|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
We will not be reviewing reservation until the spring since our family plans will need to come first.
Private lakefront home is 40 miles to Boston, with 300' on lake, a dock, small beach for children, row boat and boat ramp for your own boat. The house is on a point of land offering lovely views from the two decks and a screened porch of the lake. The 1st floor BR has a comfortable double bed and the large 2nd floor BR has 3 twin beds. In the den there is FP, HD TV, DVD and internet access. 40’ in front of the porch is a dock with water depth of about 9 feet at the end, great for swimming, fishing and boating. In addition, there is a small gravel “beach” area, with a gradual slope, great for young children plus there is a row boat and boat ramp for your own boat on the property for your convenience.
Being at the end of a dead end road, we have a great feeling of privacy with 2.7 acres with 300' on North Pond. Abutting the property is a 500 ac Peppercorn Hill conservation area with many walking trails. The lakes surface is about 234 acres which is an average of 9 feet deep feet. We see an abundance of birds: including many ducks, a Great Blue Heron, swans + Eagle.
Testimonial: Hi Bob,
We just got back home in Illinois last night and miss the house on the pond already. It is a beautiful lot you have there, on what is probably the prettiest part of the lake. We had a great time exploring the lake by canoe, hiking the trails on Peppercorn Hill and swimming off the dock. I was really surprised at how warm the water still was for September, and was in it almost every day. We enjoyed putting the lounge chairs out on the floating dock mid-morning and lying in the sun. I could not get over the lack of mosquitoes...and they usually like me a lot.
I think one of the things I liked best about 95 Crockett is that it’s been left alone as it was probably 40 years ago. Walking in I was immediately transported back to the mid 60’s when on occasion I would visit cottages owned by friends’ families on a lake or down the Cape. The knotty pine paneling, the screened porch, etc.
North Pond, has been in our family since 1930, when my grandfather had bought in the Great Depression. Ever since, it been and still a place where our families have relax and been nourished. For the last 20 years we have rented to others during the winter months and part of the summer, since we are able only to be there for about a month. Renting has enabled us to make a number of improvements and allow others to be blessed.
Gale and I just wanted to let you know that we had a very good time at the pond this year. The week went by way too quickly and we decided that next time we want to make it a 2 week stay instead of one. The weather wasn’t the best but we did have 3 or 4 good days that we could swim and float around in the water. At least we missed that very hot weather the week or two before we arrived.
The Wifi is a nice improvement, as were the new chairs on the deck and those 2 very comfortable lounge chairs.
We had my parents over for lunch twice along with one of my sisters and her husband. They really enjoy it there and they liked seeing all the water skiers and boaters out on Sunday. The following day it was a little rainy and a complete opposite of Sunday. It was quiet and peaceful with nobody on the water. (Except that one guy who skis every day between 7:30 and 8AM).
Also, along with the usual Canada Geese and the blue heron I identified a new bird this year. It’s an osprey. And he or she likes to sit in the old dead pine tree on the other side of the pond and fish. One day I walked down to the beach area to toss some corn husks on your brush pile and suddenly heard a loud splash right off shore by the boat ramp. I looked at the water and this osprey came up out of the water carrying a fish in its talons and flew up into a tree with it. It’s a beautiful hawk like bird with about a 5 foot wingspan. I read that they were almost extinct in the 60s because of the use of DDT back then but are now making a comeback in the northeast. Saw him out there every day sitting in the trees looking for fish.
Hopefully we’ll be able to do a two week rental next year and I’ll be sure and get in touch with you early in the year.
Reservation for 2014 will be taken after April due to priority to family and friends. There are reports that it is great lake for bass large and small. 25 minutes to Worcester, 45 minutes to Boston & Providence, 35 minutes to Old Sturbridge Village and Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor. Southwick Zoo in Mendon, New England's finest zoo, is 10 miles away. There are many Golf Course and restaurants close by. Brimfield Flea Market 30 min. away.
Abutting to rear on the property is Peppercorn Hill, commands a fine view of North Pond, from which flows Mill River, separating Upton from Milford. Pratt's Hill and pond, and a smaller pond, beautify the scenery on the north of the central village.
Upton has many historic buildings and sites. There are some hidden historic Indian sites and some beehive cave chambers. On a clear fall day, you can see the tip of the Boston sky line from Peppercorn Hill. Call the owner 978 882 4028
Other Activities: Old Sturbridge Village & Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 9 2015 - May 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
For rental application please send me an email with your HOME mailing address (postal NOT email) and your phone number.
Please inquire for rates with well behaved dogs and for groups over 2 people.
The off season winter rental is from the October until end of April or the end May the rate is $1500/month depend upon the number of people. Tenant is responsible for: all utilities.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.