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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms Plus, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, Lots of Sports Equipment for all!

We are booked solid until Oct, so plan ahead and reserve your getaway now for the Fall, Winter or next Summer!

Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 100 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, 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.

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 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 all year!

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, 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 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 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, 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
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

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 Monadnock Region

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:
  • 2000 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
  • 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
  • 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 4.878788 based on 132 reviews
4

A very nice stay!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this comfortable, nicely laid-out home on a lovely lake. The owners were quite attentive and responsive. The basement was musty and uninhabitable, but we did not need it for living space. The sporting equipment available was extensive, and we took great walks on dirt roads and a rails-to-trails pathway.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

outside looks old and rustic, but inside is updated and very clean. The back is all open and airy with glass. The large deck is loaded with chairs and lounges for relaxing. Two areas for open pits. We had our 2 grandchildren with us and they enjoyed the boats available and the nice dock for fishing. Paul (owner) came by one day to make sure everything was operable. He is a nice person and cares about his property. It is was a lovely vacation for us and our grandchildren. Would highly recommend it for a family vacation. The Lowe's from Florida

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterville, ME
4

Relaxing and quiet

  • 4 of 5

House is set back from a lovely small pond. We stayed for a week and rarely heard another sound except the birds; so peaceful for us to relax, read, play games, kayak. Ideal for our daughter's dog to get accustomed to swimming and sitting in a canoe. Took advantage of the bikes, boats, and walked around Doane's Falls, a short drive into MA. Paul had sent us a schedule for the Peterborough Players and we drove up to see one of their shows mid-week. Paul is very attentive; I sent him some housekeeping feedback after our week which he promised to address promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Weather was perfect to enjoy the fishing and swimming. House was very clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Great get away to enjoy water - swimming, kayaking and fishing. House had everything you needed. Would have given 5 stars except yard needed mowing and tending. 3 generations enjoyed our stay. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynda- We're happy you had a great time! Sorry about the lawn. we had just planted some new grass and other plants and since it was going to be so hot, we kinda of let it go for a week. We hope that you'll come back soon! -Paul & Anne
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Alexandria, NH
5

A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to relax with friends, regardless of the weather. This weekend the 6 of us looked forward to daily walks on the railroad bed (met nice people from Switzerland looking for Rhododendron State Park just a few miles away) and sitting on the spacious deck or down at the waterfront. When thunderstorms threatened we sat on one of the three couches in the living room and read, knit, watched DVD's and of course planned our meals. The kitchen has absolutely everything you need and more! The hot tub was inviting although somehow we didn't make time for it this year. Best of all the owner is exceptionally responsive and always just a phone call away. We've already booked for 2018, our 5th year coming here.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable home and enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

Loved our vacation at this home

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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-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

Fitzwilliam House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,800
 
 
Winter- The Quiet Time!
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$2,800
 
 
Springtime!
May 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summertime!
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
$11,000
 
 
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests!
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter-The Quiet Time!
Dec 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning NH ID#054224 $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates NH Tax ID # 054224
No Pet charge, $75 Cleaning fee.
Some holiday weekends have a premium. Heavily discounted Long Term Stays- Please Inquire!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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