Come Experience Lake Living In This Spacious - Beautifully Appointed Modern Cape
About Matt Murphy
Matt Murphy has spent his summers on Merrymeeting Lake since 1981 when he bought his first waterfront home. Matt is an avid water-skier, wakeboarder, wakesurfer and barefooter on Merrymeeting Lake for more than 25 years. He has trained and skied with some of the top riders and skiers in the world including Mike Seipel (barefoot champion), Bill Schwartz (slalom champion) and Dave Briscoe (wakeboard champion). Matt is also a USA Water Ski-sanctioned Member and a USA Water Ski Trained Boat Driver. Matt wants to ensure that you get the most out of your summer at the lake. In addition to free boat access for sailing, rowing, pedaling and kayaking Matt makes his career in developing and delivering training around the world as an award-winning instructor. So if you are interested in learning how to waterski, wakeboard, wakesurf or even barefoot ski his methods for training have been so successful, that he can offer his "Guaranteed-2-Ski" beginner package at a 20% discount for weekly summer renters.
Matt Murphy purchased this House in 2010
Why Matt Murphy chose New Durham
Set back from the access road and direct lake access provides additional privacy that's not common with other regional lake rentals. The home also features a spacious modern kitchen with all cooking amenities. Living space is designed with an open floor plan (living/dining/kitchen) and a spacious deck. You'll relax inside as well as out on this private acre setting. There is a three season porch that allows for bug free summer evenings. There is also an outdoor grill, fire pit and large yard. Located on an acre of land that abuts nearly 2000 acres of conservation land, you'll be able to hike right from your doorstep.
What makes this House unique
There are many older camp style cottages you could rent. But if you love lake living but want a more comfortable and modern home you'll stay here. If you're here to enjoy the lake and water activities we provide kayaks, a row boat, a pedal boat and sunfish sailboat for use at no additional cost. We also provide a free 2-hour sunset cruise on a 22' Bennington pontoon boat.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Grandkids loved the property
We will not be returning, not because of your property but it is just too far to drive with the three boys. They did love it there, especially the lake and waterskiing. The house was nice. One thing I believe you could improve is to find a place at the water's edge to lock up the kayaks. The use of several boats is one of the factors that resulted in picking your place over others. But this did not materialize. We used only one of the kayaks and then only once (after carrying the kayak down the hill). We used the peddle boat only once after picking it up at your house (I believe by swimming out to it) and never saw the rowboat or sailboat. If you include these boats in your description, they should be easily available to guests. Also, your picture makes it appear that you are much closer to the lake than you were. The house was up a fairly steep hill (not in site of the water), which some people would have trouble walking up.
Hi Karen, Thanks for the positive response. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and to take your grand kids out for their first waterski lessons. Memories for a lifetime. This year we will be adding a rack for the kayaks at the waters edge. To avoid clutter on the beach we do keep the rowboat, sailboat and pedal boat at our other location just three houses away. Since I'm on site it's just a simple request to get them setup and ready, especially since the sailboat requires some rigging skills. Wishing you the best on your retirement adventures with the grand kids. Matt
Located on the southern edge of the lake's region area you are close enough to all the major attractions yet have privacy on one of New Hampshire's best kept secrets - Merrymeeting Lake!
You are less than an hour from Wolfeboro, Meredith, Weirs and Gunstock heading north. You could also head to Portsmouth or Kittery for historic seaside landmarks or shopping.