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Gorgeous Waterfront House Right On Kezar Lake

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Three to Four Bedroom Sleeps Nine

You’ll feel like you’re vacationing inside the pages of DWELL magazine in this brand new three to four bedroom, 2 and a halfl bathroom lakefront house designed by a prominent Boston architect. Charming Kezar Lake, dotted with old farmhouses and inns, is a well-kept secret in the area. Old-fashioned Vernondale General Store, gorgeous Wadleigh State Park and non-profit Musterfield Farm, all just one mile from the house, are local insitutions. Golf, bike trails, and Sunapee Ski Resort nearby. Will show on weekends.

The home’s interior is open concept with elegant, modern finishes. From the screened-in porch you’ll enjoy total privacy as you listen to the hoots of our resident Great Horned Owl, the call of the loons, and the Italian-style bell chimes from the meetinghouse down the road. Gorgeous gardens! On the property is a private dock to which you can tie your own boat, or enjoy the tandem kayak. Relish the view from the wall of windows in the double-height living area as you prepare meals in the gourmet kitchen. The custom-built dining table seats nine. The huge tub in the ground-floor master bedroom has a view out to the woods. There is also a shower in the downstairs bathroom. Upstairs you will find a corner bedroom with bunk beds and a trundle, another bedroom with a queen bed, and a television room with a pullout queen sofa bed. The upstairs bathroom has its own large shower. There is also an outdoor shower, fire pit, WiFi and Smart TV. Just ninety minutes from Boston, fifteen from New London, fifteen to Sunapee, thirty to Hanover/Dartmouth. The only house rental on Kezar and the only modern rental in the region.

Warm weather activities at the house:

There is a shallow area with a sandy bottom right by the dock. The water is perfect for swimming, warmer than most lakes in the area. We also have a tandem kayak, for use at your own risk. A five to ten minute walk away is Wadleigh State Park, a very quiet place with a long though narrow beach area and a gorgeous wooded area in the back with a playground.

Warm weather activities in the area:

Biking on rails-to-trails, golf, zip-lining at Sunapee Ski Resort

County fairs

Cornish and Hopkinton in August, Warner Fall Festival Columbus Day Weekend. The Sunapee Craft Fair is in July. Mt Sunapee’s Chocolate Fest is in October.

Local Institutions:

The Fells, Newbury

-The Fells belonged to John Hay (secretary to Lincoln and secretary of state to Teddy Roosevelt). They have many popular events, including concerts, Family Day, Fairy Tea and house tours. Fifteen minutes from the house.

Musterfield Farm, which is on the other side of the lake from us, holds many events, including Farm Days, with old-fashioned activities like making candles, walking on stilts, petting llamas, etc. It's a great place to visit at any time. Kids can pet the cows, look at the pigs, and select produce from the farm stand (which operates on an honor system). They also host Ice Day in January, when they cut ice blocks out of the lake just like in the movie Frozen.

Activities/Museums:

Within half an hour are the Montshire Science Museum in Norwich, Vt, the Enfield Shaker Museum. Forty minutes will get you to VINS, the wonderful raptor center in Queeche. There is also an old mine, Ruggles Mine, in Danbury. And St Gaudens Resort in Cornish, the estate of the sculptor who crafted the Lincoln Memorial.

Culture:

The New London Barn, ten to fifteen minutes away, boasts the oldest summer stock in the country.

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College (30 minutes away) has a top-notch collection. It’s also free and usually empty.

Cute villages:

New London has some nice shops and restaurants, just fifteen minutes away. For more substantial town centers, head to:

Hanover, NH – Home to Dartmouth College, with a number of nice shops and cafes. There’s usually something happening here.

Woodstock, VT – The quintessential New England village. The Rockefellers poured money into this town, even providing funds so that telephone and electric lines could be buried in the ground. (So much prettier!) Many cute shops and restaurants, and the Billings Farm, which holds numerous events, including sleigh rides in winter.

Winter Activities

At the house: Sleds are provided, for use at your own risk. It can also be fun to light the outdoor firepit in winter. On Kezar, many people go ice-fishing. Cross country ski trails and snow shoe trails run right by the house. There are maps at the house with suggested routes. Or you might try the rails-trails website

Downhill Skiing:

Sunapee Ski Resort – Sunapee has a surprising variety of terrain. It’s renowned for its grooming and ski school. Book ahead over busy periods for ski lessons, but be mindful of any cancellation policies.

Ragged Mountain Ski Resort

Ragged is smaller and further away than Sunapee, but can be fun if you’re looking to avoid crowds or get cheaper lift tickets.

Ice skating:

The town of New London maintains a small ice skating rink in the center right next to the New London Inn. It’s free of charge. Skate rentals at the sports shop across the street.

More Details

Owner
Victoria Griffith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, We can probably manage with written Italian/German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Victoria Griffith

We are an architect and writer residing in Boston.

Why Victoria Griffith chose New Hampshire

We fell in love with Kezar Lake, so the chance to buy ten acres waterfront and design our own home was too great to pass up. This is the only true modern house for rent in the region, and the only rental right on Kezar.

What makes this house unique

Views, Firepit, Kayaks available, Outdoor shower, Shallow entry to lake, Huge bathtub, Gourmet kitchen.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sutton in Merrimack County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
You'll love the firepit and screened porch!

Reviews

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Just Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, modern home with quiet seclusion on Kezar Lake. This was the perfect setting for our family's trip to New Hampshire. The owners are a joy to work with, and are very responsive. The setting reminds me of my years spent on New England lakes as a child. The lake is clear, and there is plenty of local charm, as well as nearby attractions to make your New Hampshire visit memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kezar lake

  • 4 of 5

Kezar Lake, a hidden gem that we are hoping not too many people discover so it retains it's absolute serenity, beauty and cleanliness. This home is a perfect place for reading, walks, bicycling, kayaking and visiting the small town of New London or driving short distances to take a hike. The house while quite minimalist, is more than adequately suited and outfitted for a weekend, week, or month stay. While it advertises sleeps 9 it is really more suited for 2 couples/singles (2 queen beds) and 2-3 children (1 small bunk with trundle mat) or one more adult (couch in tv room) unless you want someone sleeping on couch in living room. Owners are lovely and immediately available by phone for any problems.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We also love Kezar Lake. In terms of the beds, we just wanted to point out that the convertible sofa in the tv room sleeps two, so no need for any couch sleeping with nine!
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
89
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sunapee
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wadleigh
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sutton, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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6 night minimum stay
£1,737
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£6,913
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £136.01
Damage Deposit £388.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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