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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

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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Margaret Thickstun
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017


Alton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The shower stall was installed in 2013. It has grab bars.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking


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Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Cottage - Best View on Lake - Limited Availability
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Rye, NH

Spectacular waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at the Nobel Cottage! It is a charming, spacious, unpretentious retreat owned by their family for generations. It felt just like the summer cottages I enjoyed as a child in Maine. Since it is still predominately a family compound, there were many shared items, like spices and linens. Family portraits and children's artwork sweetly show the cabin's history. The waterfront has a very private and safe access to the lake and the immediate neighbors were very friendly. Sunsets are spectacular. I hope this is the first visit of many to come.

Lisa L Lombard

Rye, NH

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Roxbury,MA

Best View on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and not full of stuff. Furniture appropriate for setting. Amenities in home complete. Loved that there were bedrooms and bathrooms on both sides of the house. Accommodates those who like to stay up late and those that do not. Loved the rustic home feel. The dock was a great size. Able to spread out with all the water toys. Also, liked the walk down to the water. Appreciate the railing down to the water and up to the driveway for the those in need. Would love for the half bath to be a full bath. The view, sunset, spectacular. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $350

* 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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.