About the property
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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!
Paul & Anne Harris
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- May 21, 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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
Ultimat peace and comfort
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!
Peace Privacy, ot Tub & Lake- What's Better?
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!
The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The location was secluded and beautiful. Plenty of sleeping space for everyone.
Relaxing, boy and pet friendly vacation!
This is second time staying at Paul’s house. Quiet, secluded and with plenty of room for boys and dogs to enjoy the great outdoors!
Very nice lakefront house with all the amenities needed for a great time!!!
Paul is a great host, attentive to all details. His property fits a lot of people very well and provided us with everything we needed to have a blast of a weekend. Would definitely come again!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.