lakeside cottage in quiet setting on lovely lake

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“ Excellent ”
9 Reviews

From $180 / night

Northwood, NH 03261



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $180
Per week: $1,300 - $1,400
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Northwood vacation cottage rental
Our cottage,built in the 192o's is reminiscent of "On Golden Pond".There are original wood beamed ceilings in the living/dining room with hard wood floors.The large wrap around porch with windows and screens is the highlight of the cottage.The porch houses a sleeping area,a large table for eating with lakeview,an extensive seating area with wicker furniture,a game table/library area and bathroom.The living room has the original fireplace and has plaster walls and fine wooden panelling.The kitchen is fully equipped The cottage is tastefully furnished throughout in antiques.
The cottage is only a few feet from the water.There is a dock and float,and a canoe is available for guests.A public boat launch is located on the lake for motor boats.The lake is known for excellent fishing for small and large mouth bass and pickeral. There are a pair of loons that live each summer on the lake. The cottage location is very private,and is located on our 50 acre property,where we also operate a bed and breakfast business at our 18th century colonial home.
Area Information
The cottage is in a rural area,but a 25 minute drive from Concord,the state capitol,and 45 minutes from Portsmouth on the coast.The town of Northwood's main attractions are Antique Alley and Northwood Meadows State Park. Hannaford's Super Market is located a 10 minute drive.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 04 2016 Sep 03 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2016 Oct 22 2016 $180 $180 $1,300 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: A $300 deposit is required to hold the reservation
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: During September and October,there are occasional times,when the cottage is available for 3 night minimum stay for the rate of $180/night Firewood for the fireplace and firepit can be purchased if needed, upon arrival.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • Porch
  • Canoe
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Hiking
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (20 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Water Skiing
  • Movie Theater
    (17 miles)
  • Ocean
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (17 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (25 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Winery
    (18 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The Lion restaurant in Deerfield
The Crystal Quail - gourmet restaurant in Barnstead
Shaker Village in Canterbury
Johnson;s restaurant and ice cream
Rr, 4 antique stores, in Northwood

Reviews (9)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Northwood, New Hampshire

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“ Excellent ”
9 reviews
philip young

philip young

Arlington MA

On golden pond

June 25, 2015

We had a lovely week--well equipped,charming ,comfortable cottage--dog loved it too-we hoped for a slow, relaxed time by the water in the woods--had exactly that!

janet briggs

Owner's reply:

We are pleased that you enjoyed your
Stay and met your needs for a relaxing time,which is what our
cottage is all about.
Thank you.

Janet and Doug

Johanne Dallaire

Johanne Dallaire


Remembering the old days!

October 1, 2014

What a wonderful quiet place to relax and get back to nature. Loved our time at the cottage. All was very clean and had all the comforts of home. The fireplace was great on the cold evenings with a glass of wine. Day time was fun going to all the antique places that are within minutes of the cottage. We are hoping to return in the summer time next year so we can enjoy the water more than in September.

Holly Barnum

Holly Barnum

Falmouth, Maine

On Golden Pond, but much better.

August 23, 2014

We were unplugged, wet from swimming, warm by the fire, and full from eating all day! How wonderful to have three generations present, in every sense of the word, and getting to know each other again after years apart. Perfect.

Jim Bederka

Jim Bederka

East Brunswick, NJ

Excellent vacation

September 6, 2013

Situated in a quiet wooded area, the period cabin is just a few feet from a picturesque lake. The use of the canoe and rowboat was a major plus, which we used to successfully fish for bass. The hosts were very accommodating and friendly and made our stay a pleasure.

Carol Chakas Gerkin

Carol Chakas Gerkin

Hanover, PA

Memorable Vacation

August 12, 2013

We have rented many homes in New Hampshire over the years, and this lovely rustic home on Jenness Pond ranks as one of the best. The house was large and roomy, the kitchen was very well equipped, the beds were comfortable, and the fishing was great! The only negatives were the tiny shower with low water pressure and the slight traffic noise from the highway across the pond. We loved the daily visits and unsightly chorus from the loons, as well as the hammock and canoe. The fire pit for roasting marshmallows was great. There were too many chairs for summer reading to count! We also appreciated the close proximity to the sea coast and the big lake. A very memorable vacation--wish we could have stayed longer.




Fond Memories

April 29, 2013

My family rented this cottage last summer. My husband and I have two children, 12 and 9 at the time. My mother-in-law also joined us for the week. The cottage is rustic, but adorable. It was clean, quaint and quiet. The setting is lovely if you are looking for peace and quiet. It was nice in the age of electronics to unplug just a bit although there is a t.v. and we did get limited cell phone service. Instead of video games we played cards and board games. Our kids and dog had a fantastic time swimming in the lake. The location is good as Portsmouth and Manchester are both within a reasonable drive. I would recommend a trip to Portsmouth as it is a lovely little city. The only down sides to the cottage were that the grill was not in working order so we were not able to bbq, and the places to eat in the area were somewhat limited. In spite of that we had a fun week and left with some fond memories.

Linde Ghere

Linde Ghere

Akron, OH & Danville, VA & Maynard, MA

A Place to Make Memories

July 30, 2012

This cottage, on the shore of Jenness Pond, was absolutely lovely. Filled with ambiance, we especially enjoyed the antique furnishings, the plethora of books ranging from the 1920s to today, and the games. The basics were definitely taken care of...the beds were comfortable, the place was clean, and the kitchen was well-stocked w/ every cooking apparatus you could ever need (plus, a propane grill) . It was perfect for our multi-generation family of 7, ranging in age from 7 to 83. Something for everyone. My husband and I slept on the bed on the screened in porch. How divine to fall asleep to the sound of loons and frogs! Our girls loved the lake and jumping off the floating dock. So did our dog! My 83-year-old mother-in-law mostly watched us from the screened in porch during the day, but then spent her evenings whooping us at various games. My two active sisters-in-law, who took full advantage of swimming and canoeing. My wild blueberry picking expeditions led to many mornings full of blueberry muffins and blueberry pancakes. We also enjoyed roasting hotdogs and marshmallows at the fire ring. Janet and Doug (the owners) were very welcoming. Janet let my daughters feed her horses and Doug gave us a wonderful tour of their lovingly renovated bed and breakfast. A place to make memories, for sure. And to go back to year after year. Linde Ghere



Boston, MA

Very private, beautifully appointed

August 29, 2010

...and all at neighboring Meadow Farm B&B extremely accommodating and delightful, especially with our 2yr & 9month old.



Nashville, TN

Charming lakeside cottage

July 12, 2010

We stayed here with our 2 small children in a lovely old cottage. The best features are it's wrap around porch with a bed on it where you can listen to the loons and bullfrogs at night. It is lakeside with a great little beach and very private. For our kids the water was great, it's shallow quite a ways out so the kids could play and we didn't need to worry too much about them. A lovely place to stay where we created great memories.

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