scenic train rides,


Fall is an amazing time of year on Ossipee – you’ll see spectacular fail foliage all around you, all with the gorgeous backdrop of the beautiful Lake Ossipee and White Mountains. Stay right on the deck and take in the views, or if you choose explore the area, take a drive on the famous Kangamangus Highway (~30 min) or the stunning Mt. Washington Auto Road (~1 hour). A horseback ride or scenic train ride are also wonderful ways to take in the fall colors. And if you are looking to start your Christmas shopping, the North Conway outlet malls offer something for everyone (and typically have specials beginning Columbus Day).

I like this fall foliage tracker (though not yet been updated for 2013):


Love to ski, snowboard, or snowmobile? There’s no better place to enjoy winter wonderland than at the foot of the White Mountains. Right across the street, the Purity Pines resort also offers ice skating. For more of a challenge, within 30-50minutes you’ll have access to Cranmore, Attitash, Bretton Woods, and Wildcat mountains.

Snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing are available just as you step out the door. The snowmobiling trails in Ossipee are very well maintained and some of the most scenic trail systems around (Ossipee is after all home of the first snowmobile). This home also has a three car garage so there is plenty of room to bring all of your toys! Bundle up and enjoy the outdoor fun, and then come inside to the gas fireplace and pool table / rec room when you are ready to relax for the evening.

Other Nearby Attractions:

Castle in the Clouds (~30 min, one of NH's best tourist destinations: spectacular vistas, interesting history, stables and large rainbow trout that are fun to feed).

North Conway Scenic Railroad (~35-40 min)

The Annual Fryeburg Fair (~40min): End of Sept.

The Annual Sandwich Fair (~30 min): Columbus Day Weekend


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £117.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £235.32

Note: Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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