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.
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
Top guest reviewsthe spacious home with all the modern amenities leaves you feeling relaxed and comfortablelinens beds bathroom well stocked kitchen furnishings and extra water toys were all very nicethe home is very clean and accommodatingRead more reviews
Host:the owners have provided all the extra water toys for hours of fun on the lakewe met the owners and they are very friendly and accommodatingwe had a wonderful time and cindy was very helpful and attentivecommunication with owners was very good and timely
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 DockGilford, NH, US
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
Top guest reviews
Host:robert was an excellent host and his home on the lake was an amazing experienceeveryone had a fantastic vacation and robert was a great hostfirst it was a pleasure to work with the owner robertwe can’t thank robert the owner enough for this magical experiencerobert the owner was on call and gave us a great tour and the history of the houseRead more reviewsgreat location for families and friendsboat ramp for atv access is very close and made for easy accessibility
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
Top guest reviewsthe interior was very clean and well stockednone of them had been totally wiped cleansimple clean modern conveniences all includedshe told me that her cleaning person "swore" that the place was in super shape when they left
Host:everyone says that mandy is very responsivemandy (owner) is responsive and helpfulmandy the owner came by one day and was very accommodating and helpful with any questions we hadmandy is a good host ensuring everything is in order and understoodbeautiful lake swimming and kayaking along with friendly neighborsRead more reviewsgreat location - we couldn't have been happiersuper close to grocery store walmart and the boat yardthe neighbors are very friendly and the location is goodit's located on a quiet lightly trafficked road dotted with nice homes and views of the water
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 IslandGilford, NH, US
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
Top guest reviewswe had everything we needed for cooking & a comfortable stayvery clean well kepteverything was clean and neatvery clean and spacious for couplesthe bungalow was clean and just as unique as the picturesvery cute condo super clean well decorated comfortable space comfortable beds
Host:everything was perfect denise was an amazing host thank you for allRead more reviewsvery cute and in a great locationeasy drive to meredith and really close to weirs beachthis place is so cutethe decor and location is inviting and comfysuper close to the water and hiking trails
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 LakeNorthwood, New Hampshire, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cabin is beautiful beds and furniture comfy and cozygreat lake front cabin comfortable and warm in the winter with beautiful viewsthe beds were comfortable and the lovely deck was great for meals overlooking the lakesliders in living room and front bedroom offer great views of the lakethe view was awesome and it was a cozy spot to spend a weekend in the winterclean and well maintainedsparking clean cozy homesuper clean place that had everything we neededthe house was clean and had everything we neededit was very pretty clean and quiet
Host:owner was very responsive to any questionsjames as a host was excellentjames was very responsive to any questions we hadgreat hosts as welljames was very responsive to all our questionsRead more reviewsthe location can not be beatenthis location looks better than the pictureswhat a great location must be marvelous in the summerjames’s place is in a perfect locationthe place is super cozy and cute
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 OpecheeLaconia, New Hampshire, United States
Top guest reviewsspacious room with a fantastic view of the lake very relaxinggreat lil studio apartment with an amazing view and all the little extra touches one could hope forbig tv direct access to the water quiet and comfortable spaciousthe small kitchen worked well for breakfasts and lunch prep before a day of adventuringthe shower had a good water pressure and we actually appreciated no windows bedroomthe apartment was very clean and spaciousthe apartment was clean and tidythe apartment was very clean and had plenty of spaceshower and bathroom were very clean bed situation needs some workthe space is comfortable clean and relaxing
Host:heidi is an amazing hostheidi is a great host who was awesome to chat withhost is so gracious and thoughtfulgreat host very thoughtful and responsiveheidi is an awesome hostRead more reviewsthe location is goodgreat location on a beautiful lakenice location near the watergreat quiet locationthe location of the house is also excellent - very close to downtown laconia
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 PlaceGilford, New Hampshire, United States
Top guest reviewscell service and wifi was weak so great for a media detox if that's what your hoping forfolks at the pool were friendly and respectfulthe apartment's proximity to the lake was great and the views of the mountains were stunningplenty of space lots of options for relaxing pool side lake side deck side living roomour kiddos enjoyed jumping in the pool and swimming in the lakeeverything was very clean and the bed was super comfortablethe place was very clean and comfortableit was a very clean and comfortable spaceher town house was clean convenient and beautifulplace was ok just should have been inspected and cleaned a little better before we got their
Host:sharon was a fantastic hostsharon is an excellent hostsharon is an excellent hostsharon was an awesome hostsharon was very responsive to any questions we hadRead more reviewsthe location is perfectsuch a great locationthe location is great; near gunstock ski and on lake winnepesaukeewe had a fantastic stay close to everythingbeautiful place and a nice location
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
Top guest reviewsevery room has a ceiling fan that makes the house comfortable even without acthe front porch chairs are pretty grungy and the kitchen chairs are actually unsafewe loved using the outdoor grill and picnic tablewe stayed in the first floor bedroom the king bed was super comfywe had plenty of space and the beds were comfortablethe house was clean and exactly as advertisedcatherine place is very clean & cozy we would stay there againthe space was clean and perfect for my familythe place is super clean and very relaxingthere's also a pretty significant cleaning fee for a place that's clearly not professionally cleaned
Host:her hospitality was top notch and she was extremely responsive to any questions we hadcatherine is a wonderful hostcatherine was a great hostkathy was a great host who made our stay very pleasantthe host and hostess are both very helpful and available for any needs or questions from the guestsRead more reviewsfor a conveniently located house with water access this place worked out perfectlycool place and close to everything in meredithexcellent location for local activities like hikes restaurants etcgreat location with access to a beautiful little beachamazing location right near the lake not far from grocery store and everything else you may need
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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