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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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.


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Historic home on the shores of Lake Champlain
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, Vermont

Peaceful tranquility; great for large family gathering

  • 4 of 5

Unique home with plenty of space, including great screened in porch. Grounds awesome for soccer, frisbee, tag. Bay is shallow and good for swimming. Very quiet and cozy.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location with spacious house but some upkeep needed

  • 4 of 5

Spacious rooms, wonderful views of the lake, productive rock bass fishing right off the dock and a great kitchen with a special stove. Huge lawns around the house for kids to play on. We loved the easy day trips to Montreal, St. Albans and Burlington. We could not operate the DISH television, which needs either prominent instructions or a hook up. We did not mind missing the TV for a week, but some might. Lots of missing light bulbs and holes in mosquito screens on the porch. Most importantly, the hot water heater in the house needs repair or replacement to fix the strong odor.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location ... Nice home

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this home for rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The family compound

  • 4 of 5

We just finished our week at Tabor House and our eleven member multi-generational family had plenty of room to spread out when needed, and get together for family dinners on the porch, or game night at the roomy kitchen table. The grounds were huge (really), and allowed the kids to play and explore in safety. Very little traffic and fairly flat roadways made for great family biking trips. The kids loved fishing off the dock, and the adults loved sitting on the upper deck, and just enjoying the views. If I have anything negative to say, it would be that the hedges along the waters edge should be cut back a foot or two to allow a better view of the lake from the comforable wrap-around porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house has lots of potential but needs some TLC.

  • 2 of 5

My family and I stayed at this home in early July. Let me just say, we did have a good time. However, it could have been so much better. Let me start with the good points. First off, the beds were comfortable and we all slept great. We had a party of 14 people and there was plenty of room for everyone. There are beautiful views from every room. However, there was a ton of overgrowth of bushes, grass etc which obstructed the view from the screened in porch. We would have spent much more time on the porch had the view not been obstructed. The porch was also in need of a good power washing. There were many cobwebs over the screens on the porch and the floor was dirty. The yard would have been great however the grass was in desperate need of a good mowing. There were several children in our group. They would have enjoyed running around in the yard but they couldn't because the grass was too high. Finally, on our last day, the grass was cut. So, I am sure the people who came the week after us were able to enjoy the yard. There was also an issue with the water and the heat. The water had an odor like rotten eggs. I believe it was due to a problem with the water softener. So we used bottled water all week. And the heat in one of the rooms kicked on and would not turn off leaving us unable to utilize that room for a day or so until it was fixed. We also saw several mice during our stay which was mildly traumatizing. Despite these issues, we made the most of our stay. We brought kayaks and enjoyed day trips to Burlington and St. Albans. I would definitely return to Lake Champlain. However, if we come again, we would not come back to this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.