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Secluded & quiet Akers Pond get away, fabulous mountain views.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower stall, sleeps 6, pet friendly

Located at the end of the road, it's very private & quiet. It overlooks Stump Cove, which is un-swimmable. Akers Pond, however, is easily accessed by kayak or small boat or a short walk to one of it's public beaches. Included for use are two kayaks, an aluminum row boat and a paddle boat. There are plenty of life preservers available for use while boating. Relax on the deck, by day, to enjoy fabulous mountain views, as well as wildlife. You'll be certain to hear the soothing call of the loons during the season. By night, sit by the cove's edge and enjoy the firepit.

Winter season offers great activities, as well. One highlight is that you can hit the trail with your snowmobile directly from the cabin. And, there are many cross country ski trails in the area.

A sunroom, with a sliding door to the deck, faces the cove. There are two tvs with 'satellite', one in the living room and one in the first floor bedroom. The first floor bedroom has a queen sized bed. The second floor has two bedrooms, one has a full sized bed, the other has two twin sized beds. Both upstairs rooms have skylights & ceiling fans. The bathroom has a stall shower, no tub.

Please note that there is sketchy cell service at this location. The Errol Public Library, on Main Street, offers free wifi 24 hours a day.

More Details

Owner
Heidi and Michael Palmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Heidi & Mike,



Thank you so much for sharing your cozy home with us. We had a great time snowmobiling. The direct access to the trails made it very convenient. The view of the cove is beautiful! We had a wonderful stay and hopefully we can come back soon!



Thank you so much!
Feb 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Errol, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths are included.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , skylight & ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , skylight & ceiling fan
  • Bed linens are included, extra sets available for every bed. Bedroom 1 includes satellite tv.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • conservatory
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Kitchen, dining & living room are open concept. There are four TV tables, if needed. We have a portable screen 'tent' which fits on to the deck. A fire pit sits between the swing & the picnic table. Included for use are two kayaks, an aluminum row boat and a paddle boat. There are plenty of life preservers for use while boating. Please note that smoking is allowed outside only.

Reviews

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Secluded & quiet Akers Pond get away, fabulous mountain views.
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 15 reviews
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Run down but clean

  • 1 of 5

Had knee replacement the lawn too water too steep pictures were old the dock was unusable and not maintained at all I was not happy toilet overflowed first half hour we were there my wife ended up doing a load of wet towels toilet ran constantly not a good experience the furniture was old and soft and uncomfortable wouldn't go back again left two days early because of weather and conditions at the camp!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, condition(s) are worth noting. I am sad that your overall experience was terrible, but really appreciate your honesty.
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5

This lake house superseded our expectations. Rverything about this house was AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds, interior, and overall property were extremely clean and stocked. It was such a cozy feel, and the abundance of quietness on the property was very refreshing. This is an amazing place to recharge your batteries and refocus from a busy city life. Our family is already talking about planning another getaway. Heidi was extremely kind and helpful throughout from beginning till the end. I would love to keep this secret to myself, but at the same time, I will share how wonderful of a gem this place really is. Highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing, and quiet getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, such an awesome review this is!! Thank you very much for sharing your experience! Having our home stocked & clean, as we would expect if we were renting, gives our guests the feeling of being at home. That is exactly what we strive for! Sincerely, Heidi & Michael Palmer
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5

Wonderful Lakeside Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Akers pond was wonderful. The cottage was well stocked and everything was functional. Heidi was amazing and very welcoming and attentive to our needs. One or two notes about the area...it is fairly remote; you are looking at at least a 30 minute drive for anything beyond basic groceries, however each of those drives takes you thru some truly beautiful country. The second thing, there is no ATT service in the area, only Verizon or Verizon compatible phones work.

Akers pond and the surrounding areas are beautiful, and kayaking, hiking, rafting, atvs, etc are all available within a reasonable distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The gratification we feel, when we read such a wonderful review, is tremendous. Knowing that we provided a comfortable, calming and carefree experience, for our guests, is exactly what we strive for! Thank you very much! (US Cellular, as well, has provided us with a successful signal in areas in and outside of the cabin.)
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5

An absolute gem if you want peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This place is located in a very quiet spot of a very small and quiet town in a very remote part of Northern New Hampshire. The property is on the outskirts of Errol, NH, right on Akers Pond. It is very secluded, overlooking the lake, that you can see right in front while doing dishes or having coffee at the dining table or on the front porch.

The house is extremely well thought out and built, it has absolutely everything, and it's kept meticulously clean and tidy by the hosts. It is also very warm -- we were there around the New Year when it was 12° F outside during a snowfall with a wind blowing from the lake -- it felt cozy inside while watching the snow fall on a frozen lake; we could easily make the house much warmer if we needed to -- they have a forced air heating system that works very fast. The hosts call it a cabin, but it really does feel like a house. Heidi Palmer is very warm, personable, and accommodating. It may sound like a cliche, but this place does feel as if you were at home.

For somebody looking for a very comfortable peace and quiet with a great view, you don't need to go any further. If, on the other hand, you want to speckle your vacation with some activity, we traveled to the Sunday River Skiing resort (Newry, ME) near Bethel, ME ~40 miles. There is a XC skiing and snowshoeing center on the same mountain, but there is also another specialized place in Bethel -- Carter's Cross Country Ski Center. Between Errol and Bethel, there are two state parks (Umbagog and Grafton Notch), so there are plenty of hiking opportunities there. This is all we had a chance to explore in 4 days we were there, I am sure there are plenty of other things in other directions.

One thing I would recommend for a place like that is to plan the trip ahead. There is no internet in the house, but on top of that, we had no AT&T cellular or data service at all, and no roaming was available. So, looking for information while there was difficult -- we drove to the town center and used the Wi-Fi in the public library (the library does not need to be open, the network and password are written on the front door). On the other hand, may be other providers would be available there, I don't have the experience to comment.

In conclusion, we really loved the place and enjoyed our time there. I would gladly recommend the place to any of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Feeling at home, is our goal for all who stay at our cabin. Reviews such as this bring us such gratification, as we endeavor our guest’s comfort. Thank you very much! It should be noted, however, that the cabin overlooks a Cove attached to Akers Pond.
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5

Peaceful and sooooo cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and dog and I stayed at this wonderful secluded cabin for 5 days and it was just wonderful. It was everything we hoped for and more! The cabin was very cozy and clean with beautiful views. I thought I brought everything we needed, but found I forgot a couple of things......no problem......Heidi (the owner) had us covered. She thought of everything! She provided all kinds of paper supplies, as well as ample linen supplies. There were even many spices, condiments, canned goods...even spaghetti! We had left behind our dog's blanket and she mailed it to us (after she washed it). She is a very kind and considerate host. It was a wonderful experience and we look forward to going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for posting your, very gratifying, review! It’s nice to learn that our, sincerest, efforts are appreciated. (And, that we have made new friends!) We stock it as our own home to make it more convenient for our guests. We’re happy that what you needed was available. Heidi & Michael Palmer
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5

Amazing, relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place just says peaceful. Amazing views, quiet surroundings and a cozy house. My boyfriend, my dog and I spent 5 days just relaxing and watching the winter melt away. Heidi was extremely friendly and welcoming and the house was exactly as described and clean and well kept. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking during our stay and then some! I don't recommend making a Winter or early Spring trip here without 4-wheel drive or at least some good snow tires as the road to the house was not recently plowed. While Errol is definitely in the middle of nowhere, if you take a ride an hour in any direction you won't be disappointed with the scenery and there are a ton of hiking and scenic views to explore on the main roads. We are already planning our next trip! Definitely dog friendly and great for a family with older kids (I would be wary with small children due to the open staircase leading upstairs and the large pond on the property) I would recommend this to anyone looking to just get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elise & Chris, Thank you very much for your nice review! It is satisfying to learn that our rental is providing the peace & quiet which many travelers yearn for. We hope that the road(s) leading to the rental will be graded to perfection before your next visit! Sincerely, Heidi & Michael P.
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Errol center
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 26
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Errol center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Akers Pond Public Beach
Car: recommended

The cabin is located at a dead end, on Stump Cove, around a corner from Akers Pond. It is very private for these reasons. There is no end to hiking, biking, 4 wheeling, swimming, boating, as well as down hill and cross country skiing & snowmobiling in and around the area. You can park your trailer and snowmobile to the trail system directly from the cabin.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Errol, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$156
A$1,091
 
 
winter
1 Dec 2017 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$176
A$1,229
 
 
spring
30 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$136
A$954
 
 
summer
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$195
A$1,366
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$93.4
Damage Deposit A$249.06

Rates are seasonal;

fall $834.75 per week plus tax & cleaning fee
winter $939.75 per week plus tax & cleaning fee
spring $729.75 per week plus tax & cleaning fee
summer $1044.75 per week plus tax & cleaning fee

Your first payment of $200.00 will confirm your reservation, then serve as a security deposit for your stay. Pending no damage during the rental, it will be fully refunded within 10 days of your departure of the rental. Rental payment is due 10 days prior to your stay date. In both cases, paper checks are recommended as there are no fees attached.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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