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Award-Winning Premiere Sunday River Home - Breathtaking!



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Welcome to the Berner Haus Estate - our year round private vacation rental home. At the Berner Haus you will be awed not only by the rich details of this superbly designed home, but also by the most spectacular view of the entire Sunday River Resort, Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc Mountain Range. Featured on the cover of Cyberrentals International Rental Guidebook and awarded their "Best View" honor, Berner Haus is an incredibly luxurious 7000 sq ft post and beam style mountain home. Here you will be treated with the abundant amenities of a luxurious resort, but with all the conveniences a home has to offer, combining for the perfect vacation or reunion your family will never forget!

This large year round mountain home is perfectly designed to allow large groups gather and eat in one grand room, or retreat with a book in one of the many nooks and crannies to enjoy the view with solitude. For smaller families, part of the house can be rented alone, with total privacy from the other part of the house, keeping all your own individual amenities. This luxurious home was built as a private showcase home and furnished with the best of antiques, custom furniture and premium electronics. It is a rare find for sure, and we hope to have the opportunity to share it with you!

Property Description:
This spectacular vacation home is made up 8 Bedrooms with luxury bedding, 5 spa-inspired Bathrooms, Awesome Movie Theater and Recreation/Game Room, 2 luxurious Steam Rooms, dining area that seats 25 together for dinner, 2 dramatic Greatrooms, 2 Offices with wireless internet and computers, Chess Loft, 2 truly gourmet Kitchens, 2 towering Fireplaces, 2 Car Garage filled with outdoor recreation equipment and baby/toddler supplies/toys, Huge Decks, Bar, Outdoor Speakers, and 2 Hot Tubs with unobstructed views of all 8 mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc's.

This is THE premier home at Sunday River and is now available for rent. You can easily see the home while skiing or biking from any of the 7 mountains, by looking for the highest house. This also allows the home to boast the best views in the Sunday River Valley as declared by Sunday River management who use the location to photograph the resort for travel brochures and videos.

This home is beautifully positioned on the side of a mountain, with a huge 8 person hot tub providing unobstructed views of the valley that drops off in front of you, all the Sunday River Mountains, the Mahoosuc Mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Sunday River itself. You can even see the covered bridge from here.

In the summer, enjoy the new pool with pool house. From the pool, look out over the top of the house towards the mountain vistas. Grill lunch by the pool while eating in the shade of the pool house or relaxing at the wet bar. In the winter, go sledding, snowshoesing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling from right outside your door.

Berner Haus can be rented as a whole or two separate units--the Maine Unit and the Mahoosuc Unit. The 2,000 sq ft Mahoosuc Unit has 4 berooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10 and is located on the lower level of the haus. The 5,000 sq ft Maine Unit with its 4 bedrooms, lofts, 3 bathrooms, theatre, and garage fill the upper level. Each unit has its own steam room, hot tub, and office with computer.

Further Details on the Maine Unit:
The Maine unit is the spectacular, cavernous top two levels of the house. A few of the highlights include: 2 front row parking passes for South Ridge Base Lodge, 4 Bedrooms with luxury bedding, 3 spa-inspired Bathrooms, Awesome Movie Theater and Recreation Room, Steam Room, Greatroom, Office, Reading Loft, huge gourmet Kitchen, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage, Huge Decks, 3rd Floor Wrap Around Deck, Bar, Outdoor Speakers, Computer with wireless internet, and Hot Tub with unobstructed views of all 8 mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc's.

We built and furnished this home for ourselves. When we left and decided to share it with others, we left everything behind except for our personal things. Therefore you will truly find this a home away from home, with everything from spices to breadmaker to full CD library to supple leather sofas. This will be especially well appreciated in the kitchen where all your basic cooking supplies are already there along with a gourmetís selection of appliances and cookware. We even have baby and toddler supplies for your use.

There are also videotapes and a VCR, DVDs and 2 players, Playstation 2 with games, cards, stocked library, cross country skis, snow shoes, 2-way radios for crystal clear communication between the Haus and friends at the mountain, sleds, toys, computers with internet access, foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, pool and board games for your entertainment.

Amenities:

  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Huge commercial range
  • 25 seat dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Microwave
  • Everything you'd expect in a dream kitchen
  • Coffemaker/coffee/tea
  • Dishes/utensils
  • 64" HDTV theater
  • Playground
  • Movie theater / game room
  • luxury linens
  • Computer w/ wirelss DSL
  • 9-in-1 game center
  • In-floor radiant heat
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Games/Toys
  • Bar
  • Stocked Pantry
  • BBQ grill
  • DVD players and library
  • CD players and CD library
  • PlayStation2 w/games
  • Mountains Bikes
  • Pool Equipment
  • Games
  • Books
  • Computer Games
  • Firewood
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Lobster Pot
  • Snowshoes
  • 2-way Radios
  • 2003/04 preferred parking pass for front row parking at Barker Base Lodge
  • Highest quality furniture in every room
  • Sleds
  • Infant and toddler supplies
  • 3 full height aerobeds
  • Telescope
Further Details on the Mahoosuc Unit:
Stay in the 2000 sq. ft + lower level of this new, premiere Sunday River Home. The unit is beautifully furnished and each room individually soundproofed for maximum relaxation. Melt in the 2 person steamroom sauna after a hard day on the slopes.

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath unit is finished with a beautiful stone fireplace, maple flooring, custom maple cabinetry, granite countertops, carpet and stone bedrooms and in-floor radiant heat throughout its open floor plan. Watch the fireworks every Thursday and Saturday during the winter night next to your warm fireplace.

Amenities:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 8 person hut tub
  • 2 person steam room
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffemaker/coffe/tea
  • In-floor radiant heat
  • Computer w/internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • BBQ grill
  • VCR/DVD player
  • PlayStation2 w/games
  • Dishes/utensils
  • Telephone
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Pool Equipment
  • Professionally appointed kitchen
  • DVDs
  • Library
  • High chair
  • Pack-n-play crib
  • Baby bath
  • Toddler toys
  • Linens
  • Binoculars
  • Sleds
  • Games
  • Books
  • Computer games
  • Firewood
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Lobster pot
  • Snowshoes
  • Pets may be allowed at extra charge with pre-approval and expressed consent. - No cats please.
Skiing
  • Sunday River Ski Resort
  • Mt. Abram
  • Tuckerman's Ravine
  • Cross Country Skiing: Carters X-Country ski center
  • Sunday River Inn
Snowmobiling
  • Sun Valley Sports
  • Bethel Outdoor Adventures
Other Activities
  • Sunday River Mountain Biking
  • Funtown Splashtown USA
  • Old Orchard Beach Amusement Parks -(discount tix available)
  • Big Adventure (Miniature Golf | Wall climbing | Laser Tag)
  • Cinema
Things To Do All Four Seasons:

WINTER
Sunday River is Maine's premier four season mountain lift resort, featuring 126 trails and glades and the East's most modern and efficient lift system with 18 lifts, including four high speed quads. With the largest and most powerful snowmaking system in New England, Sunday River offers Legendary Sunday River snow on all eight interconnected mountains. Nine out of ten skiers and riders agree that, year after year, Sunday River has the most dependable snow in America from October through May.

Mt. Abram Ski Resort, located on Rt. 26 in Locke Mills is just a stone's throw away from Bethel. Visit the new Westside Base Lodge which features superior log construction and a fireplace to warm up by.

The Bethel Area is also Maine's #1 destination for cross country skiing, with more than 100 kilometers of skiing at five ski centers and additional opportunities to ski in the White Mountain National Forest, in Grafton Notch State Park and on local snowmobile trails.

Maine in the winter is an explorer's paradise. Recently Western Maine has experienced a boom in snowmobiling and due to a lot of hard work by local enthusiasts, a trail system has come to the Bethel Area that can give you endless miles of beautiful riding and scenery. In the White Mt. National Forest, snowmobiling is permitted on groomed trails only.

Within walking distance of Berner Haus, you can enjoy miles some of the East's best groomed snow mobile and cross country ski trails, back country skiing and snowshoeing. Within a 5 minute drive, you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, snow tubing, ice skating, dog sledding, skijorring, horse drawn carriage rides, fine dining and weekend family shows hosted by the Mountain. Within a 10 minute drive you can enjoy indoor rock climbing, laser tag, a movie theater, skiing at Mt. Abram, and shopping in the quaint Bethel village. Within a 45 minute drive you can hike Mt. Washington's Tuckerman's Ravine for some extreme backcountry skiing, ice climb, shop the outlets in North Conway, take the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington to experience what extreme weather really is, and view hundreds of miles of Maine and New Hampshire from one spot. Visit Storybook Land or The Old West. Shop in Gorham's charming village.

SPRING
As we all know, nothing beats a great day of spring skiing! Join hundreds of other ski enthusiasts at the annual Tuckerman's Ravine pilgrimage any weekend in late April or May for a real adventure! Watch for Moose and even the occasional bear out your window at the Berner Haus. They really come alive this time of year! The whitewater created by the spring snow melt provides for some exciting river kayaking and canoeing on the Sunday River, just a walk or short drive away. Never a dull moment around here!

SUMMER
At the Berner Haus, you will again be awed with the most spectacular view anywhere of all Sunday River Ski Resort's 8 mountains, the Bethel Valley and the Mahoosuc Mountain Range and the Sunday River itself. Enjoy the large inground pool, patio, pool house and wet bar. From the pool you can look out over the house towards the beautiful mountain vistas. Within walking distance of Berner Haus, you can enjoy marked and wild hiking trails, mountain biking, and 4-wheeling. In summer, swimming in some of Sunday River's swimming holes, or sliding down Frenchman's hole waterfall is both exciting and refreshing. Canoe or fish in the beautiful Androscoggin River. Take tennis lessons or play at the Bethel Inn Championship Golf course. Or, if that's not your speed, try some miniature golf, boating, laser tag, volleyball, or indoor rock climbing at the Big Adventure Center, all within a 10 minute drive. Within 45 mintues, enjoy all that the White Mountain National Forest has to offer, including the auto road, cog railway, caverns and cave exploring, excellent hiking, theme parks, water parks, outlet shopping, museums, and scenic railways. The ocean and all that has to offer is about 1 1/4 hrs from the Haus.

FALL
One of the best times of the year for the spectacular beauty that only New England can provide. Just look at these views from Berner Haus. Enjoy one of the many fall festivals and fairs in the community. Enjoy a day of clean fresh air hiking, mountain biking or golfing. Go apple or pumpkin picking at one of the local farms after a morning of horseback riding through the mountain range. Take a drive along the Scenic Highway of Rt. 26 to see an inevitable moose, the rock formations of Grafton Notch State Park and the awe inspiring Dixfield Notch, then lunch at the historic Balsams. Go antiquing in Bethel and the Oxford Hills area. The opportunities for a wonderful and relaxing vacation abound.

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2005 Rates for Berner Haus


June 20 - Sept 1....Entire House Only

Holiday Weeks - Entire House Only = $10,000/wk

$100 Cleaning Fee per stay.
All Taxes included in rate.


30% off already reduced mid-week rates for all remaining dates this season!

Cancellation Policy:
Reservations cancelled prior to 30 days from check in will be refunded the full rate minus 50%.

Reservations cancelled after that will be refunded the full rate minus 50%, only if rebooked.

Under certain circumstances you may be able to use your forfeited deposit towards a last minute availability.

Please see onwer's website for further rate details.

Owners Rate Table

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SAUNA, VCR PLAYER, STEREO, CD PLAYER, PHONE, GARAGE, FULL KITCHEN, DISHWASHER, ICEMAKER, MICROWAVE, REFRIGERATOR, UTENCILS, WASHER AND DRYER, GAS GRILL, Two Huge Private Hot Tubs, Steam Room Saunas, Heated Inground Swimming Pool, Pool House, Slopeside Parking Pass, Guest Membership Privileges at the new Trent Jones Designed Sunday River Golf Club, Billiards, Foosball, Pingpong, Airhockey, Outdoor Speakers, Bar, Two Fireplaces, PlayStation 2, DVDs and Players, Satellite TVs, VCR Tapes, Stocked Library, Two Way Radios, Coffee Makers, Lobster Pots, Spices & Baking Basics, Beach & Picnic Supplies, Mountain Bikes, No Smoking

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HIKING, GOLF, MINATURE GOLF, FISHING, MUSEUMS, SWIMMING, SAILING, JET SKIING, DOWN HILL SKIING, ROCK CLIMBING, TENNIS COURTS, GYM, AMUSEMENT PARK, HUNTING, RESTAURANTS, SIGHTSEEING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, BOATING, RAFTING, SHOPPING, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Cinemas, Water-Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Bowling,




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