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call us at (559) 312-5700 (Pacific time zone)

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It's a large house with two great rooms, one on the second floor and one on the ground floor. The second floor has four bedrooms: There are two bedrooms facing the river; one of them has a queen bed and one has a king. There are two other bedrooms up there: One faces the woods out back and has a queen bed. The other faces the meadow and has two bunk beds (four twin beds total). There is also a single twin bed out in the common room on that floor. Downstairs, in the living room, there is a sleeper sofa. In the parlor downstairs, there is another sleeper sofa. Each of them is a queen size.

There are two full bathrooms upstairs, with tub and shower, and one full bathroom downstairs, with an old-fashioned tub and a shower. Each bathroom is separate from the bedrooms, but the one downstairs has a semi-private hallway coming from the parlor.

The living room of the house includes a stereo system with an iPod connector. In the parlor is a flat-panel television with premium cable service. The house also has high-speed wireless internet service, and the kitchen has a modern refrigerator, a modern convection electric oven and a glass cooktop, a microwave, a coffee maker, a large espresso machine and a toaster oven, plus plenty of good-quality, matched dishes, flatware, mugs, cups and utensils. There is a charming fireplace in the parlor.

All linens are supplied and the mattresses and box springs are in good shape and of good quality. We also have a high-quality washer and dryer set in a separate laundry room.

If you'd like to rent River House for a few days or a few weeks, please drop us a line. Large parties are welcome, and pets are usually OK; just please clear them with us first.

To check available dates, please click here. That site also contains rent and other payment details. You can pay us by PayPal or personal check, or use a credit card through VRBO.com (listing no. 44926) or Homeaway.com (listing no. 285290) or just find our listing by searching Google for "VRBO Tamworth NH." Well-behaved, non-destructive pets are OK with our prior approval, but we do charge an additional $25 for cleaning. Please ask about monthly rents. Our rates are subject to change until you confirm the booking. They do not include tax, which is 9% in New Hampshire.

What to Expect

Our guest responses have been overwhelmingly positive, as reflected in the comments on these pages and the reviews on VRBO.com and Homeaway.com. Still, we believe that in large part, positive guest responses boil down to expectations, so we really want you to know what to expect.

River House is on the southern edge of Tamworth, a small town in the Lakes Region of rural New Hampshire, which is naturally scenic and blessed by nature and home to a wide range of people, from urban vacationing Bostonians to farmers, craftspeople, professionals, tradespeople and blue-collar workers. This is a rural location, popular as a vacation spot because of all the lakes, rivers and mountains. The climate can be warm and often humid in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter. We get a lot of summer thunderstorms and winter snows.

River House is a relaxed, casual, old-fashioned vacation home, not a fancy hotel or resort. The renovated parts include the kitchen, plumbing, heating, electrical system, appliances, insulation, plaster, interior paint, much of the furniture, and the bathrooms, and the majority of the furniture. The old parts include the wood shed by the meadow, the deck out back and the screen porch (which is bare wood, very common for that part of the country).

The house is on a private dirt road across from a river with a tiny, sandy beach. It backs up to a large forest and there is one other home on our side of the bridge (out of sight around the corner), along with one meadow and a larger field. We have bought the house that was directly across the meadow from River House, and by the end of February 2015 it should be gone, restoring the meadow to a natural state. A few people occasionally fly-fish in the river out front.

Across the bridge, the street is a bumpy asphalt road leading down from a two-lane country highway (Route 25). Up at the highway is the original post office building, which needs to be torn down or rebuilt.

In short, River House is suited to people who want to spend a lot of time in the outdoors and relax in a comfortable, casual home. It is a jeans-and-bathing-suit kind of place, a 165-or-so-year-old country home that happens to have been remodeled recently. It is a mixture of old and new.

We hope that this gives you a decent sense of what to expect. If you want a comfortable, warm, well-provisioned, functional, roomy vacation home on a river in a small-town, rural area, we're here for you.

PLEASE ASK whatever questions you may have. If you are unclear as to what to expect, or have particular needs, we cannot resolve your specific questions if you do not ask them. We have literally hundreds of photos of the house and its environs that we can send you, and we are very good about responding to phone calls and emails. We are also happy to set up visits ahead of time so you can check it out. Thank you!

 
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