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Charming Private Vacation Home - 15 Minutes to Sunday River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,501 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

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Hanover House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancelation 60 days prior to arrival for the following holiday reservations receive no refund: Dec. 22 to Jan 2; NE Feb Vacation; July 1st to 5th.
  • Please refer to the Sample Rental Agreement for specific house rules and the Cancelation Policy.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All paper products, soaps and shampoos are provided.
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • fly 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


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Charming Private Vacation Home - 15 Minutes to Sunday River
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 59 reviews

Squeaky clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the House on the Hill. Everything was perfect and clearly marked with instructions. The beds are very comfortable and the house is so clean. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect - cozy and charming and very clean. We went for a 4 day ski trip at Sunday river. The beds are great. The layout is excellent with plenty of room for ski bags and gear. We had 6 people and we all fit comfortably. I wish we had more time to explore the area around the lake because we spent our time on the mountain. Very short ride to Sunday River. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, perfect for our family of five

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home for a ski weekend. Every detail was thought of...plenty of plush towels, spacious rooms, very well stocked kitchen, a great selection of movie DVDs, and decent internet connection. Our intention was to go out for dinner on Saturday night in Bethel, but everyone just wanted to stay cozy and comfy in this very inviting Home. We loved it, and would love to stay here again on a future ski trip to Sunday River (an easy 15 min drive).

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable home. Everything you need is there. Close to Sunday River.

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Space for family with a loft. Quiet neighborhood. Scenic views.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We had a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll welcome having you back next year.
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Anne Wheeler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 skiing, hiking, canoeing, biking and antiquing adventures within minutes of the house. And, of course, swimming in the pond in the summer. 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. My family loves the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at on the mountain. Bethel is truly a quaint New England village and has some lovely places to dine. The area is noted for the many hiking trails from level walking trails to the challenging terrain. The House on the Hill is a perfect spot to embark on an adventure or to retreat and curl up with a book.

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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Sunday River Golf Club
"Sunday River Ski Area"
Sunday River
Pat's Pizza
Cho Sun
Rooster's Roadhouse
Brians Bistro -- CLOSED
The Foothills Grille & Catering Company -- CLOSED
Sudbury Inn Dining Room
Bob's Real Pitt BBQ
The Millbrook Tavern & Grille
Gourmet in a Pinch
Di Cocoa Market
Sunday River
"Sunday River Ski Area"
Sunday River Golf Club
"Sunday River Ski Area"
S.S. Milton -- CLOSED
"Restaurant for casual dining "
Erin's Cafe on Main -- CLOSED
"Casual Dining, Family, Coffee"
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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee for cleaning at the end of your stay $75
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
Cancelation 60 days prior to arrival for the following holiday reservations receive no refund:
Dec. 22 to Jan 2; NE Feb Vacation; July 1st to 5th.
Please refer to the Sample Rental Agreement for specific house rules and the Cancelation Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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