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Lake Front Lake Winnipesaukee with Boat Dock, Alton Bay, Nh

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps 7)


LAKE FRONT Vacation Rental

Family Vacation Time!

Spacious Three Bedroom House, Wrap around screen Porch,
Gas grill & picnic table outside.

Fully equipped Kitchen with side by side refrigerator.

Outstanding views up and down the Bay!

Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton Bay, NH
Sandy Waterfront, Private Boat Dock

Swim Raft, Sandy Bottom Swim area, Fishing, Boating, Hiking etc.

Race Fans Welcome (Easy Loudon Access)

DiPace’s “Dock of the Bay”

Dock of the Bay
19 Litch Lane, Alton Bay NH 03810

Guide to the Area

General Info:
There is a Hannaford's grocery store 2 miles from the house. There are also 2 Walmart Superstores (Rochester and Gilford) and a Market Basket (Rochester) within 10-12 miles. Don't load your car down with a weeks worth of food. Get enough for the first day and visit the store on Sunday.
Alton Bay has a few number of good restaurants:
Sandy Point, 1/2 mile away, has always been known for Lobsters and Prime Ribs, but it is under new owners?
Dockside in Alton Bay is old time décor, but the food is good.
Pops Clam Shell is a must to fill that great fried seafood urge.
JP China has a great Pu-Pu Platter for two.
Shibley's is a little pricey, but people love their blue cheese burger.
Johnson’s Seafood & Steak on rte 11, 3 miles east of alton is a great family restaraunt and is reasonably priced. They can handle a larger crowd with a big variety of dishes. Their sundaes are a two meal quest.
Three miles west of us on rte 11, is Mt. Major with a pleasant 45 minute hike up for a spectacular view of the Lake.

Outside of Alton there is:
Meredith: Harts Turkey Farm is a destination by itself. A must do Family Turkey place.
Down the street is Kellerhaus Ice Cream buffet. Homemade ice cream, in large quantities, at a reasonable price. Wednesday is dollar a scoop cone day, everyday is make your own Sundae.
Also in Meredith and reachable by boat are two great places, Guiseppie's Pizzeria & Ristorante and Town Docks. Outside dining at Guiseppie's with the waterfall misting you on a hot day brings the food to life. “Town Docks” has the best” Lobster Roll” in the area (they are the benchmark that we still compare all others to).
Gilford: right on rte 3 in Gilford and reachable by boat is Ames Farm Inn. You can't beat their breakfasts! A must do early in the week so that you have time to repeat! Sawyers Dairy Bar in Gilford is a great diner and ice cream stop. Gilford also boasts Gunstock Mountain for its new Aerial Tree Top Adventure and Zip Tour. They also offer Chairlift rides and Segway tours. There are also a number of great golf courses, Pheasant Ridge & Lakeview to name a few..

Wolfeboro has the shops and is a strollers charm. It is the easiest destination from Alton Bay by boat. The Upper Deck restaraunt is a great place to view the boating scene and eat. The food is more then passable, but the atmosphere makes it worth it. It should be tried. The ”Spice Squares” at the Yum Yum Shop are worth the trip and are a favorite of ours. Browns Gift Shop is always a great destination. Reachable by boat, you can get some groceries right next to the town docks.

Meredith is also a great place to stroll around. The Mill has plenty to see in their three floors of indoor stores. The Town boasts Antique shops, Book stores, Candy stores etc..
Weirs Beach can be fun for a few hours just to see a bit of Americana. You can get drawn into the pinball games and old time charm. The "Drive in Movie" is a great take on a good night. Bring some lawn chairs, a blanket and picnic basket and sit outside the car.
Alton Bay has a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. The town dock has a lifeguard and kids love to mingle and jump from the dock. Mini Golf at Jay's is always a hit with the kids. Their ice creams are a good bang for the buck. There is no shortage of ice cream stores in the bay. On Saturday nights there is always a group playing at the bandstand. Locals and tourists bring lawn chairs and enjoy listening and dancing.


Five towns have large public docks for boaters with many surrounding amenities. Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, Meredith, Center Harbor and Weirs Beach. The areas in the southern portion of the Lake, in general, have less boating hazards then the northern areas. In the northern part a good co-pilot reading the chart and markers is invaluable.
The sandbar in West Alton fills up quickly and is a boating favorite among the Marina crowd with no beach of their own.
We love to picnic at Ragged Island. Head due north at the western end of Rattlesnake Island and you will cross “The Broads” and find the 4 docks on the southern side of Ragged Island. This is a hidden jewel on the Lake. It is not advised to boat into the northern side of the Island unless you have a great spotter on the bow. Leaving Ragged and heading north you can ventures through “Hole in the Wall”, to Nineteen Mile Bay in Tuftonboro. They have a small town Dock with a great Ice Cream Store across the street.
Hugging the shoreline in smaller boats is advisable on the weekends. It is a different lake from Sunday night to Friday. The big boats are gone and the Lake is less congested and calmer. We always enjoy a ride through the Varney Islands. It is always fun to see the sunset from the mouth of Alton Bay (Little Mark Island marks the entrance to the bay) with some cheese and crackers (a little wine helps also).
Gas pumps are available in Wolfeboro, Meredith, Weirs Beach, Smith Cove etc. We find Minge Cove and Robert’s Cove are the closest and have good prices.
Weirs, Meredith and Wolfeboro are favorite destinations.
Boating Tips: Always bring a phone! You never know when you'll need assistance. Sea Tow and Boat US are available in the Lake.
Get your bearings for north and south before you start out. The bay heads north as you exit it. The markers can more easily be remembered by Red (Hot)= South/West, Black (Cold) = North/East. Even with that it is difficult to distinguish mid channel markers from regular buoys. If you get lost, check for a numbered marker and get your bearing from that. The old fall back method is to stop and wait for a boat to pass, then follow them if they make it without problems. .
Day trips:

Kancamagus Hwy- heading east on rte 125 and then north on rte 16 you will turn right onto the Kancamagus Hwy (aka rte 112). Stopping at the Lower Basin (about 7 miles in) it is a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch atop boulders in the stream. Moving on you should stop at The Gorge(depicted above) and then Sabbaday Falls. The town of Lincoln is a great place to grab Dinner or an Ice Cream Cone. If you head south on rte 3 & 93 you will pass Harts Turkey Farm restaurant at exit 23. This trip will take 5 or 6 hours if you linger at the Lower Basin.
The Fish Hatchery in New Durham is a great place for kids of all ages. It has many different pools with trout, bass etc grouped by age.
Hiking at Mt. Major is a great way to get a panoramic view of Lake Winnipesaukee. It is less then an hour to the top and is rated as a light to moderate climb. You can park on rte 11 west about 3 miles from the house.
Gunstock Mountain Tree Top Adventure and Zip Line Tour has a great reputation for a challenge to all ages.
There are so many activities you will have to read up on places like Storyland, Santa’s Village, The Flume, Lost River, Mt. Washington Cog Railway etc. Etc.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be adult supervision...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our swim area is very family friendly!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are a non smoking Property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Den


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 twins or can be combined as a King...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • King size beds (1) or 2 twins, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1).

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Your own private dock and boat slip.


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV, 3 TV's with dvd players in each....moreless


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    LAKE FRONT property with 125 feet of water frontage. Crystal clear with a sugar sand bottom! ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    LAKE FRONT property with 125 feet of water frontage. Crystal clear with a sugar sand bottom! ...moreless

  • Village:

    Charming well maintained vintage buildings. Restful and engaging. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Living Room:

    With large flat screen tv attached to wall. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for 1 trailer and 1 Boat, Maximum 22 feet RV's are restricted from property....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI included...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Only during the winter....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring your ground coffee we supply filters. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full and complete assortment...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Microwave, Coffee Pot, Stove, Side by Side Fridge, Toaster Oven, Pots, Pans etc....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Both a deck overlooking the Bay and a patio of your own...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many excellent courses nearby. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have 2 canoes and 2 kayaks available. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

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  • Tax Rate 9%

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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  • Mt Major

    "A great hiking adventure fir all ages. An awesome view of Lake Winnipesaukee from the summ..."

  • Johnson Seafood & Steak

    "A great family friendly place with an outstanding ice cream shop attached. Handles any size..."

  • Alton Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy

    "2 miles away. Has all of your families grocery needs. Also stocks wine and cold beer. "

  • Fish Hatchery

    "An excellent trip for families. A display of fish of all sizes from minnows to 3 to 4' rain..."

  • Dunkin Donuts

  • Sandy Point Restaurant -- CLOSED

    "Great lobster and prime rib. "

  • Ames Farm Inn

    "Great breakfasts! "

  • Fiddlehead Farms Market Place

    "Excellent selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Will prepare your lobsters by the pound. "

  • Dockside

    "Great seafood and friendly service. "

  • Kellerhaus

    "Best ice cream in the lakes region. Make your own sundaes! A real treat. Wednesday is $1 ..."

  • Gunstock Mountain

    "Many outdoor adventures. Treetop climbing, zip lines, challenging courses for all ages. Se..."

  • Precious gardens farm stand

    "Provides fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices. Eggs are fresh from their laying ..."

  • Amilyne's Corner Market -- CLOSED

    "A great longstanding market with excellent ready made subs, sandwiches and roll ups! Can't..."

  • Amilyne's Corner Market

    "Great sandwich / sub / Rollup market. Call ahead for easy pickup. Take an easy picnic out..."

  • Pheasant Ridge Country Club

    "Great local Golf Course. Start your day off on the best course around. "

  • Bolduc Park Par Three Golf

    "A great par 3 Golf Course. Great for all ages and abilities. Teach the kids how to Golf i..."

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Laconia / Gilford airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
JP China
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pheasant Ridge
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 11
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
JP China / Dockside / Sandy Point
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gunstock Ski Area

Car: Recommended

In the center of the Lakes Region of NH! Lake Front on Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest Lake on the East Coast. Crystal clear water fed from Mountain streams and Brooks. The definition of relaxation is here. Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Tubing, rafting, Boating, Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba etc. etc. enjoy it all. A manager is onsite, but separate, to insure your stay is pleasant and help with any questions regarding activities and restaurants.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1983

About: Couple with years of experience in the Lakes Region of NH. Boston College graduate with a technical background enjoys meeting new people and welcoming them to the Lakes Region of NH! Our family has over 35 years of experience in this area and has a great respect and appreciation for the natural beauty and wildlife! We can head you in the right direction to fulfill your vacation dreams.

Why Alton Bay, Alton, NH, USA:
We have a unique swim area of white sugary sand and gradual slope water front to allow you to get wet at your own pace. A natural brook abuts us and brings fresh mountain water every day! We are in the Quiet area of the Lake with local Ice Cream stands and plenty of restaurants and mini golf places. Saturday night local concerts, happenings and periodic Craft Fairs are abundant. Family friendly with 2 Kayaks and a canoe available for use. We pride our self on being a smoke free property.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have a place for your boat as well! Bring all the toys and enjoy it all at the waters edge.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Chimney on wrap around screen porch

    Chimney on wrap around screen porch

  • Living room 2

    Living room 2

  • Bedroom 3, Double

    Bedroom 3, Double

  • Winnipesaukee Belle going by on a cruise

    Winnipesaukee Belle going by on a cruise

  • Craft Fair at the Bay

    Craft Fair at the Bay

  • MS Mt. Washington going by the dock!

    MS Mt. Washington going by the dock!

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bedroom 2, King or 2 twins.

    Bedroom 2, King or 2 twins.

  • Eat in Kitchen

    Eat in Kitchen

  • Planes landing on the ice in February

    Planes landing on the ice in February

  • Alton Bay Gazebo

    Alton Bay Gazebo

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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