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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Plan ahead and reserve your getaway now for what's left of 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.

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 from late Spring to New Years!

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:
22 November, 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 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
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
  • soap
  • 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 flask
  • 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 , bath with shower , Between 2 bedrooms on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with 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 large double bed , 1 single bed , Main floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Main Floor Next to Bathroom
    Carpeted Large Loft - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Large Well Lit Carpeted Loft - great for Families
    REC Room - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 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 - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck 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 pit
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 6 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • 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 theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • 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 4.884058 based on 138 reviews
5

Great location. Nice size house. Plenty of things to do. Fishing, hiking, boating, etc.

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet spot steps from a beautiful small lake. The house has everything you need to experience the surroundings. Canoes, kayaks, fishing gear. Easy access to walking and hiking areas. Had a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherst, MA
5

AMAZING Mid-week Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my first Airbnb experience, and it was fantastic! My partner and I were celebrating our 5 year anniversary, and we wanted to go somewhere private that was easy to access and included a hot tub. Let me tell you, Paul's property completely exceeded our expectations! Seriously, this place is gorgeous, inside and out: the great room with huge sliding glass doors afforded spectacular views of the lake, and we really enjoyed hanging out on the porch, hopping in and out of the hot tub. The kitchen is amazing, has everything you need, and we got a huge kick out of the wine label-wallpaper with some dating back to the 80s! The weather was kind of cold and rainy, which was fine for us, but it would have been cool to take advantage of all the fun outdoor stuff Paul offered up to us, such as bikes, boats, and a pretty sweet fire-pit. But, the indoor wood stove kept us quite cozy throughout our stay. Beyond that, Paul was really easy to work with and he provided us with all the details we needed to plan our stay, including detailed directions to the property and local grocery stores. He made it clear that we were to enjoy anything and everything at the house, and he even called us the first night to check in and see how we were doing. What more can I say, except that I fully intend to return to this warm and lovely home on the lake :)

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A homebody's dream get away

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this homey little abode. Each time falling on peak fall foliage times.

The house is welcoming and personal; it takes no time to feel like you're right at home. We are particularly fond of the cathedral ceiling and loft. Despite its quaint appearance from the outside, the interior is spacious. There is ample opportunity to entertain family or friends.

The view over the lake is picturesque, something that will call you back every time you're fed up and ready to quit that crappy 9-5.

One morning we were gifted with an enrapturing cloud of fog dancing over the water. We could not put our cameras down.

This property offers absolute silence. If you are looking to disconnect with mankind and reconnect with nature, this is the place to do it. And you can disconnect all from the comfort of a nice warm hot tub!!

I cannot say enough about this home other than it has left a notable impression on my boyfriend and I and we will continue to return as long as Paul will allow.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookline, MA
5

Another fantastic stay at Rockwood pond

  • 5 of 5

Yet again, Paul and Anne's home proves to be the perfect getaway. Even on a rainy day our group had plenty of room to enjoy ourselves. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and restful setting

  • 5 of 5

Rockwood Pond is great for swimming and very beautiful. Our week was very quiet and we really enjoyed the peaceful setting. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped. We enjoyed Keene which is a short drive away!

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved my stay. Everything was perfect. The house is adorable, perfectly clean, and well stocked. The water was great and we spent many hours swimming, kayaking, and fishing. The owner is so caring, he called me after we arrived to make sure everything was ok and I assured him it was great! We made many memories during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

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
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$230
From
AU$460
Fri,Sat
AU$2,233
AU$6,305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter- The Quiet Time!
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$230
From
AU$460
Fri,Sat
AU$1,970
AU$3,678
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years weekend
30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,051
Flat fee
 
 
Springtime!
1 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$296
From
AU$558
Fri,Sat
AU$2,496
AU$5,517
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summertime!
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,203
AU$14,448
 
 
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests!
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$296
From
AU$558
Fri,Sat
AU$2,496
AU$6,305
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter-The Quiet Time!
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$256
From
AU$493
Fri,Sat
AU$2,233
AU$3,678
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$263
From
AU$519
Fri,Sat
AU$2,233
AU$5,517
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$328.37
Cleaning NH ID#054224 AU$91.94
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates NH Tax ID # 054224
No Pet charge, $70 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.

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