Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms (Queen) + Convertible bed(Queen)), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-9)
Jim Hanscom and Linda Griffin
About Jim Hanscom and Linda Griffin
We are both local real estate brokers specializing in antique homes and homes with character. Jim also has a handyman business so he has done most of the repairs to this cottage. He took off 6 layers of linoleum and plywood to get back to the orignal wood floors in the kitchen. He took a small storage closet and added 2 large windows to create a breakfast room with a view of the waterfalls. We went to local auctions and found some antique furniture for this special cottage. We have really enjoyed our work weekends here and the more we were here the more we decided to keep and enjoy this property for a long time.
Jim Hanscom and Linda Griffin purchased this Bungalow in 2009
Why Jim Hanscom and Linda Griffin chose Kezar Falls
I grew up in this village of Kezar Falls and used to ride my bike to this island for weekly Girl Scout meetings on the large front porch. My family now lives nearby in Cornish so it is a chance to reconnect with them. We also had a get together for my 45th high school class reunion here and had 35 visitors comfortably for a great evening of reminiscing. We even strung Christmas twinkle lights on the bridge railings. In the fall on a warm sunny October day we gave a suprise 60th Anniversary brunch for my mother and father and all their friends. It was alot of fun. This cottage was on a house tour as a fund raiser for the local historical society and we got great reviews!!
What makes this Bungalow unique
We enjoy the peace and quiet...privacy and relaxation...warm water to swim in, fresh tomatoes at the door and a delightful place to entertain. At the end of the season we ended up with five bottles each of mustard and rellish because of all the friends who came for a cookout and brought things! The quiet, the privacy, the underlying hum of the waterfalls...a unique vacation!!!
Absolutely no smoking on the island
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magical stay at this special cottage!
Photos absolutely do not do justice to this very special cottage and property. Once you enter the island, you're in your own world. The cottage is beautiful, with a huge great room perfect for hanging out with a long dining table along one side. It's larger than it appears in the photos, plenty of room. Loved the screened porch. There are breathtaking views of the river from every room. Grounds are spacious for exploring and relaxing. Fantastic fire pit is so easy to use with plenty of wood. Great swimming and boating. The river is pristine and changes every day. Perfect location for walking into town as well as jumping in the car to explore the area. Nearby Cornish is very cute with an Inn, restaurants and antique shops. Limerick is gorgeous with old houses and barns. Make sure you get the Shopper newspaper to find out all the events in the area! We found so many events, and places to explore, attended a fair in Limerick, totally charming. Very close to route 25 and route 16 for lakes and mountains, short drive into Portand. Jim and Linda were great hosts, very welcoming. We had a tiny issue with the circuitbreaker and they were totally responsive and took care of it. My husband and daughter absolutely loved it and we can't wait to visit again.
Great place - historic home some would call it rustic. The place was stocked with every thing, right down to a loaded spice rack, rolling pin and A/C. The Ossipee River is beautiful. We went up to the covered bridge and took a lazy paddle board ride back to the island. Excellent place for kids and dogs. We plan on going back next summer.
Natural light galore accented by beautiful stained glass windows. Pictures donot do property justice
We were greeted at this adorable cottage by the owner Jim. The property was stocked with everything you could need - and if it wasn't there - Jim was ready to provide it with a smile.
Tons of movies and a couple of TV stations, but we weren't there for TV - there was so much to do on the island - we didn't have to leave if we didn't want to.
We kayaked and canoed with our puppy in tow...island is perfect to bring your fur baby..just block off the bridge and unless they swim away - they will be able to roam freely and safely. Campfire at night around the fire pit. There is a horseshoe pit and croquet mallets and a ball. This is not the place for you if you are looking for a house to rent..although the house is great and has all of the comforts of home - this is more for the outdoors/adventurous family - think camping. There are bugs, there is dirt, its not perfect - but it was perfect for us - A GET A AWAY TO SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY, PLAY GAMES, LAUGH, AND EAT GOOD FOOD. We all loved it and would definitely return and highly recommend !!!
Nice place to stay. My wife,our two small Dodd had a great time.
Our family had a lovely time in this interesting, historic house. We loved swimming and paddling the Ossipee river. We appreciated the AC, since the first half of the week was unusually hot for Maine. Games and puzzles on the screened in porch, naps and novels on the couches--we had a great time! There was a little more traffic noise than we had anticipated, but the sound of the river was soothing and masked most of the car noise. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
The property is lovely.
Plenty of room to play yard games and let the dogs run to their hearts content. We spent our nights on the lovely screened porch and played board games. It was very relaxing, just what a vacation should be!
Walking distance to a gas station/variety store that has very good pizza . Sugar-N-Spice Bakery is a terrific bakery. Homemade soup,cakes,breads and muffins etc.....
Linda and Jim are very nice and informative. We didn't lack for anything but if we had they were just a phone call away.
Borrow our inner tubes and drive up to the covered bridge and float down the river. Excellent fishing and swimming in the river.