2 chambres, 1 salle de bain, pour 5 personnes
Particulier / consommateur
Owner / Property Manager
Salle(s) de bain
Soirées/évènements non autorisés
Animaux non bienvenus
Adaptée aux enfants
Âge minimum du vacancier principal:25
Les réservations annulées ne seront pas remboursées.
Perfect spot for the fall
What a great place to spend a week relaxing and seeing the fall color. We couldn’t have asked for a better view. Quiet, clean and off the beaten path and beauty all I one place. Awe.
Beautiful lake views! Comfortable and had a relaxing weekend. Will definitely be back!
I rented this adorable lakefront cottage with amazing views for 3 nights for my elderly parents, mainly because it was one level living. The home provided so much more. The décor is cozy, homey, and comfortable with nearly all the necessary appliances in great working order, including gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. No laundry. They folks just loved the place and they were happy that it had heat, which was easy to use and very efficient. More importantly, they loved the surrounding views and overall comfort of the property. I went there every night for dinner and truly found the atmosphere and views relaxing. Regarding the owner, she was very responsive to communications. My phone died and I called the website Helpdesk. They were able to get the owner within minutes, if not seconds. The owner gave me the door code and we were able to check in without problems. The following day, I logged into the work email and the information was there prior their arrive, so obviously the owner had sent it before. Entire experience wonderful. We removed all trash from the property because I live locally. I was unclear whether trash services were provided. Check with owner if you are not local. On a small matter noted on other reviews, someone complained about the appearance of the couches because they were more than lived in. LOL. Although somewhat shredded, they were extremely comfortable. Frankly, if I had kids staying at the place, I would be reassured that the couches did not need to be treated overly delicate such as if they were new and/or leather. Folks and I LOVED THIS PLACE. Price was right given the view and comfort. Location seems very rural, but pizza, restaurant, and gas were only 10-15 minutes away. Plus, the location made you feel like you were really out of the rat race. Thanks, Rey, Dalia, and Frank PS: you must leave the place clean when you leave and there are no sheets or towels, unless you rent, which all seems rather on par with other rentals in the area. Perhaps, they offer a cleaning service in lieu, check with owner. We did not need it since it was just my parents and my Dad is a compulsive obsessive cleaner. :)
Gorgeous view and lake
This is a spectacularly situated property, ideal for a family of two parents, two children. There's ample seating inside and out, and easy access to the boats and lake. The owner is very nice, and responsive to all requests.
Two lovely weeks lakeside
I stayed at this lovely lakehouse for two weeks-one without children, one with so I can give you a very accurate review on this property. All in all we had a fantastic time on Balch lake, the owner was very responsive to any questions or issues and the place was rustic and charming.
But since this is a review I'll cover the pros and cons.
Pros: Balch lake is lovely and the property is situated with a great view of the lake and nearby sandbar/islands. The lake is bustling with activity on the weekends and then come Monday morning, you feel like you have the whole lake to yourself.
- The house is right next to the Balch Lake Marina. Although the marina was only open a few days a week (mostly weekends) it was a great spot to stop by for sandwiches, coffee, ice cream or snacks. When it's open, it does bring a lot of boat traffic near the dock, but it's a no wake zone so overall it was fine.
- There's a great sandbar we would paddleboard/kayak out to every morning and skip rocks or build up the rock towers. It was nice to have a sandy spot as most of the water around the house is rocky and not enjoyable to walk on.
-The house is cute and rustic. We really liked the decor and the overall feel of the house (although my children were a bit freaked out by all the animal fur).
-The owner was very responsive and dealt with a few issues we had while we were there.
-The front sitting room with the huge windows was our absolute favorite place to be in the house. Even though you were indoors, you felt like you were right on the lake. My children kept remarking they felt like it was a boathouse. It was the perfect spot to read a book or take a nap. And bring binoculars to watch the loons!
Cons: If you've read the other reviews, the biggest complaint is that the couch cushions, indoors and out, are quite tattered and weathered. We solved this problem by covering them with towels outdoors and blankets indoors.
-Spiders! Common in lakehouses but there were spiders everywhere, which my kids are not fond of, and I spent a good portion of the week cleaning spiderwebs from corners which could be solved if the owners had professional cleaners instead of the renters cleaning.
-Check-out: Not sure if this is common but I was shocked to learn that the renter had to clean the house for the next guest. I ended up leaving the night because there was no way to do a good cleaning enough job, pack and be out by 10 a.m. Also, you have to take care of your own trash.
Thank you for your review but I would like to respond to a couple of comments.
I had explained to you beforehand that the outdoor sectional was a favorite to my yearly guests and upon me telling them I was replacing it with the Adirondack chairs they asked if I could keep it .. They understood it was slightly weathered, between wet bathing suits , the fire pit , etc , they loved it and coming up the stairs from the lake was a great spot to hang out at and they asked that I keep it.
The spiders I cannot control BUT what I do is spray everything with peppermint oil in hopes that the week while I’m gone they cannot make as many webs as possible. Since I’m the cleaner I only ask that you tidy things up so that I can go in and deep clean , fix anything that needs attention etc. that’s why I contacted you Friday, the day before you left , since I’m two hours away and ask if anything needs extra attention so I know ahead of time.
There isn’t town trash pickup , it states it in the note section which I bring attention to on the site before you rent. I do offer a pass which I pay for that is directly on the refrigerator.
I put 100% into this home and truly value each and every guest. That’s why it’s 85% rented in February for the summer months into the fall.
If we had not gone over this I would understand.
I truly hope that you enjoyed your vacation and have many great memories of Balch Lake
Beautiful cottage with fire pit patio.
Perfect cabin for families with spectacular views and great location. Great porch and rooms. Wonderful stay. Kim as the host very helpful.
Nous sommes au bord de l'eau. C'est extrêmement propre! Il y a 2 barres de sable et îles pour faire du kayak, du canoë ou du bateau.
Nous sommes entourés de nombreuses attractions et activités. N. Conway, Wolfeboro, Ogunquit et Portsmouth se trouvent tous à proximité pour une excursion d'une journée ou faire une belle promenade pour le dîner.
Nous sommes sur le lac et au milieu de beaucoup!