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Deanna O'Shaughnessy

Member since: 2004
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Lakes Region Family Farm 300 Acre, Fireplaces, Hot Tub

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Alton Bay holiday farmhouse

5 bedrooms (& a sleep sofa in library), 2 bathrms, sleeps 17+ crib & roll-away

Sunny Slope Farm: lovely 200 year-old four-season family farm with big red barn, big white stable and a full woodshed; pond for fishing or skating; winter sledding hill; hiking or cross-country ski trails past brooks & wild beaver pond; 2 decks & a screened-in porch; furnished with many antiques and fine, comfortable furniture; kitchen is fully equipped and large enough for your cozy family breakfast with a big round pine table, a small woodstove, & some of the purest water in NH.

The dining room has a fireplace, grandmother clock, & table long enough to seat all your cousins for Thanksgiving; the library has many books, a desk, a sleep sofa, French doors & a fireplace; 2 living rooms with piano, 5-CD changer, TV with cable & DVD with small DVD & video libraries; upstairs sitting room with desk for laptop & trundle bed; 2 bathrooms, (upstairs shower, downstairs tub and shower); 2 trundles and a twin in the 'game room’, with a game nook, games, puzzles, & a TV w/VCR for the kids.

Lovely, comfortable family retreat: Bed linens are all cotton, with down or hypo-allergenic pillows & comforters, and the king & queen have feather-beds. There is an abundance of cotton towels, from washcloth to bath. Down & hypo-allergenic comforters, as well as old quilts, cotton blankets, &afghans fill the linen closets.

Other Amenities include: Gas stove; china, silverware, crystal, glasses & mugs, dinner service-ware; fully supplied kitchen; 2 fireplaces, kitchen wood-stove; piano; kitchen porch with outside dining; a kitchen/library deck with picnic table, wrought iron patio furniture, gas grill, 5-6 person hot tub & an outdoor fireplace; hiking-ski trails, hay fields, woodlands, brook; adirondack furniture & a hammock in the yard; fishing pond & a small canoe for use on our own little pond, or on the river or lake.

No smoking inside the house. Cigarettes, pipes & cigars are permitted on the screened-in porch or on the kitchen decks. Handicapped accessible only by arrangement & only on the first floor.

A Lovely Place to get Married: Sunny Slope Farm has seen many a family wedding throughout its long life, and the tradition continues.

There have been small Spring weddings held in the library & large Summer & Autumn weddings held in the fields or on the lawn. In 2006 alone there were 2 weddings in the barn, with the doors thrown wide to views of the hayfield & the apple tree. Last June there was a wedding held in the upper field, with a reception in a tent in the hayfield under a full moon, & during the last three Augusts, weddings with tents & string bands set up on the front lawn.

We do not do wedding planning for you, but we are glad to pass along the information about rentals, caterers, etc, that other couples used.

There is a small extra charge (please see Rates Section) for a wedding or reception held at Sunny Slope Farm, but the folks who've gotten married here have found it much more convenient & less expensive to get married in the place they're staying for a few days (either before, after or both!).


We have unexpectedly opened up for reservation

three weekends

in what has otherwise been

a totally booked Summer & Autumn!

Please check the Availability Calendar for the dates

in July, August & October!

Winter is just as much fun as Summer!: There are 5 miles of trails on Sunny Slope perfect for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing, & 7 pairs of snowshoes of various sizes are waiting in the woodroom for you to try!

The best sledding hill in town is right behind our old red barn, & there are several sleds available if you forget yours! Sleigh rides in the farm's own sleighs are available by prearrangement.

Lake Winnipesaukee, Merrymeeting Lake or River, as well as our own little fishing pond are available for ice skating, ice fishing or even ice sailing, & Alton Bay's annual Winter Festival invents even more ways to enjoy the ice.

Gunstock Ski Area is a 20 minute drive, & Mount Washington, the White Mountains (for climbing, camping, skiing or leaf-peeping) & the Rt. 93 ski resorts are approximately an hour and a half's drive away.

And when you return from your day playing in the snow & on the ice, the fireplaces & hot tub of Sunny Slope will be waiting to warm your bones and welcome you home!

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Deanna O'Shaughnessy (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bianca and Bram! You are always so welcome here at Sunny Slope Farm. Fae and I are so blessed to have this farm and it is our great joy to continue to share it with old friends as dear to us as family!
Dec 2003
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based on 5 traveller reviews

Lakes Region Family Farm 300 Acre, Fireplaces, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.2 based on 7 reviews

its horrible. not very well cleaned.

  • 1 of 5

wouldnt recommend this place to anyone. Sheets have holes in them or stained. they dont wash all there lienens after every guest. I could go on but wont.......

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunny Slope

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I recently spent a few days staying at sunny slope farm and it was amazing! The house was spacious, clean, and spectacular. The house was loaded with everything we needed and the backyard was beautiful. Deanna was very welcoming and immediately felt like family. The house has many wonderful features, the dining room was large and fit us and our friends perfectly, the library was loaded with interesting books and was perfect for relaxing, the gameroom had tons of stuff for every age and the jacuzzi was a nice hit. The house and Deanna definitely did not disappoint. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone for any occasion. Thanks Deanna for the fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Annika, for the lovely review! Thank you so much for taking such good care of our wonderful old family home; you and your gang were just a joy, and we look forward to your next visit to Sunny Slope!
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Clarence, NY

I was thrilled to have fo...

  • 5 of 5

I was thrilled to have found Sunny Slope Farm on the internet for our family weekend in New Hampshire. We had 15 sleeping there and alot more visiting and the house had no problem accommadating everyone. The scenic location is a perfect place to sightsee or just relax at the farm. Thank you Deanna for making us feel so welcome. I hope we can come back and spend more time exploring the trails on the property. And the water is great!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, You & your family will be so welcome anytime you can make it "home" to Sunny Slope! Your were all such wonderfully considerate guests & it delights our hearts that you all had so much fun here! I hope to see all of you again soon! Deanna
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Pliny, WV

Deanna: Our stay at Sunny...

  • 5 of 5

Deanna: Our stay at Sunny Slope Farm this June was sheer delight. As you know, all of the guests were in NH for a wedding in Dover. The farm became not simply a place to stay, but a wonderful place to congregate and relax. Even the bride and groom took time from their busy schedule to visit with us for a day. Sunny Slope will be a part of the wedding memories.The farm is magnificently equipped for any season, it feels like "home" from the moment you step in, and your personal hospitality and support were simply the best.We would love to return again, including the members of our family who were unable to make the first trip.Many thanks, and we hope to see you again soon!Wayne

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne,We're so glad that you & your family enjoyed Sunny Slope Farm so much! We are only sad that your darlin' wife Hope & your kids were unable to make the trip this year. We'll look forward to welcoming them, though, just as soon as you are all able to travel back home to Sunny Slope once again! Blessings, Deanna
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Sunny Slope

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sunny Slope Farm!

It has everything we could possibly need. We had 7 adults and 1 child (3 years old) and we had so much space. We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace at night in the library playing boardgames, making breakfast and all of us eating around the large living room table, relaxing in the hot tub, reading on the screened in porch, playing croquet on the huge lawns, etc, etc...

A couple things to note:

1. There are only 2 bathrooms (and only one with a tub) but we didn't have any trouble with that (but may have if we had more people).

2. If you have very young children you should be careful because there are 2 sets of steep stairs and lots of stuff they could get into. But the owners do have a child gate there to use and you can limit access to the second stairs. If worked out just fine for us with our little one.

The house is beautiful (even better than the pictures). We loved it!! And we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NH Rt. 28 and NH Rt. 11
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Sunny Slope is an historically recognized farm situated on a country road in the exquisite Lakes Region of N.H., only 5 minutes away from Alton Bay, with its fireworks, ice cream stands and bands in the summer, and ice-fishing villages in the winter.

Alton is located where the Merrymeeting River flows full of salmon from the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, 'the largest fresh water lake in one state's boundaries in the United States.' There are over 200 lakes in the rolling hills of the Lakes Region with swimming, boating, beaching, fishing & ice skating.

Antiquing, fine dining, shopping, theatre, music, scenic drives, hiking, fishing, lake wreck-diving, cross-country skiing & snowmobiling abound within an afternoon's drive or closer. Wolfeboro, NH, 'The Oldest Summer Resort in America,' is 15 minutes away; Portsmouth, 'The oldest Seaport in America,' NH's seacoast,the Maine coast, Shaker Canterbury Village, Loudon Raceway and the state's capitol, Concord are 45 mins. away.

Other Activities: Weddings & Family Reunions


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Alton Bay, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 May 2016 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$37 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

2016:Event Service Fee A$658 + Tax
Event:less than 45guests A$1,797 + Tax
Cleaning A$461 + Tax
Winter Wkend Heat Chrg. A$132 + Tax
Event:more than45 guests A$2,896 + Tax
Pet Fee A$66 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$263
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates include up to 8 guests.Up to 17 allowed sleeping over (extra guest fee: $28/person/night they actually stay,
Check-In:5p.m. Check-out:11 a.m.
Number of days & arrival/departure times negotiable,depending on availability.
Extra nights are prorated.
Half day rate: $175.
And, Yes, we do welcome weddings, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, and celebrations of all sorts! See or call 603-875-7562 for Event Fees. PLEASE NOTE that we are not an event facility, so we do have a THREE-night minimum stay!
Please Note that, as of 2016, Sunny Slope Farm will be providing two or more Event Team Members to assist
with event set-up and break-down, as well as being an extra set of hands during the event itself!
Additional Event Fees & damage dep.& cleaning fee for events over 25 guests. Please check for further Event info and 2016-2017 event pricing.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE for all of our 2016 and 2017 rates!

50% of rental amt.(not incl. tax & damage dep.) for reservations less than a year away
20% of rental amt.(not incl. tax & damage dep.) for reservations more than a year away
100% of rental amt.for reservations less than 30 days away
Balance due (incl.taxes & sec.deps) 30 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Alton Bay, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , downstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Green Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Blue Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Flower Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Art Room - 1 large double bed
    Yellow Sitting Room - 2 single bed , one trudle opens out to 2 twin mattresses
    Game Room - 5 single bed , one twin and two trudles open out to 2 twin mattresses each
    Library - 1 sofa bed/futon , Library has a sleep sofa
  • Flower Bedroom has one double bed; Green Bedroom has one king; Blue Bedroom and Art Bedroom each have a queen; Game Room has two trundles and a twin, for 5 sleepers; Yellow Sitting Room has one trundle, for two sleepers; the Library has a comfortable double sleep sofa; 1 baby crib and 1 roll-away cot also available. There are also beds at the top of the Stable for the adventurous!
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Built in 1810, Sunny Slope Farm is our family farm, filled with memories, albums, history and lots of bedrooms: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 1 full, 7 twins (3 of these are trundles, one of which is in the upstairs sitting room; two plus a regular twin are in the 'game room'); 1 sleep sofa in the library. There is also a crib (& gates for the tops of both sets of stairs), and a couple of blow-up mattresses if needed. Fine bedding, lots of comfortable furniture, with space to spread out: watch a DVD with friends or read a book by the fire while the kids watch a video or play games upstairs in the 'game room'; take a long walk, sit by the pond, pick an apple or sit out around the fire ring in the evening; drink the purest water in the state of NH straight out of the faucet; lounge on the deck by the outdoor fireplace and enjoy the views of the orchard from the hot tub.