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Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Sun and Ski Retreat, Alton Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our year-round, waterfront house with the protection of a small cove AND beautiful views across Alton Bay. There is 108 feet of private waterfront with a U-shaped dock for two boats (up to 26 feet) with swimming off the end and sandy bottom. The cove provides a perfect area for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, etc. out of the hustle and bustle of the open lake. A beautiful bluestone patio abuts the shore.

The three bedroom home comfortably sleeps ten (one bedroom with two twin trundle beds sleeps four, two bedrooms with a queen bed in each, walkout basement suite with a large couch and mattresses for sleeping. The entire front of the house has an open floor plan with kitchen, dining area, and living room opening to the wrap-around deck and lake. We use the home frequently and pride ourselves in offering a clean and thoughtfully equipped rental. TOWELS AND LINENS are provided for a truly turnkey vacation experience.

Keywords: House, waterfront, dock, patio, deck, luxury

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Brian Caple
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About Brian Caple

We are a very active family and love all there is to do in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. In the summer we enjoy the lovely cove with our beautiful view of Alton Bay. We have a motorboat which we use to explore the islands, shorefront, different towns and restaurants on the lake. We love to water ski, tube, swim, kayak and jump on the water trampoline. In the winter, we are 10 minutes from Gunstock rec area with 51 Trails and over 220 acres to ski. We also like to ice skate and snowmobile.

Why Brian Caple chose Alton Bay

Our house is located on a small, deep cove (approx 10 feet deep). The cove provides sheltered swimming, kayaking, etc from the boating action on the lake, yet you are right on Alton Bay with water access to all Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer. By boat, the town of Alton is 5 minutes south, Wolfeboro is 15 minutes across the lake, Weirs beach is about 30 minutes North, Meredith and Center Harbor are about 40 minutes North. We are 1/2 a mile from Mt Major, a lovely hike with beautiful views of the lake. We are also 15 minutes from Gunstock Resort with year round activities such as skiing/snowboarding, zip lines, aerial rope adventures and Segway tours.

What makes this house unique

The house is luxuriously appointed with lots of exterior deck, dock and patio space so everyone can find a quite spot if they want. When everyone wants to get together, there is plenty of room inside the house, on the deck, patio or dock.


Alton Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The upstairs bathroom has a large tiled shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The lower level bathroom has a traditional shower/tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The lower level has many extra mattress options.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two of the 3 upstairs bedrooms have queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) The third upstairs bedroom has two trundle beds. These beds provide a total of 4 twin size beds in this bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Basement suite has a sofa that can sleep two, additional mattresses are in the storage area and available for use.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Sun and Ski Retreat, Alton Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Manchester, New Hampshire

Best place to stay in Alton Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 booked this beautiful home way back in the winter and we thought all spring and summer about our week at Alton Bay. When it finally arrived we had a great week of weather and the house was incredible. Very roomy and well equipped, the only thing we should have brought were our pillows as the down pillows seemed flat. The multiple decks, ah the decks-I can't say how many hours I sat out there, and 3 kayaks were used everyday even though we rented a 23' pontoon boat for the week, which fit nicely at the dock. We had company several days and the most in the house on one day was 11 and the house as large as it is still never felt cramped or congested. My husband fell in love with the wooden sculpture high up on the living room wall, he wants to know where you got it. We only turned the TV's on 2 nights (one night to watch the Patriots' play :)) and Tuesday the only day it rained a bit. We used the gas grill several evenings to cook and 1 night we even used the gas fire to ward off a chill in the evening air. We played games and 45's every night, we brought our own. All the games in the home seemed like they were missing a piece or a card- it would be nice if guests treated the game area with care.

Mount Major is just 1.5miles up the road and a great hike and incredible views from the top. We went to Shibley's for lunch and Pop's Clam Shell for dinner, both great spots to eat. This is a tremendous house in a tranquil cove. We truly enjoyed this very relaxing week and thank Brian and his family for opening up their doors to their well crafted home.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucks Co, PA

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family, and extended family rented this home in mid-summer. It is definitely not a cottage. The home was lovely and well decorated - the bathrooms felt like you were staying at a 5-star resort. Everything was there for us - from big fluffy towels, board games for the family, life jackets, and it did not lack for anything in the kitchen.

We rented a pontoon boat, and it was extremely easy to park it in this quiet cove. The kids ( and adults) loved the water trampoline and kayaks. The decks overlooking the lake were used from early morning to late at night - they were well protected so when the sun was shining, it was very warm despite the cooler morning temperatures.

Brian was well prepared for guests. Every switch in the house was labeled - no guessing involved and the book of local activities was very helpful. The one cooler day during the week, we headed to Gunstock for activities for the kids. Wish we had made reservations for the zipline - it was booked for hours. Next time!

Hoping to get the family back next year - and we have requests from other family members who want to join us as they saw our pictures and heard our stories!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our house, we have had fantastic tenants over the years and tried to incorporate the feedback we have received. We aim to provide a turnkey experience and make it as easy as possible for our guests to enjoy all the area has to offer.
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Great Vacation Spot for Active Families

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at this lovely property! We are a family of five, but during the second half of the week we had a group of ten, including six older teens and twenty-somethings. The house handled the group extremely well. It is even more spacious than it appears on-line. The kids enjoyed having the lower level to themselves, but there was plenty of room for all on the main level. The house is very clean, nicely decorated, and well-stocked with just about anything and everything one would need...linens/towels, cookware/utensils, spices, games, life jackets, etc. As other reviewers mentioned, the owner was very pleasant to deal with. He stopped by to meet us and offered suggestions such as local activities, places to eat, and good fishing spots.

There is plenty to do here for "kids" of all ages. The aqua jump and kayaks were a hit with our group. There is also hiking nearby, as well as a variety of activities at Gunstock Mountain. We had a boat, so spent a lot of time on the water. The house is located in a peaceful cove, so it's also a great spot for those who just want to sit outside on the deck and relax or read a book. I highly recommend it for families/groups of all ages, and I would definitely consider booking another vacation here!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great location, beautiful, clean, & on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place on Lake Winnepesaukee for a family/friends weekend getaway (5/30/14-6/2/14). There were 10 of us. We settled on this place because the pictures looked great and the reviews were very positive. Even going in to the weekend with high expectations, we were still blown away. The house has a spacious layout, is clean, and you couldn't be closer to the water. There was more than enough room to accommodate all of us comfortably, and all of the amenities (including the Aqua Jump) were there as promised. Working with Brian was a pleasure - he was responsive, fair, and over-accommodating. I would recommend renting this property to anyone. I hope we have an excuse to come back in a few years - I wouldn't look anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport, RI

Weekend Warriors

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property in Alton Bay as part of a weekend trip to compete in the Warrior Dash mud run/obstacle course event at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford. The house was under 15 minutes from Gunstock, which was a huge selling point for us. Our group included 10 people total, 7 "Warriors" and 3 spectators. The house and location were beautiful and the owner Brian was great. He spoke with me upon my group's arival and explained everything I needed to know for our stay. He truely wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay, which we all certainly did. Everything included in the listing was accurate and the property was wonderfully maintained.

The house included everything we needed and more. The house is actually better than it appears in the pictures. There was plenty of space in the common areas for the group to hang out and having the lake at the doorstep was a huge bonus. Upon return from Gunstock, covered in mud, we were able to just hop in the lake... no further clean-up required! The weather was great for mid-September and we were also able to get use out of the kayaks and water trampoline.

Although we did not venture from the house much other than for the race, there is a Hannaford market within a short drive. There were also a few restaurants and boat rental locations just down the road. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone considering a stay on Lake Winnipesaukee any time of year!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brandon, Thanks for the kind words and I am glad you had a good time at the house and enjoyed the activities at Gunstock! The pictures on Gunstocks website look like fun and I see lots of mud. I am impressed you did not leave a drop of mud in the house! Thanks again, you and your family are welcome anytime. Brian
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Long island< new york

lakeside dream

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our two children (12 and 9) and my parents just returned from the most perfect week. This house is a diamond. I couldn't have asked for more. The home is beautiful, well appointed and so clean. Everything you need is there( cabinet full of games, dvd's, iron, life jackets etc) The cove is the perfect setting for relaxing and swimming. You can not tell from the pictures but there are steps into the lake. It is sandy by the steps with a few rocks, so it is easy to get in and out(it is not mucky and weedy). The water is deep by the water trampoline so I didn't have to worry about injuries. The kayaks were great. We were up every morning kayaking. Around the corner is Gilmans, where we rented paddel boards for the kids to try (only $70 for a 24 hour period). The cove was a wonderful safe place for them to get started. We also rented a wave runner and boat. I highly suggest making reservations on boats and wave runners a week before at least. We didn't feel safe biking on rt 11 but there is a bike trail nearby in Laconia. Also a great hiking trail five minutes down the road. I highly recommend Gunstock. It has a great zipline and rope course for kids and adults. I would also recommend the drive to Castle in the Clouds. It takes about 45 minutes but is well worth the trip. There is a cafe to have lunch with an amazing view of the lake(closes 4pm) on Thursdays they are open late for a jazz evening.

Brian was great during the whole process of renting this house. He was patient and so helpful with all my questions. I will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you great comments and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. As you indicated there is just so much to do in and around the lake, we are still having new experiences after 8 years! We look forward to seeing you next year!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Laconia Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Weirs Beach scenic train ride
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sandy Point Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Gunstock Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Alton Town Beach
Car: necessary

Ice Fishing, Snow Tubing, Skate Park, Ten Minutes from Gunstock Recreation Area, Offering Abundant Summer and Winter Activities


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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