TREASURE HUNT FOR KIDS, HUGE KITCHEN, WIFI, HOT TUB, PUB, ARCADE GAME, FIRE PIT

Paula Easley

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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TREASURE HUNT FOR KIDS, HUGE KITCHEN, WIFI, HOT TUB, PUB, ARCADE GAME, FIRE PIT

Special Offer! $999 for a 3 night Fall Weekend: remaining dates thru 11/2 September 6 - November 2

Newry Chalet Rental Photos and Description

5 bdrms & 3.5 bath = 10 Adults + 8 kids-kitchen seats 18 for meals and games.

For more photos and details, please see our own site: www.TheMaineSkiHouse.com

FALL SPECIAL:

• 3 Day weekend Thursday through Sunday OR Friday through Monday for $999: includes lodging, Maine Tax, cleaning and Property Damage Protection.

• Remaining fall dates are: Sept 4-7, Sept 11-14, Sept 18-21, Oct 16-19, Oct 30 - Nov 2

NUMBER OF GUESTS:

• The Maine Ski House does sleep 18 in beds, but 6 of the beds are twin bunks and 4 of them are upper bunks.

• Therefore, we request the maximum adults staying are 12 and the children can be any number, as long as the total number of people does not exceed 18.

THE MAINE SKI HOUSE offers something to keep everyone happy:

OUTDOOR AMENITIES:

• Horseshoe Pit and Fire Pit: In July 2014 we built a Horseshoe Pit and Fire Pit, which have been great additions to the outdoor space. There is nothing like sitting around a fire on a chilly summer or fall night, making S'Mores, and watching a competitive game of Horseshoes.

• Deck: We have a large second story deck that has enough space for people to be doing different things but still all be able to chat and socialize:

• 6 person round hot tub

• gas grille

• 6 Adirondack chairs

• Child sized picnic table

• Two-person wooden swing

INDOOR AMENITIES:

• We have an unusual feature that you will not find at most houses: an IN-HOUSE TREASURE HUNT for kids of all ages- literally! Join in the fun, or just watch as the participants go room to room for answers to over 20 questions. The completed answers lead them to a hidden treasure chest full of surprises and treats.

• The open KITCHEN/LIVING/DINING areas can keep everyone together for meals, socializing, and game playing. The island seats 4 and the pub-height table seats 14. The well equipped kitchen is a cooks dream as there are ample supplies and prep areas for several people to help. There is a ton of cabinet storage, a pantry with slide-out shelves, an extra fridge in the pub, and a beverage fridge by the coffee center. We also have a gas GE Cooktop with a center griddle for pancakes, a Kitchen-Aid mixer, a hot-air popcorn popper, a 3-pot fondue pot, and a chocolate fountain, and plenty of pretty bowls, platters, containers for amazing meals cooked by the 'chefs' in your group.

•The THREE CUB PUB, in the basement level, will keep you feeling like you are in your very own pub and wondering if you ever have to leave the house at night. It has two flat screen TV’s for game-viewing from every angle. There is a sink, seating for 6, and a Jimmy Buffet Margarita Maker which also makes perfect slushies for kids!

•The OZ REC ROOM:

• Wii on its own TV

• Xbox 360 on its own TV

• 55” TV for watching one of our 120+ movies or TV or the internet

• Foosball game

• Classic 1980’s Arcade game has 60 classic games such as PAC MAN and Galaga

• Board games such as Apples to Apples, Cranium, Clue, Scrabble

•For small children: a log-home furnished doll house, IKEA children's table and chairs, some toys and books

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula Easley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Paula Easley

We met while students at The University of Massachusetts in 1989, and married few years later. We had three children and when they were 1, 3, and 5 we started traveling with four other college friends and their families. Our 'crew' totaled 10 adults and 15 children, most of them born in a 5 year span. It was so much work to travel with young children that it was actually as many hours of packing/unpacking than our three days together, but none of us cared! After our long weekends, we were completely exhausted, our stomachs ached from laughing, and someone usually ended up at the doctor on Tuesday. The time we spent together sitting and talking, eating, cooking, cleaning, game playing, sipping coffee in the morning and drinks at night, hiking up mountains to exhaust the kids so they would go to bed at 7pm... was SO FUN, the price of complete exhaustion afterwards was well worth it.

Over the 14 years of our annual tradition, we rented in Southern VT and Newry and Scarborough Maine. The group has experienced quite a range of quality of homes: from 'kind of roughing it' to 'oh no, there are a lot of fancy breakable things here'. We have been renting homes between FL and New England since '97. We like to say between all of those rentals, we have seen it all. We often said 'if we ever owned a rental, we would...' So in 2010 we began our own venture in Vacation Rental ownership and put all of the lessons we have learned into action. We guide you through the process of renting, tell you as much as we can before you arrive, but then give you your privacy once you have arrived. We know a trip to a rental home takes a lot of planning and money. You will see in our reviews, we try to make the experience in our home all that it should be: a relaxing, comfortable and fun visit to the beautiful Sunday River area.

We hope you will stay with us and experience The Maine Ski House for yourself. Your friends and family will thank you for booking with us!

Paula Easley purchased this chalet in 2010

What makes this chalet unique

We thought we had hit the jack pot when we found the location for The Maine Ski House: behind the Matterhorn and 2 miles from the South Ridge Lodge! The foundation was in but no walls were up yet. We modified the developer's plan (we lost count of how many times) to make their beautiful design into a great rental: we made the kitchen open and bigger than they had planned for, we made the walls in the stairwell into the basement solid so noise did not travel, we closed off the pub from the rec room to give the adults more privacy, we had stairs off of the deck built so people could access the yard easily, we paved the driveway to improve plowing and cut down on dirt into the house, created a separate beverage area for coffee/wine/sink to get out of the way of the 'chefs' in the group, measured out a space for a dining table that would hold 14 people, provided as much storage as possible in the kitchen, bathrooms, and mudroom. The developers questioned a few of our decisions, but we knew what makes a home a great comfortable rental for large groups from years of experience.

Our reviews are evidence that we were on the right track because people rave about our amenities, storage, comfort level, bedding and linens, entertainment choices, and electronics. People especially love the Welcome Packet we send and The Welcome Baskets that greet them on the counter. We expect nothing but a great experience for those that stay with us. When people book our house, we are excited for them because we know they have made a great decision and their lodging portion of their trip is going to be worry-free. It is rare that we receive a question just prior to someone's arrival because our guests know all they need to know before they leave home. Our goal is to have your stay in The Maine Ski House feel like it is your 'home away from home' and if you ever think about coming back to Sunday River, there are no questions as to where to stay.

We hope you will stay with us soon...

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 47 traveler reviews

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Treasure Hunt for kids, huge kitchen, WiFi, Hot Tub, Pub, Arcade game, Fire Pit
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
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Newry Bethel - Sunday River area
5

Amazing Home Families w/kids & Adventure seekers

Amazing Home Families w/kids & Adventure seekers
  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at the Maine ski house and thoroughly enjoyed our visit! This house was close to everything and Bethel was just down the street from us. Paula was great and had tons of information on sites nearby and instructions for inside the house. Any time I asked for additional info Paula was there to provide help or recommendations on what to do.

We had quite a few kids and they loved the treasure hunt organized by the owners! A great way to start the trip. The downstairs game room also worked well to our advantage as the kids never wanted to leave the home!

The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and more. We cooked a few meals at home and had no issues with utensils or other appliances. The back deck is perfect for doing a BBQ. At dinner time, it was really nice to sit around the large dining table with the group. The kitchen and living room space was probably our favorite space in the home with the vaulted ceilings.

We really liked the fact that we were close to many activities such as kayaking/canoeing, horseback riding, and Sunday river resort. We normally come up to Sunday river in the winters but there is a ton of stuff you can do at the resort at the Summer. We were able to zipline, mountain bike, and also ride up the lifts just to take in the scenery. A great place for a summer vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Newry Bethel - Sunday River area
5

Perfect summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I were traveling from the southwest to visit family this summer and stayed here for the week. Everything about our stay was amazing. The house itself has been beautifully designed and prepped for renters with literally every detail in mind and was immaculately clean upon our arrival. When you're on vacation, nothing beats being able to wake up in the morning sans alarm and sip coffee from the porch swing, get into a good book from an Adirondack chair, put together big meals in the fully stocked kitchen (we took advantage of an awesome natural food store 5 minutes down the road called The Good Food Store...which also caters!) and sit down for dinner around the huge dining table before spending the rest of the night hanging out by fire pit and star gazing from the hot tub.

Along with some R&R, our group really wanted to soak up the perfect summer temps (low to mid 70s!) with some outdoor adventure, so we were thrilled to find so many options at our finger tips (i.e. 5-15 minutes away). In just a few days we hiked through Grafton Notch State Park, tubed/kayaked down the Bear River, picnicked alongside some beautiful waterfalls (Step Falls, Screw Auger Falls) and even did a little cliff jumping at Frenchman's Hole. On our next stay here, we plan to also try out the zipline and downhill mountain biking at Sunday River. We'll definitely be back AND recommending the Maine Ski House to family/friends. There's no better way to experience Maine's motto: the way life should be!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Treasure Hunt for kids, huge kitchen, WiFi, Hot Tub, Pub, Arcade game, Fire Pit
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Newry Bethel - Sunday River area
4

Great house with tons of ammenities

  • 4 of 5
This property is easy to find and has excellent ammenities. You won't have to leave, plenty of movies and video games for children, lots of space, and a well stocked kitchen. Also we really enjoyed the fire pit, not typical at vacation rentals.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Treasure Hunt for kids, huge kitchen, WiFi, Hot Tub, Pub, Arcade game, Fire Pit
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Newry Bethel - Sunday River area
5

The property was everything as advertised and more

  • 5 of 5
The amenities were all that we needed and the venue was outstanding. Our host Paula and Matt surprised us with a gift tray for the wedding and were at our convenience if any issues arose, but none ever did. I would highly recommend spending time at the Maine Ski House to families and those wanting an experience they will never forget. We are discussing having future family gatherings in Maine here. Thank you so much.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Treasure Hunt for kids, huge kitchen, WiFi, Hot Tub, Pub, Arcade game, Fire Pit
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Newry Bethel - Sunday River area
5

A Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5
Our group consisted of 10 adults and 8 children. We were originally scheduled to arrive on a Thursday and stay through Sunday, however a huge storm approaching was going to make it difficult for everyone in our party to arrive on Thursday. (Some of us had a 5.5 hour drive).
Paula, also aware that the storm was approaching, was very helpful in assisting us to make our arrival date a day earlier so that we wouldn’t have to drive in as treacherous conditions. Albeit, many of us still ran into snow, but not the 2 feet that arrived at the ski house after it was all over!
The house is amazing, Paula has thought of everything! The Ski House guide that Paula includes in the welcome packet is great if you have any type of questions at all! We were a little concerned that the driveway had not yet been plowed as our 4 wheel drive vehicles were having a hard time in the driveway. One contact to Paula and it was taken care of immediately. We were guessing that the snow removal businesses all were very busy considering the large amount of snow that fell.
If you are a group with children, the game room is incredible!! It entertained all of the children of various ages, while the adults were able to unwind upstairs in the kitchen area after long days at the mountain. We also made good use of The 3 cub pub. The kids also really enjoyed the Treasure Hunt.
The house is at a great location, just a couple of minutes from the mountain but far enough to have privacy.
Our group made great use of the amazing kitchen. We ate most of our meals in, and the kitchen was certainly well equipped to handle our very large group of people.
And of course, the hot tub was enjoyed throughout our stay.
Paula was so great to work with, and has not missed a detail in regards to the house. I would highly recommend the Maine Ski House.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Treasure Hunt for kids, huge kitchen, WiFi, Hot Tub, Pub, Arcade game, Fire Pit
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Newry Bethel - Sunday River area
5

Great purchase

  • 5 of 5
We went with a group of 9 people. The whole process from booking to checkout was very smooth and organized, more than most places. It clearly run very professionally and the owners are organized and professional. The house was clean, well stocked. We got rained in one day and had to spend most of our time in the house but everyone enjoyed themselves because it was nice to spend time in their kitchen, they had board games, there were plenty of digital entertainment options and the hot tub is very nice.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Map

Map

Step Falls Hiking Trail
Bethel Outdoors Adventure
Screw Auger Falls
Moose Cave Gorge
Matterhorn Ski Bar
Sunday River Resort
Mt. Washington Auto Road
Santa's Village
"santasvillage.com/index.cfm"
Story Land
Angevine Park and Swim Pond
"456 NORTH Road Bethel... SWIMMING POND (FOR KIDS)"
The BIG Adventure Center
"http://www.thebigadventurecenter.com/ Fun place on a rainy day... the water slides seem fun ..."
32 Parkway Rd
"This address is approximate. You cannot miss the playground and skate park on your right as ..."
Sunday River
" sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/activity-guide"
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Matterhorn Ski Bar
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Sunday River Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Matterhorn Ski Bar
Car: necessary

The house is on a wooded lot on 1 full acre of land. It is located on the edge of Barker Mountain so as you drive up our road, you can see the trails of Sunday River's 'White Heat'. At night, you can see the snowcats grooming the trails and you feel as though you are in the middle of the activity, but yet secluded as our neighborhood is very quiet. We are located in the neighborhood behind infamous Matterhorn Ski Bar, for those who are familiar with the area.

In the summer months, we typically have a constant breeze flowing through the house and it can really feel like a tree house as you look out at the tree tops off of the deck. If you do need to cool off from the heat, we are just minutes away from The Artists Covered Bridge, Screw Auger Falls or Mother Walker Falls. We highly recommend checking out these places because they are not only fun, but stunningly beautiful. We do think the most fun we've had in the summer is when we have gone Lazy River Tubing on The Androscoggin River with Bethel Outdoor Adventure. (http://www.betheloutdooradventure.com/) It is hours of relaxing old fashioned fun! You can picnic along the edge of one of the little islands. You will feel as though you've stepped back in time as there are minimal signs of modern day life for most of the ride down river.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Newry Chalet Rental Rates

Special Offer! $999 for a 3 night Fall Weekend: remaining dates thru 11/2

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 6, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

For $999 (a $1,495 value) you will receive:

*3 night stay

*4pm check-in Thursday and 11am check-out Sunday, but we

always offer early check-in's and late check out's when avail.

*price includes lodging, tax, cleaning, and Property Damage

Protection

*check out our http://bit.ly/16xdK6F to see things to do in

the area and driving distances

* The fall foliage is spectacular!

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer and Fall
Aug 13 2014 - Oct 9 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 13 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Kick off 2015
Jan 2 2015 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Regular Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK JR weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Regular Ski Season
Jan 19 2015 - Feb 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
February Vacation Week
Feb 16 2015 - Feb 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
NH Feb Vacation Week
Feb 22 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Regular Ski Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring skiing
Apr 5 2015 - Apr 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring & Summer 2015
Apr 26 2015 - Oct 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend 2015
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes *Check-in is 4pm and Check-out 11am, but we do everything possible to get you in as quickly as we can and let you stay late if the cleaning companies schedule allows for that.
*The house does sleep 18 in beds, but that is 10 adults maximum and the remainder are children.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Newry Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Shampoo
  • Backpack
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • ISDN Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - main floor - toilet
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Walk out basement - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have beautiful glass bowl sinks. We provide all towels, white, as well as labeled clips so each person can keep 'track' of their own towel. This hopefully decreases the amount of laundry and assures people they are using their own towel. We do provide shampoo/conditioner/body wash/toilet paper for your convenience. There is also a hair dryer in every bathroom that has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The White Cap Room - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    The Barker Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 4
    The Aurora Room - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps 5
    The Spruce Room (Master) - 1 king , Sleeps 2 with private bathroom and tub, sliders to deck.
    The Locke Room - 3 twin/ single , 1 queen , sleeps 5
  • All beds, box springs, and pillows have bed bug certified encasements. Beds are custom made from logs by local wood craftsman Steve Stone and are very comfortable. There are extra linens, pillows, and blankets if needed during your stay. All bedrooms have ample storage, own closet, and plenty of hangers in the closet. For rooms shared by several people, we provide hooks or storage bins for individual 'stuff' to be kept separate. We also have a Pack 'n Play if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Video Game Console
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
Notes:
Separate Wii & Xbox360 areas with dedicated 32'' HD LED TVs. Total of 9 HD LED TVs: 4 receiving high definition and 3 receiving standard definition.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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