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Sleeps 12-14, 7 m South of the Loaf w/ WiFi, laundry, on wknd shuttle route

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

Description

Carrabassett Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Great vacation rental for multiple families on a budget

This private home is 7 miles south of Sugarloaf, has plenty of beds, parking, and living space for multiple families, and is on the weekend/holiday Sugarloaf shuttle route as well as the ITS 115 connector snowmobile trail, mountain-biking trail system, and is very close to the Maine Huts & Trails system. It’s wonderful for skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, hiking, and generally getting away. If you’d like to ski two world-class mountains during your stay, Saddleback is an hour drive away through Stratton and Rangeley - a quintessential Maine drive.

HOUSE - The house is a mansard A-Frame at the base of Burnt Mountain on a private wooded lot. It was built in the 70’s and has 3.5 bedrooms, a ¾ bath (no tub), and a ½ bath. Downstairs are 3.5 bedrooms, a half bath, closet, entryway, a laundry room with washer/dryer and an additional raised bunk (the .5 bedroom). The upstairs is an open floor plan with large East facing windows that fills the floor with light. Upstairs there is a ¾ bath, full kitchen with a large window facing the woods, dining room table made by owner from a large local center cut pine slab that seats 8, sofa, leather recliner, small futon, assorted chairs & small tables, and a porch with a gas grill/griddle.

We’ve just finished upgrading the house. We've installed new floors upstairs, refurbished the stove and replaced the chimney, gotten new furnishings throughout, and gutted and rebuilt the master bedroom with tongue & groove pine.

KITCHEN - The kitchen includes everything you’ll need, except the food, to make a family dinner. There are some kitchen basics – spices, oil, and such – to help out. There is a 4 burner electric stove top and oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker as well as a Keurig, crock pot, and refrigerator.

STUFF TO DO - There are books, games, sleds, and WiFi for down-time at the house. You may want to bring snowshoes to venture out into woods a bit. The house is bordered by 100k acres of undeveloped forest and you can hike from the house, up and across Burnt Mountain, to the summit of Sugarloaf – a 6.5 mile hike for serious folks. The town recreation center is a mile up the road for summer swimming, tennis, basketball, and playground fun. There are waterfalls 4 miles away, the Narrow Gauge biking/ x-country ski path is 1 mile away, and serious mountain bike trails throughout the region are accessible from the house. Beyond these immediate things to do, Kingfield, Sugarloaf and the Anti-Gravity Center, Stratton, and Eustis have many more natural and man-made offerings.

SNOWMOBILE - The snowmobile trail is at the bottom of our 1+ acre property. Go out the front door, hop on your sleds, drive down the road 100ft to the bottom of the property, and get onto the trail.

PETS - Your pets are more than welcome at the house. If you would like to bring a pet we’ll ask for an additional $50 fee per animal per stay.

BEDROOMS - Linens will be waiting your arrival in the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms. There are two larger bedrooms (12x12) and a smaller one (8x12), as well as a raised full bunk in the laundry room. One large bedroom has a queen bed, twin bunk beds, and vanity table. The other has two twin bunk beds, one with a fun set of stairs, as well as a reading nook with a cool shaped bean bag chair. The smaller room has a full bed. All bedrooms have either closet, burrow, or combination storage for your clothes and gear, as well as a humidifier.

LAUNDRY - The laundry room has a washer and dryer, significant amount of room for storage, and a raised bunk with a full mattress.

CAPACITY - Overall, the house has capacity for parking 5 vehicles. It can sleep 12 in beds, but can sleep more if you use the couch and futon. The futon is better for children and teenagers.

A welcome book will be awaiting your arrival. It will contain all the information you need to know about the house as well as some local tips. We’ll be available to you throughout your stay for questions and to handle anything that may come up with the house.

We hope you’ll come stay at our house. We’ve loved it over the years and are very fond of it. If you are interested please email with any questions you have - we've lived, worked, and played here for many years. If you would like to book, we’ll email to ask a few questions and to finalize arrival/departure times, payment logistics, to coordinate house access, and answer any further questions you have. Come and stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Eric
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Eric

I bought the house and lived there year-round for three years when I was a full-time ski patroller at the mountain. Since that time I've moved with my family down to the South Shore of Boston where we're looking to grow. In the winter I volunteer patrol at the mountain so I can get my family free passes and we can spend our winters skiing forever. I proposed to my wife in a glade on a powder day.

We hope you will come enjoy the house, the area, the mountain, and the people as much as we do. Though, secretly, we hope not every single day is booked through the season so we can come stay too.

Eric purchased this house in 2003

Why Eric chose Sugarloaf

This house is close enough to be convenient, off-mountain enough to be affordable, can sleep a bunch of people, and has everything you'll need.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Sleeps 12-14, 7 m South of the Loaf w/ WiFi, laundry, on wknd shuttle route
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
South Portland, Maine
5

Cute house, cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is warm and cozy and slept 12 people comfortably. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the house has a lot of character.

Eric was a pleasure to work with and we hope to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Great house, very clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

My friends, family, and I had a blast here. The house was spacious enough for 11 adults to relax comfortably all weekend after skiing at nearby Sugarloaf. Would recommend this property to anyone interested.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Ski House

  • 5 of 5

I came here with a group of friends for the weekend in February 2016 and we had a wonderful stay. The house was in fabulous condition and the owners were very helpful and accommodating both before and during our stay. The common area was ideal for a large group as it was an open layout with ample places for people to sit and socialize.

A few notes to help others.

We had 8 adults stay there. I think more than 8 adults would be uncomfortable due to tight quarters and a limited number of bathrooms. I think the 12-14 people is definitely only if you have a lot of kids, then I think it would work.

We had some difficulty connecting to the wifi so make sure you aren't planning on doing any super important conference calls from the house (it is vacation anyways...)

The house is a reverse layout so people who are sleeping will hear much of what people are doing in the common areas.

The stairs are steep. Our dog friend had a lot of difficulty with the stairs. I guess this could be a good or bad thing...

We went to Trufulios for dinner. We showed up at 7 PM on a Saturday night without reservations and they were able to seat us right away and it wasn't even empty. It was a stroke of pure luck. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

In closing, this place was awesome and you should definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Great stay, just the right space for our group

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as advertised and fulfilled all of our needs for the weekend. The beds were comfortable, the heat worked, and even though the wi-fi was spotty at times, we thoroughly enjoyed the house. Great space to cook and relax after skiing, would definitely recommend especially if you bring a monitor/computer to watch movies on. Eric was courteous, punctual and professional, making our experience fantastic.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Nice Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for what we need for this stay. Very clean. excellent communication. Very happy with this reservation.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Nice spot for our company ski trip

  • 5 of 5

Our staff had a great couple of days at the house. It is a short drive to the mountain and the Outdoor Center but also convenient to the Maine Huts & Trails and snowmobile trails. The kitchen was well set up for cooking large meals and there were a bunch of single and bunk beads so we were able accommodate a pretty big group. One of the beds is in the laundry room just under the sink so it was a bit loud when the water was running but we appreciated the sleeping capacity of the house. Eric welcomes pets which was great for our two border collies but the house was very clean so non-pet owners would be happy also staying here. The house is just a couple of minutes from the main road but far enough away that you don't hear road noise. We plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Carrabassett Valley Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tufulio's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sugarloaf Golf Course
Nearest Train
110 Miles
Freeport - The Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tufulio's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Sugarloaf
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Flagstaff Lake
Car: necessary

This house is located at the base of Burnt Mountain, 7 miles south of Sugarloaf. Snowmobile ITS Connector 115 is on property. The Maine Huts & Trails system is accessed 2.5miles away. Town recreation facilities is 1 mile away. The Anti-Gravity Center is 7 miles away. Serious mountain biking accessible from the house. This property is on a private lot with few visible neighbors in the heart of Maine's western mountains.

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Rates & Availability

Carrabassett Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Early Season
Sep 9 2016 - Dec 9 2016
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$500
 
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Valentine's/Presidents'/Vaca
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
Welcome March
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
 
Reggae Weekend
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Easter Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter 6
Apr 17 2017 - May 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
CC Fee (if pay by CC) $25
Cleaning & Laundry $85
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates and min stays are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A 4% fee will be added for all credit card transactions. There is no fee for paying by check or money order. A 6% fee will be added for International transactions. Ask about early/late check in/out times. $500 deposit will be returned within 30 days of checkout. This house is great for dinners and relaxing by the stove at night. We've put a lot of effort into making it as cozy as possible.

Cancellation policy - If you cancel more than 30 days before the booking you will be billed %20 of the total cost. If you cancel within 30 days the full amount is due. If you cancel and the time is able to be rebooked with another party, you will receive the full amount back.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carrabassett Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk bed room has two bunk beds, each with twin mattresses
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Raised bunk in laundry room has a full mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Master has queen bed and bunk bed w/ 2 twin mattresses
    Upstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has futon (1 adult or 2 children) and couch
  • 3 standard bedrooms (2 large 1 small), plus a futon and extra loft sleeping space in the laundry room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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