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Lakefront living in modern luxury

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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!

Jackie Woodside, Co Owner and Heather Harker, Co Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Marlborough

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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Marlborough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Lakefront living in modern luxury
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 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: August 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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San Diego, California

We had the greatest time at the lake house! Thank you so much.

  • 5 of 5

What is not to love here… The house is gorgeous, we spent many hours playing games in the living room overlooking the beautiful lake, we kayaked all around, fished off the dock, bass and bluegill were practically jumping on the hooks, had barbecues on the deck and some delicious dinners in town... we would definitely love to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is set up with everything you need! Ready to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with my family at Soulhaven! It was our first experience renting a home for vacation and it was more than we expected! The lakefront property gave us not just a beautiful view, but my children enjoyed so much the water, kayacks and fishing!!! And the neighborhood is very nice and quiet, just the righ place to enjoy a peaceful and wonderful family vacation!!! Everything you need is there and it was very well organized.

We fully recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments! It is always so great to hear from families who have enjoyed our home. We always look forward to hearing that memories have been made, relaxation and laughter occurred and a good time was had by all! It brings great energy into our home to have so many families enjoy being there! Thank you and we look forward to having you return next summer! 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: June 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: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
In Marlborough
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mount Wachusett
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




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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