Older 2 story home with 4 bedrooms - 1 king, 1 queen, 1 full, and 1 set of bunk beds. Pack and play, child gates, high chair, and toddler bed also available. Large dining room, eat in kitchen, living room, rec room with ping pong table, games, exercise bike, and treadmill. Lots of toys,videos and books - leave 1/ take 1 library. Large porch with chairs and a small porch in back with barbecue grill. Plenty of linens and towels for all rooms. House is located 1.3 miles from Santa's Village, 2.9 miles from Fort Jefferson, 17 miles from Bretton Woods ski area, 23 miles from Mount Washington cog railroad, next door to Waumbek golf course, and across the street from Waumbek hiking trails up to Star King. Great views and close to gas station and convenience store. Direct access to snowmobile trail from property and 19 miles to Jericho Mountain state park and ATV park in Berlin, NH. Wifi available.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay2 - 3 nights
Bob and Cathy Chapman
- Calendar last updated:
- 30 Sep 2018
About Bob and Cathy Chapman
We currently live in CT, but plan on retiring in a few years to NH.
Bob and Cathy Chapman purchased this House in 2016
Why Bob and Cathy Chapman chose Jefferson
The house is very spacious and well-equipped. Very kid friendly and very close to many of the activities the white mountains has to offer.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Spacious & Kid Friendly Home
My 4 kids and I stayed here 4 nights. I was looking for something larger than a cabin that wouldn't break the budget and found this house on VRBO. I was not disappointed! This house is HUGE, with plenty of sleeping arrangement options (toddler bed, crib, fold out sofa, fold out cot etc.) in addition to the regular room beds. House was clean, orderly, and had extra paper products and everyday items (sandwich bags, saran wrap, etc.) which I found very helpful. The kids loved the playroom, toys, books, games, and coloring sheets that were in the home. There is a super cute outdoor area with a fire ring and seating too. Now, the house is definitely an OLDER HOME in every sense-- fixtures, style, decor. It didn't bother us much, but it is something worth noting. Other things that may be worth mentioning : the parking is behind the house and there is a full flight of stairs to climb with your luggage to get into the house. Also, there is a portion of the house blocked off (access locked) with a separate entrance, which was a bit confusing as it was not mentioned beforehand, and when the kids got loud I wondered if we were disturbing anyone in this section - possibly this portion is rented separately(?) Overall, I would definitely stay at this location again. It fit our needs perfectly and was more than adequate in terms of space. Location was great as well- very close to a charming convenient store and Santa's Village as well. I doubt anyone traveling with a larger family could find better accommodations for this price. Five star rating from our family. Thank you!
Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the house and had a great stay. I'm sorry I didn't tell you we own the land to the right of the house and you can park there so you can bring the luggage in the front door rather than having to lug your luggage up the back stairs. I will have to make sure I write that into the description so that people know in the future. The house was originally a 2 family and we just use the left side for storage, not for rental, so make all the noise you want! Again, thank you and I hope you will stay with us again in the future.
Large home, very kid friendly
We had plenty of space for four adults and two kids. The house is fully equipped with games and toys. House is also well stocked with essentials such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, garbage bags, towels, linens, etc. Home is next to fun Waumbek golf course and just down the road from Santa's Village. Hosts are very responsive and helpful.
Thank you very much for the nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will stay again in the future.
Very dated old building. Holes in the walls, doors don’t shut, mice got into food.
We were a group that came to ride the atv trails in nearby towns. The house just really needs some fixing up and simple care that could of made this stay much better. There are holes in walls and old plaster showing. Doors to bathrooms that don’t shut, air conditioner in one room did not work. Strange decor and naked baby dolls. But worst thing was the mice running around that got into our food. There were mouse droppings in the drawers, on the counters, and on the floors. We felt the need to clean everything before use even if put away in the cupboards. Used the electrical cooking appliances there and blew a breaker, overall just not a good experience when on a vacation. Unfortunately we will be looking for a different place for rent when we return to NH next year.
The small holes in the walls in the kitchen are due to the recent installation of a ceiling fan and a dishwasher in the kitchen. With it being an old house, running new wires is virtually impossible without putting small holes in the plaster. When we have completed running wires in that area, we have every intention to patch those holes and repainted the walls. The house is old and we have been making continuos updates. The air conditioners in the bedrooms are one of the updates that were made last year, meaning the air conditioners are only a year old. We have never gotten any complaints about mice despite having 2 groups renting in the past few weeks with no complaints. We allowed this party to check in early - noon rather than 4 pm- and both I and our regular house cleaner were at the house cleaning until just prior to this party's arrival. The house was impeccably clean. It is virtually impossible for mouse dropping to be all over the floors and counters when we has finished cleaning less than 1 hour prior to their arrival. We have seen evidence of mice in the past and have had the problem addressed. We are in the process of checking to see if there is a problem with mice again and if there is, we will take care of it. Realistically speaking, there are problably very few old country home surrounded by woods that hasn't had a mouse or 2 come into the house. This party wanted a house close to the ATV trails, but waited too long to book and therefore had to settle for accommodations they didn't want. Our house is geared for children since it is close to Santa's Village and accommodates families with children. This party was all adults looking to go quading. There are toys throughout the house for children to play with. There is 1 doll that has had the clothes taken off by a previous child that stayed at our home. We will remove that doll or put new clothes on her if people find a naked doll in the house offensive. We are sorry they were not happy, however, had they said something during their stay, we may have been able to address some of their concerns. I did e-mail the tenant the first day that they were there and asked if there was anything they needed, but they did not respond. Instead they waited until they had checked out to point out they had problems and wrote a negative review.
Home was just perfect for multiple families with small children!
I would definitely stay here again. Homeowners thought of everything that you would need. Home was very clean and comfortable. Located near Santa’sVillage, grocery stores, convenient store and other attractions.
Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back again.
House with alot of character.
We loved it! 5 adults-2 teenagers-1 5yr old. Plenty of room for all and had everything we needed. Close to everything. The little one loved all the toys and books! Rainy day spent at Weeks Mansion was a gem of a find. Corner store has great pizza!! Santa's Village right down the road but Storyland and North Conway are only 30-45 min ride. Minor issue with the refrigerator door....swings wide and slams into the stove. Other then that, really can't find anything wrong for the value! Great family time!
Thanks for your kind response. I'm so glad you all had a great time on vacation. We will try to fix the refrigerator door. Hope you'll come back again in the future. You were great guests.
House was large enough with room to spare and great location. All the amenities you would need. Located 2 mins from Santa's Village which was perfect after a long day at the park.
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We are constantly trying to make improvements and updates to make the house even better. We hope you'll consider staying with us again in the future.
1 mile from Santa's Village
Close to Cannon mountain and other ski areas
Direct access onto the snowmobile trail
Across the street from hiking trail up to Starr King
15 minutes from Lancaster
30 minutes from Clark's trading post
45 minutes from Mount Washington