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Rich Proto

Member since: 2006
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Beautiful Cabin Sleeps 13 Near Newfound Lake

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Alexandria holiday house

2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 13

This private 1,850sq ft, 3 story home on 5 acres of land, features a wrap around decks, 2 full bathrooms, a large fully appointed kitchen including a dishwasher, and ice maker, 3 floors with lots of windows and great views, a wide open loft on the top floor, Cable TV, DVD, washer and dryer for your convenience and ceiling fans throughout.

The house sleeps 10 comfortably. The open loft on the 3rd floor has 3 single beds and two queen sized beds. The main floor has a kitchen, dining, and small bedroom with an attached bathroom. The 1st floor, set up as a living room, is transformed into a sleeping area at night with a futons folding out and a full bathroom. Bed linens and bath towels are provided.

The house is set back on a quiet country road surrounded by wooded trails, a really beautiful river, a lovely meadow and Cardigan Mountain nearby. It is near Tenney Mountain & Ragged Mountain ski areas and is on a maintained snowmobile trail.

Winter Activities: Snowmobile trails and snowshoeing right out the back door.

Skiing/snowboarding just a short distance away on Tenney Mountain or Ragged Mountain.

About 45 minutes from Loon, Waterville Valley, Gunstock, and Sunapee.

Summer/Spring/Fall: Hiking trails right out the back door.

Nearby: Swimming at Newfound Lake, considered one of the cleanest lakes in the world as well as one of the deepest in New Hampshire, it stretches 2.5 miles wide and 7 miles long. A short drive away you will find: Sculptured Rocks, Mount Cardigan, Profile Falls, Paradise Point Nature Center, and many more.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Rich Proto (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

About Rich Proto

My wife Ann and I live in Massachusetts with our two daughters. We love to travel and vacation, though its not always possible with four busy schedules. Our vacation homes in New Hampshire and Maine allow us to get away on a moments notice. We hope our guests will enjoy them as much as we do!

Rich Proto purchased this house in 2007

Why Rich Proto chose Lake Sunapee Area

On our way to see this property for the first time in August 2007, we drove up West Shore Drive past Newfound Lake and were just amazed at the beauty of the lake and surrounding area. We arrived to to see the quintessential New Hampshire cabin with its natural wood siding, beamed ceilings, knotty pine walls, country kitchen, handmade tapestries and quilts, and an artist's touch throughout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rich,

I'd just like to thank you again for the beautiful house rental. We all had so much fun, and even got to know the neighbors next door. Everything in the house was beautiful and the views were spectacular. The river across the street was definitely a bonus. After all the rain on saturday the water was flowing very fast and made some nice rapids throughout.

The house was beautiful and it would definitely be a nice place to go back to.

Thanks again!

Oct 2008
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based on 23 traveller reviews

Beautiful Cabin Sleeps 13 Near Newfound Lake
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 41 reviews
Atlanta, GA

A true home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My whole family enjoyed this beautiful cabin. It had lots of room for everyone, the location was excellent, and everything was clean and well-maintained. Thanks, Rich!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home for small or large gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the week of our daughter's wedding. There's plenty of sleeping and kids' playing room in the beautiful loft area, the kitchen and dining room had everything we could've needed. The bathrooms are huge, and having a gathering space with TV and wood stove in the basement was ideal. Washer and dryer are a great addition.

Multiple areas to sit around the outdoor fire pit and on the wrap around deck allow for sunning or stargazing! If there's one thing I'd consider, the loft does not have a bathroom so little ones or elders might not like having to go down a flight of stairs to go to the bathroom in the night.

Thanks to the owner for offering such a lovely home to weary parents of the bride and our family. Everyone loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not bad but not great

  • 2 of 5

The house itself was fine, however there are 2 houses with families living within 100 feet of the property, which was not mentioned in the property description. Also the water had an odd odor.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs Update

  • 2 of 5

Cabin cannot sleep 13. We had 5 adults and 3 children. TV with 2 uncomfortable futons in basement so people sleeping their had to listen to TV. The only bathrooms were on 1st floor bedroom, and basement so those people were being wakened if you had to use the bathroom in the night. The 3rd floor had all beds very noisy floor and can hear everything from basement up, so we had to run fans. No cabinet space to put your food and when we arrived the grill was not clean from prior people. I gave this a two star,the cabin was clean when we arrived. I think it would be a good place for the most 7 people and get rid of bed on first floor so people can use bathroom maybe put some closet space and maybe a couch on third floor with TV so people can relax. It would be a good place if you want to hike. It is a distance from alot of places. The owner was very nice and also emailed you right back with concerns. Wish there was a barrel for recyclables . Also trash barrells should be on ground level not back of porch. Could have xtra sheet and pillow cases. A little updating would not hurt.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Big Fire Pit and Great Deck for Grilling

  • 5 of 5

Me and my friends had a great time around the big fire pit with plenty of wood provided for burning. The wrap-around deck was also great for grilling all day and for looking out across the mountain tops. The large dining room table had plenty of room for all of us (10) to eat our meals comfortably. I will for sure consider renting here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect wedding weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We were up for a wedding and the cabin was perfect for us. There were 7 of us and everyone had plenty of space. We did not need the wood stove but really enjoyed the fire pit both nights. It was a short drive to the church and a little bit longer drive to the reception. All in all it was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Newfound Lake, Sculptured Rocks, Mount Cardigan, Tenny Mountain, Bear Mountain, Profile Falls, Paradise Point Nature Center, Laconia is 1/2 hour away.

Ski: Ragged Mountain,

Tenney Mountain


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Alexandria, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas - New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Summer Vacation 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$33 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$131
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Alexandria, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Loft - 2 large double bed , 3 single bed
    Living room - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Master - 1 large double bed
  • The loft area as seen in the picture is a wide open area. The ground floor is also an open area with a private master bedroom and bathroom. All rooms have lots of windows with curtains for privacy at night.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Ramp into entry way. Main floor is wheelchair accessible, but no grab bar in bathroom.

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