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Custom cedar log home on Ossipee Lake! Available Fall-Winter '17 and Summer '18

Bedrooms Studio
Space 232 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4-bedroom, 3-bathroom lakefront Chalet with stunning views and beach

This beautifully maintained lakefront home has it all: expansive lake views from nearly every room, a clean sandy beach, clear water, excellent layout, granite kitchen, tasteful landscaping, privacy, gas stove, wood stove, pine floors, large wrap-around deck...all in all a classic lake log cabin feel. From the outdoor fire pit, to the dock, swing chair, to the cozy decor, your family vacation here will be filled with great memories.

A quick description of the rooms: The Kid's bedroom sleeps 3-4 including a bunk bed with full mattress on the bottom, single on top, and another separate single bed as well. There is a full bath adjacent to this bedroom. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, an openable skylight, knotty pine vaulted ceilings, and ceiling fans. The upstairs bathroom is beautiful w double vanity, knotty pine, tile, and a skylight right over the tub. and The 4th bedroom has a California king bed and open lake views. It is located on the lower walk-out level, along with another bathroom with washer and dryer. There are 3 different "living areas,," including main floor open living room, 4-season porch with plenty of Windows, and a family room in the lower level, also with lake views.

The house was designed by its owner, and was built in 1998-99. The property has been cared for and used gently over the years. The home's interior has been tastefully decorated in a northern cabin/lodge theme, yet is also modern and comfortable.

The 1.3 acre lot has a separate carriage house with a 1 bedroom apartment which is sometimes used by the owner.

During the warm months the house stays cool and breezy with its high ceilings, large windows, and 7 ceiling fans. For the occasional heat wave there are 2 window air conditioners that scan be used on hot or humid evenings. During fall and winter months the home is equipped with Vermont Castings gas and wood stoves with glass doors, as well as a 4-zone central heating system. This is a very comfortable home in any season.

The home stereo system w MP3 input has both indoor and outdoor speakers. There is basic cable TV, several televisions, DVD players, and wireless internet.

On the 600 sq. ft mahogany wrap-around deck is a 6-person dining set with umbrella, an elevated cocktail table with 4 chairs, and the gas grill is ready for you to hone your barbecuing skills while you watch the kids swim and the boats out on the lake.

Kick back on the sandy raised beach area, or step down a few granite steps to the lower beach and walk into the water, with a sandy bottom and very gradual slope that is safe for small children.

Do some fishing from the dock, or just jump in and go for a swim in the weed-free, clear water. After dinner, sit with your family on the deck, or around the outdoor fire pit, telling stories or listening to music. An Old Towne canoe is available free for guests to use during their stay.

The Ossipee Valley and Mt. Washington Valley areas have much to offer, including ski areas, hiking, golf, shopping and restaurants in North Conway, the famous Kancamagus Highway, the Mount Washington COG railway, and many other New Hampshire natural attractions. Golf is nearby as well.

The city of Portland, Maine is 50 miles east, and North Conway is 20 miles north.

* FROM JUNE 15th - AUGUST 31st, RENTAL WEEKS ARE FRIDAY 5pm - FRIDAY 10am ONLY. ( No weekend rentals during the summer months)




* If you bring a boat, or rent one, the owner can remove one of his boats if dock space is needed.


More Details

Mark Steadman
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2017

About Mark Steadman

Dr. Steadman is a long-time New Hampshire resident and optometrist practicing in Southern NH. He is also a fan of all kinds of water sports, and an avid landscaper and do-it-yourselfer. Many of the features of this unique home were either designed or constructed by the owner, including a few pieces of the furniture. Being primarily a private home, it is important that renters respect and treat the property as they would treat their own home.

Mark Steadman purchased this house in 1998

Why Mark Steadman chose Lakes Region

In real estate, and even more so in waterfront real estate, LOCATION is the most important feature. This cedar log-sided custom home, completed in 1999, sits on a spacious and private lot that offers views, a 50 ft. private clean sandy beach, and an idyllic setting that is hard to find. Since this home is a private second residence for its owner, it is only available for rent for a limited number of weeks (or weekends) each year, in spring, summer, fall, or early winter (up to New Years Day).

What makes this house unique

The pictures do a fair job of depicting this property, which is one of the finest on the lake. If you are searching for an upscale classic lake "cabin" that will provide memories to last a lifetime, this property is what you're looking for.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 bathroom on each floor. lower level, main level, and upper level.
  • Studio, Sleeps 10
  • maximum capacity: 9 people in beds, plus one toddler in toddler bed (provided).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is a private home. Owner's food items and clothing will be in place, but adequate space is available for renter's food and clothing. Some basic items may be left in refrigerator by owner. Owner asks that renter leave home as neat and clean as it was left for them, or a $150 cleaning charge may apply.


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(2 traveller reviews)

Custom cedar log home on Ossipee Lake! Available Fall-Winter '17 and Summer '18
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing, inside and out! The owner Mark, greeted us on Friday. The place was immaculate and you could tell that Mark had put in a great deal of time cleaning and making sure all was ready for us. The outdoor area provided plenty of room for yard games and the grill available to cook out on. Beautiful view of the lake. Golf courses in driving distance which was a plus for us!

Mark is an awesome guy, easy to book with and followed up on all requests and emails. I would recommend this house to anyone, young and old! Mark is a pleasure to work with and sooo accommodating! We look forward to renting again from Mark!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. My goal is to provide the experience for my guests that I would hope for myself. In return I hope that all guests will treat the property with great care and respect. That's what's called a "win-win!"
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Absolutely stunning! Don't pass this one by

  • 5 of 5

Mark recently started renting his lake house and my family and I are glad he did! We stayed at the lake house July 2015. We had 3 families trying to coordinate vacation time and being able to agree on the week was not an easy task. Mark was more than patient with us while we ironed things out. His lake house is exactly as described in the listing and more.

The pictures are great, but it is even nicer in person. The entire setting, inside and outside of the house is beautiful. The moment we walked into the house we ALL felt like we were at home. There was plenty of room for everyone in our large group. The entire property was kept impeccably neat and clean. We did have a small issue with one of the toilets which Mark took care of in a timely fashion. His attention to detail and making sure we had everything we needed was his top priority.

Some of us enjoyed watching the sunrise while having our morning coffee on the beautiful deck. Who knew that on vacation we would be up at the crack of dawn just for that special time?! Every morning and evening we heard the loons. Our group ranged in ages from 1.5 years all the way to 77 years old. Everybody had a great time! Nobody wanted to leave!! The house has two large grassy areas that you can use for yard games. We roasted marshmallows for s’mores in the outdoor fire pit. We had quite a few laughs by the fire!

The lake is one of the cleanest lakes we have been to. It has a sandy bottom which meant there weren’t a lot of weeds. We brought a small fishing boat for the fishermen in our group and were able to tie it to the dock out front. Our guys did catch a few fish, but not as many as they would have liked!

There is plenty to do in the area without much of a drive. Our group did some hiking at a nearby trail; shopped in Meredith and North Conway; visited Funspot Arcade; and the teens in our group even found a gym to work out at in Moultonborough about 30 minutes away.

We went out to dinner one night at Hobbs Tavern, about 20 minutes away. The food was very good and the atmosphere was really nice. We also picked up pizza from the Pizza Barn nearby and it was pretty good. What would a vacation be without ice cream?! Bobby Sue’s is close by (5 minutes) and their ice cream was very good!

We would HIGHLY recommend this lake house to anyone who might be considering it. We hope to be back again in the very near future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Mound
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
King Pine and Mount Cranmore

Lake Ossipee is at the southern end of the White Mountains, 15 miles south of North Conway. It is also 15 miles from Wolfeboro and Moultonboro, which are towns on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Summer, fall, and winter are all popular seasons for tourism. Fall foliage and Fairs, Winter sports, and summertime on the lakes and hiking the mountains mean you can pursue all kinds of activities and adventures, or just relax on the deck, beach, boat, or float.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Freedom, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$267.56
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,337.8

Reduced damage deposit requirement for returning/repeat renters. Credit check or income verification may be required.
Separate rental of 24 ft. Pontoon Boat is available to those who have a NH Boating License. ($800/week plus $400 damage deposit required)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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