8 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Bristol, New Hampshire

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One of the four towns with a shoreline on the Newfound Lake, Bristol has been a popular vacation spot since the mid-19th century. Nestled among hills, lakes, and rivers, this charming town offers the perfect nature getaway. There’s plenty to do here. You can go swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking at the beautiful Wellington State Park. Hike up to Profile Falls on the Smith River. Explore the natural formations at Sculptured Rocks near Newfound Lake. Walk in the town and visit historic buildings such as the Town Hall, Cavis House, Miss Gove’s House, Tin-Shop Site, and others. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a longer stay in a peaceful town, Bristol with its many lakeside cottages and holiday homes is a perfect destination. To get you started on your holiday planning, we have put together a list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Bristol, New Hampshire.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. Cozy home near Cummings Beach (from USD 110)

This is a comfortable studio apartment overlooking Newfound Lake that can accommodate four people. It is furnished with a queen-sized bed, a twin-sized daybed, and twin trundle. You’ll have all the facilities necessary for a good vacation stay including internet, TV with Netflix, heater, fireplace, and parking facilities. Here, you can enjoy the stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains from the comforts of your holiday home.

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17.77 km (11.1 mi) from Polar Caves Park
68 reviews   Wifi Available
bungalow 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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It is the best lake front view you could ask for
so be prepared to not be able to sleep in that day
The porch was our favorite spot for morning coffee and an evening glass of wine overlooking the lake
The cabin definitely needs a few inmprovements Windows are very hard to open particularly the one by the refrigerator couldn't open the bathroom window
just a one room cottage across from the lake
Only "complaints" are pretty minor ones that didn't really effect our stay
and he was very friendly and helpful
Location was great and the welcome/information binder very helpful and fun
Small cute and comfortable
Clean simple accommodations in a cute bungalow
Communication is good with the owners
The cottage was just perfect in every way
The cottage is quaint and rustic
The area has a lot of little things but the bigger picture is its centrally located Sitting on the deck every morning with my coffee
This cottage has a bunch of potential
By the end of the weekend it had gotten better though The rug was stained and the nooks and crannies of the place could use some attention
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2. Simple living at a lakeside getaway (from USD 110)

This centrally placed holiday home offers great views of Newfound Lake and is just a few steps away from Cummings Beach. It is ideal for couples or solo travelers. Furnished with all necessities, this cottage is just right for a few days spent unwinding and enjoying nature. Wake up here to the sound of loons on the water and watch the misty lake while sipping morning coffee. If you want to eat out, there are plenty of options nearby like Ledge Water Steak House or Kathleen’s Cottage.

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17.76 km (11.1 mi) from Polar Caves Park
69 reviews   Wifi Available
bungalow 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cabin is everything you need
The owners have thought of everything to make this comfortable and to supply what you need
This cottage is well kept and cozy
(Bring blankets pillows and towels) beautiful view of the lake and we loved it
A perfect little quiet spot with everything needed for simple living
This adorable cottage had everything we needed Very relaxing and pleasant
so don't look for the "unnatural" life but WiFi and Netflicks on the TV provided kept us amused and in touch as needed
The owners communication was very responsive with any questions we had
Host was very timely answering questions and most amenities were provided
a major item is the grill was not usable Needs major attention The owner was very fast in answering any questions I had
afforded us a beautiful view from our cabin and some lovely kayaking
When I was setting the table for supper I noticed tiny black things in the utensil containers
In the Clouds Wellington State Park and
We did not want to leave Enjoyed every minute
A great get-away for those looking for peaceful refreshment and access to lake life along with many hiking and nature preserves Enjoy
but it needs to be leveled off Not a good place for tall and big people
We enjoyed the town of Bristol driving around Newfound Lake Cottage
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3. Cheerful, centrally located family cottage (from USD 219)

This two-bedroom waterfront cottage comfortably hosts up to five guests. The cute home is part of a safe association with shared amenities like clean beach area, sunning raft, day dock with boat slip, sandpit, and an outdoor grill with picnic tables. The large glass doors and windows give the apartment a cheerful and sunny vibe. It is close to the lake as well as the grocery store, snack bar, and ice cream joints.

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17.35 km (10.8 mi) from Polar Caves Park
28 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The view of the lake is spectacular
The lake itself is clean calm and swimable for small children
Feet from the water and clear unobstructed views of the lake
It is situated on a small yard that leads to a dock with a shared boat
The property is a charming lake house in the truest sense
The property was very nice and clean
all her neighbors were wonderful
It was a great vacation & we hope to make back next summer
The owner/manager was quite helpful and responsive
She's easy to work with
Alex was very accommodating and made everything easy
I plan on booking next summer too
A small clean perfect location for a quiet getaway for a couple or small family Centrally located to some stunning NH scenic sites Quick reliable landlord
The cottage was better than expected Loved everything about it
There is a little grocery store & snack bar where we would walk & get coffee in the morning & ice cream at night that was only minutes away
The property is beautiful and just as described
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4. Peaceful condo with modern comforts (from USD 100)

This is a modern, well-furnished townhouse condo overlooking Newfound Lake. The house offers all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay including comfy bedding, linen, heater, fireplace, internet, washer and dryer, TV with cable, and parking space. If you like to cook, the well-stocked kitchen with modern equipment will suit your needs. For a break from the peaceful life, drive to the Tanger Outlets in Tilton, only 35 minutes away, for some holiday shopping.

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Bristol, NH, US
18.01 km (11.2 mi) from Polar Caves Park
39 reviews  
cottage 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is well kept and comfortable
space heaters or fireplace make it very comfortable
love the large feeling of space in the main room and the beds were comfortable
the cottage itself has more than everything we needed to be completely comfortable and relax
tucked among the trees on the side of a steep hill this cottage is comfortable and well equipped
it is clean and spacious
the interior was clean and smelled fresh
it was clean and well maintained
it was perfectly clean
amazing great deal quite clean hopefully be back soon
the owner provides lots of extras that most rentals don’t include which is very helpful
there are plenty of parking spaces on the property and the neighbors were friendly
this has become our favorite place for summer vacation
located in the woods and off the main road makes for a quiet peaceful and relaxing stay
love the quiet neighborhood the proximity to the lake and the feeling of home not just a rental
we enthusiastically recommend this place
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5. Pet-friendly family vacation home (from USD 143)

If you are looking for a family vacation home with easy access to Cummings Beach, then this pet-friendly house is perfect for you. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and a living room, there is ample space for up to six people. The best feature of the house is a private deck on the roof with stunning views of Newfound Lake and the surrounding mountains. After a day by the lake, you can relax with a soak in the hot tub in the main bathroom while enjoying a view of the star-studded sky through the skylight.

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17.75 km (11.1 mi) from Polar Caves Park
42 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Also the kitchen could have better provisions
The view is gorgeous from the outdoor patio and the beds were comfortable and the space open and enjoyable for up to 6 people
The jetted tub in the bathroom and
My family of four loved the space and the deck overlooking the lake
The place was spacious tons of natural light close to everything in town and around the lake
The property was very clean
The property was very clean and updated Great views of the lake from the deck
The owner Kevin is very friendly and accommodating Good find
They treated us like family
and he is also knowledgeable about the area
very well maintained and the owner responded back to me within 24 hours of emails and questions
The owner was friendly and easy to work with
the owner also has a booklet of local places to shop
It's across the street from the beach
The lake is directly across the street ice cream is walking distance
Directly across from the beach
There's a nice beach directly across the street
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6. Splendid five-bedroom condo perfect for celebrations (from USD 450)

Right across Cummings Beach, this spacious house accommodates up to eleven people. There is a living room with huge lake-facing windows, a modern kitchen, expansive dining room, a deck, porch and patio, and a game room with everything you would want from a pool table to foosball, dartboard to ping-pong. Other amenities include speakers, cable TV, WiFi, grill, outdoor fire pit, parking space, and laundry facilities. Just remember to carry your own linens and towels.

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17.82 km (11.1 mi) from Polar Caves Park
43 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
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The family room open to the kitchen was very spacious and the furniture was very comfortable
The Open concept living room/dining room/
We have friends on the other side of the lake who came over for a game night with plenty of room to entertain
The view from the dining room table was perfect for family dinners and doing puzzles
The house is perfect for a large group - the great room is delightful with wonderful lake views
He was also very quick to respond to a few quick questions when we arrived
the owner was responsive and helpful with all our questions
That was a big hit with our kids
This was a great property and suited our party of 17 quite well as we rented both units
We had lots of visitors and the home was a great fit
The kayaks are a great addition and got lots of use
The Nolan retreat is just perfect
The only negative was the cars going by at times it was very noisy
The location was perfect with the beach right across the street
but it's still 5 stars Plenty of green area to walk the pup and super friendly people in the area
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7. Quaint lakeside cottage with galley kitchen (from USD 130)

This studio apartment at Newfound Sands is ideal for a peaceful vacation. You can watch the sunrise on the lake from the comfort of the front porch as you sip coffee. The cottage is fitted with modern comforts: a galley kitchen with oven and refrigerator, an electric fireplace, an HD TV with Netflix, internet, and parking facilities. It can host up to four people–there is a queen-sized bed and a full folding futon. You must carry your own linen though as mentioned in the house rules.

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17.75 km (11.1 mi) from Polar Caves Park
77 reviews   Wifi Available
bungalow 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the smell of the flowers wafting through the air was an unexpected bonus
The cabin was exactly as listed; quaint and cozy yet equipped with everything you might possibly need
steps need to be replaced
Welcome binder was informative and everything that was stated in the write up was on point
The cabin was absolutely perfect and the lake gorgeous
This cottage was neat and clean
Easy booking and owners were very easy to communicate with
Mark was quick to respond to any questions
We love your cottage Sarah and Mark
door jam is beat up screen door is junk bottom hindge is broken
Cabin was clean and comfortable for the two of us Stocked nicely with all but linens
they answered immediately They were even willing to extend our checkout time upon request
It's the perfect location
Place was nice and in a great location Close to outlet shopping close to Lincoln Great for kids
no tv is a problem not worth a night will not come back or recommend
Our stay at The Knoll Inn 3 was absolutely wonderful
The few times I had questions for the Nolans
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8. Well-furnished family condo in a private nook (from USD 166)

A stone’s throw from Newfound Lake, this spacious family cottage is perfect for family vacations. It sleeps up to seven people. The three-bedroom property is equipped with a grill, fire pit, and big lawn. In the kitchen, you’ll find all the appliances and supplies needed to whip up delicious meals. In addition to regular amenities, the hosts also provide linens, bath towels, hand towels, face cloths, paper towels, toilet paper, bath essentials, and a hairdryer. If you want to eat out, there are restaurants within walking distance as well.

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18.7 km (11.7 mi) from Polar Caves Park
9 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
You have plenty of privacy
They have a full kitchen grill and plenty of furniture
Everything great but 1140 bathroom so tiny with enclosed toilet
It made me hungry all day
Nice property beautiful view owner very easy to work with talk to & access Just great
These newly bought property owners are very nice and accommodating The only thing I had to bring was clothes and a toothbrush
The only complaint was smelling the awesome food from the Big Catch and Ledge Water Steakhouse
The house is located away from the other houses on top of each other
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Enjoy New Hampshire's best kept secret: Newfound Lake

Edgar Allan Poe had once written “So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” Stay at this enchanting town, Bristol, to enjoy life by the pristine Newfound Lake. Feel the wild beauty of nature wash your stress away. With a range of comfortable Vrbo vacation rentals available in Bristol, New Hampshire, you’ll find it easy to plan your dream getaway.

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