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Waterfront home - great swimming, boating, sunsets, wrap around decks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 10-12

Southwest exposure provides sun at the dock from mid-morning until the spectacular sunset. Dive off the dock into the beautiful pond and swim to the float for early morning sunbathing. Other waterfront activities include rope swing, 2 canoes, paddle board, rowboat, paddle boat, and Puffer sailboat. Watch the kids swimming from the kitchen, living room, master bedroom; or any of the decks. Commune with nature in the outdoor shower.

2+ acre lot provides wooded privacy. Convenient, modern amenities (dishwasher, washer, dryer) make for hassle-free vacation living. The house is nicely decorated and comfortable, so relax and enjoy the fireplace. Walkout basement has ping-pong, air hockey, and Foosball.

More Details

Bruce Montgomery
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Portland, ME Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Rt. 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Very quiet spot conveniently located 1 mile off Rt. 26 for easy access to the beautiful Bethel area. Bethel is a quaint Maine village with fine dining, and shops. Big Adventure recreation facility features water slides, climbing walls, mini-golf, and laser tag. Sunday River has zip line tours. One of the world richest semi-precious gem deposits supplies local gem shops and there are mines open for prospecting. Easy access to the White Mountain National Forest and beautiful state parks with hiking trails and spectacular water falls. Numerous canoe trips available on nearby rivers.


Locke Mills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be 2 twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront home - great swimming, boating, sunsets, wrap around decks
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Peaceful setting in a great area

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed our time at this home. What a beautiful setting with a great view! We had so much fun using the boats, fishing (which was fabulous), swimming in the clear water and of course the rope swing. We held some family tournaments with the games in the basement.

Very private setting, but close to great places to eat and shop. The kids loved their private space upstairs and so did we! We had a camp fire almost every night. Enjoyed going to the local Hub by car and boat. Bruce was there to answer all questions to help us have the best time possible. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I will echo what many of the other reviewers have already shared, this home truly has everything for a relaxing and fun vacation in an absolutely beautiful location. Our family of five spent a week here with our two dogs. The swimming was great, two of my three boys spent hours going between the rope swing and the swim platform. The deck is enormous and has a wonderful shaded picnic table where we ate and did art projects. I had time to relax, read and write. The boys enjoyed ping pong tournaments and we had a fire three of the nights we were there. We saw a moose cross the road up at Grafton Notch State Park, our first day there the Eagle swooped by the deck. The upstairs loft area was a hit with all three boys and on the one rainy day we had we went over to the Mollyockett Motel to swim, thanks to all of the great brochures that Bruce provides on things to do in the area. The Local hub a mile down the road rents Kayaks by the hour and you can kayak back to the house - just remember to take a right under the rail road tracks or you end up in another lake. :) Any questions we had, Bruce was very responsive. I could go on an on, but if you are thinking of renting you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, Peaceful, PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was by far our best find EVER!

From the very first inquiry, Bruce was always just an email away to answer any and all questions. Being in charge of booking a place each year for 7 people and 3 pets, I always fear that my choice will not meet everyone’s needs.

This house was perfect! As soon as we arrived at this wonderfully peaceful home I instantly relaxed. The house was situated on 2+ private wooded acres. The water was crystal clear. With 2 canoes, a sailboat, a paddle boat, a rowboat, and various water tubes – there was never a shortage of things to do on the water. The rope swing provided us with HOURS of entertainment and we had our own CRAZY Olympic rope swing competitions – SUCH FUN! We canoed all over the pond, even alongside the loons and herons. I got some great photos - I took almost 2000 pictures on this trip! There was such beautiful scenery everywhere! We even had a family of at least 4 pileated woodpeckers that visited us on several different days.

The inside of the house was perfect as well! The owners had thought of everything - the house was fully stocked. The kitchen was fully equipped, and even the water system was amazing - 7 people and we never ran out of hot water! It was magical! The house was quite spacious for our group and the large dining room table was perfect - it allowed us all to comfortably play board games at night. On other nights we had some pretty intense ping pong tournaments!

A few of us got up early each morning and went hiking nearby. Grafton Notch State Park was great – we were able to slide down the waterfalls at various stops! Maggie’s Nature Park – an easy walk from the house - had some nice trails as well. We got home daily just as the rest of the group was waking up and we would all head to the water!

We swam and boated until sunset each day and the sunsets were absolutely spectacular!

We had a campfire almost every night. It was the perfect way to end the day. We roasted marshmallows, made s’mores and looked at the brilliant stars shining above us while we chatted, recapped our day and planned the next one.

There was nothing we wanted for, and nothing that could be improved on. Perfect house, perfect lake, so much to do, and gorgeous scenery! This was such an active yet totally relaxing vacation.

We cannot thank you enough for sharing your wonderful home with us! We will most definitely return to this wonderful piece of paradise very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The loons are calling you!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this waterfront home was everything and more than we had hoped for when we booked our reservation. It was relaxing and beautiful, a slice of heaven! We enjoyed all that the house offered inclusive of pedal boat, canoes, rope swing, floating dock along with ping pong tournaments in the basement. The kitchen was fully stocked and not lacking anything! Our daily morning vista from the deck overlooking the large lake, was amazing! And each morning we listened for the loons.

Bruce was very responsive to any inquiries we had and was informative about the area as well. Would highly recommend this waterfront retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

I knew this place was going to be amazing. The owner, Bruce, was so proactive in answering our questions about the place and contacting us asap! That is so important because as a first time renter, you never know if the place actually EXISTS!!!! The description of the place was exact. When the family arrived, it was more than what we expected! The picture doesn't do the lake justice nor the house. The sleeping loft was huge! We only had three people sleeping there and absolutely no complaints. It was roomy throughout the house. We had lobster night, pasta night, etc and all the kitchenware was there! The whole family made so many precious memories using the swing rope, we were trying to see who can swing better! It was just AWESOME! The 2 canoes, boat, paddle boat, sailboat, tubes were incredible. There were 11 of us and we all can go on the lake together! The life jacket and fishing poles were a bonus. We will definitely go back and rent from Bruce again, no doubt. If you are looking for a lakehouse, this is worth it! Thank you so much again Bruce and your family for welcoming us to your home and making this a memorable experience! We look forward to renting from you again. Also Dolce, our 5 lb chihuahua had an awesome time! She loved the smell of the outdoors too! Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken as a family. As soon as we arrived, we put our bathing suits on and took full advantage of what this home had to offer. My 8 & 12 year old spent all of their time swimming, canoeing, fishing and the rope swing was the most entertaining of all! my 4yr old Lab was in the water more than she was out. We couldn't of picked a better week weather wise too~high 80's with no rain all week! The house was very clean and comfortable and the owner Bruce was very friendly and accommodating. Felt like family! Views of the pond were breathtaking too. Ventured off for a few hours during the week and went to Bethel and zip lined at Sunday River. In a nutshell, my family made memories that we will talk about for years to come. We would rent this house again in a heartbeat! My 8 year old rated this vacation tied with Disney.... that says it all!!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Tax Rate 9.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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