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Comfortable and Cozy Balch Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,088 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Whether you need a relaxing vacation or just want to see NH. Come and visit East Wakefield, NH. Spend your vacation in a bright and cozy cottage that sits 100 feet from Balch Lake. Balch Lake is a 700+ acre lake that stretches between New Hampshire and Maine. The lake has nice clean water and is great for swimming. We have a private neighborhood beach just a short walk from the house. Please note, the property is not directly on the water but does have a partial water view. Also, feel free to bring your canoe or kayak if you have one. There is a boat launch right across the street from the cottage that makes easy access to the water. The lake is very big and there are lots of areas and coves to explore. Balch Lake also has a Marina thats offers Beer, Wine, Pizza, and Candy. As well as Marine Gasoline.

The entire cottage has been newly remodeled this year. The cottage is bright, clean, and airy. It consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, and sunroom. There is also a sleep sofa in the living room, so the cottage will sleep a total of six persons. We offer cable and WiFi internet for you as well as a DVD player. Enjoy the the outdoors on the deck that looks out at a view of the water. Feel free to sit, relax, and take in the fresh air.

The cottage is situated in a private neighborhood. It is located on a peninsula which makes it great for walks because there is almost always a view of the lake. We also love how warm the lake water gets in the summer and is great for swimming. Enjoy the summer nights cooking on the gas grill and chatting with friends and family around a camp fire.

The cottage is a great place to come and relax. The feeling of being by the lake is amazing. It comes with a simple life kind of feeling to it, but the location is also a reasonable distance from NH and ME attractions. It is only 2 hours from Boston as about 1 hour from the attractions of the southern Maine coast line and 50 Minutes from North Conway NH where you can enjoy outlet shopping and dining.

More Details

Dan Ridley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Dan Ridley

Hello, My name is Dan and my wife's name is Kate. We live near Boston MA and love New Hampshire. I have been going to NH every weekend since I was 4 years old. Kate is originally from the Ukraine, and I introduced her to NH in 2011. She immediately fell in love with wonders of New Hampshire. We love visiting NH, and we hope we can share what we love about NH with you through our home.

Dan Ridley purchased this house in 2011

Why Dan Ridley chose East Wakefield

This property was a great choice. It is located in a private neighborhood, a stone's throw from Balch lake. We love Balch lake because if is large and diverse and offers great fishing. The home is the perfect size and is very comfortable and cozy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Wakefield in Carroll County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1088 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Also offers a closet
    Sleeps Sofa - 1 Double Bed , To sleep a max. of 6 guests we have a full size sleep sofa
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Also offers a dresser and closet
  • There is a also a full Size sleep sofa in the living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Comfortable and Cozy Balch Lake Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

the property was very beautiful, very clean and a nice set and comfortable. we had a girls weekend and was extremely happy with the owner and our experience . very nice area and lake was awesome thank you !!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was great. Bigger than I thought it would be.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is even better than it appears in the pictures. Every night I heard the loons on the lake. Great time!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the cottage. We kayaked several times and enjoyed listening to the call of the loons on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great camp

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious and nice amenities. Definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near Lake George NY

Adorable cottage. Very inviting for dogs & family!

  • 4 of 5

Balch Lake is lovely! Water is clear and very clean. The cottage is adorable and complete with a fended in yard. Great for the family doggy. View is lacking a bit since you are not directly on the water. It is across the road, no direct waterfront. No dock private dock or swim area. A very tiny community beach is .1 mile walk away. A local woman complained daily about dogs at the beach. Customer service was great. Overall a great family vacation for kayaking and memories.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.79
Property Damage Insurance £44.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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