You inquired about our home on Rockwood Pond in Fitzwilliam, NH (website hidden) today.
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It has 3 Bedrooms, Queen, Queen and Single, and an upstairs expansive sleeping loft/entertainment center with a King and 2 single beds & a double hideabed.There is also a hideabed in the Living room and an additional single bed in the finished basement rec room. A crib and highchair are also available.
We do have a 2VCRs, 2DVDs, 2 TVs and a complete Stereo system, 100 Movies or so and a computer with Wireless Broadband DSL and printer.
The Great room has a full modern kitchen with All Brand new appliances, glasses, dishes, pots, spices, condiments and a dining table with room for 10. There are also 2 couchs, 2 easy chairs, lots of lighting (if the 3 skylights and wall of glass overlooking the lake aren't enough).
Down in the walkout high ceiling freshly renovated basement with windows is another new full bath, Ping Pong table, Pool Table, Foos Ball, games, toys, outdoor sporting and fishing equipment, washer, dryer, another Refrig,clothesline etc. In the garage are kids riding toys, adult & kids bikes, and other toys and sports equipment.
There is a full length deck out any of the 3 sliding glass doors facing the lake and overlooking the 1 &1/2 acres of blueberry, strawberry,raspberry and blackberry bushes. You can't see another house from anywhere in the home and we are situated on a private dead end lane with only 3 houses along its 1/2 mile length. It's a couple of hundred yards to the neighbors on either side who are there primarily on the weekends only.
At the level private waterfront, down a 300 yd path from the house with its gradual entry into the very clear water with sandy bottom, there are very interesting rock formations from the long closed granite quarry nearby. We have a big alum canoe, 3 kayaks that you can fit an adult and a kid in each,4 person Paddleboat, inflatables, with all the lifejackets,paddles, fishing gear, chairs, tables, BBQ, firepit at what used to be the Stonecutters Cottage, firewood etc etc. There is a large permanent dock and a swim platform set out about 50 feet into the lake for unshaded suntanning.
Rockwood pond is about 100 acres with seasonal houses only on half it's circumference. The other half is conservation land with a 'Rails To Trails' pathway for hiking, biking ( using our 8 bikes in the garage) and a great big rope for swinging out and dropping in the lake! We do have a 6 person hot tub out back under the stars that is open from April to Thanksgiving.
On the path to the waterfront the blueberries, raspberries and blackberries usually come into peak season in August. The blueberries very often last until Oct.
Really all you need to bring is your food, clothes and sheets and towels. We really do pride ourselves on trying to have everything else so that you can have an enjoyable vacation! Your pets are certainly welcome to join you on vacation,just don't leave any 'surprises' We do have a dog dish, "pooper Scooper" and lots of old tennis balls!
It's a great place to spend a quiet, relaxing vacation with a whole lot to do right on the property. The hot tub will be bubbling! The boats will still be out. If we have snow, we have lots of XC skis, snowshoes, sleds, ice skates, hockety sticks, firewood for the wood stove, etc etc.
We hope that you'll visit!
Rockwood Pond is a very quiet clear lake and during that time of year there is hardly anyone around since 21 of the 25 houses on the lake are summer seasonal homes only.
Check our availability calendar which we keep very accurate(website hidden) is also a link on there for unedited comments from previous guests. If you would like to get a feel for how we do things, please check our unedited comments on our other home below.
We do ask for a $250 refundable damage deposit to hold your dates and the full rental payment about 6 weeks before. We will return the deposit within 10 days barring any significant problem. We don't have a cleaning charge and while we do clean thoroughly between guests, all we ask is that you leave the house pretty much like you found it. In renting out our other home (website hidden) have only had to use it twice in 10 years. A personal check is preferred and we will accept Paypal or credit card if necessary. We will send instructions on where to get keys,directions etc when we receive full payment.
Please don't hesitate to call with any questions.
We hope you'll visit!
Paul & Anne Harris
13 Vineyard Lane
Westport, Ct (phone number hidden) cell
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My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful stay at Paul's beautiful home. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, tons of great outdoor equipment for any season, hot tub (!!!),and a beautiful view of the lake! It was perfect place for a couple to getaway from the city. Cozy, yet large!
Communication with Paul was excellent, from the days leading up to our stay through the day we left. He is clearly an expert host who has been doing this for many years. We would definitely love to come back again, as I can only imagine the house and surrounding area is just as beautiful in the summer as it was during our frozen winter trip!