ENCHANTING LAKEHOUSE W/ TERRIFIC VIEWS & REVIEWS-WEEK JULY 12-19TH AVAILABLE

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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ENCHANTING LAKEHOUSE W/ TERRIFIC VIEWS & REVIEWS-WEEK JULY 12-19TH AVAILABLE

Greenwood House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms 2 baths, sleeps 8

On a quiet peninsula w/ exceptional water views from every room and decks on all four sides, this sunny 4-bedroom turn-of-the-century cottage near scenic Bethel and Sunday River has been lovingly restored. Peaceful, comfortable, private and well-equipped, the house works well for caring families or groups. People love it and typically stay right on the property it is so relaxing. There are really 3 'master bedrooms,' one smaller bedroom, and a toyroom nook with queen sleeper. The house, w/ screened porch w/ stone fireplace, has been totally redone and furnished with antiques, including a player piano, and an old woodstove. Hidden behind the charm, are modern conveniences, radiant heat throughout, cable and Apple tv, dvd, washer dryer and wireless. It is a wonderful year-round vacation home on a pretty crystal clear lake. Renters have loved the house and spot for over 25 years - read the reviews. Siited on a point of land, the property is very private but only 7 mi from Bethel w/ restaurants, great hiking and skiing. Best f all worlds.

We've rented for 25 years and people have been extremely happy with this special spot in a wonderful house. It's so comfortable and relaxing once you arrive that most people stay on the property most of the time, even though there are many activities and restaurants in the area. We're on a quiet dirt road, perfect for strolling or dogwalks and a five minute walk from a whole network of year round hiking trails. Nearby Bethel is considered one of the prettiest villages in the state, and because of the 4 season appeal has both the beauty of its natural surroundings plus many fine restaurants and numerous other amenities.

We love this property and seek renters who will enjoy its serenity and respect the great effort we've taken in its care. It is terrific for 3 generations, young families, couples who appreciate the private scenic setting; we do have good neighbors, and want to keep it that way. There are so many wonderful outdoor activities but if you get stuck inside for whatever reason, you will love the coziness and bright, warm atmosphere of this lovely scenic home.

For those not familiar with Bethel it is a wonderful area with nearby top-notch skiing, hiking and scenic drives. Only 3 hours from Boston, you experience the best of Maine without driving for hours and hours, and the community has many amenities in an unspoiled very pretty Maine town. It's hard to beat.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
we had a great time, truly enchanting house/ we read,slept,kayaked,canoed and sophie loved the paddleboat and the player piano. all we needed was there. we did not have to deal with much traffic, because we came straight to boothbay and are staying here for a week another internet bargain, water front etc.! the vacation goes on!!!!! thank you ag
Aug 2002
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Karen

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I came to Maine for college and fell in love with the state. Later I met my husband Rob in graduate school (in CT) and convinced him to move to the Portland area of Maine. We've been extremely happy here while having busy professional lives, raising 3 wonderful daughtersand a variety of pets and traveling extensively, but our quiet, happy family times are in Greenwood - now for over 25 years.

Karen purchased this house in 1988

We are family oriented and avid skiers. Since we live in Portland Maine, we wanted a place near Mt. Abram and Sunday River but on a lake so we could use, and rent our vacaion home, year round. I always say having our 3 children was the best decision we made but buying Greenwood was the second best. It has been a cherished place for our family in a practical and spectacular location.

The Bethel area is easy to get to and has so much to offer year round. That's not always true of places in Maine. In Greenwood you feel like you're out in the Maine woods but amenities - good coffee, health care, a variety of restaurants and entertainment as well as terrific hiking, skiing and swimming, fishing are all right there. And the house itself is a gem - - so pretty and so comfortable and relaxing to be right on the lake on a quiet dirt road with good neighbors. Heaven for us and for all our happy renters.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
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Greenwood Bethel - Sunday River area
Yarmouth, Maine
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

Thank you for sharing your amazing cottage. We had the quintessential Maine fall weekend. Hiking around the lake, relaxing by the fireplace. Breathtak...
  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing your amazing cottage. We had the quintessential Maine fall weekend. Hiking around the lake, relaxing by the fireplace. Breathtaking views of the sun rising over the mountain greeted us each morning. Your recent renovations have made this spacious house so cozy and accommodating. We felt at home right away and loved it. Looking forward to a repeat visit in wintertime.
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104078
+1 207 712-5787
Greenwood Bethel - Sunday River area
5

PERFECT WEEK

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at this BEAUTIFUL cottage. The property is obviously very lovingly maintained and cared for. Everything was very clean and well stocked. Kitchen was lovely to work in and shower downstairs was simply amazing. The views were beautiful from all bedrooms. Specifically, the 2 docks and floating dock and the screened room with fire place were the best part of this rental as they gave lots of room for quiet time and relaxation at all times of the day. The weather was amazing for September/October in Maine...not what we were expecting at all although the locals told us this was typical for the area-something not many are aware of. It was 75-80 every day and not one day of rain the entire week. We actually went SWIMMING in the lake many times, with small children, in October! Bethel was lovely and only a 7-9 minute drive from the cottage. Some cute shops and a well equipped grocery, although we did get all out needs for the week at the large grocery in Augusta, but the Bethel store was good for the things we ran out of. It was very private on 3 sides, with a house very close by on the west (?) side, but there was only someone at that cottage on the weekend, and they were very nice gentleman. Take time to go out to the dock with good friends, wine and blankets very late on a clear night and watch the stars...don't think I've ever seen more shooting stars and giggled quite so much. LOVED this cottage! and Karen is so accommodating and sweet calling to see if we made it there safe and if everything was in order. If you rent this cottage once you will go back again. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
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Greenwood Bethel - Sunday River area
5

GREAT TIME!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This is truly a great place to stay,everything about it is welcoming.
The location is perfect right on the beautiful peaceful lake with views in every room!
This was our second year staying here in May, even though the weather isn't always the warmest, we enjoyed every moment.
There are tons of neat places nearby and fun Maine hiking and walks.
The house has everything you need, and it has such a warm cozy feeling about it.
Although with the fireplace located in the screened in porch, you can't help but put on a few pounds making tons of s'mores!!YUMMY
We definitely recommend this lake house to anyone looking for an awesome, relaxing vacation! And Karen is truly an awesome, super sweet landlord, we love it!!!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
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Greenwood Bethel - Sunday River area
5

IT CAN'T GET ANY BETTER!

It can't get any better!
  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Greenwood lake house for the weekend and it was amazing.
The scenery is beautiful as the house is right on the lake and it’s surrounded with trees and has great views.
The lake house has everything you need including fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and even kayaks.
The house has so much character with the old stove and the fireplace, it feels like you came to a very special place.
It was very comfy and relaxing especially the downstairs bedroom with the lake views.
Karen was incredible, we have never encountered with such great landlord as she was very helpful and thoughtful.
My advice to you is don’t think just go! Call Karen now and get this piece of paradise for a week.
I know I will call her again soon to book my next vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104078
+1 207 712-5787
Greenwood Bethel - Sunday River area
5

DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER

Doesn't get any better
  • 5 of 5
This house was fantastic! What a wonderful getaway we had here with our adult children. Canoing and fishing on the lake, playing games on the porch with a roaring fire or just relaxing by the big window looking over the lake it doesnt get better than this. Guys got to golf (very nearby) - girls shopped, got mani pedis, and read. The house was immaculate and fully stocked for anything. Games, full kitchen with any thing you would need to, large dining table to sit all together, and cozy nooks if you just want a little down time. It rained some during our stay but did not deter us from anything. The house is large enough that you never got cabin fever. This is a home not just a rental.
Hubby, son and DIL got to home before me. I called to ask how it was and my husband said he had a big problem. And that was only because we had not rented for longer than we did! And I totally agree. I will not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone. We cant wait to come back. Pictures do not do this home justice.
P.S. - While here we looked at some of the other homes in the area that were rentals. Do not hold a candle to this house.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Enchanting lakehouse w/ terrific views & reviews-week July 12-19th available
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Greenwood Bethel - Sunday River area
New Hampshire
5

SUPERB, YEAR-ROUND GET-AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from this idyllic retreat in Greenwood, Maine - a true home-away-from-home. We found this place relaxing, welcoming, and cozy with plenty of places to "retreat" to for either small or large groups. Beautiful local trails, boating, nice lake views, and a beautifully home make this place an easy decision for anyone looking for a fun, relaxing place to stay. Perfect place for families year-round - Thanksgiving, or Christmas/New Years as it can accommodate ample seating for dining/entertaining fireside, as well as being close to ski resorts!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bethel
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Bethel
Car: recommended

In summer and fall we have over 400 feet of frontage on a beautiful clean lake with excellent swimming and fishing for old and young alike; a boat/guesthouse with large deck on the water, a dock and float, 3 single and 1 double kayak, a canoe, paddleboat, swing set, 2 oversize hammocks, and lots of loons. No jet skis allowed on the lake. Excellent hiking - some right out the door, biking, horseback riding, tennis, basketball, and golf all nearby. In winter: a short and easy drive (11 miles) to Sunday River and 2 miles to Mt. Abram Ski resorts, and readily available skating, cross-country skiing, snow mobiling, night skiing and tubing, dog sledding and ice-fishing. Plus, a charming place to stay for non-skiing family members!

Other Activities: reading and hammock napping: quintessential Maine

Ski: We are less than 2 miles to family (and wallet) friendly Mt. Abram which might be perfect for young families or gentle skiers. But, for those seeking more thrills, famed Sunday River is less than 15 minute easy drive. Nordic skiing can be right out the door onto to the frozen lake or miles of groomed trails at nearby ski centers.

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Availability & Rates

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Greenwood House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
September/October
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 500
Cleaning 125 + Tax
half of rental amount is due within 7 days of booking, the rest of the rental, plus cleaning taxes and security deposit is due and payable 30 days before arrival.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes In fall and off season rates, may decrease rent for small number of of guests.

Off season rates very competitive, and the property is beautiful and comfortable year round.





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Amenities

Greenwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Lake ...
  • Town ...
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Baby Gate
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , hot and cold water!
  • First floor bath is brand new but has sink set in antique pine dresser, pull chain oak tank toilet and walk-in, 2 spout, tiled shower w/ pebbled floor. Two stained glass windows make this bath very pretty and special. Upstairs bath is tiled, with a lake view from the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , waterview2sides
    Bedroom - 1 double , waterview2sides
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , waterview3sides
    Bedroom - 1 double , waterview2sides
  • It's a beautiful home and each bedroom has its own character. The Master wood paneled bedroom on the first floor has warm pine paneling and extensive lake views. A new tiled bath with walkin shower is close by. . A second Master bedroom upstairs is painted beadboard, a huge window facing East and has a slider leading out to beautiful porch/deck with gorgeous southern lake views; 3rd bedroom is large w/ full size and twin w/ trundle bed, room for crib, lake views on 3 sides and a long window seat overlooking the lawn; last bedroom is small but with a double bed and very cute, has natural beadboard and terrific views including a small skylight. The three upstairs bedrooms share a tiled full bath with a window in the shower looking down on our waterfront. Set admidst tall pines but allowing for lots of sun, the bedrooms are cheery and sport cozy pretty quilts and linens.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Canoe
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • pond
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The house has been totally & beautifully redone but retains the charm of a Maine 'camp' under towering pines and a crystal clear lake. Works wonderfully for families but is also romantic for a couple(s) and, using only the first floor, cozy for one. (We've hosted a few writers and artists here - very happily). Skiers paradise but non skiers are happy to stay home. Chef's kitchen. One MBR downstairs and 3 bedrooms up., plus 1 queen-size sleeper sofa in winter, 2 in summer. Boathouse with a sleeper couch and children's theater; player piano;, books, puzzles, and games galore. Kayaking Canoeing Rafting.. Self contained wonderful vacation spot, with views and seating areas everywhere. Great waterfront in a protected cove, on a pretty extra clean lake; great swimming for all ages. We're now wireless! Garden. Filled with touches to make this rental super special. And you're not stuck in the boonies. Bethel is a beautiful little town less than 10 minutes away w/ shops, restaurant
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