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Enchanting Rockwood Pond Lakefront Home, Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9, Hot Tub, Lots of Sports Equipment for all!

Plan ahead and reserve your getaway now for the start of Spring or the coming Summer!

Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 100 acre Rockwood Pond and enjoy the Rails To Trails on the other side.

The view out the full length deck across the lake will make it easy to fully enjoy the Great Room with Cathedral Ceilings, Skylights, wood stove, new appliances, Air Conditioning, and lots of seating and the Private Hot Tub under the Snow, Stars, Sun and Solar Powered Roof.

4 cozy bedrooms, (Queen) (Queen and single) ( 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. Very private and yet only 2 miles from the Town Green in so typically New England Fitzwilliam, NH.

The 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 which is open Year Round!!

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. We also have another firepit up by the Hot Tub and house.

After swimming, fishing, and exploring with the big canoe,3 kayaks ( one a double!), 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 with a game of Ping Pong or Pool.

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, Queen 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 equipment.

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 Lakeshore 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, Market Basket, Tractor Supply 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! We have the most positive reviews of ANY property in New Hampshire!

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

Owner
Paul & Anne Harris
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 have more positive reviews than any of the more than 3700 homes in New Hampshire on VRBO. We do also own another Vacation Home on Forest Lake In Winchester,NH#24790 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. The peace & privacy of Rockwood Pond are very relaxing. There is excellent berry picking right on the property and a level waterfront with all the boats, paddles and lifejackets and winter sports gear to fully enjoy it!

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! Solar Powered Home!

Amenities

Fitzwilliam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor Next to Bathroom
    Carpeted Large Loft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Well Lit Carpeted Loft - great for Families
    REC Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lower level with full bathroom
  • 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 Queen 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, games,badminton, fire pit, lots of winter sports equipment
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
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.875 based on 144 reviews
5

Such a great winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Paul is an amazing host! He has so much information on the house and the location and even gave me updates on events going on in town during the weekend of our stay! This was the second time staying at the house, and we would definitely come back! As the house is on a pond, in the winter with the pond frozen over you can ice skate, cross country ski or enjoy the hot tub! This place is truly a gem and I HIGHLY recommend anyone thinking of staying here!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Comfortable and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

My group of friends and I have been renting this house for our annual "WinterFest" get together every winter for more than five years. The owners are very accomodating and have outfitted the house with everything needed for a comfortable stay. There is always plenty of wood for the stove, a warm and bubbling hot tub, neat and clean sleeping areas and the kitchen is well equipped with every pot, pan & gadget you might need. There is also a very nice Direct TV package for times when you're not either outside on the spacious deck or down by the lake. There's plenty of sleeping room for a large group with a nice degree of separation for all. I would highly recommend this home for a quick getaway or longer stay, there's also lots to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful secluded lake house right on the water with tons of privacy

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful secluded house with tons of activities to do. Host provides all kinds of added equipment that guests can use from kayaks to snow shoes, thisnhouse reslly is a complete package. Host is very accommodating and check in was easy. Will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, very nice owner!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great trip, everything was wonderful! Owner was very responsive and texted to check in to see if all was going well, very nice!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Winter Wonderland outside. Warm memories inside!

  • 5 of 5

William Shakespeare wrote, "All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players upon it." My background is in theater set-design. I would design a world for the actors to inhabit, give them the appropriate props and turn them loose to act out their scenes. A good, well-appointed vacation home, like this one, is like a well-designed stage set: The "actors" have the space and the objects they need to interact with one another and be carefree to enjoy the play that is life! Our "troupe" of 4 grown children and partners arrived and settled in for the long weekend and as the curtain rose we celebrated our annual Post-Christmas Christmas! Here in our beautiful set: Comfy furniture, warm, crackling wood stove, and bubbling hot tub with snow-covered trees and lake as a back-drop we experienced: DRAMA! Which oven-mitt wearing child would finally be able to unwrap the gift being feverishly passed around the kitchen table? COMEDY! Watch as father exits the hot tub in 10 degree weather, plunges into the snow to make an angel, screams and jumps back in! ROMANCE! Couples snuggled in blankets sipping coffee around the fire. DANCING! The choreographed ballet of 11 people trying to make individual pizzas! Add to this the laughter of silly games, hikes down to the lake and exploring local antique stores. All within a comfortable space where every need is anticipated and provided for by wonderful, friendly, attentive "stage managers"! So as the curtain fell on Monday and the actors made their exits for other plays, we all went home with our wonderful memories! Comfortable house! Highly recommended! Bring your troupe and experience your play!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Best Review Ever!!!! Loved it!!
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As described and owners are very attentive!

  • 4 of 5

House was just as described. Plenty of room and fully stocked. Paul was very responsive and helpful. I would recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Lots in Keene and Historic Fitzwilliam Inn 2 Mi
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several fine courses under 15 mi
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Brattleboro,VT or Fitchburg, MA
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
I-91or I-90
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning NH ID#054224 $80
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates NH Tax ID # 054224
No Pet charge, $80 Cleaning fee.
Heavily discounted Long Term Stays- Please Inquire!
No large parties with non guests. No Smoking in the house. Principal guest must be 25 yrs old or gain approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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