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Affordable, Family Friendly Vacation Home In Western Maine And Sunday River Area

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, hot tub, sleeps 7

This property has three bedrooms that sleep seven people comfortably. There are two bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi tub for two. The living area is open concept that includes a kitchen with all the modern conveniences, a comfortably furnished and large living room, dining room with a table that seats 10 and sun room that overlooks a deck with grill. There is an upright piano in the living room which piano playing guests are encouraged to use. It has recently been completely overhauled and tuned. There is a 42 inch flat screen TV as well as a DVD player. We have a small library of DVDs for adults and children as well. We also have a Wii game with DVDs which you are welcome to use as well.

There is a six person hot tub on the back yard patio. A skylight in the large master bedroom provides a view of Maine's beautiful night sky. One guest bedroom has a full bed and the third bedroom has a bunk bed with full bed on the bottom and twin on the top. The master bathroom with Jacuzzi also has walk in shower and the second bathroom has tub with shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, four burner gas stove and oven. Small appliances include toaster oven, coffee maker, and mixer. There are plenty of pots and pans as well as utensils for cooking, baking, and grilling. There are dishes and silverware to easily accommodate up to 12 people should you have guests while staying in our home. Linens are provided and are plentiful. There is a washing machine and dryer in the entrance way as well as an additional refrigerator.

During the winter the property offers on-site access to snowmobile trails as well as on-site sledding, Nordic skiing and snow shoeing on un-groomed trails. The property is just six miles from Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry; it is 8 miles to Mt. Abram Ski Area in Locke Mills; 18 miles to Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford. There are numerous cross country skiing areas nearby including the Bethel Inn, 6 miles; Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford; Carter's Cross Country Skiing in Bethel.

You can easily take advantage of the unique opportunity to dog sled from nearby Mahoosuc Guide Service which provides one day or multi day dog sledding in the winter. As Maine Guides they also lead canoe and fishing trips in spring, summer and fall. There are a number of local businesses that offer snowmobile rentals and guide service.

The Bethel area has numerous restaurants, taverns and pubs which assures that there is a place for everyone's taste. There are numerous fine dining establishments in Bethel as well as on the mountain at Sunday River Ski Resort. There are also many casual restaurants that welcome families with children of all ages. There are large and small restaurants, pubs, cafes and diners. Many eating establishments also provide music on the weekend and Sunday River Ski Resort offers a robust live entertainment schedule throughout the ski season. There is never a reason to be bored when visiting the western Maine foothills!

We also manage a variety store that is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to groceries, there is a wide variety of beer and wine as well as convenience foods such as breakfast sandwiches, pizza, grab and go foods for lunch and dinner, sandwiches and salads as well as freshly baked pastries.

In the spring, summer and fall, the campground provides an outdoor pool, mini-golf, shuffleboard, recreation room with games as well as a 400 foot long zip line. We rent canoes and kayaks which can be used in numerous local lakes and rivers with our providing shuttle service.

More Details

Shirley Powell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Shirley Powell

My husband Bruce and I moved to Hanover nearly 40 years ago. We developed the campground in 1985 and with the help of our three children in the early years we have doubled the size from a small 20 site campground to our present 50 sites.

Our family has enjoyed all that the Bethel area has to offer. Our children, and now our grandchildren, have been skiing since a very early age. We have had many sledding and cross country skiing parties on our nearly 100 acres of property over the years and have snowmobiled over miles of trails to which we have easy access.

Shirley Powell purchased this apartment in 1977


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hanover in Oxford County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - full bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Affordable, Family Friendly Vacation Home In Western Maine And Sunday River Area
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This rental felt like home. We met up with another family for a ski weekend at Sunday River. The location is perfect. Not even a 10 minute ride away from the mountain and the hot tub at the end of the day was a welcome comfort! The non skiers in our group stayed back for a few lazy days of board games and walks in the snow. The pizza from the on site store was awesome and just what we needed for movie night once we were all back together. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and do their own thing, or hang out together in the large open living room/kitchen. Everything you need is right there. We decided to picnic at the mountain one day and even found 2 bag style coolers to pack up lunch in. The washer and dryer came in handy too. I would highly recommend this rental, we were so comfortable here we can’t wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House was deceiving from the outside. But was perfect inside. Very spacious and has everything

  • 4 of 5

My only change would be to possibly upgrade master bedroom to a queen. Kind of are to sleep 2 adults in s double. Everything else was great. Shirley was very accommodating. Booking for next season

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for visiting Sunday River

  • 5 of 5

I met Shirley upon arrival and she showed me around the place. She was very nice and was helpful with information about the area. The house has a big open concept living room/kitchen/dining area which was very nice for everyone to relax and interact with each other. The hot tub was also great after a long day of skiing

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jeff, for your positive review. I'm pleased you had a great time and that our home was comfortable for you and your group. I'm sure the hot tub felt great after skiing on the cold, windy days we experienced the weekend you were here. It was great hosting you and hope you'll consider another visit to our area. Summer is equally as good as the winter time for enjoyable outdoor sports! Shirley
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Fantastic place to stay - perfect for our family. The Hosts were welcoming and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this house, it was a perfect size and had everything we needed. Very close to Sunday River and other attractions. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather for your kind review. We enjoyed having you and your family/friends as guests in our home and would welcome you back anytime.
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Second time as good as the first

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Shirley's in two weeks and it was just as beautiful, comfortable, convenient, all-round wonderful as it was the first time. I have to admit that our group, once again, messed up on the keys. We locked them in the house....Shirley could not have been more understanding and accommodating. I cannot recommend this unit more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Shirley, we enjoyed our stay in Hanover. The arrival coffee cake was yummy. Accommodiations were as advertised and we would use them again .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mildred, thank you for your kind words. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was wonderful for us to host a family of four generations! I hope an event will bring you again to our neck of the woods. Shirley
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Portland ME
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sunday River Brewing
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bethel Inn
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Portland ME
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sunday River Brewing
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sunday River Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The western Maine Mountains in the Bethel area are a Mecca for sports lovers in all seasons. For those who enjoy winter sports, the northeast’s premier ski area, Sunday River, is just six miles from Stony Brook Recreation. There are two additional downhill ski areas less than 20 minutes away: Black Mountain Ski Area in Rumford and Mt. Abram Ski Resort in Greenwood. There are also miles of well groomed cross country skiing trails in four Nordic skiing establishments within the area: The Bethel Inn offers 35 kilometers of groomed trails; Rumford’s Black Mountain grooms 17 kilometers of trails; the Outdoor Center in Newry offers 35 kilometers and Carter’s X-C Center in Bethel provides 55 kilometers. There is direct access from our property to miles of snowmobile trails and several local companies that offer snowmobile rentals and guiding service. Finally, there are two local guide services that provide dog sledding experiences from several hours to several days or weeks.

The spring, summer and fall seasons provide for great biking, hiking and canoeing/kayaking experiences. Sunday River Mountain Bike Park offers 25 trails of lift-serviced terrain that stretches out for over 20 miles. There are miles of hiking trails in the area as well as opportunities to canoe or kayak our area lakes and rivers. Stony Brook Recreation rents canoes and kayaks and offers affordable shuttle service.

There are numerous festivals held on the Bethel Common throughout the summer and fall including the Bethel Art Fair held on the first Saturday of July. The Western Maine Gem and Mineral Show is offered on the second Saturday in July and the Mollyockett Festival and road race is held the third Saturday in July. The area’s Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cook-off is held the third Saturday in September and the Fall Festival and Wife Carrying Contest is held at Sunday River over the Columbus Day weekend. The Bethel Area also hosts the Maine State Triathlon on the second Sunday in August.

There are two regionally and nationally recognized museums in Bethel. The Bethel Historical Society maintains and provides tours in the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House and the 1821 O’Neil Robinson house throughout the year and on holidays. The soon to fully open Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel is being built to showcase geological history, display renowned mineral and rock collections, provide educational opportunities for the novice and expert alike, conduct historical and geological research and to create a Maine travel destination for residents and visitors. Its gift store and preview gallery are now open throughout the week.

Finally, the area offers many fine restaurants and pubs to please the pallets of the numerous people who visit the area throughout the year. Additionally, live music and entertainment is provided at many of these venues on weekends and during holiday weeks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hanover, Western Maine

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £57.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £115.95
Pet Fee £11.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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