PRIVATE LAKEFRONT HOME, 300' ON LAKE, DOCK, BEACH, BOAT RAMP, 40 MILES TO BOSTON

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Robert Stallard

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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PRIVATE LAKEFRONT HOME, 300' ON LAKE, DOCK, BEACH, BOAT RAMP, 40 MILES TO BOSTON

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Private 2+ Ac lakefront 5 rm Cape with 2 Bedrm, + 2 decks all with water views

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Robert Stallard

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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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190409
+1 978 882-4028
Upton Central Massachusetts
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Great time

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Hi Bob,

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.

Sincerely,
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190409
+1 978 882-4028
Upton Central Massachusetts
5

Another Great Stay at North Pond

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
This was our 4th time renting at Bob & Nancy's North Pond cottage and it was the best so far. Our two weeks in August were perfect, great weather, warm water temperature and as beautiful as ever. A few improvements in furnishings and services added to our comfort and enjoyment. The newer bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable for two and the 2 guests we had for a couple nights reported that the twins upstairs were very comfortable as well. The updated living room sofa is a good improvement. The added internet access was a nice addition (a longer cable I brought along allowed me to use my laptop from the back porch).
We found the property very clean and well maintained upon arrival.
We enjoyed several family lunches on the back decks. Probably the most exciting part was on our last evening there, we were sitting out in the side yard after dinner overlooking the lake when we experienced a "blue moon", the second full moon in the month of August, on the 31st. We sat for hours as we watched this beautiful huge moon rise from the east and illuminate the water in front of us. If only the photos I took could have captured the full beauty of it. But still, Unforgettable! We really hope to be back soon.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190409
+1 978 882-4028
Upton Central Massachusetts
5

Vacation Rental 190409

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My family lives overseas and we come home for about a month every summer. The house that we were fortunate enough to rent this summer was amazing! We had more than enough room for our family of five. We spent our days in the cool, refreshing water - with our extended family that lives in the area. The location of our "lake house" is about 20 minutes from the Mass. Pike....making it an easy drive to either Springfield or Boston. There is a grocery store that is less than 20 minutes from the house..in a shopping plaza that has a Five Guys, Friendly's, hair/nail salon, and much more.
The house itself is well-maintained and updated, while still keeping it's lakehouse charm. When we had our family over for a barbeque, we had ample room for 15 plus people to sit and eat. There are four seating areas so, it never seemed crowded. The house is clean, well supplied with cooking utensils, and the living room has a/c - which helped during the heat wave. A/C was not always necessary as there is typically a cool breeze coming off the water. The views from the house are simply beautiful - water, trees, and blue sky...what more could you ask for?
As you can tell, we REALLY enjoyed our stay at Bob and Nancy's house!!! Our teenaged daughter is already asking if we can stay here next year!!
Many, many thanks!!
Rhonda Mojkowski, et al
Owner's Response: Hi Rhonda,
It is our joy to have the opportunity to share our lake house with you and your family. For five generations my family have continued to find North Pond to be a relaxing and refreshing.

Look forward to your coming again.

Bob Stallard
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190409
+1 978 882-4028
Upton Central Massachusetts
Brooklyn, NY
5

Great Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Ed and I enjoyed our stay at this rustic and cozy cottage overlooking a lovely pond. It was very peaceful and welcoming. Swimming was great, and we enjoyed visiting the neighboring towns. On one occasion we took the commuter train to Boston and spent the day exploring the Commons and revisiting historical sites.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p190409
+1 978 882-4028
Upton Central Massachusetts
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North Pond vacation home

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Hi Bob,



I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that everything was great at the pond during our stay. It was very nice to meet you and Nancy. I hope everything was in order when you got there. We tried to put things back where we found them. Fin & Feather was supposed to pick up the kayak Thursday morning but it was still in the driveway by the sand pile when we left.



I was in the water every day, and we kayaked almost every day. We only turned on that A/C unit once...our last evening there when all that humidity rolled in. Overall we had the best weather we could ask for...dry, warm and sunny. We had about 3 hours of light rain that first Wednesday.



The improvements you made over last year were very much appreciated. Probably most important to us was how good the landscaping looked, the increased view from the lot and the access to the boat ramp and beach area. We also liked the wooden blinds in the den/bedroom, very effective in blocking the sun and they are heavy enough that they didn't blow around when the wind blew. We actually brought along an extra set of old dark sheets in case there wasn't anything on those windows, so we could sleep later than sunrise. And the light and mirror in the bathroom made a tremendous difference when shaving! Once again we did not use the upstairs at all, except to store our suitcases, but I was surprised that it was just as cool up there as the rest of the house. Also, the new dock ladder is a lot more comfortable on the feet than the old one.

We look forward to staying there again. Hopefully we'll be able to do a similar vacation next year if both Gale and I can get the time off from our jobs.

Best Regards,

Steve
Helpful votes: 11/11
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Logan
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 495
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
There a beach and boat ramp at the property.
Car: recommended

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

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Availability & Rates

Upton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
summer June 2014
Jun 6 2014 - Jul 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$150
$1,000
5 nights
 
 
Summer July 2014
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$215
$1,500
6 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Cleaning $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes TO BOOK THE HOUSE- Please send me an email with the following:
1. Your HOME mailing address (postal NOT email)
2. Your cell phone number
3. A list of all guest’s names with ages.
Please inquire for rates with well behaved dogs and for groups over 4 people.
Also available as winter rental October until end of May the rate is $1500/month depend upon the number of people.
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Amenities

Upton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking On Street
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , is also a den
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Room 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Funton in enclosed porch
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
Notes:
The 12,000 BTU portable air-conditioning unit is in the living room.
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