15 Minutes to Sunday River(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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
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Member since: 2006
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- All paper products, soaps and shampoos are provided.
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Whitewater Rafting
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
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Spring & Summer
Apr 16 - Sep 14
2 night min stay
Sep 16 - Nov 14
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee for cleaning at the end of your stay $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 8%
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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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.
- Primary: (512-784-7263(Texas, USA)
View of the living toward the storm/screen door to the inviting front porch.
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 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
The third bedroom is located downstairs.
The second bedroom has a view of the woods.
Fresh snowfall at the House on the Hill
View of the woods in winter from the front porch
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.
The living room features a vaulted ceiling & is open to the dining and kitchen.
View of from the loft
The kitchen features stainless 60/40 sink, KitchenAid dishwasher, Pine cabinets
The private master is located upstairs & adjacent to the loft & has a view.
The third bedroom has a queen size bed and a view of the hillside.
The second bedroom has twin beds and is located on the first floor.
The wireless color printer is located in the loft.
View from the porch to Howard Pond in the winter.
Turn at this sign & the street sign for Joe Russell Pl.
The front porch extend the length of the home and has a view of the woods.
Sunset in August on Howard Pond
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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