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Luxurious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Mountain Retreat with convenient lake access.

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Gilford - Luxurious Mountain Retreat

Extreme comfort & relaxation throughout; Fully stocked gourmet kitchen.

This luxurious mountain home was redesigned in 2012 with attention to every detail. With our guests in mind, an emphasis is placed on creating an atmosphere which lends itself to experiencing the ultimate time away. Our primary goal is to allow you to pamper yourself in an all luxury retreat getaway. Be prepared to indulge yourself in blissful comfort, relaxation, tranquility, a wide assortment of leisure activities, while enjoying a peaceful vacation experience. We are certain you will leave here with countless memories and endless stories to last a lifetime.

What to expect:

Kitchen: A delightful yet functional fully stocked gourmet kitchen awaits your arrival. Complete with dishes, utensils, linen table settings, Keurig coffee maker, standard coffee maker, toaster, as well as pots and pans. Paper products and household products are provided. You supply the food, and your time away from home is ready for sharing sumptuous meals together with family, friends, co-workers, etc. Enjoy sitting together at the beautiful granite top island or retreat to the outdoors where a table providing seating for eight awaits you, plus additional seating for 4.

Bedrooms: The home boasts four warm and inviting bedrooms. Relax in the privacy of the oversized Master Bedroom while experiencing breathtaking views. The second bedroom offers a spacious design with a king size bed and a second queen size bed located in a separate area. Although not fully private, the bonus space allows greater space for maximum guests. The bedroom on the first level accommodates a queen size bed and is mobility impaired accessible. Comfort, convenience and fully accessible all in one room. The fourth bedroom is located on the basement level. Convenient access to the outdoors and breathtaking lake views make this the perfect room for any guest combination. This bedroom is complete with bunk beds and an additional queen size bed. Who wouldn't want to dream away the night in this delightful hideaway? Bedrooms are designed with your travel ease in mind. There are a variety of individual dressers for your utilization. For your comfort and pleasure, all bedroom linens are supplied and are of the finest quality.

Bathrooms: The home includes four bathrooms. All bathroom counters are of the highest quality exotic granite. The Master Bath is a private full bath, complete with two granite top vanities and full shower. Plush towels and hair dryer are made available for your traveling convenience.

Living Rooms: There are two spacious living areas. Each is tastefully designed and decorated for our guests for any entertaining they may wish to do. Cozy, functional, comfortable, tasteful furnishings lend an atmosphere of style. We strive to make you feel welcome in the home and enjoy your time in a relaxing yet elegant setting.

The home has a natural flow between the indoors and outdoors. Whether you prefer the comfort of an oversized chair or the sun in your face, this home offers the best of both worlds. Cozy up on the outdoor deck near the gas fireplace overlooking the lake during all seasons. View the spectacular foliage of New England's vast and colorful changing trees, watch the ice settle upon the lake during the winter after a glorious day of skiing, or enjoy the splendor of the pink sky as the sun sets on a summer night. Each season has something unique to offer, join us for a visit and you will fall in love with the quaint nature of your surroundings.

A few extra notes: Radiant heated hardwood floors exist throughout the home, the 9' ceilings add an air of spaciousness, and the extra sound insulation in each room provides added privacy. A must while vacationing with others. A finished basement adds extra space to enjoy the home to an even greater extent. The walk-out basement level is equipped with a full size refrigerator. An air hockey table, board games, an Xbox 360, various books and a 55" television is available which provides satellite/sports channels. A Sonos sound system is wired throughout the entire house both inside and out. During the summer months you may be able to rent a slip at a private dock location depending on availability. The dock space will only be able to accommodate a boat that is 24ft in length. The charge of this rental will depend on the side of items being docked.

Living space expands naturally to the outside with a table providing seating for 8 with additional seating for 4 around a gas fire pit. Additional wood burning fire ring with seating for 4 also available. The perfect place to enjoy everything from story telling, family time, great friends, colleagues, business time or intimate moments.

Washer and dryer are conveniently available for use on the main floor, soap and fabric softener are provided.

Fire extinguishers and second floor fire ladders are provided for your safety in the unlikely event they are needed. There is a portable ramp available for wheelchair accessibility.

There is ample parking for up to 11 vehicles.

We look forward to sharing our home in the most spectacular part of New England with you. We look forward to answering any lingering questions you may have. We sincerely hope you will join us in the mountains for an escape you won't forget.

Thank you for considering our rental. We look forward to answering any outstanding questions you may have.

We sincerely hope you will choose to make your next vacation destination an escape to our home in the mountains. We believe it will be an experience which will delight your senses and renew your spirit.

Access to private shared dock/launch on Lake Winnipesaukee with space for a 26 ft. boat and a Jet Ski, is available for an additional fee of $200 per week. Please be aware that the water level varies depending on the season so please check with the homeowner if you plan to bring a boat.

Boat Rentals are available through:

Fay's Boat Yard in Gilford (less than 1 mile from boat launch)

Thurston Marina in Laconia (about 7 miles from boat launch).

There is a pass available for the town beach in Gilford as well.

Payment Terms & Conditions:

50% payment due upon booking

50% remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

$175 included in total balance due

$99 Property Damage Protection (PDP) fee required with first payment

Check-in: 4PM

Check-out: 11AM

Nearby:

Mountain View Market (1.5 miles)

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a 5 minute drive (3.5 miles)

Bank of NH Pavilion (formerly known as Meadowbrook Pavilion) - 7 minute drive (4 miles): see website for dates of top-named performers https://www.banknhpavilion.com/

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 15 min. drive (8 miles)

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 11 min. drive (6.8 miles)

Mount Washington Cruises - 15 in. (7 miles)

Looking for luxury waterfront property? Then check out #3698888.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Dave Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2016
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About Dave Rice

I started coming to Lake Winnipesaukee as a kid during family vacations, and have a deep connection to the area. I am a custom home builder and remodeler, who truly loves seeing people have a great experience in the spaces I build.

Dave Rice purchased this house in 2012

Why Dave Rice chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

This property is really an ideal location being just 4 minutes away from Lake Winnipesauke and only 2 minutes away from Gunstock Mountain. When I first saw it in 2012, I knew I wanted to live here. So I purchased the property and did a complete tear down of the previous home. After having built nine other vacation homes, I decided to build this home for myself. I focused on luxurious amenities and all the creature comforts I’d dreamed of. The property offered nice views but I knew it could offer more, so I had a local landscape professional come in and remove some trees to create the breathtaking views that are now offered from every room of the house. After finishing construction and furnishing the home, I realized that I wanted to share the luxurious retreat I had created. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to offer this rental to people from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

With beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee from every room to the abundant living space both indoors and out, guests will experience a relaxing, enjoyable vacation from check in to check out. With easy access to both the mountain and the lake, outdoor activity options are endless.

The house is equipped with an Xbox 360; board games; and an air hockey table; a Sonos music system throughout the indoor and outdoor living space; a deck with abundant seating, fire pit, and gas grill.

It’s a great place to relax with a special someone or a large group. This mountain home is truly a luxury experience in so many ways and during all four seasons.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(74 traveller reviews)

Luxurious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Mountain Retreat with convenient lake access.
average rating of 4.9594593 based on 74 reviews
5

Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this home for our Thanksgiving celebration. There were 7 of us who slept in the home, and a total of 13 adults and 4 children who celebrated the holiday there together during the day. Dave is an excellent host. He was available by text for questions and assistance when needed, and really made us feel at home. The house is beautifully appointed -- a fully outfitted kitchen (it even has a KitchenAid mixer)with enough dishes and glassware for a crowd; large, comfy couches, and a second living area downstairs with more seating and an air hockey table! There are four bedrooms, each with its own flatscreen TV and bathroom. The beds are extremely comfortable and the linens are high-end. It snowed during our stay, and the drive-way was cleared right away. Our only regret was that due to the weather, we didn't get a chance to enjoy the large porch or the fire pit. We get get to see the beautiful views of the lake and spectacular sunrises. Highly recommend this property!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you chose our rental property to have your Thanksgiving dinner celebration at. We sincerely appreciate your kind words of appreciation and hope that you will come back again to relax and enjoy all that our home has to offer especially the porch views and amenities. Best, Dave and Heidi
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property to celebrate a 50th birthday. There were 10 of us and we were extremely comfortable. The house is modern, spacious and gorgeous. The view of the lake is also pretty spectacular. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for families with children...as good if not better than the pics!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place!

This house was expansive and had a beautiful morning sunrise overlooking the lake. The basement area has the bedrooms for the children with an adjacent game/entertainment space for the kids to have fun together. This allowed us to put the kids to bed and stay up chatting with each other late into the evening while not disturbing the kids sleeping. There is a large back deck with plenty of space for our group. The other 3 bedrooms all had their own master bath which helped each family have private space. Having the Sonos system really helped set the mood with great sounding music throughout the house.

The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to cook a meal. The only thing I would recommend to the owner is that he sharpen the cutting knives in the kitchen as they were quite dull. They were nice knives just a bit dull.

We rented it as 3 families - 6 adults and 5 children age ranges from 2-9. We were attending a HPDE (High Performance Driver Event) at New Hampshire Motorspeedway and it was a breeze to get over there in the morning and evening traveling on some great back roads.

Highly recommended, super clean...we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very happy that your family, friends and children were able to relax and enjoy yourselves while visiting New Hampshire, Please do come back and stay again! Sincerely, Dave
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5

Beautiful property, perfect house for our group for the weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house is recently redone, roomy and comfortable. It was perfect for our group for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Dave was a great host with prompt responses to all of our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay for the weekend you and your group were wonderful guests. I hope that you will come back soon and stay again soon. Dave
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5

Very nice house - will be renting it again.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well laid out for multiple families/friends. Each bedroom is extremely large and have their own bathrooms. The house is so clean! The kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. The basement is well done for family entertainment. Would highly recommend this home! It's really close to Gunstock Mountain. Restaurants aren't too far of a drive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words of appreciation. Please do come back and stay again. Dave
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5

This property is AWESOME! 10 STARS

  • 5 of 5

Dave was a incredible host only to be outdone by his most incredible property. This home has it all! It was perfect for our group, four couples celebrating Labor Day weekend and enjoying the Darius Rucker concert. From the many upgrades to the fine details you will not be disappointed. I am still missing the Sonos entertainment system and DirectTV that displayed on massive HD TV's!! Sitting out on the deck, looking over the lake,while the fire pit burned with a glass of wine.....weel it just doesn't get better.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I couldn't be more flattered by your mist gracious compliments. When I was building this home I put my heart into creating the perfect get away. I am very appreciative of your kind words. I sincerely hope that you will come back to stay and make more memories at "The Mountain House" Dave
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Location

Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Laconia
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gunstock Inn
Nearest Ferry
3.2 Miles
Mount Washington or Mail Boat cruises
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bolduc Park Par Three Golf
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-93
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gunstock Inn
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Gunstock Ski Area
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Ellacoya State Park & Gilford town beach
Car: recommended

Gunstock Mountain Ski Area & Adventure Park is 3/4 mile away - skiing, snowboarding, tubing in the winter and zip-linig and aerial ropes course and Segways are avail. in summer.

Mountain View Market is 1/2 mile from the house for last minute items, beer, snacks, etc. - both box stores and specialty stores are minutes away. The Gunstock Inn is less than 1/4 mile away with a pub/restaurant, health club and salt-water pool.

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a 5 minute drive (3.5 miles).

Tons of great things to do within minutes:

Meadowbrook Pavilion - 7 min. drive (4 miles)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR 12 miles

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 15 min. drive (8 miles)

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 11 min. drive (6.8 miles)

Funspot (largest inside arcade, bowling & nightly bingo)

Miniature Golf

Scenic Boat rides - MS Mt. Washington - Mail boats

Scenic Train Rides

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gilford, Lake Winnipesaukee Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 3 nights
From
£368
 
 
Ski Weekends
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£942
for 2 nights
From
£368
 
 
fall foliage
22 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£942
for 2 nights
From
£368
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£595
for 1 night
From
£390
£2,782
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £159
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: 100% refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in date (excludes Damage Protection). No refund provided if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in. We highly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan should you have concerns about refunds.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gilford in New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3284 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Inside second bedroom space
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , oversized vanity
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom accessible from bedroom and hall
  • All four showers are 5 feet long; Exotic granite top vanities; radiant heated floors; ample lighting; hair dryers; iron and ironing board; and plush towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 -Basement level - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , twin/singles are bunk bed style
  • Master bedroom is on the second floor; 17 x 18 with King-sized bed and a view of the lake from the bed; walk-in closet, attached bath with his and her vanities and 5 foot shower. Second bedroom is on the second floor; 14 x 16 with a King-sized bed and a separate sitting area that has been furnished with a Queen bed. Third bedroom on the first floor is mobility impaired accessible; 18 x 14 with a Queen-sized bed and has direct access to the back deck with views of lake. Fourth bedroom is on basement level; 18 x 11 with a Full-sized bed & a sleeper sofa TV and Sonos sound system in every bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Access to a private dock/launch on Lake Winnipesaukee with space for a 26 ft. boat & jet ski is available upon request; for an extra cost. hardwood floors throughout the home; granite counters in kitchen & baths; LED lighting; extra sound insulation in all the rooms; home is situated on 4.75 acres - tons of privacy!

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