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2017 Summer Weeks - Boat, Fish and Swim Songo Pond

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrm, 2 baths, sleeps 14 - possible attached unit sleeps add'l 6 w pool table

This 5 bedroom home was built in 2000. The inside is clean, spacious, and comfortable. The kitchen is very big with 2 tables and a bar area that seats 4.

There are 36 acres of property to roam, with 3200 feet of water frontage. There is vegetation (trees and blueberry bushes) right up to the waters edge, with a nice dock area. The house and the waterfront are on different sides of Songo Pond Road. Behind the house, there are some rugged trails and logging roads to roam around on. The logging roads are being used during the 2015 winter, so there should be some fairly open hiking trails right on the property. The White Mountain National Forest is just to the south.

Jim Dearden
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Bethel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , first level
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom downstairs 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk bed, room sleeps 4
    Bedroom downstairs 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed, room sleeps 3
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This room sleeps 4, with a queen and twin bunks.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room sleeps 4 - 5, with queen and twin over full bunk
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I have an attached barn with a potential add-on unit that allows for 5-6 additional people. It includes a pool table and another kitchen/rec room area, along with another full bath. This space can be added on for $500 plus tax for the week.


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2017 Summer Weeks - Boat, Fish and Swim Songo Pond
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Great location. A few maintenance issues kept it from being perfect.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Songo Pond. The company that Jim recommended to rent paddle boards and kayaks from was reasonable and prompt with their delivery. The house was just like the pictures, but the mattresses were a little old. Pretty much what we expected.

The house is great for large groups - we were a group of 7 adults and a toddler, and there was plenty of room for everyone. When we had a minor incident with a sink overflowing, the caretaker was available immediately to look at the problem.

Accessibility to hiking and activities was good.

Overall, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marilyn, thanks for sharing, and thanks for staying at our place! Your feedback is very helpful. With the exception of the bunk beds, the mattresses are all purchased fairly recently. There is a full and a queen that, thanks to your feedback, we plan to replace with more comfortable mattresses, as they are not as comfortable as the others. I'll reach out to get a better understanding of which mattresses you were referring to...
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Great cozy place

  • 4 of 5

Nice cozy place with a great pond view.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was exactly as described - spacious, cozy, comfortable, and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

We had a large party of 14 for a summer reunion at Jim's property. Jim was incredibly kind and helpful - whether over the phone, or via text. He gave us a great virtual tour, and the property was clean upon arrival. There were lots of amenities to keep us entertained. What was also a nice surprise were the quality linens and pillows! The pond and dock were just across the street from the property, and the water was quiet and pristine. We were also spoiled with the wonderful weather that weekend. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plenty of Room

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here numerous times. This week was a little warm, so Jim provided additional fans and air conditioners to keep us cool. Property was very clean when we arrived and had everything we needed. Songo Pond is a great place to stay and a good location to visit many parts of Maine from.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The camp was great! It had everything we needed and more. Jim was very accomodating. We had a great weekend! Bethel is a beautiful place to stay year round but especially in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad that you all had fun. I hope to see you guys again in the future :-)
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Awesome Spot to get away!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I lived in the condo adjacent to the big ski house. We Loved living there for the past year and a half. Jim is an incredible host/landlord and the place was so homey. Walk across the street and there is an amzing pond/lake complete w boatramp and paddleboat (def bring your kayaks or canoe). Only 5 minutes from Bethel and great biking/hiking/running trails at Gould. Only 15 minutes from Sunday River and 30 minutes to the base of Mt Washington. I virtual playland for the young at heart or a relaxing spot to get away for those wanting a restorative vacation. Book it while you can. Clayton

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Suds Pub, Bethel, Maine
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bethel Inn and Country Club, Bethel, Maine
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Route 16, Conway, NH
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
SRBC Sunday River Brewing Co, Bethel, ME
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry, ME
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Higgins Beach, ME
Car: recommended

Not only is the house located on a beautiful pond, with abundant wildlife, fishing, and great swimming... but there are area outfitters offering canoeing, fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and more. There is a movie theater too! Pack up the car and go Moose-watching, visit some of the areas unique swimming holes, drive to the top of Mount Washington.

Bethel is located about 65 miles from Portland, ME and some of the most beautiful beaches along the Maine coast. Just North of Portland is Freeport, ME, home of the original L.L. Bean store, open 24 hours. The White Mountain National Forest is only a few miles from Bethel, and the house is approximately 50 miles east of North Conway, NH... a mountain village with abundant tax free outlet shopping!

So, there is a lot to do and see in the area.


Rates & Availability

Bethel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Checkin time is at 4pm on the day of arrival
Checkout is the day of departure at 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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