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Historic home on the shores of Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, sleeps 15

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, the house is a large, beautifully decorated historic home. There are three acres of expansive lawns with flower gardens and an organic vegetable patch. The 600 feet of private shoreline adjoin the Missiquoi National Wildlife Refuge and the deck and dock are great places to watch herons, near-by nesting osprey and the occasional bald eagle.

Nearly every room provides lovely views of the lake and the Green Mountain range. The kitchen has granite countertops, a four oven AGA cooker, and there is a teak table that seats 10. There is an additional pantry kitchen with an electric oven, and a second large refrigerator.

The 60 foot long screened-in porch has wicker furniture, a hammock, and a dining table.

There are two living rooms, one with a wood burning fireplace, plenty of books and board games. The second is even larger and has a gas fireplace, baby grand piano, and french doors leading to an open deck.

The south lawn is very flat and provides a perfect setting for tented events or a game of soccer.

An experienced catering staff is available if you would like meals provided.

More Details

Jennifer Bright
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Indonesian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swanton in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If you wish to host an event, you must contact owner about additional costs and policies.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , steam shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , steam shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , steam shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , steam shower
  • Bathroom 1 : This en suite bath for master bedroom is a large, fully tiled space with wonderful views of the lake and the Green Mountains. Bathroom 2: An en suite bathroom with a view of Jay Peak and the lake Bathroom 3: En suite to bedroom three there is a large steam bath/shower in this bathroom Bathroom 4: This hallway bathroom is shared by the Twin bed room and Tower room. It is lined with cedar and has a tiled walk-in shower Bathroom 5: A half bath in the main entry Bathroom 6; A half bath also off the main entry
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , this child bed is a pack and play-can be moved to any room
  • Bedroom 1: The room is approximately 600 square feet with a balcony overlooking the lake. There is a beautiful view of the Green mountains. The room is located at the far end of the house and is accessed by its' own staircase and is very private. En suite bath Bedroom 2 A very large bedroom with windows on three sides and views of the lake, lawns and garden. There is a daybed that can be separated from the main bedroom by drawing a curtain at the end of the room. En suite bath Bedroom 3 Very comfortable room with lake views and en suite bath. Bedroom 4 Beautiful tower room with views to the west and the gardens. There is a single antique day bed. Bedroom 5 Twin bed room with lake views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a four oven Aga cooker in the main kitchen and a full sized electric oven in the pantry kitchen. There are full sized refrigerators in both the main kitchen and in the pantry kitchen. There is a large teak table in the kitchen that seats 10 and a table on screened porch that also seats 10. There are two living rooms--one with a wood burning fireplace and looks of books and the other a huge great room with a gas fireplace, baby grand piano and room to seat 45 or more. The house is set on three acres with 600 feet of private shoreline. There is a dock accessed by set a stairs a lake access for water craft via the adjoining private access area. If you would like to host an event on the property for more than 15 people, please contact us an we will work with you to make it happen.


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Historic home on the shores of Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 15 reviews

A wonderful week!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 couples loved this house. It is large with plenty of space to be together or alone.The kitchen is very large and along with the pantry kitchen are well stocked .. The house is full of interesting furniture and artwork and so comfortable to be in. There is a lot of porches but the large screened in porch over looking the water is where we spent most of the time and ate at the table there that sat ten. There is also a deck right over looking the water where we had cocktails in the evening. The bedrooms are great... the master amazing. It was a hot week but there was a breeze from the lake and the rooms had fans. The National Wildlife Refuge right down the road has wonderful trails and overlooks. We also took kayaks and kayaked right from the house dock/waterfront. We wished we would have brought a croquet set as the side lawn would have been perfect for that. Jennifer, the owner was always available via phone.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for us.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over presidents and we had a great time. The house is beautiful with plenty of space for a large group. Kitchen and common areas are well equipped and the master bedroom is massive. Jennifer was very easy to deal with and always attentive to our needs. I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice and quiet location with the lake at your doorstep. We’ll definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sub-Zero But Super Awesome!

  • 4 of 5

Even in the coldest weather, this was an excellent place to hibernate for a week - Jennifer was so welcoming and gracious and there were plenty of spaces for our crew to come together for family time or spread out for a little bit of independence. The kitchen was the definite "heart of the home" here - and nearby St. Albans was a regular destination for us. Sunrises and sunsets over Lake Champlain were gorgeous and we left our share of snow angels on the frozen lake and the nice, flat grounds. I can't imagine how fun it could be in the warmer weather months!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, Vermont

Peaceful tranquility; great for large family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Unique home with plenty of space, including great screened in porch. Grounds awesome for soccer, frisbee, tag. Bay is shallow and good for swimming. Very quiet and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

Beautiful location with spacious house but some upkeep needed

  • 4 of 5

Spacious rooms, wonderful views of the lake, productive rock bass fishing right off the dock and a great kitchen with a special stove. Huge lawns around the house for kids to play on. We loved the easy day trips to Montreal, St. Albans and Burlington. We could not operate the DISH television, which needs either prominent instructions or a hook up. We did not mind missing the TV for a week, but some might. Lots of missing light bulbs and holes in mosquito screens on the porch. Most importantly, the hot water heater in the house needs repair or replacement to fix the strong odor.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location ... Nice home

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this home for rental.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Grand Isle Ferry to Plattsburg, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Champlain Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rouses Point, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 78
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
North Hero House
Car: necessary

The property is adjacent to the 6600 acre Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge where there are hiking trails, boating routes and the largest heron rookery in the eastern US.

We are only a few miles from the Canadian border and the wine and cheese trails of Quebec.

There are three golf courses within a short driving distance and 10 more within 35 miles.

There are a number of fine restaraunts within a 30 min drive--on both sides of the border


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Swanton, Vermont

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £188.95
Property Damage Protection £74.82
Cleaning £75.58
Pet Fee £188.95

The pet fee is non- refundable and is per dog or other animal
50% of Booking cost due at time of Booking. Remainder will be due 60 days before check-in.
Cancellations made more than 60 days before check-in will be refunded at 100%.g
Cancellations made with less than 60 days notice will receive no refund

Cancellation made with less than 60 days notice will receive no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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