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Winnipesaukee Lake Front: Pvt Swim/Dock, WIFI, Firepit, PoolTable,Kayaks,Sunset

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bdrm,2.5 bath,Sleeps 10,Family-Friendly,Large Grass Yard,Cable,WIFI,Wash/Dryer

....SUMMER 2018 RENTALS SATURDAY to SATURDAY Only (June 23 - Aug 25)....

..................Short Summer Week Aug 25-30, 2018 (6 nights) available................


..~Click Availability Tab ABOVE to view Updated Calendar with Available Dates~.

Escape and Treat Yourself to a Well-Deserved Vacation at our 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath Lakefront Home located in a Family-Oriented Neighborhood, minutes from Wolfeboro + Alton. Enjoy your Morning Cup of Coffee or Dinner off the Grill from your Deck. End Your Day Roasting Marshmallows Around the Firepit while Watching the Magnificence of a Beautiful Sunset! Our home's location on Lake Winnipesaukee is tough to beat and the Panoramic Views will overwhelm you! Listen for the Peaceful Call of the Loons. Our Home offers Lots of Room to Congregate as well as Options for Retreat. Escape in one of our Kayaks or enjoy an afternoon of Yard Games/Billiards/Foosball or Board Games. Swim, Boat, or Fish in the Crystal Clear Waters at your Private Waterfront and 40' Dock or Enjoy the Sandy Play Area, elevated near the water's edge. Reconnect with Family and Friends and Enjoy the Beauty of the Lake that surrounds you~

John or Virginia
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About John or Virginia

We've enjoyed our Lake House as a family for many years, and look forward to sharing it with you!

John or Virginia purchased this house in 1988

Why John or Virginia chose Alton

We were blessed as a family to be able to grow up on Winnipesaukee, and

have always appreciated its beauty and all the adventure and activity that

it has to offer. When you're at the Lake, you can experience a sense of peacefulness

and retreat that's hard to match.

What makes this house unique

Our home is meant for families to enjoy together. Boaters LOVE our property with its 40-foot private dock! It's located toward the end of a private cul-de-sac road, is situated in a wonderful, family-oriented neighborhood and offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee. You'll feel as though you're away from it all yet still be only 5 minutes drive from all your commercial needs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Alton! The house was perfect for our needs as my mother-in-law and father-in-law joined us for a few days so the downstairs bedroom and en suite bathroom allowed them to have their own space while my husband, myself and our 2 young kids had plenty of room to ourselves upstairs. The home was spacious, clean, bright and it was an added bonus to have the sunroom and the finished basement as another option for us to play and/or relax.

More than anything we enjoyed the views and the expansive yard. We spent hours outside with our 2 young sons (3 and 1) either playing ball, running around or just playing on a big blanket. My 3 year old loved the sand pit, the dock and still talks about making/enjoying his first s'more at the fire pit.

I especially want to thank John and Diane for their hospitality, their professionalism and their responsiveness. It was truly a pleasure to work with you. I would highly recommend this home for a family vacation!
Sep 2013
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Alton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If able to re-rent the same time, at the same rate, the cancellation fee shall be 20% of the total rental charge plus a $50.00 administrative fee.
  • Limit of 5 cars on property at any time. No fireworks allowed. Quiet hours 10PM - 7AM.
  • Guests provide their own bed linens and bath towels and we provide plenty of blankets, bedspreads and pillows as well as kitchen towels.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Double Sinks. End of hall on Second Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-Suite in 4th Bedroom off Kitchen on First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink also. First floor off living room.
  • Bathrooms are newly renovated...Crisp and Clean...and all sinks have liquid hand soap. We also provide starter toiletries and plenty of Toilet Paper.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious, Sitting area, Lake Views, Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Family Bunk Bdrm: Opens to hall w/privacy curtains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Spacious, Sitting Area, Lake Views. Second Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Prvt Bath. Great for Grandparents or 2nd Master. 1st Floor
    Bedroom 5 - Gameroom - 1 queen , Queen Sleep Sofa+Air Mattress Options for King/2 Twins
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Season Porch - 1 twin/ single , Twin size Daybed in 3-Season Porch. First Floor
  • Bedrooms contain comfortable new mattresses and AC units. Also available: ~(2) Twin Air Mattresses or (1) King ~(1) Queen Air Mattress ~Pack and Play Porta Crib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Gameroom with Pool Table, Foosball, Sofa, DVD; Swimming/Fishing/Dock/Sandy Play Area/Kayaks at PRIVATE WATERFRONT; Firepit, Large Flat Front Yard, Lawn/Deck Furniture, Hammock, Gas Grill, Picnic Tables; Air Cond, Wifi Internet, Cable; Large Screened/Enclosed Porch on Lakeside; Washer/Dryer; Lake Views from Most Rooms; Highchair/Porta Crib upon request; Books, Board Games, Alarm Clocks, Fans, Coffee Maker, Blender; Family-Oriented Cul-de-Sac Neighborhood. Within 5 minutes, you can be at the fully-stocked Hannaford Grocery Store and Pharmacy as well as Dunkin Donuts, Banks, Playgrounds, Public Beaches or Gas Stations and Churches. THIS HOME HAS ALL THE AMENITIES NEEDED TO UNWIND, EXHALE AND THOROUGHLY ENJOY YOUR WELL-DESERVED TIME AWAY! Treat Yourself !


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Winnipesaukee Lake Front: Pvt Swim/Dock, WIFI, Firepit, PoolTable,Kayaks,Sunset
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 58 reviews

Perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation spot! This beautiful home has everything family could want for a wonderful weekend together. Beautiful sunset views, lots of space for family to relax, and a game room and firepit to keep everyone entertained at night. We are looking forward to booking our next vacation here! John and Virginia also do everything they can to make it a warm and welcoming stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed our lake house! We agree, it really is a perfect vacation spot with something for every age. We truly enjoy sharing our home with families like yours, join us again soon!
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Great Location. Great Management!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and loved the location of our stay. The owners did everything they could to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Great overall rental. Thanks Again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our unique waterfront location on Lake Winnepesaukee really is tough to beat, with amazing sunsets, a breathtaking view and crystal clear water. You and your group were a pleasure to host, and we hope you will return again soon!
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  • 4 of 5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren for a week and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The house was great for our group of 8— places for everyone to go for a quiet moment, as well as lots of space for the family to play together. The grandchildren are ages 6, 4, and 2, and loved swimming off the dock and playing in the sand area. The view of gorgeous sunsets off the deck is unparalleled— we’d come back just for that! John (the owner) couldn’t have been more responsive; when we had a problem with the grill on the deck, he was there in minutes to fix it! The beds were unusually comfortable, and everything in the house was clean. Probably if there were anything we would have liked to change it would be some of the appliances that are old enough that they don’t work as well as new ones might — the dishwasher, toaster, grill, and stove (which worked fine, but is a bit elderly!).

Thank you John and Virginia, for a truly wonderful spot to celebrate our anniversary with our family!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed our property as you celebrated your 40th Anniversary ~ Congratulations! Glad you found the beds to be comfortable and the layout of the house to suit the needs of your multigenerational party of 8. We share your appreciation of the fabulous sunsets from our spacious deck, as well as the crystal clear water and our 40 foot dock. We are honored you chose our property to make family memories together on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, and would gladly welcome you back anytime.
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OK. Could use some upgrades.

  • 3 of 5

Great Location. John and Virginia were good to work with. Beds were not the most comfortable and we had to spray quite a bit inside for flies. Think "cottage" more than house. Marginally acceptable value for price.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your group enjoyed our one-of-a-kind location on the Lake! We enjoyed working with you too, and sincerely appreciate your candid review. Many guests have found our beds to be comfortable, we are sorry to hear your experience was different. You are the first to bring flies to our attention, thanks for letting us know, we will certainly take corrective measures to ensure this problem does not continue. You and your group are welcome back anytime to come enjoy the natural beauty surrounding our family's home!
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Great times had by all

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very impressed with the house on the lake. It was very clean and nicely furnished with a well equipped kitchen. Not the place to stay if your looking for near by local attractions.... which we weren't.

it sits in a very peaceful area with one of the most spectacular sunsets i've ever seen. Catching 2&3 lb smallmouth bass off the dock was an added bonus. I do hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed fishing off our dock ~ and the sunsets from our property really are one of the most spectacular features of our Lake Home. Glad to hear everyone was comfortable and enjoyed our fully-stocked kitchen during your stay. Families seem to appreciate vacationing in our quieter neighborhood, where you can get away from it all, and yet have all the necessities within a 10 minute drive. We invite you to return soon ~ now taking reservations for Fall 2017!
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Great propoerty for family vacations

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family get together. There was plenty of room for everyone and the accommodations were fantastic.

The house is in a quiet area of Alton. A bit off the beaten path. When we were there, it was the last weekend of bike week in Laconia - we did not hear one motorcycle. Being so close to the lake was very relaxing and peaceful. We rented a boat and had no problem with dock access. We used the kayaks, launched from the dock, and had a leisurely paddle around the bay.

The house is in between Wolfboro and Alton very easy access to shops, restaurants etc. John and Virginia are great hosts. They made us feel welcomed in their property. I would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Lake House seems to work really well for families with Boats - plenty of space to spread out, lots of room to congregate as well, and room for Boats & Watercraft. Glad you were able to explore beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee by using the 2 Kayaks we provide, and also by renting a boat! Our 40 foot dock is a real plus for boating enthusiasts. Our perfect location between 2 lake towns offers so many opportunities for outings... We invite you to return anytime!
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Car: necessary

Our 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath Lake House is located on a Private Road in a Family-Oriented Neighborhood near the Alton/Wolfeboro townline in the heart of the Lake Winnipesaukee area.

The Options Are Unlimited~The Views AMAZING!

~Take a walk; Nap on YOUR hammock; Gather at YOUR firepit;

~Swim/Fish/Kayak/Boat/Sunbathe at YOUR waterfront;

~Watch Sunsets transform from YOUR deck;

~Enjoy Billiards/Foosball/Board Games/Puzzles;

~Cruise the Lake on the MV Mt Washington, on your own Boat or on a Rented Boat;

~Attend a Nascar Race at NH Motor Speedway;

~Listen to Famous Musical Acts perform at Meadowbrook;

~Bargain Shop at the North Conway/Tilton Outlet Malls;

~Play Mini-Golf,Bowl,or Drive Go-Carts in Weirs Beach;

~Ride the Wolfeboro Trolley, Enjoy Waterfront Dining, Craft Fairs Gazebo Concerts, Playgrounds+ Museums;

~Visit Prescott Park/Water Country/Strawberry Banke

~EXHALE and Make Memories to last a lifetime...~

Other Activities: Soulfest, Nascar, Outdoor Concerts, Live Theater, Craft Fairs, Water/Amusement Parks, Boating/Cruises, Train Rides, MiniGolf, GoCarts, Arcades, Museums, Outlets, Fall Foliage, the White Mountains...the list goes on and on.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 9.0%

MAXIMUM of 10 Persons ON our Property AT ALL TIMES-Day or Evening
Primary Renter must be at least 30 years of age.

WEEKEND And NIGHTLY Rates Available SPRING and FALL - min 2 night stay weekends, 3 night stay weekdays
MEMORIAL and LABOR DAY Weekends: (3) Night stays
2018 HOLIDAY RATE of $2395 + tax per Holiday Weekend

Check In: 3:00PM, Check Out: 10:00AM
No FIREWORKS, No PETS, No SMOKING - FIRM (no exceptions)
Phone interview required before rental contract will be issued

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund