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Bethel Maine Waterfront, a Sunday River vacation rental

Locke Mills, Greenwood, ME, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6 (10 with guest cottage) Waterfront and views.

Please call or e-mal for rates as we have rates that vary in the summer depending on the use of the guest cottage that will sleep an additional 4 people. In winter there is a 10% surcharge for holiday weeks. Call if you are just a couple also.

The Lake House has spectacular private water frontage and is furnished for those with discerning taste. It is a newly renovated three bedroom, two bath home on a private wooded peninsula on North Pond, a lake that covers over 300 acres. It's a short 6 mile drive into picturesque Bethel Village, with several fine restaurants and pubs and other village amenities. The Lake House is ideally located in the Western Maine Mountains just a short drive to The White Mountains and Grafton Notch State Park in the Mahoosuc Range. We have covered bridges, swimming holes, waterfalls and terrific hiking. Bike, snow machine and cross-country ski from your doorstep. World class skiing at Sunday River is just a 10 minute drive. From our waterfront, there is a full Mt Abram Ski Area view. Your host is a PSIA certified level 3 Ski Pro and staff trainer at Sunday River. (Private coaching is available. Please arrange in advance of your stay).

The Lake House sits on a private peninsula with 270 degree water views and is surrounded by conservation land on both sides, ensuring ultimate privacy. Your arrival down a long gravel drive will bring you to this pristine setting at water's edge.The house is a contemporary cedar shingled post and beam home, and has been totally renovated. Granite walls, steps and landscaping surround the blue-stone patio walkway that leads up to the front entry of the two level home. The yard is very private with a large lawn area towards the lake. There is a sandy swimming area with a shallow entry to the water and there are wonderful mountain views of Bucks Ledge to the east. Sit at the end of the dock and dangle your feet in the water, or throw in a fishing line. You can use our canoe and our two kayaks, included in your rental to paddle the perimeter of the lake or go out to the swimming island and dive from the ledges.

Relax on the upper covered deck or on the lower level patio area. There is a dining area on both levels, as well as comfortable seating areas and a Weber gas grill on the lower level. You will love the large outdoor stone fireplace for an evening camp fire during the summer. Just bring your s'mores and settle into one of the Adirondack chairs. Listen to the loons call and watch for the bald eagle. If you are lucky, he will land in one of the large pines on the property for a really close look.

The upper level of the home features a comfortable living area. The open concept kitchen, dining and living area flows out to the large covered deck through a pair of 8 foot sliders. The entire living area is wrapped with huge windows that provide water views in every direction. One of the two master bedrooms is on the upper level and is en-suite, with an air bubble tub. On the lower level, you will find a second master bedroom that features a private sitting area in a two room suite, with access out to the patio level. A custom tiled bathroom with a beautiful huge shower is located off the hallway between the downstairs master and the third bedroom. The third bedroom is furnished with a queen bed. The house is tastefully decorated with a pleasant mix of contemporary furnishings and lighting, including oak tables, comfortable leather seating and custom made Shaker style cherry/walnut bedroom furniture. Your comfort is assured with brand new mattresses and nice linens. The original Deck House has been custom finished by the owner/builder with high end finishes and appliances, custom tile work and lots of glass to capture the water views.

At the lake side of the house, the elevated covered deck features mahogany decking with cedar railings and a stainless steel cable railing system that allows an unobstructed view. It feels like a tree house, providing a retreat from the hot summer sun or the occasional rainy day. There are two teak steamer lounge chairs, two zero gravity reclining chairs and a Pottery Barn mahogany table with 6 chairs for outdoor dining.

There is also a covered patio below (walks out from the downstairs master) with three Adirondack chairs, a teak dining set for 4 and the gas grill. This covered patio area flows out directly to the large grassy lawn beneath huge pine trees that offer a bit of shade with just enough sun for a perfect vacation. The water views are everywhere you look.

The Chef's kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. It is fully set-up with a Bosch dishwasher, a professional Electrolux gas range, refrigerator, microwave and a separate beverage refrigerator. A Krup's coffee maker, Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, blender and toaster, plus new cookware make the fully stocked kitchen complete. We keep a well stocked spice cabinet. The dining area consists of an island with stools and a large oak dining table with 6 chairs. The comfortable living area on the upper level has a pair of reclining leather couches to allow for plenty of seating around the large flat screen Smart TV with Amazon fire stick. A contemporary freestanding gas fireplace keeps the house toasty warm in the winter months and offers that Maine Lodge feeling you are looking for. The floors of the upstairs are natural oak hardwood and the cathedral ceiling is beamed, with cedar planking exposed. There is cell phone coverage, WIFI, 2 flat screen TV's, and a Blue Ray - DVD player. We provide an Amazon Firestick. There is a master bedroom on the first floor with an en-suite bath, cherry vanity with granite countertops and a air bubble tub with shower. The furnishings in the bedroom are contemporary, in a clean lined Shaker style and include a king bed with night stands and a matching dresser with mirror. This master includes a walk in closet. A ceiling fan will keep a cool breeze moving at night.

On the lower level, the second master bedroom is furnished with a high platform king bed in cherry with two night stands and two matching tall chests. There is a paddle fan over the bed for a cool summer breeze at night. A large walk in closet also has the front loading washer and dryer. The adjacent study has a matching cherry TV cabinet, love seat and leather recliner and a second flat screen TV. The second bath is off the lower level hallway and has a custom tiled over-sized shower behind glass with a rain fall showerhead coming out of the beamed ceiling, and a handheld shower as well. The vanity in this bathroom is dark hickory with granite countertop. The lower level floors are tiled and the beamed ceilings have exposed cedar decking. Tucked away in the back of the lower level is a third bedroom with a queen bed and just enough space for the foldout ottoman to set up sleeping space for a third person in that bedroom.

We also have for summer use a studio/guesthouse experience that can sleep up to 4 additional members of your group. It will be a great escape for kids and adults alike, offering a true modern day LakeHouse experience. Use the space for reading, writing, or painting. Perhaps the kids will use it as 'their space' Or make it your 'Artists Retreat'. You will find a twin over full bunk bed with a trundle mattress under the double bed. There is an artist bench, and a table with four stools for game playing.! There is also a half bath. There will be an additional charge for the use of the guest cottage to help cover costs and cleaning. The beds will require the use of sleeping bags, however for a small fee the double bed can be made up for an adult party.

There is a 2 car garage for our personal use. For your protection there is a security camera focused on the driveway and parking area.


Scott Gould

Member Since 2004
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About Scott Gould

We started Androscoggin Home Rentals 20 years ago. We own and manage our three waterfront properties in the Sunday River area. Ten years ago, we opened our Bed & Breakfast, Bethel Hill B&B. We enjoy people and love to provide a great Maine lodging experience for our clients. We live right here in Bethel, at our B&B, so you can be assured that you can easily reach us and get prompt answers to your questions and immediate help should you need it. Scott is a builder with an eye for quality workmanship, and Carol has a good sense of color and design. Together, we have designed and renovated some nice properties with great location. We keep them in excellent repair and update our linens and furnishings regularly. A clean house is very important to us and we can assure you that you won't be disappointed with our housekeeping! We want you to love your vacation!

Scott Gould purchased this House in 2009

Why Scott Gould chose Locke Mills

In one word...Location! The Western Maine Mountains have the best of everything you would want for your vacation! Rural enough to feel like you got away from it all, but close to (almost) everything you need. The winter recreation here is world class. Sunday River Ski Resort with 8 peaks and 137 trails connected with a phenomenal lift system can have you skiing for days without seeing the same terrain twice. Black Mt and Mt Abram are both affordable family style ski areas that can stretch your vacation dollar. Other winter sports, from snow machining to ice fishing, dog sledding to Nordic skiing, winter hiking and snowshoeing can be done from our doorsteps. The summer in Maine is a special time, which is why our properties are all waterfront. There is nothing like roasting a marshmallow over the campfire, the moonlight shimmering on the water, listening to the peepers and the loons. We are lucky enough to live here and happy to share our special lifestyle with you and your loved ones. Make some memories!

What makes this House unique

Private lakeside peninsula close to Bethel, Maine and Sunday River. North Pond is a 307 Acre lake connected to Round Pond and South Pond, offering an additional 463 Acres of navigable water and nearly 10 miles of perimeter paddling. Added value-16 ft canoe and two kayaks available for your use, included in your rental fee. A four season outdoor paradise.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom Upper
        1 king, Private one person air bubble tub in ensuite bath
      • Guest Bedroom
        1 queen, Just enough space for fold out ottoman to sleep one extra
      • Lower level Master Bedroom
        1 king, Adjoining Study-open to the bedroom
      • All our mattresses are brand new and our linen is high quality.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Large Walk-in Sower with Rain Fall and Hand Held shower
      • Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub, Upper Level EnSuite
      • Granite Counters and custom tile Work

      Location Type

        • Lake View
        • Lakefront
        • Mountain View
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      smart TV has internet built in
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                      Outdoor stone fireplace Gas free standing fireplace/stove in living room
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Verizon , ATT Good Cell Phone service.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels as well as bath towels
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Chef's Kitchen, granite counters
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          good selection of spices available
                        • Refrigerator
                          also separate beverage refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Deluxe professional style gas range
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          KitchenAid 4 slice


                            • Dining
                              6 at table and 3 at island. Additional dining on Deck for 6 at Mahogany Table Set and also for 4 on Lower Patio at Teak Table set
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blue Ray
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                  From Satellite TV
                                • Radio
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Smart TV with Amazon Fire Stick upstairs Additional TV with Amazon Fire Stick downstairs


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Blue Stone Entry Patio Covered Upper Mahogany Deck Lower Covered Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Several courses nearby
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      16 ft canoe and paddles Two kayaks with paddles PFDs in lg child, and adult sizes. Note: PFDs are Maine State Law, bring yours with you for little kids.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large Private Grass Yard toward Lake
                                    • Boat
                                      Bring yours - 20 Ft aluminum dock also 1 canoe and 2 kayaks provided.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Covered for inclement weather and Great Lake views in all Directions
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Sunday River & Mt Abram Also Cross Country and Snow Shoe Nearby for groomed trails or break trail from your doorstep.
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • live theater
                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • cinemas
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • churches
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • pond
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • water parks
                                        • waterfalls

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • Make family memories!

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          6 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Guestbook Comment

                                                          Marlene C.Falmouth, Maine

                                                          The Village House was just as nice as the website shows. We filled the house with 11 people yet there was plenty of room for eating, relaxing by the fire, and sleeping. I would recommend this rental to others, four stars!


                                                          Edward M.

                                                          Stayed with family for ski trip. Home was beautiful, better than the pictures. Winter paradise. We skied at Mount Abram - two miles away from this home. 110% satisfied with rental. Enjoyed the Hub cafe one mile down road, and DiCocoa's and Rooster's Roadhouse in Bethel. Have taken similar trips to Rangeley and Belgrade Lakes (at similar prices), this was by far the best house. I was pleasantly surprised at what Bethel had to offer!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are so glad that you enjoyed our vacation home, and are happy that you would share your experience with others. It is only 2 miles to Mt Abram . It is a bout 5 miles into the quaint village of Bethel and about a 15 min drive to Sunday River.


                                                          Lisa S.

                                                          My family and I stayed there for 1 week. It was 1 week of Heaven!!!! We just returned home and we are already anxiously trying to plan when we can go back there again!! Saying it was an Amazing vacation, is not saying enough!!! My husband is an amateur photographer and I do it as a hobby as well. Let's just say we have enough pictures to fill many memory books!!! Along with Loons, Herons, a multitude of other birds including A Bald Eagle and its fledglings, one early morning we were unbelievably graced with the presence of a Black Bear swimming right next to us while we were kayaking!!! Scared the heck out of us, but luckily they move slower in water than they do on land!!! My heart is still racing thinking about this amazingly wonderful vacation!!! Let me not forget to mention how absolutely gorgeous the house and everything available was!!!!!! We needed nothing, other than food!! I would give 10 stars if I could!!!!!! I will be spending the next week or two looking over the many many pictures we have and I know it will make me smile!!!!! Thank you so so much!!!!!! We hope to be back soon!!!!!

                                                          loved it

                                                          Nanci H.Peabody MA

                                                          beautiful house, one of the best we've rented!

                                                          Very comfortable, easy to relax in. The location can't be beat- walk to xc skiing @ the Inn, no car needed.

                                                          Clean, cozy

                                                          Village House in Bethel

                                                          MikeDenton, Texas

                                                          13 of us stayed in the Village House in July 2010. The house is beautiful and there was plenty of room for all of us. The owner (Scott Gould) did a great job of communicating with us as we worked to set up the rental, and checked in with us during our stay.

                                                          The house is centrally located, just a couple of blocks from the shops along Main Street.

                                                          All in all, it was a terrific experience and I'd recommend it to anyone.

                                                          Guestbook Comment

                                                          The Kovach FamilyStaten Island, New York

                                                          We spent a wonderful 9 day summer vacation in The Village House. The house is spacious,

                                                          attractively furnished, well equipped and comfortable. The owners are available and interested in making your stay pleasant. The back yard is large and private. Bring the whole family (sleeps 13) and enjoy the peaceful setting. You are close to lots of fun things to do. There are several nice restaurants within a short walk. There is a beautiful championship golf course just down the street. Try it ... You'll like it.


                                                          Locke Mills, Greenwood, ME, USA

                                                          Skiing, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobiling, hunting etc. We are about a 10 minute drive to Sunday River. Other Activities: snow mobiling, dog sledding, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, rock hounding


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          Summer use of the studio/guest House to sleep up to 4 additional guests will have extra fees of $30per person/per night plus $50 cleaning fee (sleeping bags required) Holiday periods 10% extra 60 day cancellation policy 10% handling fee 2 night minimum stay required Discout for only a couple available 9% Tax & $200 service fee per stay

                                                          Payment via check, $500 security deposit held on credit card

                                                          6 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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                                                          Property # 106441