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Elegant And Spacious Lakefront Escape

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Barrington House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Not your typical lake house. Our comfortable and spacious lake home is only 6 years young, sits on 1 acre of land and offers all of the modern conveniences. Features a large eat-in kitchen and dining area, living room with large screen TV and Blue Ray DVD player, large master suite with private bath and new queen bed, guest bedroom with new queen bed and attached full bath, 2nd floor den, large finished walk-out lower level with newly furnished family room with large flat screen TV and Blue Ray DVD player and mini-fridge, includes separate bedroom with 3 twin Tempurpedic beds and private full bath. All beds are complete with linens/blankets/pillows. You will need to supply your own bath and beach towels. Relax on the sandy beach, swim in the crystal clear water or kayak around the lake. Enjoy morning coffee on the deck, listen to the loons or kick back by the large fire pit. Swim, fish, sun, boat or take a day trip to experience all that the area has to offer. You won't want to leave! Kitchen is supplied with basic spices/herbs, dish towels, pot holders, pots/pans, all cutlery, utensils, blender, mixer, microwave, toaster, plastic wrap/bags, foil....cooler, Instant hot/cold water dispenser, dish/dishwasher detergent, walk-in pantry and separate full size freezer. Just 5 miles away you will find a grocery & liquor store, a walk-in medical facility, and 2 pharmacies with much more around the corner. Please note, we do not rent for weddings, reunions or large gatherings.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Avallon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

Why Karen Avallon chose Seacoast New Hampshire

We became familiar with the Barrington area when our son and daughter attended the University of NH. We enjoy going to Portsmouth and Maine and we are continually discovering more and more things we love about the area!

What makes this house unique

The peace, serenity and constantly changing views of the lake are what we love the most. The lake activities throughout the year always provides something to do. We look forward to the changes that come with each season.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Elegant And Spacious Lakefront Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stunning Home and Location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is stunning. My husband and I have stayed at many vacation rentals over the years from Lake Tahoe to Hawaii and I have to say that this home was the best in every way. It's beautifully furnished and very comfortable. I have never stayed in a home with such a well stocked kitchen. Not one thing was lacking! The lake is gorgeous and with a small island not far from the home's shoreline, it feels very private and secluded. Two Kayaks and a row boat are available to explore the lake. The owners, Karen and Phil, are extremely hospitable and made sure that we enjoyed our stay. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy, We're so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and found all that you needed. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope we get to see you again in the future. - Karen & Phil
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Amazing home and lake with outstanding owners!

  • 5 of 5

I would give ten stars if I could! Everything went smoothly and professionally from the moment I contacted the owners ending with the prompt refund of my security deposit. Swain's Lake is an idyllic setting to spend summer vacation. Begin and end your days with loons calling, heron landing, and fish jumping right outside your back door! The water is clean, and the neighbors quiet. A quick drive down the road to Calef's Country store broke up the day, and a zip line outing in nearby Kittery provided a bit of adventure. Even though there are lots of things nearby to see and do, we barely left the beautiful home as it had everything we needed and wanted. My family spent many hours fishing, swimming, and kayaking, and we hit our comfy, plush beds and pillows exhausted every night. The owners are very responsive and flexible. They lovingly maintain the home and the grounds - every little detail is well thought out - from a bike pump in the garage to beautiful furnishings and touches throughout the home! Our week on the lake will be remembered for many years to come. Thank you to Karen and Phil for sharing your slice of paradise with my family!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, Thanks so very much for the outstanding review.....there's nothing that makes us happier than sharing our home with a family that respects the property and has the opportunity to make lasting memories as we have with our own family. We're so happy all of you had a wonderful time, and now that you're a water baby.....perhaps you'll come back and see us again! It was so great meeting all of you. Thanks again! Karen & Phil
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New Jersey

Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect in every way. The owners thought of everything when furnishing this beautiful home. Our family had a wonderful week of relaxation by the lake, along with 2 road trips to Portsmouth and Mt Washington. The location is private but still close to stores, shopping, and restaurants and the wildlife and nature of the lake made for a very enjoyable week. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yana & Rob, So nice to hear you enjoyed yourselves and were able to take a couple of day trips. Still hoping to hear about Mt Washington! Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Karen & Phil
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What a Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this home for a week and were thrilled with our experience. Our adult children and spouses each had their own rooms and baths and there was platy of space for everyone to find a restful spot to relax. The waterfront was beautiful, sandy and warm with kayaks to use to paddle around pristine Swain's Lake. The house had all of the comforts of home to make the stay easy and comfortable. We left knowing we will return each year. The owners were very professional and pleasant to work with. They should be very proud of their wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peg. It's always so nice to know our guests enjoyed themselves and found plenty to do. We're looking forward to seeing all of you next year!
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Beautiful and peaceful lake retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a serene setting. The house is amazing with many different spaces to relax and enjoy. The owners have thought of everything! We enjoyed sitting by the lake listening to the loons calling to each other, kayaking, and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. Didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. I'm sure you were able to shoot some wonderful photos of the wildlife, daily lake activities, family and friends....... We hope to see all of you again soon. -Karen & Phil
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Ledyard Connecticut

Amazing lake home

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beautiful lake home in barrington for 5 nights, and let me tell you I was depressed the day I was leaving! The owners of the home were great, very nice people. You hear loons on the lake every day and you can kayak within 10 feet of them. Swains lake is very peaceful and quiet. Our family and the other family we went with might just have to make it are vacation spot every year! Oh yeah did I mention the house was amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was great meeting you and your family. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Nippo Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Durham Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Moose Mountain
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Hampton Beach
Car: necessary

Visit beautiful downtown Portsmouth and check out the shops and restaurants or the outlets in Kittery, ME. all only 30 min. away. Or take a trip to LL Bean in Freeport. ME approx. 1.5 hrs. away. Lee Speedway is just 13 min. south on Rt. 125 or the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH approx. 45 min. away. Hampton Beach and whale watching from Rye just 45 min.


Rates & Availability

Barrington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 9.0%

Initial deposit and balance due prior to stay. Please contact owner for more information.

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Barrington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three full bathrooms all with quartz counters and tile floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen
    Lower Level - 3 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6. Two queen beds, 3 twin/single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Weber grill included for your outdoor cooking. Whole house generator to assure a comfortable stay.

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