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Family Ski and Lake Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Come relax in our home away from home.

Enjoy privacy on 5+ acres with quick access to nearby ski resorts or private beach. Custom log house with prow front, vaulted ceilings, kitchen bar, stone fireplace and extended dining area. Four bedroom plus loft, 3 bath house sleeps up to 12 and has all the amenities to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Sit around the stone fireplace after a long day of hiking or skiing or enjoy the fire pit on a cool summer evening. Newly furnished in all rooms, you are guaranteed a great night sleep. Come see for your self what makes this place wonderful.

Specific to make your stay great:

* Dining room table that seats 8 to 10

* Additional seating for 4 at kitchen bar

* Three full bathrooms, one on each floor

* Newly furnished and appointed

* Two new (and very comfortable) leather couches in living room

* Three queen beds, five twin beds and a full size futon easily accomodate two or more families

* Newly finished basement family room and bar. Games and puzzle table plus air hockey included.

* Wood stove in finished basement.

* Down comforters on all beds

* Large stone fireplace to enjoy on a winter evening

* 5+ acres of land to hike, ski and enjoy your privacy

* Private association beach on lake, bathhouse at beach

* 3 Kayaks to use on lake

Just minutes from downtown Bethel. Sunday River – 15 min; Mt. Abrams – 5 min. Enjoy outdoor activities all four seasons including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Access to South Pond via our private beach. Shopping and restaurants in downtown Bethel or try the outlets in North Conway NH (45 min).

This is the way life should be.

Keywords: Lake, Boating, Beach, Ski, Lodge, Snow, Cabin, Retreat, Sunday River, Mt. Abram

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

Welcome to our home. We love spending time here to relax, ski, swim, hike, and just get away from it all - in comfort! We know you will love it too.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose South Pond Shores

We downhill ski most weekends in the winter - its a long winter in Maine and getting outside makes it so much more enjoyable. Our house is located close enough to all the action, but far enough away to enjoy lots of privacy.

What makes this house unique

Our house is very close to Mt. Abram and a very short drive to Sunday River. Best of all is the private access to South Pond - just a short half mile away. Enjoy ice fishing and ice skating in the winter and swimming/boating in the summer. We just love it and best of all, the only families that can use the beach must live in our neighborhood.


South Pond Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , An inflatable bed is also available and can fit in this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) in all first and second floor rooms, Twin or Single Beds (3) in daylight basement bedroom. Full size Futons (1) in loft. Bunk Beds (1) in first floor bedroom in addition to Queen
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large fire pit in yard offers a great way to spend the evening roasting marshmellows or just star gazing.


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Family Ski and Lake Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable lake cabin—exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful cabin and found it very comfortable and spacious. Recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunday River Ski House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Expectations were fully met with this warm and inviting ski house. My family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were welcomed with open arms. The entire process was painless and easy. The owner's attention to detail when we first arrived including preparing the home for our vacation, suggestions, recommendations, and communication during our stay (2 feet of snow fell one night) provided us with a worry free vacation we will always remember. I highly recommend this home for a large family wanting an unforgettable ski vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! We stayed at the Greenwood home (Family Ski and Lake Retreat) over Christmas week and had a wonderful time. The home is warm, cozy and inviting. Thank you, Nadine for the Presecco and salted carmels...what a pleasant welcoming surprise! It was so nice to gather around the lovely fireplace and watch the snow fall from the large picture windows mid week. The driveway was cleared for us and we had no difficulty getting in/out. If we had any requests, Nadine was always available and gracious. There was more than enough room for our friends and family. The kids all shared rooms and had fun together. Even though there wasn't much snow, we were still able to go to Sunday River to hike, and use the zip line. The covered bridge was very picturesque and we hiked the trail along the stream. We ended our stay with a horse-drawn wagon ride at Bethel inn. We highly recommend this home for your vacation needs.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needham, MA

Repeat visit--third time and we LOVE this place

  • 5 of 5

We have met here for three years now for an annual reunion ski weekend with several other couples (plus we have 2 children making it 10 people total and we fit comfortably and there are enough beds, bathrooms, dishes, etc....). This home is fantastic and Nadine and her family make us so welcome each time. We *love* the fireplace, the architecture, the layout (open kitchen-dining-living area). Our two boys look forward to the bunk beds, the bin full of LEGO to build with plus games, the annual Air Hockey tournament, and we always feel at home here. The kitchen is well-equipped and we have prepared delicious meals. It is conveniently located to either Sunday River or Mt. Abram ski areas. Thank you for allowing us to visit--we look forward to next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation home and experience! The description and photos were very accurate. Property was very clean and well-maintained. Nadine, the owner, was very responsive and helpful in answering questions about the surrounding area prior to the stay. Very sweet touch with the note and welcome wine/sea salt caramels. Kitchen was well stocked and allowed us to cook wonderful meals as a family. The Welcome Book was very informative and provided us with all the information we could've asked for about the house and surrounding area. The air hockey table and the many games available were put to good use during the ice storms that week. Three levels to the house was also useful in getting some quiet time when desired. It was the perfect Christmas week for our family and a wonderful retreat! It'd be great to see stay here again during the summer with the lake!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Framingham MA

Superb Ski Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this ski house for a long weekend ,with relatives. The accomodations were perfect, esp. for our large group. The main level had a wonderful open floor plan, and we thoroughly enjoyed the fire place, and kids liked the air hockey table. The property allows for some good snow shoeing in the yard and the kids liked exploring the woods with their snow shoes.

We would highly recommend this house and look forward to staying again sometime!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bethel Inn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 26
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Abram
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
South Pond Shores
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $140
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.