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Property Details

Updated: Mar 1, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Get away from it all... Nestled on the edge of the White Mountains

in the Western Lakes Region of Maine, this is the ideal, large,

lakefront log home if your idea of getting away involves heading

into the outdoors and away from the crowds.

During the winter, enjoy the large stone fireplace in the main room,

nearby cross country skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing and ice

skating on the lake. 25 min. to Sunday River's main parking lot. In

the spring and fall enjoy leaf peeping and hiking in the White

Mountains. In the summer, ejoy the peaceful lake with private 230

ft. waterfront property, sandy water entry, swimming, large canoe,

barbeque on a large deck and a hammock with beautiful water and

mountain views.

Indoor photos of the home and additional outdoor photos are

available through e-mail.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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We rented 9/18-9/25 2011. The house was quiet and peaceful. Everything was provided that we needed. Our group included my brother and his wife, my mom and my wife, 10 month old daughter and myself. There was plenty of space for everyone to relax. There were two solid wood child gates. One at the top of the basement steps and one at the base of the steps to the second floor. They came in handy with a 10 month old that thought she needed to explore every inch of the house. The front porch was wonderful. We saw a Bald Eagle the second day. The home was centrally located for what we wanted to see. The coast was only about an hour away and so were the White Mtns. I only wish the weather was cooler so we could have tried out the fireplace. I know no one in our group wanted to leave at the end of the week. I'm sure we will be back in the future.
Sep 2011
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23 Reviews

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Beautiful Waterfront Log Home
+1 -(401) 245-9217
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
eastern PA

Great place for families on a quiet pond. Serene setting with a nice sandy beach at water's edge.

Great place for families on a quiet pond. Serene setting with a nice sandy beach at water's edge.
  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Papoose Pond. The home was comfortable and well-stocked. We really had everything we needed; from comfy beds to a small sailing dinghy & canoe. Blueberry & raspberry picking along the road was so fun! We had a great time exploring the pond in the canoe, and the surrounding area on bicycles. Water was perfect for small kids, shallow water with a sandy area for playing. Owners were helpful and responsive to questions/problems. They called to check in the first afternoon we were in the house to make sure we were finding what we needed. We had a small plumbing problem while we were there and it was fixed within the day by their local caretakers. We happened to be in town while the 'Waterford World's Fair' was going on about 10 minutes away, the kids loved it! We had ten people in the house for two of the nights we stayed there, and it accommodated everyone very well. We'd definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review... I'm so happy you had a fun vacation!
Beautiful Waterfront Log Home
+1 -(401) 245-9217
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
New York

A Relaxing Place!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful and peaceful log cabin that had everything we needed. House is on the lake, water is refreshing with fantastic views. Loved fishing from the canoe, looking forward to my next visit!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beautiful Waterfront Log Home
+1 -(401) 245-9217
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area

Best relaxing family vacation ever

  • 5 of 5
I always check reviews of the houses we rent so when I saw this one, with all the amenities we had but with only one bad review (which I still don't understand as we thought the complete opposite) we had to try out. With all the technologies out there available to kids/us we thought it would be wonderful to unplug for 1 week and enjoy Maine and all it has to offer. The cabin is very spacious, clean and perfect for a large family. The lake is clean and gorgeous for swimming. We stayed really quiet in the morning but weren't lucky enough to spot a moose. The cabin is very private and the town is very cute and has a great bakery! All in all we had the best family vacation and I hope to return this summer again.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Beautiful Waterfront Log Home
+1 -(401) 245-9217
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
Pittsburgh, PA

Fantastic Early Fall Week

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was just right for our vacation. The lane only goes to this cabin and the nearest neighbors were out of sight through the woods. We only saw a couple of other people in kayaks or canoes on the pond the whole week. The cabin is not a "showplace," it has been lived in and loved for a long time. Some of the furnishings are a little worn but it is clean and has everything you could need. It was just the two of us, so we didn't need all the bedrooms, but I can see this cabin being spacious enough for any big family. The fireplace was very enjoyable and they had the wood pile well stocked and accessible under the porch. I will say the washing machine needed cleaned out, someone had washed very sandy things before us. Also the water pressure of the downstairs shower was very low. Nothing major that can't be easily fixed and it certainly didn't take away from our enjoyment of our week.
We spent a lot of time on the porch enjoying the peace and quiet. You can't tell from the picture, but the porch looks out on the pond through a few big fir trees. There is a bird feeder on the porch that is very popular. We are birdwatchers so it was a delight to us when a Bald Eagle landed in a tree on the other side of the pond. The canoe was very enjoyable and easy to use. The cabin is far enough from any town lights that the stars were stunning. The Milky Way has never looked so close!
We didn't get to see a moose at the cabin, but we saw one north of Grafton Notch State Park so our Maine trip was complete! For sightseers and nature lovers who like us aren't major hikers, we highly recommend a trip to Screw Auger Falls, Moose Cave and the Artist Covered Bridge. We also spent a lot of time in the White Mountains National Forest, crossing into New Hampshire frequently. The views from the top of Mt. Washington will take your breath away, well worth the trip and the price to drive up. We also drove the length of the Kancamagus Highway on a perfect fall day. There were so many parks and places we wanted to see, we didn't get to all of them. It is a beautiful area and it was a perfect place for a fall vacation!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. The couches were a bit tattered, so we just ordered new ones! Also, our plumber just fixed the bathroom shower. Thanks again for all the feedback and I'm glad you had a nice vacation.
Beautiful Waterfront Log Home
+1 -(401) 245-9217
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area

A Disappointment

  • 2 of 5
I rented this vacation cottage thinking we could go swimming ("shallow sandy bottom" ). The bottom was very mucky and there was a great deal of milfoil in the water.
The cabin itself was very run down. The living room rug was in extreme need of replacement (years of ground in dirt) and had burn holes. The weather and the cabin were sweltering. There were two or three very small fans that were of little use. (Angela did say she would be getting turbo fans.). Because the slider had a large tear in the screen, and the Mosquitos were brutal, we had to keep the slider shut come dusk which did not help the heat situation. We were so disappointed we stayed only a few days.

On a positive note, the kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of games, etc. to occupy children.

I had to give a great deal of thought before writing this negative review but I give reviews a good amount of weight when deciding to rent and I certainly would have thought twice if I had read a review that was not glowing. I have reviewed at least three other rentals from Homeaway and have given five stars to all the others.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heat waves are rare in the mountains of Maine, so small fans and the 2 ceiling fans in the great room, have been adequate in the past. For future renters, we have gotten 2 turbo fans. (I would have gladly had my caretaker deliver a few, had I known how disappointed the renters were). The lake is tested annually by the Lake Environmental Assoc (LEA)... there is no milfoil in the lake and it is considered healthy for swimming and lake activities. The clarity does vary from year to year (depending on rain fall and other factors... more info can be found on LEA's website). The slider door screens were immediately repaired (as soon as I found out). Also, this was the 1st we heard of unclean floors, and after inspecting the vacuum cleaner, we found out that the suction was not working properly (we have bought a new vacuum). We have a caretaker and housekeeper, and visit the home a few times a year, to ensure that upgrades and repairs are made as soon as we become aware of them. Also, we do make upgrades from time to time. Because we (as renters) have been disappointed in the past, we do pay a lot of attention to renter's feedback and maintenance; and we price the home below what comparable lakefront homes are priced, to ensure renters are happy. I am sincerely sorry that these renters were disappointed, and have addressed all their concerns (fans, screen repair, etc).
Beautiful Waterfront Log Home
+1 -(401) 245-9217
Bethel Bethel - Sunday River area
Worcester, Massachusetts

Beautiful Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place for having fun with the family. We all enjoyed the firplace, local coffee shops, and quilt shop. This home provided us with everything we needed for a great time! Thanks
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


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Activity and Interests

On the Lake: Swimming, canoeing, horseshoes, and barbeques.

All within minutes: Hiking in White Mountains, skiing at Sunday

River & Mt. Abrams, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, wildlife

viewing, golf, restaurants, shopping in Bethel or Norway (20 min.

away), and antiquing in nearby Bridgton (20 min. away).


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

    Weekly Rate: $875 - $1350

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • $875/week - Spring and Fall
    $1,100/week - Winter and June
    $1,350/week - July/August
    $500/wknd, $175 each additional night
    $200 deposit (will be returned minus the $75 cleaning and linens fee)
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets not allowed


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Indoors: Large, fully-stocked kitchen, washer, dryer, WiFi INTERNET ACCESS, cathedral ceilings, large stone fireplace and skylights in main room, pack n' play crib, high chair, toys, games, cable television, DVD and VCR. Linens are included. 1st floor bedroom with queen size bed. 1st floor bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds (4 twin beds). 2nd floor bedroom with queen size bed. 2nd floor loft with 2 twin beds. Pack 'n Play (child's crib). Outdoors: Large deck with water and mountain views, gas grill, hammock, canoe (holds up to 950 lbs.) with life jackets, floats, and horseshoes.

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