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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

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 Lake Winnipesaukee Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

You can't stay closer to the water without a houseboat
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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: Oct 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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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights at the lake house with a group of friends. Unbelievably beautiful property and setting. Quiet with an amazing view of the lake. All the amenities are great. Cozy area with an outdoor fireplace and great access to the water. The house was very clean and inviting. Highly recommended and would go back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing stay. Everything you need is right here, just like home. The home is beautiful and views are amazing. We have been renting for the past 15 years and will be back to this home again next year. Luke and the family really know how to do it up right. We have 2 more days to enjoy this great home and wil make the best of it. Highly recommend to anyone for a great stay. Thank you to Luke and family.

John and Jody Pitoniak

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such fantastic renters! 'So glad you had a great time!
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Great location and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a very wonderful weekend at this home. The property is new and clean. It was well supplied with items for cooking and entertainment such as a canoe, life jackets plenty of sitting areas outside and a fire pit. The location was great with access to the water and also very close to alton bay. I would recommend this property as a great vacation get-away.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful spot to relax. This lovely family home has everything you need including AC for those rare humid nights. The use of the canoe, proximity to various lakes, restaurants, and fantastic sunsets made our week away peaceful and fun. Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'So glad you had a fantastic week. 'Hope to have you back next year!
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Updated, comfortable with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with the renovation and location! The owners were always quick with response to any inquiry and handling of the rental was a breeze. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing get away! My family hiked Mt. Major, kayaked, enjoyed the rope swing at the dam and loved the Central AC on those hot & humid nights! Sunsets / views were the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being great renters. 'Hope to have you back!
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Rates & Availability

Alton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Foliage
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.
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