About the property
- House3500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms sleeps 18, Baby Equipped, private sandy beach & canoes
*BABY EQUIPPED SKI & LAKE HOUSE -APX 10 MINUTES TO SUNDAY RIVER, NEW GAME ROOM & BOCCE COURT FOR SUMMER FUN
3-Story Sunday River Ski & Lakefront house on apx 2 private acres , Best Snow Making In The East! Private waterfront on tranquil South Pond Lake peninsula creating island like feel! High Speed DSL, WiFi & fully baby equipped and dog friendly!
New Kitchen with custom maple cabinets, Brazilian Granite, gourmet Kitchen Aid appliances. House has 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full baths, living room w/ cathedral ceiling, 1 fireplace, Webber Gas BBQ w/year round use, 2 refrigerators, dining room, mudroom, washer/drier, ski-tuning/utility room, Game room, screened porch over looking lake, 3 decks & 3 Flatscreen HD TVs w/SAT/DVD. Boat dock, swim float, 2 canoe & 3 kayaks. Outdoor fireplace, patio furniture, flower & herb gardens.
Great for large groups or multiple families: 2 bedrooms each w/ a CA King bed & 3 bedrooms w/ 2 twin beds in each which convert to Faux CA King. All beds have comfy flannel sheets/duvets for winter from Garnet Hill, Company Store, etc and cool cotton sheets for summer.
Baby Gear: 2 high chairs, changing table, rocking chair, 3 pack-n-playpen, bouncy seat, indoor baby swing, toys/books/videos.
Baby Safety Gear: ADT Alarm System, outlet plugs, cabinet & door handle covers and gates.
Kitchen/etc.: Kitchen Aid and Bosch Integra-High Efficiency stainless steel appliances! Gas BBQ grill and outdoor fire place at waterfront, coffee maker/grinder, blender, clothes drier & washing machine.
Supplies: Bed linens, bath/swim towels, laundry detergent/bleach, toilet paper, Q-tips, Kleenex, liquid hand soap & baby wipes. Kitchen has dish washing machine detergent, trash bags, table linens, sugar, flour, oils/vinegars, spices, herbal teas, hot cocoa, microwave popcorn & plates/cups/napkins.
Pets are allowed on a pre-approved basis with extra charge. Home is partially handicap accessible. Rates are subject to change based upon occupancy and desired dates.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
This was our family ski and lake home for many years when our children started training to make the US Ski Team. All of our children started to ski and race while at Sunday River....one at 15 months old! The house is a full time year round residence and has close proximity to Sunday River...had to be for race training! Very private, easy parking and lots of room to spread out over 3 floors. Great to share with multiple families and large groups. To me folks who stay in my home are not renters but my guest so kick back and relax! I provide many amenities such as a stocked pantry, all bed and bath linens, full washer and drier with detergent, current books and magazines and a gift basket with home made maple syrup, gourmet coffee and organic pancake mix waiting for you to help start your vacation off with a hearty New England Breakfast! Come make you family memories in my home!
Lisa purchased this House in 1996
Why Lisa chose Locke Mills
Totally baby equipped 1 crib, 3 Pack N Plays, 2 high chairs, baby gates, changing table,etc) and welcoming to dogs too (food/water bowls, dog cookies, 2 large dog crates to use if desired and toys) to make traveling with children and pets easy!
What makes this House unique
Close proximity to Sunday River Ski Area yet on a peaceful peninsula with direct waterfront and our own private boat dock and swim platform with boats for guests to use. We have hosted members of the US Olympic, US Ski Team, German and Austrian Ski Team plus top college and ski academy athletes due to size, proximity to Sunday River and ski tuning room. House has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread over 3 floors so makes it easy for large families or groups to share. House is extra special as ski tuning area, 2 car garage, lots of exterior parking plus is located on a private peninsula and less than 100 feet from the lake. We offer flexible bedroom set ups to accommodate up 18 guests and have 5 private bedrooms with king size beds for up to 5 couples or lots of single beds if needed too.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Heaven can't be this good!!
What a wonderful place to stay! The best part is you arrive to a home that is completely ready to enjoy! A lot of thought and preparation was made to make our stay as comfortable as possible. It's so beautiful and peaceful on the lake and everything is there to help you enjoy that as well. Kayaks, canoes, fire pit, dock, Adirondack chairs and chaise lounges on a sandy beach await your pleasure. Our dog was so happy to be there and I think he was sad to leave. Best vacation so far!
Dear Paul and Brady the Wonder Dog too!
it was such a joy to host you all at my Sunday River Ski and Lakefront Home! I am so glad your family had such a great time, enjoyed my home and all our private waterfront amenities....yes it is a little like heaven!
Thank you also for your kind comments in your review and for the emails you sent during your stay advising you were having a lovely time with your family. Nice to know we have a 5 stars from your family and "paws up" from Brady!
All the best and please come back any time you would like!
Lisa Black Lanser
Sunday River Vacations - FULLY BABY & DOG EQUIPPED TO MAKE TRAVELING WITH LITTLE OR FURRY ONES EASY ON THE BIG ONES!
Feels like home! great vacations!
We stay here for 4 + 1 days during winter....what a great time!! The house is perfect, plenty room for 2 familes.... has everything you need: three levels, with spacious rooms, enogh beding for 15 people, all the appliances you need, even for a long stay! The owner Lisa, is super acommodating and easy to reach. We have to stay one more day due to a snow storm and she let us stay at no charge and did all the changes needed for us to stay and the be able to leave safely next morning. Thanks again Lisa!
The house is close to Sunday River Ski Resort which is a great place to ski.
I would recomend this place 200%
Hopefully we will be able to return every other year!
Pasamos 4 maravillosos dias en esta casa, 100% recomendable! Tiene todo lo necesario para sentirte como en casa. Llegamos 2 familias (4 adultos, 3 adolescentes) y habia lugar de sobra.
Esta cerca del Sunday River Ski Resort que es un lugar fantastico para esquiar.
Incluso tuvimos que quedarnos un dia mas por una tormenta de nieve y Lisa, la dueña, permitio quedarnos sin costo alguno una noche adicional.
Ojala podamos regresar cada 2 años, minimo!!
If you're wondering how to celebrate your holiday, consider staying here without a doubt. Lisa is incredibly accommodating and responsive. I met my family of 5 from Jacksonville at the home and was concerned about space for everyone; 5 adults, a teenager and toddler in total 7 of us had plenty of comfy space. We were blessed with plenty of snow for the winter wonderland holiday. The kitchen is very well supplied, so no angst if you're a cook, she leaves you with more than enough spices, oils, and gadgets to do gourmet or the very basic. The snow removal was on point and we never worried about access with over a foot of snowfall to travel in. If you're traveling with a baby or toddler, she completely supports your needs and no worries for you as outlets and door handles are equipped for safety.
For us outdoor activities were minimized by mother nature with single degree temps, but if you're brave enough, there is plenty to do with Sunday River close by. We walked the lake road and some snow shoed (highly recommend in the cold) to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
If you're one who worries about comfortable bedding... don't be here, you can tell she invests in quality amenities and has plenty available, blankets, towels, toilet paper...
Stay here... you won't be disappointed!
Thanks so much Lisa!
Winter ski trip
Our stay was excellent! Kitchen and house is well equipped for large group get togethers. The location is perfect for winter ski trips due to its proximity to sunday river and is located in a very private lake community. Owners went out if there way to ensure our stay met all of our needs. Will definitely come back!
Gorgeous Home away from Home
Lisa was the perfect host! Completely accommodating in every way. The house was perfect for our needs, we had four families and it worked out well. You pretty much bring your food and drink and have a want for nothing. I would highly recommend Lisa’s beautiful home!
perfect for a family with kids
This house is perfect for a family with kids. We felt right at home. All of the baby equipment was in great condition. She provides crib, changing table, multiple pack n plays, high chairs,toys, books etc. Not having to pack these items was a huge plus for us. There are gates with locks or doors at every staircase. The house is on the lake, but not so close that you have to worry about kids getting near the water as soon as you go outside, but close enough that bigger kids can explore. The bedrooms are spread out throughout the house which is great, everyone has their own space. Very private, lots of room to explore the outdoors. The private beach was nice, and the screened in porch was perfect for relaxing in the evening and there is a game room in the lower level for big kids to escape to. The detailed guest guide gives thorough instructions on everything in the house so there is no confusion. The owner, Lisa is so nice and easy to work with, she really made us feel welcome. She was very quick to respond to all of my emails and gave us great suggestions on activities in the area. The gem mining was a big hit with our kids. We drove to Portland to do the lucky catch cruises lobster tour. I highly recommend it, it is definitely worth the drive. We will definitely come back to this house!
Summer -Fall : Lake front house with private waterfront. Close to 2 golf courses (Bethel Inn & Country Club & new Sunday River Golf Course, old fashion watering hole/ natural rock slide, hunting, fishing, tennis/basketball, hiking, mountain biking & horseback riding.
Winter: Ten minutes to Sunday River Ski area & two minutes to Mount Abrams Ski area with day/night skiing/tubing alpine. Close to cross country skiing, snowmobiling, skating, antique shopping, movie theaters. Can ice fish, snowmobile & skate on our lake.
Anytime: 10 Minutes to historic Bethel village & Gould Academy. Gourmet & family dining, antique shops and the Big Adventure Center an outdoor water slide complex/indoor laser tag/rock climbing gym & bowling.
Less than 3 hours to Boston, 75 minutes to Freeport, Kennebunkport & Portland, ME; North Conway, NH home of tax fee outlet shopping and Storyland for children.
Other Activities: Skiing, golf, fly fishing, lake fishing, hiking,tennis, boating, skating, Indoor Rock Climbing gym and laser tag
Golf: Less than 10 minutes away to Bethel Inn and Country Club and Sunday River Grand Jordan Golf Club. Approximately 1 dozen charming country 9 and 18 hole courses open to public all with in 1/2 hour drive of house.
Ski: 10 minute drive to Sunday River Ski Area (BEST snow making in the East) and 5 minutes to Mnt Abrams Ski Area, a family owned and oriented mountain with great New England Charm and favored by locals.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Accepting reservations for 2017-18Ski Season the 2017 Rental amounts may vary according to desired dates for public school vacation dates. PLEASE CONTACT FOR HOLIDAY /PUBLIC SCHOOL VACATION RATES and required minimum dates Dogs allowed on a pre approved basis at $185 flat per dog. Furnished as a comfy home, not a generic rental property with bed/bath linens, kitchen pantry and bath sundries provided! MID Weekday stays require a 4 night minimum October 14-May 15,. Summer rentals are from mid June - end of August and are only available on a weekly basis with check/out only on Friday. Holiday Dates are subject to minimum required dates of stay depending on how holiday falls and weekend dates. All guests must provide picture current ID to verify minimum check in age of 27 with in 48 hours of reservation.