Please call or e-maIl for rates, as our rates 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; we can adjust our rates accordingly.
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 1 acre 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, 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 Buck's 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 four 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 Cuisinart 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 rainfall 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 'Artist's 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.