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HALF MOON MOTEL & COTTAGES
P.O. Box 5183
Weirs Beach, NH 03247
If you are a large family or group, looking for a house to rent on Lake Winnipesaukee, we have a delightful, Victorian style house for you!
The house comfortably accommodates up to 16 people (a maximum of 14 adults). Downstairs, there are three bedrooms, a large living room with cable color TV, a fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen and a bathroom with a tub and shower. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, and a bathroom with a shower. There’s plenty of parking.
If you just want to take it easy, you can relax on the full, wrap-around porch. By day, it has an outstanding view of the lake and mountains. In the evening, enjoy the clear night sky while watching the colorful lights of boats out on the lake.
The house has an unbeatable location (#11 on map) in Weirs Beach. You can walk to everything. Walk across the street to the beautiful public beach and park. Walk down the boardwalk to the docks, where you can take a boat cruise across the lake. Farther down the boardwalk you’ll find the railroad station, where you can take a scenic train ride along the shores of the lake. Walk down the sidewalk to the center of the action in Weirs Beach, where there are arcades, bumper car rides, mini-golf courses, and waterslides. Walk to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are several restaurants to choose from, all within easy walking distance.
Check-in time is after 4 pm on the first day of your stay, and check-out time is by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Should you have any questions or would like to see the house, please call or e-mail us. Thank you for your interest in Romeo’s Balcony.
P.S. Sorry, we do not accept pets.
This circa-1960 photo (above) shows the former lawn to the front and left of the house – now the Beachview parking lot. The original lawn to the rear and right of the house still exists. In the 1960’s the house was owned by Romeo and Mary deBlois – hence the name, Romeo’s Balcony. Romeo R. deBlois passed away on July 5, 1971. He had been a Ward 1 City Councilor, President of the Lakes Region Board of Realtors, and a director of the Weirs Publicity Bureau.
Above, an August, 2012 aerial photo of Romeo’s Balcony, showing its location only a few steps away from the public beach, lake and boardwalk. Below, a view of the house from the Veteran’s property.
Views of the Lake and Beach from the Front Porch
Kitchen showing sink, cabinets, coffee maker, toaster, dining area, microwave, stove.
Living room – Front porch door on right
Front Bedroom, 1st Floor, one Queen – View of Lake
Middle Bedroom, Two Twin Beds, 1st Floor
Back Bedroom, 1st Floor
Back Bedroom, 2nd Floor
Middle Bedroom, 2nd Floor – View of Lake
Front Bedroom, 2nd Floor – View of Lake
Side Bedroom, 2nd Floor
Bathrooms. Downstairs bathroom has a tub and shower; upstairs bathroom just a shower.
Above, the view from the beach, showing the public bath house, Romeo’s Balcony, and in the distance, the lighthouse at the top of Brickyard Mountain
In the painting below by Alton, NH artist Peter Ferber, “Grand Summers at the Weirs”, depicting the Weirs Beach waterfront as it would have appeared just after the turn of the century, you can see Romeo’s Balcony on the far left. The grand New Hotel Weirs in the center of the painting was destroyed by fire in 1924, and is now the location of the Half Moon Motel & Cottages.
Below is a historical postcard showing a similar view. Click here to SuperSize the postcard.
Below is a modern day photo of the waterfront. Click here to SuperSize the photo.
To check rates and availability, please go to our listing on the HomeAway network by clicking here. To see all of our rates, on HomeAway, click on Rates in the navigation bar, then click on “View All Rental Rates”.
The photo below is an aerial of the Weirs Beach waterfront. Romeo’s Balcony is at the center of the photo and pointed out by an arrow and transparent dot.
In the photo below (click here to enlarge), one sees Romeo’s Balcony in 1897, when it was known as the “Lake View”. The house was later enlarged in its front left corner. The large rock on the left side of the building had a large indentation on its top that was used by the Native Americans of Aquedoctan (as Weirs Beach was known before English colonists started settling the area in the 1700’s), as a stone mortar to grind their corn. It was accidently destroyed when the Beachview parking lot was built in 1991.
A fisherman proudly displays his catch in this 1902 photograph. Romeo’s Balcony is seen in the background left, while the NHVA’s 1st Cavalry and 14th Regiment buildings are seen in the background right.
1932 photograph of unknown lady with Romeo’s behind.