If you’re seeking a getaway filled with peace and serenity, look no further than this secluded Gilmanton vacation rental house. Situated on a private road with no one around to bother you, this picturesque dwelling offers utmost quietness and relaxation, as well as incredible panoramic views of Shell Camp Lake and approximatly 40 ft of sandy beach access!
Featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and enough room to comfortably accommodate 5 guests throughout 1,800 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this residence is a terrific size and layout for families, friends, or couples out for a genuinely relaxing getaway. As you first walk into the house, you will view the kitchen - a beautiful hardwood oak island with hardwood cupboards and a bluish corian countertop fulfills this bright open concept kitchen, which comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances. As you stand at the island while preparing your dinner, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the lake and oversee its magic! Gather with your companions around the adjacent dining area next to the cozy gas fireplace, where you can sit with your family and admire the views while staying warm and enjoying the flames.
Look forward to spending leisurely afternoons unwinding in the home’s lovely sunroom, which overlooks the lake with a nice sitting area and small bar. Here you can relax with a drink and a good book while simply relishing in the property’s tranquility and serene atmosphere, epitomizing the quintessential vacation aspect that everyone needs from time to time. Upstairs, you’ll find the 3 bedrooms with new Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors! The master bedroom overlooks the lake with a nice sitting area near the window and a queen-sized bed, while the second bedroom also offers a comfortable queen-sized bed, both of which will ensure a restful night’s sleep throughout your stay.
Outside, walk out back on the blue stone walkway down to the outdoor fire pit - the fire pit is ideally positioned close to the lake, so you can gather with the whole family and enjoy the calmness and relaxation the lake provides while eating s’mores, having drinks, and exchanging fun family stories under the stars. The property also has a small private sandy beach with 85 feet of water frontage, perfect for taking an invigorating dip during the warmer months!
The views of Shell Camp Lake from this property are sweeping and panoramic, practically guaranteed to take your breath away! Every morning as the sun slowly appears over the lake, it’s absolutely mesmerizing, especially while enjoying the show from the sunroom as you stand with a hot cup of coffee or tea in hand. In the evening, sit outdoors with the beverage of your choice and watch as the beautiful sky paints a spectacular display of vibrant red, purple, and orange colors over the lake as the fiery sun crashes into the horizon beyond, creating a truly remarkable sight.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’re in luck - this property is conveniently located right in the middle of everything with numerous pristine trails close by, allowing you to easily enjoy the luxury of hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, fantastic food and restaurants, and even the most popular event in New Hampshire twice a year: New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing are popular winter activities in the area, all accessible within short driving distance at Gunstock Ski Area.
This region boasts a vast selection of notable attractions to suit a variety of interests and tastes, from natural phenomenons and fascinating historical sites to wineries and family-friendly entertainment. Spend a day riding the rails of Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, or explore a castle like Castle in the Clouds, which was originally built in 1914 and offers 45 miles of hiking over 5,000 acres of land. Plus, true to the castle’s name, the panoramic views of the clouds here are breathtaking! Stand beneath the majestic Memorial Arch, a 50-foot tall, 40-foot wide replica of a Roman Arch built in the late 1800’s. Polar Caves, found by massive boulders nearly 50,000 years ago, features a petting zoo and delicious homemade maple syrup in their shop.
Satisfy your sweet tooth by visiting Kellerhaus, the oldest candy shop in New Hampshire - stop by to get the freshest candy you’ve ever tasted! For a fun night out, head to the Weirs Beach Drive-in Movie Theater, one of 4 classic drive-ins in New Hampshire that has been operating since 1949. The kids will love checking out Squam Lake Natural Science Center or Fun Spot, the largest arcade in the world with over 500 games, go-karts, and a climbing/rope area. The adults in your group should definitely indulge in a wine tasting at Gilmanton Winery, located less than 2 miles from the house and offering the freshest wine daily, in addition to an amazing buffet breakfast every Sunday! Regardless of how you choose to spend your time during your stay in scenic New Hampshire, this wonderful Gilmanton vacation house will not disappoint - you may never want to leave!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, sunroom, wireless internet access, fire pit, canoe, 2 kayaks, deck with barbeque grill, 32 ft dock, gas fireplace, and 85 feet of private water frontage on Shell Camp Lake
- Herb/veggie garden available for guests to enjoy fresh while cooking
- Quiet, secluded location on a private road with phenomenal panoramic views overlooking Shell Camp Lake!
- Close proximity to numerous local attractions and outdoor recreational activities!
- 10 bundles of firewood for campfires can be provided for an additional fee
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed
- The Living Room Couch and an Air Mattress are available for extra sleeping arrangements if necessary
- No smoking
- Pet friendly with fee (maximum 2 dogs allowed, no cats)
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply