4 Bedrooms + Futon, Sleeps 11, 1.5 Baths, Beach and Dock on Lake Winnipesaukee
Evan Burleigh and Bronwyn Rose Hazard
About Evan Burleigh and Bronwyn Rose Hazard
Evan is the fifth generation owner of this property, having inherited it from his father, Peter Burleigh, when he passed away in October 2013. Evan grew up coming to the cottage for lake related activities, and is now a Corporate Educator in the Boston Area. Bronwyn is Evan's partner and the season manager. Together we intend to keep the property in the family by renting it to vacationers every summer and give them the best experience we can!
Evan Burleigh and Bronwyn Rose Hazard purchased this House in 1918
Why Evan Burleigh and Bronwyn Rose Hazard chose Alton Bay
This is some of the cleanest lake water around the New England region. The turn-of-the-century house was 16 years old when my Great, Great Grandfather purchased it in 1918. It had an attached farm and a long, sandy beach, making it one of the best locations on the bay. Over time, the farmland has grown into a large pine forest separating you from the highway. The old farm house was transformed into a summer cottage and remains atop a hill overlooking the majestic Alton Bay.
What makes this House unique
Accommodations include picturesque views from the elevated quaint, old cottage with a lot of history and character; Lake Winnipesaukee access for swimming on a 150' long beach; boating docks that can support up to a 25' boat; all equipped with updated, modern appliances, WiFi, and a brand new bathroom to make your stay convenient and comfortable.
Smoking permitted on deck only
$50.00 fee per pet for the length of your stay.
Water is waist high (3-5') 100 feet from shore.
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
Must clean house thoroughly before leaving, otherwise pay a MINIMUM $100 cleaning fee, possibly more.
NO LINENS PROVIDED. You must bring your own sheets and towels, but blankets and pillows are provided.
MANDATORY RECYCLING. You must sort your recycling for Trash pickup to take it. If not sorted, they charge a $100 fine.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Quintessential lake front home! Loved it!
This lake front retreat was just what we expected. Quintessential New England lake house! Loved the wrap porch! Beach area in front of house was perfect for our young grandchildren. Our dogs loved the lake access as well!! The morning sun onto the porch was a perfect way to start the day with your cup of coffee. Easy drive into Alton Bay, restaurants and grocery store!!
If you're looking for a true get away to a charming waterfront cottage, on the bay, this is the place for you. Everything was right at our fingertips when we arrived. We had a well-equipped kitchen, grill on the deck, a large screened-in wrap around porch (perfect for al fresco dining @ any time of the day), the beach was clean and the dock area was a great place to catch sun. We have friends and family who live in the lakes region and we invited them to come on over, several times, for a cookout and everyone enjoyed themselves. There is plenty of room for sleeping and entertaining. We skipped supper one rainy night and went right for dessert and coffee at Shibley's Restaurant. Well worth it. If you're looking for the freshest eggs on the planet, check out my friend, Linda's shop, Always in Season @ 119 Main St. Alton, across from Town Hall/Hardware store. We had a great time and we were sad when it was checkout time. Thank you for taking care of us and for sharing your cottage.
Classic Lake House
We have rented this house for the past 3 summers with our children and grandchildren. The house is the perfect, classic Lake House. The setting is as beautiful as you could find on the Lake. We practically live on the front screened-in porch overlooking the Lake and on the beautiful sandy beach (so nice and shallow for the little ones). The house has always been clean when we arrive. The four bedrooms and 11/2 baths have accommodated our family well. The rooms and floors are furnished in a typical cottage manner -- meant to be worry free when kids and dogs are in and out all day, sandy feet in tow. No stress-- total relaxation. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessary tools for cooking. There is a local "handy dad" who is available to help with any issues that arise. We've had no problem in getting our deposit back from the owner in a reasonable period of time and have enjoyed our e-mail contacts with him. In summary, if you are looking for a fancy hotel style Lake experience you may want to look elsewhere. This house is for those who appreciate a simple, bygone-era, Lake vacation.
Problems with this rental
The view is great, the rent is cheap, and the lake is wonderful. thats it for the positives.
The place is dirty and poorly maintained. Old furniture, cheap dirty carpet, peeling paint, and just plain grimy. the pots, silverware, and kitchen appliances are older then me. the refrigerator broke while we were there and we lost our food. the deck on the back is improperly built and dangerous. the boathouse is sinking and on rotten timbers.
Biggest problem is the owner. Has not returned our damage deposit despite emails saying "the check in in the mail". Has not responded to our inquiries. We are in the process of legal action. My advice is that you do not leave nor pay without a return of your deposit. I suspect the issue is that they are strapped for money as the power was turned off while we were there due to non-payment of their electric bill.
Rental has a new owner, trying to reach out to this customer to resolve any issues. Though the home will be in much better shape in the 2014 season than it was in 2013, the Appliances were new in 2010 and work well. The furniture is in fact old, very old, most of it is antique, part of the charm of the place. Any damaged or worn out furniture will be replaced for the 2014 season.
A relaxing, peaceful getaway!
My husband and I rented this home at the end of the summer last year and it was everything we hoped for. We were overdue for a vacation and this turned out to be a great getaway. It was private, peaceful and very relaxing. We spent alot of time on the beautiful screened in porch enjoying the view and the solitude. Even our english bulldog enjoyed himself! He loves the water but isn't a very good swimmer, so the beach was perfect for him.
We looked at many rental properties online before choosing this one. It had everything we needed and the location was great. It was a very private spot and at the same time just a short drive to stores and shops including Dunkin Donuts!
We are definitiely interested in renting this home again...we loved it!!
Great spot! Great Landlord! Great Week!
I am a 26 year old female, who spent a week at this great spot last August. There were 8 of us in total. The house has a very cozy feel, and it over looks the gorgeous lake. The house is fully equipped with everything you may need! The house, although older, is very clean, and feels like home! There is a big TV (which we barely even used), as well as an awesome screened in porch that we frequently made use of. Additionally, the landlord ensures that the place is turned over quickly and that everything is cleaned out before the next tenant occupies the house. There is an available contact to call at anytime should you have any questions, concerns etc. (Although we didnt have one single problem or question while we were there!). It really was a wonderful vacation, and would recommend it to anyone and everyone to rent this place.
Located minutes from historic Alton Bay, a hub of activity for Lake Winnipesaukee. Reachable by boat or car, you can play mini-golf, go to a roller-rink, get ice cream, and get on the Mount Washington. Plus find numerous dining and shopping options. Or travel 15 min to Weirs Beach or Laconia, also either by car or boat, for numerous options including old fashioned arcades, go-karts, and even a drive-in movie theater.