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Lakefront living in modern luxury

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Sleeps 6-8, Gourmet kitchen, open floor plan

Enjoy lakefront living at its finest. Jump off your own dock into warm, clear, water. The Adirondak chairs on the dock and deck provide easy resting with gorgeous views. The Roman Arch two-person quilted hammock is a joy for resting and reading! Enjoy kayaking, boating, waterskiing and jetskiing (only kayaks provided) from the dock in the backyard. Waterfront home comfortably sleeps six and has a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, maple hardwood floors and granite counter tops. Easy daily commuting to Worcester, Boston or Providence whether by car or train. Waterfront Fun that is Central to Southern New England! 20 minutes to Worcester, 40 minutes to Boston; one hour to Providence, Rhode Island (RI), 90 minutes to the Berkshires or Newport, RI, two hours to Cape Cod or the White Mountains - unlimited fun to be had whether it be ocean, beaches, mountains, lakes, performing arts, museums, historical sites, or simply enjoying the summer sun from the comfort of your own dock!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jackie Woodside, Co Owner and Heather Harker, Co Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Jackie Woodside, Co Owner and Heather Harker, Co Owner

We are a family of three water-loving folks! We own this property and another waterfront home in the Thousand Islands in Upstate New York. We have enjoyed many great times here, as have our family, friends and guests who rent from us. We attend church locally, serve on boards in our community, play sports and enjoy downtime here at SoulHaven.

Jackie Woodside, Co Owner and Heather Harker, Co Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why Jackie Woodside, Co Owner and Heather Harker, Co Owner chose Greater Boston

We fell in love with the lakefront and the great room here. Other than those two features, we have updated and renovated EVERYTHING else in the home since our purchase to make it uniquely our own.

What makes this house unique

The deck right outside the great room and the patio down by the waterfront are lovely spots to read and soak in some sun! The roman arc hammock is a must for relaxation and afternoon naps too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Heather and Jackie,

I just wanted to say how wonderful it was to stay at SoulHaven!

It was an incredibly fulfilling experience. Your attention to décor, the condition of the property and the ambiance were just what we were after.

We could not have made a better choice. Your home was instrumental in a very successful, fulfilling vacation.

We became completely enamored with the beauty of the lake, the soft breeze, your tasteful and modern decor

and the overall tranquility. Thank you!
Mar 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Lakefront living in modern luxury
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Rio Linda, CA

A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax and have fun. We enjoyed the lake, swimming, feeding the ducks and fish, and kayaking. It was 8 miles to the T station on our site seeing trip to Boston, 2 hrs to Cape Cod and Plymouth. Great restaurant in town, Coral Seafood, and Vin Bin for wine and cheese! The home is beautifuly decorated, and the owners very generously provide many amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. If we didn't live in California, it's a place we'd definitely want to visit every year!

Keith & Karen

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree! Vin Bin is excellent and the staff there are always helpful! Marlborough and its lake are a hidden gem in MA and we enjoy sharing it! Heather and Jackie
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Perfect stay for our entire family! May make it an annual event!

  • 5 of 5

Soul Haven was a wonderful retreat for us. We are MA residents at heart that have relocated to California. We rented this house to have a fun home base while we visited so that our friends and family could drop in and visit. Everyone had a blast, there was plenty of space, the lake was the best and the kitchen was perfect for a mom of 3. Everyone who visited over the 12 days there thought it was a great idea and hope we'll make it an annual event! Jackie was always accessible via email if we had any questions. There were plenty of nice towels and bedding to make us comfortable...and did I mention the kitchen!? Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate hearing from our guests and am so glad that you had such a wonderful time making family memories at SoulHaven. It is our joy to share our home with those who appreciate the aesthetic of the art, the lake and the energy of the place! Thank you! Jackie
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summer time off

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake, awesome relax time, Jackie a great person, a wide book reading options, definitely a must for a good time off week

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful People!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few weeks chatting and planning our summer trip to Massachusetts with Jackie. She responded to all my emails within a day and was so kind and helpful with each response. She returned my calls within hours as well. Jackie was more than happy to provide us with extra details about the house, the lake, and the surrounding area as well. At the last minute, our dates changed and her house was already booked for what we needed. (She books up fast!). But I just had to come on here to share my wonderful experience anyway. I highly recommend Jackie and I look forward to someday staying at her property!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romania, Europe

Lakeside-lovely family-friendly reunion-ready

  • 5 of 5

The hosts and house very accommodating, one of those rentals that leaves you thinking, I could live like this! The house has a lot of natural light, with large windows overlooking a very calm and clean lake, perfect for the kayaks that the hosts leave for guests to use.

The kitchen is open and can service two areas as there are two breakfast bars, and a round table that seats about 5-6, a step away.

The very large living room has a zen feeling and ceiling windows provide glorious light and a wonderful water view!

There are 3 bedrooms but a futon turns the downstairs bedroom into accommodation for another 2 (our two kids).

If you are an avid reader, life, religion, psychology, child rearing, finding peace, making money, tourism, etc. STOP and close the favorites window! This is the place!

Boston is about an hour's drive, supermarkets and farms nearby. Try

The house is clean, we ran out of propane for the grill and the owners came to solve the matter right away!

Go on, try to find something better, I dare you.

We come every year and reunite with family in the area, this house was the perfect place, where the house was far enough from the city and close enough for the heart!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is really lovely to read. We take such pride in creating our home to reflect it's name - truly a haven for the soul! It is very gratifying to see when our guests experience exactly what it is that we want to create!
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Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

I may have to write another review later to get more details on here for you all to see, but in a nutshell............... we had a great time here! The place was just as it was advertised. (There are areas of owners belongings kept private and the lease clearly states this, so it was not a problem.) The lake area was wonderful too, and most homes here have a bit of a slope, as does this place. This is not a problem at all, if you want to have fun, you want to have fun! We were only 2 of us, vacationing to have some quiet get away from work time, but had family come visit on weekends. This was such a neat place to be able to share the day with family we had not seen in years!

Owners were avail by phone whenever needed (local info, directions etc!) Thank you so much to Jackie and Heather. Maybe if we get up again, we can meet you both next time! These trips are not every year for us, but we will surely look to rent here again when we DO come up.

~ Scott and Laurie ~Texas

(Oh, and making reservations and getting lease items completed was really easy and all done online and by mail! easy easy easy!)

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do make sure that we are available and to keep the rental process seamless and easy! That makes it easier for us too!!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: recommended

Waterfront Fun that is Central to Southern New England! 20 minutes to Worcester, 50 minutes to Boston and Providence, Rhode Island (RI), 90 minutes to the Berkshires or Newport, RI, two hours to Cape Cod or the White Mountains - unlimited fun to be had whether it be ocean, beaches, mountains, lakes, performing arts, museums, historical sites, or simply enjoying the summer sun from the comfort of your own dock!

Other Activities: kayaking, other water activities


Rates & Availability

Marlborough House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Greater Boston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , This is a spacious marble shower with two shower heads!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 double
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This room can also serve as an office.
    Master Suite - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Significant room for the air mattress, if desired.
  • Gorgeous, huge master suite with rare antique bedroom set. Master bedroom walks out onto the lake front lawn. Shower is tumbled marble, dual shower heads and clear heavy glass doors. Beautiful lighting and spa-like feel.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There is a large cathedral ceiling great room that overlooks the lake with a woodstove, television (in a custom built wood cabinet), and seating for 6. There is also a smaller den, with a fireplace and two comfortable chairs that is perfect for reading or leisurely chats. We provide two high quality air mattresses in case you want to have more sleeping space or additional guests!

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