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Lake Winnipesaukee Shore Romantic Cottage:Mountains/Lake/Sunsets/Pines/Fab Views

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


West Alton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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.

Call my rental manager in Alton Bay, Steve Gray, at 603-387-2488 for Sat. to Sat. rentals.

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 4 minute walk. The water has a beautiful sandy bottom, and there are a few flat-topped boulders further out in the water 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, occasional Loons, and Beautiful Skies!!

The location of my Cottage is perfect. 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 10-25 minutes away in Alton Bay and Meredith Harbor.

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 (the latter being a t-shirt & shorts place; roam in the sand & relax with a drink 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 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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lorrie; or Steve at 603-387-2488
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2016

About Lorrie; or Steve at 603-387-2488

I am the 3rd generation owner of this classic pine Lake Cottage. I spent every Summer there while growing up. It's still my and 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. The dock accommodates boats real well. I also 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. Check out the back porch area as you come in from your car---notice the Granite rock that we exposed a few years ago as we built a garden next to the porch. I love to garden, and this area, plus the Hostas that are seen from the kitchen window, the open side yard with native plants, and the natural plants/small trees in the tiny island off the porch, are some of my favorite chill-out spots!

Lorrie; or Steve at 603-387-2488 purchased this cottage in 1943

Why Lorrie; or Steve at 603-387-2488 chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

My Cottage has been my family for 3 generations, so over 60 years now. I remember so many great things, especially every July 4th eating salmon my grandmother cooked, sitting on the front porch watching fireworks! So many great memories.....swimming, learning to water ski, playing cards and checkers on the big porch while the birds sing and the weather changes, playing Scrabble in the Dining Room with my relatives who lived up the steep hill across from my driveway, spending time listening to stories of this area from my grandmother and parents, taking our little boat around Rattlesnake and Diamond Islands, & spending such quality time with friends and family there...still!!

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 friends and family time together!!!

What makes this cottage unique

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 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: plenty to see; great eating area; and fantastic family gathering area! Terrific country smells, especially of the pines, and of the air when rain is about to come. Great and wonderful changing colors of the Sky and Mountains during sunsets! And experiencing the thunderstorms rolling in from across the Lake is such great fun, for kids and adults (Hey..... Yellow Lightning + Green Pines = Blue Color in the Sky!!!).


1 traveler review

Lake Winnipesaukee Shore Romantic Cottage:Mountains/Lake/Sunsets/Pines/Fab Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A most memorable getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfectly charming cabin! What a fabulous location! My wife and I spent a long weekend here at the end of September. Stepping into the cabin is like walking into a time capsule from the 1930's. Cozy, warm knotty pine and exposed beams and the beautiful full legnth screened in porch made it easy to sit and just relax. The views of the lake and mountains in the distance are spectacular. The first day, the winds where whipping at 20 to 30 knots across the lake creating dramatic whitecaps and causing large waves to crash against the rocks and the big granite outcropping the cabin sits on. It was quite a sight to wake up to! The weekend went by all to quickly and we have decided that we'll have to go back next suumer with our boat and stay for a week. We just wish it wasn't such a long time!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Susy--- Thank you so much for your kind comments! I'm so happy that you had such a good time at my cottage, and I'm thrilled that you liked the setting and this exposed beam simple pine cottage. Since I grew up there and am the third generation owner, hearing about your thoughts about this house that holds so many wonderful memories for me is extra special. Please enjoy your time there again this summer!! Lorrie
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Laconia Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ellacoya Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
On Rte. 11 Near Outlet Mall in Tilton
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Alton Bay
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ellacoya State Park and Beach
Car: necessary

Castle in the Clouds, FunSpot, Boat Rentals, Mountain Hiking, Apple Picking in on Mountain top 5 minutes away, Antiquing, Fresh Farm Shopping for Veggies & other Fresh and Organic Food. Ellacoya State Park & Beach & Campground, Good Bar and Lobster Places within 5-20 minute drive. Maine's Oceanside areas such as Portland and Ogunquit only 1.25 Hours away. 10-15 minute Boat ride to Wolfeboro Harbor, Meredith Harbor, Canoe Restaurant in Center Harbor, Alton Bay cafes and ski shows, The Weirs cafes, arcades, & the Mount Washington excursion and party vessel loading dock. 40 minute drive to Castle in the Clouds for fantastic hiking, waterfalls, and big Castle at the top of the mountain, located directly across the Lake from the Cottage.


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7 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 4.0%

Required NH hotel tax, as required by Law, is additional to rental amount.

Cleaning cost is included in your Rental Fee, and will be done after Guests leave on Saturday; any Damage to the Cottage or Property, by Humans or Pets will cause you to Forfeit your Damage Deposit

Rental manager, Steve Gray, Alton Bay, works with you on the Deposit to hold the rental; the Rental Agreement document; the Key and property info,

Deposit Required to lock in rental. Full rental amount due when picking up the Key, from Steve Gray, rental manager (603) 387-2488.

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West Alton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower stall, sink, toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2): The beds are in each of the main floor BR's, off the Living Room. Twin Beds (2): These beds are upstairs 'loft area', in front of 2 large cottage windows;great views of the big pine tree and the Lake & Mountains. Three-sided screen porch (30X8) overlooking Lake can be used for two sleeping bags, especially for older children.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Knotty Pine Cottage with 30 X 8 foot Dock and Upper Deck 10 X 4. Beautiful crystal-clear Lake water with great fishing and swimming, views to Lake bottom. Situated in center of Cove with a broad view of the mountains and the widest part of the Lake. Country kitchen with skylights. Carpeting throughout the first floor, except Kitchen.

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