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Unique,large lakefront with hot tub, firepit Now booking September October

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7+ bedrooms plus loft, 2 living rooms, Hot tub, pool table, sleeps 2-26*.

Owner must be contacted before reserving the property.

This unique and historic lakefront home nestled in the foothills of the White mountains is one of very few in the area able to accommodate large groups under one roof. Owned by a real train engineer, the house has lots of railroad nostalgia sure to thrill all. We boast the largest yard on the lake, great for weddings and summer fun. A Hot tub, horseshoe pit, fire pit, a swing set and sandbox for the kids, a boathouse and a store/restaurant right down the street are amenities hard to find elsewhere.

To See Our Main Website: Please be sure to click the orange colored link to our website located in the 'Further details' section near the bottom of the page. The house faces to the west which means you will be on the sunny side of the lake, lots of sun and great sunsets. Our huge deck and screened porch afford great views. There are 2 living rooms, each has a cable TV. Two of the bedrooms also have TVs. There is a Pool table, foosball,fireplace, giant, fully equipped kitchen/dining room with woodstove, 2 1/2 fridges, 2 freezers, 2 ovens and 9 burners.

The owner being a railroad engineer has put his railroad touch to the home inside and out. Your kids will love the theme.

The home affords large groups to spread out or congregate in our massive main living room.

Other information:: . Be sure to read our online guestbook comments.

Be sure to check out the Bethel, Maine website to see the list of year-round events. From the famous wife carrying contest to the chowder festival and Mollyocket day, there is always something fun for all ages going on in the area.

We are just 40 minutes from the Oxford casino!

Golf: Nearby is the Bethel inn and country club and the new Sunday river golf course. There are a number of other golf courses in the area.

More Details

Jonny Wells
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

Why Jonny Wells chose Bryant Pond

OF course, the lake was the # 1 alluring factor when we purchased the home but the capability the house has is immense. Imagine if you will my band playing in front of the fireplace in the huge living room while our friends are dancing, playing pool and carrying on. Meanwhile, with the french doors at the far end of the kitchen closed to the bedroom side of the house, all our kids are all fast asleep, undisturbed by the music!

Another example.. We had a skit night and the living room became the stage and everyone sat in the dining/kitchen area to watch the kids perform as well as some pretty bizarre adult skits.

Another fun thing we can do is a 'Team paddle' across the lake and hike Mount Christopher to the summit (an easy hike) and catch the great views of the area.

At night, the fire pit is the #1 draw, easy access from the front door.

We love the region and have made some great friendships there. Our caretaker, cleaners, carpenters, plumber, electrician are second to none and do great work keeping the house chugging along.

What makes this house unique

The location is wonderful facing the lake, watching the awesome sunsets, hearing the loons.

Between the set up of the house, the large yard, and the huge dock, it is very easy for large groups to spread out and never feel crowded. Picture your group... Kids swimming, some adults playing a game of croquet, teenagers paddling around in the canoes, grandparents sitting in the screened porch watching the fun, Dad cooking burgers and dogs on the grille, more kids on the swings, 4 adults playing a competitive game of horseshoes and a few more folks relaxing in the hot tub... Oh, and 'Uncle Ed' taking a nap under the shade of our weeping willow tree.... All going on at the same time. Picture your extended family and you will fully understand how the uniqueness of this home and surroundings has been a true winner for so many families since we purchased this great property in 1998.


Bryant Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry room
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 off kitchen: Toilet, shower and laundry facilities. Bathroom 2: Tub, shower, and toilet. Bathroom 3: Toilet and shower. Kitchen note: There are 2 refrigerators and 2 freezers throughout the house. New as of 2008: 4 burner cooktop to supplement 4 burner stove means 8 burners to work with!
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master w/private bath
    Bedroom - 2 double , 4 twin/ single , Giant br with 4 person loft
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom 4
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , New bedroom
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Wine cellar br #1
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Wine cellar bedroom #2
  • Also there are 3 pullout couches, a cot and a full futon. Some summer folk can bring tents or an RV to supplement or just to give the kids a camping experience. Also, there are condos next door which are available to supplement your group.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 13 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
2007: We now have a 6 seater outdoor hot Tub!!! Hooray! 2008: We now have WIFI. We now accept credit cards. Be sure to ask about group discounts at Mount Abram family ski resort just 10 minutes away. A huge plus: Local store is just a 1 minute walk for groceries, breakfast, lunch, pizza, subs, ice cream etc. A huge plus not to have to drive 20 minutes to get more supplies. King, twin/ queen, twin/ queen,/queen/full, twin/ full, twin, twin/ full, twin, loft (slps4)/ full, pool table, firewood, 3 cable TVs, 2 living rooms, deck, screened porch, dock, boat house, canoes, row boat, pedal boat, swing set, horseshoes. You will also get discounts at the BIG adventure center just up the road in Bethel.


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Unique,large lakefront with hot tub, firepit Now booking September October
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
Long Island, NY

Best New Years in a long time!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for New Year's week of 2007 and had a blast. Our group consisted the ages of 25-35. There was plenty of room for all of us. The house was perfect for our type of crowd. Unfortunately, there wasn't much snow on the ground, but there was plenty to do inside the house. The living room/kitchen was perfect for entertaining. We were all able to be together. The hot tub was so relaxing and private. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. I may even consider a summer family reunion. It was a week, we will never forget!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2007
  • Stayed: November 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time - thank you!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place for families with young children. Everyone had their own space. The lake was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for all ages and physical abilities.

  • 5 of 5

My family, consisting of 23 members ranging in age from 2 - 85 has just returned from our best summer vacation yet. Bryant Pond Station exceeded ALL our expectations. The listing description did not do it justice. The property is very clean and well-maintained and so well laid out that everyone had the perfect space, and plenty of it. Supplies and amenities were plentiful. Rules and expectations were clear. No one was ever bored. The property was so fantastic that the only off-property trips were to the grocery stores, and one back-to-school shopping trip. The children spent almost all their time outdoors. Plenty of space for safe bike riding. Insects were minimal. Great fire pit ! Plenty of wood. Jonathan was quick to pleasantly respond to our two queries. We are anxiously and eagerly looking forward to next summer's family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group! They were thoroughly a pleasure to have and know they found a gem of a place to stay at. They have already reserved for next Summer which is a smart move because it books early.
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BEWARE!! Owner is extremely disorganized, I booked and paid in January 2016 for my vacation August 5th for 3 families. On August 1st I called to get the final details and Johnny tells me he double booked. REALLY??? Thanks for ruining 3 families week off!! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND I WOULD CAUTION ANYONE FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH THIS FAMILY!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of adults who have been renting this house for a weekend for the past 8 years. It's always our favorite ski weekend of the year. Only 15 minutes from Sunday River, and those who don't ski have plenty to do at the house. More than enough beds for everyone, and a huge kitchen table for meals together. Jon has always been very accommodating!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Great Vacation Spot For A Large Group!

  • 5 of 5

We have bee staying here at "Bryant Pond Station" for a week every July since 2013 and have just booked our fourth Family Vacation week coming up in July 2016. We LOVE it here! Jon has thought of everything. There is plenty of comfortable room for our large group of four families. We range in ages from babies to late 60's and there is so much for everyone to enjoy at this wonderful property. Jon is a pleasure to rent from and provides exceptional customer service. Our kids, who are mostly in their 20's and 30's, look forward to spending our July week at Bryant Pond for this vacation/reunion each Summer to do some cousin-bonding. There is so much to do here. The yard is huge for playing lawn games like Can-Jam and Corn Hole. There is plenty of room to spread out and relax. The crystal clear pond/lake is simply amazing to fish, swim, float or row around and take in the beautiful views - especially at sun-set! There is even a hot-tub! Bros Too, the corner store, is right down the road and has everything from gas, beer, eggs, specialty meats and everything in between, not to mention they also have awesome pizza. There are plenty of larger grocery stores and a Walmart close by, too. There is golf, antiques, a raceway and a casino all within 1/2 hour or less drive. There is even a place close by that will cook your lobsters and steamers for you so you can have a clam bake without all of the work! We LOVE it here

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Sunday river Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bethel Inn and country club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, Maine (PWM)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Oxford plains speedway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Sudbury inn
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mount Abrams
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Christopher beach
Car: recommended


Just 15-20 minutes to the famous Sunday River ski resort with its 100 plus trails and state of the art snow making equipment. From mid-November to mid-April you can count on Sunday river to keep the snow-a-fallin'. When other Maine & New Hampshire mountains are closed, Sunday river defies the elements!

And we are

just 10 minutes to the family-oriented Mt Abrams ski slopes. Snowmobiling trails are right outside the door!

Don't forget our hot tub after a fun day of skiing!


One of the most pristine, spring-fed lakes in the area with beautiful sunsets, the call of the loon, and endless fun in the water. Canoes, a rowboat, and a pedalboat are just waiting for you to hit the water. Power boats are welcome, rentals available nearby.

For you mountain climbers, there are nearby trails of all types, for beginners or experts.

Want a climb a 4000 footer? 'Old Speck' is just 35 minutes away.

Great golf courses are near as well.

Other Activities: Water slide, laser tag, rock gym, bowling, Fall foliage, snowmobiling, shopping, zip lines, The Oxford casino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225

By the week, midweek or weekend - great for any group - large or small!
Please check availability calendar before calling. If dates are booked, we listing #104153 you can check on
Non-Summer rates are based on group size, time of year, and length of stay.

When responding, please answer questions:
1: Arrival/Departure dates
2: Approx. size of group (adults/children)
3: Any pet(s)
Prices on calendar are base prices. Pricing is in accordance with group size, length of stay, time of year.
Please call, text or email.
Optional hot tub. Hot tub fee will apply.
Pets welcome. Pet fee will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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