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Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Booking for 2017 will not be consider until after April 15, 2017 so to allow family to have first options.

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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Robert Stallard
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Robert Stallard

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.

Why Robert Stallard chose Central Massachusetts

Please look after this home as if it were your own. We want you to enjoy your time at the Lake while also respecting the property and our efforts to keep it a clean and comfortable place to be! Also, please be mindful of the private single family community you are in. Though this is a private setting, is not a "party house".

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.

Aug 2013
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Upton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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 Funtonis is in the enclosed porch
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The normal stay is 7 days from Saturday at 4PM to Saturday at 10AM. Possibility of winter rental from October to end of May. .


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(3 traveler reviews)

Private lakefront home, 300' on lake, dock, beach, boat ramp, 40 miles to Boston
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Another Great Stay at North Pond

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation Rental 190409

  • 5 of 5

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 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

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Great Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Upton House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

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 $1700/month depend upon the number of people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.


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

Due to family and friends enjoying our lake house, there are limited to Reservation starting in July 30, to the end of Sept. At least 5 days stay is required.

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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