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 3 reviews
by The Chabot Family on The Villa

Our family stayed in the Villa cottage for a week this past summer. It was our first time visiting Crystsl Acres, we enjoyed it very much. Sue was very welcoming when we arrived, showing us around, explaining all the great activities they had to offer. We kayaked, used the paddle boat, a ton of rafts to choose from, fire pit to make s'mores, gas grill, there was so much to do. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. Our 5 year old grandson had so much fun there, he is still talking about our time there.

by Gail Gillespie on The Villa
Perfect spot on the lake!

Thanks for providing our family with the perfect spot for our extended family over Labor Day weekend. They look forward to beautiful views and the tranquil setting this part of Crystal Lake provides. Everything is clean and tidy and the beach is lovely. Love using the canoes too!

by Joan Kulash on The Villa
Clean and Cozy

Hi Art and Sue,
I dream about the Villa all year long. Just so cozy, and the fact that it's a hop, skip and maybe not even a jump away from the most beautiful sandy bottom lake on a sweet little beach with Adirondak chairs and all the floats you could hope for, makes it a dream come true. Gilmanton Iron Works is like days gone by. Can't wait to see you this summer. Sophie-pooch says hi, too.

Dear Art and Sue,
You live in Paradise! Our stay at Crystal Acres was the best vacation our family has ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed the lake, the attractions nearby and the slow peaceful piece of life in Gilmanton. We also thoroughly enjoyed your warmth and kindness. We will cherish this week for the rest of our lives and are already making plans for a return trip in 2014.

July 28 – July 6, 2013

Dear Sue and Art,
Thank you very much for a wonderful 4th of July week! We enjoyed the lake, the town fireworks, Gunstock Adventure Park and the bonfire. We loved to hear your stories and share with your girls and other guests. Fantastic vacation memories!
E &L from Nazareth, PA

Floor Plan
Floorplan of the Villa
Site Map
Crystal Acres Site Map


V.    The Villa

BC. The Brown Camp

S.    The Shanty

Buildings and landmarks:

A. Lakefront, beach, piers and swimming raft

B. Owners cottage

C. Lawn area with picnic tables, beach chairs

D. Storage barn

E. The Bunkhouse

F. Shuffleboard Court and outdoor fire pit

G. Barn and firewood storage

SA. Sue and Art’s House


The Villa: Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:CottageHousekeeping cottage. Guests provide own meals and maintain a clean cottage during stay. Checkout cleaning service included in rent. Towels and linens not provided and are available to rent.
Size:approx. 600 sq. ft.1 story
Suitability:Families and children welcome
Pets welcome$150 extra for each, please inform us at time of reservation
Not wheelchair accessible
Non-smoking only
Cottage features:
Kitchen:Full kitchenOven, 4-burner stove, dishes, eating and cooking utensils, refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, paper towels
Dining:Dining AreaSeating for 6 people
Living RoomComfortable seating areaCouch/futon, 2 chairs, TV and fireplace with free firewood
Bathroom:1 BathroomToilet, combination tub/shower, washer and dryer, complementary basket with guest sized shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and body lotion, toilet paper provided
Bedrooms:2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6Bedroom 1 has 2 twin/single beds, twins will be converted to King on request
Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed
Entertainment:Games, Books, Radio in the cottage.
InternetFree wireless internet
HeatingRannai heaters. Fireplace
General items in cottage:Maps and information about local attractions, alarm clock,
Screen Porch / VerandaFurnished front porch/veranda
Outside:Outdoor Grill Gas
Outdoor seating with provided lawn furniture
Parking:2 cars
Crystal Acres features shared by all guests:LakeCrystal Lake is 441 acres and extremely clean. The water is tested 3 times a year with high clarity ratings.
BeachWe have 200 feet of natural beach front. Our cottages are 150' to 250' away from the lake but it is a very short walk down the driveway and across the lawn to the beach.
WaterfrontWaterfront area includes beach, piers and swimming raft. There is yard space adjacent to waterfront for setting up lawn games. There are no streets to cross.
Mountain viewView the whole Belknap Mountain Range from the beach and waterfront.
Rural settingCrystal Acres is on a treed lot with a mixture of sun and shade. There are no streets to cross to use all our facilities and it's a wonderfully safe environment for children. There is lots of play space. A parent should always be at the beach with them since there is no lifeguard.
Yard and play areasPicnic tables, outdoor fire pit, shuffleboard, yard games
Nearby attractions and amenities:The Village of Gilmanton Iron WorksThe quaint village of Gilmanton Iron Works includes a store, post office, church, library, fire station and lots of history. Just 5 minutes away by car. Full size grocery stores are 20-30 minutes away by car.
Attraction & Activities:Antiquing, bird watching, boating, cinemas, duty free shops, live theater, outlet shopping, photography, playground, restaurants, scenic drives, sight seeing, theme parks, walking, water parks
Local Services & Businesses:Groceries, medical services, laundromat, hospital, massage therapist, ATM/bank, fitness center, library, coin laundry, churches & synagogues
Sports & Adventure Activities:Cycling, fishing, fly fishing, freshwater fishing, golf, golf privileges optional, hiking, hunting big game, mountain climbing, mountaineering, pier fishing, roller blading, swimming
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Highlights of the Villa

This cozy cottage has the best view of the lake and lots of convenient amenities.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Screened porch
  • Fireplace with free firewood
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Full bath with shower
  • Internet TV and gas heat
  • Pets welcome ($150 additional)


Summer $1495/week, Fall $214/night
Plus 9% state rental tax and $75 cleaning fee
$250 refundable security deposit