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Spacious Home ON THE SUNDAY RIVER! Popular for Family Reunions & Wedding Guests

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Separate units provide privacy. 1/2 mile private beach. Customized rates.

3600 square foot builder owned property. Casual, but elegant. The property is landscaped, beautiful Seasonal color. Maintained on a weekly or needed basis. Two completely furnished units separated by self-contained studio apartment. Perfect for large family vacations or mature adult gatherings. Minimum age limit for renters. Back deck runs the length of the home. Casual seating, plus dining. Large field off the deck slopes to the Sunday River offering mountain views. Several natural beaches with privacy offer mountain views and 1/2 mile of exploration on the Sunday River. The Androscoggin River meets the Sunday River a few feet from the property and can be easily accessed. Great for canoeing or kayaking! Rentals nearby.

Other features include: satellite TV, DVD players, stereos and wireless internet. 3 inside Jacuzzi bathtubs. Three miles to Bethel Village, three miles to Sunday River Ski Resort. The village has a grocery store, Post Office, Rite Aid and of course, Dunkin' Donuts! Locally owned places to shop and dine, also. Nearby attractions include the White Mountain National Forest, Grafton Notch, North Conway shopping and Mount Washington. One hour and fifteen minutes from Portland.

Both units have eat-in kitchens, separate dining areas and living rooms. Each unit easily seats 8 for dining. Kitchens are fully furnished, including dishes, cookware, eating utensils for 16, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerators with dependable ice makers, cocktail glasses, kitchen linens. Unit 2 has a wine rack.

Unit 1 has 3 bedrooms. Cape-style, with a cathedral ceiling. Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. Upstairs bedroom 2 has a triple bunk, upstairs bedroom 3 has a queen bed. There is a pull out sofa in the loft. There are 2 bathrooms, downstairs has a shower, upstairs has a Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Unit 2 has a second floor master bedroom suite with a queen bed and full bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower. Downstairs has a bedroom with twin beds and family room with pull out queen sofa. The downstairs bathroom has a shower. The style is more transitional than unit 1.

The studio between the units can be accessed by a separate front and back door and can be entered from unit 2 or separated with a locked door. The studio has a microwave, small refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, utensils, 2 recliners, dining set and pull out queen sofa. The bathroom has a neo angle shower. The two person jacuzzi is in a separate glass enclosed room with view of the wall mounted TV. The main room has a cathedral ceiling with a fanlight. The TV can be viewed from all angles.

The units have western red cedar cathedral ceilings and custom touches such as mirror walls trimmed with red cedar. Fixtures include beveled glass chandeliers, sky lights and ceiling fans. The home is supplied with ample bed linens, blankets and towels. All windows and doors are fitted with blinds for those who desire privacy. The building and interior walls are well insulated for both temperature control and sound.

Additional features include room air conditioning and on site laundry.

The rear of the property is pet friendly and a lot of fun if you want to splash or swim in the Sunday River. Several swimming holes surround the 1/2 mile of our river. Walk a few feet to canoe or kayak on the Androscoggin. Rentals available 2 minutes down the street. Can walk to the Sunday River Brewery for Burgers or drinks within 5 minutes on Mayville Road. No driving required! New Country store on Sunday River Road accessed by foot or car on Martin Lane.

Multi-generational family reunions have stayed here as well as reunions of many types. We have also had the pleasure of uniting both sides of a wedding party! Please see more details on our site or contact us.

More Details

Elizabeth Richmond
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Elizabeth Richmond

We personally built this house, including lifting walls! We are a married couple of many years and spent many weekends jumping in a truck to make the trip from Massachusetts to Bethel to work on or house. We currently live a few miles from the property and personally maintain the property.

Elizabeth Richmond purchased this chateau / country house in 1994

Why Elizabeth Richmond chose Bethel - Sunday River area

We love the Bethel area and all the people who have become our friends. Extremely private and well maintained property. The back yard, field and river are a bonus! Easy and quick access to the village and businesses.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

You will feel yourself relax whether in the house, on the deck or on the river. The property offers privacy, with only one neighbor across the street with a home that sits behind trees a long distance from the street. Beautiful foliage surrounds our house. Events in the area include the festivals in Bethel, Sunday River and nearby Fryeburg Fair. Fall in love with the views of the field and mountains in the background when you sit on the back deck. The house has several sitting areas with couches, 6 TV's and comfortable furniture. Tastefully decorated. Beautiful fixtures. Fully furnished, including kitchen ware, bed linens and towels. Ample parking. Great back yard, field and beach for fun with family or pets.


Bethel Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not drive on the lawn Pet beds, crates, furniture protectors appreciated Personal gas grills away from house Be respectful
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
House can be used as 2 private units with separate front and rear entrances. Studio attached to unit 2 has 2 private entrances and 3 doors with locks. The home is well insulated for temperature control and sound between rooms, levels and units.


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Spacious Home ON THE SUNDAY RIVER! Popular for Family Reunions & Wedding Guests
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable, clean, and spacious!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here first week of August. Family of 5(3 small kids), another family of 5(3 small kids) and two grandparents. We all had our own space. It was great! We weren't on top of each other. Plenty of places to separate. Lots of deck space out back to cook and relax outdoors. The kids all played in the huge grassy area. We used the river in the back a few times. It was very relaxing. The beds are all comfortable and it was really nice to have AC. All the bathrooms were nice and clean. We will definitely stay here again! The one downside to our trip was the mosquitos and gnats. They were so bad we almost couldn't stand to be outside. We just bought a bunch of candles and spray and it was a little better but still a bummer. Other than that, I would recommend this house to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Multi-Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for my coworkers and their families. Arrival was very easy and we arrived to find the home perfectly clean and ready for our visit. The awesomeness of the back yard, deck, and river can't overstated! We spent most of our time outside (summer visit). That said, inside was great as well...he separate units were perfect because they are large enough to host the entire group at once, but separate enough to take some time away from the group if needed. I highly recommend this rental for a multi-family getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property on the river

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at this property and it's absolutely wonderful. Very large house accommodated our group of 11 adults and 3 kids plus 2 dogs. The back yard is gigantic, there is a lot of room for everyone.

House is very well equipped with tv's, cable channels, Wi-Fi, games, radio and more; kitchen has everything we needed to cook large meals. The outside has 2 grills, fire pit, sitting area. Absolutely wonderful for breakfast and evenings. The house was also impeccably clean the moment we arrived, everything was ready for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that this large family had a another happy holiday at our house. They worked together to organize trash and linens, which was very much appreciated.
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Great, it had everything that we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your home in Bethel. The house was everything we needed as a family of 10. I wish we were able to spend more time there tho. We were at the house in Newry where my son's wedding was most of the day on Saturday and Friday night we went over there for supper and then back to our house for sleep and so my husband and daughter in law could prep all the food for the wedding. Thank you again for sharing your house...

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Wedding Weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Fourteen of us, plus three well-behaved dogs, fit comfortably into this clean, well-designed three-unit home for the weekend of our grandson's wedding. The home is fully equipped and the welcoming owners had everything ready for us. We were able to settle in quickly.

There is plenty of seating and lots of conversation groupings in all units, so we were able to mix and match adults and children. We especially enjoyed our wedding day brunch in the dining area with sun streaming in the cathedral windows of Unit Two - It was a lovely morning!

As mentioned in another review, you need to be mindful of the traffic on Route 2 as you are coming and going. However, the house itself is very quiet inside. We all slept well, but as you might expect, the beds are more comfortable than the pullout sofas.

We enjoyed our weekend stay and would recommend the home to others. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My family, friends and I stayed over for 3 nights during Labor Day weekend 2016, and we couldn't be happier with everything about the house. The photos do not do justice to this amazing property. The house is very well kept, spacious, clean, and had everything we needed. Bette was extremely nice and provided everything we needed from linens, pillows, blankets, towels and more. The kitchen is also well equipped. The backyard is absolutely amazing, there is so much room and the deck is wonderful for!!! I loved the fact that the water/river is only a few steps away past the backyard with good swimming holes to either side of the property only a short walk away. There are beautiful mountain views from the house and about a 10 minute drive to the Grafton Notch State park, with beautiful waterfalls to visit. I hope we can go back soon.

Thank you Bette :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review! So glad you got a chance to swim out back. Thank you!
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Matterhorn Ski Bar
Gourmet in a Pinch
Cho Sun
Sunday River Brewing Company
Black Diamond Steak House -- CLOSED
Rooster's Roadhouse
Bethel Outdoors Adventure
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Sunday River Brewery
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sunday River Brewery
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sunday River, Mt Abrams
Nearest Beach
My very own beach, 1/2 mile private
Car: recommended

Cultural and Historic village. Gorgeous Foliage! Surrounded by beautiful mountains in Western Maine, New Hampshire and attractions. A short drive from Mount Washington and Fryburg Fair.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $100

Price per night is for whole house. Additional nights, selected weekends and single units are negotiable . Function tents and catering are available in our area. All rates are negotiable despite weekend offers

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.