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Waterfront Cottage, Quiet Beach on Swains Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms 1 full bath sleeps 6

This lakefront cottage is only 2.5 miles from Rt.125 on Swains Lake in Barrington, NH, on a private, wooded, 5-acre lot with a large shore frontage. Swains Lake is over 550 acres with swimming, boating and bass fishing. The cottage is 560 sq. ft., with an additional full-front screened porch overlooking the lake, providing a wonderful area for open-air dining and relaxing. Listen to the loons at night!

The cedar dock is suitable for boat docking. The house has two bedrooms and one bathroom (shower only, no tub). The living room connects to the dining/kitchen area (full-sized refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave). One bedroom has a double bed, the other has twin-sized bunk beds, and the living room sofa pulls out to a queen-sized sleeper.

Pets are allowed with a deposit.

**Reservations taken starting March 1, 2011**

More Details

Harriet Hardy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Walk through cottage, each room and porch with guest. Accepted cottage no complaints. Guest stayed for 16 days. Before they arrived had a bad wind storm. Mother nature brought in floating weeds and made a tear on porch screen. I stated I would repair tear, guest said it was OK they would fix it. I leave bug spray in pantry. Pillows are cleaned and rotated. Extra pillows are in bedroom closet. I don't advertise that a boat is available for guest.
Jun 2010
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Barrington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in livrm
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 double, 2 twins, 1 sleep sofa. Dock; large screened-in porch overlooking lakefront; perfect for dining.


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Waterfront Cottage, Quiet Beach on Swains Lake
average rating of 4.0 based on 16 reviews

wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the lakeside cottage. The location, view, and comfort of the cottage truly lived up to our expectations. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful lakeside cottage! 5 stars!!

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days of fishing on the lake! The bass fishing was great and its an amazing lake to fish, all types of cover for the bass, The view was beautiful and the daily sighting of the Bald Eagle fishing made it even more special! Falling asleep to the crys of the loons was great and we even had a red fox sneak thru the property early one morning! The large screened in porch provided a great lake breeze every day and bug free dining. Everything you could possibly need is a short drive away making this an ideal location. Swains lake is on of the better bass lakes in the area and Harriet has a convienient location adjacent to the boat ramp, Everything was exactly as listed and Harriet was a pleasure to deal with. I would reccomend this place to anyone. We had a great vacation here!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful place to relax.

  • 3 of 5

A very nice lakeside cottage with beautiful view! The screened in porch provided a beautiful breeze and kept any bugs away! The fishing on the lake was great and we caught lots of bass! The daily sightings of the bald eagle fishing was a sight to see! and falling asleep to the crys of the loons at night made it special too! We even had a red fox stroll by the front door one morning! Great location with everything you could need within a 10 Min drive. The place was just as described and the Owner was very accomidating. I would reccomend this place highly. And if you like bass fishing this is one of the best lakes in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect for what I was looking for rest relaxation with beautiful view. Loved seeing the bald eagle in the wild and watching my dog who hates the water not want to get out. Harriet is wonderful to deal with.

Will be back hopefully this year

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pepperell, Massachusetts

Girl's Week #2 at this location

  • 4 of 5

BFF & I, with our daughters, agreed to go back to Harriet's Cottage for another girl's week. We had rented a week in 2009, loved the location & the waterfront access.Great lake for swimming,kayaking,floating!Although we knew the cottage was small & needs some updating, we are all about the condition of the lake & we were not disappointed.Last year we tried another location & who's house was spacious & beautiful, but was a hike, down a hill, to the lake weed filled lake.We love Swain Lake & Harriet has a nice private lakefront area.Thanks for your hospitality Harriet, & we didn't lose the TV remote!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived, Harriet was so welcomed and we all appreciated it. My two small grandchildren immediately jumped in the lake. The cottage was ideal for us. So very private but close to everything. We had a family reunion on sunday and everyone remarked what a perfect place and i do agree. i would definitely consider coming back next quiet and peaceful. Thank you Harriet for the wonderful vacation cottage.

Barbara Hansard

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara Very happy cottage was a perfect place for you and family reunion. Hope you are able to return next year. Harriet
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Manchester, NH
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 125
Car: recommended

The cottage is 10 miles east of Durham (UNH), and a 30 minute-drive to Loudon NHIS racetrack, just 2.5 miles off Rt. 125. The lake offers bass fishing, boating, and swimming. In the fall, view New England’s foliage. Hampton Beach is a short drive away.

Shopping center is located 3 miles south on Rt.125, with a grocery store (Market Basket), movie and game rental store, state liquor store, Walgreens, and other small shops. Also on Rt. 125 is a 4-screen movie theater.

Visit Calef's Country Store (at the intersection with Rt. 9) for freshly-made donuts and bread in the morning, penny-candy, and snappy cheese, and other local goods. Also see The Christmas Dove gift shop, also on Rt. 9.

Local restaurants for seafood and home-style cooking can be found on Rt. 125 north and south of the cottage.

Other Activities: Biking


Rates & Availability

Barrington Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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