Our guests have said the nicest things about us and our house in their reviews - immodest of us to brag, we know., but we're proud of our house. You can read all about it in the reviews.
Meanwhile, we'll give you the lowdown on what you might want to know:
Our home is on the Saco River, and surrounded by three mountains. The house is on a (really) quiet, dead-end, private road (10 mph speed limit that everyone respects) on which only a few cars travel. Rush hour is two cars crossing - happens a couple of times a week.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms: the Master bedroom has a queen bed and an attached bathroom. The room looks out onto the river. The second bedroom also has a queen bed, and looks out onto a mountain. So does the third bedroom. It has two twin beds and a spare twin memory foam mattress hidden under one of the beds. In total, The house sleeps 7 in 3 bed rooms. There is a comfortable couch in the living room in a pinch and a twin pull-out sofa.
The kitchen is fully equipped. This house is literally our second home, so we stock it to live in, not pass through. We keep adding tools at random - the most recent was a potato masher. D'oh. How could we have forgotten that?
The furniture is new - we've added a few older pieces to make the house a home and not a hotel suite. There's a deck overlooking the river, and an outside grill. Air conditioning and heat in case the A/C is too cold. But the best part of summer is being able to open the windows and let the fresh air in (yes, fresh air), and listen to the river rushing by. The Saco is beautiful. Clear as a bell. (In the winter one of us likes to crank up the heat, open the doors and listen to the river as he writes. You can imagine what she has to say about that.)
One thing we love about our house is that it was built by a gentleman who is 6’ 4” tall. As a result the doors are tall and the ceilings high. The basement ceiling is beyond reach of us shorter people. The attached garage is huge. Brenda is eyeing it for her workbench and tools - she has more power tools than most men. On your behalf, I am resisting her wishes but don't know how long I can hold her off. She's strong. She's a woman, after all.
We do have internet access, of course with fast wireless, a library of about 175 DVDs, books, and quite a few games and toys. Amazon Prime, Netflix as well. The TV is big. But come on, do you really want to watch TV in the White Mountains??
We provide all linens, about towels, etc.
We are near (15-20 minutes) Storyland, North Conway outlets, Attitash skiing and zip lining, and the White Mountain National Forest. About 20 minutes from the Washington Hotel - a truly posh place to enjoy a drink or a meal. And the largest skiing facility in New England. We have games, books and DVDs (over 170 at last count). Toys for young boys and girls. Guests have told us that their kids didn't take out the toys they brought but played with the ones in our house all week.
We highly recommend that you stow your cell phones and just listen to the river. It'll wash away your stress just as it does ours.
By the way, we keep our house CLEAN. We even wipe down the light switches. And leave you a new sponge (don't you hate someone else's used ones?). We stock each bathroom and kitchen with cleaning materials because it's convenient. Besides, one of us gets distracted on his way from one place to another searching for stuff. He's like a little kid that way. Paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper of course. Usually about 9 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom.
And finally, we leave you what a guest called "starter groceries - milk, OJ, eggs, bacon, bread, and sometimes, random things that catch our eye on the store shelves.
WINTER IS HERE. Well almost. But this is New England, you never know. We do rent our house for the Winter Season, December through March. In that period we provide plowing, shoveling, and best of all, space for two cars in the garage. We know you'll love that once the snow falls. We do not guarantee copious snow; wish we could, but you know how it goes.
Drop us a line. We'll be happy to tell you more.