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Lakeside Home, Summer Culture Town
6 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
6 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This is a pristine and elegant home with music, books, and high end furniture and woodwork. We have four massive mahogany rockers on the porch, plus assorted padded furniture in the screened in. The lake stroll is the highlight; kayaks can be rented.

The space

Dam House is the only home on MacDowell Lake, grandfathered in by the Army Corps of Engineers. The house was built by a wood enthusiast, with such features as an applewood and spalted maple kitchen. MacDowell Lake sits on 1200 acres of parkland. The house is situated 200 yards from the shore at the intersection of the Nubanusit Stream (trout stocked, with gorgeous casting pools) and the lake. The house has two master bedrooms, each with attached bath and private porch, a small bedroom with twin beds, and a finished basement with two queens and 1/2 bath. There is a large kitchen/dining/ living room plus a separate living room. All convene on a 40 foot porch. Behind the house is a stocked stream. The road has only two houses, and one can drive or walk a quarter mile to the boat launch on MacDowell Lake. The best amenity is the lake itself; it is a lovely, sunny stroll along the dirt path alongside the 3/4 mile-long mile long lake from the western end, where the house is located, to the eastern end where the dam and beach are situated. The house is pristine. The setting is tranquil. No motor boats on lake except electric.

We are asking $350/night with a 7 night minimum.
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Peterborough has two gorgeous public golf courses (one is in a neighboring town), lit public tennis courts, open roads for biking, summer theater (website hidden), the MacDowell Arts Colony, and Monadnock Music summer series, (website hidden), many art galleries, a movie theater, great restaurants, and a bar with great live music ranging from acoustic to rock. Dogs by written permission only.

Guest access

Whole house. Two mountain bikes. Garage. . High end stereo. Large flat screen TV/DVD.

Interaction with guests

I will show them the property and leave them alone.


Extra people £76 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £114
Security Deposit £1908
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)

No smoking inside or out. No fires except in grill. Dogs by written arrangement. Lock all doors and close and lock all windows when away. Be sure exterior flood and other lights are off and all 5 thermostats (kitchen, den, basement, master 1 and master 2) are set to zero (off) when leaving. This is a shoeless home because pea stone from driveway mars wood floors, so please remove shoes in front entryway. Other than linens, please leave house in same clean condition--including dishware-- that you found it. Garbage in plastic bags go in covered bins in garage. Please avail yourself of whatever is in fridge, including beer, and whatever condiments you need. My liquor and wine are not for consumption by guests. No guests beyond those registered in the reservation. Use the many coasters, please, because there is much fine woodwork throughout.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Wret User Profile
October 2015
The property is expansive with a log cabin warmth inside. Initially, the owner seemed a bit apprehensive about renting as if he had an experience with bad renters. However, after talking with him about my prior visits to Peterborough, he became helpfully accommodating. A series of useful Post-Its can be found throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
David User Profile
Response from David:
To clarify, my concern centered on the fact that Wret flew to my state, intending to rent my home BEFORE paying via Airbnb.
October 2015

Jennifer User Profile
August 2015
We had a great stay at David's house. The photos and description of the house was spot on. Peterborough is a cute town with all the summer prerequisites like an ice cream stand for the kids. There is great fishing in the lake and stream behind the house. We found a great state park Greenville for swimming, kayaking/canoeing and fishing not too far away. We mostly are in, but found some nice places like the Hancock Inn in the beautiful historic town that should not be missed. The kids can play outside in the garden until the food arrives!

Newton, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in April 2014
David User Profile

Boston physician.

Languages: English
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