Perfect Family Get-away.
We loved this place! Our group included three generations, ages 6 to 70, and everyone had a delightful time in their own way. Beautiful water. Refreshing swimming right from the dock with gradual deepening for the little ones from the shore and good depth from end of dock. (Bring water shoes for the pebbly lake bottom.) We loved using the canoe to explore the lake and fish. Caught a bunch of (little) bass on black wooly buggers, but my friend said worms and bobbers work best. Bedrooms were comfortable, and the sound of lapping waves at night was so calming. The grill works very well, and there is an outside dining area, with lake-views of course, where we ate almost all our meals. That was a special highlight. A big common room has a huge window facing the lake, so even in bad weather you can still be part of nature. The house sits on a quieter street off the main drag; we barely noticed any traffic at all. We went walking along the road from the house with pretty birches and pines along the way. Easy drive to little shops in Alton Bay, and the trailhead for Mt Major is just a few minutes drive away. (Fantastic hike with rocky top and 360 views; the kids grooved on mountain blueberries.) And finally, Janice and John were friendly and helpful hosts. They texted or called back whenever we had questions and were lovely on the whole.
Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Cottage with Boat Dock, Alton Bay, NH