This Romantic Cottage is on a large granite outcropping in the center of the cove with clear Views of the Ossippee Mountains and close by Islands, including the largest Island on the Lake. It is directly on Lake Winnipesaukee, which is 28 miles long and 8 miles wide and contains 365 islands.
The Cottage looks over to and past Diamond and Rattlesnake Islands. Very cozy Knotty Pine interior with 30 foot screened-in porch overlooking Lake. Facing the mountains is a 30 X 8 foot dock for boating/fishing/swimming and an upper deck for sunbathing, reading, photography. The crystal clear water is about 12 feet or so deep off the dock, plenty of draft room for boaters. The sunsets are stunning. Email owner for Virtual Tour.
The small neighborhood Beach is just down the road, about a 5 minute walk. The water has a beautiful sandy bottom, and there are a few flat-topped boulders further out in the water from which to jump, or on which to sit while in the water. Ellacoya State Park and Beach is only a 5 minute drive; check out the sunsets, pine trees, fantastic beach, and picnic facilities there! And bring your camera for the incredible Sunsets!!
The location of my Cottage is perfect. A nice restaurant is just a 10 minute walk up the hill. Nearby towns with plenty of interesting shops, dining, and marinas are within a few minutes drive or boat ride. Go have fun and enjoy food and entertainment at The Weirs, Wolfeboro, Meredith, Alton Bay, and Center Harbor! Twice a day the Mount Washington ship goes by, and its docks for excursion trips are only 15 minutes away. In the mood for outdoors live music? Go have a blast at the Meadowbrook summer concert venue, a 10 minute drive to Gilford. My cottage is located near the base of Belknap Mountain, which is only a 5 minute drive away and offers great apple and blueberry picking, hiking, and Mountain and Lake views from the Summit and close to it.
The Funspot, which is terrific for a family outing of games and entertainment, is only 20 minutes away towards Meredith. And Meredith is also home to a few fantastic Common Man restaurants, offering both casual and white tablecloth dining: The Lakehouse Grille, Lago, and the Town Docks (t-shirt & shorts place; roam in the sand while you wait for your lobster, clams, other fish, and burgers). Try the fabulous Canoe Restaurant on the Lake in Center Harbor, too, which is accessible by Boat, Bike, or Auto.
A ten minute boat ride straight across from the Cottage gets you to the deepest part of the Lake (almost 200 feet) for bass, trout, and salmon fishing. And even though there is so much to enjoy in the area, my Cottage is a perfect, peaceful retreat!!
Come and enjoy the wind in the pines, beautiful clear Lake, the special calls of the loons, starry nights, and the sound of gently lapping Lake water....or more dynamic waves crashing against the granite outcropping, as you breathe the fresh mountain air and fall into fantastic reading....or deep sleep!
Keywords: Lake, Shore, Cottage, Mountains, Islands, Beach
I am the 3rd generation owner of this classic pine Lake Cottage. I spent every Summer there while growing up. It is still my family's favorite place to vacation. The Cottage is so homey and cozy, and the big granite rock is so unusual and fun to enjoy while gazing at the mountains/sunset/lake/weather coming in. I still love to go into the water off my dock and swim to the small beach a short distance away; I particularly love the sandy bottom, the graduated water depth for children, and the large, flat boulders in the water to sit on/jump from. I have a flat-coated retriever who loves to swim, so am very glad that you can bring your well-behaved dog with you on vacation!
My Cottage has been my family for 3 generations. I remember so many great things, especially every July 4th eating salmon my grandmother cooked, sitting on the front porch watching fireworks!
This area of the world is so peaceful, yet exciting, with lots to do. It's gorgeous, and the sounds of the loons, the wind through the pines, and the Lake are so incredible. I've been to a lot of places, but this is so special. Come and sign my Guest Book, and read about the other Guests' adventures, like baby's first steps, getting engaged, teaching puppies to swim, getting to know each other again, laughing a lot, and spending quality family time together!!!
The Cottage itself has a wonderful knotty pine interior, and in the living room we can see a few of the carpenters' finger prints on the cross beams from original construction (this is a great guessing game for the kids!). The coziness and simplicity of the Cottage is so fantastic....after months of working hard out there in the world, a real sanctuary--- or after a fun day exploring the Lake and the Mountains, a peaceful welcoming place. The front porch is everyone's favorite hang-out spot in the cottage: plenty to see, great eating area, great family gathering area! Great country smells, especially of the pines and the air when rain is about to come. And experience the thunderstorms rolling in from across the Lake (Hey, Yellow lightning + Green pines = Blue!!).
Castle in the Clouds, FunSpot, Boat Rentals, Mountain Hiking, Apple Picking in on Mountain top 5 minutes away, Antiquing, Fresh Farm Shopping for Veggies and other Fresh and Organic Food. Ellacoya State Park & Beach & Campground, Good Bar and Lobster Places within 5 minute drive. Maine's Oceanside areas such as Portland and Ogunquit only 1.25 Hours away. !0-15 minute Boat ride to Wolfeboro Harbor, Meredith Harbor, Canoe Restaurant in Center Harbor, Alton Bay cafes and ski shows, The Weirs cafes and arcades and train rides.