Stunning 4 Season Lakefront Vacation Home

Front of Home
Front of HomeLR with Cath ceiling/frpl/skylightsview off of 1 of 3 decksAnother Deck viewOn the DockOne BedroomMorning on Forest Lake
Winchester, NH 03470



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 10
Per night $125 - $350
Per week $1,000 - $2,500
Type: Home
Description of the Winchester vacation home rental
A Stunning Lakefront home on crystal clear,sandy bottomed, 110 acre Forest Lake at the junction of NH,VT,& MA will be your long awaited retreat in the whispering pines, shimmering lakes, and beautiful foliage of New Hampshire. The Great room with 25' high natural pine Cathedral ceiling, skylights, entertainment center and fireplace is comfortably, casually, and uniquely furnished. It looks out over the pristine Forest Lake that lends itself to a memorable vacation with family and friends. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen that incorporates a Jennair oven/range/grill, refrigerator/icemaker and dishwasher with all utensils, equipment, spices, condiments, etc. will make it difficult to try the eclectic restaurants in Keene, New Hampshire or historic Brattleboro, Vermont nearby.

Three Bedrooms (2Q,1D), 2 hide-a-bed in living room and 4 season sun-porch (2S) with 2 cribs allow for a peaceful nights rest after a nice bath in the Jacuzzi tub with heated towel rack. An additional living room/ sitting area with wood stove gives you a chance to plan your day fishing, swimming off the 150 square foot floating dock, using our canoe, rowboat,or rafts on the lake, cross country or downhill skiing, snowmobiling on marked trails, antiquing and shopping in sales tax free NH, playing golf, hiking, biking, leaf-peeping, or attending one of the many auctions, flea markets concerts, shows or festivals in the area.

Maybe best of all,after hiking Mt Monadnock nearby just grab a book,snuggle in a chair by the fire, jump in the 6 person HOTTUB or on one of the 3 outdoor decks and just let your cares drift away as the sun slowly sets out over the lake!

Paul Harris


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 13 2016 Sep 12 2016 - - $2,500 - 1 Week
Sep 12 2016 Oct 31 2016 $200 $350 $1,500 - -
Oct 05 2016 Nov 01 2016 $250 $350 $1,500 - -
Nov 01 2016 May 01 2017 $125 $300 $1,000 - -
Nov 01 2016 May 01 2017 $125 $300 $1,000 - -
Feb 28 2017 Apr 30 2017 $125 $300 $1,000 - -
May 01 2017 Jun 13 2017 $200 $350 $1,500 - -
May 01 2017 May 29 2017 $250 $350 $1,500 - -
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Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: $250 to hold dates and act as security Deposit. Full rental Payment by 6 weeks before stay.
Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: NONE!


Owner Supplied Testimonials

This place was just what we were looking for. It was a quiet, friendly, spot yet convenient to wonderful restaurants and shopping. Besides the beautiful lake to enjoy, there was a lovely yard and a house full of things to do for every age and taste. The home,so fully equipped with all of the millions of little things you can not live without but can not possible take on vacation, made our vacation perfect!
leigh cart, miami,florida

06/12/06 We had a fantastic time at Forest Lake. It was definately a home away from home. Every amenity that you could think of was available, and then some.

Many Thanks Paul and Anne....We look forward to returning again and again.
Doug Shaw, Houston, Texas

09/06/06 This is a wonderful house to stay at. You walk in and immediately feel like one of the family. There are notes around to make your stay as comfortable as possible -- as quickly as possible. Plus, with the fully-outfitted kitchen, water toys, and other recreational amenities, there's something for everyone. There were only 2 of us, and our dog, but there's room for many here. The house is unique, the floorplan is unique, and Paul and Anne have a fun and comfortable way of decorating it.
The house is private enough to be quiet and wind-down, but centrally located enough to find places to go. I'd highly recommend this house to anyone and hope to come back for a bigger family reunion in '07.
Karen, S.Salem, NY

This lakefront home was a true gem. It contains every conceivable luxury, from heated towel bars to sound system. The many water vehicles make it fun for kids and adults alike. The interior decorator deserves an award. And the kitchen is a dream. 5 stars for this home away from home!

-Joyce DeSanctis, Danvers, MA

5/24/05 We had an incredibly wonderful and relaxing vacation at the Harris' lake home. Even though it was cool and/or rained for three days, it gave us time to enjoy the stock and variety of DVD's and books. Loved being right on the lake and especially the lake view! Coming from the city, it was wonderful to just sit in the peacefulness and truly comfortable home. We loved going out on the lake in the rowboat on our last day. It was also great to be able to go down to the main street library and check email. Having a crib was great for our infant (and nice that we didn't have to lug one from CA). For some reason, we also enjoyed cooking while there--I'm thinking it was because we had more time and the beautiful kitchen inspired us. Again, all the little extras such as coffee, detergent, sugar, free long distance and fishing bait, made our stay more comfortable and convenient. We really felt welcomed and cared for by the Harris'. You could tell that they weren't just trying to make money, but also really enjoy having others use their vacation home. I just wish we were closer so that we could rent their home more often.

-Pat and Lynette, Los Angeles, CA

I barely know where to start. This place FAR surpasses what you see & read here. Every word is to the ‘T”. The call from Paul shortly after our arrival was truly a wonderful touch and just the beginning of what we were to discover. A welcome 'guest instruction book', everything perfectly labeled, the movies (vcr/dvd), cds, books, games, toys, pots/pans, utensils, the grills, fishing rods, bikes/little tot toys, hot tub, boat collection more than exceeded our expectations. Not to mention the menus, maps, ‘things to do’ brochures. We were limited with our outings due to the dog but so thoughtful. It was so great to go on a vaca with our dog (beagle)---she absolutely loved it---except for the lake (she's a city girl). Meeting Roz was an added pleasure---the housekeeper, warm friendly, very nice. We had friends up for 2/3 days (a couple like us, early 40’s with their 2 year old and another friend with his 19 year old daughter and best friend) and EVERYONE had something to do. IT was amazing! We all (and I mean all of us exc. The 2 yo) loved reading the previous guest comment books and strived to come up with a name for the house----with no real success but we all pretty much had the same adjectives: amazing, incredible, peaceful, tranquil, retreat, oasis, fun, interesting, serene--- my suggestion was “Nestled Niche” ---I could go on. For the owners: thoughtful, GENEROUS, detailed and obviously very proud of their home! The fresh flowers on the table, seemingly a small touch, were really enjoyed. I recut/watered them every 2 days and they still looked good when we left this morning :-(. Can't wait to come back---hopefully 8/06. Thanks again for a truly wonderful enjoyable, relaxing vacation.

-Paula, Everett MA

What a great week my family had at your lake house. My sister & I decided
no more usless x-mas gifts for my elderly parents. We pitched in a rented the lake house, there is something there for everyone. Everyday
was spent swimming, fishing, boating
reading books on the dock. I took my
Mom to the nearby antique shops. We are
making this a annual family vacation.
Thanks to Paul & Anne for making it such a cozy and relaxing place to be!

We had a fantastic time at this cottage. We rented it having seen its listing from the interet and were therefore not 100% sure it would be what we expected -- but it exceeded our expectations! A quite place that truly made me really relax for the first time in a long time. The house came with some many things -- we didn't even get a chance to try out all the things it had to offer. Our young visitors really enjoyed the basement ping pong area and silly hats! I enjoyed just sitting on the doc reading a book while my 6 year old daughter swam and fished all day; I also enjoyed watching a few DVDs, with the fantastic surround sound!
Amy Rumano, Catonsville, MD

We had a great time on the lake with our 4 kids! While there wasn't snow, we had the whole lake on which to skate.
The house was full of games and toys for the kids (they were in a hurry to go back to it each day from Gramma's house!). We enjoyed the music, the books, the kitchen, the view, the quiet, etc.....
Just a wonderful place to stay any time of the year - we can't wait to go back!! Walter Legg Fairfax,VA

If you're looking for a quiet, relaxed getaway,
this is the place to be! For our third
anniversary, we were looking for more than
just a place to change clothes and sleep -we
wanted a home away from home, and that's
just what we got. We had a leisurely week
of reading, watching dvd's, and trying out
some new recipes in the kitchen. And while
we hadn't expected the mid-March snow, we
enjoyed watching if fall - while we stayed
nice and toasty next to the gas fireplace.
Simply put, it's a wonderful retreat.
Keisha & Matthew Burdick, New Haven, CT

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