Log cabin
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Description from owner

Lovely lakefront log cabin home in picturesque Wakefield, NH with 100' sandy beach, on a peaceful cove on clean 700 acre Balch Lake. Three (3) private bedrooms (all with queen beds), a downstairs 'kids kabin' with 3 daybeds with trundle beds sleeping 6 (or more if needed w/ add'l. mattresses available), 2 1/2 baths, with two propane fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, a covered outdoor deck looking out over the lake with a Weber gas grill, & a Tiki hut on our private sandy beach.

In the summer, come and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the loons, as well as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, motor boating or simply swimming in the clear lake water. Our lake features a full service marina. Sit on the beach or the dock relaxing and taking in the sun, or playing bocce on the beach. A top rated golf course (Province Lake Golf course) is only 10 minutes away. In the evenings, make a fire on the beach and roast marshmallows under the starry nights!

Beds: 4 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 8 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

We are set on a quiet cove on Balch Lake, away from all the boating noise. Easy access to main part of the crystal clear lake, where there is great jet skiing, tubing, swimming and fishing. There is only 1 home close by, but our beach is very private and secluded. There are no beaches across the cove, as those homes have no beach front areas at all. So, you can feel comfortable just tanning or relaxing on the beach or the dock or floating in the lake on a tube, imbibing your favorite drink. Once done with all the outdoor activities (be it in the sun or on the mountains), we have a wonderful 6 person outdoor hot tub that is available year round. Nothing like it after a hard day of skiing the blues or blacks on the mountains in the crisp, NH winter air or after a tough day out on the water or beach, swimming and tanning. Great way to unwind. We are 45 minutes from the Portsmouth Circle and very easy to get to up Rte 16; just under 2 hours from downtown Boston. Once here, we have space for 5-6 cars to park down at the cabin. We also have a 2 car garage up the hill, which is used more for storage, although lots of parking there as well, if needed. We have over an acre of land on our property. 2 convenience stores 5 minutes in either direction on Rte 153. Large Hannaford's grocery store 15 minutes away in Ossipee. Poor People's Pub is a nice local bar and pretty good food as well -- 10 minutes away in downtown Wakefield. Miss Wakefield's Diner and Hen House are 10 and 5 minutes away - both serve fantastic breakfasts if you do not want to cook (great pancakes, omelettes, et al). Other Activities: Boating, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing --- all available on our lake. Local marina allows people to bring in their own boats. We provide canoe and kayak and some flotation devices to use. Our private beach is nice and sandy and approx. 100' long. Nice and gradual slope for little children. And you can jump off our dock into the lake. We are located in a nice, tranquil cove which does not get much boat traffic, so nice and quiet. Great to just jump on a flotation device and grab some rays with a drink of your choosing (we have a refrigerator in our tiki hut on the beach). And nothing better than building a fire on the beach at night under the stars next to the water. Golf: Province Lake -- 10 minutes away on Rte 153 North; great course in wonderful shape Indian Mound -- 20 minutes away on Rte 16 North; nice course Kingswood -- 25 minutes away in Wolfeboro Ski: King Pine -- 25 minutes away; great family mountain. Cranmore -- 50 minutes away; more challenging Attitash -- 65 minutes away; two great peaks Wildcat and Black Mountain -- 70 minutes Shawnee Peak -- 75 minutes

Owner profile

Stephen G



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna

Reviews (3)

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3 reviews

“Best family vacation ever!”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2016

My family was raised on a lake in Rochester so I was looking for a similar location for my boys to have for this vacation. We found Balch Lake even better than our home lake and the cabin was just ideal for our group of 11. The little guys 5 and 7 were endlessly entertained with all the setting had to offer and the older folks just kept repeating what a gorgeous place we had chosen. This was my first rental of a vacation home and I admit I was nervous, but you cannot go wrong with this property and setting. It was also ideally located near many of NH glorious sites and we took full advantage of trips to the Flume, Franconia Notch, Attitash Mt coaster and slides, and on the 1/2 day that it rained, Fun Spot was great for the kids. Mr. Gregorio was great to work with in setting up the rental so all and all, a spectacular vacation. I now feel like the day after Christmas however as I look forward to the next opportunity there!

Owner's reply: Mike and Mary -- it was our pleasure having you and your family use our cabin. We are so thrilled you all had a wonderful stay! Enjoy the rest of your summer.. And yes, Christmas will be here before you know it. Thank you. Stephen

“Drunken idiots shooting off fireworks at 12:30am”

Reviewed 22 May 2016

This property is a nuisance in a residential neighborhood. If things don't change immediately I'm going to have to shut it down. I'm sick and tired of someone making money off of inconveniencing their neighbors and taking no responsibility for the people they bring into the neighborhood.

Owner's reply: We were unaware one of our renters lit off fireworks and also did it so late. We will inform anyone using our home that fireworks are illegal in Wakefield. Those disobeying will not be invited back!! We certainly respect our neighbors and dislike any issues caused by those using our cabin. Thank you.

“Spectacular beach house at Seabrook, NH”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2015

Beautiful location, beautifully decorated, gracious hosts, every basic need was met. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much. We have many, many more testimonials at home away #280405. Feel free to check them out. Thanks.

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