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Bedrooms 1
Space 784 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Classic New Hampshire camp located 30 feet from the shores of Half Moon Lake. One bedroom with queen bed, 3/4 bath, living room with twin bed and full size futon and enclosed porch with one full size futon. Sleeps 5 total.

The property is located on a private association road with minimal traffic. There is a pick your own blueberry farm within walking distance when blueberries are in season in late June and early July and a pick your own apple orchard within a short drive for apple season starting in August.

At 250 acres of clean, clear water, the lake is perfect for family enjoyment. Large enough for water skiing, yet small enough for canoeing and kayaking. Swimming in front of the property. Lots of bass in the pond for those that want to try their hand at fishing. There is a community boat ramp from which a boat can be launched at no charge. The 20 foot dock is nice for sunbathing, drying off after a swim or just relaxing on and enjoying the view of the lake and of Prospect Mountain on the opposite shore.

Convenient to Alton Bay, 30 minutes to Concord, Rochester, Tilton and Laconia. 90 minutes to North Conway.

More Details

Property Manager
April Ellis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Why April Ellis chose Barnstead

The owner's wife grew up vacationing with her family on Half Moon Lake. When we decided to purchase a vacation home, our first thought was to look for properties on Half Moon as it is a clean lake that is large enough to accommodate fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing, yet small enough and quiet enough to be enjoyable for the entire family. It is convenient to area attractions for anyone that wants to get away from the water, but far enough away from the major population areas to be a great place to relax and unwind.

The owner's brother in law purchased a property on the lake a number of years ago and has since built a year round house and retired to Half Moon. Having him nearby is convenient for family visits as well as having someone that can look after the property in an emergency.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I called at nearly the last minute and the Property Manager said "YES"! Everything was wonderful and my father had a memorable birthday bbq at the cabin after a wonderful day of hiking in the area. I hope to come back again!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstead in Belknap County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 784 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3/4 Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master- 1 Queen Living room- 1 Full Futon, 1 Twin bed Enclosed Porch- 1 Full Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Blankets and pillows provided. Guests provide own towels and linens.


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Perfect camp on the water, plenty of room for the 4 of us, plus dog!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this camp. 10 steps from the water and perfect sunrise and sunsets!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great experience. would do it again

  • 5 of 5

Very clean,love the fact that we had our own private beach front

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please consider staying at our property again if your plans bring you back to this area in the future.
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Pics really don't do it justice! Super charming and rustic with nice high ceilings. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of fishing and swimming to be done. Even our 4 legged child got in on the action and dared to dip her paws in the lake..... she's typically one who hates to get wet. I guess Half Moon Lake is just too lovely to resist. We hope to come back again next year! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great location on Half Moon Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this location and met all our needs. Being close to family an d being able to enjoy the lake with my boys! We didn't want to leave!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Cabin with all the amenities to make vacation easy and fun. Local attractions short drive away or spend the day enjoying the lake. Perfect for the two of us and our four legged companion who especially loved the abundant supply of sticks to turn into toothpicks or fetch out of the lake. Quiet neighbors except for those Loons that made a daily morning appearance calling out their arrival. Great restaurant and ice cream in Alton Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great week.Peaceful...good fishing,close to everything.Loved the porch.Fantastic vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blueberry picking starting late June or early July at the blueberry farm within walking distance.

Apple picking starting in August at apple orchard approximately 10 miles by car.

Balloon Festival in Pittsfield, first weekend of August

Alton Bay- 8 miles

Laconia- 20 miles

Tilton Outlets- 22 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barnstead, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28
Cleaning Fee £38.07

Evidence of smoking anywhere inside the cottage or enclosed porch will result in loss of security deposit.

Manager'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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