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Lake & ski house; 1 mi / private beach, 3 mi / Mt Abrams, 11 mi / Sunday River

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


South Pond Shores House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer / dryer, gas grill, sleeps 9

Newer 3 bedroom home with basement rec room in quiet wooded location on private road. Great area for summer and winter activities: 1 mile to private association beach on South Pond (canoe, life jackets & paddles provided); 3 miles to Mt Abrams; 11 miles to Sunday River; 30 miles to either Grafton Notch (great hiking and swimming!) or the new Oxford casino. For evening entertainment we have high speed DSL WiFi and 52' LCD with blu-ray player (sorry, no cable but you can stream video from your laptop or watch a DVD from the house library of 100+ movies) or hang out in the walkout basement with bar (BYOB!), foosball table and dart board Sliding glass doors leading to large deck with grill. Summer activities include swimming, canoeing, hiking, biking, golf, etc. Winter enjoy ski mobiling, downhill skiing at either Mt Abrams or Sunday River, cross country skiing on or off trail or snow shoeing. Great spot for year round fun & relaxation. Well behaved pets always welcome! :)

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bob Makowiecki
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016


based on 10 traveler reviews

Lake & ski house; 1 mi / private beach, 3 mi / Mt Abrams, 11 mi / Sunday River
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great for multi-generational family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I concur with other reviewers. Bob was a pleasure to deal with -prompt flexible friendly. He went the extra mile when he discovered a beloved teddy lost behind a bed and promptly sent it to our home! Gladness and relieved hugs ensued.

More practically the house was clean comfortable and well provisioned and furnished. Beds comfortable, grill on the deck worked great.

The lake was lovely, about a three minute car ride from the house, with a sandy beach which sloped gradually into the water. Perfect for kids, water crystal clear, and during our mid August stay we had the beach all to ourselves.

Our grandsons interest in minerals and gems makes this area perfect for "rock hounding". Check out rock museum in bethel. Great hiking for all levels close by. Bethel just a few minutes away.

This house was just what we wanted - all the mod cons combined with a gentle experience of rural Maine. Not cookie cutter condo

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean, quiet, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. I went up for 4 days with 8 of my buddies for some snowboarding at Sunday River. Plenty of space, clean, comfortable, set back in the woods. Closest neighbor is probably 100 yards away. I will definitely be coming back. Thanks for the great stay, Bob

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet, comfortable place to enjoy the beauty of Maine, then you should definitely consider this house for your stay. Tucked away on a private road and surrounded by forest, you get the perfect amount of seclusion without being too far from supermarkets and dining. The house itself was very clean and well maintained, and Bob the owner made sure we had just about everything we needed for our stay. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, and a private bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there's plenty of hiking, as well as a short drive to skiing/zip lining (depending on the season). The association lake offers stunning views, and we enjoyed canoeing and swimming during our time there. Overall we had a great time on our Maine adventure, and Bob couldn't have been more helpful every step of the way. I highly recommend this property, and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Ski Rental

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect. Clean. Roomy. Full of all of the right amenities. Owner is super easy to deal with. Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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NIce quiet, comfortable, and spacious getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my friends and I to relax in and retreat after a long day of skiing at Sunday River. It's tucked away just the right amount where you don't see or hear neighbors but not too far away either. The place was really clean and comfortably fit and slept all 7 of us (you could easily sleep 3 more).

Bob was an amazing host and made sure we had everything we needed in order to have a great time. He really wants you to enjoy your time there. We look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Great vacation home in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation and relaxed. The house is set up with all of the amenities of home, except TV which was no problem as we were there to relax not watch TV. However if u desire the Wifi is fast enough to stream anything of the web to the TV. We were in great proximity to hiking trails and Mt. Abram is 5 min away and Sunday river about 15-20. You are anywhere from 20-30 min away from grocery stores so bring what u need with you. The house was very clean and can accommodate couples to families with kids. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Bethel center
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bethel Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Rt 26
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Bethel Center
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt Abrams
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Pond Association Private Beach
Car: necessary

Quiet location on private association road; association beach on South Pond 1 mile away, Mt Abrams 3 miles, Bethel center 8.5 miles, Sunday River 11 miles, Grafton Notch 20 miles, Mt Washington 40 miles. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, canoeing / kayaking all close by.


Rates & Availability

South Pond Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Lake season
May 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Ski season
Nov 20 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning fee $75

Two-night minimum stay; holidays are charged at weekend rate.
Well behaved pets welcome; guests responsible for all of pets actions
$75 cleaning fee will be assessed for all rentals; $20 per night for pets
A refundable security deposit of $250 will be required 2 weeks in advance
Check-in: 4 P.M. / check-out: 10 A.M. unless otherwise arranged in advance
Paypal, personal check or cash only

Paypal, cash or check. Check must clear before start of rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Pond Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , whirlpool tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd floor; queen futon in attached loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1st floor bunkbed
  • 2 in the master, 2 in the queen futon, 2 in the queen, 1 in the single, 2 in the bunks = 9 (11 if you double up kids in the bunks)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
Walkout basement has bar (BYOB!), foosball and darts.

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