Sleeps 10 / Indoor Hot Tub / Outdoor Private Pool
Why Delia Kelly chose Bryant Pond
One Of A Kind Geodesic Dome House Pet Friendly To Dogs One Year or Older / No Fee
What makes this House unique
Relaxed, No Worries, Interesting & Laid Back Owner is Available
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This is a house for one family only!
The bedrooms fit 4 people, if more you’ll sleep either in the living room, the den in the middle of the main dome, or in the same room where the jacuzzi is. The mattresses are very uncomfortable. The table fits 4 people and there is not enough silverware, plates and glasses for a group of 9. The dôme is definitely unique and cozy. You’ll need to warm the jacuzzi well in advance to get hot water. Overall the place has a lot of potential but the sleeping arrangement was definitely the hardest thing to manage.
Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to, The Enchanted Dome House Bethel, Maine.
I have had the pleasure of hosting many groups since 2002. Some, All Friends, some, Families. Depending on the group preference, some like many closed doors and other groups, up to ten, enjoyed the partial open concept and high ceiling lofts.
I am sorry it was not a percect fit for your 2 family group.
The table and bar space in the Main Dome seat 9 and then an additional bar in the small dome that seats 4.
So, no there is not One Huge table that seats 10, as the house pictures reflect. In regards to dishware, glasses silverware etc., There is plenty for 10, however, if a group would prefer not to use the dishwasher daily, I would suggest bringing disposable dishware Or I would be happy to supply you with them, upon request.
All bedding has been updated and futons are double matressed, however some people do not like the futon experience and I will consider this going foward. The Queen bed and 2 twins beds are less than 2 years old as the 3 futons. All are made with blankets, pillows sheets and comforters.
Yes, the Hot Tub, as noted in the House Info packet needs to be set on "Jets" 30 to 60 minutes prior to entering depending how warm or Hot you want it.
Lastly, thank you for adding in your review " Unique and Cozy" that tells me alot. Some extended thought and comments on those feautures would be helpful.
Best Regards and Happy New Year!
Delia Kelly - Owner
Viva La Dome!
This house was pretty incredible. Very cozy and aesthetically pleasing. The only issue I had was with the hot tub (very old and did not get even close to hot even with the jets on). The owner was extremely responsive and helpful. You will not be disappointed if you rent this home for a Sunday river ski trip.
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and so nice to hear your stay at The Dome went well.
In regards to the hot tub, you do need to let the jets run for about an hour prior to getting in and it will get super hot. Perhaps I will double check the house manual and make sure that info is clear.
Lovely home and lovely time!
We had a lovely ski vacation at the dome house. It was roomy with plenty of little places to cozy up and read a book! Delia, the owner, was exceptionally responsive to all of our needs! Thanks so much!!
Thank you for your kind words.
So happy to hear your family ski trip was a success!
We rent a house in New England every year and this by far is are new favorite!
The whole house just blows your mind. A definite one of a kind. Never been in a space like this!!
We came up to ski and didn't even want to leave, but did do some skiing at Sunday River a drive away.
My ten year old son fell in love with the Dome and called it his "happy place."
The large indoor hot tub was glorious.
House was stocked with lots of large towels, nice touch.
Kitchen and dining area was well stocked with what we needed for a group of 8. Even a blender and juicer, very good.
I play some, so, the guitar and piano was a nice touch.
Nice patio area and lots of land for my dog to roam.
Sleeeping was more than comfy for a group of 8.
Main floor bathroom was nice and big and also nice to have a second bathroom off the master bedroom.
The host/owner, Delia was absolutely fabulous and super friendly.
We are already planning a trip for summer as there is a pool on the property too. Open June, July & August.
Thanx again, Delia, for sharing this wonderful,space!
What a wonderful review!
Positive feedback regarding the Dome is much appreciated, thank you.
Thrilled to hear you are planning a return visit this summer. Keep in touch with anything I can do to make your outdoor/ indoor party extra special.
One star rating
Interesting place but definitely wouldn't recommend it especially if you have little ones as there were several places in the house they could be injured in. The futons were uncomfortable as was the master bed. Of the burners on the 4 burner stove, one didn't work and the heating element on one was so tipped it wasn't very usable. The dinning area is advertised as sitting 10 but you couldn't sit together nor were there enough dinner plates or silverware for that number. There were several other issues as well, but it was definitely a unique place.
So sorry the Dome was not a match for your group.
I agree, the Dome is better suited for adult groups.
Seating in the main dome is lounge style with bar, table and couch seating,
total seating for 10.
The master bedroom mattress is fairly
new with a feather topper.
Bedding can be a personal preference issue, as futons are firmer and mattresses at the Dome run from firm, medium firm and softer.
The kitchen is stocked with plenty of dishware but I have added more this past month, just in case.
I so enjoyed talking with you during your stay and all the interesting little stories on various cabins you had stayed in throughout Maine.
Horribly Disappointed. Vacation Nightmare. Definitely Not As Advertised
Would give 0 Stars if that was an option. Main reason we rented this house was for the pool. (August). Pool was disgusting. We could not swim in it the whole week we were there. It was loaded with bugs, and there was some disgusting slime floating around on the top. Owner came out twice during our stay to try and fix it but to no avail. She will tell you that she could not add more shock on the second time she came out because we were "lounging by the pool" and there were "floats in the pool". Lounging by the pool does not mean in the pool. the one time we tried to go in it stirred up a huge mess of bugs and debris. She left the chemicals with my wife and told her for us to add them. Sorry, but I paid good money for a private pool and could not even use it. Hot tub worked but was filmy and disgusting also. with no chemicals left to add. Killed a baby snake in living room, bees and bugs flying through the house due to huge gape in front door and most window screens with rips. Bathtub was disgusting. I felt cleaner before I showered. We brought our fishing poles but the path to the "brooks on site" was like heading into the thicket (no brook, just dried up sand). I will stop there (I could go on and on). I can't wait to see the owner's response to this and how she will disagree with everything I said. (that's usually the way it goes if someone gives and honest negative review). It's too bad I am not allowed to post pictures, because I would like to show you the true "DOME" !!!
I will refrain from responding to this review in any depth due to the gross inaccuracies and malicious intent of the writer.
In short, two visits were made to the house during this weekly stay. Both visits involved picking up household garbage and testing / maintaining the pool and hot tub.
Both the hot tub and pool were being used.
On both visits I spoke with the visitors briefly and there were absolutely no complaints, everything was on the up and up and they thanked me for stopping by.
Shortly after their stay, I began receiving nasty e-mails and actual threats leaning toward money back or we will leave a bad review.
It is unfortunate and I am amazed that people would think this is ok.
As such, Homeaway was notified and a report was made.
To conclude, other reviews left for the Dome, speak volumes!
Delia / Owner
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