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.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- non smoking only
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
Why Karen chose Greenwood
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.
What makes this house unique
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.
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