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Paul & Anne Harris

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french

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

106 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Monadnock Region House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms Plus, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, Lots of Summer Sports Equipment !

Quick - Only some weekdays in May, June and Sept, Oct are open. Book now for Leaf peeping and Festivals. Set up your Winter Sojourn on Quiet, Peaceful Rockwood Pond!

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

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 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 Lake 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!

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!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Paul & Anne Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french

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 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.

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

4.9
based on 106 traveler reviews

Enchanting Rockwood Pond Lakefront Home, Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!.
average rating of 4.90566 based on 106 reviews
New Hampshire, United States
5

The Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd year that 8 of us "almost senior" gals got together and rented this location for a girls' long weekend. Just everything you would need is there, whether kitchen gadgets or sporting equipment. It really feels like a home when you walk through the door. Although a little chilly this year, we loved going for walks and looking at the great view off the deck.....didn't quite get in the water but didn't matter. TV, DVD player, internet, cell phone service all great. Everything was spotless when we arrived as it has been every year. Most important is the owner is always in communication and wants you to enjoy your stay! Needless to say, we've already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with my friends. The house was well organized and clean. Spent days playing corn-hole, ping pong and out swimming on a tranquil pond. Kayaking was awesome. I would highly recommend this property to families with kids as well. Looking forward to another stay

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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East Quogue, NY
5

Great gateway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for Memorial Day Weekend.Had such a great time.The house and its location was perfect for our needs.Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could emagine.Clean,comfortable and spacious.If you a outdoor person you will definately enjoy the lake ,cayaks,canoe and paddle boat for lake exploration and fun.

The owners are awesome.Communication was superb with very quick response.They even welcomed us with a nice note and box of delicious cookies.

Paul and Anne,thank you for letting us stay at your lovely house.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Haddam,Ct
5

Everything we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

This property is a perfect get away home. It is located on a private pristine lake, and far enough away from any traffic noise. When you arrive you are met with any amenity you can think of, which reflects the hospitality of Paul and Anne. The property is also a short walk to a beautiful rails to trails system. The house is roomy but very comfortable and clean. We took advantage of the kayaks and fire pit to enjoy the abundant wildlife and serene natural beauty. I will say, stock up on the food you will need while staying there,because you will won't want to leave this rental. We definitely plan on coming back! Plus our dogs loved it too! Thank you Paul and Anne.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Truely a home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent a long weekend on the property. We instinantly felt at home. There were plenty of things to do for everyone, we ranged in age from 2-70! Quiet and relaxing. The home was clean and comfortable,everything was labeled nicely which took the guess work out of "how things worked" or "where something was". We enjoyed the kayaks, paddleboat, fishing poles, pool table, ping pong table and of course Rockwood pond. The little ones loved the swing down by the water too. Overall we had a great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Lovely house! Great Owners!

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend spent up in Fitzwilliam! House is right down the road from some great hiking and a rail trail, and has a cute little lakefront area with boats. Took the kayaks out for a chilly morning run and it was fantastic! House is well maintained and laid out. Loft beds(3) can be a little tricky with a big group in the winter time where you can't go outside in the AM, so put your early risers up there. Otherwise the hot tub was great, the beds were comfortable, and the house was secluded. Couldn't ask for any more. Paul was also fantastic about giving us tips on events in the area and recommendations, as well as answering any questions I had. Will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summertime!
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests
Sep 2 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$4,800
 
 
Winter-The Quiet Time!
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Springtime!
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,000
 
 
Summertime!
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
$10,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates
No Pet charge, $50 Cleaning fee.
Some holiday weekends have a premium. Heavily discounted Long Term Stays- Please Inquire!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Monadnock Region 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 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:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor Next to Bathroom
    REC Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Lower level with full bathroom
    Carpeted Large Loft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Well Lit Carpeted Loft - great for Families
  • 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 double 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
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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