Quiet Family Getaway: Bethel Home w/ River Access!

Property ID: 410881BethelMEUS
Sleeps 125 BR3 BA
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For the ultimate Maine retreat, look no further than 'Big Bird!' This 5-bedroom, 3-bath Bethel vacation rental offers direct access to the Androscoggin River for relaxing afternoons spent fishing. After a day spent fishing on-site, exploring Grafton Notch State Park, or browsing the shops in downtown Bethel, return to your 2,500-square-foot home base for a relaxing soak in the hot tub. With all the necessary modern comforts and a peaceful location, this home really does have it all.


  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Androscoggin River (direct access), The Bethel Inn Resort Golf Course (2.0 miles), Mount Will Walking Trail (6.5 miles), Mt. Abram Resort (7.1 miles), Sunday River Resort (7.6 miles), Mahoosuc Public Lands (13.9 miles), Grafton Notch State Park (16.9 miles), Goose Eye Mountain (33.2 miles)

FOOD & DRINK: Sud's Pub (1.5 miles), Cafe DiCocoa (1.6 miles), Funky Red Barn (1.7 miles), 22 Broad Street (2.0 miles), Sunday River Brewing Company (4.5 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: The Gem Theater (1.6 miles), Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (1.7 miles), Museum of the Bethel Historical Society (1.9 miles)

AIRPORT: Portland International Jetport (69.6 miles)


9 reviews
  • Mold in window ACs


    The overall home itself was fine. As described. My grandmother had to reclean the whole kitchen before cooking, we all had to clean every dish we used before cooking. The window ACs in the bedrooms had mold and clearly have not been cleaned for several seasons. Woke up the first morning very stuffy with headaches to find the ACs FULL of mold. It has been 2 days and I have not heard back from the owner OR evolve (the management company) after reaching out. There are also no gas detectors in the home, Maine requires all rentals have gas detectors properly installed near all gas appliances. This home could use a thorough inspection to address these concerns.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Abram C.
    Published August 30, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Abram, we take it seriously when guests let us know that we missed the mark. We passed on this feedback to the homeowner who'd like to clarify the following:
    - We have high standards of cleanliness for our home and apologize if these were not met for your stay. We've addressed this with our cleaning team to ensure that this does not recur for future travelers. We hope the compensation for the cleaning fee helped to make up for this inconvenience.
    - We take claims of mold seriously and had the AC units completely cleaned out to get rid of any trace of mold that may have been present.
    - We pride ourselves on prompt guest communication but, unfortunately, your emails were sent to our spam mailbox. We sincerely apologize for the delay in getting back to you and have made the appropriate changes to ensure that this does not happen again.
    - The state law requiring gas detectors was new this year so we are in the process of installing this.
    We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Had an AMAZING 4 days @ Big Bird!


    Check in was EASY...the property wad CLEAN......the views were AWESOME!!!Came with my fiance and some friends and we THOROUGHLY ENJOYED our stay!!!We would DEFINITELY come for anothet visit!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Angela H.
    Published October 1, 2020
  • Beautiful house/ great location.


    The house is in a great location. About 15 minutes from the golf course, and 3 minutes from downtown bethel, it was great. The house itself was nice and spacious with plenty of beds and room. There was everything we needed besides a grill and the house was well supplied with towels, bed sheets and such.The owner ken kept in touch and reached out to us apologizing due to work being done at the house when we arrived and was easy to work with.The house is definitely big enough to fit 12 people comfortably but pay special attention to the bottom part of the description because it states you can be charged 250 for any noise complaints from neighbors. There is a family that lives on the other side of the house and all that separates there unit is a door down the end of the hallway. Me and the 2 other people I rented with felt like we were walking on eggshells to ensure we didn’t get a noise complaint and get charged an extra 250.00. I can only imagine if you had 12 people talking in the room that it could get loud enough to possibly incur one of these fines. The hot tub cannot be used after 10:00 pm because that is quiet hours so if you plan on staying up late and using it look elsewhere. On the property were numerous signs stating you would be fined for certain things such as the hot tub tripping the breaker or if the property care taker has to come out there. The property was great but it is something to be aware about because my group and I were always worried about incurring fines due to the close proximity to neighbors instead of just relaxing and enjoying ourselves.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    William B.
    Published October 22, 2019
  • Awesome house!


    There was a group of 10 of us that stayed. We had plenty of room. The view of the foliage was amazing and the house was close to town. We couldn't have asked for a better place to all hang out for the long weekend.

    Published October 16, 2019
  • Bethel stay


    Definitely a ski town and property meant for winter use. Thought we would have a view of the river and access. Not so. Next door neighbor was very nice. Year round tenant was smoking pot on their side of the house making our side reek of marijuana. It is legal in Maine, however, not something we were wanting our 4 yr old to be exposed to. Nice house but won't be returning.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Teronna B.
    Published August 27, 2019
    Manager's Response:

    Teronna, we're glad you enjoyed the home overall! As you mentioned, marijuana is legal in Maine, and there are growers in the area. Although this home hasn't received negative feedback in the past regarding this issue, the smell from the large farms can drift across the property from time to time. However, we're sorry if that negatively impacted your stay. This home is a great choice for guests to rent year-round, not just during the winter. We're confident this home will continue to host many satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team

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