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

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Front of Vacation Retreat The Back Faces Sparkling Rockwood Pond


Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Fitzwilliam house description

1st week of summer 6/22-28 still available! Book now for Fall Foliage!
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 May to Halloween!

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, Ping Pong table, Pool Table, Full sized poker table, another Double & Single bed, 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!

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

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

          • Children Welcome:

            Bring all the kids and grandkids!...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 yr old for responsible party...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • 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 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:


          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Garage:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Wood Stove:

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

          • Fireplace:

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

          • Living Room seats 10:

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

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking

          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


              • Video Game Console:

                Bring your own or GO outside and fish,canoe,swim,hike, take a nap!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                A bunch of recent classic movies and a lot for the kids....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV about 150 channels...moreless

              • Pool Table:

                In Rec room with Ping Pong ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                eclectic group of CDs...moreless

              • Books
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Toys


              • Free Long Distance:

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

              • Internet:

                Wireless Broadband DSL with computer...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Wireless Broadband DSL ...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Bicycles:

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

                  • Boat:

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

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Balcony


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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  • Lake View:

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

                  • Village
                  • Rural


                  • Restaurants
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Forests
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Pond
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Arboretum
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Golf


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 76 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Fall Foliage & Festivals
                  Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,700 $4,800
                  Winter- The Quiet Time!
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,200 $2,400
                  Early Summer
                  May 1 - Jun 19, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,700 $4,000
                  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


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 9%


                  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: 07/05/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Brattleboro,VT or Fitchburg, MA
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Lots in Keene
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Many Major areas under 50 miles,Granite Gorge is
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Several fine courses under 15 mi

                  Car: Recommended

                  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!

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                  Speaks: english



                  • 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

                  • Modern Kitchen with Everything!

                    Modern Kitchen with Everything!

                  • Queen Size bedroom

                    Queen Size bedroom

                  • Back of the house from the Lake

                    Back of the house from the Lake

                  • Hot Tub under the Stars overlooking the Lake

                    Hot Tub under the Stars overlooking the Lake

                  • New Solar power 2014

                    New Solar power 2014

                  • 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

                  • Waterfront with 3 Kayaks, canoe, paddleboat, lifejackets etc

                    Waterfront with 3 Kayaks, canoe, paddleboat, lifejackets etc

                  • Part of Loft Bedroom with Skylights,TV, Stereo

                    Part of Loft Bedroom with Skylights,TV, Stereo

                  • Queen & Single Bedroom

                    Queen & Single Bedroom

                  • Waterfront with fireplace for Smores and Songs

                    Waterfront with fireplace for Smores and Songs

                  • Interesting Foliage and Wildlife abound

                    Interesting Foliage and Wildlife abound

                  • Naps by the lake!

                    Naps by the lake!

                  VRBO #181030

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 26, 2014

                  $200 - $386 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/05/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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