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Classic, old fashioned waterfront camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1800's Fishing Camp has charm, views, and quiet serenity.

Classic NH summer camp built in the 1800' by room by room. The camp land was bought in 1807 when Thomas Jefferson was in his second term of office. The rustic design is modest, comfortable, and sits on one of the most beautiful, serene spots on all of Lake Winnipesaukee.

*Bike Week; Last 2 weeks in June; all of July/August: 1 week minimum.

A full week is

Arrival: 3pm Saturday

Departure: 11am on the next Saturday

*Otherwise, 2 night minimum.

Camp Rules:

*Renter must leave camp as clean as they found it!...or cleaner!

*Renter supplies sheets (2 twin beds, 2 full beds, 2 built-in narrow cots), pillow cases, and towels (or brings sleeping bags).

*9.0% NH Rental tax is already included in quoted rental prices.

*$400 Security Deposit required on all rentals.

*Camp has a Franklin wood stove (there is no central heat)

*No Smoking

*Pets—yes...maybe...but let's talk first and discuss arrangements.

Microwave, Stove, Refrigerator, Toaster, Gas BBQ grill, Kitchen pots, plates, silverware, ...are all available at camp.

More Details

Harry Sleeper
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alton Bay in West Alton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rustic
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , small sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , twin sinks
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1st floor half bathroom off the kitchen has a toilet and small sink. 2nd floor half bathroom is inside the back bedroom; it has a toilet, with a twin sink in the actual room. 3rd bathroom is out the kitchen door, down the stairs, and into the basement 'shower and tool room'. Newly built, tile shower with great hot water and pressure. It's a nice shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2st floor, lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2st floor, back room
  • 1st floor bedroom has 2 twin beds, can be placed together to form a 'king' bed. 2nd floor lake view bedroom has a full bed, and two built-in bench beds (adult sized, but thin; mattress is futon with foam inner cushion--very comfortable). Kids are perfect for the built-in bench beds. 2nd floor back bedroom has 1 full bed and a small 1/2 bathroom. Camp sleeps 6.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Heating is with a wood stove only (a classic Franklin Stove). Wood is supplied, both kindling and split logs. No central heating.


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Classic, old fashioned waterfront camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Boston, MA

Exactly what we wanted, Privacy right on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

The listing is accurate, but really does not describe the level of privacy and beauty of the cottages location. I couldn't have asked for a better location on the lake. The waterfront porch is perfect in its simplicity with wooden adirondack chairs and nothing but view. Upstairs bedroom also boasts the same amazing view and you don't even have to strain your head when in bed to see. Upstairs is fairly updated but still containing its old world charm. Downstairs bedroom/kitchen/living/eating area is old and simple, but very functional. Honestly I loved it. While we do love to have a grand kitchen at times, this is an original cottage and we knew that going it.

Large porch and table on back of house. We actually used for a few of our big dinners. Cottage is surrounded by tall pines and has a very wooded feeling. While staying here, we saw some deer, heard the loons almost every night, and caught a lot of fish! Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

To say that the pictures don't do this place justice is an understatement, and these are really good pictures. It's hard to describe how perfect the camp is, I's secluded, it's gorgeous, it's perfect. A group of my friends came up for the long weekend, and we are looking forward to a time when we can go back either together or with our respective families. The house it's self is comfortable, clean and has a feeling of home. This is a place that is cared for deeply by the owner, it is a family's escape, there are small notions around the house that speak to you of generations past. this place is loved. The grounds are lovely, and yes it is as close to the water as it looks. You are close enough to the Weirs beach are that it feels right around the corner but still far enough that you don't feel the busyness of a tourist community. We took day trips to the funspot arcade, we climbed Mt. Major (which you should do, the view is amazing). We swam; we did a puzzle; we grilled meat… it was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time and it was made only better by the setting that it all took place in. I am forever grateful that we found this place and were allowed to experience it.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, Peaceful and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic location and vibe. This cottage had all the character and comfort that was promised. Super clean with plenty of room and a great layout. Pristine views of the lake and great access to the crystal clear water. We all thoroughly enjoyed the fishing, swimming and boating but my favorite moments were spent in the Adirondack chairs on the porch reading a book or just gazing out at the lake. I will be back for sure!!

-- William

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alton Bay, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 April--26 May 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
June 2018
27 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-Aug 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Oct 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Rental payment is by check.
Security Deposit check of $500 locks in a specific rental date
Security Deposit check of $500 is required on all rentals.
Rental check for your stay is due 60 days prior to first day of rental.
Security Deposit is returned via mail after successful inspection of camp.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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