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Enchanting Rockwood Pond Lakefront Home,Hot Tub, Privacy! Book Now For Fall!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, Lots of Sports Equipment for all!

Plan ahead and reserve your getaway now for June or Fall Foliage. July & August are booked solid, or plan now for Summer 2019.

Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 100 acre Rockwood Pond and enjoy the Rails To Trails on the other side.

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 Year Round!!

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 ( one a double!), 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 equipment.

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, Market Basket, Tractor Supply 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:
24 June, 2018

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:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • gambling casinos
  • 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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Enchanting Rockwood Pond Lakefront Home,Hot Tub, Privacy! Book Now For Fall!
average rating of 4.876623 based on 154 reviews
5

Beautiful property with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quick access to the pond to enjoy the views. The canoe was an added bonus!!! We were able to fish right on the pond and totally caught fish within seconds! Good place to come with a large family.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, NH
5

Perfect Remote Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Another great long weekend in Fitzwilliam. This was the 5th time getting together with a bunch of gals as a reunion and everything was perfect for us. We each had our own bed, a very complete kitchen, beautiful deck with new Adirondack chairs, and plenty of seating at the table and in the living room for the eight of us. Hot tub, outdoor fire chiminea, dock on the lake, walking trails close by, peace and solitide...what more could you ask for? AND the owner is very responsive and available if there are any issues. We're booking again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location for getting away.

  • 5 of 5

Good location and friendly people. Groceries are close and also well priced. The property has a beautiful woodland around it and the lake is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 26/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport,CT
5

Peace Privacy, ot Tub & Lake- What's Better?

  • 5 of 5

I blocked a couple of days for us to do our seasonal changeover and VRBO took it as a stay, even though we did and do often stay! So look at the other reviews for an unbiased opinion. We have a lot of return guests and hope that you will be one of them!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfection

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better place to stay for my child's graduation from Keene State College. It was 15-20 min enjoyable ride to the college. I had elderly parents with me, so the 2 ground floor bedrooms with a bathroom were very convenient.

The home was clean, spacious for us all and our dog. The property is stunning with a large deck overlooking the large "yard" area and lake.

This was my first AirBnB experience and it truly could not have been better. Paul was attentive, hilarious and easy to work with.

Looking forward to coming again for relaxation

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ultimat peace and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Paul was an incredibly accommodating host. The house was wonderful and fully stocked to the brim! Lovely lake and plenty of fun for the whole family. Can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 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
 
Schools Out!
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$329
From
AU$571
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Summertime!
25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$3,629
 
 
Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests!
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$302
From
AU$571
Fri,Sat
AU$2,553
AU$6,451
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter-The Quiet Time!
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$235
From
AU$504
Fri,Sat
AU$2,285
AU$3,763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years weekend
29 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,075
Flat fee
 
 
Springtime!
1 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$302
From
AU$571
Fri,Sat
AU$2,553
AU$5,644
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summertime!
15 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,569
AU$14,111
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$269
From
AU$531
Fri,Sat
AU$2,285
AU$5,644
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning NH ID#054224 AU$107.51
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97

Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates NH Tax ID # 054224
No Pet charge, $80 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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