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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

4 Bedrooms Plus, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, Discounted Long Term Avail

Set up your Winter Sojourn on Quiet, Peaceful Rockwood Pond! Hot Tub is bubbling!

Discounted 3 day weekends for the winter. LOTS of winter sports equipment to use on the "Rails To Trails" or Rockwood Pond that you will be the only ones on.

Plan your Summer 2017 week away now, we are often booked solid by Spring!

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 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 other 3700 homes in New Hampshire on VRBO. 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 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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(121 traveler reviews)

Enchanting Rockwood Pond Lakefront Home, Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!.
average rating of 4.9008265 based on 121 reviews
Kittery, ME
5

Perfect getaway spot for 5 couples!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with four other couples, stayed at Paul and Anne's cottage for a long weekend in February and had absolutely the greatest time. The home was extremely welcoming and very comfortable for our large group. The open kitchen / living room area was the perfect layout for everyone to hang out and chat, play board games, and eat meals after a day out in the snow. Paul's communication was amazing, responding quickly to any questions we had. Also the house was very thoughtfully labeled, down to the light switches, which really helped everyone get their bearings fast! The property is amazing, with such easy access to the pond. If there hadn't been so much snow, I'm sure the ice skating would have been perfect. Can't recommend highly enough, and I hope we have the opportunity to return next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Melrose, MA
5

Great Location, Great Comfort, Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

8 adults and 3 dogs spent a long weekend here in January. The wood stove is so good at heating the place it was TShirt weather in there. Everyone had their own bed. Kitchen was big and didn't feel crowed. Owners were very helpful, but also unseen. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, there was snow still on the ground and the lake was frozen over to the point that we got to take a stroll on it. Very peaceful and comfortable, definitely a great place to go to escape the noise of the city. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Post-Christmas Get-Together with Kids!

  • 5 of 5

We just wrapped up another super-enjoyable weekend with our grown kids in what is becoming a post-Christmas tradition at the house in Fitzwilliam! The 9 of us spent the weekend soaking in the hot-tub under a crisp 3/4 moon, cooking our favorite foods, laughing hysterically at silly board games til the wee hours of the morning and skating on the pond with hot chocolate afterwards! With so much stress compressed into the short Holiday season, we know there's a relaxing place we can go where everything is provided and we can just enjoy one another's company at our Christmas-after-Christmas! Comfortable, warm, inviting house. Would highly recommend! The Harrises are wonderful and very attentive! Mark, Jacki and kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Comfortable home for holidays 2016

  • 4 of 5

We spent Christmas at the Rockwood Pond home and had a great time. There was an artificial tree onsite with plenty of lights and decorations. There were 7 of us total ranging in age from 12 to 75. There was enough room for everyone plus two dogs. The hot tub was a hit as was the woodstove. The house is very private and well stocked. Its proximity to the lake would make it a great place for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Perfect woodland getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at the cabin on Rockwood Pond and absolutely loved our time there. After a chilly day out on the lake in the paddleboat and playing fetch with our dogs, we enjoyed cuddling up by the woodstove and playing ping pong and pool in the game room. The house was cozy and warm, and there was so much to do outside - it was hard to decide what to do first. Paul and Anne were more than accomidating, and we were even able to extend our stay for a little longer! We will certainly be back, and hope to get in some more fishing this spring!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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
 
Winter-The Quiet Time!
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Springtime!
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$1,900
$4,200
 
 
Summertime!
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
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
 
 
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

Cleaning NH ID#054224 $70
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates NH Tax ID # 054224
No Pet charge, $70 Cleaning fee.
Some holiday weekends have a premium. Heavily discounted Long Term Stays- Please Inquire!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fitzwilliam House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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