|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
I'm a sweet little cottage (circa 1900) looking for fun-loving vacationers to 'treat me right'. I'll provide idyllic memories you'll fondly remember in years to come. My evening sunsets, quiet location and spacious yard are topped off by a breathtaking view of majestic Mt. Monadnock. Sip on your beverage on the enclosed front porch while observing the natural beauty of Pearly Pond. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms face the water with a queen size bed and bureau in one and a daybed with trundle under in the other. Across the hall is the 3rd bedroom with a queen bed, a large dresser and 2 closets. A full bath completes the upstairs. Main level: mudroom, kitchen, living room with double reclining love seat, double reclining couch, rocking chair and glider rocker, dining room seats 6. Living room door opens to enclosed/screen porch with couch, table with 2 chairs and unobstructed view of Pearly Pond. Out the front door a few steps to 110' of water frontage & fabulous view of Mt. Monadnock.
Four season opportunities for vacation.: This is a seasonal vacation opportunity yielding all the activities surrounding each Summer and Fall. In the Fall, the foliage is right in front of you at the cottage or you may want to go on an auto excursion on the back roads and discover the brilliant colors that Mother Nature creates with all the species of hardwoods that are abundant in this section of NH. There are many attractions in the area suitable for the whole family as well as stores, restaurants and services.
We had a nice week at this cottage on Pearly Lake in Rindge, NH. If you are ready to relax, canoe, fish, and take in the wonderful view-- this place is for you. Quiet, wonderful scenic views, comfortable place. A "little piece of heaven" in such peaceful, simple spot.
From the moment we pulled up to the cottage to the second we left, our stay was simply amazing!
Clothing and food are all you need to bring because everthing else you might need or want is provided.
The spectacular views of Pearly Lake and Mount Monadnock were mesmerizing - we had a hard time leaving the screened in porch.
We can't say enough about how much we loved our stay. Thank you Gary and Linda for offering your home for the enjoyment of others. We look forward to staying here in the future!!
Given the heat wave of this summer, we wondered if we would find ourselves sweltering in this charming 1900's cottage. However, our stay was delightful. The break in the weather helped (the heat actually came on one morning!), but the pleasant grounds sloping down to the lake, the dock for sitting and enjoying the view, the well equipped kitchen (loved having accessories hanging from the beams and all those seasonings!), the clean and well appointed cottage made for a great week.
Our 6 adults, 1 toddler, and 2 dogs fit nicely; the stairs to the bedrooms were quite negotiable, and meals and after dinner games and conversation on the screened porch thoroughly enjoyable.
Climbing Pack Monadnock provided an afternoon of good exercise. The view from the top was somewhat limited by the clouds, but non the less spectacular. The blueberries at Monadnockberries (pick your own) were the best we had seen this year. Canoeing on the lake was pleasant (few motor-boaters and the lily pads were in bloom). We enjoyed some time in Peterborough (great bookstore and Arts Center), and the area offers much more than we had time to explore. Although we experienced evening 'fly-bys' of wild geese, none were actually seen swimming or on shore in our area.
Had we realized how close we would be to the full service grocery stores (yes, 2 within a few miles) and farm markets, we probably would have packed a lot less food/supplies for the week.
The accessibility to Boston was important for the busy young adults in our family, and other than the weekend, the area was quite peaceful.
The owners were quite helpful, however we didn't experience and 'emergencies' that required their intervention during our stay.
We highly recommend the cottage.
My wife & I have stayed in many places over the years, but this cottage is right at the top of our list of favorites. It's a special treat to actually meet the owners and have them show you where everything is; especially when they're as nice as these owners are.
The cottage is over 100 years old and it's like stepping back in time except for the modern kitchen which we really didn't use because my wife doesn't cook when we're on vacation. Can't say as I blame her. If you want to have a cookout, there's both a charcoal and gas grill on a nice patio.
We would highly recommend JP Stephens restaurant just north on Route 202 for sit down meals and Eds Crossroads Pizza & Subs a few miles west on Route 19 just before the intersection of Route 12.
For nearby antiquing, there's the many shops of the NH Antique Trail east along Route 101A, the Antiques & Collectibles Mall of New England in Greenville, NH and Hobart Village Antique Mall in W. Townsend, MA.
Don't miss Twinkle Town Mini Golf north on Route 12 towards Keene. Where else can you play miniature golf for $3.50/game and $.50 for a second game?
However, the best thing to do is to just chill out at the cottage. Either from lakeside or the enclosed porch, Pearly Pond just washes your cares away. This cottage is on the quiet side of the pond. Our vehicle constituted the bulk of the traffic on Moose Lane while we were there. The only noise came from the other side of the pond. Be sure to bring insect repellent if you want to sit outside at or after dusk.
The only caveat I would offer is the rather steep narrow stairs going up to the second floor where the bedrooms and bathroom are. These could be dangerous to unsupervised children and difficult for anyone with a problem with such stairs. For my wife and myself, they just added to the charm of the cottage.
We can't recommend this property highly enough. If we were to own a cottage on the water in New England, this is the one we'd own. So if you can't afford a cottage of your own, rent this one for a week or two. You won't be sorry.
When my husband, his parents, and I return to Pearly this summer it will be our third time here. We find it a very relaxing place to stay and we love that the front (waterside) yard is half sun/half shade at all times. There is always a light breeze off the lake so that even when it's hot just a few miles away - it's lovely on Pearly. We also like that it's close to so many stores and things to do, but it doesn't feel like it. It has a very private feel. We kayak a lot, read a bit, and just enjoy sitting outside looking at the beauty of Monadnock in the distance. It is also close enough for our "kids" to drop by and they enjoy the pond as much as we do. It's everything a vacation should be!
Such a pleasant week was had by all - two adults and our two dogs. The house is immaculate; the yard big enough, and right on the water. Loved the blueberries for pancakes one morning, too. Hammock made my vacation - just lying there in the breeze and sun. Lilly's on the Pond restaurant right down the street; good food, scenic, reasonable prices. Close to Keene for additional sightseeing and restaurants. Lots of antiquing close by. Cathedral in the Pines, also in Rindge, is a must see with a marvelous view of Mount Monadnock in a deeply spiritual setting. Loved that this was so close to home!
(Wish the water were swimable; bacteria count was too high the week we were there.)
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||A$79|
Optional linen serviceb$50 includes sheets, pillowcases, towels & facecloths.