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Excellent! 4.5/5
Free cancellation up to60 days before check-in

Property # 114935

Waterfront Cottage, Quiet and Secluded, on Swains Lake

Property overview

About this rental

  • Cottage
    • 80 m²
  • 2 bedrooms
    • 4 beds
    • Sleeps 6
  • 1 bathroom
    • 1 full bath
  • Spaces
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Dining area

2 bedrooms, large screen porch close to the lake, sleeps 6.

Rooms and beds

Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 6)

Living Room Sofa


Master Bedroom


Bunk Room

single (2)

Bathrooms: 1


Toilet · Shower


  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Dining
    Seating for 6 people
  • Veranda
  • Kitchenette



  • No Smoking
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Heater
  • TV
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Parking
  • Internet

Safety features

  • Carbon-monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Exterior lighting
  • First-aid kit

Location Type

  • villageSwains Lake is actually part of the East Barrington village, a few miles from the Barrington village town center, a country farm and bedroom community. The town intends to keep it this way.
  • Water viewWake early morning with coffee on the porch and a mirror lake. Watch for an eagle during day. When the day's winds rest in evening, build a camp fire, stare out, hearing loon or great blue heron calls
  • RuralThe village keeps with the tradition of old farm land and plentiful forests that includes a lake resource with a dam once used in earlier times to control water to power Dover Mills.
  • lakeSwains Lake was originally farm land with small creeks. The lower part of this valley was dammed and renamed Union Pond, three ponds connected, then Swains when filled. Stone walls and stumps survive.
  • waterfrontAn expansive partially-nested tree lakefront which includes a redwood/cedar dock and swimming area lined with rocks we dug up left by the last glacier period 11,700 years ago.
  • Lake viewOpen to the North, West and South in our cove. The lot faces more westerly, you can watch the sun go down behind tall pines under a wonderful sunset. Peaked Hill rises predominantly to the South.
  • Mountain viewWhile not a mountain, you can view Peaked Hill that climbs directly from the lake view about south. There you will see a granite cliff facing you, with "Skiers Rock" ledge to the left of it.


  • launderette
  • HeatingRomantic gas "woodstove" with glass front in the living room, plus electric heat. Both thermostats are on the living room wall labeled.
  • Hair dryer
  • Basic soaps
  • ParkingAmple parking for you, family and friends
  • Towels providedCotton bath , body and face towels, kitchen towels and some beach blankets. Clothes line/pins outside, plus there are wooden pins to hang dry in the bathroom and hallway.
  • Iron & board
  • Toilet paper
  • InternetAtlantic Broadband turbo internet/WiFi (100 Mbps download 5 Mbps upload). For cell phone calls, reception is determined by your provider towers. Enable phone's "WiFi calling" if you have call issues.
  • Linens providedAll linens including pillow protectors and covers. These are replaced each season. All cleaned for each stay, beds are made before your arrival.
  • Wireless InternetAtlantic Broadband turbo internet/WiFi (100 Mbps download 5 Mbps upload).
  • Paper towels


  • Coffee grinder
  • MicrowaveLocated in Pantry, plus a proctor silex slow cooker.
  • Coffee maker12-cup Mr Coffee with timer (filters supplied in pantry). A new Krups electric bean grinder for up to 12 cups of coffee is also in the pantry, so either buy ground coffee or beans!
  • Pantry itemsAll paper goods , plastic-ware, 13 gal kitchen trash bags, sugar packets, salt and pepper, renter-donated non-perishables, backup silverware, lobster pot, basic tools, flashlights, batteries, lighters
  • Dishes & utensilsPlates, glasses, coffee cups AND mugs, silverware (check pantry for backup silverware), new Henckel pro kitchen knives in block in pantry, new lobster tools, small table with 3 chairs
  • BBQ
  • Lobster pot
  • Hob4-burner electric with outside-venting fan
  • Oven
  • FridgeRefrigerator with freezer
  • ToasterStored on counter


  • BooksWe've added over the years, Including recent MAD magazines, Book donations are welcome, you can leave one take one!
  • TelevisionDigital HD Smart TV 22"
  • Satellite/CableBasic cable television (Atlantic Broadband out of Rochester NH), 60 channel limited service, includes HD channels above Channel 700. Reference:
  • DVD playerBlu-Ray HD. Rent DVDs from the Lee Circle MarketPlace, there is a Redbox there (create a Redbox account for easy renting - )


  • Beach towels
  • Deck chairs


  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • 26' x 10' (260 sq ft) large screened-in porch that overlooks the lakefront, includes a long table and chairs that sits 6-8 people, perfect for dining, plus 3 comfy porch chairs and radio/CD player.


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
  • No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
100% refund
60 days before check-in
No refund
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Damage and Incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules

Check in after: 1:00 pm
Check out before: 10:30 am
  • Children allowed

  • Pets allowed

  • No events

  • No smoking

  • Max guests: 6

  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21

Cleaning practices

  • Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF

  • Cleaned with disinfectant

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)

  • Follows industry health association: SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Barrington, New Hampshire, United States of America
Detailed location provided after booking

Hosted by Bill Hardy

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