About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)
Large saltbox house with open floor plan. The first floor includes kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, and TV room. Private dock with off shore float. Ideal swimming and boating location (no power boats).
Bridgton has many restaurants, a quaint turn of the century movie theater, and a drive-in movie theater that operating in the summer.months. The house is 20 miles from North Conway NH. There are also many cross country and downhill ski sites available.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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House is Dirty and not equipped to host guest in the winters
Here is what i found the property Lacking:-
1. House has never been cleaned professionally and it seems that is the case cause the guests are asked to clean the property. if you peek under the beds, its filthy with years of dust accumulated. The fan on top of the stairs of 3rd floor has so much dust collected on the edges, that it was unbelievable.
2. If any member of your party has dust allergies, stay away form this house.
3. we as the guests were asked to bring our own linens, ie. from bed sheets, towels pillow cases. As we were taking all this with us we decided to take our comforters as well and I am glad that we did so cause the house is not at all equipped for winters specially when the air temperature outside was -25 F.
4. the beds have lived their good days, they were super springy...... all adults were complaining about the bad beds.
5. Bathrooms were dirty.....again as I said the house was never cleaned professionally.
6. light bulb crashed on my husband while he was cleaning the dishes in the kitchen, out of a sudden the bulb fell and landed part in the sink and rest on the floor, had to double clean the entire kitchen twice to ensure that the crushed glass is removed safely, as we had kids in our party.
Thankfully we had friends who saved the stay and we were able to enjoy and start 2018 in good mood.
I would not recommend this house to anybody unless the owner if the house starts providing linens, getting the house cleaned professionally after the guests leave and update some of the queen beds. we paid 1550 for a 2nights stay but still had to do the cleaning, change the linens.
To follow up on this review. It seem that the renter is not familiar with the difference between renting a family vacation house and a stay at a hotel. We have been renting our ski and lake house out for 30 years and most of our renters our be repeat renters for 20 + Years.
The house is cleaned between each renter and since our family was at the house before this renter during Christmas we know the house was left in good condition and it was cleaned for before their visit. All we ask is that renters leave the house as they found it. All there items removed and the furniture in the same location as they found it. Then cleaners come in and clean the all surfaces, bathrooms and mop and vacuum.
Again this is a ski and lake house not a hotel and linens are not provided which is stated in the the advertisement and the the directions provided before your stay. Since we don’t have maid service like a hotel this is how we have decided to rent the house for the past 30 years.
Also for the weather, we have no control over the temperature outside, but the house is well equipped with 3 zones of heat, a wood stove and a closet full of extra blankets as well as one on each bed.
Feel free to inquire if you have any other questions. Or see our other reviews on here or AirBnb for a more a actuate review.
Totally amazing family vacation!!
Our family of 12 loved our week at the Hinchey cottage on Beaver Pond. The cottage was perfect for our large family. We used the four beautiful bedrooms and having three bathrooms was great!! The kitchen is large and well stocked with everything we needed. Having a washer, dryer, and dishwasher was much appreciated. The big dining room was ideal for all of us to have meals or play games. The large deck is amazing and we used it a lot for sitting and eating. There is a lovely lawn which leads to the shore. Our younger grandchildren swam in the shallow area and the 6 year old learned to swim during the week. The adults all swam and used kayaks and canoes. Because the lake has no public access the fishing is great. All our "fisherpeople" caught several fish each day. Again that 6 year old learned to fish and caught a large bass off the dock.The Bridgeton area is lovely and close to so many nice towns including North Conway, NH. We all agreed that we want to return next summer.
Food and friends; a great weekend in Bridgton!
We had a bunch of friends get together at this house for a weekend, and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The pond is just perfect, not nearly as crowded as some others, and quiet, since no power boats are allowed. The house was immaculate, with a huge kitchen. The view from the deck is beautiful; the sleeping arrangements are perfect for a group of friends or a big family. The basement room with ping-pong table and (indestructible!) concrete floor is great on a chilly night.
The grill space is a little small (there's a small gas and a medium charcoal), so I'd recommend bringing a second charcoal if you're cooking for a lot of people. That said, the size of the kitchen and prep space basically makes up for the small grilling surface!
We mostly stayed put at the house. We went and picked up phenomenal lobsters from the Ken's Kove seafood market right down the street. For the vast majority of the time, we were totally content to hang out at the house, drink some beer, play some yard games, head out in canoes for a bit, and just generally relax.
Great Getaway Spot!
We've stayed in this home for a midsummer week for the last 5 years, and enjoy it more and more each year! Great open layout in the house, and quiet, gorgeous views on the pond. The large kitchen is great for cooking in quantity, and the oversized family table is perfect for our large clan (13-15) who gather around it for meals! Bring bikes for a short ride (1.5 miles) to spectacular views of Moose Pond & Shawnee Peak, or take a short drive (3 miles) into Bridgton for lunch & shopping.
We would absolutely recommend this home to groups and families for a retreat or getaway anytime!
Thanks very much for your review. We also use the property for a gathering of the extended family and it works well for us. We are getting more and more repeat renters like yourself and that is great to have people returning. Thanks again for you review.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer Season: July - August: minimum of 7 night stay Off Season: September - June: minimum 2 night stay