House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect Extended Family Vacation
Comfortably accommodated children and grandchildren with many things to do in the area.
Wish I could give this property a 5
This is a mixed review, not all good and not all bad. The location of the house is great, on a quiet pond with water access and close enough to town to make quick trips. The house is large, with large common areas and plenty of seating and beds. It is very well equipped both inside and out. However, the house is not in really good repair and was not very clean when we got there. The screen door to the deck was immovable (off the track) until my son and grandson repaired it. The grill was filthy and even had burnt pieces of meat still on it. Even after we cleaned the top, there was so much stuff on the bottom that that caught fire when we cooked and had to take it apart and clean it. There were clumps of hair on the walls of the basement shower. There were corn husks in the container for recyclables. The dishwasher was full of dishes. The stove had not been wiped down and had splatters all over it. I did email the owner and was told that they had new renters the week before. But there is a cleaning fee, so I would assume that someone should have been there to check that all was clean and the mess not left for the next renters. There were many inflatable water toys in the basement all thrown in a pile. We tried to blow up 3 of them but found they all had holes in them so gave up that idea. Again, I like this house and location but it took some effort to make it livable, which is not what I expect to find when I go on vacation.
We are sorry to hear that the house was not in the correct condition when you arrived on Saturday. The cleaning crew also notified me that the new renters (the group before you) left the house in bad condition. The cleaning crew unfortunately only have a few hours to clean between each guest. Normally this is not an issue, but we will not be renting to that group in the future. Thank you again for notifying us, we are glad you were able to enjoy the pond.
A lovely summer retreat
We were there for a week with our 2yo. The house is large and spacious; would be great for several families together. The kitchen is well supplied with all the cooking equipment I needed. The only thing we missed was having cable, but at least there was WiFi.
The house is only 40 minutes from North Conway and 75 minutes to Portland, so we did day trips to both. We also did a trip to the Maine wildlife park (40 minutes away).
The owners were easy to communicate with via email.
Cozy and comfortable family friendly location
This place really has everything a family or larger group needs
It's very simple but has all the amenities you could want. It's spacious and provides lots of things to keep kids entertained
Love the Hinchey House its a hidden Gem
We have been vacationing at the Hinchey house for 18 years now. We love some of the updates wifi 1st time in all these years. My kids are now all adults and we still love coming to Bridgton and the pond for our family vacation. Can't wait for next year.
This house has everything you need for a perfect summer vacation. We had 8 adults and loved having the kayaks, paddleboard, canoe and all the blowup things you could ever want for the water.
Perfect for large family great pond plenty of boats. No real complaints
Property was very nice. The pond was perfect for swimming and fishing and there were plenty of boats/kayaks for our family of ten to use. Reasons for not five stars are few but five would be perfect. Windows are very hard to open and close. Prob just need some lubricant and basement bathroom vent fan did not work and there was a mildew smell there. Other two bathrooms did just fine. We would definitely recommend. Large home and the ping pong table in basement was great for rainy days. Will say that it is a bit of a drive to certain attractions but everyone has different things they like to do. Would stay again