Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Cottage - Best View on Lake - Limited Availability

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Last updated: 09/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Step back in time in this all-original lake-house from a bygone era. Many original features including pine paneling and Art Deco couch. Originally built in 1951 by Rev Charles C. Noble, who had been affiliated with nearby Camp Kehonka. We've always used the property for ourselves, so it comes fully furnished and filled with family memorabilia. We're now offering for rent on a limited basis for the first time. Most of the weeks on the calendar are still taken by the extended family, but we are renting late June & early September weeks: the 'shoulder' season. The house is uninsulated, but does have a fireplace to provide heat.

The cottage rents Sat to Sat. Price: $2500/week shoulder season

At 2-3/4 acres, the property is about half-again larger than the average lakefront property on Lake Winnipesaukee. The sloping property is still in its original wooded state with large pines throughout, although some trees have been thinned in front of the cottage to aid the view. The property is on a private road, with a long winding driveway down to the house, so there is no road noise whatsoever. The parking area is part-way down the hill, away from the house.

The houses on Chestnut Cove are well-spaced, so there is relatively little boat traffic. The large dock area has with shade pergola, for ample seating, and can accommodate a 22’ boat. Included are open kayaks and a canoe, with paddles and some lifejackets. Both Parker and Gillan Marine in nearby Alton Bay have power boats for rent.

We’re located about 8 miles (15 min) from downtown Wolfeboro with its many fine restaurants and shops. Travel about 6 miles (12 minutes) the other direction and you’re in Alton Bay.

The property looks out across the large open expanse on the lake called 'The Broads' between the southern end of the lake and Rattlesnake Island, so the views and sunsets are gorgeous. Cooling breezes normally flow down the lake and right up our property.

While the size of the cottage is modest, the layout with bedrooms on either end of the house provides a fair amount of sleeping capacity. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 with double or queen beds, one with two twins, and a small room with one twin bed. The main house (with master bedroom and room with twin beds) is separated from the other bedrooms by a screened in porch, so two families could share with privacy. Three bedrooms face the lake. All the bedrooms are compact, as it’s assumed vacationers will spend their time in the living room/porch areas or down by the waterfront.

The kitchen is in a small alcove but does have a compact island facing the living room with high-stool seating for 4. This is an all-original period cottage with rustic pine cabinets: no granite countertops, no dishwasher. Just off the kitchen is a large screened porch area with rustic dining table that seats about 10, so it’s not a long walk to serve meals. There's a bathroom on either end of the house, one with a new shower, the other with only a toilet and sink.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 30 years or older. Exceptions made for families on a case-by-case basis. This is a quiet lake cottage in a secluded area....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Property is hilly with paths over uneven surfaces unsuitable for wheelchair access...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • The shower stall was installed in 2013. It has grab bars.


  • Books:

    There are books, including books for children of all ages....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are toys appropriate for toddlers....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking


  • Dining:

    Rustic Table with Family-style bench-seating on the Porch adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Fireplace:

    one fireplace in the living room. Full woodpile behind the house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Property has Wi-Fi with great range. Sit on the dock and check your email....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    For a washing fee....moreless

  • Living Room:

    It's a main room facing the lake, a fireplace on the opposite wall, the kitchen alcove tucked to one side of the fireplace and a hall/bathroom tucked on the other side....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Phone is available to receive calls and call locally....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For a washing fee....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker, a small French press, and a funnel with filters if you want to pour your own drip coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    full complement of dishes and silverware...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is an alcove or galley. Very efficient for one person. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    on the small side. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to use spices and staples, such as flour and sugar. Our family practice is to replace such items as w use them up....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator is slightly smaller than newer versions most people may be used to. Considered 'apartment' sized. It is, however, brand-new: purchased in June 2015....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks 1 Canoe Misc life preservers. If bringing children, please bring ones appropriately sized....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High summer
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning deposit $175
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Linens/towels (optional) $100
  • Taxes Not included


* Pet fee is an optional charge selected if a pet is being brought. Otherwise it is not charged

* This is a "smoking free" house. No smoking allowed in or around the house. Guests are asked to smoke either in the parking area or down at the Dock. If any smoking smell is detected in the house after the visit, the Damage Deposit is fully lost and will be used for cleaning

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/10/2016
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  • View out the living room window at dusk

    View out the living room window at dusk

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Cottage - Best View on Lake - Limited Availability

Alton, NH, USA #594428

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