10 Best Lakefront Rentals In New Hampshire, USA - Updated 2021

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New Hampshire in New England is all about lovely valleys, craggy mountains, and island-dotted azure, cerulean, and turquoise lakes. The whole state is one huge outdoor playground, right from hiking and skiing to rafting and a whole lot of water fun. As summer arrives in New Hampshire, we’re sure you’re dreaming about heading out to the utopian shores of Lake Wicwas, Winnipesaukee, Opechee, and more. Whether it’s paddleboarding on Opegee or kayaking through the tranquil Lake Wicwas, a lakeside vacation in New Hampshire is just what the doctor ordered. To that end, here is a list of the best lakefront rentals in New Hampshire, USA.

1. Waterfront house on Rattlesnake Island (from USD 728)

How would you like to live on your very own island? Yes, you heard that right! This magnificent private home sits on the gorgeous Rattlesnake Island right on Lake Winnipesaukee, boasting gorgeous views from every room. Get on a boat and experience island living at its finest in this place; it has crystal-clear water access, a large sunbathing dock, and even a boathouse. A fully-stocked kitchen is primed for entertaining, while the covered front porch is great for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evenings. Both bedrooms have plush beds and all the comforts that you could possibly need. If that isn’t enough, the island even has its own hiking trail for the intrepid adventurer.

Island Paradise on Lake Winnepasaukee - BOAT REQUIRED
14 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the spacious home with all the modern amenities leaves you feeling relaxed and comfortable
linens beds bathroom well stocked kitchen furnishings and extra water toys were all very nice
the home is very clean and accommodating
the owners have provided all the extra water toys for hours of fun on the lake
we met the owners and they are very friendly and accommodating
we had a wonderful time and cindy was very helpful and attentive
communication with owners was very good and timely
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2. Five-bedroom house on Lake Winnipesaukee (from USD 675)

If you’re a huge group, then this amazing five-bedroom house right on Lake Winnipesaukee couldn’t be more perfect. Right in front of the house sits a pristine stretch of sandy beach, with breathtaking views across the lake. Plus, there’s even a dock, so you can get across to the town dock as well as Weirs Beach. With five bedrooms, a huge living room, and a full, modern kitchen, the house is sprawling, to say the least. A manicured side yard is perfect for barbecuing and grilling, while the covered front patio is perfect for enjoying a cuppa or a glass of wine with phenomenal lake views.

Winnipesaukee Vacation Home For Entire Family W/ Private Beach And Dock
Gilford, NH, US
5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

3. Rustic-chic cottage in Gilford (from USD 890)

This five-bedroom cottage on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee is something of a landmark in the town of Gilford. Sitting high above The Broads, each and every room of this house offers unobstructed views from every room, including its incredible decks. This is one rustic place that’s designed to entertain, complete with 21st-century amenities. Think lead guitars, a bandstand with drums, a pool table, as well as a private shoreline. The massive kitchen is well-stocked, while the living room even has a woodburning fireplace. The waterfront swimming area is akin to a beach, with a stone bench that’s perfect for relaxing.

Lake Winni's Finest Waterfront Restored Mansion w/Boathouse and Private Beach
65 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
robert was an excellent host and his home on the lake was an amazing experience
everyone had a fantastic vacation and robert was a great host
first it was a pleasure to work with the owner robert
we can’t thank robert the owner enough for this magical experience
robert the owner was on call and gave us a great tour and the history of the house
great location for families and friends
boat ramp for atv access is very close and made for easy accessibility
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4. Breathtaking home on Lake Winnipesaukee (from USD 691)

Stay in this tasteful four-bedroom lakeside home in Glendale, which enjoys incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the mountains, and the islands, from the expansive wraparound deck. Every day is a different lakeside adventure with water rafting, swimming, kayaking, and more, or you could even just lounge in the comfort of your deck. On the inside, the two-story house features a gorgeous wooden spiral staircase that leads to four bedrooms with plush beds and ensuite bathrooms. In fact, the fourth one has its very own private entrance too. A living room with a fireplace, a dining area, and a full kitchen make staying here a dream.

Breathe-taking Waterfront Home on Lake Winnipesaukee,Perfect for extended family
26 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the interior was very clean and well stocked
none of them had been totally wiped clean
simple clean modern conveniences all included
she told me that her cleaning person "swore" that the place was in super shape when they left
everyone says that mandy is very responsive
mandy (owner) is responsive and helpful
mandy the owner came by one day and was very accommodating and helpful with any questions we had
mandy is a good host ensuring everything is in order and understood
beautiful lake swimming and kayaking along with friendly neighbors
great location - we couldn't have been happier
super close to grocery store walmart and the boat yard
the neighbors are very friendly and the location is good
it's located on a quiet lightly trafficked road dotted with nice homes and views of the water
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5. Private three-bedroom island retreat (from USD 929)

Nothing says luxury like a beautiful private island, just like this amazing house on a private island on Lake Winnipesaukee. This stunning three-bedroom sanctuary boasts a lot of space, with four bedrooms, living/dining rooms, sunrooms, and wraparound decks. What’s more, it even has a waterfront sun deck with gym equipment and a screened-in hot tub. The lush lawns just outside are perfect for enjoying an evening of grilling. The icing on the cake is the private boat deck.

Two Cottages on Private Winnipesaukee Island
Gilford, NH, US
5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

6. Modern waterfront unit at Paugus Bay (from USD 150)

Want to stay on the waterfront at Paugus Bay? Then look no further than this completely updated one-bedroom unit that has two double beds. So, if you’re two couples, then this hideaway is perfect. With the unit located near all dining and entertainment in Chelan, as well as hiking trails, beaches, and more, this is the perfect base for a well-rounded Chelan vacation. The house also has a well-equipped kitchen for cooking quick meals, a living room to enjoy cosy mornings, and other modern living essentials to make your stay a comfy one.

Completely updated detached cottage/Paugus Bay!
Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
37 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had everything we needed for cooking & a comfortable stay
very clean well kept
everything was clean and neat
very clean and spacious for couples
the bungalow was clean and just as unique as the pictures
very cute condo super clean well decorated comfortable space comfortable beds
everything was perfect denise was an amazing host thank you for all
very cute and in a great location
easy drive to meredith and really close to weirs beach
this place is so cute
the decor and location is inviting and comfy
super close to the water and hiking trails
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7. Lakefront living on Northwood Lake (from USD 200)

Cosy lakefront living doesn’t get any better than this two-bedroom home on Northwood Lake. As you slide open the glass doors of the master bedroom or the living room, then you’re on a wonderful deck that offers stupendous views of the lake. Staying on the lakefront means that you can engage in everything from kayaking, fishing, swimming, and more. Grill on the fire pit in the yard and enjoy a drink while taking in views of the sunset. Inside the house, whip up quick meals in the kitchen and enjoy them in the living room, with lake views. Finally, retire for the night in the comfy beds with plush linens.

Lakefront Living on Northwood Lake
Northwood, New Hampshire, United States
89 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin is beautiful beds and furniture comfy and cozy
great lake front cabin comfortable and warm in the winter with beautiful views
the beds were comfortable and the lovely deck was great for meals overlooking the lake
sliders in living room and front bedroom offer great views of the lake
the view was awesome and it was a cozy spot to spend a weekend in the winter
clean and well maintained
sparking clean cozy home
super clean place that had everything we needed
the house was clean and had everything we needed
it was very pretty clean and quiet
owner was very responsive to any questions
james as a host was excellent
james was very responsive to any questions we had
great hosts as well
james was very responsive to all our questions
the location can not be beaten
this location looks better than the pictures
what a great location must be marvelous in the summer
james’s place is in a perfect location
the place is super cozy and cute
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8. One-bedroom basement space (from USD 133)

If you’re looking for a cosy space in a residential neighbourhood, then this one-bedroom basement space on Lake Opechee is perfect. Since its part of a living unit, you have access to a backyard with a private covered patio with a grill, a fireplace, as well as kayaks and canoes. Don’t be put off by the basement space; it’s very spacious yet cosy, with wardrobes, drawers, and even closets. What’s more, the house has a well-equipped kitchen for you to cook meals, as well as a living room to lounge during your free time.

Waterfront on Opechee
Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
207 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious room with a fantastic view of the lake very relaxing
great lil studio apartment with an amazing view and all the little extra touches one could hope for
big tv direct access to the water quiet and comfortable spacious
the small kitchen worked well for breakfasts and lunch prep before a day of adventuring
the shower had a good water pressure and we actually appreciated no windows bedroom
the apartment was very clean and spacious
the apartment was clean and tidy
the apartment was very clean and had plenty of space
shower and bathroom were very clean bed situation needs some work
the space is comfortable clean and relaxing
heidi is an amazing host
heidi is a great host who was awesome to chat with
host is so gracious and thoughtful
great host very thoughtful and responsive
heidi is an awesome host
the location is good
great location on a beautiful lake
nice location near the water
great quiet location
the location of the house is also excellent - very close to downtown laconia
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9. Lovely two-bedroom house overlooking Lake Chelan (from USD 139)

Stay in this lovely two-bedroom house aptly titled ‘My Happy Place’ right in the heart of Gilford, and on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. This home away from home has two sleeping areas with cushy beds, a full kitchen, a living room, and even deck areas and a barbeque. What’s more, you also have access to two pools, a tennis court, and even a swimming dock, and green lawns. With kayaks, games, and more, you’re sure to have fun here.

My Gilford Happy Place
Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
99 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cell service and wifi was weak so great for a media detox if that's what your hoping for
folks at the pool were friendly and respectful
the apartment's proximity to the lake was great and the views of the mountains were stunning
plenty of space lots of options for relaxing pool side lake side deck side living room
our kiddos enjoyed jumping in the pool and swimming in the lake
everything was very clean and the bed was super comfortable
the place was very clean and comfortable
it was a very clean and comfortable space
her town house was clean convenient and beautiful
place was ok just should have been inspected and cleaned a little better before we got their
sharon was a fantastic host
sharon is an excellent host
sharon is an excellent host
sharon was an awesome host
sharon was very responsive to any questions we had
the location is perfect
such a great location
the location is great; near gunstock ski and on lake winnepesaukee
we had a fantastic stay close to everything
beautiful place and a nice location
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10. Cosy retreat in Meredith, New Hampshire (from USD 188)

Located close to all shopping, dining, and entertainment, this amazing home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in Meredith, New Hampshire, overlooking Lake Winnepesaukee. This four-bedroom retreat features a living room with an indoor fireplace, plush beds in all ensuite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and all modern creature comforts than you could possibly want. With water-based activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, and more right at your fingertips, there cannot be a better base for you and your group of friends to enjoy a lakeside vacation in New Hampshire.

LAKE FUN!: Spacious home w/Beach rights Meredith.
Meredith, New Hampshire, United States
85 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
every room has a ceiling fan that makes the house comfortable even without ac
the front porch chairs are pretty grungy and the kitchen chairs are actually unsafe
we loved using the outdoor grill and picnic table
we stayed in the first floor bedroom the king bed was super comfy
we had plenty of space and the beds were comfortable
the house was clean and exactly as advertised
catherine place is very clean & cozy we would stay there again
the space was clean and perfect for my family
the place is super clean and very relaxing
there's also a pretty significant cleaning fee for a place that's clearly not professionally cleaned
her hospitality was top notch and she was extremely responsive to any questions we had
catherine is a wonderful host
catherine was a great host
kathy was a great host who made our stay very pleasant
the host and hostess are both very helpful and available for any needs or questions from the guests
for a conveniently located house with water access this place worked out perfectly
cool place and close to everything in meredith
excellent location for local activities like hikes restaurants etc
great location with access to a beautiful little beach
amazing location right near the lake not far from grocery store and everything else you may need
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Lovely holidays in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is all about the great outdoors and it offers tons of opportunities for you to stay, experience, and bask in the warmth of nature. Check out these amazing vacation rentals in New Hampshire and you’re guaranteed to have a memorable and lovely holiday touring this New England state.

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