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We were 3 generations in this beautiful house. Everyone had a wonderful time doing what they all enjoyed-boating, games, walks, sitting in a float, playing pool. Nice beach area. A few things needed repair, but overall a memorable experience!- Angela M. from North Reading, Posted: 08/01/2022
The overall experience was very good. The house accommodated our group perfectly. The dock and beach access was key for us. The cove, in which the house is located, is quieter than the main part of the lake. This worked well for us. There were a few things that could be updated but not deal breakers.
One suggestion for property management would be to supply instructions on how to handle water system and should have a storm kit with candles and/or flash lights in case there is a storm and you lose power. Again, the overall experience was great. Would definitely rent again.- Steven F. from Cromwell, Posted: 07/25/2022
This was our third stay at the Dreyfuss property. It is the perfect size for our large family of 14 to gather for a week all under the same roof.
The house has lots of comfortable spots to read, nap, chat, play board games or watch a movie. The layout allows for all of these activities to go on at the same time, which is a huge advantage. The spacious kitchen means that several cooks can prepare meals without getting in each other's way. The seven bedrooms provide comfort and privacy. (We highly recommend the additional "make bed" service. It's nice to arrive knowing the rooms are already set up for a good night's sleep.) The theater's "stadium seating" for eight and "balcony" space for more is a great spot for movie nights.
The beach has places for sun and shade-lovers alike. No need to bring your own beach chairs - there are plenty here. The water goes very quickly from sandy to weedy - beware of many submerged rocks and small boulders. The gazebo next to the beach is a perfect spot for breakfasts and lunches. The huge dining room is nice for dinners and long chats over a second glass of wine.
You are not far from great hiking trails, family amusements and golf courses. Something for everyone!
We would happily return another year.- Deb D. from Royalston, Posted: 07/18/2022
Beautiful views of the lake. Sandy beach perfect for children. Large, clean house. Kitchen fully stocked with the essentials. 3rd floor spiral staircase a little steep and scary. Overall, a beautiful house in a perfect location!- Janine A. from Verona, Posted: 08/23/2021
The Dreyfuss property is perfect for our large family. This was the second summer we have come from all over the country to gather together for a week. We love the quiet location and the lovely grounds with the gazebo that provides lunch seating for 10 with a lake view! The seven bedrooms mean that everyone sleeps comfortably. The layout is great for a crowd. With so many comfortable nooks for reading/napping, the office space (for the unlucky among us who need to work a bit!), the spacious dining room for lingering over breakfast,, and the home theater with eight comfy recliners, everyone's idea of "relaxing" is accommodated. We feel fortunate to have found "Chez Odette" and look forward to returning for many years to come.- Deb D. from Royalston, Posted: 07/19/2021
The perfect place to have a multi family get together. Beautiful beach, dock, plenty of room . Fully stocked kitchen with two refrigerators!- Janis C. from Peabody, Posted: 07/12/2021
2 families totaling 11 adults and 5 kids under the age of 5 - had an awesome time. The house was large enough to accommodate all and then some. The grounds were adequate for outdoor activities. This was our 2nd time renting at this location. We would have liked a larger TV in the theatre room and some of the appliances were not working 100%.- Steven F. from Cromwell, Posted: 10/01/2020
Our large family needed a property with ample space for all of us to stay together under one roof for a week. The Dreyfus property was the perfect place to do just that. The house itself is spacious and bright with lots of room to spread out for quiet time or to gather together for meals and evening entertainment. The home theater is a big plus with eight recliners and a big screen. The bedrooms are on three levels with comfortable beds and several full baths - perfect for a large crowd. The updated kitchen has two ovens, two refrigerator/freezers and sweeping views of the lake. A small breakfast nook and countertop seating accommodate morning meals. A separate dining room easily seats 10 or more. The grounds are spacious with a charming gazebo where up to 10 can be comfortably seated for meals al fresco! The beach is large with lots of comfortable chairs and a fire pit. This is a quiet corner of Winnepesaukee so days are leisurely and nights are restful. We couldn't recommend this property highly enough and hope to return for many summers to come.- Deb D. from Royalston, Posted: 07/20/2020
Plenty of open space inside and out to play, eat, etc. some cosmetic issues-loose hinges, grille was small for a place designed for a large group. Would rent it again.- Angela M. from North Reading, Posted: 08/26/2019
This was my family's 7th two week vacation at Heaven's
way so of course we all enjoy every bit of it- in and out of the water, sitting around and talking,going off in groups on excusions, cooking out or just winding down.Iknow how much they enjoy it when shortly after getting home I start getting questions "When are we going back to lake next year?" Yes we are going back again for the 8th time!- Thomas O. from Chelmsford, Posted: 08/15/2018
This house is very large and beautiful. It has a nice beach though there are rocks and a lot of weeds as soon as you go outside of the beach area. 7 bedrooms which includes an amazing master BR and master bath. The guest house is being worked on for next year, so 2019 and beyond might have more bedrooms. 4 kayaks included is very nice. The propane grill is very old and rusty and doesn't get too hot, but it works. Some of the bedrooms definitely need some shades for odd the shaped windows... very bright in the morning. These are minor complaints though. Great, great place. The owners are doing a lot of upgrades and I have no doubt that they will improve these things.- Andrew M. from Litchfield, Posted: 08/15/2018
It was perfect! There was plenty of room for our group. Having two boats and a real beach area was key for us. We stayed busy but relaxed. We would all (10 of us) consider this house again. Some of the small appliances didn't work (blenders) and we had to wash the silverware after every meal.- Kim F. from Cromwell, Posted: 09/11/2017
This is the fifth summer that we have rented. The location is perfect. Plenty of parking,, beach for the kids, dock for the boat, sand for castles, and a large living space, in case, you need to get away from the "togetherness"!- Janis C. from Peabody, Posted: 07/17/2017
Rented for my wedding party to stay at. Place was great.- Anonymous from Harrisburg, Posted: 11/08/2016
wonderful!!! the house was a perfect fit for 14 people and we rented a boat and noticed the large rocks were removed around the dock. Waterskiing everyday and tubing. the beach was perfect for the little kids. we want to come back next year.- Karen B. from Monroe, Posted: 08/23/2016
This was our fourth year renting the property. We find it a perfect place for a family vacation. Two docks allow us to dock a boat and fish. A large sandy yard and beach keeps the little ones content and 4 kayaks provide opportunities to enjoy this fabulous lake.
The house has EVERY amenity needed. We love it!!- Janis C. from Peabody, Posted: 07/18/2016
This is the third year in a row that we have rented the Dreyfuss House. That in itself should speak volumes. We are a large famy with lots of little ones. The kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and loads of space make it ideal. The beach and sand are perfect for young and old alike. As a bonus, the weather was fabulous. Plus, did I mention a washer, dryer, two refrigerators and all the conveniences of home. Certain areas of the house could use some work but al in all we love it.- Janis C. from Peabody, Posted: 08/04/2015
The summer of 2015 was the 4th two week vacation at Heavens Way. Members of my family
come from as far as Maryland to visit with their Aunts, Uncles And cousins during those
two weeks. When the two weeks are over the main question is "Are we coming back next year?". And we book it before we head home.
the house has plenty of space and the children are free to go back and forth between the water,the house and playing in the sand. Its an ideal spot on a quiet section of the lake
- Thomas O. from Chelmsford, Posted: 08/04/2015
We have a large family group with lots of kids. Property is amazing. Plenty of room for all of us. Newly renovated kitchen is wonderful. Sandy beach is a big plus for kids. Two docks for boats and fishing.
Only drawback, only one TV was working. At night, we were all stuck watching kids shows and movies.
We had a great time! I would highly recommend it!- Janis C. from Peabody, Posted: 07/21/2014
This large home is great for a family reunion with children of all ages. The sandy beach with gradual drop off was perfect for the young ones and all the kayaks and fishing equipment were great for the older ones. It made it easy for the adults to talk and supervise at the same time! The home was fully furnished with everything we needed in the kitchen. We plan to return to this delightful lake home.- Barbara A. from Sperryville, Posted: 08/14/2013
Loved our vacation, weather cooperated majorly! Great place for a large group. A couple of slight hiccups with the rubbish and AC but overall a fabulous place. Very helpful staff. Thanks!- Janis C. from Peabody, Posted: 07/26/2013