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Direct waterfront. DISCOUNT for early booking, LEO, FD, EMT, Military (& ret.)

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This is a quiet, semi-secluded 3-bedroom home on a dead-end road. Queen bed in 2nd floor master bedroom, double bed in 1st floor master bedroom. 4 single beds in the 2nd floor 'kids' room.

Plus, a carpeted loft that overlooks the living room suitable for sleeping. There are also 2 couches (1 is a fold-down) in the basement rec room (which includes a pool table).

We have kayaks, canoe, and a rowboat for renters. We are on crystal-clear Sunset Lake which is 5 minutes up in the mountains from Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee. Flat screen TV with expanded basic cable service, and WiFi provided.

We are thirty minutes from Weirs Beach and Laconia (Bike Week) and about the same from Loudon (NASCAR).

Discount to law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, military, or retired therefrom (with proper ID).

We rent by the week in Summer (late June-early Sept) and by the week or weekend the rest of the time (mid April-mid November). We would also entertain a full-time Winter renter (mid Nov-mid Apr).

Keywords: secluded home

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Glenn

Our home was built in 1988. We co-own with family and there are eight kids between us (with some grandkids, as well now). There is plenty of room for all and lots of fun, especially in Summer.

One of the owners is retired law enforcement (39 years) so we like to give a price break to anyone involved in hazardous duty jobs, including active and retired military.

Glenn purchased this house in 1988

Why Glenn chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

We love our secluded 1.5 acre+ lot with over 200' of waterfront privacy. At night, the loons are heard quite clearly.

What makes this house unique

Quiet lake, even in summer. NOT a lot of boat traffic on Sunset Lake. There is NO public boat-launch area on the lake, and there is NO launching of powerboats from the 19 properties in our neighborhood.


Alton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Other (See Description)Screen porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds plus a trundle in 'kids' room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Couch in basement rec room and futon couch on screen porch both open up.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Direct waterfront. DISCOUNT for early booking, LEO, FD, EMT, Military (& ret.)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Carlisle, PA/US

Another Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a great time on Sunset Lake. Lots of fun in the sun, cute moments with kids and cousins. Weather was great, and the house was very cool at night, even without a/c. The back roads around the lake are perfect for running. Dogs loved running around in the woods. Lots of opportunities for daytrips and excursions to nearby attractions. Weirs Beach, Wolfboro, Storyland, etc. Found some great little spots for dining and shopping. I highly recommend "The Rusty Moose" diner in Alton Bay, by the way (located over near the Hannaford's grocery store).

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oustsanding vacation experiance

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation cottage. We wre very satisfied with our stay and we have nothing but positive comments about this property. The owners were excellent to work with and very accommodating. There was ample space to satisfy a large family and a very quiet, secluded atmosphere to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake. It was also nice to have a washer and dryer on the property. I will definitely being recommending this home to my friends and family and will return again in the future. Thanks again, Janet…

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Booking has been an amazing experience

  • 5 of 5


We have a wedding at the end of June in Wolfboro so we decided to take a few days extra and combine it

with a family reunion since my brother is heading to Iraq in Sept for a year. If the cottage is as wonderful

as our contact has been with the owner, we are in for a great time. I have never had such a great experience booking an place as I have with this cottage. The owner is amazing . He is so accommodating and truly cares that my family has the vacation of a life time. I will write a cottage review when our vacation is over. I can wait to go!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlisle, PA/US

A relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of great memories this past summer. Our 6 month old son loved the water, listening to the loons, watching sailboats, and going for walks around the lake. It was an awesome sensory experience for him. We loved every minute. We didn't really feel the need to go anywhere else for the week, and just spent our days lounging, soaking up sun, and enjoying each other's company. It was clean when we arrived, and clean when we left. We haven't been on a real vacation in about 3 years, so this was a perfect way to spend our first summer vacation as a new family.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Alton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2018 - Jun 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$2,750 week in season. NO in-season partial weeks. $300 discount to qualified renters with hazardous duty/military I.D. or retired therefrom.
Season is mid-June to mid-September.
Weekends and weekly rates lower Spring and Fall.
We would consider a winter renter. $1,000 a month, plus utilities and plowing. Contact if interested.

50% due at booking. 50% due two weeks prior to occupancy. Personal check by mail okay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Lots to do, especially in summer.


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