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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 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:
15 October, 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.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Secluded Cottage & Lake, True Waterfront, Near to Boston
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

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
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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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Chapel Hill, NH

A beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the lake house. Fishing, kayaking, swimming and playing in the water! Great weather and a beautiful setting - what else does anyone need?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NH

Loved every minute of our stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great week in your wonderful home. We loved every minute of our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage, close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, myself, and our two kids (ages 13 & 10) stayed at this lovely cottage for 6 days. We absolutely loved being right on the lake. The kids enjoyed the kayaks and fishing right from the dock. The fire pit was awesome for s'mores! There is a nice hiking trail not far from the cottage as well. The cottage itself was great, but a bit small for the 4 of us. The kids were almost too big for the bunk beds and my husband did not fit in the shower. Overall though, we really enjoyed staying here. We found the house to be just like the listing and the owners were great to work with. The house is located in a great spot. We found it easily from Boston and also did day trips to Portsmouth as well as in Portland ME. I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone who is looking for a nice lake house in a convenient (but secluded) spot!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Golden Deer Cottage. The property was great. The lake was wonderful, no motorized boats allowed. All we saw were some paddle boats, paddle boards and kayaks. The cottage had a paddle boat, 2 kayaks and a row boat. It was a very quiet week.That said we were only about 10 miles from Canobie Lake Park, some good restaurants and shopping. The cottage had wi-fi and a ton of dvd's. We hope to come back someday.

Thanks for a great week Dyan and Gary.

Bill, Denise and Brendan

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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
Fall 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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

Refundable Damage Deposit £246

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.
Mid-week fees may apply.
Monthly Rentals also available.
Refundable Deposit required on all Rentals.
No NH tax or extra fees imposed by the owners.
We are unable to accommodate pets.
Golden Deer is a smoke-free cottage.
Leaf Peeping Season: September & October - $500/2 night minimum, weekend stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
  • Italian marble shower (30 x 30)
  • 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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