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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We had a lovely and relaxing week at this waterfront home on a lake that my family and I now call a "hidden gem". My parents, my brother and I all came from different cities and spent the week together here and it was everything we needed and more. The location was great, especially when driving from the Boston area (easy trip) and the house had privacy, quiet and all the amenities one would need. And the lakefront view was amazing. Brian and Nancy (owners) were very helpful and we arrived knowing everything we needed to know... and they were reachable all week if needed. My father has some trouble getting around and this house was perfect for him, with ramp access to the house and lake and a bedroom/bath on the ground floor. I hope we are able to stay here again next summer and highly recommend the property. What a great vacation!!"
Guest: Naomi K.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 8, 2015
"My family and I stayed in Jane's and Bev's cottage for a nice family getaway. The cottage was so cozy and had a nice fire pit for late night smores and conversations. Super short walk to the private dock with a shallow lake that my 3 year old enjoyed. I would definitely recommend staying here and Jane and Bev are auper great and accommodating.
Guest: Antonia H.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
"We had such a beautiful week on the lake. One rainy day we hit the outlets for some shopping. This is a great spot. Close to everything, fantastic Local Eatery in lacuna juts up the road, hiking all around. There is sand bar very close which means when the boats go by, they are slow and quiet. We spent a lot of time floating on the lake, thanks to the folates provided by Dottie. Afternoons relaxing in the sun or shade in the yard. Very kind hosts, we found some fresh veggies from the garden and some homemade cookies on our doorstep. Doesn't get much better than this beautiful peacful spot. The photos did a great job, you get what you see."
Guest: Cherie G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 20, 2015
"This is the second year we've come to Swain's Lake and we wondered if it could be possibly be as wonderful as our visit last year. Stepping onto the deck to see the lake was like coming home and when our last day arrived we, again, didn't want to leave. Mary Ann and Ken met us upon arrival to make sure we had everything we needed; they are wonderful, thoughtful hosts! We enjoyed many moments on the upper deck, eating meals, reading, sipping coffee and watching the changing light on the lake. We explored the nooks and crannies of the lake in the kayaks and cooled off by bobbing just off the sandy beach in the warm lake waters. Swains Lake is very clean so you get to see lots of wildlife: loons (our favorites), great blue herons, ducks and geese, hawks and fish darting in the clear waters. Every morning I watched a muskrat make her way along the shore right next to the house leaving a glassy V-shaped wake behind her. The dogs LOVED fetching their toy sticks into the water from the beach and the human swimmers in the family swam across the lake several times. In addition to several Barrington hikes, we took a day trip to Pawtuckaway State Forest and were rewarded with a beautiful hike to the top of North Mountain. Must tries are the Stonehouse Baking company (donuts! bagels!), the Calef Country Store (delicious sandwiches, homemade dog treats and the famous CCS aged cheddar cheese) and Zampa Restaurant. We've already made reservations for two weeks next year!"
Guest: Susan L.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 7, 2015