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30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Alton House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTACT ME DIRECTLY 978 882 5676 - we always make personal phone contact - we do allow DOGS - Two hundred feet of frontage on pristine sunset lake (a quiet lake great for peaceful BOATING) small sandy beach access to lake(naturally contained for kids safety) and footbridge to large dock on small island (THIS IS YOUR PRIVATE DOCK -you cannot see the neighbors). Six kyaks, sm rowing dingy and one paddle boat round out this great lakefront opportunity (you must supply your own life preservers). This is truly a three season location with great fall foliage, hiking, tubing, as well as cross country and downhill skiing. So don't forget columbus day weekend(fall foliage), Xmass and MLK vaca weeks for winter fun at gunstock, loon, waterville, bretton woods, etc (FALL WINTER SPR EXTENDED STAY SPECIAL)

Classy, redecorated contemporary with lots of glass on southside with sliders onto great deck featuring 'hot springs' 7 person hot tub, built-in 'fire king' turbo gas grill, 'telescope' patio set, two fiberglass picnic tables, and great views of the lake. Finished basement doubles as an adolescent bedroom and rec room with regulation-size pool table, 32 inch TV, stereo,etc. You can really be separate from the adolescents and the noise. We provide a high speed internet wifi . You'll need a calling card for longdistance calls, you will have to supply your own linens (pillow cases, sheets, towles - we can supply for those that are traveling by air for an additional $100).

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2016
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based on 30 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful time on Sunset Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic week on Sunset Lake this past summer! We have spent a lot of time on Newfound and Squam and wanted to check out one of the smaller lakes. What a gem! The lake was warm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. The shoreline was loaded with blueberry bushes - I have never picked so many blueberries! Having kayaks right there was a treat and the dock/beach area is perfect for little kids and adults too. The loon sightings and calls were out of this world. Oh and the hot tub was a major hit! We had two rainy days and jumping in the hot tub after a swim or kayak was perfect :)

The house was comfortable, open and provided plenty of space for the 7 of us (6 adults, one 18-month old) who were there. Kitchen has everything you can ask for and there are many cozy places to sit. There are two reasons this is not a 5 stars for us. It is remote....which is lovely on one hand, but we felt quite removed from anything. Even though it was only a 15 minute drive to groceries and a handful of restaurants, it felt very isolated. Which is great if that is what you are looking for! We also thought the basement would be usable for our group, but without a bathroom and with a definite basement feel none of the adults chose to be down the 18-month old was in a room with her parents, but that was fine. The basement would have been perfect for our two teenagers had they come, but they ended up not joining us for that week. This was no fault of the owners, it was just we imagined in our heads!

Dick and Maureen could not have more helpful. They were communicative and made sure all was well on check in day. Wonderful people! This truly is a gem of a spot if you seek a good getaway and a quiet, pristine lake!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from a very peaceful week at this home. Love how quiet the location is, including the lake. Sunset lake is crystal clear and extremely calm, perfect for kayaking and swimming. The house is nice, there were only 4 of us, so we did not use downstairs at all. Downstairs is considered the 4th bedroom. It is a bit damp smelling down there. House is very well equipped and comfortable, though I do wish it was a bit cleaner and the outside a bit more cleared- I vacuumed many webs when we arrived, but I realize this is a house in the woods. Hot tub a great addition for the cool evenings! Overall a great week, owners very responsive and I would recommend to anyone seeking a quiet week!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we work to provide a peacefull private qualtity setting for families - we orient them coming in and check in with them by phone a day later and then midweek (lots of moving parts) - the basement has a dehumidifier that needs to be emptied every couple of days - i either forgot to task them or they forgot to empty because they did not use the basement - they took very good care of our home away from hom
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  • 5 of 5

Contacted the owner who was extremely helpful and courteous in answering all my questions.

Spent a week at the lake house with 10 people, plenty of room, great accommodations, beautiful lake and lakefront

property. Would highly recommend and plan on going back on an annual basis. This is a gem of a property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a place that could accommodate 10 or more people ranging in age from young teens to great-grandparents. This 4 BDRM, 3 BA home fit the bill perfectly! The finished basement with pool table and television provided a place for the younger group to hang out and enjoy active time while the older folks could relax and enjoy the views of the lake from the large living room. A short walk to the private beach and dock provided us with all the amenities for water activity we could ask for. With 6 kayaks, a rowing dinghy and a paddleboat, no one felt left out of the fun. After our time swimming and boating, we all gathered on the large sun deck where there is a 7 person hot tub, picnic tables and a gas grill built into the chimney. (We called it the "turbo grill"). A short drive into Alton Bay puts you right on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a wonderful week here and definitely plan to return next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Vacation Week

  • 5 of 5

I stumbled across this house on the Internet and I am very glad I did. I was looking for a spacious home for our yearly family reunion. The house and location exceeded all my expectations. It comfortably fit 8 of us with several beds that were not used. The house is set back from the road in a beautiful area of New Hampshire. The dining room comfortably fit all of us for dinner every night. The kitchen had all the tools to cook dinner with room for several chefs. The rear deck and hot tub were a great place to unwind. Sunset Lake is gorgeous. The walk to the lake through the woods was always beautiful and at the end you find Sunset Lake. The dock is large enough for at least 8 people to relax on. The lake is clean and quiet. We'd spend our nights relaxing outside looking at the stars and listening to the loons.

I can't say enough good things about the house and location. The house was spotless upon our arrival. Within a reasonable drive is Wolfsboro and a little further out is Woodstock, so there is plenty to do if you want to get out.

Dick was very accommodating and even called us mid week to see how we were. We would absolutely rent this beautiful house from Dick again. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to get away and spend a very relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a wonderful week in July at Dick and Maureen's home. The house is accommodating in every sense of the word. Our college aged kids slept in the downstairs bunkroom, complete with TV and pool table while the adults claimed the first and second floor rooms. We've rented places previously that claim to sleep 8-10 and it's been tight. This is not the case with Dick and Maureen's home; there is plenty of room for that number. The kitchen is spacious - room for multiple cooks - and the living room is open and comfortable. The home was perfect for us.

Sunset Lake is very clean and peaceful. Many evenings you only hear the loons. The Flahertys' home is at the quietest end of an overall quiet lake. One of the nicest attributes of the home is that it's close to Alton Bay and Lake Winnepesaukee and the buzz of summer activity there, but Sunset Lake itself is secluded. So you can have the best of both worlds - big lake activities a few miles away when you want it but peaceful seclusion on Sunset Lake to return to.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), full(1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private beach (natural contained area for kids), footbridge to large dock, six kyaks, one paddle boat - small rowboat

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