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Donna Brackett

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall this Worthley Pond Cottage has it all.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bethel - Sunday River area House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 Sunroom/ bedroom, 2 bathrooms sleeps 12

This year-round home is located right on the water with a shaded yard to the right, sunny deck and dock on the water in front of the camp and a sunny area to the left. The water level sports a sun room with daylight windows overlooking the pond. This room contains a queen size bed, sofa, table, chairs, and TV. A second bedroom with two double beds is located behind the sun room. The main level of the home contains a dining and living room combination, newly renovated kitchen, three bedrooms and two new bathrooms. The three bedrooms and living room over look the pond. A gass fired woodstove adds to your enjoyment in the living room for those cold winter evenings or cool summer nights. The fenced in yard is shaded with an outdoor fireplace and two tables with chairs. Stepping down from the yard you will find A 14' X 14' deck perfect for enjoying the all day sun with an attached dock that you can moor your boat to. A canoe, paddle boat, and swimming float will add to your enjoyment. You will find the home well equipped with the necessities needed for your vacation including: Cable TV, WIFI, and cell phone access (added for 2015 for most phones) .

While we provide many extras to accommodate you during your stay, this is a camp and you will not find hotel luxuries such as air-conditioning.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna Brackett (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


based on 9 traveler reviews

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall this Worthley Pond Cottage has it all.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
Hiram maine

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is a late posting from february school vacation,2005, that i never got a chance to comment on like i wanted.I could not say enough good about our stay at the cottage. we had a great time and the kids hated to go home. the cottage was very nice ,the homeowners were wonderful to deal with and did everything possible to make sure all was the way it should be for the stay. The snowmobile trails were 100 ft away and groomed to perfection,ice fishing right outside your door,skiing not too far away as well.Snowmobiliers make note this is a great place to go,many day trips right from your door. Thank you for a great time and hope to do it again .The Silva family.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2006
  • Stayed: Dec 2005
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recent renter

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very neat and lots of the appliances were new. I really enjoyed being right on the water. The owner was very nice and made sure we had all the things we needed. She brought in a new toaster because previous tenants had told her the toaster wasn't working right. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the inside access to the downstairs rooms consist of narrow stairs and a narrow passageway. Bringing in large luggage was difficult. However there's an outside access on the side of the building which is a lot better way to bring in luggage. After we discovered this, we used that access to bring our luggage out. I would rent this again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful location for our kids and dog

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the house. I honestly can't say who loved it more, our kids or our Golden Retriever. They all loved jumping off the floating dock and swimming in the lake. In addition, the Bracketts were just such lovely and accommodating people. When we got there, I found that the pump for my paddle board had broken on the drive and they were so helpful in first lending me their pump and then when that wasn't the right fit for my board they brought 2 of their paddle boards out so we could use them during our stay. They also have a wonderful dog who follows them around who was such a sweetie and I miss playing with him already. This is the fourth rental we've tried in Maine and I expect this will be the first we come back to for a second time. Can't wait until next year to come back to Worthely Pond!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We work very hard to provide an enjoyable experience for all our guests and feel fortunate that we can share this beautiful Maine setting with them.
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Manchester, NH

Still a great summer vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had not been back to the gray camp on Worthley Pond for several years while our kids were in college. Since tuition payments ended we decided to go back to Worthley Pond. The renovations that Donna and Mike made to the gray camp were amazing! The kitchen improvements, the extra bedrooms upstairs and the additional bathroom made this camp so much more comfortable!! Mike and Donna are the best to work with and they really want their guests to be comfortable. Our kids are all grown but they all were able to come to the pond for several days out of the week. We definitely want to return this summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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An Amazing Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I am late in this review but as I plan to book our vacation to this beautiful home again this year I felt I had to write a review. First of all, Mike and Donna are absolutely amazing. They are so accommodating and helpful while you are there. They make you feel right at home. This was our 1st time renting from people we did not know, but they made us feel very comfortable and by the end of the week I felt like we knew each other for a long time.Their home is so beautiful and our entire family and friends had plenty of room. I can not begin to describe how peaceful and serene Worthley Pond is. The entire vacation was simply amazing. My entire family can not wait to return again this summer. I highly recommend this place. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation where you can swim , fish, kayak and just enjoy being together as a family, this is the place!! Thanks again Donna and Mike!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful Family Vacation!!!1

  • 5 of 5

I spent the first 12 summers of my life on Worthley Pond at my grandparents camp and have the most wonderful memories of summers there. I was so excited to come back, after all those years, and create some new memories with my family. We had the most wonderful time. We arrived to discover that the camp had been completely remodeled since we had booked our week. The kitchen was brand new, 2 new baths, including an on suite in the master. There was all new furniture including beds and everything was freshly painted and beautiful. It was a great surprise. The owners were there when we arrived just finishing the last few details and were so welcoming and helped us to get settled in. The location right on the water was perfect and we all got changed and jumped into the lake as soon as we could. The house was comfortable and cozy. We had a fire in the outside fireplace every night and spent every day floating on the lake. We had some close encounters with loons and my step daughter caught a giant bass, over 4 lbs, fishing from the paddle boat. I have to say we had the best vacation we have ever had. We spent hours playing cards, marathon monopoly games, swimming, fishing and having fun. I would highly recommend this spot to any family. We can't wait to be there again next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Rumford/Mexico, Maine
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 108
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Front Porch Cafe (Dixfield)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Black Mountain 14, Sunday River 25, Mt Abram 25
Car: necessary

This home is located on Worthley Pond in Peru, Maine. Worthley Pond is a two mile long lake with clean water and a sandy bottom making it excellent for swimming, boating, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing. From this Worthley Pond location you are 30 minutes to 3 ski areas. Black Mountain, Mt. Abram, and Sunday River).

Hiking, biking, snowmobile or cross-country trails are accessible from the driveway. The road around the pond offers a 5 mile ride, jog, or walk great for a daily workout or leisurely enjoyment. The surrounding mountain valley area offers restaurants, movie theaters, golf, antiques, shopping withing a 35 mile radius. You are within one hour of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Rangeley Lakes area and two hours from the coast. A trip to L.L. Bean, Portland or the Maine Coast will take you less than two hours. Santas Village and Story Land located in New Hampshires White Mountains are a little more than one hour away.

Other Activities: boating, snowmobiling, hiking, shopping


Rates & Availability

Worthley Pond House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

The rental balance for summer rentals is due on June 1, 2016.

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Bethel - Sunday River area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On Suite bath for Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer and Dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Over looks the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sun Room during the day, priviate bedroom at night.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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