WATERFRONT LOG HOME ON QUIET LAKE-25 MINUTES -SUNDAY RIVER SKI

Jeff and Angelica Bazyk

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jeff and Angelica Bazyk

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WATERFRONT LOG HOME ON QUIET LAKE-25 MINUTES -SUNDAY RIVER SKI

Bethel Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Get away from it all... Nestled on the edge of the White Mountains in the Western Lakes Region of Maine, this is the ideal large, lakefront log home if your idea of getting away involves heading into the outdoors and away from the crowds.

During the Winter enjoy the large stone fireplace in the main room, nearby skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating on the lake. In Spring & Fall enjoy leaf peeping and hiking in the White Mountains. During the Summer enjoy the peaceful lake with private 230 ft. lakefront property, sandy water entry, swimming, large canoe, barbecue on a large deck and a hammock with beautiful water and mountain views.

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Keywords: Log Home

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Jeff and Angelica Bazyk (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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Speaks english, spanish

About Jeff and Angelica Bazyk

When Jeff and I were in our early 20's, we started going up to coastal Maine every year in the summer. Raised in NY and southern CT, we fell in love with the quaint New England villages, the pine air, cool night summer breezes, the people, and the laid-back lifestyle. In 2001, we lived in a condo in downtown Boston and wanted to find a weekend retreat that offered lots of outdoor activities throughout the year. We had heard about the Lakes Region in Maine and decided to explore that area of Maine. The first time we saw this Log Home, set in the woods, on a beautiful lake, we knew it had everything we had hoped to find. With nearby skiing at Sunday River and Mt. Abram's and the interstate trail system of cross country and snowmobile trails - it would provide us with plenty to do during the winter. In the summer, we could canoe, kayak, swim, hike... or just relax by the lake. And, the nearby quaint New England towns of Bridgton and Bethel reminded us of why we were drawn to Maine so many years ago.

Jeff and Angelica Bazyk purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented 9/18-9/25 2011. The house was quiet and peaceful. Everything was provided that we needed. Our group included my brother and his wife, my mom and my wife, 10 month old daughter and myself. There was plenty of space for everyone to relax. There were two solid wood child gates. One at the top of the basement steps and one at the base of the steps to the second floor. They came in handy with a 10 month old that thought she needed to explore every inch of the house. The front porch was wonderful. We saw a Bald Eagle the second day. The home was centrally located for what we wanted to see. The coast was only about an hour away and so were the White Mtns. I only wish the weather was cooler so we could have tried out the fireplace. I know no one in our group wanted to leave at the end of the week. I'm sure we will be back in the future.
Sep 2011
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11015vb
(401) 245-9217 (Rhode Island, USA)
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
eastern PA
5

Great place for families on a quiet pond. Serene setting with a nice sandy beach at water's edge.

Great place for families on a quiet pond. Serene setting with a nice sandy beach at water's edge.
  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Papoose Pond. The home was comfortable and well-stocked. We really had everything we needed; from comfy beds to a small sailing dinghy & canoe. Blueberry & raspberry picking along the road was so fun! We had a great time exploring the pond in the canoe, and the surrounding area on bicycles. Water was perfect for small kids, shallow water with a sandy area for playing. Owners were helpful and responsive to questions/problems. They called to check in the first afternoon we were in the house to make sure we were finding what we needed. We had a small plumbing problem while we were there and it was fixed within the day by their local caretakers. We happened to be in town while the 'Waterford World's Fair' was going on about 10 minutes away, the kids loved it! We had ten people in the house for two of the nights we stayed there, and it accommodated everyone very well. We'd definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review... I'm so happy you had a fun vacation!
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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11015vb
(401) 245-9217 (Rhode Island, USA)
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
New York
5

A Relaxing Place!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful and peaceful log cabin that had everything we needed. House is on the lake, water is refreshing with fantastic views. Loved fishing from the canoe, looking forward to my next visit!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11015vb
(401) 245-9217 (Rhode Island, USA)
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
5

Best relaxing family vacation ever

  • 5 of 5
I always check reviews of the houses we rent so when I saw this one, with all the amenities we had but with only one bad review (which I still don't understand as we thought the complete opposite) we had to try out. With all the technologies out there available to kids/us we thought it would be wonderful to unplug for 1 week and enjoy Maine and all it has to offer. The cabin is very spacious, clean and perfect for a large family. The lake is clean and gorgeous for swimming. We stayed really quiet in the morning but weren't lucky enough to spot a moose. The cabin is very private and the town is very cute and has a great bakery! All in all we had the best family vacation and I hope to return this summer again.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11015vb
(401) 245-9217 (Rhode Island, USA)
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Fantastic Early Fall Week

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was just right for our vacation. The lane only goes to this cabin and the nearest neighbors were out of sight through the woods. We only saw a couple of other people in kayaks or canoes on the pond the whole week. The cabin is not a "showplace," it has been lived in and loved for a long time. Some of the furnishings are a little worn but it is clean and has everything you could need. It was just the two of us, so we didn't need all the bedrooms, but I can see this cabin being spacious enough for any big family. The fireplace was very enjoyable and they had the wood pile well stocked and accessible under the porch. I will say the washing machine needed cleaned out, someone had washed very sandy things before us. Also the water pressure of the downstairs shower was very low. Nothing major that can't be easily fixed and it certainly didn't take away from our enjoyment of our week.
We spent a lot of time on the porch enjoying the peace and quiet. You can't tell from the picture, but the porch looks out on the pond through a few big fir trees. There is a bird feeder on the porch that is very popular. We are birdwatchers so it was a delight to us when a Bald Eagle landed in a tree on the other side of the pond. The canoe was very enjoyable and easy to use. The cabin is far enough from any town lights that the stars were stunning. The Milky Way has never looked so close!
We didn't get to see a moose at the cabin, but we saw one north of Grafton Notch State Park so our Maine trip was complete! For sightseers and nature lovers who like us aren't major hikers, we highly recommend a trip to Screw Auger Falls, Moose Cave and the Artist Covered Bridge. We also spent a lot of time in the White Mountains National Forest, crossing into New Hampshire frequently. The views from the top of Mt. Washington will take your breath away, well worth the trip and the price to drive up. We also drove the length of the Kancamagus Highway on a perfect fall day. There were so many parks and places we wanted to see, we didn't get to all of them. It is a beautiful area and it was a perfect place for a fall vacation!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. The couches were a bit tattered, so we just ordered new ones! Also, our plumber just fixed the bathroom shower. Thanks again for all the feedback and I'm glad you had a nice vacation.
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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11015vb
(401) 245-9217 (Rhode Island, USA)
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
NH
2

A Disappointment

  • 2 of 5
I rented this vacation cottage thinking we could go swimming ("shallow sandy bottom" ). The bottom was very mucky and there was a great deal of milfoil in the water.
The cabin itself was very run down. The living room rug was in extreme need of replacement (years of ground in dirt) and had burn holes. The weather and the cabin were sweltering. There were two or three very small fans that were of little use. (Angela did say she would be getting turbo fans.). Because the slider had a large tear in the screen, and the Mosquitos were brutal, we had to keep the slider shut come dusk which did not help the heat situation. We were so disappointed we stayed only a few days.

On a positive note, the kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of games, etc. to occupy children.

I had to give a great deal of thought before writing this negative review but I give reviews a good amount of weight when deciding to rent and I certainly would have thought twice if I had read a review that was not glowing. I have reviewed at least three other rentals from Homeaway and have given five stars to all the others.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heat waves are rare in the mountains of Maine, so small fans and the 2 ceiling fans in the great room, have been adequate in the past. For future renters, we have gotten 2 turbo fans. (I would have gladly had my caretaker deliver a few, had I known how disappointed the renters were). The lake is tested annually by the Lake Environmental Assoc (LEA)... there is no milfoil in the lake and it is considered healthy for swimming and lake activities. The clarity does vary from year to year (depending on rain fall and other factors... more info can be found on LEA's website). The slider door screens were immediately repaired (as soon as I found out). Also, this was the 1st we heard of unclean floors, and after inspecting the vacuum cleaner, we found out that the suction was not working properly (we have bought a new vacuum). We have a caretaker and housekeeper, and visit the home a few times a year, to ensure that upgrades and repairs are made as soon as we become aware of them. Also, we do make upgrades from time to time. Because we (as renters) have been disappointed in the past, we do pay a lot of attention to renter's feedback and maintenance; and we price the home below what comparable lakefront homes are priced, to ensure renters are happy. I am sincerely sorry that these renters were disappointed, and have addressed all their concerns (fans, screen repair, etc).
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Waterfront Log Home on Quiet Lake-25 Minutes -Sunday River Ski
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p11015vb
(401) 245-9217 (Rhode Island, USA)
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
Worcester, Massachusetts
5

Beautiful Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place for having fun with the family. We all enjoyed the firplace, local coffee shops, and quilt shop. This home provided us with everything we needed for a great time! Thanks
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
beach
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort
Car: necessary

During the Winter, enjoy the large, stone fireplace in the main room, nearby skiing, snowboarding and ice skating on the lake. In Spring & Fall enjoy leaf peeping and hiking in the White Mountains. During the Summer, enjoy the peaceful lake with private 230 ft lakefront property, sandy water entry, swimming, large canoe, barbecue on a large deck and a hammock with beautiful water and mountain views.

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Availability & Rates

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Bethel Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 31 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$875
 
 
Winter
Dec 21 2014 - Apr 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Spring
Apr 2 2015 - Jun 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$875
 
 
June
Jun 2 2015 - Jun 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 29 2015 - Aug 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, taxes (all additional fees) $75
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Amenities

Amenities

Bethel Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water skiing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • snowmobiling
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
All Linens, Pack 'n Play Crib, High Chair, Toys and Children's Videos, Canoe and Floats
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