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Waterfront Retreat---a Hidden Gem on Swains Lake

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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

ISLAND GETAWAY

Come enjoy the peace and quiet of Calef Island, located on Swain's Lake in Barrington, New Hampshire.

Drive across a birch lined causeway and you will find this spacious Half Acre Lake House just 70 miles north of Boston and 17 miles west of Portsmouth. Walk through the front door and be greeted with sun filled rooms, cathedral ceilings, and spectacular lake views. Private and peaceful this beautiful home includes 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths. Master Suite with California King bedding/private half bath is located on the first floor. Downstairs you will find 2 newly renovated bedrooms one with a Queen-size bed, the third with 2 twins. Each floor has a full Bath.

The large and comfortable eat-in kitchen comes complete with stainless steel appliance, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, and more... all available for your cooking convenience. An open concept best describes the LR/DR area. Designed for full appreciation of Swains Lake the picture windows offer spectacular views, from sunrise to sunset. Take your coffee and binoculars, sit on the private upper deck and watch for wildlife along the opposite shores where you will find acres of Conservation Land.

On the ground floor you will find another deck/porch that leads you either to the patio area, or out to 180 FT of remarkable shoreline. There you will enjoy a shallow sandy beach, boat ramp, and dock. Both decks and patio areas are furnished with comfortable seating/tables for relaxing outdoor living. All beds complete with linens/blankets/pillows. You will need to supply your own towels. Laundry room has washer and dryer. Sorry, no cats or children under the age of ten years old. Well mannered dogs are welcome with proof of vaccinations/shots. Any questions, just give us a call? References provided from previous guests. We want your stay on Calef Island to be the best ever.

Read underneath a canopy of trees, swim off the dock into cool clear waters, or kayak this 3.5 mile lake. Then dine on the deck or patio area, listen to the sound of loons, and watch one of the best sunsets you have ever seen!

Rain or shine there is plenty to do in this seacoast region. Portsmouth is just 17 miles away with its nearby beaches, deep sea fishing, and cultural events. The National Trust For Historic Preservation honored Portsmouth for their 'commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization'. There are only 12 honorees recognized nationally.

Fish and swim, boat and golf, shop and sun...a week will never be enough!



Keywords: Lake House

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    no children under the age of ten...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    One well mannered dog, Must have proof of rabies/heartworm/kennel cough as well as flea/tick prevention, no exceptions, protects your pet as well as others...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Full Bath on upper level and lower level, half bath in Master Bedroom

Other Amenities

  • 2 grills one on the upper deck another larger one in the patio area, outdoor refrig/cabinet for easy outdoor living, barbacue utensils, cling wrap/aluminum foil/sandwich bags, spices, condiments, ironing board and iron, 3 TV's with DVD's LR/MBR/family room, office area with high speed internet with printer, coffee maker, blender, mixer, glassware with new dinnerware, complete baking and cooking utensils and pans/pots (lobster), comfortable outdoor furniture and floating lounge chairs, 3 kayaks 1 tandem/2 single with life preservers, outdoor camp fire...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    two beautiful and private beaches, one in front of the house; with stone stairs leading into the water, second shallower beach with boat ramp...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Year- round house is 20ft from the water, stone steps beside dock provide access to lake, another sandy shallower beach just 50ft away, clear clean water...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Directly across from the house there are over 100 acres of Conservation Land filled with wildlife...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    one set of sheets for all beds...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For rent -one tandem 2 singles $125...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
***2017 Spring
Apr 8 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 Summer
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

***2017 Fall
Sep 9 - Dec 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Kayaks-2 single/1 tandem $125

Notes:

Includes 9% NH hospitality tax and cleaning. Kayaks, 2 singles, 1 tandem $125.00 a week

Additional boats can be rented and delivered through Everett Cove Marina in Maine

***REDUCTED RATES IN SPRING AND FALL FOR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

Discounted monthly rates during Spring and Fall seasons, please call to discuss


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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Location

Visit Boston or Portland Maine by riding the rail with Amtrak. Station is just 15 minutes away with ample parking!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Expansive property with nearby garage (not a neighbor)

    Expansive property with nearby garage (not a neighbor)

  • Outdoor Pantry with Grill

    Outdoor Pantry with Grill

  • TV area -
beautiful views of the Lake

    TV area - beautiful views of the Lake

  • I could do this all day....

    I could do this all day....

  • Look at Me!

    Look at Me!

  • Lower Deck Seating

    Lower Deck Seating

  • Days End

    Days End

  • Photographed by one of our guests from the upper deck- Full moon setting at 6am

    Photographed by one of our guests from the upper deck- Full moon setting at 6am

  • Loons arrive in front of house with twin chicks
June 2014

    Loons arrive in front of house with twin chicks June 2014

  • Outdoor dining fabulous views

    Outdoor dining fabulous views

  • Master Bedroom with half bath

    Master Bedroom with half bath

  • Sunset

    Sunset

  • Ollie's busy

    Ollie's busy

  • Surrounded by Conservation Land and the Beautiful views of Wildlife

    Surrounded by Conservation Land and the Beautiful views of Wildlife

  • Upper deck

    Upper deck

VRBO #181836

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    House
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/12/2016

(508) 265-5487 (Massachusetts, USA)

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