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Lakes Region - Lakefront Home with private dock on Great East Lake - Smoke Free

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Great East Lodge is a waterfront retreat perfect for a large family, a group of friends or a romantic retreat. The living room has a 50' flat screen TV and DVD while the kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances. A full size washer and dryer are available for use during your stay.

Two master bedrooms each have a queen size bed, the third bedroom has two full size beds and the fourth bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. The lodge has a private waterfront patio with dining area where you can enjoy sunsets.

Your time can be as active or relaxed as you like. Just outside your private home is a host of activities shared with the four cottages that comprise the property. You can sail the 2 sunfish, paddle the 7 kayaks or 3 SUPs (stand up paddle boards), swim, fish or play basketball, volleyball, badminton or bean bag toss. The boathouse offers ping pong, pool and a great place to relax with a book or play board games.


Fireworks are prohibited due to the high risk of fire and personal injury.

New Hampshire Rental Operator License #054360

Larger Groups: Please call about accommodations for larger groups. See HomeAway #953896 & #366812.

More Details

Dave Barr
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Dave Barr

MB & I live in Newburyport, MA with our Golden Retrievers, Sushi and Mini. We enjoy entertaining, spending time with friends and traveling. MB loves her triathlons and trains whenever possible.

Dave Barr purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Dave Barr chose Sanbornville

It's hard to describe ..... that feeling when you know something is just right !!! Sounds crazy that we bought lake property in February but it felt so right and has been even better than we dreamed.

What makes this lodge unique

The Lodge was built in 1889 and the Cottages were added in the early 1950's so there is yesterday's rustic charm with today's conveniences. The sunsets, clear water, stars above the fire pit and the loons make us all warm and fuzzy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Sanbornville in Wakefield

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO fireworks on premises
  • If any renter or guest of any renter smokes anywhere on the premises, your damage deposit will be forfeited. NO EXCEPTIONS
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer available in downstairs bath room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master # 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master # 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bunk Room 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Queen Bed Bedroom #2 - 1 Queen Bed Bedroom #3 - 2 Double Beds Bedroom #4 - 2 Bunk Beds = 4 Twin Beds Total - 8 Beds sleeping 10 Normally, guests provide their own bed linens and bath towels. However, some travel conditions hinder transporting such items so the Landlord will furnish these items for a reasonable fee.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Smoke Free - INSIDE & OUTSIDE Fireworks are prohibited due to high risk of fire and personal injury.


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Lakes Region - Lakefront Home with private dock on Great East Lake - Smoke Free
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Another amazing lake vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our third year of staying on the lake and every year it is better. We enjoyed the company of the other guests on the property and our teenagers had a great time. Dave and MB are the consummate hosts always ensuring that all the guests have everything they need. We are looking forward to returning in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love making new friends but what's even better is reuniting with old friends. We look forward to seeing you again at the lake and no one is more excited than Mini !!!!
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at the lake. Dave and MB were great hosts. We wish we could have stayed longer !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, we enjoyed meeting your crew and hope to see you again. Hope everyone returned home safely. All the Best
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Winter Park, Florida

Family Fun, Natural Beauty, and a Wonderful Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation to Great East Lake Lodge was quite simply PERFECT! The Lodge is beautifully decorated - it is comfortable, stylish, well maintained, and very clean. The views of the lake from the Lodge are AMAZING! While the photos of the house and lake are wonderful - both are even more beautiful in person. MB and Dave were exceptional hosts, and we felt immediately welcomed and at home with all of our new friends. Adults and children alike had the best time - enjoying the basketball court, the waterfront, all of the water toys/equipment, the game room, the tiki hut, and the fire pit. Several in our group also enjoyed wonderful fishing - catching both small and largemouth bass right from the dock at the Lodge. From listening to the loons at sunrise to enjoying sunset cruises on the water, each moment of our stay was magical. This place is truly special! We simply cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having guests like you makes renting our vacation lake house a real joy. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Best lake vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time on our first lake vacation. We stayed at the big house right on the lake and loved it. Decorated beautifully and enjoyed sitting on deck watching sunsets. Dave, MB and dogs Mini and Sushi were great hosts. Dave went out of his way to show us a good time on pontoon boat sightseeing around the lake and tubing. Was so much to do without ever leaving the lake - kayaking, paddle boards or just swimming in the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

In a nutshell, we would echo all of the positive reviews that have gone before. We rented the main house for a week which just flew by too quickly. Too many activities, too little time! As others have said, Dave and MB were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble - particularly when it came to guiding/driving/dragging us round the lake on/in/behind the various water-based vehicles. Kids loved the tubing, water-skiing, kayaking, paddle-boarding etc. Big plus for us was the temperature of the lake - it really was the perfect temperature, refreshing but not at all cold.

Although plenty to occupy us at the lake, we also tried jet-skiing at Wolfeboro and river tubing on the Saco River from Conway (Tip - only go if it has rained recently and the river has some water in it! A very 'lazy river' otherwise as we discovered.)

Would definitely recommend this property to others and would love to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the biggest pluses of our lake rentals is meeting nice folks like you. Please come visit again.
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Great vacation rental on Great East Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed on and off on Great East Lake since the 1950's. This was our first time at the Lodge and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful and the access to the lake, the amenities and especially getting to know Dave, MB and the others who were staying in the cottages was a real treat. We will definitely plan to come back sooner rather than later.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you reconnected with Great East Lake and we loved hearing your stories about yesteryear. Please come visit soon.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Poor People's Pub & Tumbledown Farms Cafe
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 16
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Poor People's Pub & Tumbledown Farm Cafe
Car: necessary

Crystal clear lake, Several golf courses within 30 minutes, Lots of nearby hiking, 18 miles to Wolfeboro, NH, 2 hour drive to Boston, Less than an hour drive to the Maine seacoast or North Conway (noted for it's tax free outlet shopping).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.91
Damage Deposit £536.47

Normally, most folks provide their own bed linens and bath towels however some travel conditions hinder transporting such items or they just don't want to deal with them. Either way, these items are available for a fee of $20 per person.

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.