When you first pull up, you initially wonder if you are at the right place because from the street entrance side, it does not look very large. But once you round the corner to the back yard, you quickly realize this is an amazing property! There were 15 of us and we did not even come close to filling the place up. Even with that many people, you could easily find a place to escape for some alone time. The pool area is unlike anything I have ever seen for a residential indoor pool - the ceiling retracts, there is a hot tub, there is a full-blown kitchen, there is a comfortable seating nook overlooking the pond, plenty of reclining beach chairs, sauna room, steam room. Then the entertainment/bar room off the pool area reminds me of a pub in London, with round tables, a bar, candles, huge TV. And the fireplaces in this house - Huge!! Would be perfect for a cold winter evening after a day of skiing (though we stayed in July, so a fire was not necessary!) And the dining room is jaw dropping with the huge dining table, plenty of room for everyone to enjoy your meals together. We were there during July 4th and watched from the upstairs room with a wall of windows all the fireworks taking place at Lake Winnepesake. And at dusk we would perch ourselves outside on a small hill to watch the sunset. The pond is fun for the kids to explore, looking for fish, frogs, tadpoles, and dragonflies. Everything is meticulous and clean. You can even make your way down to the lake which is only a short drive away, but we were having so much fun at this unbelievable home, that we never made it! We did make to Gunstock Ski Resort only a couple of miles away as they have obstacles courses and an adventure park during the warmer months. I honestly can not say enough great things about this place. You will be amazed!!
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I recently stayed at this house with my extended family consisting of 10 adults and 10 children, aged 3-9 years. There was so much to do in the area for kids & adults alike, and days we didn't feel like adventuring out the house had plenty to offer as well. Here were a few of my favorites:
-Beautiful indoor pool/hot tub
-Two paved driveways - we parked cars in one and let the kids ride bikes/skateboard/roller blade in the other.
-Great road placement: easy to get to, yet because the property was downhill from the road we didn't have to worry about the kids accidentally heading into the road while playing
-HUGE PRIVATE yard. wiffleball, fire pits, frisbee games, frog hunting - you could have groups doing all these simultaneously without stepping on one another's' toes.
-Giant table (I can't remember the last time we all for at one table)
-Plenty of fridge/freezer space
-Awesome fancy spa-like showers
- Coffee pot and a Keruig. Because vacation needs coffee too
We had a group of 13 stayed at this property for a team offsite week. Everything worked out really great. There are amenities for both work and entertainment. The wifi, Apple TV and big screens worked really well for team meetings and there are enough places for break out sessions. The entertainment systems are great, people played games, danced, there is also a piano if you want to go classic. A game room with a pool table and a really nice indoor pool, with a hot tub, a sauna room and a steam room, a full bar at the pool for those wanted late night hangout. I personally love the deck and back yard, we BBQed, and sat there looked at sunset while some people jammed together, it is beautiful with a lovely garden and very nice view.
We also love the location. The lakes are so beautiful during this season, easy beach access, hiking trails near by, Segway or zip line if you want activities. We did a train tour in Laconia. Nice restaurants around and 10 min to grocery shopping. Everything is perfect.
The owners are very friendly, and they checked in with us and provided useful and helpful information. We are very grateful and really enjoyed the whole experience!!