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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english


57 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Bethel - Sunday River area House Rental Photos and Description

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


-4 on Demand Direct TV Movies

-Breakfast Goodie Bag with homemade maple syrup, organic pancake/waffle mix and gourmet coffee beans

-All the makings for S'mores to enjoy at our lakefront fire pit


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, 2 fireplaces, 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

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 Bethel - Sunday River area

Totally baby equipped 1 crib, 2 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.


based on 57 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8421054 based on 57 reviews
Plymouth, Massachusetts

This Home Has It All For Every Season!

  • 5 of 5

This home's setting is absolutely beautiful! The house is stocked with everything you need. Most places you need to buy paper products, detergants etc but here you just need to supply your food.The kitchen was well stocked, they had firewood for the fireplaces and fire pit down at the dock. The grill was great! We came during the foilage and there were so many places nearby to hike. In the winter there is the skiing and summer the wonderful lake.We loved drinking coffee down on the dock in the morning or evening-so peaceful and calming.We were able to bring our dog, Lucy, with us and it made it that much more special. She even went canoeing with us. Yes this place even provides canoes and kayaks. It would be a wonderful place for big families to vacation together as there was plenty of room and spaces for everyone. We would like to experience this home in every season!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Linda, thank you for such a wonderful review on my home! I loved hosting you, your husband and of course Lucy your dog. I strive to make guests and dogs enjoy the most of their vacation and that is why I try to provide as much as I can to make it easier for those who stay in my home. To me folks are not renters but my guests in my home and I appreciate you sharing your vacation experience. Please come back soon....and bring Lucy too!
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This listing was 100% accurate regarding the layout and amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful wooded location; wonderful sandy beach with fire pit, lawn chairs, lifejackets, kayaks and canoes; fishing equipment; comfortable and clean bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, and spacious living area. The bathrooms were well stocked and also clean.

With all of the wonderful outdoor activities and family games, we did not watch Direct TV, but did utilize the Wifi which worked fine.

Our group ranged in age from 2 months to 60 years and everyone had fun. Baby equipment was in good condition, clean, and ready to use which was very, very handy!

The owner provided top notch customer service, even providing gluten free treats in the welcome package so everyone could enjoy the delicious Maine maple syrup on gluten-free pancakes! She went out of her way to assure that all of our needs were met prior to our arrival. While there, she called to answer questions and provide any additional assistance as needed.

The owner's guide for guests was very helpful for us. We were able to buy groceries and supplies locally. The Local Hub was very handy for milk, eggs, produce, and freshly baked treats, including some gluten-free ones. I would highly recommend this location and have already mentioned it to several friends thinking of traveling to Maine. It is very conducive for large group fun and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara ad Kevin: It was such a treat to host your entire family and help you celebrate a very important event for you daughter! I am so happy you found the house comfortable, clean, well equipped for babies and enjoyed our lovely waterfront. You are correct The Local Hub is a great little cafe, bakery and corner store for provisions....and the fact they bake gluten- free treats too just makes it even better for guests with certain dietary needs. Thank you for staying and also for recommending it to friends. I hope you all have wonderful family memories from your vacation in my home and Maine.
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Marshallville, Ohio

Absolutely fabulous vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as we expected only the bedrooms were much more spacious than they appeared in the pictures which made it even nicer. The property was very clean and well-maintained both inside and out. Lisa was more than gracious with helping us before we arrived with questions and when we arrived continued to check in to make sure we were taken care of - which included welcome gifts!

The house included access to the lake with canoes, kayaks, life jackets and fishing poles which we used and totally enjoyed. We enjoyed going to many local hikes which included Maggie's Nature Hike (very close), Angel Falls, Screw Auger Falls, Grafton Notch State Park, and Step Falls where the kids enjoyed swimming. We did take a day trip and go to Acadia National which made for a long day but very much worth it.

We mostly ate in but did get treated very well at Rooster's Road House. Because of so many small children it was easier to eat at the house and Lisa had all the dishes that we needed so did not have to haul a lot of stuff from home - even spices!

We had a superb time and would definitely recommend this property to anyone interested in going to Maine - the accomodations could not have been better!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shirley: It was lovely to host you, your family and all 10 of your beautiful grandchildren. ..thanks of sharing all the pictures of your family fishing, canoeing and hiking too. I was amazed at all you did in your week in Maine, was so happy to hear the house worked well for your family and all were comfortable. I would love to host you all were a joy to have stay in my home! LISA
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You won’t find a better house and host!

  • 5 of 5

I wish there was an option for 10 stars. This is by far the nicest house and location you will find in the Greenwood, ME area. Lisa, our host, went above and beyond the call of duty with her hospitality.

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) strawberry rhubarb pie and fresh baked bread was delivered to our door the following morning.

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 the beach. Plenty of outdoor chairs in the yard, around the fire pit, and down at the beach. The location is very secluded, peaceful and quiet yet close to the town of Bethel where you will find great dining and anything else you might need. This house is so well equipped I can’t think of a single item that was missing. The listing description is 100% accurate with no surprises.

Oh, did I mention our host Lisa? Lisa went out of her way to make sure our vacation went well and had everything we needed. From the day we booked until the morning we departed Lisa was there for us. She provided an eleven page guest guide with directions, attractions and restaurants in the area. I will end this review by saying THANK YOU Lisa for being the nicest person and host EVER.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joe: Wowza! Thank you for all the kind words you have written. They are extra special as you know the area so well with all your repeat visits over the years! I think we can consider you a local just about! I am so happy the house exceeded your expectations....that is the ultimate compliment. It was my pleasure to host you. I hope I was able to assist you and your family make wonderful vacation memories together. LISA
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our large family. It was in a great, private location on the lake....from the dock to the small sandy beach, kayaks, canoes, fishing, and firepit!! The house was fully equipped with everything you could ask for! We will definitely return some day! Thanks for a great family vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect winter vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and it is always good for the soul! The house has everything needed for your stay. There is open communal space that easily flows from the living room to the dining room to the kitchen. If you need some quiet time away from the group, the bedrooms are spacious and leave plenty of room for quiet relaxation or play areas for the kids. We love that you can stay at this house and get to Sunday River or downtown Bethel quickly. When we weren't skiing, we went for runs along the lake and enjoyed the quiet roads and beautiful scenery. This house balances winter coziness with winter adventure and we can't recommend it enough for a group of any size!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Greenwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2016-17
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $295
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Accepting reservations for 2016-17 Ski Season and 2017 Spring -Summer-Fall. Rates, cleaning fee and rental amounts may vary according to desired dates, number of guests spots and holiday/public school vacation week pricing. Dogs allowed on a pre approved basis at $175 flat per dog. Furnished as a comfy home, not a generic rental property with bed/bath linens, kitchen pantry and bath sundries provided!

Interest Free Installment Plan to assist in your vacation budgeting!

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Bethel - Sunday River area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
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 17
  • 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 6 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
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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, 2 indoor fireplaces & 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!!

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