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You can't stay closer to the water without a houseboat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spectacular view: 2 bedroom completely rebuilt house on Sunset Lake

Spectacular views of Sunset Lake and the mountains will nearly overcome you when you first enter this newly rebuilt lake front home. Construction and furnishing has just wrapped up leaving the house ready for your relaxing vacation with your family and friends. The house is truly unique in its proximity to water, sunset views and panoramic positioning allowing for lake views in 225º of direction. Sunset lake, considerably smaller than Lake Winnipesaukee, is nestled in the mountains approximately 300 feet above the often-too-busy big lake. The private waterfront area is perfect enjoying the lake in that has a shallow area for wading, deep water access within 15 feet of the shore and a brand new dock to relax and sun bathe on. A canoe is available for exploring the interesting islands and coves of the lake. The fishing is excellent even right from the dock. If you wish to rent or bring your own boat the dock will accommodate a modest sized power or sail boat ($50 launching fee will be assessed). The waterskiing is amazing due to the relatively flat water and uncrowded nature of the lake. The spacious deck is elevated well above the water yet it rests right at the shoreline. The deck is complete with dining furniture and a new grill for your fantastic evening meals.

The house itself is a two bedroom ranch style home with spacious living areas and fantastic recreation space in the walkout basement complete with fantastic views, foosball table, home theater, game area and bar. Other amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, sleeper couches, smart TV, iMac computer (great for viewing pictures of your day's adventures!) and washer/ dryer . The master bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a comfortable bunk bed and trundle. The sleeper couches and general layout make the walkout basement a great space for a second family or older kids to stay. The 4 beds in the bedrooms along with 4 pullout beds will easily accommodate the house maximum head count of 8 people. The house only has 1 full bathroom.

When everyone is thoroughly relaxed from days of lounging and evenings listening to the calls of the loons, you may wish to venture out for some activity. Just down the mountain, 6 or 7 minutes away, you will find Alton Bay with many choices of shopping for essentials and good restaurants. Extensive shopping choices and a huge number of attractions including water parks are available within a 20 to 45 minute drive from the house.

More Details

Luke Howell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Luke Howell

My name is Luke Howell. I am pleased to offer the house for others to enjoy on behalf of my family who has been coming to and enjoying the home for nearly 30 years. I live in York, Maine with my wife, Cynthia and our two young sons. Please let me know if there is any questions that I may answer for you.

Luke Howell purchased this house in 1985

Why Luke Howell chose Alton

After a day or two I believe that you too will see that this place is a special one. The lake environment combined with the people in the surrounding community make this area a great place to be. We sincerely hope you have a vacation with memories that last a lifetime.


Alton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Please note there is only 1 bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 bunkbed and trundle
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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You can't stay closer to the water without a houseboat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful lakeside home

  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location. Not just being on the lake, but beautiful views from almost every room. The game room and projector downstairs are all lovely add-ons

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal House on an Idyllic Lake

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful week on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time renting from the Howells. There are responsive and easy to work

with. The house was clean and full of everything we needed to BBQ, cook and enjoy the lake. Beautiful sunsets, dinner on the deck and lots of fishing completed our stay. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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This house was absolutely amazing.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and another couple and I rented this house for Memorial Day weekend. The pictures do not do the house justice. It was absolutely breathtaking. The views the sunsets and the proximity to the water is priceless.

We will 100% be renting this place again. Luke the owner was so responsive in his emails it was great. I give it a 10 out of 10 review.

Thanks Again

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being great guests. So glad you enjoyed! Come back anytime! Luke
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Wonderful Weekend! A great space to relax and explore New Hampshire!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the weekend and we were very impressed! The home is right on the water with its own dock, so we spent hours exploring Sunset Lake on kayaks and a canoe. The home is very comfortable, has many amenities and can easily entertain and sleep 8 people. In the evenings we listened the loons and enjoyed grilling on the spacious deck. Late nights and movies are great in the basement with the large sectional couch and large screen projector! We will be looking to rent again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque Lake View

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy turning off the highway onto the long driveway. The property is perfectly situated near the end of the path and is as beautiful as the pictures in the listing. Everything was ready for our long weekend get-away. The house was clean and well appointed for our group. The best features of this property are the deck, with a grill we used every night, the dock, and the basement lounge area. After a day of hiking, or the Frayburg fair, it was so nice to come home and relax with movies and popcorn. Next time I need a quiet get-away, I'm booking this property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay! Thanks for being a great renter!!! Come back anytime! Luke
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

A few important points to consider prior to committing to this rental...
* Linens (towels and sheets) are not included. Linen service is available for $100.00.
* There is no smoking inside
* We do not allow pets
* There is a unfenced 4 foot rock wall above the water’s edge which requires extra vigilance of parents with young children or care of those that have been drinking.
* Due to the low water this season, boat access is tricky but not impossible. Please let me know if you are interested in bringing a motor boat.
* In order to rent the property you will be asked to read our rental contract- please do read it carefully and contact me if you have questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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