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ENCHANTING LAKEFRONT HOME,PEACE & PRIVACY WITH A HOT TUB!

Paul & Anne Harris

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Paul & Anne Harris

Advertiser since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014
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ENCHANTING LAKEFRONT HOME,PEACE & PRIVACY WITH A HOT TUB!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Fitzwilliam House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 Lots of sports equipment

Book now for Spring and Summer vacations!

Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 110 acre Rockwood Pond. The view out the full length deck across the lake will make it easy to fully enjoy the Great Room with cathedral ceilings, wood stove, new appliances and lots of seating and the Private Hot Tub under the stars.

3 cozy bedrooms, (Queen) (Queen and single) and Expansive Family size sleeping loft/entertainment center with a King, 2 single beds,and hideabed, along with Two renovated full bathrooms, will accommodate all the family after a fun filled day around serene Rockwood Pond. So very private and yet only 2 miles from the Town Green in so typically New England Fitzwilliam, NH.

The private road to a Classic Saltbox style home with all the modern conveniences is very secluded, you can't see another home from the house or while enjoying the Hot Tub overlooking the Lake open from April to New Years!

Step into your vacation retreat, drop your bags and gaze out the wall of glass to crystal clear Rockwood Pond down the gently sloping lawn and pathways with numerous wildflowers, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry bushes galore. Your secluded level beachfront with dock and big floating swim platform makes it very easy to start your vacation explorations. There are very interesting rock formations from an old granite quarry that closed 100 years ago, or have a campfire in the fireplace of the old Stone Cutters cottage by the lake with our abundant firewood.

After swimming, fishing, and exploring with the big canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddleboat and other fun toys, it will be the perfect end to the day to sit on the expansive deck, grill dinner, take a soak in the hot tub, and renew relationships with friends and family.

Enjoy the games, current books, magazines, DVD library. It's great for a family with young children with a full ent center with 2 TVs, VCR,DVDS, and Broadband Wireless DSL computer with printer and speakers.

The full modern high ceiling sunny lower level has a new full Bathroom, Double and single bed with a Ping Pong table, Pool Table, Full sized poker table, fishing gear, games, life jackets, winter sports equip, art supplies and other fun things to do.

In the 2 car garage are adult and kids bikes, strollers, kids cars & toys, badminton, volleyball, soccer,croquet and other sporting equpment.

Rockwood Pond has well spaced seasonal homes on only one half of it's almost two mile length. From Sept to June only 5 homes are occupied and in the summer the other 20 are primarily used on weekends only.

Half of the Lake is a 'Rails To Trails' pathway for walking, bike riding, nature watching,picking blackberries, or hiking over to Mt. Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world, for a 100 mile view to downtown Boston.

The Changing of the Seasons from late spring has abundant strawberries, the summer brings raspberries and big blackberries and as you head to fall, the loads of plump blueberries will amaze you. There are all sorts of festivals, antique shows, theatre in nearby Peterborough, NH (The 'Our Town' of Thornton Wilder) and special presentations at the Fitzwilliam Museum which is housed in the old town doctors home, unchanged for over 150 years. Keene, about 12 miles away has a very active downtown with about 70 shops , restaurants, concert hall etc, all locally owned and the national chains on the outskirts. 6 miles away in Rindge you can get Walmart, etc in Sales Tax Free NH !

After your time in this quiet corner of Southern New Hampshire, you head home refreshed, renewed and dreaming of your next visit!!

Make sure to look at our unedited comments from previous guests just below!

Keywords: Open Concept Home on 1.5 Acres,hottub,lakefront, swimming, privacy,boating, kayaking, canoe,kayak,fishing,hunting,rope swing, kids, pets,snow shoeing, XC sking,Peace and Quiet!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Paul & Anne Harris (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

About Paul & Anne Harris

We used to run a Country Inn & Spa in Canada and have always enjoyed providing a fun and relaxing time for our guests. We do also own another Vacation Home on Forest Lake In Winchester,NH. We hope that you'll visit! - Paul & Anne

Paul & Anne Harris purchased this house in 2008

Why Paul & Anne Harris chose Fitzwilliam

We own another home on Forest Lake VRBO # 24790 in Winchester, NH and love the area for all of its cultural, artistic, theatrical, and usually free activities.

What makes this house unique

Peace & Privacy,Lots of Lake fun, wildlife viewing,great fishing, hiking on the level Rails To Trails or up Mt Monadnock, The most climbed Mtn in the World. Fantastic Fall Foliage, Terrific fishing, XC skiing, ice skating or snowmobiling on marked, groomed trails, or head off trail for some extreme riding and gliding!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 80 traveler reviews

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Enchanting Lakefront Home,Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.8875 based on 80 reviews
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Enchanting Lakefront Home,Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!
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Fitzwilliam Monadnock Region
5

Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful weekend at this lake house. We decided to host an early Thanksgiving Weekend so our children would be free to visit the rest of their families on Thanksgiving Day. We were a family of 10 ranging from 2-59. The beds were so comfortable and there was no shortage of blankets and pillows. The kitchen was completely stocked for a complete turkey dinner as well as all the family size meals prepared over the course of the weekend. From large soup pots, to casserole dishes, platters, you name it, it was there. Paul and Anne event took the time to make sure the table was set up for 10 and plug in a second refrigerator located downstairs. We enjoyed the hot tub, the kids rode bikes, skimmed rocks on the lake, played ping pong and pool. We were fortunate to hit over 50 degrees on Sunday and the big kids took the paddle boat out on the lake. We were so happy to have that wood stove since Friday and Saturday were extremely cold (18 degrees one night) We hope to make this a yearly tradition as everyone truly enjoyed being together for a whole weekend instead of a few hours on Thanksgiving Day!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fitzwilliam Monadnock Region
5

Colorado HipHikers

  • 5 of 5
Wow! We came for the fall colors and were not disappointed. This place has it all- canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking (Mt Monadnock) the covered bridges. We enjoyed the hot tub, fire pit and shooting stars. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fitzwilliam Monadnock Region
5

Nice place, great to run the Clarence DeMar marathon.

  • 5 of 5
We had a nice time at the house. Everything was as advertised.

The lake was great. The hot tub was nice.

There are kayaks and other boats that make the lake a lot of fun to use. Everything you need for a great outdoor weekend is right there, including boats, life jackets, swings, places to make fires, fantastic kitchen and grill, places to make fires -- give it a whirl. It's a steal!

Beds were comfortable. Housed 10 of us, with children, with no problem. Kids ages 1-6 were happy and safe. The stars were fantastic and the deck is the best place to see them.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fitzwilliam Monadnock Region
Vernon, Ct
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
What can I say, but this was the most memorable trip I have ever taken with my family... EVER. It was more than I expected and there was never a dull moment during our week long stay. My wife and I have 4 children and 2 dogs and the home was as accommodating as you could expect. Paul and Anne really go out of there way to ensure that there guests feel right at home, from the little nick-nacks you see around the house to the pictures on the walls, the home has a very warm and inviting feeling. As far as entertainment, there was canoeing, paddle boating, kayaking, fishing, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs down by the fire-pit, and enjoying the gorgeous views from the dock while the kids swam. There were also plenty of games to play and the rec room with the pool table and ping pong table was always there to enjoy. When the evening came, my wife and I took a hot tubs under the star filled blanket of the night, while the kids relaxed watching there favorite shows on the television.
All in all, there was more to do than I even got a chance to do, so we are looking very forward to exploring those things next time around. Thanks Paul and Anne, you guys really made our time special and we look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Enchanting Lakefront Home,Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!
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Fitzwilliam Monadnock Region
Hebron, CT
5

Perfect Getaway House

  • 5 of 5
The owners are easy to work with, and when they say bring just clothes, food and linens they mean it. Everything else is provided.
Our family of 7 (ages 24 to 87) biked, kayaked, played board games and pool, had a campfire, relaxed in the hot tub, enjoyed reading the 'coffee table' books and nature guides, ate on the deck, and slept well in comfortable beds.
This was our 2nd year renting this house and we want to go back. The owners truly created an atmosphere of comfort and privacy!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Enchanting Lakefront Home,Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!
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Fitzwilliam Monadnock Region
4

Wonderful home base during Antioch graduation ceremony!

  • 4 of 5
The owners are ultra friendly, responsive and kind -- and this was the perfect home for us while we were in NH for a graduation at Antioch. Having a beautiful spot to relax, sit by a bonfire, gaze at the lake and cook our own meals was wonderful - and to be able to bring our 2 dogs was a huge perk.

Will definitely come back!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Lots in Keene
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several fine courses under 15 mi
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Brattleboro,VT or Fitchburg, MA
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
I-91
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Many Major areas under 50 miles,Granite Gorge is
Car: necessary

Only 8 Miles to Mt Monadnock- The most climbed mountain in the world! See a great view of it halfway across the Lake. 12 MI to Keene, NH on Rte 12 always lots to do, eat, shop . 19 miles to Peterborough, NH, The 'Our Town' of Thornton Wilder fame and a very active arts, antiques, culture and theatrical center. Only 2 miles to downtown Fitzwilliam with a museum, antiques shops, the Fitzwilliam Inn for a classic New England Dinner. Real privacy on the property and yet so close to so many activities. In the winter with only 5 homes on the lake occupied, unbelievable quiet and stunning amounts of stars!

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Fitzwilliam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter- The Quiet Time!
Oct 31 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$2,400
 
 
Early Summer
May 1 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,800
 
 
Memorial Day Wknd
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Summertime!
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
$9,900
 
 
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,400
 
 
Pumpkinfest Weekend
Oct 16 2015 - Oct 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates
No Cleaning or Pet charge
Some holiday weekends have a premium

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fitzwilliam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between 2 bedrooms on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level in Rec room/Bedroom
  • Two full Newly renovated Baths- Main Floor and Rec Room level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor Next to Bathroom
    REC Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Lower level with full bathroom
    Carpeted Large Loft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Well Lit Carpeted Loft - great for Families
  • King size beds (1) One King bed, 2 singles and a hideabed in carpeted Cathedral Ceiling,Expansive loft/ent center overlooking the lake!, Queen size Beds (2) One Bedroom- Queen, other Bedroom- Queen and single, additional single and double bed in windowed Rec room downstairs near Hot Tub with Full Bath. Ping Pong, Pool Table, Baby Cribs (1) Crib, high chair, strollers, kids cars and little kids bikes, fishing gear
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Big Alum Canoe,3 kayaks, 4 person paddleboat, bikes, sporting equipment, fishing gear, life jackets, kids toys, games,cars, Cross country skis, boots, poles, ice skates, hockey sticks , pucks, Ping Pong, Pool Table, Poker Table , chips etc. etc etc

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  • 1 BA,
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