Cozy House Set On 9 Acres With A Pond.

Bethel, Maine

The Intro

When you e-mail us, please let us know who you are, who will be traveling with you and what your plans are. We consider people staying in our home as friends and we'd love to know more about your plans, so that we can make suggestions and customize your stay to suit you.

The Space

Come and enjoy the cozy, artsy, romantic home, 3 mins(1.6 miles) to the Bethel town center and 14 (8.4 miles) minutes from Sunday River Ski Resort.

It has two bedrooms, a loft which we use as a game area (30+ board/card games, 125+ books and 200 DVDs are provided for guest use) with a day bed, cozy living and dining areas. House has an open kitchen - dining - living room. Several choices for eating - the island in kitchen with bar stools, the cute dining table next to the fireplace, or in the chairs made out of Skis and sitting in the porch with your coffee in warmer months.

Sleeping accommodations are: 1 main bed room on the second floor with a king size bed and a bedroom on the first floor with two twin beds. The loft has a day bed looking out into the yard to play games or cuddle up and read a book. The living room has a pull out sofa (Queen) in the living room. This house holds 4 people only. Having any additional or unauthorized guests is cause to have your reservation cancelled immediately and without refund.

The place has high speed internet (30MBps), Sling TV (40+ channels), Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+, Disney+ via Roku. There's a Blu-Ray player and a collection 200 movies.

Beautiful meandering fenced in yard and field. There is a Trout pond on the property with friendly trouts.

Water is gravity fed, so the pressure is low. Bath towels and bath robes are provided. Kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils, appliances, spices and basic condiments. Coffee andTea are provided for guests use.

Ski at Sunday River, Mt. Abram or Black Mountain of Maine and come back and relax by the wood stove. Summer is a great time for kayaking or canoeing on the Androscoggin river and the Umbagog lake, mountain biking and hiking as well as golfing at the Sunday River resort.

It is easy to 'hide out' at our place, and equally easy to access entertainment and local color. Cell phone coverage is good, except for T mobile.

It's worth a visit to relax, restore and make some memories.

Please contact me to check dates, tell me a bit about yourself and your trip BEFORE you request a booking. The calendar is accurate but I might be in communication with other guests.

Also, please be aware that you will be staying in a country home, which could mean an occasional mouse, snake or spider sighting. If that would disturb you, this house might not be the right vacation spot for you.

NOTE: If you would like to check the pricing, you can enter the dates you are interested in and click "book it", the next screen will show you the final price before you process payment and confirm.

Guest Access

Sunday River Ski Resort 14 minutes away, Mt. Abrams is 12 minutes away and Grafton Notch is a half hour away. Cross country skiing is available in Bethel and two pairs of Snow shoes are provided for guests to explore the property. There are several mountain hikes near by. Downtown is 4 minutes away, with shops, restaurants from basic to high-end, drugstore, grocery, health food stores. A friendly and charming town, in all seasons. An hour to North Conway, 2 hours to Portland.

Interaction with Guests

We will be available to answer any questions guests might have.

The Neighborhood

Quiet neighborhood, no visible neighbors.

Getting Around

Bike or Drive.

Other Things to Note

There are no keys for the house. The day of your arrival, I will send you the pass code for the side door. Check in is at 3PM and Check out is at noon.

• Dogs are allowed for a fee of $15 per dog/per day. We will send you a resolution request after the booking to collect this fee. There is a $250 fee for any dog poo that is left behind and you will be charged for any damage that your furry friend does to the house, including an additional $500 cleaning fee for any urination left behind in the carpets or the antique rug in the dining area.



  • Mountain
  • Rural


  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Water Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Water Sports
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Necessary


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Museums


  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Dining Table


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Fire Pit


  • Pets Considered
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Dining Room
  • Dining Area

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair
  • Dining

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Smoke Detector


  • Exterior Lighting
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

See full rules for policies on dogs.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

33 Reviews

    Awesome time again

    5/5 Stayed Feb 14, 2020
    Submitted Feb 20, 2020

    Love the changes you did to the property. As always had a great time with everything to do in the area.

    Lovely home

    5/5 Stayed Jan 17, 2020
    Submitted Feb 7, 2020

    This is a really cute home. It's a nice mix of old and new, and it felt like the owners regularly stay there themselves and are basically inviting others to stay while they are away. This is the fist time that anyone has charged me extra for having more than 2 people in the home - so basically charging us to bring our kids along. that would be my only feedback to the owners - don't charge extra for people to have their kids on vacation. Also because the owners were in a different time zone, it was difficult to get in touch with them, but didn't cause any issues in the end. Thanks for the nice place to crash for the long weekend!

    Would Recommend

    5/5 Stayed Dec 9, 2019
    Submitted Dec 13, 2019

    We came up to Maine to do some skiing at Sunday River and stayed at this great property. House was exactly as described in the listing; cozy and well equipped. Short drive to the mountain and several great restaurants very close by. Our pup enjoyed the fenced in yard. Owner is very responsive and also provides a little guide book with local points of interest. I would definitely consider staying here again next time.

    Great getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2019
    Submitted Oct 15, 2019

    Real nice break from the world

    Cancelled stay

    1/5 Stayed Sep 19, 2019
    Submitted Sep 22, 2019

    When we found out the temperature inside the unit was going to be 53 degrees it did not appear that it could be changed. The weather outside was to be 35 degrees and we felt that it would not be healthy to stay there under the circumstances. We could not communicate with the owner so we decided to not check in.

    Mt. Washington Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2019
    Submitted Sep 19, 2019

    We enjoyed our stay. The house was Just as described. Comfortable, quiet, relaxing. It had everything we needed. Our dogs loved running around in the yard. Would love to go back. Thank you!!

    Perfect writing retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 7, 2019
    Submitted Sep 10, 2019

    Cozy House lived up to its name: what a perfect place for a stressed PhD student to take time away from campus to write her dissertation in serenity. Fast wi-fi made it easy to connect to my university's VPN to access research articles otherwise hidden behind a paywall. The signal was strong enough to work outside in the warm sunshine at the picnic table in the backyard. The little pond in the front yard is stocked with brook trout, which I enjoyed feeding when I needed to step away from writing. The property has an old ATV trail that goes around its perimeter that my dog and I explored, which surreptitiously turned into a mushroom hunt after finding a great many varieties popped up along the path. Cozy House is close enough to town that it was no hassle to get food from the fully-stocked grocery (and AMAZING barbecue at Smokin Good), but is also secluded by the trees to feel far off the beaten path. Would absolutely recommend visiting.

    Cozy House

    5/5 Stayed Aug 12, 2019
    Submitted Aug 15, 2019

    Cozy house is comfortable homey and has anything and everything you could ever need. Thanks Sheryl

    Sweet Cottage

    4/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 13, 2019

    We loved staying in this little cottage. It was close to everything we wanted to do in and around the Bethel area. We were there is August, so it was warm, and although there is not central a/c, the owner supplies many fans which helped tremendously. The kitchen was well stocked and very clean, as well as, the fridge. We did not find the grill to be in working order so we did not use it and the fire pit was full of debris, so I we did not get to use that either. However, we had a great stay and we would stay theee again. All the flowers were in full bloom around the property and we loved feeding the pet fish. The washer and dryer worked great and it was nice to get things washed before coming home. We also felt like the water pressure was perfect. We would stay there again. Thank you for renting your home!

    Our first trip back to Maine

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2019
    Submitted Jul 27, 2019

    It's been a few years since we've been to Maine. We were regulars and stayed in various rentals throughout midcoast and started going north and west. This has been a wonderful experience in a home that was perfect for my husband and I with our crew of small happy dogs. Everything was perfect. We are very careful to leave the home in the same condition as we found it. I loved this home... didn't want to leave. Looking forward to coming back regularly. ❤️❤️❤️


    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2019
    Submitted Jul 25, 2019

    This was a fantastic home, with everything we needed. So comfortable, so quaint. Lots of space. Thank you so much!

    Very cute little cabin had everything we need

    5/5 Stayed Jun 26, 2019
    Submitted Jul 4, 2019

    Cute place very relaxing and comfortable would stay here again.

    Had another great year at cozy cottage

    5/5 Stayed Feb 10, 2019
    Submitted Feb 19, 2019

    We plan to come back here each year because of the great stays we've had and this year was no exception. We love snowshoeing behind the house and even though it is a steep start to get up the hill, it is well worth it. We have a new addition to our house- hold this year (a small dog) and took him along on an adventure for the first time. The sideyard was a lot of fun for him as he could run free and play. Since this is close to everything around Bethel we got in some great cross country skiing, snowshoeing and even some downhill at Sunday River. We got a foot of snow during our stay and the plow service made sure we could get out easily. Only some minor shoveling to get the cars out and off we went. Sheryl was responsive to our questions as always and it seems we always have one or two. Check in and Check out are easy and the information provided makes everything clear. This is one of our favorite places to stay and is actually the only place we have been repeat renters even though we use this service for other places we visit.

    Quiet and comfortable

    5/5 Stayed Nov 30, 2018
    Submitted Dec 6, 2018

    We had a great time. The property had everything we needed.

    Great privacy, while still close to town!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2018
    Submitted Nov 6, 2018

    We had a great time in this cozy little house. It's in a great location, not too far from town, but not so close so you have a lot of privacy. The house is fully stocked with plenty of games and rainy day activities. We weren't there long, but it was a nice place to call home for a couple of days. With a bottle of bubbly there to greet us, I would say it's one of the best! And the owner is very attentive and very clearly cares about her guests!

    Awesome cozy house!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 26, 2018
    Submitted Nov 1, 2018

    My husband and I took a weekend trip with our son and two dogs to see the sites of Maine. It was a beautiful drive up and the Cozy home was cozy! The host provided clear instructions and we felt very comfortable. We were surprised on the fenced in yard in this beautiful property which was a plus for our pups! Even though it snowed 3 inches, we were warm and cozy in this clean and well kept home. I look forward to planning our next trip to this gem!

    Cozy cabin w/character, perfect for family

    4/5 Stayed Oct 2, 2018
    Submitted Oct 7, 2018

    Lots of space to spread out (outside and in), tons of cozy nooks for relaxing together or alone, fun decor, well-stocked with necessities (including washer & dryer), good attention to details. Thoughtful welcome basket which included helpful info. Convenient access to cute downtown, good restaurants, and great hikes. Clean enough overall but slight musty smell.

    Lovely, with excellent amenities

    5/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2018
    Submitted Sep 23, 2018

    The cottage is actually adorable, and the hosts have done a great job making it cozy. The kitchen is brand new, the bathroom and towels there of top quality, and the bed we used very comfortable. We truly enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area.

    Great home base for adventures around Bethel

    5/5 Stayed Sep 7, 2018
    Submitted Sep 9, 2018

    Cute, comfortable, clean, and has anything you might forget to pack. Minutes to Bethel and many area attractions including mountains and hikes. Host was very responsive. Our dog loved the fenced-in yard and my daughter loved the nightly s’mores around the fire pit. We plan to rent this house again!

    Great space with everything you need.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2018
    Submitted Sep 3, 2018

    This house was perfect for our family of 4. Sheryl has thought of everything and it really feels like home. We used the cozy house as a base to explore the area. It was wonderful to come home after a day of exploring.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2018
    Submitted Aug 11, 2018

    Very cozy, loved our stay!

    Great place, the owner will help you with everything

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2018
    Submitted Jul 31, 2018

    Very nice,has everything you need, Sheryl is very helpful. Being in Maine was everything we hoped it would be. Thank You

    Comfortable cottage in a beautiful surrounding

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2018
    Submitted Jun 3, 2018

    The cottage provides all you need for a comfortable holiday. The decoration gives a lively atmosphere. We felt immediately at home. The welcome file is well done and gives a lot of information. Although Bethel is rather a winter destination, we recommend this place for summer holidays as well. The owner was always available and answered within an hour to our questions. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

    Clean, well stocked property with a good size back yard.

    4/5 Stayed May 18, 2018
    Submitted May 21, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay and appreciated that everything was very clean. We spent most of our time at a friend's house, so we did not use the kitchen much but it appeared to have everything one would need for cooking and serving. My daughter's dog appreciated the fenced in yard. Thanks, Sheryl, for an enjoyable weekend!

    Another excellent winter getaway

    5/5 Stayed Feb 11, 2018
    Submitted Feb 16, 2018

    Great time snowshoeing, downhill and cross country skiing in the area. Everything is easily accessible. Cozy Cottage was a great place to stay as it is clean, well maintained and well furnished. Sheryl responds to questions very quickly and checks in to make sure the stay is is a pleasant experience. Looking forward to going back next winter.

    Clean and well provisioned home.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 9, 2018
    Submitted Feb 14, 2018

    We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.


    5/5 Stayed Oct 4, 2017
    Submitted Oct 10, 2017

    It was comfortable private and well stocked. It had all the comforts of home that you could need. Sitting in the back looking at the beautiful fall foliage was a real treat. Sheryl has provided shampoo paper items and a well-stocked kitchen complete with plenty of herbs spices flour etc.The water pressure is low but it is a well.feeding the fish in the pond was relaxing

    Welcoming and just as featured. Manager and owner very a accommodating and responsive

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2017
    Submitted Mar 20, 2017

    Perfect spot for ski get away.

    Cozy House stay exceeded expectations

    5/5 Stayed Jan 22, 2017
    Submitted Jan 28, 2017

    Our stay here exceeded our expectations. This was our first time using VRBO and was very happy with it. This house was as advertised and a very convenient location to the snowshoeing and skiing. The owner was easy to contact and checked in with us during the stay to make sure we didn't have any questions.

    We had a great time in a really cozy house.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2016
    Submitted Jan 4, 2017

    The property is very nice and clean and it is a short distance to the town. The owner was really friendly and caring for her guests. Thank you very much.

    The property was great, the house was very cozy.

    4/5 Stayed Nov 20, 2016
    Submitted Nov 29, 2016

    There was more than enough snacks, food, wine in the kitchen. The house was very cozy and the property was great. The only negative was it could've been a little cleaner, but that is coming from a clean freak, so yes dust bunnies under furniture! But we are planning to come back!

    It was relaxing. Looking forward to staying there again next year.

    4/5 Stayed Nov 5, 2016
    Submitted Nov 21, 2016

    It was nice to be able to come back after a long day of hunting and take a hot shower. Kick back relax and cook dinner in a fully stocked kitchen. Plenty of room for 4 and their hunting gear.

    Loved our stay at your cottage - well stocked!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2016
    Submitted Oct 23, 2016

    Thanks for allowing us to stay. Very comfortable and quiet!


      Bethel, Maine

      Rates & Availability

      33 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 2 Nights

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