Lake Winnipesaukee Shore Romantic Cottage:Mountain/Island View
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Alton cottage description
This Romantic Cottage is on a large granite outcropping in the center of the cove with clear Views of the Ossippee Mountains. It is directly on Lake Winnipesaukee, which is 28 miles long and 8 miles wide and contains 365 islands.
The Cottage looks over to and past Diamond Island, and the largest island on the Lake, Rattlesnake. Very cozy Knotty Pine interior with 30 foot screened-in porch overlooking Lake. Facing the mountains is a 30 X 8 foot dock with upper deck, for sunbathing, boating, and swimming. 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 5 minute walk. The water has a beautiful sandy bottom, and there are a few flat-topped boulders further out in the water from which to jump, or 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!
The location of my Cottage is perfect! A beautiful Swiss restaurant is a 10 minute walk. 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 15 minutes away. 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 10 minutes away and offers great apple and blueberry picking, hiking, and Mountain and Lake views.
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. Try the fabulous Canoe Restaurant on the Lake in Center Harbor, too, which is accessible by Boat, Bike, 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
- 850 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower stall, sink, toilet.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player:
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
Deck / Patio:
Back door porch deck next to garden and exposed granite rock in it (part of the huge granite outcropping on which the cottage is built). Big 30X8 screened Porch overlooking Lake, Mountains, Islands. Deck at upper part of Dock, about 10X4....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
Cottage sits right at the Lake, and sits on very interesting granite. Is in Center of Cove, so has the best views to the wide part of the Lake and the Ossippee Mountains. Incredible views from Cottage, Dock, and Granite Rock....moreless
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Lake View:
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
A most memorable getaway!
A most memorable getaway!
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!
- Guest Chris and Susy (Beverly, Ma)
- Date of stay 10/01/10
- Review Submitted 10/09/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner 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
Mid-May through Mid-October..... $1,650/week, plus NH Tax and Deposit.
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Year Purchased: 1943
About the owner: I am the 3rd generation owner of this classic pine Lake Cottage. It is still 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. I 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/jump from. I have a flat-coated retriever, so am very glad that you can bring your well-behaved dog with you on vacation!
Why the Owner Chose Alton:
My Cottage has been my family for 3 generations. I remember so many great things, especially every July 4th eating salmon my grandmother cooked, sitting on the front porch watching fireworks! 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!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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! 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 in the cottage: plenty to see, great eating area, great family gathering area! Great country smells, especially of the pines and the air when rain is about to come. And experience the thunderstorms rolling in from across the Lake (Hey, yellow lightening + green pines = Blue!!)
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