Ask a Northern New England either where they'd like to vacation locally or spend their entire summer if they had the means, and odds are if they're not thinking of a tropical destination, they're thinking of one or two places -- the lake or the beach.

With the real estate market on absolute fire lately (and with New Hampshire having the Top 2 hottest housing markets in the country right now), there's no doubt that the deeper we get into spring and the closer summer gets, lake house and beach house properties are being looked at big time.

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That's where this absolutely gorgeous property along Webster Lake in Franklin, New Hampshire, comes in. According to the listing on ColdwellBanker.com, you can sleep 18 PEOPLE COMFORTABLY in this 7,200 square-foot Adirondack-style deck house, that comes complete with a vintage boathouse, all for a cool $1.6 million!

Take a look at this massively beautiful property, all 8 bedrooms, the state-of-the-art kitchen, the personal gym/workout area, the amazing living room/sitting area space that allows ALL the natural light in, and more!

This Amazing NH Lake House Actually Comes Complete With Boathouse and More

This 8-bedroom Adirondack-style deck house on Webster Lake in Franklin, NH, comes complete with 4 full baths, 4 partial baths, 2 wet bars, an indoor workout area, and more, including a vintage boathouse!

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.