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LAKEFRONT, NEAR SUNDAY RIVER - STEAM RM, FIREPIT, HUGE KITCHEN, LG FIREPLACE

Tim Salvesen

Advertiser since: 2005
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Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Tim Salvesen

Advertiser since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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LAKEFRONT, NEAR SUNDAY RIVER - STEAM RM, FIREPIT, HUGE KITCHEN, LG FIREPLACE

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake House Rental Photos and Description

- 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sleeps 35

Situated on Lake Christopher, near Sunday River skiing and the town of Bethel, this large guest house offers 'the informality of home' for a large group of up to 35 people. Down East magazine said, 'the house is operated like a self-service inn; it works like a hostel, albeit a deluxe one, or an inn with no innkeeper.' The Maine House is truly the perfect setting for any group outing. Open year-round, the house is fully equipped with all the basics from pots and pans to sheets and towels, plus a few extra special perks like fireplace, steam room, TV/DVD/VCRs, sound system with CD player, WiFi internet access, canoes, kayak, windsurfer, picnic tables, gas grill and more.

Also check out our other properties in Bryant Pond, #131495, #146327, #153426, all in close proximity of each other. Large groups could utilize all four houses.

Go to our web site with the link below for more information and details.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tim Salvesen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Lakefront, Near Sunday River - Steam Rm, Firepit, HUGE Kitchen, LG Fireplace
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
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Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake Bethel - Sunday River area
5

Fabulous Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
We held our family reunion at The Maine Houses for a week during July 2014. We rented the Maine House and the Maine Farmhouse for our group of 40 - kids, parents and grandparents. The houses were perfect for our group with plenty of room. We loved the great room for evening get-togethers and the wrap around porch for our dinners. We enjoyed the lake front area for volleyball games, swimming and evening campfires. And the sunsets over the lake were gorgeous!! All agreed that the lake was a great size, the surrounding area offered wonderful hiking and biking and kayaking and canoeing on the lake were favorites along with that challenge of swimming to the island and back ... great fun!!! Would highly recommend The Maine Houses for relaxing vacations and fabulous family reunions.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakefront, Near Sunday River - Steam Rm, Firepit, HUGE Kitchen, LG Fireplace
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Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake Bethel - Sunday River area
5

Wonderful Christmas Group Gethering

  • 5 of 5
Our group has greatly enjoyed our stay in the Maine Houses for our Christmas vacation trip. We had 33 people (including children, colledge students, and parents alike) together in the house. Every one of us has expressed his/her individual satisfaction of the stay at this house. The house provided us a lot of room for the numerous guests we came with. It also attracted some of youth and colledge students from our other group staying in the Mountain View House to come over to this house for evening activities. The great living room has wonderful fireplace which made it very warm and cozy! The kitchen is huge with a lot of good appliances, and we think that the three refrigerators, three dishwashers, and more then 35 seats at the dining room tables (which had a spectacular view of the frozen lake) was extremely accomidating.

Furthermore, the owner has been very helpful in responding to our needs. We would definitely like to return for any of our future Maine vacation trips.

Thank you Tim Salvesen from the North Star Family Group.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakefront, Near Sunday River - Steam Rm, Firepit, HUGE Kitchen, LG Fireplace
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Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake Bethel - Sunday River area
United States, Indiana
2

4th of July Week

  • 2 of 5
The only thing I can figure is that this used to be a wonderful place which has since fallen in a state of disrepair and neglect. It was dirty with broken furniture and very worn bedding. Upon arrival the first thing we did was call back the cleaning service and re-wash (assuming they washed anything) all of the linens. Only two or three of the bedrooms felt inhabitable and the basement wasn't fit for anyone. The outside was nice - providing the public access area next to it wasn't in use. This property also shares the lakefront with two other houses but thankfully we were the only ones around. the kitchen was well equipped but showing signs of neglect. The eating area was nice too. Grass was long and needed cut which never was during the whole week. That didn't help the mosquito situation. We affectionately referred to it as "the frat house". We won't be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 9/7/13

The extent of this review of The Maine House came as a surprise to me, since we immediately addressed the linen and cleaning issues within the first hour of their arrival.

I must say upfront that we had an unfortunate circumstance where my two local housekeepers, who had been with me for over 10 years, had suddenly suffered extreme health issues. One died and the other was hospitalized a couple weeks prior to this family’s arrival. That’s not a justification for some missed housekeeping issues but it is a fact. Admittedly, the new housekeeping staff were unfamiliar with the routine and did miss some things but, we took care of it immediately.

That said, after our initial prompt response, this unhappy posting 2 months later, was the first I’d heard of any additional complaints. Their problems with broken furniture, kitchen showing signs of neglect, uninhabited ground floor level bedrooms (which they used,) uncut grass and an unruly “mosquito” situation, seem to be rooted more in unfamiliar personal expectations than fact.

Any of these problems could have, and would have been addressed if I’d know about them…except for possibly the “mosquito” situation, which I have no control over but, would have provided insect repellent had they asked.

Of note: the next group that stayed at The Maine House the following week returned our feedback evaluation form after their stay, with 5 “excellents” and 2 “goods” and no other issues. And, they said “We had a great time! And have already recommended to several friends.”

In closing, if a guest calls during their stay with a problem or complaint, I try to solve it immediately - or come up with a mutually agreeable solution. I’ve been in the hospitality business for over 35 years and I understand the value of a happy guest. To make such a complaint two months later, without ever asking the owner, me, to address any of these issues while they were here, is questionable.

I take great pride in the way I run my business. I sincerely hope any new prospective guests will continue to trust us as the ten’s of 1000’s of people before them have.

Sincerely,
Timothy Salvesen,
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We have a great time up at The Maine House. Would recommend it for small or large groups!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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5

Team Housing

  • 5 of 5
Our Team stayed in the Maine House for the US National Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford, ME. There were 21 people, 17 College Athletes and 4 coaches. The house worked out great for our stay. All the Athletes had there own beds and the coaches were able to stay in our own section of the house for our own privacy. We cooked in every night and the kitchen and dinning areas made this very easy to accommodate. Our group eats a ton of food and we found there to be plenty of storage and cooking amenities to prepare many great meals. The living room was great for team meetings and simply hanging out in front of the fire place.

If you have a large group we would recommend the Maine house. We look forward to being back there for future ski races in the area.

The UVM NORDIC SKI TEAM
  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake Bethel - Sunday River area
Franklin, Massachusetts
5

Long Weekend Ski Trip!

  • 5 of 5
We decided to rent the Maine House to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday! My brothers and sisters and their families all joined us for a total of 32! I have a big family and we vacation a lot together and this is the first time everyone had a bed! The Maine House is very big with lots of places to spread out. The great room has a wonderful fireplace which made is so warm and cozy! The kitchen table is fantastic. Everyone had a chair and it was warm on the porch too! Beds were comfortable and kitchen is huge with lots of good appliances. I will say too that this is the first house we have ever stayed at with great water pressure! With 7 bathrooms everyone can take a shower at the time and it doesn't effect the pressure!! Amazing! We went tubing and skiing at Mt Abram which is only a 7 minute drive and Sunday River which is about 20 minutes away. We brought our own snowmobile and were able to go right from the property onto the frozen lake which lead to many groomed trails in the woods! Tons of fun! The kids went sleding right in the yard because there is a good hill. I liked the mudroom it is so convient in keeping all the ski's and wet snow stuff out of the house. The Maine house was great and I would definitely recommend staying there. It looks like it would be fun in the summer too because you are right on the lake. They had lots of canoes, and kayaks, lifejackets, big grills and fire pits! It's a great house!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Bethel, ME
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Sunday River Golf Club
Nearest Train
61 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Rte 26
Nearest Restaurant
5.6 Miles
The Crosstone Restaurant, Woodstock, ME
Nearest Ski
4.8 Miles
Mt Abram Family Resort Greenwood, ME
Nearest Beach
Lake Christopher
Car: necessary

Close to Sunday River Ski Resort, the Maine House is located on Lake Christopher in the Village of Bryant Pond in the mountains of Western Maine. The house is just 7 miles from Bethel. You'll enjoy beautiful views, private docks, canoeing, swimming and more.

Other Activities: hiking, biking, rock hounding, kayaking, leaf peeping, and more.

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Rates & Availability

Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Cleaning USD390

Notes

  • $500-$995
  • Rates subject to change.

    Security Deposit Required on all Reservations.

    Call for special group discount rates.

    Contact owner for additional accommodations.
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Amenities

Bryant Pond / Christopher Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is immaculate and includes towels and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , two bunks
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins; 1 bunk
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom - 8 twin/ single , 2 bunks; 2 twins
  • We offer a mix of sleeping accommodations designed to meet your groups unique needs. Each bedroom includes linens and towels.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some extras you might not expect to find include: *Expansive great room with floor to ceiling fire place, knotty pine paneling, hardwood floors, CD system and more *Modern fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare a great meal for up to 100 guests. *10’ x 10’ steam room *Deluxe Weber stainless steel gas grill *Picnic tables *Fire pit designed for bon fires *Volley ball net *Croquet set *Hammock *Two private docks *Canoes *Windsurfer

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