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15 Minutes to Sunday River

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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

More Details

Owner
Anne Wheeler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Anne Wheeler

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.

Anne Wheeler purchased this house in 1995

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay at this wonderful house! We really appreciate your efforts to make us feel welcome and at home. That was really exceptional! We wish we could come back more often.

From the Guest Book at the House on the Hill
Dec 2015
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Amenities

Hanover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All paper products, soaps and shampoos are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

15 Minutes to Sunday River
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 54 reviews
5

Great house for the weekend of skiing

  • 5 of 5

We rented the House on the Hill for two families with kids. The house is perfect, everything is so nice, clean and cozy. We had little problem with internet connection, but the owner resolved it very quickly. Thank you, Anne.

Our kids loved it! and want to be back next year. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll welcome having you back next year.
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5

Great ski house

  • 5 of 5

The house was awesome. Very easy drive to Sunday River. Our group had a great time in the spacious living room. I am sure the views of the pond are great in the warmer months as well.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the House on the Hill with a group of girls for a little winter getaway, and we all absolutely loved it! The place was so clean when we arrived. Everything is very well labeled and directions are given for those things that need it. Anne is a great host.

The fact that it is so close to Bethel is wonderful. But, what we probably liked most about this place, was how cute and cozy it was! It was just what we were looking for and a perfect size for the six of us. Thanks, Anne!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plaistow
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend.perfect quiet little place, nice shot ride to Sunday River.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home, stocked with all you need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The House on the Hill. It was great not to have to worry about what would be in the kitchen or not. Very well stocked. Comfortable with plenty of room for the five of us. Pretty spot, we skied cross country one day and downhill at Sunday River the next. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashburnham MA USA
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The House on the Hill. We had a wedding to attend in Bethel, which is about 15 mins. away, but we decided to rent this home so we could have more family time. It was the perfect decision for us. The home is so well appointed, with everything easily accessible, and lots of complimentary extras that we were not expecting, such as coffee, teas, condiments, and even a dozen fresh eggs from a local farm.

The bedrooms are very well appointed with high quality sheets and blankets and the beds were very comfortable. Extra towels, blankets, and toiletries, were available, if needed. The upstairs bathroom has a shower only, which we were fine with, while the downstairs bathroom has a tub/shower unit. There was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was great.

What impressed me the most was the cleanliness of this home, the attention to detail, and the ease of use for things such as the tv remote, the coffeepot, and the dishwasher. It is obvious that a lot of time and thought has gone into making guests feel at home.

Anne was great to work with and very accommodating. I hope we can return someday. Oh, and if you are staying in the summer, like we did, you will love falling asleep to the loons singing on the lake nearby. Heavenly!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Hanover House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring & Summer
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 - Nov 14
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee for cleaning at the end of your stay $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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
February Vacation is a minimum 5 night rental
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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