About the property
- House2468 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Custom built, 2003, luxury Home features two levels of living without compromise
Please ask yourself: "Should I chose to have my family stay at a small, older type, cottage located on a postage stamp size lot or should I provide them with the opportunity to experience a real vacation at a beautiful, 2003 custom built, luxury, 8 room, well appointed year round home on a .62 acre waterfront lot with 2 large docks. If your answer is yes to the latter, then we suggest that you reserve your stay as soon as possible.
Our Home is located on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Linen is provided when requested.
Swimming, boating, tubing, water skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving, sailing and fishing are just a few of the activities available in the Lakes Region. The town has a recreation center with tennis courts, and a ball field.
Swimming from our dock or wading in is possible. (See photo of swim raft that is inclu8ded. Swim tubes are also included. Some of the many other activities are table air hockey, DVD, Wii, Wi-Fi, board games and videos.
Children enjoy catching fish from the dock, paddling our two kayaks and floating on our swim tubes.
Alton Bay has craft fairs.
Hiking up Mount Major and taking family pictures with the lake in the background is very popular.
The cruise ship M/S Mount Washington leaves from Alton Bay on Sundays and on Thursdays. Brunch on board is an available option. l
Eating at restaurants where you can enjoy your favorite foods locally is possible.
The kitchen is well equipped with dishes, cooking utensils, glasses and containers.
One full bathroom is conveniently located between the master suite and the second bedroom and these are separated for additional privacy from the main living area by a pocket door.
Another full bathroom with a walk in shower is centrally available off of the kitchen.
The third full bathroom is located on the lower level.
There is a slider off of the dining area leading to an open deck overlooking the lake.
The main level kitchen features views, granite counter tops and birch cabinets.
The large center island food preparation/breakfast bar adds seating capacity.
Your family will appreciate dining while seated at a beautiful oak dining table when they experience the added pleasure of a western exposure, a panoramic waterfront view of the southern end of Alton Bay, the eastern slope of Alton Mountain and gorgeous sunsets.
The front-to-back living room with its field stone fireplace and wall to wall waterfront windows is a great place for the family to get together and share the moment.
The patio overlooking the lakefront is a great place to lounge and see what is happening on the water.
The granite counter tops, high ceilings and Andersen windows attest to the homes highest standards.
The tile flooring creates a dramatic look in the entrance foyer that opens to an expansive hardwood floored living room. Relax near the stone fireplace while viewing the watercraft activity through large waterfront windows.
The dining area, kitchen and breakfast area create a bright atmosphere.
The first floor master bedroom suite is a private retreat.
We love families. Children are always welcome.
Sleeps 8 maximum. Queen size bed in bedroom # 1. Double bed in bedroom # 3. Bunk bed in bedroom # 2 and a twin bed, also in bedroom # 2. Bedroom # 4 (located on the lower level) has the same sleeping arrangement as bedroom # 2.
Our open concept, waterfront, luxury home on Lake Winnipesaukee features a gas fireplace, a spacious kitchen and a dining area, all on the main level.
Our crib dock can accommodate up to a 24 foot boat including a 24 foot pontoon boat. Ask and we will provide you with the names of marinas located on the lake where you can rent a boat. Also, we can provide you with the contact for information on how to obtain a marine operators license online if you need one..
There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with 2 refrigerators, a washer and dryer area, a living room with a fieldstone fireplace and a dining area on the main level.
There is also a living room, a dining room, a refrigerator and a bedroom on the walkout lower level. Note: There is no kitchen in the lower level living area.
There are ceiling fans in all of the main level rooms including the bedrooms.
There are lake and mountain views from every room.
The owner's boat which is stored on one slip of the two 8 feet wide by 32 feet long docks is used only when the home is not rented. This power boat is not included with the rental.
Bathers can use swim ladder, jump off of the dock or wade in.
Our waterfront lake bottom is sandy and has a gradual slope. Toddlers enjoy playing in the small sandy area between our two docks.
Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or dinner from the deck or patio. Watch the magnificent sunset reflect on the lake as it slowly disappears behind Saddleback Mountain and Mount Major.
Enjoy a game of driveway basketball, yard badminton or horseshoes.
Thank you for considering staying in our lake home. We appreciate the opportunity to make our lake home available for you and your family and we look forward to answering your questions.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Original owner. This custom built, year-round home was built in 2003. Linen is provided upon request. Our children and grandchildren enjoy spending their summer vacations here every summer. We hope that you and your children will enjoy it as much as our family enjoys it. Our Home is located on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Our State of New Hampshire Meals and Rooms Tax license number is 058700. .
Maurice purchased this House in 2003
Why Maurice chose Alton Bay
Why this property? Location - Location - Location. The days spent at our vacation home will leave you with a feeling of having enjoyed a rare time in your life on the shores of a remarkable lake with memories that you will cherish forever. Waterfront property on Lake Winnipesaukee similar to ours is nearly impossible to find. This property was acquired in 1945 by our family, when this part of the lake was first subdivided, and has remained in the family ever since. Our location offers easy commute, by boat or by car, to restaurants and major attractions. This magnificent waterfront has everything you need to help you get away from it all and relax. our Home is located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Note: In 2016, due to popular demand we included the addition of the lower level that features a living room, a dining room with a refrigerator, a bed room that sleeps 4 and a full bath. Everyone loves the incredible mountain and lake view and sliders leading to a large family oriented patio that this lower level has to offer. Note: The lower level does not have a kitchen. Linen is provided upon request. We have had guest that love the lake and our beautiful lake home so much during their initial stay that they returned again the following year.
What makes this House unique
The home, the lot and the location all contribute to making this rental an ideal family vacation rental. Older, well behaved, children love hanging out on the lower walkout level facing the waterfront. The bedroom has a twin bed and a bunk bed. Our lake home is a single family home. It is not a condo. You will be the only occupants of this property during your stay. Waterfront owned means you have the private use of the property whenever you want to and your children will not have to cross a road to get to the water and you will not have to share the dock. Located in Alton means that you are always within a short travel distance to Major Tourist Attractions. Our home is located on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. It is centrally located in the lakes region and accessible to all of the popular tourist destinations. Alton Bay is on the southern end of the lake. From our home you can drive 30 minutes west and arrive at Weirs Beach and Funspot in Laconia or drive 1 hour and 15 minutes north and arrive in the White Mountains where you can shop in North Conway and tour the many mountainside attractions. Hampton Beach, Water Country and the Kittery Trading Post are easterly approximately 1 hour away. While Boston Massachusetts is 1 hour and 45 minutes south. Ellacoya State Park 11.72 miles away 19 minute located in Gilford is the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. Wolfeboro is only a few minutes away by boat or by automobile. Gunstock Mountain Ski area is 12.33 miles away, a 20 minute scenic drive to the the biggest zip tour in New England. Grocery shopping is only a couple of miles away from our lake home to Alton's Hannaford Supermarket.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We really enjoyed our stay!
From the moment we sent our first inquiry, Maurice was very quick to reply and helpful in answering our questions. Everything was as expected when we arrived and we were very pleased with the layout of the home and proximity to the lake. Having both floors available for use was helpful for our large family. There were many indoor games and activities that our kids loved, but the dock and other water activities were the highlight for everyone. There is a little shallow sandy area for small kids to play in. The aquaglide was fun for all ages. There were tubes, beach chairs, sand toys, kayaks and other fun things for our family to use. There are two outdoor tables with chairs for people to sit and enjoy the view. There was plenty of space inside for us to spread out. It was peaceful and quiet. We absolutely loved the location, the home, the grounds and being on the lake. We would definitely recommend this home to others! The only thing we would have done differently is to realize sooner that towels and linens are not provided. Many of us were flying to get to this home and hadn't factored that in to the packing.
Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure having you stay at our lake home.
We hope that you will return on your anniversary. When our guests make a request we deliver.
Towels and linens are now provided for all of our guests.
Packing for long distance travelers is no longer a problem. In fact, in September 2016, we had guests stay at our lake home who traveled all the way from China.
Regarding our stay at your lovely house.
We had a fantastic week, it was everything we anticipated and more, the house itself was great.
There was enough room for all of us, our teenagers loved the game room downstairs, and our 9 year old grandson was thrilled to play on "the beach".
The teenagers and grownups had fun with the kayaks and floating dock, they were either in the water or on it.
We liked the fact that the house was located near so many attractions and places to shop.
Our stay was most pleasurable, we appreciated your concern for our comfort and your personal interactions.
We would most certainly recommend vacationing at your rent home.
Your review confirms that we made the right decision in choosing your family to stay at our lake home.
The best compliment that we can receive is knowing that everyone in your rental party enjoyed themselves. Thank you again. We enjoyed having you.
2015 Family Vacation
This was a very nice, relaxing, peaceful vacation. The owner was EXTREMELY quick to respond to all of our correspondence. The owner was more than accommodating to ensure all of our needs were met. Everyone had a great time, using the owner provided kayaks, tubes and other inflatables. The house had spectacular views and it was lovely waking up each morning and enjoying a cup of coffee while watching early morning boaters and jet skiers. It was a slow-paced week, away from the hustle and bustle of nearby tourist towns, though we did take advantage of driving to neighboring towns. My only suggestion would be putting a queen bed in the second bedroom and better lighting in the bedrooms.
A well-appointed house in a lovely setting
Our family enjoyed our visit. The owners were lovely and accommodating and did everything they could to enhance our stay. This house has every convenience you need for a comfortable vacation. The views of the lake are gorgeous. While the lake traffic was heavy on the weekend, it was very peaceful during the week and our children spent most of the week in the water. The house is proximate to many attractions and we took advantage of many of these including restaurants, pubs, arcades, shopping, cycling, golf, hiking, and movie theaters. We would recommend this house and would love to return!
Thank you for the wonderful review. We all enjoyed welcoming your family on your arrival and we are thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed their vacation during their stay in our home. Your review describes an experience that we hope to provide for all of our guests. Thank you for recommending our home and we would love to have you return.
Linen is available upon request.
Attractions and Activities include Arts and Crafts sales. We are centrally located in the lakes region and accessible to all of the popular tourist destinations. From our lake home you can drive 17 miles, 30 minute scenic drive and arrive at Weirs Beach and Funspot in Laconia or drive 1 hour and 15 minutes north and arrive in the White Mountains where you can shop in North Conway and tour the many countryside attractions. Hampton Beach, Water Country and the Kittery Trading Post are easterly approximately 1 hour away.
Boston Mass. is 1 hour and 45 minutes south. Ellacoya State Park 11.72 miles away 19 minutes is located in Gilford on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Manchester-Boston Airport is only 54 miles away. Ground transportation is available in Alton.
Gunstock Mountain Ski area is 12.33 miles away, a 20 minute drive and has the biggest zip tour in New England and a roller coaster. It is only a couple of miles drive to the Alton Hannaford grocery store and pharmacy, Dunkin Donuts, Macdonald's, Banks, playgrounds, public beaches, gas stations and churches.
Our lake home is only 9.5 miles from Wolfeboro, NH.
Some of the Lake Winnipesaukee lakefront towns accessible by boat from our lake home are Gilford, Laconia, Moultonborough, Meredith, Center Harbor, Tuftonborough and Wolfeboro. Winnipesaukee is pronounced /ˌwɪnɪpəˈsɔːki/
It is the largest lake in the state of NH. It is approx. 21 miles (34 km) long (northwest-southeast) and from 1 to 9 miles (1.6 to 14.5 km) wide (northeast-southwest), covering 69 square miles (179 km2)—71 square miles (184 km2) when Paugus Bay is included —with a maximum depth of 212 feet (65 m). The lake contains at least 253 islands, half of which are less than a quarter-acre in size, and it is indented by several peninsulas, yielding a total shoreline of approximately 288 miles (463 km). The driving distance around the lake is 63 miles (101 km). It is 504 feet (154 m) above sea level. Lake Winnipesaukee is the third-largest lake in New England. Outflow is regulated by the Lakeport Dam, in Lakeport, New Hampshire, which also has seasonal kayak whitewater runs on the Winnipesaukee River. "How to find us on Google Maps: Use the link: https://maps.google.com. In the block that says Search Google Maps type in: 10 Donald Drive, Alton Bay then click on the magnifying glass to get the map. Directions: When you arrive at the bridge in Alton Bay, look for the Intersection of Route 11 and Eastside Drive (Also known as Route 28A) take Eastside Drive and drive approximately 1.4 Miles.) Note: Now your GPS might tell you to incorrectly take a left turn onto Shields Way. Disregard this GPS message. Wait until you see our brown garage on the left with an eagle on the front - Take your next Left onto Donald Drive, the (Donald Drive) private way street sign will be on your left. Note: After leaving the highway, do not turn right onto Notla Lane Instead continue on Donald Drive by taking an immediate 90 degree left turn and drive down the hill to the end of the paved road. Your destination will be on your right. The number 10 is on the side of the garage. Our 10 Donald Drive lake home is a Gray, Waterfront, Contemporary. If you need additional driving directions please call Maurice who will be happy to assist you.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Thank you for considering our lake home and we look forward to answering your questions. We require our guests to make 2 separate payments. The initial payment of 50% includes a HomeAway's $ service fee and a $59.00 Property Damage Protection Policy. Your week will be held for you as a tentative reservation pending that you make the total initial payment, mentioned above. The due date for the initial payment is within 6 working days after you receive a Payment Request and at which time you will receive a confirmation that your week is reserved. If you don’t make the total initial payment within that time frame, your tentative reservation will be discontinued and your week will be made available to other potential renters. Payment #2 is the remaining 50%. balance which is due 65 days before your arrival date If your arrival date is less than 65 days when we send you our Payment Request, the due dates for Payments #1 and 2 will be adjusted accordingly. Note: credit card payments are made directly to HomeAway. The $59 for the Property Damage Protection policy is paid directly by you to the Property Damage Protection Company (VRBO HA identification number will be provided). Mail in payments are mailed to the owner (Owner name and mail-in address will be provided).