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Secluded Cozy Cottage - NH Lakes Region

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

This property is located on Sunset Lake in Alton New Hampshire. Sunset Lake is considered to be one of the cleanest most pristine lakes in the region. Imagine waking up in the morning and walking out on the screened in porch having your cup of coffee in the morning 75 feet from the water. Life doesn't get any better!

This cottage offers two bedrooms. One has a double size bed. The other bedroom sleeps four with 2 sets of bunk beds. There is an inside half bathroom. The shower facility is outdoors and is enclosed, part of the rustic charm.

This is a great place for a calm, relaxing get away. There is not the constant boating activity you get at Lake Winnipesaukee, so this is a place where you can get peace and quiet to relax. On a typical summer day the water is generally flat calm in the morning and the evening. There is a fire pit right on the beach to enjoy the view, the ambiance and the starlit sky's. Sunset Lake also offers excellent fishing with a good variety of bass, pickerel, perch and bluegill which you can enjoy on the private dock.

For those familiar with the area this location is unique and considered a gem. It is accessible through an unpaved road, so if you are looking for place to get away from all the activity this is an ideal place. Plus it has everything you need so that you do not need to make continuous trips to town. It is ideal for arriving, unpacking and just enjoying nature for the balance of your visit.

NH M&R License #62497

More Details

Kevin O'Maley
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Kevin O'Maley

This property has been in the family since the 1940's. Currently we have had up to five generations staying here. We thoroughly enjoy it up at the lake and we enjoying sharing it with other families.

Kevin O'Maley purchased this cottage in 1940

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful few days in your cabin at the lake. It provided the perfect refuge w e were looking for. There isn't a thing we would have changed. Next year we will bring our bicycles with us.

Jun 2016
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Alton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is plenty of parking, but please do not park in neighbors driveway
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Secluded Cozy Cottage - NH Lakes Region
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful, very clean & quiet. Well equipped with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a long w/e over Labor Day. This spot is a quintessential lake front cottage. Only improvement needed was the weather, but even with a few cool rainy days the fireplace made it cozy. Also enjoyed the screened porch, fire pit w/ wood, & walks in the woods.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakefront delight

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay at this cozy cabin on Sunset Lake. The property was right on the water, not any beach, but had a dock, and the water was crystal clear. Very clean, with updated kitchen and bath. The outdoor shower wasn't a hassle at all. Nice screened porch made coffee in the morning a delight when looking out onto the lake. Great spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this lovely cottage on Sunset Lake - a very quiet, peaceful alternative to busy, larger lakes. The cottage is clean, convenient, well furnished but simple. The large screened porch is the best spot in the house. Dock and 3 steps down to the water, great for swimming and especially kayaking in the pristine water. Other highlights- lots of loon calls and a great fire pit. The perfect place to completely relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Pleasant Stay in Otober

  • 4 of 5

I stayed with my dog for the whole month of October, using the cabin as a base while I house hunted. The lake is quite beautiful and the people I met were extremely welcoming. The best way to describe the cabin is to think what it would like for a friend or family member to invite you to stay at their lake front property. This is a treat especially since owning a place like this is so expensive in NH. Don't look for a highly commercial resort but rather an opportunity to experience lakeside living in New Hampshire in someone's home.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely and very relaxing stay. The cottage is cozy and comfortable with a lovely screened-in porch overlooking the lake. It was so quiet (we were there early September). I think the only sound we heard were the loons calling. It is about a 15-20 minute ride to a supermarket and any restaurants--not that that is a bad thing, just something to consider. Kevin, the owner, was also great. Checked in to make sure everything was OK and see if there was any information we needed on things to do in the area. He was also very responsive if we had any questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay on a pristine lake!

  • 4 of 5

The best thing about this property was location location location. Overlooking pristine Sunset Lake the water was so clear you could see the bottom. My husband myself and our 40 pound dog Max stayed a week. We spent many hours sitting on the dock enjoying the sun, reading and taking a dip when we got too hot. The screened-in porch that overlooks the lake was the perfect spot for eating each evening, listening to the crickets and watching the light change over the lake. The cottage is rustic with an outdoor shower. It was clean and comfortable. The full size bed was very comfortable and at night it was so quiet and dark we slept wonderfully. We had brought our tandem kayak and enjoyed several tours of the lake enjoying the loons and the friendly people who live around the lake. Nearby we had the opportunity to do some hiking from the more challenging Mount Major to a relaxing walk up Locke Hill. We primarily dealt with Kevin, who was welcoming, friendly and obviously interested that we enjoy our stay. He responded to questions both by phone and by text and got back to us within a short amount of time with any questions we had. We had a good experience and thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $80
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Deposit is nonrefundable. Pet fee is per pet per week.

Check out time is 10 am the morning of departure. Check in time is 3 pm the day of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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