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Lakefront, Near Sunday River, Steam Rm, Firepit, HUGE Kitchen, LG Fireplace

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sleeps 35 / Situated on Beautiful Lake Christopher...

The Maine House is in the Village of Bryant Pond, aka Woodstock, 14 Miles to Sunday River & Mt. Abram skiing & the Town of Bethel.

Appealingly, this very large house has an extremely relaxed environment for sizable groups of up to 35 guests. The kitchen and dining area are highly suitable for catered events and the yard is perfect for large functions to include weddings and special ceremonies. The wrap around porch dining area seats up to 55 people. This property is the perfect setting for any group outing or get-together. Open year-round, it's fully equipped with all the basics from pots and pans to sheets and towels. There are also added and attractive perks such as an enormous fireplace in the Great room, a large steam room, WiFi internet access, TV/DVD, sound system with CD player... Outdoor perks include canoes, kayak, windsurfer, picnic tables, a gas grill and more.

Down East Magazine quote: 'The house is operated like a self-service inn; it works like a hostel, albeit a deluxe one, or an inn with no innkeeper.'

EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECK-OUT: We will negotiate an early check-in time and/or a late check-out time if there are no back-to-back groups with reservations.

We have FOUR houses, The Maine House #102687, The Farm House #131495, The Maine Country House #153426, and The Maine MountainView House #146327, all closed in close proximity of each other.

Go to our web site with the link below for more details.

More Details

Owner
Tim Salvesen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Each bathroom is immaculate and includes towels and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , two bunks
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins; 1 bunk
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom - 8 twin/ single , 2 bunks; 2 twins
  • We offer a mix of sleeping accommodations designed to meet your groups unique needs. Each bedroom includes linens and towels.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some extras you might not expect to find include: *Expansive great room with floor to ceiling fire place, knotty pine paneling, hardwood floors, CD system and more *Modern fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare a great meal for up to 100 guests. *10’ x 10’ steam room *Deluxe Weber stainless steel gas grill *Picnic tables *Fire pit designed for bon fires *Volley ball net *Croquet set *Hammock *Two private docks *Canoes *Windsurfer

Reviews

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Lakefront, Near Sunday River, Steam Rm, Firepit, HUGE Kitchen, LG Fireplace
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
5

AMAZING STAY!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came up for new years weekend and had an amazing stay. The house was in perfect condition, clean, and properly supplied with linens and wood for the fire, a full set of dishes and pots and pans made it easy to cook whatever we wanted. The lake at the end of the street was so much fun to walk down to and go ice fishing! it was a quick ride to sunday river (even quicker to mount abrams). I would suggest any of the Maine Houses if you are looking for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for Large groups

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this charming home in the hills of Maine.This property offers everything for a perfect vacation time.

The owner was friendly and easily accessible. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We held our family reunion at The Maine Houses for a week during July 2014. We rented the Maine House and the Maine Farmhouse for our group of 40 - kids, parents and grandparents. The houses were perfect for our group with plenty of room. We loved the great room for evening get-togethers and the wrap around porch for our dinners. We enjoyed the lake front area for volleyball games, swimming and evening campfires. And the sunsets over the lake were gorgeous!! All agreed that the lake was a great size, the surrounding area offered wonderful hiking and biking and kayaking and canoeing on the lake were favorites along with that challenge of swimming to the island and back ... great fun!!! Would highly recommend The Maine Houses for relaxing vacations and fabulous family reunions.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Christmas Group Gethering

  • 5 of 5

Our group has greatly enjoyed our stay in the Maine Houses for our Christmas vacation trip. We had 33 people (including children, colledge students, and parents alike) together in the house. Every one of us has expressed his/her individual satisfaction of the stay at this house. The house provided us a lot of room for the numerous guests we came with. It also attracted some of youth and colledge students from our other group staying in the Mountain View House to come over to this house for evening activities. The great living room has wonderful fireplace which made it very warm and cozy! The kitchen is huge with a lot of good appliances, and we think that the three refrigerators, three dishwashers, and more then 35 seats at the dining room tables (which had a spectacular view of the frozen lake) was extremely accomidating.

Furthermore, the owner has been very helpful in responding to our needs. We would definitely like to return for any of our future Maine vacation trips.

Thank you Tim Salvesen from the North Star Family Group.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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4th of July Week

  • 2 of 5

The only thing I can figure is that this used to be a wonderful place which has since fallen in a state of disrepair and neglect. It was dirty with broken furniture and very worn bedding. Upon arrival the first thing we did was call back the cleaning service and re-wash (assuming they washed anything) all of the linens. Only two or three of the bedrooms felt inhabitable and the basement wasn't fit for anyone. The outside was nice - providing the public access area next to it wasn't in use. This property also shares the lakefront with two other houses but thankfully we were the only ones around. the kitchen was well equipped but showing signs of neglect. The eating area was nice too. Grass was long and needed cut which never was during the whole week. That didn't help the mosquito situation. We affectionately referred to it as "the frat house". We won't be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 9/7/13 The extent of this review of The Maine House came as a surprise to me, since we immediately addressed the linen and cleaning issues within the first hour of their arrival. I must say upfront that we had an unfortunate circumstance where my two local housekeepers, who had been with me for over 10 years, had suddenly suffered extreme health issues. One died and the other was hospitalized a couple weeks prior to this family’s arrival. That’s not a justification for some missed housekeeping issues but it is a fact. Admittedly, the new housekeeping staff were unfamiliar with the routine and did miss some things but, we took care of it immediately. That said, after our initial prompt response, this unhappy posting 2 months later, was the first I’d heard of any additional complaints. Their problems with broken furniture, kitchen showing signs of neglect, uninhabited ground floor level bedrooms (which they used,) uncut grass and an unruly “mosquito” situation, seem to be rooted more in unfamiliar personal expectations than fact. Any of these problems could have, and would have been addressed if I’d know about them…except for possibly the “mosquito” situation, which I have no control over but, would have provided insect repellent had they asked. Of note: the next group that stayed at The Maine House the following week returned our feedback evaluation form after their stay, with 5 “excellents” and 2 “goods” and no other issues. And, they said “We had a great time! And have already recommended to several friends.” In closing, if a guest calls during their stay with a problem or complaint, I try to solve it immediately - or come up with a mutually agreeable solution. I’ve been in the hospitality business for over 35 years and I understand the value of a happy guest. To make such a complaint two months later, without ever asking the owner, me, to address any of these issues while they were here, is questionable. I take great pride in the way I run my business. I sincerely hope any new prospective guests will continue to trust us as the ten’s of 1000’s of people before them have. Sincerely, Timothy Salvesen,
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have a great time up at The Maine House. Would recommend it for small or large groups!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Bethel, ME
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Sunday River Golf Club
Nearest Train
61 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Rte 26
Nearest Restaurant
5.6 Miles
The Crosstone Restaurant, Woodstock, ME
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Lake Christopher
Car: necessary

Close to Sunday River Ski Resort (14 Miles), the Maine House is located on Lake Christopher in the Village of Bryant Pond in the mountains of Western Maine. The house is just 7 miles from Bethel. You'll enjoy beautiful views, private docks, canoeing, swimming and more.

Other Activities: hiking, biking, rock hounding, kayaking, leaf peeping, and more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $390 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$500-$995
Rates subject to change.

Security Deposit Required on all Reservations.

Call for special group discount rates.

Contact owner for additional accommodations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.