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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms sleeps 18 on peninsula w/direct waterfront, boats & dock



3-Story Sunday River Ski & Lakefront house on apx 2 private acres , apx 10 minutes to Sunday River Ski Area...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 ~game room, screened porch over looking lake, 3 decks & 2 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.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Lisa

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 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.


Locke Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Must provide current ID to verify required age to rent with in 48 hours of making reservations.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Rumpus Room
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Workshop
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom #1 also has a vanity with 'his & her' sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twins convert to FAUX KING BED
    Bedroom - 1 king , Real CA KING BED
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twins convert to FAUX KING BED
    Bedroom - 1 king , Real CA KING BED
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twins convert to FAUX KING BED
  • 3 of 5 bedrooms have a set of twin beds in each that can be converted into 'Faux King Size Beds' done by our staff for you and made up with comfy linens! One of these bedrooms is fully baby equipped w/full size crib, changing table and rocking chair.House has 5 adult size cots. 2 Pack~N~ Play cribs and a sleeper queen sofa for 2 in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
2 CA King, 6 twins (can convert to 3 faux kings), 2 sleeper sofas, 5 adult size cots, Voicemail, 1 indoor fireplace & 1 outdoor fireplace, dried firewood, down comforters, flannel sheets, toaster, 2 SAT TVs W/ HBO, DVD &, high speed DSL & WiFi. 2 refrigerators...great for large groups! Webber Gas BBQ grilled hard wired to gas line for year run BBQs (located on partially covered deck off kitchen for easy winter BBQing! House Is Stocked With Linens Plus Kitchen Cooking Sundries, Bath & Laundry Supplies To Make It Easy For You To Maximize Your Vacation Time! Fully Baby & Toddler Equipped! 1 Crib, 2 High Chairs, 2 Pack N Plays, 2 Rocking Chairs & Baby Gates. Lots Of Safety Items So You Can Relax!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Heaven can't be this good!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Gorgeous Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect for a family with kids

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It gets better every year

  • 5 of 5

After returning for our second visit here’s another 10 STAR Review. Once again Lisa, our host, went above and beyond the call of duty with her kindness and hospitality.

We knew what to expect since we stayed a week last year, but we were pleasantly surprised to find our accommodations were even better than last year. I wouldn’t have thought it could get any better until we went down to the lower level and found the existing ski tuning room was completely transformed with new ceilings, flooring, furniture, TV, Foosball table, and a really nice touch with the custom sliding barn doors.

This year my oldest daughter, her husband and children joined us and they stayed on the lower level. What a great setup for an additional family with a master bedroom, another bedroom with two beds, bathroom and the newly transformed lounge/game room. Her children spent a lot of time hanging out in the lounge. There were also new curtains throughout the house that really brightened up the rooms.

I should mention my daughter is a bit of a clean freak and was hesitant about joining us on our Maine vacation since her visits over previous years didn’t provide the cleanest accommodations. It’s not easy to find rentals that are like your own home. It only took one day for my daughter to tell me she is so happy she came and made it a point to say “it’s definitely not skeevy”. Her statement speaks volumes because it doesn’t take much for her to complain about lack of cleanliness conditions. We now consider this our home away from home.

My initial review included the following and it still holds true:

I have been visiting this area since I was a child way back in 1962. I have stayed on North Pond, South Pond, Round Pond, Twitchell Pond, and Lake Christopher at least thirty five times over the years. This was by far the best accommodations ever. Upon our arrival we were pleased to find a gift bag with all the supplies necessary for S’mores, along with pancake mix, maple syrup, coffee, candies, etc and if that wasn’t enough a fresh (still warm) bumble berry pie and fresh baked bread was delivered to our door on Saturday. One extra touch (for 2017) was a special wrapped gift for me. Way back when I booked the house, I had mentioned to Lisa that I had recently celebrated my 60th birthday. Well she remembered and truly appreciate the warmth and generosity.

The house and grounds are very clean. The kitchen was well stocked. There were toys in the house for the young ones and toys down at

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe, What a treat and an honor to host you all again! Repeat guests are certainly the highest form of a happy guest! I am so happy you found all to be comfy, clean (especially for your daughter ) and enjoyable. I loved hosting you all and I know the local businesses that you visited, such as The Local Hub were happy to have you back too....they loved having you in each day for breakfast or lunch! In fact they tell me they miss seeing you already and can't wait to see you next year! Glad you loved the flexible bedroom set up of the house, the new game/media room and some of the other new additions this year! More to come next year! Thank you and your family again for choosing my home and for your very kind comments. I love you feel it is exactly as what I strive it to be....your "Homeaway" from your own home! Best to you all, Lisa
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Excellent place for families!

  • 5 of 5

Very private lake house where my large family was able to get together comfortably for Labor Day Weekend. We were welcomed by a delivery from a local bakery and a delicious pie. The house had many baby accessories including high chairs and pack n' plays which was nice. Stairs were a little steep to the lake, but had canoes and kayaks as well as a little beach area. We had a great time. Some of the furniture was pretty used and worn down, but it did not bother us. My wife did not like some of the spiders she encountered in the lower floor and spider webs throughout the vaulted ceilings in the living room, but it did not bother most of us. I think it was priced fair for the amount of people it could sleep. My family had a great time and made some awesome memories. I have no regrets renting this awesome home.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great week, a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We looked at many places when deciding where to have our family reunion. This was to be no small reunion--we had 10 people coming from 4 states and even Northern Ireland! This house was one of only two that had exactly what we were looking for. The reason we chose this house was because of the unparalleled customer service provided by Lisa. From the moment we inquired to the moment we completed our stay, Lisa was professional, courteous, helpful, and welcoming. She attended to our every request, left us with a goodie bag and surprised us with fresh baked bread and a pie. This didn't feel like a business transaction, it felt like you were staying with a family friend. The house is on a beautiful peninsula with terrific lake access. Fully stocked--you'll want for nothing. If you do--a grocery store is 5 miles away. A great beach front area and dock, fire pit, the list goes on and on. I can still hear the loons. We had 10 people and at times felt isolated (there is so much to do and so many rooms you can have your together time or some alone time!) My only complaint? The week goes by way too fast! I can't thank Lisa enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled to hear that the house was perfect for your family reunion. It was such an honor to be chosen for your special event and to have folks arrive from so far ...including our first guest from Ireland! I do strive to have my guests be treated like welcomed family friends who needs a relaxing care free holiday and it is wonderful to hear you experienced such. This is my home and not a generic rental property so when guests stay it is as if they were my own family! Thank you again and I would love to host you any time! Lisa
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bethel Inn & Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Maine turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bethel VIllage & Sunday River Access Road
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Greenwood, ME
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $185 + Tax
Cleaning,Bed &Towels $325
BIS Association Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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!
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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