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

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Cottage Sunset: Diamond Island, Ossippee Mtns. Rattlesnake Island


Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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.

Call my rental manager in Alton Bay, Steve Gray, at 603-387-2488 for Sat. to Sat. rentals.

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 4 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, occasional Loons, and Beautiful Skies!!

The location of my Cottage is perfect. 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 10-25 minutes away in Alton Bay and Meredith Harbor.

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 (the latter being a t-shirt & shorts place; roam in the sand & relax with a drink 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 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


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • 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 off dock or Rock or from any part of the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be house-trained, and also controlled to stay in this property's yard; must not have separation anxiety to harm the screens or anything in the cottage. Pet or people damage will forfeit the Deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • ...moreless

  • 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 30 X 8 foot Dock and Upper Deck 10 X 4. 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. Carpeting throughout the first floor, except Kitchen....moreless



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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • 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
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • 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 from the dock....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Right on the Lake. 10-12 feet depth at end of 30' Dock....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Cottage sits on Lake shore, on a very large granite outcropping. It's in the center of the cove, so has the best views, including to the widest part of Lake (The Broads); Ossippee Mountains; Islands....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful Ossippee Mountains that show varied 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:

    View of both Cove and the wider Lake....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
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Room for 6. DR Table. Is a long aluminum folding table for dining use in the big front porch. Stereo at bottom of stairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    2 couches; coffee table; rocking chair; dvd; tapes; books; storage table with games inside....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is coverage....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, to the right of the steep hill/driveway of neighbors. See signs....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:

    Plenty for 6 people....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas Stove, new in 2015....moreless

  • 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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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Jun 23 - Sep 8, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 4%


Required NH hotel tax, as required by Law, is additional to rental amount.

Cleaning cost is included in your Rental Fee, and will be done after Guests leave on Saturday; any Damage to the Cottage or Property, by Humans or Pets will cause you to Forfeit your Damage Deposit

Rental manager, Steve Gray, Alton Bay, works with you on the Deposit to hold the rental; the Rental Agreement document; the Key and property info,

Deposit Required to lock in rental. Full rental amount Due--- within 30-60 days of first rental day--- to Steve Gray, Rental Manager, Cell= (603) 387-2488.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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3.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Laconia Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ellacoya Grill & Barn
6.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
The Mount Washington Ship
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
On Rte. 11 Near Outlet Mall in Tilton
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ellacoya Grill & Barn
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ellacoya State Park and Beach

Car: Necessary

FunSpot (on the road to the Weirs); Boat Rentals (Fay's in Gilford & Thurston at The Weirs); Mountain Hiking at Belknap only 7 mins. away; Apple picking & mountain-top Lake views near Gunstock only 5 minutes away. Fresh Farm Shopping for Veggies & other Fresh & Organic Food at Beans 'n Greens family-owned Farm are just down the road from Sawyer's Dairy Bar on Rte. 11, just 8 minutes away. Ellacoya State Park & Beach & Campground, great Bar & Restaurants within 5-20 minute drive. Maine's Oceanside areas such as Portland and Ogunquit only 1.25 Hours away. Only 10-20 minute Boat ride to Wolfeboro Harbor, Meredith Harbor, Center Harbor, Alton Bay cafes and waterski shows; only 15 mins. away are The Weirs cafes, arcades, & the Mount Washington excursion and party vessel loading dock (it also docks at Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, and Meredith). Only a 30-40 minute drive to Castle in the Clouds for fantastic hiking, waterfalls, & large, historic Castle at the top of the mountain, and food (located directly across the Lake from the Cottage).


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. Check out the back porch area as you get near the back door; you'll notice the Granite rock that we exposed a few years ago as we built a garden next to the porch. I love to garden, and this area, and the Hostas that are seen from the kitchen window; the open side yard with native plants; and also the natural plants/tiny young trees in the small island off the back porch.....are some of my favorite chill-out spots!

Why the Owner Chose Alton Bay, Alton, NH, USA:
My Cottage has been in my family for 3 generations. I remember so many fun things, especially every July 4th eating salmon my grandmother cooked; fishing, and catching bass & horn pout; learning to water ski in the cove; sitting on the front porch watching the neighbors' fireworks ! So many great memories....swimming at the beach; playing cards and checkers on the big porch while the birds sang and the weather changed; playing Scrabble with my relatives who lived up the steep hill across from our driveway; spending time listening to stories of this area from my grandmother and parents; taking our little boat around Rattlesnake and Diamond Islands; cooking lobsters and corn on the cob; and spending such quality time with friends and family there...and it's still as much fun now as it was then!! 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 the original construction (this is a great guessing game for 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: plenty to see, great eating area, and fantastic family & friends gathering area! Terrific country smells, too, especially of the pines, and of the air when rain is about to come. Great and wonderful changing colors of the Sky and Mountains during sunsets! And experiencing the thunderstorms rolling in from across the Lake is such great fun, for kids and adults (Hey..... Yellow Lightning + Green Pines = Blue Color in the Sky!!!).

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • Cottage Sunset: Diamond Island, Ossippee Mtns. Rattlesnake Island

    Cottage Sunset: Diamond Island, Ossippee Mtns. 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

VRBO #127751

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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