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Summer Cottage on Secluded Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath Full shower, sleeps 6

This is a four season home on a quiet secluded spring fed 100 acre pond. The views are beautiful and the swimming and fishing are great. Close to 3 major cities for things to do. The perfect get away for the stress of city life. Week rentals only in peek season June, July and Aug.

Soon to come: We will be having new cabins built sometime in the future. They will be in a very private and quiet location in Warner NH near MT Sunapee for skiing in the winter and Lake Sunapee in the summer, only a 10 min. drive. With hiking and fishing near by. You can email for further info. Thank you, Wayne and Autumn

New deck, views: We have added a porch across the front of the cottage. A great place to sit and take in the sun set and look over the water only 10 feet away.

Artesian well: No need to bring your own water the water is great

More Details

Wayne Akins
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Strafford

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Refund is given only if time suggested isre rented. We got anything on the lawn
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , jacuzzi
  • Jet tub Jacuzzi indoor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • 1 room with one queen bed, 1 room with one /queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wooden decking
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
1 queen,1 Queen,1 sleep sofa. indoor Whirlpool Jet tub; boat; kayak;; picnic table; swimming raft.


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Summer Cottage on Secluded Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Milford, Connecticut

Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time here. It was so much better than the pictures. The owner was wonderful and welcoming. We felt right at home. It had everything we could have wanted or needed. We hope to go back next summer for a week.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our goal that people feel happy upon arrival and when they leave that they have spent time at one of the best places ever with looking forward to returning. Wayne and Autumn
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  • 5 of 5

My wife, son and I absolutely loved out week stay at this cabin, great private lake/pond, comfortable home setting, cant wait for next year to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us happy when people enjoy themselves. Wayne and Autumn
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Summers Delight

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome week we had at Autumn and Wayne's summer cottage ! The exceptional hospitality extended to us by Autumn and Wayne was truly outstanding ! The cottage has everything you could possibly ask for, clean and in such a beautiful setting. Our labs Pepper and Riley had tons of fun fetching tennis balls and sticks in wild goose pond. The kayaking was a delight and the fishing was superior ! Thank you Autumn and Wayne for an extraordinary vacation week !! All the best to you, stay safe - Flora and Steve

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, charming, inviting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cabin! It was incredibly comfortable and relaxing. We couldn't get enough of the view of the pond. And we enjoyed watching wildlife (loons, ducks, herons and even a hummingbird). Kayaking on the pond was lots of fun! And the owner Wayne was wonderful to work with from start to finish. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely even in the rain!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great girls' weekend here. The rain lulled us to sleep, dancing on the metal roof. Loons, geese and duck entertained us.

The cottage had everything we needed, from kayak to kitchen. Plenty of outside gear as well that we did not use due to the rain. The only downside that should be noted is that there was no cell reception. You need to drive out to the connecting road to connect. Not a problem for us, as we all needed to "unplug" and relax. The hotspot at the cottage was not connecting for any of us.

Another note is that Merrill Rd is a one-lane, unpaved, typical "camp" road. The cottage is at the very end, with few neighbors.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Tranquil spot, beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark, but Wayne had turned on the lights and the heat and the cabin was bright and warm. So lovely! We woke to stunning views of the pond and all the wild birds. I prepared a Thanksgiving feast and the kitchen was wonderful! Found everything I needed and more. The 3 kids and the dogs enjoyed long walks and we played games. We made lasting memories in a truly beautiful place and cannot wait to return! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Exeter, NH
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Johnsons Rt 4
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Hampton an Rye
Car: necessary

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, 45 minutes to ocean beaches. 1 1/2hr to White mountains. 20Min to golf,

Golf: Golf near by just a short drive


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Strafford

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
15 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

pontoon boat rental {wk A$127.4 + Tax
pontoon boat Gas A$25.48 + Tax
pontoon boat (DAY} A$31.85 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$185/night, $1150/week
$185/night Any advance bookings will need a sign agreement with deposit by January 1st for the year
$1150/week To be rented, if not received the week booked may not be available. Peek weeks are June, July, Aug, Sept to Oct 14th an are rented weeks only Sat to Sat.

References required All DEPOSITS due by Janurary 1st for the year to be rented with rental agreement if made in advance before the new year.
Email for more info

A signed rental agreement returned with a 200$ deposit and the balance due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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