About the property
- House1544 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Private Lot
Four Bedroom, 2 bathroom, year round home on pristine Swanzey Lake in Swanzey, New Hampshire. Comfortably sleeps 6. 1st floor: fully stocked galley kitchen, dining area with lake views, sunken living room with futon, lake views, and fireplace, ¾ bathroom, and master bedroom with Queen bed; 2nd floor: three bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with full bed, and another with twin trundle bed, full bathroom; Appliances: grill, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, washer and dryer. Outdoor: canoe, dock, and outdoor fire pit; cable and WiFi. The house is NOT handicap accessible - there are stairs into the house and stairs from the kitchen to the living room, which make it difficult for wheelchairs. The property has lots of trees, rocks and roots that make it difficult for someone with limited mobility to get to lake.
(NH Operators License 0062686)
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Allyson Lee
Scott and I live in the Metrowest area of Massachusetts, where we have raised our two daughters. Scott works in Boston in the insurance industry and I work in the antique business.
Allyson Lee purchased this House in 2013
Why Allyson Lee chose Swanzey
Scott has been going to Swanzey Lake his entire life through camping at Pilgrim Pines and the attending the children's camp Squanto. We have been vacationing at Swanzey Lake with our girls for 20+ years and are thrilled to finally own a vacation home on the lake. We see this as a house that we will continue to make memories in for years to come, hopefully with grandchildren some day!!
What makes this House unique
What made us fall in love with the house were the lake views from the dining room, living room and deck. We were looking for a lake house, but didn't want a camp that needed a lot of maintenance. The light and open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, fireplace and beautiful woodwork, along with the fireplace, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms sealed the deal for us. We love that the house can be used all four seasons and the fact that it has a first floor bedroom for our guests who can't climb stairs, was a plus. Scott is also a 'tree lover', so the privacy afforded by the wooded lot appealed to us. No grass to mow!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderfully comfortable home
Living far away from family is hard, but sometimes trying to visit them can be harder.
My family tries to converge on the Keene, NH area at least once a year. This means finding a home that will be comfortable for 6 adults--and now an 8 year old and a 10 month old--not to mention the locals we visit that brings meals and gatherings up to 14!
This year, we chose Thanksgiving to visit because it coincided with 2 birthdays. This Swanzey home was perfect. Plenty of privacy, but with nice common areas for eating and chatting. The thermostat controlled fireplace in the living room is wonderful for taking off the chill. The kitchen is small, but the grill on one of the porches is a nice addition.
The location is ideal for seeing covered bridges, visiting Keene as well as tiny hamlets, but also for just enjoying the lake and its surroundings.
The owners are cordial, helpful, and respond quickly to emails.
Fully Equipped Modern Lake House
We were fortunate to find such a lovely house on a beautiful lake. The house is modern and well equipped. The lake is clean and there is a nice entrance area out into the water for swimming. A couple of our friends used the kayaks the owners provided to go around Swanzey Lake. The fire pit was a big hit. There was a big pile of wood available for a nice fire by the lake. The beds were decorated nicely. We bicycled over six covered bridges in one day! We highly recommend this great lake house. Thank you, Allison, for a great experience.
Don and Arlene
A cozy yet roomy getaway spot!
Cannot recommend this rental any higher. I've stayed here two years running with my wife and friends for a weekend winter hike of Monadnock, and it's the coziest spot that accommodates all 6 of us very well. Allyson is an amazing host, was available to answer any and all questions we had. We also arrived the day of a snow storm and found the house plowed, shoveled, and ready for our arrival. Would love to return in the summer, it is an amazing location on the lake, but we definitely love it as a cozy getaway in February.
Perfect lake house
We rented the house with four adults and two small children and it was perfect. Exceptionally clean, comfortable and the outdoor space was fabulous. Loved the yard, dock and fire pit. Owner was very responsive and easy to reach. Great spot for a quiet, peaceful retreat but still close enough to Keene to find restaurants/activities. Beautiful, sandy beach 1/2 mile up the road at Pilgrim Pines which was great for little ones (had to register for the day to use, but very easy to do). Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area - we plan to rent there again next summer.
Clean, comfortable, on the water!
We had family business in the keene area, it was close to town, the home fit our needs perfectly, good location on the lake nice and quiet. Clean and comfortable home, like staying in a friends lake house. I felt the home was as described online and the owners to be wonderful to deal with. Whould recommend to anyone and stay there agin.
A week on swanzey lake
We had a nice stay and would recommend this rental to others.
The lake and view was lovely, the dock was spacious, and the house clean and comfortable. The only drawback was an old bureau in the front bedroom which had a moldy/ mildewy smell.
Swanzey Lake is situated in the beautiful Monadnock Region. The house is 20 minutes from the trailhead of Mount Monadnock for hikers and 10 minutes to quaint downtown Keene where there are shops, restaurants, a children's museum, and two cinemas. Swanzey boasts six covered bridges, which can be toured by car or bicycle. Paddlers will enjoy kayaking or canoeing on the lake or the Ashuelot River. Pick your own berries at Monadnock Berries in Troy with sweeping views of Mt. Monadnock. Children will enjoy visiting The Friendly Farm in Dublin, mini golfing in Keene, or bowling. The Monadnock region offers many fairs and festivals throughout the year, including the Cheshire County Fair and the Keene Pumpkin Festival. Fall foliage on the lake is breathtaking, while winter weekends can be spent cuddled by the fire, ice skating or snow tubing right down the street. Winter: Weather conditions permitting, you can cross country ski or skate on the lake. From groomed skiing - Granite Gorge is within 10 minutes and offers cross country skiing or downhill skiing. For avid downhill skiiers, major mountains like Mount Snow, Okemo, Crochet Mt and Pat's Peak are within 1-2 hours. The Swanzey Lake community includes Pilgrim Pines Christian Conference Center, where Sunday church services are offered in the summer months. Daily bible classes for adults and children, as well as organized activities, are available for a small day use fee.
Rates & Availability
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No pets. No smoking inside home. Bed linens provided, bring your own towels.