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Dave Rice

Member since: 2014
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Luxurious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Mountain Retreat with convenient lake access.

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Gilford holiday house

Extreme comfort & relaxation throughout; Fully stocked gourmet kitchen.

This luxurious mountain home was redesigned in 2012 with attention to every detail. With our guests in mind, an emphasis is placed on creating an atmosphere which lends itself to experiencing the ultimate time away. Our primary goal is to allow you to pamper yourself in an all luxury retreat getaway. Be prepared to indulge yourself in blissful comfort, relaxation, tranquility, a wide assortment of leisure activities, while enjoying a peaceful vacation experience. We are certain you will leave here with countless memories and endless stories to last a lifetime.

What to expect:

Kitchen: A delightful yet functional fully stocked gourmet kitchen awaits your arrival. Complete with dishes, utensils, linen table settings, Keurig coffee maker, standard coffee maker, toaster, as well as pots and pans. Paper products and household products are provided. You supply the food, and your time away from home is ready for sharing sumptuous meals together with family, friends, co-workers, etc. Enjoy sitting together at the beautiful granite top island or retreat to the outdoors where a table providing seating for eight awaits you, plus additional seating for 4.

Bedrooms: The home boasts four warm and inviting bedrooms. Relax in the privacy of the oversized Master Bedroom while experiencing breathtaking views. The second bedroom offers a spacious design with a king size bed and a second queen size bed located in a separate area. Although not fully private, the bonus space allows greater space for maximum guests. The bedroom on the first level accommodates a queen size bed and is mobility impaired accessible. Comfort, convenience and fully accessible all in one room. The fourth bedroom is located on the basement level. Convenient access to the outdoors and breathtaking lake views make this the perfect room for any guest combination. This bedroom is complete with bunk beds and an additional queen size bed. Who wouldn't want to dream away the night in this delightful hideaway? Bedrooms are designed with your travel ease in mind. There are a variety of individual dressers for your utilization. For your comfort and pleasure, all bedroom linens are supplied and are of the finest quality.

Bathrooms: The home includes four bathrooms. All bathroom counters are of the highest quality exotic granite. The Master Bath is a private full bath, complete with two granite top vanities and full shower. Plush towels and hair dryer are made available for your traveling convenience.

Living Rooms: There are two spacious living areas. Each is tastefully designed and decorated for our guests for any entertaining they may wish to do. Cozy, functional, comfortable, tasteful furnishings lend an atmosphere of style. We strive to make you feel welcome in the home and enjoy your time in a relaxing yet elegant setting.

The home has a natural flow between the indoors and outdoors. Whether you prefer the comfort of an oversized chair or the sun in your face, this home offers the best of both worlds. Cozy up on the outdoor deck near the gas fireplace overlooking the lake during all seasons. View the spectacular foliage of New England's vast and colorful changing trees, watch the ice settle upon the lake during the winter after a glorious day of skiing, or enjoy the splendor of the pink sky as the sun sets on a summer night. Each season has something unique to offer, join us for a visit and you will fall in love with the quaint nature of your surroundings.

A few extra notes: Radiant heated hardwood floors exist throughout the home, the 9' ceilings add an air of spaciousness, and the extra sound insulation in each room provides added privacy. A must while vacationing with others. A finished basement adds extra space to enjoy the home to an even greater extent. The walk-out basement level is equipped with a full size refrigerator. An air hockey table, board games, an Xbox 360, various books and a 55" television is available which provides satellite/sports channels. A Sonos sound system is wired throughout the entire house both inside and out. During the summer months you may be able to rent a slip at a private dock location depending on availability. The dock space will only be able to accommodate a boat that is 24ft in length. The charge of this rental will depend on the side of items being docked.

Living space expands naturally to the outside with a table providing seating for 8 with additional seating for 4 around a gas fire pit. Additional wood burning fire ring with seating for 4 also available. The perfect place to enjoy everything from story telling, family time, great friends, colleagues, business time or intimate moments.

Washer and dryer are conveniently available for use on the main floor, soap and fabric softener are provided.

Fire extinguishers and second floor fire ladders are provided for your safety in the unlikely event they are needed. There is a portable ramp available for wheelchair accessibility.

There is ample parking for up to 11 vehicles.

We look forward to sharing our home in the most spectacular part of New England with you. We look forward to answering any lingering questions you may have. We sincerely hope you will join us in the mountains for an escape you won't forget.

Thank you for considering our rental. We look forward to answering any outstanding questions you may have.

We sincerely hope you will choose to make your next vacation destination an escape to our home in the mountains. We believe it will be an experience which will delight your senses and renew your spirit.

Access to private shared dock/launch on Lake Winnipesaukee with space for a 26 ft. boat and a Jet Ski, is available for an additional fee of $200 per week. Please be aware that the water level varies depending on the season so please check with the homeowner if you plan to bring a boat.

Boat Rentals are available through:

Fay's Boat Yard in Gilford (less than 1 mile from boat launch)

Thurston Marina in Laconia (about 7 miles from boat launch).

There is a pass available for the town beach in Gilford as well.

Payment Terms & Conditions:

50% payment due upon booking

50% remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

$175 included in total balance due

$99 Property Damage Protection (PDP) fee required with first payment

Check-in: 4PM

Check-out: 11AM


Mountain View Market (1.5 miles)

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a 5 minute drive (3.5 miles)

Bank of NH Pavilion (formerly known as Meadowbrook Pavilion) - 7 minute drive (4 miles): see website for dates of top-named performers

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 15 min. drive (8 miles)

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 11 min. drive (6.8 miles)

Mount Washington Cruises - 15 in. (7 miles)

Looking for luxury waterfront property? Then check out #3698888.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dave Rice (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

About Dave Rice

I started coming to Lake Winnipesaukee as a kid during family vacations, and have a deep connection to the area. I am a custom home builder and remodeler, who truly loves seeing people have a great experience in the spaces I build.

Dave Rice purchased this house in 2012

Why Dave Rice chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

This property is really an ideal location being just 4 minutes away from Lake Winnipesauke and only 2 minutes away from Gunstock Mountain. When I first saw it in 2012, I knew I wanted to live here. So I purchased the property and did a complete tear down of the previous home. After having built nine other vacation homes, I decided to build this home for myself. I focused on luxurious amenities and all the creature comforts I’d dreamed of. The property offered nice views but I knew it could offer more, so I had a local landscape professional come in and remove some trees to create the breathtaking views that are now offered from every room of the house. After finishing construction and furnishing the home, I realized that I wanted to share the luxurious retreat I had created. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to offer this rental to people from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

With beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee from every room to the abundant living space both indoors and out, guests will experience a relaxing, enjoyable vacation from check in to check out. With easy access to both the mountain and the lake, outdoor activity options are endless.

The house is equipped with an Xbox 360; board games; and an air hockey table; a Sonos music system throughout the indoor and outdoor living space; a deck with abundant seating, fire pit, and gas grill.

It’s a great place to relax with a special someone or a large group. This mountain home is truly a luxury experience in so many ways and during all four seasons.


based on 70 traveller reviews

Luxurious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Mountain Retreat with convenient lake access.
average rating of 4.957143 based on 70 reviews

Very nice house - will be renting it again.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well laid out for multiple families/friends. Each bedroom is extremely large and have their own bathrooms. The house is so clean! The kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. The basement is well done for family entertainment. Would highly recommend this home! It's really close to Gunstock Mountain. Restaurants aren't too far of a drive.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words of appreciation. Please do come back and stay again. Dave
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This property is AWESOME! 10 STARS

  • 5 of 5

Dave was a incredible host only to be outdone by his most incredible property. This home has it all! It was perfect for our group, four couples celebrating Labor Day weekend and enjoying the Darius Rucker concert. From the many upgrades to the fine details you will not be disappointed. I am still missing the Sonos entertainment system and DirectTV that displayed on massive HD TV's!! Sitting out on the deck, looking over the lake,while the fire pit burned with a glass of wine.....weel it just doesn't get better.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I couldn't be more flattered by your mist gracious compliments. When I was building this home I put my heart into creating the perfect get away. I am very appreciative of your kind words. I sincerely hope that you will come back to stay and make more memories at "The Mountain House" Dave
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This property was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room to entertain, very clean and the views were fabulous. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. Please do come back soon and stay at the Mountain House or the Lake House rental soon. Sincerely, Dave
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Fantastic House, Very Close to Gunstock

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 10-12 people over the course of our wedding weekend. Everything was super new and the floorplan was well laid out for a group of adults. The house had great communal space but privacy in the bedrooms too. It was a perfect spot to get ready for the big day, with great views off the back deck, a big back yard, and only minutes to Gunstock. The property owner Dave was also very accessible and easy to work with. Would definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you chose to start off the next chapter in your life by staying at our rental before your wedding day. We hope that you will come back and stay for an anniversary or weekend getaway. Dave and Heidi
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Beautiful place for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how fabulous this place is! We rented the property so that all our kids could stay with us, and we got married here! The pictures don't do justice, and Dave was fantastic! We hope to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so happy that you chose my Homeaway rental location at the mountain for your special day! I can't think of a more amazing place to tie the knot with the picture perfect landscape hope that you come back for your anniversary! Dave
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Excellent property, quality interior, spacious, great view

  • 5 of 5

We were quite pleased with the house and view. Rooms were spacious and finished to a high quality. Sound system throughout was a bonus. Deck provided ample space for evening get together. View was great.

Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area summer or winter.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice compliments forward to having you and your group again. Dave
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Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gunstock Inn
Nearest Ferry
3.2 Miles
Mount Washington or Mail Boat cruises
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bolduc Park Par Three Golf
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gunstock Inn
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Gunstock Ski Area
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Ellacoya State Park & Gilford town beach
Car: recommended

Gunstock Mountain Ski Area & Adventure Park is 3/4 mile away - skiing, snowboarding, tubing in the winter and zip-linig and aerial ropes course and Segways are avail. in summer.

Mountain View Market is 1/2 mile from the house for last minute items, beer, snacks, etc. - both box stores and specialty stores are minutes away. The Gunstock Inn is less than 1/4 mile away with a pub/restaurant, health club and salt-water pool.

Patrick's Pub & Eatery is just a 5 minute drive (3.5 miles).

Tons of great things to do within minutes:

Meadowbrook Pavilion - 7 min. drive (4 miles)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR 12 miles

Monkey Trunks High Ropes and Zip line Adventure Park - 15 min. drive (8 miles)

Logs of Fun Arcade & Climbing Wall - 11 min. drive (6.8 miles)

Funspot (largest inside arcade, bowling & nightly bingo)

Miniature Golf

Scenic Boat rides - MS Mt. Washington - Mail boats

Scenic Train Rides


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Gilford, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
21 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Weekends
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$262
Property Damage Protection A$77
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: 100% refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to check-in date (excludes Damage Protection). No refund provided if cancelled less than 30 days prior to check-in. We highly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan should you have concerns about refunds.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3284 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Inside second bedroom space
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , oversized vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom accessible from bedroom and hall
  • All four showers are 5 feet long; Exotic granite top vanities; radiant heated floors; ample lighting; hair dryers; iron and ironing board; and plush towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 -Basement level - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , twin/singles are bunk bed style
  • Master bedroom is on the second floor; 17 x 18 with King-sized bed and a view of the lake from the bed; walk-in closet, attached bath with his and her vanities and 5 foot shower. Second bedroom is on the second floor; 14 x 16 with a King-sized bed and a separate sitting area that has been furnished with a Queen bed. Third bedroom on the first floor is mobility impaired accessible; 18 x 14 with a Queen-sized bed and has direct access to the back deck with views of lake. Fourth bedroom is on basement level; 18 x 11 with a Full-sized bed & a sleeper sofa TV and Sonos sound system in every bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Access to a private dock/launch on Lake Winnipesaukee with space for a 26 ft. boat & jet ski is available upon request; for an extra cost. hardwood floors throughout the home; granite counters in kitchen & baths; LED lighting; extra sound insulation in all the rooms; home is situated on 4.75 acres - tons of privacy!

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