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Charming Secluded Cottage & Lake, True Waterfront, Near to Boston & the Seacoast

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Windham - Golden Deer Cottage

Golden Deer is A Charming, Secluded, Private, Two Bedroom, Seasonal NH Rental

Golden Deer Cottage is your private vacation get-away. This property offers an updated, charming, open concept style cottage on a true waterfront, and unique seclusion at the end of a private road, nearby one of the town's natural areas and many lovely upscale neighborhoods. Cottage amenities include WiFi, washer & dryer, south-side patio overlooking the water, kayaks, and much more!


This peaceful and natural setting is ideal for couples and small families seeking to get away and relax. Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake, enhancing the natural atmosphere and offering worry-free, enjoyable swimming for both children and adults absent the turbidity, wake and noise caused by fast-moving motorized watercraft. The lake is spring-fed with refreshing, therapeutic, clean water. And the property has a crystal-clear flowing artisan well.

Located on the premier side of the lake, you can also enjoy long afternoons of sunbathing and fun on your own lawn and private sandy beach, swimming, fishing, canoeing, pedal boat riding, hiking, walking, rock climbing, wildlife & bird watching, and viewing foliage, followed by spectacular sunsets!

Conveniently located just 35 miles north of Boston off Route 93, it is the perfect place to enjoy and explore New England. Enjoy the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, yet just minutes away are family-friendly, affordable and award-winning restaurants, Canobie Lake Amusement Park and tax free shopping at NH's Rockingham Park Mall. The cottage is also 30 minutes to Manchester and the seacoast, Hampton and Salisbury beaches, and is less than an hour to Portsmouth and Maine outlets.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2016
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About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has owned and offered this preferred Southern New Hampshire vacation rental property since 2004. Lifelong New Englanders, we are design professionals who appreciate the lakeside lifestyle and charm of the era in which this cottage was built, yet we have updated the space with modern amenities and other enhancements that give it today's comfort and convenience. In raising our children at the lake, we understand what our guests may want or need to have an enjoyable stay here. The proof is in the kind thank-you notes that families write us in addition to their guestbook entries, the great reviews we receive year after year, and the many returning guests.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Merrimack Valley

Located just a short distance from the MA/NH border, the cottage is a quick 30 minute drive to Manchester and the Seacoast, and under an hour to Boston.

Nearby are Malls, Golf Courses, Canobie Lake Amusement Park, Verizon Wireless Arena, Museums, Award-Winning Restaurants, Cinemas and other entertainment and shoppes.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Charming Secluded Cottage & Lake, True Waterfront, Near to Boston & the Seacoast
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Cottage was Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for helping me and my family have a wonderful vacation in NH! The cottage was amazing! The whole family could not get enough of all the lake had to offer. The boats, fishing, raft and private beach were spectacular. The fire pits on the beautifully landscaped back yard were perfect. The kids and I will not be able to forget this place and we hope to come back when we return from overseas. Your support and appreciation meant a lot. Thank you for your flexibility and hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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19 0

Wonderful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed to find such a comfortable cozy cottage on the lake with a nice combination of sun and shade, the seating areas on the deck and near the water are perfect for enjoying the spot. The views from inside the house as you cook and eat are nice too. My family was grateful for the thoughtful accommodations with many extras such as the grill, outdoor fire and firewood, two docks, choice of boats, lifejackets, fishing gear, beach towels, washer and dryer and Wi-Fi to name a few. It was clean and had extra linens. We enjoyed this private area and lake, sunrises and colorful sunsets, nice walking trails, and everything is very peaceful, you can sit and read a walk and quiet anytime of day. The location is also great with shopping and restaurants close by and a short ride to the beach which we really loved. The owners are very nice couple. They were there to meet us and helped us know where all the local stores were. We have not seen this at other owner rental homes. They care about your stay and have something special here. We planned our vacation for some much needed family time and this place checked all the boxes for us to do that and we plan on coming back next year! We will recommend the cottage to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A special place with welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was one of our favorite get-aways in New England! We love the peaceful, quiet atmosphere and the beautiful setting nestled near woods but has lots of light. It is secluded on a private road with no traffic. The owners are friendly, flexible and have gone beyond our expectations. Our arrival was late and the stores were closed. The owner met us and provided us with coffee and cream for the morning along with bagels and cream cheese and jams. It was really kind of her and such a nice touch. You can see all the attention they put into the amenities, like a Bluetooth device and iPhone charging cord in case you forgot yours, and into the property as well. The accommodations are comfortable and very clean, with a cozy wood stove. Outside, on the deck there is a nice patio set with a large umbrella to enjoy the weather and your meals, and near the water is a seating area and chiminea with plenty of firewood. We love to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening by the water. The sunsets were beautiful over the water and the mornings so quiet and conducive to meditation; I liked to put my chair on the dock and read and listen to the birds and other nature sounds that surround you. My husband liked to fish off the dock. We also loved the option of being able to kayak or take the pedal-boat or rowboat around the pond. Another feature that you don't always find is a full laundry room. This is perfect for a weeklong stay. Everyone has a different idea about how and where they like to spend their leisure time. Although we took advantage of the great restaurants nearby and spent some time in Boston, for us, the cottage was everything we needed, a peaceful and beautiful place that we intend to return to. I recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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troublesome owner

  • 1 of 5

There is no direct access to the lake from the house. You

exit from a side door, walk around the house and down several stairs to the

beach. There are 5 windows that face the lake but 3 of them do not open

as the latches are broken. This hinders any breeze coming off the lake and the latches should be repaired.

The house has a strong smell of mildew and moth

balls which is disconcerting, especially in the cooking area. There is no tub and

the smallest shower I have ever seen, the entry measures about 18 inches

so it's a tight fit for an adult and then showering is uncomfortable. The dock

is rickety and shakes when you walk on it. The dock should be replaced

or removed as it is a safety hazard. The raft in the pond is nice and peaceful

and the area is quiet. The washer and drier are very old and at check in,

the owner told the washer door doesn't latch properly, and so the washer

may not work. She said they "came with the house" and doesn't appear

they plant to replace/fix it. The house is plagued by large black ants that stumble inside and then die, so there must be poison inside the walls or around the foundation of the house. The owner was difficult to work with late refunding my deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outer and peaceful. Perfect fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough of how perfect our stay was. We could not have asked for more. Views and solitude were exactly what we were wanting and we got it. Host was very kind and helpful. We will be back


Wichita Ks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NH

Peaceful and Extremely Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had here at the lake cottage. Highlights included Canobie Lake amusement park and Chunky's theatre where we saw a movie with beer and food served...so very cool. On sunny days we swam and floated and we all did some reading by the shore, which was extremely relaxing. All in all it was peaceful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Boston Logan Int'l at 40 miles / Manchester•Boston
Car: necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Windham, Merrimack Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2017
6 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £67
Refundable Damage Deposit £236

SPECIAL RATE ANY SEASON: As a preferred vacation rental in Southern New Hampshire for over a decade, each year we offer a 5% discount to guests staying longer than one week. So, visit with family or explore New England longer, and save at Golden Deer Cottage!
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.
We are unable to accommodate pets.
Golden Deer is a smoke-free cottage.
Leaf Peeping Season: September & October - $500/2 night minimum, weekend stay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Windham in New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Custom Italian marble shower with a handheld shower head (30 x 30 square)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
  • 2 standard-size twin beds, bunked; Fans in both bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Golden Deer has all the comforts of home, including fresh linens and bedding, the above amenities, free Wi-Fi and more, including: Private/on water deck w/patio furniture; UV-block umbrellas; private sandy beach and upland beach; boat dock; swimming raft; BBQ-grill; lobster pot; cable/TV/DVD/Stereo surround sound entertainment system with Bluetooth; portable fans; wood stove; fireplace at water's edge w/complimentary firewood. Available (no charge): pedal boat, row boat, kayaks

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