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Quintessential New England Lake Front Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

A few weekends still available for a getaway this spring/early summer/fall when the lake is quiet and perfect for kayaking and some mid-week lake vacations available later in the summer!! Book now before they are all gone!!

Beautiful Lake Front Cottage with all the comforts of home and New England charm. Recently renovated with original charm kept in mind!

Spring provides opportunities for hiking and boating. Summer is the perfect opportunity for swimming, boating, or floating your cares away in this beautiful clean lake. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the lake, the water is warm and the lake is quiet. Winter weekends provide opportunities for skiing at nearby Mount Sunapee and possible skating snowmobiling on the lake and nearby trails. Book now for a week or long weekend away!

Less than 50 feet right to your own dock and waterfront for swimming, boating, fishing or water skiing. Or perhaps just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery! The rental is equipped with 4 kayaks, 1 double kayak & 2 canoes. The dock will hold up to a 21 foot boat. The dock has stairs to a shallow sandy swimming area great for young children and older adults and the end of the dock is 12 feet deep with a ladder.

Awesome views and exceptionally clean, warm lake.

This cottage makes for great family memories to cherish for years!

For nature lovers, there are great trails to hike right out your front door. Crescent Lake is located in Acworth, NH right in the middle of quaint towns, including Acworth, Sunapee & Newport. Great antiquing, shops and more. Mount Sunapee has fun Summer, Fall and Winter activities and is 20 minutes away.

In Winter, Crescent Lake offers skating and walking on the frozen ice, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the lake, snowmobiling on the local trails, and skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt. Sunapee or a little farther away at Okemo Mountain.

This lake home is a true gem & makes for magical memories with family and friends for years to come!

More Details

Kari and Rod MacLeod
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Kari and Rod MacLeod

We are a family of 5 who loves being outdoors. We have fallen in love with Duck Head cottage and Crescent Lake. We enjoy our cottage getaway in all 4 seasons and love skiing at nearby Mount Sunapee.

Kari and Rod MacLeod purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kari and Rod MacLeod chose Acworth

We were looking for a cottage on a lake that we could enjoy Springs, Summers and Falls kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing. We also love Winter in New England and were excited about finding a place that was driving distance to a ski mountain, while being able to skate, snowshoe and cross country ski on the lake. We fell in love with Duck Head and have enjoyed every minute of our time there. We love sharing the cottage with friends, family and renters when we can't be there because we want the cottage to be enjoyed as much as possible!

What makes this cottage unique

The house is cozy, quaint and steps away from lakeside fun. We are 20 minutes from Mount Sunapee and all that it has to offer for year round fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fantastic week in your lovely home. We had four generations up for one final summer hurrah. Weather was cool and calm, kayaking and s'mores, and board games were enjoyed by all. Everyone had plenty of room and our basset hound delighted with tracking all the New Hampshire scents. Thank you!
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Acworth around the Sullivan County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Use dock, waterfront and boats at your own risk. No fires in the indoor fireplace in summer. Please leave house and yard as you found it.
  • No Fireworks Allowed
  • No Pets on Furniture
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • mountain ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs with easy access from outside
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk bed
    Study/Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Study/Extra Bedroom off of Master bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Dogs must be approved first.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Quintessential New England Lake Front Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews

Well decorated and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Duck head cottage and as before we had a fun relaxing good time from the fire pit to the lake activities and the new griddle was great cooking brunch for the family

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had Everything you need to kick back and enjoy nature and a clean lake

  • 4 of 5

Many books, games as well as all the lake toys you could want. Plenty of towels supplies etc. just bring your clothes. Very quiet and relaxing. A wonderful location to unwind and get away from the fast pace of everyday life. Be prepared to cook as restaurants are a bit of a drive. The owners stay in contact to make sure everything is going well for the guests. Plenty of room for 4 but house could easily have 6 folks stay comfortably. Would recommend this property.

We brought dog dishes and a run for our dog but even that was available. The house was very dog friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved Duckhead Cottage. It was clean, well equipped, and in a great location. The lake was beautiful. We enjoyed swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. The fishing was great. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape! Perfect Family HomeAway

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is Beautiful and Clean, had everything we needed. My family really enjoyed the use of the Kayaks & Paddleboards. Outdoors/Swimming all day and Smores at the fire pit at night!! It rained one full day which was very disappointing but thankfully the house was stocked with Coloring books, Games and Books. Bring your Camera, so many photo ops.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful! Had all of the amenities of home while overlooking the calm of Crescent Lake. Had a blast with the little ones and dogs swimming off the dock. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend... Would definitely visit again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cost wonderful place and would always come back. The house is very tasteful decorated and had everything we needed.

The kids loved it!!! Thank you for everything-

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mount Sunapee
Car: necessary

Charming, newly renovated lake cottage with all the comforts of home. Year round, four bedroom, two bath, washer & dryer, high-speed internet access and stone fireplace.

This home features a great dock for boating, swimming & fishing! Plus a shallow swim area for the little ones on one of the cleanest lakes in NH. Bring your boat for skiing, tubing & wake boarding. Four kayaks and one canoe are available for use along with fishing poles.

Winter activities include skating and walking on the frozen lake, cross country skiing or snowshoeing on the lake or local trails, snowmobiling, and skiing at nearby Mt. Sunup or Okemo Mountain.

Great fire pit to roast marshmallows and to cherish the days events!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.8
Pet Fee £22.95
Property Damage Insurance £45.13

From $1199 wk
*$500 refundable damage deposit required at check in. Deposits can be eliminated by buying deposit insurance for $49, $59 FOR DOGS.

Please note: No refunds on rental deposits unless cottage can be re-rented at the same time and rate

50% rental deposit required to reserve cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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