Please use this space to notify lake residents about items for sale, cottages/homes for rent or sale, lost and found items, and miscellaneous requests.  E-mail notices for posting to Barbara LaRochelle, Please contact Barbara also when you sell/rent/find your item so that the posting may be deleted.  Unless requested otherwise, notices will be removed twelve months following posting date.  Thank you.

Lost and Found  


Lost paddle that goes with a standup paddle board.  It says "Stand On Liquid" on the paddle.  Owner is at 186 Lake Road.
Barbara Veale Smith 541-749-0229



This dock bumper appeared on the shoreline of 168 Lake Road.  It is currently in the driveway by the garage.  If anyone is looking for it, please stop by and pick it up. ~ Tim Hutchinson



Child's blue boogie board.  If anyone is looking for it, please contact Barbara at 541-749-0229


Buoy Found

Buoy with chain and rope is at the Richeys' home at 46 Mt. Dan Road.  Please contact them at 508-347-8267 or 413-204-3311.



5X5 piece of dock/decking floated on shore at Lot #242.  Contact Sam at



Green flat boat with orange oar.  Tied to dock on shoreline of Lot #274.

For Sale  

Grumman aluminum canoe for sale.

$300 or best offer.

Please contact Peg Predella at 508-729-0551 or if interested.


  Free Paddle Boat  

This Paddle boat is for free, presently anchored in front of lot 110, the North end of the lake, Paradise Lane at the Murphys' house . This paddle boat is free for anyone.

If anyone has questions they can contact me at. 508-335-8814


 Items for Sale  

Craftsman Snow Blower
$300.00 or Best Offer

Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower
$150.00 or Best Offer

$50.00 or Best Offer

For details, please call Sandy at 508-347-5228.


 For Sale  

Small Fishing Boat Wanted   

Hi, my name is Ian McGrath.  I spend my summers at my grandparents' summer camp on Big Alum.  I am looking for a small, 12-14 foot aluminum row boat.  I would want a boat with no holes or structural problems.  If you have anything you want to get rid of and think it would somewhat match this description, please give me a call at 508-341-6364.  We could work out a reasonable price for the boat based upon its condition.  Thank you very much for reading this. - Ian McGrath


Cottage for Rent  

Cottage on Big Alum is available for rental for the 2017 season.  2017 weeks are available in June, August and Sept.  July is booked. Cottage is located on the east side in the cove on the north end, #142.  Cottage has a full screened front porch and was modernized inside with a full service kitchen and modern bathroom.  It has two bedrooms downstairs and two more rustic bedrooms upstairs and can easily sleep eight.  I am offering this privately to the "Big Alum Lake Family" who may have friends and family who would like to visit/vacation on the lake this summer.  There is parking for up to seven vehicles.  Attached is a lake-view photo of the cottage, and I have additional information as well as details of the inside that can be obtained by request by using the e-mail below.  

Please contact Tom Clark @775-846-1994 or


Boat Lift for Sale    

Solar powered boat lift for sale. Needs new pistons and hoses. $2,000. Contact Bob at 617-797-0400.


Home for Sale  

30 Mt. Dan Rd.

2 BR 2BA home on the westerly shore of Big Alum with 77.5 feet of lake frontage, 0.47 acres in total. Oversized 2 car garage with unfinished area above.

Newly refinished hardwoods, flooring, carpeting, and interior painting and new stainless steel appliances all in April of 2015. 3 FP total, 2 gas, 1 wood burning. Beautiful four season lakeside sunroom with hot tub. Huge lakefront deck with side farmer’s porch. Included in sale is a MasterCraft 19.0’ ski boat and a 4 year old like new aluminum dock. Enjoy the beauty of the seasons and the changing wildlife in this beautiful year round lake front home!

Asking price of $570,000.00

Please call (508) 868-3863 with inquiries


 Summer Rental Wanted    

Norm and Barbara Nelson, who used to live on Big Alum, are looking to rent a house/cottage in either July or August, 2018.  Please contact them at or at 352-750-3367 or 508-942-9148.


Boat for Sale

1981  17½ ft Spindrift Rebel Daysailer

Complete set of sails, Highlander boat trailer, 2 hp. Honda outboard with less than 15 hours usage, a new boat cover with a 1-year-old custom snap and custom interior decking.  Equipped with hiking straps, hiking stick, boom vang, boom outhaul, cunningham, a new anchor, anchor line, and boat ladder.  
Excellent condition.  $ 2995.00
Available for viewing in my driveway at 70 Fiske Hill Road, Sturbridge.  Please contact me at 508-347-2988 or at


 Land for Sale    

Mt. Dan. The official name being 258 and 260 Brookfield Rd., asking price of $60,000.00.

10.73 acres of land that not only includes the Mt. Dan summit, from which there are panoramic easterly views of Big Alum Lake and the surrounding countryside, but also at least one buildable lot on Brookfield Rd. The properties have a combined assessed value of $143,800.00. Looking to move back to the Cape in the near future and I have no need to own this beautiful piece of property any longer. Interested parties please call John Fearing (508) 868-3863.


Summer Rental Wanted    

Laura Georgiadis writes:
"Hi, I am looking for a summer rental for the week of 7/22-7/29 or thereabouts.  I'm from the area and my family is still in Sturbridge/Holland. We've been renting a friend's place on Little Alum for years but this year our weeks won't line up. It does not have to be a 'regular' rental and please know that we are extremely courteous and spend 90% of our time swimming.  Thanks for your time.
Sincerely, Laura Lengowski Georgiadis, Richmond, VA. (


     For Sale  

Twin size solid cherry, made in America by Statton, pencil post bed with removable canopy - very good to excellent condition.  Old Towne stain (medium cherry color).
Price:  $350.00

Also available... matching 3 drawer bedsize nightstand/chest, same color as bed.  L. 23", W. 16.5", Ht. 29"
Price $280.00
Nightstand sold only with bed.

for questions or interest


Rental Wanted  

Year-round rental on lake wanted.  Quality tenant who is financially qualified.  Please contact Rob Scoble at


Lake Road Mailboxes  

As many Lake Road residents know, the current mail box unit past Hyland Orchard is at full capacity. The good news is that an additional unit was installed in mid-October, and any Lake Road resident interested in securing one of these 12 additional boxes should contact Rich Suitum (508-335-6861 / or Ted Gidopoulos (508-930-0683 / for more details. Please note there is a one time fee of $125 to help offset the purchase of the unit. Boxes will be handed out on a first come basis.