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Paul & Anne Harris

Member since: 2003
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Speaks english, french

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

112 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Fitzwilliam holiday house

3 Bedrooms Plus, 2 Bath, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, Winter & Summer Sports Equipment!

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, 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 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!

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • 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
Call Owner
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!


based on 112 traveller reviews

Enchanting Rockwood Pond Lakefront Home, Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub!.
average rating of 4.901786 based on 112 reviews

The accommodations were perfect! Clean, cozy and yet plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying here and it was just as good as the first. Clean, cozy and plenty of space. weather cooperated nicely. Paul and anne are such gracious hosts, how can anything be wrong. Will return another day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation spot for doing lots or doing nothing

  • 5 of 5

This home was lovely and had everything you might be seeking in a vacation spot. We were a little hampered by bringing our two big dogs and so were unable to take advantage of everything that was available. We look forward to returning and leaving the "boys" at home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake home, private and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 days at this beautiful lake house with our two goldens. I'm not sure who had a better time, the dogs or us! The house was comfortable, completely stocked with everything you could think of. We never had to leave the house. It was as relaxing as we hoped it would be. Rockwood pond was incredibly clean and was great for the dogs to swim all day. The canoes and kayaks were a bonus to tour around the pond. There was plenty of life jackets, water toys and room to play and we cant wait to return next year. Paul and Anne were very helpful and answered any questions within an hour

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable, the walk down to the water is private and lovely, and the dock area is fully equipped to enjoy the beautiful lake. We had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal home for a large family group

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week. There was plenty of room for our extended family of 10 (6 adults and 4 children) to sleep. Lots of activities available, swimming dock and raft, boats, pool and ping pong and plenty of games that the children enjoyed. There are several large boulders in the water which meant the children could not jump off of the dock and although they enjoyed standing on them, they also were a hazard when swimming. We did enjoy the proximity to Rhododendron State Park and Mount Monadnock.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful summer home with lake access - ideal for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Pau land Anne's home very much - beautiful lake and plenty of room in house for everyone to spread out and enjoy our stay. The lake affords fishing, boating and wonderful walks - a near by rhododendron park was a fun discovery. Also, local farms and veggie stands offer fresh bread, eggs, produce and meat to be purchased. This was great as there are really no stores close by other than the mini mart at the local gas station. Nearby town of Fitzwilliam was cute - especially so for us as we love books and the locally owned used books store was a find. Also enjoyed Thursday summer concerts on the square there. We also enjoyed driving to view covered bridges in the area, took in a play at Peterboro and did blue berry picking.

The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to transform the berries into muffins and pies. We also enjoyed the propane grill, though a charcoal grill is available if one prefers. Didn't use the hot tub, as the weather was warm. Enjoyed the outdoor fire pit and did our "somemore" thing there one evening.

Our host was very helpful, and responded to all queries during our stay. We had a great time and would come back again if the distance from home weren't so far. Thanks Paul and Anne!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests
2 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter-The Quiet Time!
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add A$65 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$327
Cleaning A$65
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!

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 3 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
    REC Room - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Lower level with full bathroom
    Carpeted Large Loft - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • long term rentals available
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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