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Waterfront Cottage - The place to soak in the sun! Special rates now!

Sunapee, NH, USA
  • Cottage2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

4 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps max 10

This charming waterfront vacation cottage has a rustic, cabin feel with all of the comforts of home. Every room has waterviews! Soak up the sun while you BBQ on the wrap-around deck and enjoy expansive views of lake activities and Sunapee Harbor! ! This is a seasonal rental, not available during the winter months.

Upper level has an open floorplan with a large kitchen, dining area, living room and wrap-around deck. In addition, this floor has the master bedroom and 2 full baths. The lower level has 3 adjoining bedrooms with access to a second more private patio... a perfect shady spot to sneak away to and catch up on your summer reading!


j. Zappala

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About j. Zappala

My husband and I are originally from NH and returned to the New England area in 1996. We have always loved the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee area and in 2008 we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to purchase a home on Lake Sunapee. Acquiring this cottage next door allows us to maintain the property and offer our guests use of our personal kayaks during their stay at the cottage.

j. Zappala purchased this Cottage in 2011

Why j. Zappala chose Sunapee

Special rates for June, July, September and October bookings!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master
        1 queen, with full bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, with 1/2 bath
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single
      • Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are adjoining on water level. Master is on upper level.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, upper level
      • Main Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, upper level
      • Powder Room
        toilet, On lower level with 3 bedrooms

        Location Type

          • Lake
            Property has over 100 feet of lake frontage, a big dock and a lakefront deck. There is an additional deck attached to the cottage.
          • Lakefront
          • Waterfront
            Swim right from the dock into a Class A lake. We are 0.2 miles from Sunapee Harbor
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Area
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Parking for at least 3 cars. If you need more ask for permission when inquiring as we have spaces next door.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels provided, $75 per week to rent beach towels
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Freezer
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Blender
                          • Grill
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Ask owner when renting
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Porch Furniture
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • marina
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • water parks
                                              • waterfalls

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • Large dock; open floor plan; parking for 3; lake toys; hair dryer. Water access is from dock system/ladder. Nearest shallow entry is at beach less than half a mile away. Linens provided. Access to the cottage requires walking downstairs from the street level.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                18 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great location, wonderful host; needs a deep clean

                                                                Brendan C.

                                                                The pros:

                                                                * Great location with the easy walk downtown to restaurants, ice-cream, river walk; fantastic views from the deck and the dock

                                                                * Loved the lakeside deck and the kids really enjoyed the dock for swimming and hanging out

                                                                * Very gracious and responsive host

                                                                * The house was comfortably sized for our group (6 adults, 2 teens, 3 grade-schoolers)

                                                                * It was relatively quiet

                                                                * Wonderful location for boating (sailboat, motorboat), kayaking, paddle-boarding.

                                                                * Close to several good hikes (Mt. Kearsarge) and Mt. Sunapee activities

                                                                The cons:

                                                                * We hadn't expected the steepness and length of the stairs from street level down to the house - a serious consideration for my sister-in-law with a handicapped knee, and it would have been impossible had more senior members of our family been along. Perhaps it is stated somewhere in the property description and we overlooked it, but that could have been a deal-breaker had we known in advance. As it was, it worked out OK but it still came as a surprise.

                                                                * Both my Mom and my sister-in-law commented separately about the cleanliness of the kitchen: cabinet doors were sticky, something had spilled and left a residue in the pots-n-pans cabinet; also would recommend throwing away the old, scratchy teflon pans.

                                                                * The house overall was very dusty, and it seemed like it was in need of a serious deep-clean.

                                                                * The mold downstairs was very bad, two of our party had an allergy response and a third had an asthma attack from the moldiness. Fortunately things improved after opening up and airing out the house for a full day, but it was still an ongoing concern and mold-sensitive people had to avoid the downstairs for the duration of our visit.

                                                                * The twin bedframes downstairs are very old and not well-made, and probably should be replaced soon. Fortunately we were able to repair the one that broke (had a 15-yr-old sleeping on it), but we were simply repairing the same break that had happened before (you can see the glue and screws from a previous fix).

                                                                Overall summary: The location, rates and general accommodations are things we liked a lot, plus the host's hospitality and responsiveness (even going so far as to help rescue my brother when he capsized our sailboat). However the general cleanliness and more importantly the mold/mildew issue would probably prevent us from renting again, given the allergy sensitivity among some of my family members.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                There is no mold in the cottage. Prior to this guests arrival there had been a lot of rain and changes in weather and the home had been closed up. Upon the guests arrival I immediately brought over fans, turned on the dehumidifier and did all I could to do to make their stay enjoyable. I returned later to confirm the slight mildew odor had dissipated. I was told by the individual who had signed the lease that there was no evidence of a smell to him. The home is described as access via stairs from the street and wheelchair inaccessible, as are many homes on the lake. My husband, who was injured at the time, took our jet ski out to rescue one of the guests who had capsized their sailboat. We take pride in offering our home to individuals who want to enjoy being on Lake Sunapee and within walking distance to Dewey beach and Sunapee Harbor.

                                                                Relaxing lake house

                                                                Janet S.Stuttgart, germany

                                                                We had booked the house on Lake Sunapee for a family reunion. I very much enjoyed talking with Judy, the owner. She made every effort to make sure that we had everything we needed! The weather was wonderful and the house was perfectly situated to entertain all family members ages 2-80! Thank you again Judy! We all talked of trying to make this a regular event!

                                                                Relaxing Vacation!

                                                                Ashley O.

                                                                Our vacation at Lake Sunapee and our stay at this cottage was perfect! The cottage is clean and well maintained. The kitchen had everything we needed and made it easy to prepare home cooked meals. Each bedroom is a good size and this cottage offered plenty of room for our four generations of family! The deck is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the lake and watch the boats go by. We rented a boat one day and the dock had plenty of room to come and go with the boat. Everyone enjoyed jumping off the dock and swimming in the crystal clear water! We brought our own Kyacks and floats and the harbor was a perfect place to enjoy floating around. The owners Tim and Judy offer great customer service and a very friendly atmosphere!

                                                                Excellent lakeside location on Sunapee harbor.

                                                                Robert H.

                                                                This was a great house that can sleep up to 10 people. Terrific location close to stores and restaurants in Sunapee. Dock and kayaks were fun.

                                                                A wonderful Sunapee getaway!!!

                                                                Linda T.

                                                                Over the last 10 years we have stayed at different waterfront cottages on Lake Sunapee but this one had everything we needed.... especially a wonderful dock to swim off of and plenty of room to socialize with family and friends. The cottage was very clean. The kitchen was terrific, large new refridgerator, gas stove & lots of counter space. Also parking was not an issue. There was room for all of our cars and any overflow had the harbor area to park.

                                                                Judy, the owner was great, always available and very friendly!

                                                                Can't wait for next year!!!

                                                                Relax with friends/family in Sunapee Harbor

                                                                Julie C.

                                                                The comforts of a classic New England cottage, that easily sleeps 10. Our group had a wonderful time cooking our own meals and gathering in the large living room to eat, play guitars and sing folk songs. A favorite time was just sitting out on the dock watching the parade of boats going in and out of Sunapee Harbor.

                                                                It's an easy walk to Sunapee Harbor for awesome icecream or a visit to the local Thrift Store. Judy was a wonderful host and make everything effortlessly for us.


                                                                Sunapee, NH, USA

                                                                Swimming, boating, hiking, biking, dining, bars, ice cream and candy store, concerts, shopping, boat tours... all within walking distance! Plenty of activities nearby for the whole family. Less than half a mile to the private town beach... less than a 2 minute walk to Lake Sunapee Harbor! You'll have no problem planning activities for everyday of your stay... although, once you sit down on the deck or edge of the dock, you may just be tempted to plan on doing nothing at all! Other Activities: Walk to Sunapee Harbor Golf: Eastman, Newport, Hanover


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Please contact me for specific rates . Refundable damage deposit is $800.

                                                                18 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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