Ossipee Lake House
Ossipee Lake House • 34 Long Sands Road • Center Ossipee, NH 03814 • Phone:  303-546-6400



Many Features Help Produce Special Memories at Ossipee Lake House
Make Your Stay Comfortable and Relaxing

Ossipee Lake House

34 Long Sands Road

Center Ossipee, NH 03814

New Hampshire Lakes Region and at Gateway to the White Mountains for All Seasons Recreation

Right next to lake with gentle smooth naturally sandy bottom for comfort and safety

Very spacious great room with fieldstone fireplace -- spacious comfort for you, your family, your guests

• 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Bed Room • 4 Bathrooms • Beds for 12 •

Large Deck next to and overlooking lake and mountains

Your stay at Ossipee Lake House will be in a fully furnished and equipped 4,200 square foot vacation villa.

During your stay at Ossipee Lake House your water comes from our exclusive private deep rock (artesian) well, not lake water, and is double filtered to provide clear refreshing water without added chlorine or fluoride. This superb water is like the premium bottled water sold in stores, only it comes straight from our private deep rock well and directly out of the faucet to you.

Ossipee Lake House has everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay except for your food and some incidental items such as toiletries. For food and other items, please consider using our Optional Provisioning Service. This service allows you to arrive to a kitchen fully stocked with the food and beverages you select. When you arrive you will be able to relax immediately with the food and beverages from your shopping list already available in the refrigerator and cupboards.

We have equipped Ossipee Lake House with the following to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.

Vacation Rental Features

View & Location
  • Lakefront: Ossipee Lake House sits at the edge of Ossipee Lake -- no lake house or cottage is closer to the water.
  • All season vacation villa: boating, canoeing, water skiing, hiking, biking, golf, tennis followed by skiing, skating, snowboarding, snowmobiling
  • Enormous deck with screened porch overlooking water -- stunning lake and mountain views
  • Covered screened porch next to water has table and chairs for relaxing and dining
  • Spacious smooth naturally sandy lake bottom gently extends 100s of feet into the lake for comfort and safety -- not the slippery rocks or sudden drop-offs often found at other lakeside vacation homes.
  • The lake at Ossipee Lake House is perfect for wading as well as swimming. Many guests exercise by walking through the water along the length of the lake.
  • Your drinking water will come from our own deep rock artesian well, not lake water, and is double filtered for clean fresh water without added chlorine or fluoride.
  • Perfect vacation home for making memories, relaxing, laughing, entertaining.
  • Large driveway provides convenient access and ample off-street parking

Dining and Kitchen
  • Dining Areas
    • Dining table seats 12
    • Covered screen porch table seats 8
    • Kitchen island counter (the Jenn-Air island) seats 5
    • We often bring beverages, snacks, and meals out to the deck for relaxing and conversations
  • Cook your own memorable meals in the fully equipped kitchen or consider the Optional Catering Service
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen -- for illustrations of the kitchen amenities in the cabinets and drawers click here
    • Appliances
      • Built-in 4 ring electric cooktop
      • Built-in self-cleaning oven
      • Built-in Jenn-Air indoor grill and griddle (in center island counter)
      • Refrigerator: Side-by-side refrigerator with convenient through-the-door ice and chilled water dispensing
      • Dishwasher (we provide the detergent for your convenience)
      • Coffee maker & filters (we provide filters for your convenience)
      • Toaster
      • Microwave oven
      • Crock Pot slow cooker
    • Dishes and utensils
      • Dinner plates
      • Salad/soup bowls (large and small)
      • Drinking glasses (and plastic glasses)
      • Wine glasses
      • Hot beverage mugs (coffee in morning looking out over the lake or hot cocoa in front of the fireplace in the winter)
      • Flatware (forks, teaspoons, soup spoons, table knives, serrated knives)
    • Beverage pitchers (lounge on the deck with lemonade and iced tea)
    • Wine rack in kitchen
    • Spices and supplies (e.g., salt, pepper, oregano, sugar, flour, baking powder, pancake syrup): Ossipee Lake House has a cabinet for these items but we do not pretend to know all of our guests exquisite tastes and we do not attempt to maintain these items. Instead, if you find something you like feel free to use it. If you purchase something and wish to leave it for others to enjoy then please do so.

    • Meal Preparation and Serving
      • Pots, pans, & skillets (all with lids) and omelette maker
      • Cookie sheets, baking pans
      • Roasting pans
      • Pizza pan
      • Casseroles (Pyrex, both with covers)
      • Serving platters and bowls
      • Cooking and serving utensils include
        • Large forks, spoons, knives
        • Cooking and serving spatulas
        • Rolling pin
        • Wisk
        • Egg beater
        • Electric mixer
      • Vegetable peeler
      • Knife sharpener
      • Measuring cups
      • Measuring spoons
      • Mixing bowls (Pyrex and stainless steel)
      • Bowl scraping spatula
      • Colander
      • Can opener
      • Bottle opener (church key)
      • Corkscrew
      • Kebab skewers
      • Turkey lacers (we have had marvelous holiday meals, enjoy yours at Ossipee Lake House.)
    • Kitchen supplies provided include
      • Paper towels
      • Hand soap and hand sanitizer by sink
      • Dish detergent
      • Dishwasher detergent
      • Sponge, scrubbing pads, dishcloths
      • Bags for recycling and trash (all recycling goes into one container)
  • Propane Grill on Covered Screened Porch for all season outdoor grilling

Beds and Baths -- Beds for 12, 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms + bunk bed room provides beds for 12 guests -- no sleeping on sofas or trundle beds as required at many vacation rentals
  • Ossipee Lake House supplies the sheets, pillows, blankets, comforters, towels, and other linens to make your vacation comfortable and easy.
  • 4 bathrooms, two on each floor.
  • Ossipee Lake House supplies quality Shampoo, Conditioning Rinse, and Shower Gel in all bathing areas
  • Alarm clocks in all bedrooms
  • Master bedroom has a king size brass bed
  • 2 bedrooms have queen beds, one on the first floor, one on the second floor

  • 2 bedrooms each have two full size twin beds (total of four twin beds)
  • The bunk bed room has a bunk bed with twin beds. These full size twin mattresses rest on slats and are best suited for kids and grandkids.
  • Great room sofas (2): We do not include these in the list of sleeping spaces, however they are our favorite sleeping spots. Sleeping on them in the summer with the sliding glass doors to the deck open and the screens closed is almost like camping as the cool lake breeze comes in along with calls of the loons on the lake. Sleeping on the sofas in front of a fire in the winter is magical.

Indoor Living Areas
  • Huge Great Room with enormous field stone fireplace -- comfortable without feeling crowded
    • Fieldstone fireplace equipped with fireplace insert for energy efficiency and also allows open viewing of fire
    • Genuine wood burning fireplace and the rental rate includes a substantial initial firewood bundle
    • Surefire fire starting instructions posted by the fireplace to make your experience safe and fun
    • Additional firewood available for purchase at market price-- contact us if you need more firewood
  • Fully equipped kitchen (see above for details)
  • Two stories of sliding glass doors and windows look out from great room to Ossipee Lake and the mountains across the lake
  • Four sets of sliding glass doors open to deck for easy movement between great room and the large deck next to the lake.

  • Dining table seats 12
  • Easy serving from kitchen to the dining area in the great room -- makes entertaining and meals easy and gracious
  • Ceiling Fans including in great room, kitchen, upstairs bedrooms, screened porch, and exercise room
  • Exercise room overlooking lake through sliding glass doors to screened porch
    • Professional weight training equipment -- Olympic weight set with bench and squat rack, lat pull-downs, cross-over cable machine (additional liability waiver and damage deposit are required to use the weight equipment-it is locked to inhibit its use for the safety of guests who do not wish to use this equipment)
    • Well maintained Concept 2 rowing machine with updated electronics and seat bearings
  • For low impact exercise nothing beats walking through the lake on the smooth sandy bottom

Outdoor Living
  • Huge deck next to lake with views of mountains in the distance
  • Patio seating and table on deck for relaxing, eating, sleeping
  • A few steps walk to the water
  • Covered screened porch with ceiling fan and 60" table with chairs.
  • Propane grill in screened porch for convenience and all-weather grilling.
  • BBQ Tools (turner, fork) set of skewers, BBQ cleaner.
  • Raised fire pit by lake with folding seating.
  • Folding chairs and loungers for deck and fire pit
  • Yard for Frisbee and other outdoor activities

  • Boat mooring -- Ossipee Lake House has its own mooring
    • Bring your boat and moor it
    • Boat Mooring -- walk out to your boat on the sandy lake bottom.
    • Boat Ramp -- public boat ramp is a few minutes away. Launch your boat and then moor it by Ossipee Lake House
    • Rent a boat and moor it
    • Rent a boat for a day or longer at one of the nearby marinas (10 minute walk or short drive)
    • Walk out to your moored boat across the smooth sandy lake bottom -- no rocky bottom or steep drop off at Ossipee Lake House

Entertainment & Communications
  • Great room flat panel 48" television with Time-Warner Cable (over 250 channels, including ESPN)
  • Great room stereo system for television (also has AM/FM radio)
  • Cell phone headphone connection into the great room stereo for playing your music
  • Cell phone headphone connection to speakers in exercise room for playing music during workouts
  • Free Broadband Internet: High Speed WiFi wireless internet
  • Land line telephone with free long distance to U.S. and Canada

  • Board Games
    • Checkers
    • Chess
    • Cranium
    • Cribbage (3 boards)
    • Decks of Cards (six)
    • Jenga
    • Life
    • Mancala
    • Monolopy (NFL version)
    • Monopoly Jr.
    • Pictionary
    • Racko
    • Rummikub
    • Scrabble Up
    • Sequence
    • Sorry
    • Trivial Pursuit (Original, Teen, Junior)
    • Twister
    • Yahtze

Convenience, Comfort & Safety Features
  • Washer and Dryer in Laundry Room
    • Washer and Dryer -- conveniently located in first floor laundry room.
    • Laundry detergent -- We provide laundry detergent for your convenience
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens Provided: all bedding and towels
  • Supplies provided by Ossipee Lake House for your visit
    • Shampoo, Conditioning Rinse, Shower Gel provided in all bathing areas.
    • Hand soap in all the Bathrooms and at Kitchen Sink
    • Dish soap
    • Paper towels
    • Toilet paper
    • Laundry detergent
    • Dish washer detergent
    • Trash Bags for both trash and recycling containers (all recycling goes in one container)
    • Small trash bags (bathroom size) for small trash cans and also diaper disposal
  • Step stool in kitchen to help everyone reach items in cupboards. To facilitate easy access to items in cupboards the top shelves are left empty (except for one cupboard that has the colander).
  • Vacuum cleaner (light weight easy to pick-up Dirt Devil) for easy clean-up of spilled Cheerios and similar tasks. Also a nice broom and dust pan for quick clean-ups.
  • Christmas Tree Stand -- Nearby Windy Fields Farm sells trees.
  • Parking -- Large driveway directly to entrance for convenience and lots of parking. Parking in front on very lightly used Long Sands Road. No Garage.
  • RV parking: large driveway can accommodate a modest RV. Size is limited by ability to turn between lamp posts at driveway entrance and the width of Long Sands Road. No RV parking on Long Sands Road that interferes with free flow of traffic.

  • Security -- Modern Electronic Lock with Easy-to-use Keypad -- you will get an exclusive access code so that you do not need to keep track of keys or worry about losing them.
  • Emergency lighting in all bathrooms and kitchen and laundry room -- if the power goes out then emergency lights plugged into outlets come on. The emergency lights in the bathrooms and kitchens provide enough light to complete activities safely. The lights in the bathrooms and kitchen unplug and can be used as emergency flashlights. The light in the laundry room is a powerful lantern. PLEASE--DO NOT USE THE EMERGENCY LIGHTS FRIVILOUSLY.
  • Smoke/CO Alarms -- For your peace of mind and safety: wirelessly networked Smoke/CO alarms (if one alarm sounds then all sound off) in all bedrooms, hallways, main living area.
  • Fire extinguishers in the kitchen and next to the fireplace
  • Heating and Cooling
    • Heating -- Forced air. Very comfortable even on cold winter days
    • Cooling -- Naturally cooled by the breezes off the lake with openable windows in all rooms.
    • Ceiling Fans in great room, kitchen, exercise room, screened porch, and upstairs bedrooms.
  • GUEST INFORMATION BOOK: contains information on Ossipee Lake House and local features to help you enjoy your vacation without doing much research and calling around -- places to go in the area, brochures from various recreational outfits in the area such as grocery shopping, dining, ski areas, outdoor adventure (zip lines, etc.), renting boats, etc.
  • Trash and recycling containers picked up weekly at the street

  • No Pets: Sorry we do not accept pets
  • Kid Friendly Lake: Our children and grandchildren have tremendously enjoyed the lake at Ossipee Lake House with its smooth naturally sandy and gently sloping bottom.
  • Please carefully supervise children at all times when they are in the water.
  • Please be alert when children are on the balcony overlooking the great room by the upper bedrooms and when children are on the deck -- it is above the ground level.
  • Climbing stairs is required to enter Ossipee Lake House at all of the doors.
  • Smoking is Not Allowed on the premises (neither indoors nor outdoors)

Activities (on site and nearby) Refer to map for locations Ossipee Lake House Location
  • Outdoor Summer Activities (for more information: click here for map of many local features and click here for map of many summer activities)
    • Golf -- less than 10 minute drive to one golf course, about 25 minutes to another one
    • Tennis -- 1 minute drive or 5 minute walk to tennis courts at Constitution Park
    • Fishing
    • Tubing
    • Swimming
    • Wading/walking on the smooth and gently sloping sandy lake bottom
    • Boating
    • Water Skiing
    • Jet Skiing
    • Sailing
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Rock Climbing
    • ZipLine and Aerial Adventure Parks

  • Outdoor Winter Activities (for more information: click here and click here)
    • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Ice skating
    • Ice Fishing
  • Indoor aerobics and weight training
    • Ossipee Lake House has an exercise room equipped with professional quality equipment
    • Olympic weights
    • Bench press and squat rack, lat pull-downs
    • Cross-over cable machine
    • Concept 2 rowing machine with upgraded electronics and seat bearings
    • The weight training equipment-it is locked to inhibit its use for the safety of guests who do not wish to use this equipment. Exercise room free weights and the crossover cable machine use require a Liability Waiver and Damage Addendum signed by every participant and on file before arrival along with extra security deposit required for use.
  • Anytime Activities
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing -- everywhere, including from the Ossipee Lake House deck and great room
    • Restaurants -- see map for locations: click here
    • Museums