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15 Minutes to Sunday River

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The living room features a vaulted ceiling & is open to the dining and kitchen.

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bethel house description

This charming private retreat is nestled among Maples, Birches, and Firs with a view to Howard Pond. The tastefully decorated three bedroom, two bath cottage sleeps six with two queen beds and two twin beds. The inviting open living/dining/kitchen features a vaulted cathedral ceiling with roof windows that allow light to fill the home. The 6' pine dining table accommodates everyone.

The master suite with the adjoining loft living area is located on the second floor. The pine paneling, cabinets and pine wood floors add to the warmth and ambiance of this Maine woods' retreat. There will be the slightest sigh (ahh) of approval and excitement as you enter this gracious, welcoming environment. This is a place that can restore your soul. After a day full of activity, you can sit by the fire and watch the leaves or the snowflakes fall. Relax and wile away the hours in the rocking chairs on the 8'wide farmers porch that spans the front of the house.

Howard Pond is a pristine Maine pond that prohibits noisy watercraft and is home to a loon family. There is a public swimming area and dock near the dam. Adventurous hiking --including the Appalachian Trail & other hikes in the White mountains-- and quiet walks are just outside your door. You may even see a moose!

Downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,ice skating, snowmobiling are all within 10 or 15 minutes of the house.

The Sunday River Golf Club is one of the premier courses in New England. The Bethel Inn and Country Club also provides a challenging 18 hole course.

Minutes away from the Adrossogin River, canoeing, kayaking, and guided trips are within easy access.

Keywords: skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, golfing, house, canoeing, hiking, swimming, fishing,relaxing,private,romantic, non-smoking,charming,cottage

Property Type

  • House
  • 2 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Queen size Beds (1) There are two queen beds - one in the master and one in a downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds are in a downstairs bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • All paper products, soaps and shampoos are provided.

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

            The DVD and CD play also has an ipod doc...moreless

          • Games:

            puzzles and some games are located in the loft....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            expanded cable service - 37' Vizio High Definition TV...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Panasonic system...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lake View:

            The swimming dock is located just a short walk down the road at the dam....moreless

          • Mountain View

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Ski Privileges Optional
          • Skiing
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Broadband Access:

            Wireless Color Printer is available in the loft...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Free Long Distance:

            The digital phone service provides unlimited long distance service within the United States...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central Forced-Air Heat...moreless

          • Internet:

            Free WiFi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            down comforters-plush blankets-down,fiber & memory foam pillows...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Open Living/Dining/Kitchen Upstairs Loft Living...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Telephone:

            Free Long distance within the United States ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            plush towels are provided...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            large capacity washer and dryer are located in the full basement - detergent is provided...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            High speed wireless internet service is available and free...moreless

          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffee with stainless carafe 2013...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            pots, pans, casseroles, baking pans, coffee grinder - everything you need including portable mixer,spices & seasonings...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Place setting for 10 ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Stainless KitchenAid Stainless Dishwasher...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipted kitchen with a 5 burner gas range, microwave,toaster, dishwasher and refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            Gas Range...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Fully stocked kitchen with spices, oils and condiments in the fridge...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Kenmore Stainless Refrigerator with ice maker and freezer on top (2011)...moreless

          • Stove:

            Stainless Gas Range and Above-the-Range Microwave 2013...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            8'wide covered farmer's porch spans the front of the home...moreless

          • Golf:

            Sunday River Golf Course and the Bethel Inn and Country Club Golf Course...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Rentals in Bethel...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill:

            CharBroil InfaRed Electric Grill ...moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Sunday River - Mt. Abrams - Black Mountain - Bethel Inn for Cross Country & Snow Shoeing...moreless

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Fall
          Sep 16 - Nov 14
          2 night min stay
          $225 $225
          Fri, Sat
          Winter
          Nov 16 - Apr 15
          2 night min stay
          $300 $300
          Fri, Sat
          Spring & Summer
          Apr 16 - Sep 14
          2 night min stay
          $200 $200
          Fri, Sat
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $300 $300
          Fri, Sat
          $2,100

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning Fee for cleaning at the end of your stay $75
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Notes:

          Rates are subject to change until confirmed

          Call for rates for the entire Ski Season or Long-term Summer Rates

          Weekend Rates for Friday and Saturday nights are:2 night minimum

          Spring & Summer $200/night or $400 for the weekend

          Fall $225/night or $450 for the weekend

          Winter $300/night or $600 for the weekend


          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 08/27/2014
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          Location

          73.2 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Portland International Airport
          10 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Moose's Tail Food & Ale
          12 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Sunday River Golf Course
          1.9 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          US 2/ME 5
          10 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Several on Sunday River Road
          12 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Sunday River & Carters X-Country

          Car: Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1995

          About the owner: As a native Texan, my first visit to Maine was in the fall in the late 1980's. I was fortunate enough to stay with friends on Howard Pond and I fell in love with the place. For several years, I would return in the fall to this place that literally restored my soul... walking in the woods, listening to the loons and being surrounded by nature...very different from my 'city life' in Austin, Texas. One year when I got off the plane in Portland, I wondered to myself if I could possibly find a place of my own in this part of the world. It took a couple of years to find the land, hire the builder and take on such a project long distance. In 1995 construction was complete and I walked into the House on the Hill and fell in love all over again. Please be my guest..enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Sunday River, skating on the pond, walking in the woods or swimming and fishing in the summer or just relaxing by the fire or rocking away the hours on the porch.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          I love to walk in the woods in every season of the year. In the fall, I am convinced that there is no more spectacular fall folage anywhere in the world than in the Western Mountains of Maine on Howard Pond. It is great fun to have this house as a base and travel around the state and into New Hampshire and Vermont for day trips or take a couple of days and travel to the Maine coast. There are great antiquing, hiking, canoeing, biking and skiing adventures within minutes of the house. When the pond freezes, it is great fun to skate on that open frozen expanse of water. And, there is nothing like snowshoeing in the woods or on the trails at Sunday River or the Bethel Inn and Country Club..where you can also cross-country ski. Although, I don't downhill or snow board, my family loves the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at on the mountain. Bethel also has some lovely places to dine.


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          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • The living room features a vaulted ceiling & is open to the dining and kitchen.

            The living room features a vaulted ceiling & is open to the dining and kitchen.

          • The living room looks out on to the front porch and into the woods

            The living room looks out on to the front porch and into the woods

          • The 6' dining table is often the center of activity.

            The 6' dining table is often the center of activity.

          • The back door also features an Andersen full-light screen/storm door

            The back door also features an Andersen full-light screen/storm door

          • Master with view to ensuite bath, walk-in closet and door to loft living area.

            Master with view to ensuite bath, walk-in closet and door to loft living area.

          • The wireless color printer is located in the loft.

            The wireless color printer is located in the loft.

          • The 2nd downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and a view into the woods

            The 2nd downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and a view into the woods

          • Downstairs Bath

            Downstairs Bath

          • This Char-broil Infrared Electric Grill lives on the back porch in the summer.

            This Char-broil Infrared Electric Grill lives on the back porch in the summer.

          • Swimming in Howard Pond is just a short walk down the road.

            Swimming in Howard Pond is just a short walk down the road.

          • Turn at this sign & the street sign for Joe Russell Pl.

            Turn at this sign & the street sign for Joe Russell Pl.

          • View of the woods in winter from the front porch

            View of the woods in winter from the front porch

          • View of the living toward the storm/screen door to the  inviting front porch.

            View of the living toward the storm/screen door to the inviting front porch.

          • View of from the loft

            View of from the loft

          • The kitchen features stainless 60/40 sink, KitchenAid dishwasher, Pine cabinets

            The kitchen features stainless 60/40 sink, KitchenAid dishwasher, Pine cabinets

          • The private master suite is located upstairs and adjacent to the loft.

            The private master suite is located upstairs and adjacent to the loft.

          • Adjacent to the Master, the loft features two skylights.

            Adjacent to the Master, the loft features two skylights.

          • This bedroom features two twin beds & looks out to the front porch & woods

            This bedroom features two twin beds & looks out to the front porch & woods

          • Master bath

            Master bath

          • The 8' front porch extends the length of the home with a view to the woods

            The 8' front porch extends the length of the home with a view to the woods

          • Sunset in August on Howard Pond

            Sunset in August on Howard Pond

          • Christmas snow fall

            Christmas snow fall

          • View from the porch to Howard Pond in the winter.

            View from the porch to Howard Pond in the winter.

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          This listing was first published here in 2006.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

          $200 - $300 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 08/27/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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