This house has all you need for a great vacation. A stone's throw from Shawnee Peak Ski Resort with a view of Pleasant Mountain from the front yard. Knights Hill association privileges in the fenced in large lap pool with restrooms and a clubhouse with pool and ping-pong tables. Tennis Courts too! Beach rights to scenic Moose Pond for swimming, kayaking and fishing. Pond even has an old-fashioned diving float. Shawnee Peak Ski resort offers a Lodge, restaurant and ski lessons & rental and is just 5 minutes form the house. Other nearby ski resorts are Cranmore (N. Conway, NH) and King Pine (E. Madison, NH). King Pine has great night tubing and a lodge with fireplace. Downtown Bridgton has restaurants and take-out and a nearly new three screen movie theatre (Magic Lantern) with a state of the art sound system. Take a day trip to the Kangamagus highway for hiking, picnicking and not to be missed a ride on the rapids and natural jacuzzi sitting under the waterfalls at Lower Falls. Also recommend a day trip into Portland, Maine for shopping downtown at LL Bean, ethnic cuisine, and a romp through the Portland Museum of Art that boasts Rockwell Kent, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and the works of numerous famous impressionists through surrealists (Monet, Magritte, Degas, Cassatt, Renoir, etc.). Portland now has daily train service to Southern, NH and Boston for another idea for a day trip with stops in Old Orchard Beach, ME & Dover, and Exeter, NH among others (Google AMTRAK 'Downeaster'). So much to do in the area!
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
3 Br/2 Ba With View Of Shawnee Peak With Moose Pond, Pool & Tennis Access.
- english, french, german, basic knowledge French and German
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Sep 2018
About Noreen Thompsen
Tom grew up with the Mountains of Utah and I grew up on the North Shore of MA so we both learned to ski and love to be near mountains. I spent countless picnics and cookouts at Lower Falls on the Kangamagus Highway and loved the natural massage of the waterfalls beating on my back as a kid. Our kids learned to ski at King Pine and a favorite activity when you don't feel like skiing is the night tubing there with music and the old J-Bar ski lifts that drag you up the mountain on your ski tube. The staff at King Pine offer to 'spin' your tube when they give you a push down the mountain. A follow-up Hot Chocolate at the Lodge is the perfect coda. Kayaking and swimming are also favorite activities and the view at Moose Pond is spectacular. Living on Cape Cod now after 12 years in NH we still miss the beautiful fall foliage of Maine and NH so hope to get up there more for our fix.
Noreen Thompsen purchased this House in 2014
Why Noreen Thompsen chose Bridgton
It offered everything we needed--I am a lap swimmer so the pool was a plus and the kayak storage on Moose Pond makes an impromptu paddle an easy access. Skiing at shawnee, Cranmore and King Pine as well as night tubing is another plus. Mountains, Ponds, hiking, the Kangamagus Highway--so much to do in all of the seasons.
What makes this House unique
We loved the big table in the dining/kitchen area and the bar stools around the kitchen counter. The deck with slider off the kitchen with charcoal grill makes for great cookouts too. The Living Room has two sofas for a game of scrabble or good conversation. Having two baths and 3 BR's (1 Queen/1 Queen/ 2 Twins) makes this a great space for two couples to share for a fun filled getaway. The large rectangular pool is perfect for serious lap swimming and tennis lovers should pack their rackets!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Loved the house!
The house was perfect. It was very clean, had nice spaces, and a great location. We rent this house every year and it is perfect!
Thanks for the nice review and for being one of our regulars Brooke!
Beautiful house, Loved how it is decorated and a great location!
This was the first time for my family, renting a house. We weren’t really sure what to expect, but it made us feel wanting to stay longer. The house is in a great location, lots of things to do as it is 25 minutes from Conway (right) and 20 minutes from Naples (left). Plus, the pool is wonderful and the beach is very calming. We really enjoyed sitting out on the back deck for early morning and dinner time... it was so peaceful. I loved the fully equipped kitchen! We left for home, wanting to reserve this rental again. Truly a peaceful place to stay.
Thank you for the thumbs up on our Bridgton, ME house. We try to give all our rentals a feeling of home away from home and love it when we hear that our guests loved the location and amenities and want to come back again.
Our stay at the Bridgton home was very enjoyable. We did have a problem with the ac but Noreen and Tom took care of it right away. The home is nice. However I would like to see some landscaping done in the front yard the previous owners always kept it lovely. We will for sure choose this home again in the future.
Perfect First Family Vacation
The house is exactly as the listing described. Location was very easy to get to, and the directions were spot on, no trouble at all. House was clean, spacious, and fit our needs perfectly. Kitchen was well stocked with all essential items and we cooked in most nights. The house was very well maintained, updated, and the lawn even got mowed while we were there. Tom and Noreen were beyond accommodating and kept in constant communication with us. They sent us a very detailed email before our arrival explaining things to do in the area, how to get into the house, and all other pertinant information for our stay. Luckily we didn't need to contact them for anything while we were there, but I'm confident if we needed something they would have been more than happy to oblige. I would absolutely recommend this listing to family and friends. It is definitely off the beaten path and it's perfect if you're looking for a non conventional vacation close to nature. We drove to the coast a few days (over an hour away) but it was rainy so it was a perfect opportunity to explore. On the sunny days, we rented kayaks from the shop right around the corner, visited the private lake and community pool. All were clean and well maintained. We didn't eat out much, but one notable restaurant was the place we stopped for breakfast on our way out, Beth's Kitchen Cafe. Right in downtown Bridgton, easy to get to, and the food was incredible! As was our entire experience in Maine, everyone was just unbelieveably friendly and the food was great. We had a great time and I imagine this would be a great place to stay in the winter due to it's proximity to the mountains. Tom and Noreen have other rentals available on Cape Cod, and I plan on booking with them in that location as well!
Beautiful House in the Beautiful Town of Bridgeton
House was cozy, clean, and in new condition. Big plus having 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a garage you can drive into. My Kids and I had a wonderful weekend skiing nearby Shawnee Peak. Will definitely come back again in the near future.
The house was pretty and had everything we needed. The house was spacious as there were 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a full kitchen and a dining room. The plow truck came to plow when it snowed. The house was probably less than a 5 minute drive to Shawnee Peak. I would recomend the property to anyone looking to ski Shawnee peak. We had a great time.
Thanks for choosing our Bridgton getaway house for your ski trip. We are glad that you found it comfie and convenient to Shawnee peak.
Do consider a summer visit--it is convenient to Moose Pond for kayaking and has a pool/tennis courts. Or maybe we'll see you at one of our Cape Cod Properties one of these days!
Noreen & Tom Thompsen
Great spot to enjoy beautiful fall foliage, swim, fish or kayak at Moose Pond just down the road or in private Knights Hill association pool in the neighborhood with clubhouse (pool & ping-pong tables) & tennis court privileges. Also near Cranmore and King Pine Ski Resorts in NH for skiing, snow tubing or youth/adult ski lessons. Restaurants galore and nearly new Magic Lantern Cinema downtown Bridgton. Take a day trip to the Kangamagus Highway and Swift river for riding the rapids and sitting under a waterfall at Lower Falls for a natural jacuzzi sensation. Hike & picnic along the Kangamagus Highway at any of the scenic stops with parking. Stone Mountain in nearby Brownfield, Maine for live entertainment with famous performers. Nearby N. Conway, NH also has nightlife, music, restaurants and a movie theater in addition to more skiing and snow tubing. Shawnee Peak just 5 minutes from the house offers ski options for all skill levels. Check out Reny's Dept. Store for great outdoor gear, clothing, household goods and imported foods.
Cancellation policy: Minimum $25 cancellation fee. Balance of any payments made will be refunded by check or credit card refund with 30 days notice. No refunds with less than 30 days notice of cancellation. Security deposit will be returned by check or credit card refund within 10 days of end of rental period following inspection of the unit . Rates are based on 4 persons. Extra person charge $25 per person per week or weekend. Sheets and towels are not included in the rental fee. Guests can bring own sheets & towels or can rent them at $25 per set (Set=1 queen set + 2 sets of towels or 2 twin sets + 2 sets of towels). Cleaning fee included in the rental fee at no additional charge. Security deposit check is cashed upon receipt, held in escrow and refunded by business check within 10 days of departure provided there are no damages. Rates based on four persons. Additional person charge of $25 for additional guests over age 12 due prior to arrival. Maximum of 6 guests total per stay.