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Lake Winnipesaukee Shore Romantic Cottage:Mountains/Lake/Sunsets/Pines/Fab Views

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Cottage Sunset: Diamond Island, Ossippee Mountains, Rattlesnake Island


Last updated: 07/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This Romantic Cottage is on a large granite outcropping in the center of the cove with clear Views of the Ossippee Mountains and close by Islands, including the largest Island on the Lake. 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 and Rattlesnake Islands. Very cozy Knotty Pine interior with 30 foot screened-in porch overlooking Lake. Facing the mountains is a 30 X 8 foot dock for boating/fishing/swimming and an upper deck for sunbathing, reading, photography. 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 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! And bring your camera for the incredible Sunsets!!

The location of my Cottage is perfect. A nice restaurant is just a 10 minute walk up the hill. 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 a 5 minute drive away and offers great apple and blueberry picking, hiking, and Mountain and Lake views from the Summit and close to it.

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 (t-shirt & shorts place; roam in the sand while you wait for your lobster, clams, other fish, and burgers). 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, Mountains, Islands, Beach


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Great stuff in the area for kids! And Cottage is very roomy, but cozy for couples and families....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely No Smoking and No Diving on/from any part of the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be house-trained, and also controlled to stay in this property's yard. Pet or people damage will forfeit the Deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Sleeping Porch


  • 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

Other Amenities

  • Knotty pine Cottage with 30X8 foot Dock and Upper Deck, Beautiful crystal-clear Lake water with great fishing and swimming, views to Lake bottom. Situated in center of Cove with a broad view of the mountains and the widest part of the Lake. Country kitchen with skylights....moreless


  • Television:

    DVD inTV; Cable...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Partial view to small beach in the corner of the cove; great swimming in crystal clear water, and it's an easy swim to the beach....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beach in the cove is a 4 minute walk down the road....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Right on the Lake. 12 feet or so depth at end of Dock....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Cottage sits on Lake shore, on a very interesting and large granite outcropping. It's in the center of the cove, so has the best views to the wide part of the Lake, Ossippee Mountains, and Islands. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful Ossippee Mountains that turn many colors during sunsets....moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautiful view of mountains, lake, and islands....moreless

  • Village:

    Only a short pleasant drive to the Village of Meredith on the northwest end of the Lake, and to the Village of Wolfeboro on the southeast part of the Lake....moreless

  • Water View:

    Can't get any closer to the Lake than this....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Out the front door and down the steps, and you've reached the upper deck and dock. Great sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and access to your boat tied up to the dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access:

    There is a hook-up at your cost. Call MetroCast Cable....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    You'll contact MetroCast and set it up with them....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 couches; coffee table; rocking chair; vcr & tapes; books; commode table with games....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is coverage from there....moreless

  • Parking:

    Across the small road from the stairs to the back yard. Also parking for a boat trailer 20 feet from the car parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Area acros small dirt road, as noted on signs....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you'll need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • 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


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May 25 - Oct 10, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $236 Nightly

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 4%


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Last updated: 07/19/2015
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3.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Laconia Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ellacoys Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
On Rte. 11 Near Outlet Mall in Tilton
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Up the Hill--4 minute walk to Woodlands Tavern
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ellacoya State Park and Beach

Car: Necessary

Castle in the Clouds, FunSpot, Boat Rentals, Mountain Hiking, Apple Picking in on Mountain top 5 minutes away, Antiquing, Fresh Farm Shopping for Veggies and other Fresh and Organic Food. Ellacoya State Park & Beach & Campground, Good Bar and Lobster Places within 5 minute drive. Maine's Oceanside areas such as Portland and Ogunquit only 1.25 Hours away. !0-15 minute Boat ride to Wolfeboro Harbor, Meredith Harbor, Canoe Restaurant in Center Harbor, Alton Bay cafes and ski shows, The Weirs cafes, arcades, & the Mount Washington excursion and party vessel loading dock.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1943

About the owner: I am the 3rd generation owner of this classic pine Lake Cottage. I spent every Summer there while growing up. It's still my and 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. The dock accommodates boats real well. I also 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. I have a flat-coated retriever who loves to swim, 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, and spending quality friends and family time together!!!

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 from original construction (this is a great guessing game for the kids!). 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, and fantastic family gathering area! Terrific country smells, especially of the pines, and of the air when rain is about to come. Experience the thunderstorms rolling in from across the Lake (Hey, Yellow lightning + Green pines = Blue!!).

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  • Cottage Sunset: Diamond Island, Ossippee Mountains, Rattlesnake Island

    Cottage Sunset: Diamond Island, Ossippee Mountains, Rattlesnake Island

  • Cozy Knotty Pine Cottage With Large Screened Porch and Mountain Views

    Cozy Knotty Pine Cottage With Large Screened Porch and Mountain Views

  • Cottage Back Porch and Granite Rock Garden

    Cottage Back Porch and Granite Rock Garden

  • Dock and Islands/Mountains View

    Dock and Islands/Mountains View

  • Sunset Over Peaceful Lake

    Sunset Over Peaceful Lake

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