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Winnipesaukee Lakefront Home in Winter Harbor

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Classic family owned lake house in beautiful Winter Harbor on Lake Winnipesaukee. Originally named Camp Redruffe

Spend your days down at the dock - lounging, swimming, kayaking, and water skiing- before heading upstairs for dinner on the deck. We have 2 kayaks for your use and boat rentals are nearby. Enjoy a short walk to Libby Museum. Drive, bike or boat just 3 miles into downtown Wolfeboro for nearby shopping, antiquing, berry picking, golf and museums. For you history buffs, The Wright Museum is one the the premier WWII museums in the country.

Picture yourself enjoying dinner overlooking the calm waters while listening to the calling of the loons in the gazebo.

With the leaves’ at their peak, enjoy the spectacular colors of New Hampshire. Sit by a cozy fire and enjoy the crisp Autumn air.

The children can watch their movies upstairs on the sleeping porch, while the adults watch their favorite TV show in the living room. We even have some games for the family to play!

This house is not a party house! Please respect our home!!!

We have a wooden raft for your enjoyment as well. The raft may not be put in until the week before Labor Day.

Keywords: lake house, wood fireplace, dock, deck, Wolfeboro, raft

More Details

Property Manager
Alexandra Thayer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Alexandra Thayer

We are four sisters who have spent our summers in this special place. We know once you stay there you will want to come back time and time again.

Why Alexandra Thayer chose Wolfeboro

This property was passed down to us from our dad. We grew up in this house as children during the summer and have all raised our own children here. There is a special feeling about the house, as you will see when you stay here - full of life, love and many laughs and of course we always say good morning to Mr. Moose. We have had some wonderful times here and continue to do so. As a bonus, hearing the loons at night as you sit on the deck is something you will always remember. We know you will love our home as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We all agree that our favorite memories are of family and friends eating lobster dinners on the porch while looking at the beautiful view of the lake!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really love the Lake House; it is one of the best cottages we have stayed in over the years. We also were happy to deal with a family like yours instead of a rental agency. It makes a big difference.

You care about your renters which we could tell right away. We really felt it when we mentioned our displeasure with the beds in the fifth bathroom the first time we stayed here, as the next summer there were comfortable mattresses in that bedroom. I believe that you mentioned that they were new.

We have been coming up for 5 years and love the Lake House.

We are from Whitman, MA.
Aug 2014
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Wolfeboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , In bedroom 5 off of kitchen
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs off of living room under the stairs
  • 1.5+ One full bathroom with a tub/shower combo (a must for little kids) upstairs. One half bath between the kitchen and 5th bedroom and another half bath off of the living room under the stairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) , Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Docking for 2 boats. The first boat goes in the boat slip. This slip can only hold a boat up to 25 ft long. The second boat goes on the left side of the dock and must be a small boat like a whaler. A large and/or heavy boat cannot go in this spot under any circumstances. There is not fire pit and it is illegal for you to make one without a permit. NO FIRE PITS ALLOWED!!! We are strict on the NO SMOKING rule.


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Winnipesaukee Lakefront Home in Winter Harbor
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

Review of Wolfeboro Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at the Lakehouse for the past six years and keep coming back. The house is spacious and adequate for my family. Family members don't want to vacation anywhere else!

Our favorite part of the house is the porch facing the lake. The view is stunning and we enjoy wonderful family dinners on that porch. Everything about the lake is perfect here -- the fishing from the dock, the beach area, and the easy boat access to some of the most beautiful views on Lake Winnipesaukee. We really love this spot.

We're hoping to return again in 2018 for another great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois, USA

Family retreat- 4th of July week on Winter Bay

  • 3 of 5


One of the best locations on lake and incredible lake views. The lake views from most of the bedrooms, the deck and dock are priceless.

The property is well stocked with all the basics (plates, pans, salt/pepper, etc) you will need.

During initial conversations the property manager responsive.


King and one queen mattresses may be originals. They desperately need to be replaced. Family members left with sore backs.

Do not rent during July 4th as neighbors up and down lake and across the street set off fireworks for 4 nights and until after 1:00 am on July 4th...our young children were in tears much of the night.

We left property in immaculate condition but didn't not receive our security deposit back on our credit card for over 30 days. Our inquires regarding any issues with the property or the reimbursement process got a response of read your contract. They can and will hold your rather large security deposit for 30 days regardless of the condition you leave the property in.

Note: The property rental doesn't include towels and sheets. The property manager was unable to provide suggestions for services. There are good local services but you need to find them yourself.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time spent with children and grandchildren at Camp Redruffe for the second year. S'mores every evening around the grand fieldstone fireplace, gathering for meals on the deck overlooking Winter Harbor, kids jumping from the raft, and beautiful sunsets. Something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melvin Village, NH

Macdonald Clan family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great weather, great place to relax and reconnect as a family. We all loved it for the third year. Celebrated a 13 year old's birthday and a high school graduation with cakes and lobsters and clams and all the fixings. So comfortable to all of the family members. Thanks for taking such great care of this old lake house treasure.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

House was awesome! Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently sold our lake house on Winter Harbor in Wolfeboro and we missed the Lake so much we had to return to the area for an early autumn vacation. The charming home reminded us of our former summer home and we felt so comfortable. Our children and grandchildren joined us for the weekend. Despite the weather, we all enjoyed kayaking, taking boat trips around the lake, and even swimming in October! A very special stay that our family will remember fondly.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The Lake House is one of the few original homes in the area and it holds many years of family memories- ours and now yours. We hope you will come again in the future.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Libby Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Wright Museum
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Town Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas Station
Car: recommended

We have a book with pamphlets, brochures and sticky notes with the name and contact information from/for great places in the area. Find a place that we don't have? Put this great new place in our book for other guests!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals in July and August are weekly only with turnover of Saturdays. All other months can be rented nightly or weekly with any turnover day.
We must know how many people (including babies) will be at the house for legal and safety reasons.

Linens and towels can be rented for $225. Must be arranged before final payment is made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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