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Enchanting Lakefront Home,Peace & Privacy with a Hot Tub! Book Now for Summer!

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Front of Vacation Retreat The Back Faces Sparkling Rockwood Pond

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Last updated: 01/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Fitzwilliam house description

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Relax in peaceful private comfort on 1.5 acres on serene 110 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, wood stove, new appliances and lots of seating and the Private Hot Tub under the stars.

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 private road to a 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 from April 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.

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.

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, Double 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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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 yr old for responsible party...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Bring all the kids and grandkids!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            If you must- Outside only, ashtrays available...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Your Pets are always welcome! Just please clean up after them....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            One step up from ground to main level, can drive to level waterfront area....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Main floor next to bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Main Floor Next to Bathroom...moreless

          • REC Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Lower level with full bathroom...moreless

          • Carpeted Large Loft: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Large Well Lit Carpeted Loft - great for Families...moreless

          • 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...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Between 2 bedrooms on main floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Lower level in Rec room/Bedroom...moreless

          • Two full Newly renovated Baths- Main Floor and Rec Room level

          Other Amenities

              • 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...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                with each TV...moreless

              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                eclectic group of CDs...moreless

              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table:

                In Rec room with Ping Pong ...moreless

              • Radio

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Private level waterfront with Sandy shallow entry into lake....moreless

              • Lake View:

                Southern Facing house & deck overlooking pristine Rockwood Pond ...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Our one and 1/2 acre property past the blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry bushes. Very gradual entry into the sandy bottomed crystal clear lake with big dock and swim platform. ...moreless

              • Mountain:

                Great view of Mt Monadnock from the lake...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Mountains surround Rockwood Pond and only 8 miles to Mt Monadnock, the most climbed Mtn. in the world!...moreless

              • River
              • Rural
              • Village
              • Water View:

                Southern Facing house & deck overlooking pristine Rockwood Pond ...moreless

              • Waterfront
              • Waterfront:

                Step right into the sandy bottom of Pristine Rockwood Pond...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                The cool prevailing breezes,ceiling fans and opening skylights suffice just fine! Window AC in 2 bedrooms if needed...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Backpack
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                also interior and exterior clothesline...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Wireless Broadband DSL ...moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace:

                Outdoor near waterfront for S'mores and Campfire songs, Interior woodstove with glass door....moreless

              • Firewood
              • Free Long Distance:

                Free MagicJack unlimited Long Distance to US And Canada...moreless

              • Garage:

                Sporting Equip, bikes both adult & kid,XC skis, skates, hockey sticks, snowshoes,kids riding toys, in modern 2 car garage...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Modern oil fired forced air and Vermont castings Wood stove with glass door. Plenty of well seasoned wood for stove and waterside firepit...moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless Broadband DSL with computer...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Living Room:

                Cathedral Ceiling with wall of glass overlooking Lake...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • PC
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                parking for 6 cars...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                Also most cell phones work at the house...moreless

              • Telescope
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Washing Machine:

                Brand New...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                Vermont Castings,In the Great Room with plenty of seasoned wood and a stone fireplace down by the lake!...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                Standard drip coffee maker...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything!...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen has Everything! New Appliances including spices, condiments, and basic baking supplies, lots of plates, glassware, utensils, blender, waffle maker, etc...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                with icemaker in Kitchen, spare 'Beer fridge and freezer on lower level....moreless

              • Stove:

                5 burner ceramic top...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Bicycles:

                3 each for kids and adults, or bring your own for 30 mile 'Rails to Trails'...moreless

              • Binoculars
              • Boat:

                3 Kayaks, Canoe, 4 person paddleboat, with lifejackets and paddles...moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Canoe
              • Deck / Patio:

                Full length southern exposure of the home overlooking the lake with 3 Sliding glass doors into the Cathedral Ceiling Great Room. Very bright and cheery! Plenty of Seating...moreless

              • Golf:

                5 quality courses less than 15 miles...moreless

              • Inflatable Boat
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Full of Blueberry, Blackberry & Raspberry bushes. Apple tree...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane and Charcoal...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Pedal Boat
              • Raft
              • Sand Box
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                10 sets of Cross country skis, boots and poles, from kids to adults. about 10 pairs of ice skates....moreless

              • Small Cooler
              • Tennis:

                Town Tennis courts two miles away...moreless

              • Walkway To Water
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Inflatables, masks and fins...moreless

              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Hot Tub under the stars overlooking the lake is open roughly April to New Years. Other times are possible for minamal charge....moreless

              • Outdoor Hot Tub
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 80 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter- The Quiet Time!
              Oct 31 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $175 $300
              Fri, Sat
              $1,200 $2,400
              Early Summer
              May 1 - Jun 19, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $200 $350
              Fri, Sat
              $1,700 $4,800
              Memorial Day Wknd
              May 22 - May 24, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $900
              flat fee
              Summertime!
              Jun 20 - Sep 7, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,700 $9,900

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Fall Fun, Foliage & Fests
              Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $200 $350
              Fri, Sat
              $1,700 $4,400
              Pumpkinfest Weekend
              Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $900
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $200 $350
              Fri, Sat
              $1,400 $2,400
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Please add 9% NH Tax to all rates

              No Cleaning or Pet charge

              Some holiday weekends have a premium


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 01/30/2015
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              Location

              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Lots in Keene
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Several fine courses under 15 mi
              30 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Brattleboro,VT or Fitchburg, MA
              22 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              I-91
              15 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              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!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: 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

              Why the Owner 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 Unique Benefits at this House:
              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!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french

               

              Photos

              • Front of Vacation Retreat  The Back Faces Sparkling Rockwood Pond

                Front of Vacation Retreat The Back Faces Sparkling Rockwood Pond

              • Crystal Clear Rockwood Pond , homes only on 1/2 of its more than 2 mi. shore

                Crystal Clear Rockwood Pond , homes only on 1/2 of its more than 2 mi. shore

              • Part of the Expansive Cathedral Ceiling sleeping Loft & Ent. Center

                Part of the Expansive Cathedral Ceiling sleeping Loft & Ent. Center

              • Kitchen area from the Loft

                Kitchen area from the Loft

              • Part of Loft Bedroom with King Bed, 2 singles, Skylights,TV, Stereo

                Part of Loft Bedroom with King Bed, 2 singles, Skylights,TV, Stereo

              • Queen & Single Bedroom

                Queen & Single Bedroom

              • Interesting Foliage and Wildlife abound

                Interesting Foliage and Wildlife abound

              • Naps by the lake!

                Naps by the lake!

              • New Solar power 2014

                New Solar power 2014

              • Full Length Deck facing south

                Full Length Deck facing south

              • Private Hot Tub under the stars

                Private Hot Tub under the stars

              • Queen and single bedroom on main floor

                Queen and single bedroom on main floor

              • Back Deck overlooking Blueberries,Blackberries Galore to Rockwood Pond

                Back Deck overlooking Blueberries,Blackberries Galore to Rockwood Pond

              • View from Big Loft to Great Room then out to Lake

                View from Big Loft to Great Room then out to Lake

              • 3 Kayaks, canoe, paddleboat, lifejackets,shallow sandy area for kids to play in.

                3 Kayaks, canoe, paddleboat, lifejackets,shallow sandy area for kids to play in.

              • Modern Kitchen with Everything! table will seat 10

                Modern Kitchen with Everything! table will seat 10

              • Queen Size bedroom

                Queen Size bedroom

              • Waterfront with fireplace for Smores and Songs

                Waterfront with fireplace for Smores and Songs

              • Front Porch

                Front Porch

              • Back of the house from the Lake-Pre Solar Install

                Back of the house from the Lake-Pre Solar Install

              • Living room with wood stove, TV, DVD, lots of Movies

                Living room with wood stove, TV, DVD, lots of Movies

              • Full bath off of Rec room

                Full bath off of Rec room

              • Pool And Ping Pong in the Rec room

                Pool And Ping Pong in the Rec room

              • Main Bath between the two Queen bedrooms

                Main Bath between the two Queen bedrooms

              VRBO #181030

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              Date last modified - Friday, January 30, 2015

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              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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              • Bedrooms
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              Speaks: english, french
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              • Calendar last updated: 01/30/2015
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