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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

Whole house rental, while separate units provide desired privacy to group

3600 square foot builder owned property. Casual, but elegant. The property is landscaped, beautiful Seasonal color. 1/2 mile private frontage on the Sunday River. 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 our 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

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 kitchenware, 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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • 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 Organize linens & trash
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 14
  • 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 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house and giant backyard. The house was stocked with everything you'd need to entertain children and adults alike. You could throw a stone and hit the Sunday River Brewing Company.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay! Wonderful home, beautiful yard and deck, perfect for group gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Our son was getting married at the 1888 Wedding Barn so this property was perfect. 4 couples and 2 college age kids comfotably spread ourselves out and shared lots of laughs and memories at this great home.

Everything we could possibly need was right here. House was clean, and we'll kept. Kitchen stocked with anything you could need, bath linens plentiful. We had no babies with us, but they even had highchairs if you needed them. The river at the back of the property, the beautiful sun streaming in the front of the home in the morning was spectacular. The spacious design of the home allowed for us to have plenty of room when we needed it (10 people getting ready for a wedding at the same time can be challenging) as well as providing us those wonderful group coffee talk in the mornings, sunny afternoons on the deck, we even hosted a "day after" cookout for the wedding party. Everyone so enjoyed our stay, we didn't want to leave...thank you to the Richmond's ...your home is now along with the wonderful memories that we have from this very special time!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family get away the home was clean and well equipped I highly recommend this home

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunday River home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time . The kids enjoyed playing in the creek and large back yard. The house was perfect for three groups and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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