Private lakefront home on 2.8 acres with 300' on lake with beach and boat ramp.
About Robert Stallard
North Pond, has been in our family since my grandfather had bought. Ever since it been and still a place where our families have to 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.
Robert Stallard purchased this House in 1993
Why Robert Stallard chose Hopkinton
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".
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Pets are a possibility, however will need details and approval from owner. There is an extra fee for pet.
- Reservations are not confirmed until the short term rental agreement is signed by both parties.
- Send me your home address and phone # and cell #, list of the names of all guests who will be spending at least one night, + emergency contact person.
Great for kids
We had a great stay. It's about what you would expect for an older home. The pictures are pretty accurate and I certainly didn't feel like it was too dirty. The previous reviewer was most likely a clean freak and probably hasn't rented many older homes in the past. This is a 1950's cabin, so it what it is.
That all said, I would definitely stay here again. My kids and wife had a blast. Breakfast on the porch was one of the highlights, as the lake view during a fall sunrise was just beautiful. The kids also enjoyed many hours of exploring and playing in the yard. Add in some time on the canoe and some time cooking out on the grill and it made the perfect, relaxing getaway.
The only warning I would give to future people is to maybe check with the owner about any construction that might be going on next door. It didn't "bother" us per se, but the next door neighbor had some constant noises going on with the $100k stone wall they were building/pressure washing. We're from FL, so the constant white noise from A/C running is normal to us, but if you're sensitive to that kind of stuff, you may be disappointed. It looks almost done, so maybe we just got unlucky. Still though, not a huge deal.
Other than that, the whole street was extremely quiet. This is a great place for the kids, as they had a ton of room to play and we really didn't have anything to worry about with our 8 yos. Our 3 yo we had to watch a little more carefully because of the steepness of the hills and the rocks, but that's pretty much it.
Bob(the owner) was very communicative and great to work with. No complaints there.
Overall, I'd have to say that this place is totally worth it. We have a lot of family in MA, so we'll definitely try to stay here again, next time we visit. Beats being cramped up in a hotel!
The home was beautiful and clean and our family had a fabulous time.
In the words of my son, this house was “the BEST!” I couldn’t agree more. Bob was way to communicate with and the property was exactly as described on the website.
Property is very dated and this does not come through in the pictures. It is a cute little place with beautiful lake views. the sheets were clean. but that was about it. The rest of this place needs a serious deep cleaning. dust and hair everywhere, my allergies were off the chart, all of my family pictures my eyes are swollen and face puffy, my eyes did not stop watering the entire time we were there. I normally get a little reaction around season change time but nothing to the extent of this. when we left the house it took an entire day for my allergies to clear up. there was other peoples hair all over the heating vents throughout the house, mixed in with layers of dust. spider webs and spiders were in the shower that my husband had to clear out, there is a HUGE dust bunny/web at the corner of the lower part of the bathroom sink and a cocoon of something was nesting/growing behind the bathroom door. my son lifted up his mattress because he felt something and there was a layer of boards but along with that he literally found a hairball about three inches big under it. Gross. i went to use a hand towel and it was not clean, it had something wiped all over it still, i don't even know what - i threw it in the washer on the hottest setting to clean it. the furniture is all very dated, understandable as its a lake cabin , similar to visiting your grandparents up north, so that was all fine .but we are very clean people so being stuck dealing with the dust and dirt and other peoples hair of the last 100 years was a huge turn off to us. the owner was delightful, very polite and nice. I enjoyed chatting with him and he was helpful with any questions. the only reason we would not stay here again is because it definitely was not clean and had not had a thorough cleaning in years. If we had not already spent the money i would have went to a hotel, my daughter son and nephew wanted to sleep in the car because they thought the place was so dirty and argued with me for two days about it while we were there. i had to hid the car keys because i didnt want them trying to trip back in the dark with the cold and rain at night if they had to go to the bathroom. none of us slept well due to feeling as though we were in a dirty place and my allergies were so bad. i never leave reviews like this and feel badly about it. but this is all true and others should know it before they spend their money to stay here. could be a cute place, but dirty.
We were there for 3 weeks for training. This place was located near several towns and was easy to reach. It has an "old feel" to it and you know there is alot of family history in the house. It was very nice.
We are glad that you enjoy your stay. Thanks for leaving all in great shape.
Another great stay! water was in the mid 80's.
Looking forward to going again.
We normal start reviewing reservation around May 1. for vacation rental starting June to the middle of October. At least 4 days stay is required.
There are reports that it is great lake for large and small bass It is about 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 with many miles of walking and Mt Biking trails.
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. At least I could prior to the tall trees growing.
Other Activities: Old Sturbridge Village & Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor