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Paul & Anne Harris

Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Stunning Forest Lake Home- Hot Tub, Book now for Summer Fun 2017 and Fall Fests!

133 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Winchester holiday house

4 Bdrm, 2 BA, Hot Tub, Firepit, Boats,Bikes, Ping Pong,Crystal Clear Lake, Fun!

Inquire today for a Memorable Lakefront Vacation in the Monadnock Region of NH.

A Stunning Lakefront home on crystal clear,sandy bottomed, 110 acre Forest Lake at the junction of NH,VT,& MA will be your long awaited retreat in the whispering pines, shimmering lakes, and beautiful foliage of New Hampshire. Bring the kids & dogs or just enjoy by yourselves.

The Great room with 25' high natural pine cathedral ceiling, skylights, entertainment center and fireplace is comfortably, casually, and uniquely furnished. Winter Time is terrific for a relaxing break from the Holiday season or go cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking from our door. Enjoy our wood or pellet stove or just turn on the modern forced air heat.

It looks out over the pristine Forest Lake that lends itself to a memorable vacation with family and friends. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen that incorporates a Jennair oven/range/grill, refrigerator/icemaker and dishwasher with ALL utensils, equipment, spices, condiments, baking supplies, Weber BBQs ( Gas & Charcoal) etc. will make it difficult to try the eclectic restaurants in Keene, New Hampshire or historic Brattleboro, Vermont nearby.

The Four Bedrooms are 2 Queen beds, a Double, and the 4 season sun-porch with 2 single beds & Queen hide a bed (Great kid or teen suite with their own TV and VCR) and a Queen hide-a-bed in the living room and crib allow for a peaceful nights rest after a nice bath in the tub or sitting in the private outdoor Hot Tub overlooking Forest Lake!

An additional living room/ sitting area with wood stove, AC and new half bath with full size washer & dryer gives you a chance to plan your day fishing,which is superb because the state stocks Brown & Rainbow trout to complement the numerous Large mouths, Perch, and Horned Pout. Enjoy swimming off the 150 square foot floating dock, using our big canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddle boat, rafts on the lake, cross country or downhill skiing, snowmobiling on marked trails, antiquing and shopping in sales tax free NH, playing golf, hiking, biking, leaf-peeping, or attending one of the many auctions, flea markets, concerts, shows or festivals in the area.

For a little exercise and a 100 mile view, climb Mt Monadnock, the most climbed Mtn in the world and only 18 miles from the house. On a clear day you can see Boston! Horses and trail rides are less than a mile away and afterwards, rest those weary muscles in the Hot Tub with the Sunsets right into shimmering Forest Lake and the crackling campfire right in view.

Winter brings cross country skiing right from the door,(10 sets of skis, 12 sizes of boots & lots of skates,snowshoes, hockey sticks and Ice fishing 'jigs' for your use!)big time downhill skiing within an hour, snowmobiling on marked trails,ice skating, sledding, ice fishing or just relaxing around the wood stove, propane fireplace, or pellet stove.

Maybe best of all, just grab a book,snuggle in a chair by the fire,or on one of the 3 outdoor decks and just let your cares drift away as the sun slowly sets out over the lake!

Also check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH VRBO/181030.

Make sure to look at the unedited Guest Reviews just below to see what our previous guests thoughts were! No property in New Hampshire has more positive reviews!

Keywords: Lakefront,Fishing,swimming,boating,canoe,kayaks,gourmet,upscale,luxury,family,kids, pets, dogs,fun,year round,cross country skiing,skating,Snowshoeing

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Paul & Anne Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Paul & Anne Harris

We used to run a Country Inn and Spa in Canada. While we certainly enjoy our homes when we can, we really have fun providing an enjoyable and relaxing time for our guests, who do seem to return year after year. We'd like you to be one of them!

Paul & Anne Harris purchased this house in 2002

Why Paul & Anne Harris chose Monadnock Region

The town of Keene, NH, 9 miles north has a wide and constant variety of things to do, with it's 3 universities and very active merchants assoc. The main downtown, with 60 shops & restaurants, with no national chains is very unique. There are all the 'Big Box' stores on the outskirts of Keene. Funky Brattleboro, VT is only 14 quick highway miles away.

What makes this house unique

Forest Lake is very protected from prevailing winds, so it warms quickly in the Spring and freezes quickly in the Winter. As a mostly summer seasonal lake, from early fall to late Spring, you own the lake! We have all the boats and sports equipment for a fun filled vacation any time of the year! We always have a current list of things going on in the area, restaurant menus , maps, hiking guides etc.

Reviews

5
based on 133 traveller reviews

Stunning Forest Lake Home- Hot Tub, Book now for Summer Fun 2017 and Fall Fests!
average rating of 4.9849625 based on 133 reviews
5

Great place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place with a lot of things to see and do. Certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, great views and amenities - phenominal owner

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Forest Lake home for our honeymoon. Found everything we could possibly need, the owner left us a kind personalized note and called to check in to make sure everything was OK. Drinking coffee on the dock every morning was wonderful. Perfect, quiet lake getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to get stay for a weekend with the boys to go trail riding

  • 5 of 5

There is a group of us who go away every year to spend a long weekend away from our wives, away from our children, just a time to relax and to drag out or dirt bikes and ATV's to go riding as a group. This year we rented Paul's house on Forest Lake, and it was amazing.

It was clean and well maintained, he had plenty of parking for snowmobile or bike trailers. He made sure we had access to the garage with lights that we could do repairs at night, there was a readily accessible hose so we were able to load clean machines back up into our trailers before returning home.

The wood stove and the pellet stove were awesome to make the place comfortable as it was getting cold outside, and Paul set them up for us so they lit very easily, there was ample wood so we didn't have to go buy or cut any ourselves, and the pellet stove was fully loaded and ready when we rolled in.

The Hot Tub helped a lot to help us unwind and relax away aches and pains after a day of hard trail riding. The grill outside was great, unlike most of the places we have rented in years past it came with a couple full tanks of propane, and was 100% ready to go when we got there.

The outside awning made it possible for us to hang out outside even in light rain without getting soaked. There were plenty of plates and silverware settings so we didn't have to wash the same set of 4 plates, forks, spoons, and knives over and over again.

It was pretty secluded although not far from other houses so while we couldn't make a lot of noise, we did not feel like we were packed in next to the neighbors.

Their internet was great, a real solid broadband connection with wifi, this made up for the lack of Tmobile or Sprint service at the house, Verizon and AT&T service seems to have been OK there however. Wifi was accessible in all rooms except the front bedroom.

The beds were good, nobody had any complaints, and the one in the front bedroom was awesome, better than any I've slept on in 5 years of these trips.

There is only one shower, which was the only negative aspect of the property, but with 4 guys it wasn't a big deal, we never ran out of hot water (and the hot water was nice and hot, unlike so many other places!) and it wasn't one of those awful shower heads where you feel like you aren't getting enough water so this was not even enough of a negative to drop below 5 stars.

All in all a great place to stay, we will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was very clean, and provided all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic time over a long weekend. We made use of the canoe and kyack. The view from the multi level deck was perfect. We cannot thank owners enough!😊

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is the best

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with this house. Usually pictures are better than reality but this place far exceeded our expectations. It was clean, the beds were comfortable and the owners thought of everything. Us girls couldn't think of a thing we needed that they didn't have. The owners put a lot of thought into providing the perfect stay for us. They are very nice people who are a pleasure to deal with. I can't say enough good things about this place and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house overlooking a lovely lake

  • 5 of 5

The house was very quaint, and set on a beautiful lake. It looks like it was a duplex converted to a single home, so it's got some oddities to the layout, but we really enjoyed it.

It has 2 living rooms, one off the bedrooms, one off the kitchen on the other side. This was great for the adults, as we could stay up and be loud while the kids were asleep.

It has 3 smallish bedrooms, 2 which can fit a pack and play easily. One bedroom that is a converted porch/sunroom has 2 beds, but we didn't use because there were no curtains to block the morning sun. Not great for babies or parents wanting to sleep in, but a great play area.

The hot tub was also a nice touch to the evening, but only technically a 2 person hot tub (we squeezed 4 in, but it was tight).

The lake was clear and beautiful. There's not immediate beach area, but we played with the kids in the shallow area. The boats were fun as well, with plenty of adult and a few kids life vests.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester,NH; Boston, Hartford, Albany less than
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Plenty in Keene
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Championship 6 courses less than
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-91
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Rustic Table Rte 10 & Lots in Keene
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Many Major areas under 50 mi Granite Gorge is
Car: necessary

Both 9 hole & 18 hole courses and minigolf, go cart racing within 15 miles, Tennis, Bowling, Antiques (& Junque!) Auctions 2-4/week, Fall Foliage, Mtn climbing, great fishing ( state stocks every year), horseback riding, hunting,great bike and motorcycle riding, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, cross country skiing, snow tubing,snowmobiling from the lake to anywhere in New England

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Winchester, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter- The Quiet Time
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$234
From
A$501
Fri,Sat
A$1,872
A$3,744
 
 
Early Summer!
1 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$267
From
A$535
Fri,Sat
A$2,273
A$5,616
 
 
Summertime!
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,878
A$14,040
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add A$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Festivals Fun & Foliage
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$267
From
A$528
Fri,Sat
A$2,273
A$5,349
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$267
From
A$468
Fri,Sat
A$1,872
A$3,209
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$334
Cleaning A$67
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH tax to all rates.
No Pet charge. $50 Cleaning Fee
Some Holidays and Special Events have a premium. Heavily discounted long term stays available- Please inquire!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Winchester, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , right near the bedrooms with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Washer, Dryer, Toilet and sink off of Great Room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Regular crib and Pac N Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • sand pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Also Check out our other home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH!! VRBO #181030 with very similar amenities. Hot Tub overlooking the Lake!! Will entertain heavily discounted long term rental from Oct up to as long as the beg of June. Kids & Pets are always Welcome!