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New '09-2100 Square Foot Lake Home, 275' Frontage Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

8/19-26 Available due to cancellation. $5500 which is 20% off the posted rate.

Welcome to our summer home at the Sandbar in West Alton on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. While the Sandbar property has been in our family for over 100 years, we have recently completed construction of a 2200 SF 4 bedroom, 3.5-bath log home. In designing the new home our goal was to preserve the historic flavor, build a new home that blends attractively into the surrounding area and still create a living environment of quality and comfort, equipped with contemporary amenities. The home is located on a one acre lot with 275 feet of frontage for maximum privacy. The sandy bottom shoreline with a gradual drop off, makes for a great swimming area for the kids. We invite you to enjoy a vacation at the Sandbar and believe you will find it a fun and unique vacation destination in the lakes region.

The first floor has four rooms in an open floor concept. It lends itself to a comfortable flow from room to room while also allowing for separate groupings in different areas. The large kitchen/dining area is 18X24 and the nine-foot high ceilings give a sense of spaciousness. There are granite countertops with custom cabinets above and below. There are four barstools around the kitchen island. The dining room table seats 10. The kitchen/dining area has French doors opening to the screened porch that is only 20 feet from the lake.

The family room, with a cathedral ceiling to a height of 30’, is the focal point of the house. It is 28X20 including the entry way under the loft. The massive granite fireplace with comfortable seating, makes for a very relaxing setting.

On the other side of the family room is the 18X16 TV/game room. The French doors from this room lead to an open deck looking over the beach with a southeastern view of the lake. All first floor rooms have panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There is also a full bath and laundry on the first floor.

The second floor master bedroom has a ¾ bath and a king size bed. The second bedroom has a queen bed plus a set of bunks. The loft area has a very comfortable single sofa bed. There is also an additional ¾ bath on the second floor. These rooms also offer great lakeside views.

There are 2 lower level bedrooms, one with twin beds and one with a queen. In 2013 we upgraded this area with new floor covering, more fully finished bathroom and pine trim throughout. Additional sleeping capacity is afforded by the trundle bed for two in the beach cabana. The cabana is a 12X12 log sided bunkhouse located right on the beach. It offers extra privacy for kids or grownups just wanting to get away from the crowd.

The interior amenities include (6) TVs, (42' flat panel with HD service in the family room) including one on the beach so you don’t have to choose between the beach and the game, wireless high-speed Internet access, VCR and DVD players and stereo. On the outside there is abundant deck and beach furniture, 2 kayaks 2 paddle boats and an aluminum rowboat. There is also a gas grill and a self-contained fire pit. The 30’ dock will accommodate boats to 20’

The Sandbar is still our family vacation home. We only rent a few weeks each year. When we do rent, we do not remove all our personal belongings and family momentos. The house is equipped with basic kitchen, bath and cleaning supplies. We encourage you to enjoy our home to the fullest while keeping in mind it contains the cherished artifacts of our family history. We will also provide bed linens and bath towels for up to 10 people for an additional $100 fee. We do not provide beach towels.

The rental rate does not include the $250 cleaning fee.

Keywords: House

More Details

David Herrick
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a truly memorable and wonderfully relaxing vacation at the Sandbar. The house was even more beautiful and spacious than the pictures showed. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We especially loved playing on the beach and taking out the kayaks and row boat. There were beautiful views of the water from everywhere in the house. The backyard had a lovely lawn and hammock to retreat to when you needed a few moments to yourself. The owner was a pleasure, very helpful, responsive and accommodating. We will be returning next summer and can’t wait to be back!
Jun 2012
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Alton Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a $100 processing fee if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival
  • All reservations are conditional upon lessor receiving a valid email address and cell number and completing a satisfactory phone interview.
  • Security deposit is due with the reservation Approved reservations may be cancelled for reasons beyond the control of the lessor
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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New '09-2100 Square Foot Lake Home, 275' Frontage Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
Greater Hartford, CT

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL experience at "The Sandbar" in June of 2016. With three children under the age of 4, safety and cleanliness is key for us, and this house hit the mark. The house is beautifully decorated and very clean with comfortable furniture, nice bedding, and huge windows with a view of the lake from nearly every room. The kitchen is amazing, beautiful countertops, high end appliances and fully equipped with quality cookware and tons of dishes, utensils, cups, mugs, etc. The beach is fantastic and the water was so clear and clean, and shallow enough for little ones to play in without needing a life preserver on the entire time. Lots of toys and rafts available for our use, the whole family enjoyed outings in the paddle boat and even the little ones caught fish. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I look forward to your return
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Barrington NH

The sandbar Alton, nh

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Sandbar in June of 2015 with our children and grandchildren. The location was unbeatable, the lake views breathtaking, the home gorgeous and well appointed but with a cozy family feeling. It was a vacation reunion that my family cherished to the point that everyone is trying to arrange time off together to do a repeat next year if this home is available.

Dave was a great host - always reachable and helpful !!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always gratifying to know that guests have enjoyed their stay. We hope you will be able to return next year
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Memories Made

  • 5 of 5

Yes, many wonderful memories were made when my husband and I stayed with our three sons and their families (4 grandchildren under the age of three). The home was beyond our expectation; clean, open and spacious. Words cannot begin to describe the beautiful, private, dead end location, the sandy beach and crystal clear water was enjoyed by all the family members. Panoramic views from the deck and beach of the lake. The fully equipped kitchen came in handy as we all took turns creating wonderful meals for the family! The dock was perfect for our boat and jet ski. Oh yes, the camp fires on the beach..Heavenly! Dave was a pleasure to deal with, and we all want to thank him for allowing us to have these happy memories of his beautiful home! We certainly would come and vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to your return at another time
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Hunterdon County, NJ

We found our annual family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Love. Love. The Sandbar! David was wonderful to deal with, and we thoroughly enjoyed every second we spend there. So much so, we rented AGAIN for this June before we even left the first time. Heavenly... We were on the beach every day with our little ones (perfect wading water)... we fished, took our boat out every day and cherished the beautiful sunsets every night by a fire. THANK YOU David, for sharing your home with us... we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation at the Sandbar

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Sandbar was one of the best vacations my family has ever been on. The location is perfect and the house is not only beautiful but perfectly comfortable.

We were fortunate to have the perfect week , weather wise. We stayed out ,on the beach of white sand, all day. The children swam in the crystal clear lake all day. We had fires in the fire pit every night.

We used the kayaks provided and kayaked at sunset.

The house is described perfectly. We arrived to a very clean and inviting home.

We highly recommend this home. You will not be disappointed in your stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always satifying to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay. We only rent a few weeks each summer, so, for us, the Sandbar is more of a second home than a rental propery. It is very rewarding to know that others come to love it as much as we do
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Hopewell Jct., New York

The Sandbar

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time at this beautiful house in Alton, NH. It was a perfect spot for a family reunion with my sons and their families. For my daughter in laws it was no problem to pack the kids to go to the beach, the beach was right outside on the property. The proximity was wonderful.

We all had a lot of fun. The spaciousness of the rooms on the main floor allowed everyone a chance to spread out and relax without feeling cramped or crowded.

The description and pictures of the house by the owner are very accurate. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and pleasant to speak with, and we would definitely recommend this vacation house to friends and family.

The lake is beautiful! Perfect spot for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We always enjoy hearing that our guests enjoyed their vacation at the Sandbar. For us, it is more of a second home than a rental property and it is great to know that people love it as much as we do. It is truly a very special place.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

bed,bath linens optional $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals are conditional upon a satisfactory phone interview once guest contact information is made available to owner and guest signs the owners rental agreement

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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