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Historic home on the shores of Lake Champlain

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, sleeps 15

Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, the house is a large, beautifully decorated historic home. There are three acres of expansive lawns with flower gardens and an organic vegetable patch. The 600 feet of private shoreline adjoin the Missiquoi National Wildlife Refuge and the deck and dock are great places to watch herons, near-by nesting osprey and the occasional bald eagle.

Nearly every room provides lovely views of the lake and the Green Mountain range. The kitchen has granite countertops, a four oven AGA cooker, and there is a teak table that seats 10. There is an additional pantry kitchen with an electric oven, and a second large refrigerator.

The 60 foot long screened-in porch has wicker furniture, a hammock, and a dining table.

There are two living rooms, one with a wood burning fireplace, plenty of books and board games. The second is even larger and has a gas fireplace, baby grand piano, and french doors leading to an open deck.

The south lawn is very flat and provides a perfect setting for tented events or a game of soccer.

An experienced catering staff is available if you would like meals provided.

More Details

Jennifer Bright
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Indonesian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017


Swanton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , steam shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , steam shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , steam shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , steam shower
  • Bathroom 1 : This en suite bath for master bedroom is a large, fully tiled space with wonderful views of the lake and the Green Mountains. Bathroom 2: An en suite bathroom with a view of Jay Peak and the lake Bathroom 3: En suite to bedroom three there is a large steam bath/shower in this bathroom Bathroom 4: This hallway bathroom is shared by the Twin bed room and Tower room. It is lined with cedar and has a tiled walk-in shower Bathroom 5: A half bath in the main entry Bathroom 6; A half bath also off the main entry
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , this child bed is a pack and play-can be moved to any room
  • Bedroom 1: The room is approximately 600 square feet with a balcony overlooking the lake. There is a beautiful view of the Green mountains. The room is located at the far end of the house and is accessed by its' own staircase and is very private. En suite bath Bedroom 2 A very large bedroom with windows on three sides and views of the lake, lawns and garden. There is a daybed that can be separated from the main bedroom by drawing a curtain at the end of the room. En suite bath Bedroom 3 Very comfortable room with lake views and en suite bath. Bedroom 4 Beautiful tower room with views to the west and the gardens. There is a single antique day bed. Bedroom 5 Twin bed room with lake views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a four oven Aga cooker in the main kitchen and a full sized electric oven in the pantry kitchen. There are full sized refrigerators in both the main kitchen and in the pantry kitchen. There is a large teak table in the kitchen that seats 10 and a table on screened porch that also seats 10. There are two living rooms--one with a wood burning fireplace and looks of books and the other a huge great room with a gas fireplace, baby grand piano and room to seat 45 or more. The house is set on three acres with 600 feet of private shoreline. There is a dock accessed by set a stairs a lake access for water craft via the adjoining private access area. If you would like to host an event on the property for more than 15 people, please contact us an we will work with you to make it happen.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Historic home on the shores of Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

A wonderful week!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 couples loved this house. It is large with plenty of space to be together or alone.The kitchen is very large and along with the pantry kitchen are well stocked .. The house is full of interesting furniture and artwork and so comfortable to be in. There is a lot of porches but the large screened in porch over looking the water is where we spent most of the time and ate at the table there that sat ten. There is also a deck right over looking the water where we had cocktails in the evening. The bedrooms are great... the master amazing. It was a hot week but there was a breeze from the lake and the rooms had fans. The National Wildlife Refuge right down the road has wonderful trails and overlooks. We also took kayaks and kayaked right from the house dock/waterfront. We wished we would have brought a croquet set as the side lawn would have been perfect for that. Jennifer, the owner was always available via phone.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay Jennifer was very nice went over all details of the property what to expect from us. very quiet and peaceful great place to relax the weather was great so we got to enjoy the outside would love to stay there again thanks Jennifer from Ron and Peggie

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great property for large groups

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely, home is more than adequate for large groups of people to stay. The kitchen alone is a great space for entertaining a large group. Would definitely consider staying again.

The location is a slight bit remote; but the water views, deck out on the water, large back screened in porch, and views from many of its rooms make it a very relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A wonderful family reunion in a gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family (thirteen of us) from various parts of the US, Canada, and Europe gathered for ten days to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2016 in Tabor House. The house is absolutely gorgeous, with so much space for everyone, the warm and lovely living room to spend fun evenings together by the wooden fireplace and the spacious private quarters to feel comfortable and relaxed. The huge and superbly equipped kitchen was the center of our daily activities where we thoroughly enjoyed cooking with the AGA stove and had so much fun. Although we did not have a white Christmas, we did get some snow later on during our stay, and enjoyed the view of the beautiful frozen lake, the walks by the nearby countryside and the natural reserve. Tabor House is definitely a unique place!!!! Didier & Anne, François and the kids

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire B&B for a 50th Wedding Anniversary vacation to celebrate with our children and grandchildren ~ 14 of us in all. Plenty of space. We cooked a lot and ate breakfast and dinner together each day on the porch. Daily outings to Montreal, Burlington and St. Albans. Very relaxing ~ beautiful weather. We had kickball, soccer and corn-hole games on the expansive lawn and indoors an ongoing cribbage tournament. Wonderful bird-watching!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great family get away location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire place for our whole family for a week and it was amazing! There was 10 of us and we had plenty of space - all with our own bedrooms and most with our own bathrooms. We love to cook and eat big meals together and the dining area and kitchen were great for that. The kitchen has this cool AGA stove which was amazing to cook on once you got the hang of it.

There was plenty of stuff to do right on the property - canoe, bike rides, walks - plus you aren't far from Montreal, Burlington and other cool activities like Audible Chasm and the indoor water park at Jay Peak.

But if you are looking for the hustle and bustle of a crowded tourist area this isn't for you. Grocery stores and shopping aren't close but if you prepare correctly you hardly notice.

Guarantee we will be returning for another family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Burlington International
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Grand Isle Ferry to Plattsburg, NY
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Champlain Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Rouses Point, NY
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 78
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
North Hero House
Car: necessary

The property is adjacent to the 6600 acre Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge where there are hiking trails, boating routes and the largest heron rookery in the eastern US.

We are only a few miles from the Canadian border and the wine and cheese trails of Quebec.

There are three golf courses within a short driving distance and 10 more within 35 miles.

There are a number of fine restaraunts within a 30 min drive--on both sides of the border


Rates & Availability

Swanton House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

The pet fee is non- refundable.
50% of Booking cost due at time of Booking. Remainder will be due 60 days before check-in.
Cancellations made more than 60 days before check-in will be refunded at 100%.
Cancellation made with less than 60 days notice will receive no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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