Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bethel, Maine - Updated 2023

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Bethel in Maine, USA, is a compact, walkable downtown welcoming guests with innumerable recreational activities all year round. This little mountain-town is always buzzing. When it’s summer, you have to go hiking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Come winter, make way for some of the best alpine skiing experiences, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and ice fishing. Bethel also has a vast food scene ranging from cafés with great coffee to home-cooked diners, and sushi and Chinese places to legendary breweries. You may also find art all around and at unexpected places like restaurants and hotels. The obvious enticers though are the gorgeous panoramic views from any point in town in any season. Already made up your mind to head here? Then check out these top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Bethel, Maine to book for that perfect vacation.

1. Shabby, chic loft near Sunday River

ShabbyChic loft is a high ceiling condo of the Opera House with a great historic past since 1884. This rustic place is modified to suit visitors of this age but still holds the high cathedral ceiling and huge windows for unblocked views outside. It warmly accommodates up to 4 guests on the loft with a queen-size foam bed and a twin air mattress. The best time to head here is in fall for those amazing colors and winters when this place is a true winter wonderland with sweeping views of the snow. They also have an infrared fireplace to warm you up after a long day of hitting the slopes at Sunday River, which is just 12 minutes away.

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Bethel, Maine, United States
9.39 km (5.9 mi) from Sunday River Resort
130 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioner plus ceiling fan easily handled the unusually warm weather
the condo was very cozy and the amenities were perfect
2 flights of stairs to get to a great mezzanine space with all the facilities you would need
fully equipped kitchen and bath were appreciated
peace and quiet inside and out (was very much in off season) fast and strong wifi connection
clean affordable warm and quiet
everything was clean and the bed was comfortable
the space was clean and cute
i was clean cute and cozy
it was clean very homey and nicely decorated
regina was a wonderful host and we really enjoyed our stay highly recommended
regina was a most helpful and hospitable host
regina was a very generous host letting us stay at her residence
host is responsive would book again
regina was very responsive and the apartment is simply adorable
such a cute place & a perfect location
great location and close to local spots
great location within walking distance of everything in town and close to a ski bus pick-up point
place was cute and cozy and close to the mountain
great location by the bethel inn for those attending summer weddings
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2. Newly-renovated cabin near a pond (from USD 273)

Fancy staying in a woodhouse secluded from the outside world and strategically built near a pond? That’s Amy & Barbara’s newly renovated cabin for you. The porch has unrestricted, serene views of the pond. This place can easily accommodate up to 8 members and is a dream tree-house vacation spot. The cabin opens to a beautiful and huge living area, which then extends to a fully equipped kitchen with a space to eat in. There’s also a huge dining space. The backyard has a pleasing deck area with chairs to sit, relax and chill.

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Bethel, Maine, United States
13.71 km (8.6 mi) from Sunday River Resort
105 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 9 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful home with great views and a cozy atmosphere
the beds and bedding were very comfortable
the wifi is excellent and there is a netflix tv which my children thought was a great plus
the screened in porch is perfect for eating in and wifi was a great plus
the bedroom layout is perfect for multiple families and the kitchen/living room is very comfortable
the house was clean and well organized
the hosts were kind and responsive
the hosts were very accommodating and nice
hosts are excellent communicators with good recommendations
the instructions were very helpful and accurate
location was quiet and beautiful
great location for those planning on skiing sunday river
great spot very close to the lake
a very cozy and charming cabin close to bethel
the location is very convenient to local attractions
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3. Rental near Sunday River in Bethel Village (from USD 172)

Another gorgeous looking apartment in the town center is Scott’s two-bedroom cozy rental. The visitors swear by the graciously comfortable sleep-in beds. The home is in a residential area with ploughed sidewalks and a well-lit street, just minutes away from Sunday River. The main attraction of this house is its long front porch which enables those enjoyable times you will definitely want to have. Chat with locals, read a book, or just sit back and watch the passers-by.

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Bethel, Maine, United States
9.43 km (5.9 mi) from Sunday River Resort
102 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furniture especially the beds are very comfortable
decent living room fully stocked kitchen comfortable beds
scott's apartment was just as described and very pleasant for a weekend stay
everything was clean and comfortable
it is comfortable clean simple and charming
clean and everything that we needed was provided
nicely appointed clean and comfortable apartment in a great location
great comfy clean place with fully equipped kitchen
scott is highly communicative and a great host
price was a good value and the host (scott) was very communicative
we are looking forward to our next trip to stay at scott's place he's a great host
neighbors are also friendly and helpful
the location is perfect for walking to town
nice place central to restaurants and stores in bethel short drive to sunday river
great value for location
walking distance to great restaurants and 15 minutes door-door to sunday river
great of access to the area walking distance to stores and restaurants
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4. Log cabin on lovely mountain pond (from USD 93)

Anna’s Log Cabin is going to be the cutest place you ever rented for a vacation. Elegantly nestled on the banks of a mountain pond, this log cabin opens to a comfy queen-size bed, a private dining table for two and a small but fully equipped kitchenette. The windows and outdoors overlooking the huge private pond and the mountains beyond will have you transfixed. You can use the canoes, kayaks, diving board, aqua zip line and rope swing which are available for leisure. A hike to the nearby ledge is also suggested for those insta-worthy pictures.

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Newry, Maine, United States
8.09 km (5.1 mi) from Sunday River Resort
330 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
anna’s property is breathtaking the cabin is so cozy and the land is beautiful with no shortage of adventures
it was soo nice the kitchen is extremely well stocked with dishware and cooking requirements
there was some snow on the ground during our stay which only heightened the peaceful and cozy vibes
the cabin was cozy and the surroundings were stunning
cabin is quaint comfortable tastefully decorated and fully stocked with everything you'll need
super clean and well appointed with everything you need to cook/make coffee/clean etc
the cabin was just as inviting and clean as the pictures show
delightful location quaint clean and homey
anna was the perfect host
great hosts living great lives
anna is a wonderful host and made us feel at home
anna is the most kind and hospitable person
anna is a really caring authentic host
great location full of character
the location is also close to some nice hiking in grafton notch
what a fantastic location it is the perfect getaway
close to good hikes and other scenic stops in the area as well
we needed a break from routine and anna's place seemed like the very place
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5. Bethel bungalow near Sunday River

No place can beat the advantage of the location that Cat’s Bethel Bungalow provides for one’s stay. Right in the town center of Bethel, all the restaurants, cafes, shops, as well as the ski slopes, are just a stone’s throw away. This alluring little place comfortably sleeps up to 8 people at any given time in its three bedrooms. A cozy living area and a kitchen with dining space complete this attractive bungalow.

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Bethel, Maine, United States
8.65 km (5.4 mi) from Sunday River Resort
69 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable plenty of linens and extra blankets
i was honestly shocked to find flannel sheets and to find one portable fan
it was warm cosy and more than enough room for the 2 families in our party
also the bathroom was out of soap so we also picked up some hand soap
we made good use of the kitchen which was stocked with everything we needed except paper towels
cozy comfortable clean and conveniently located
host was easy to check in
great host great place overall
accurate post and great host
cat was a great host and we recommend her house
easy check-in very responsive host
great spot- right near town and close to mountain
the location is truly perfect really close to downtown and a quick drive to the mountain
fantastic location in town and only a few minutes to sunday river skiing
close to sunday river close to town and easy to find
cozy little house in a great location near sunday river
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6. Briarlea Inn

Feel pampered to the tee at The Briar Lea Inn, a 160-year-old, fully-renovated farmhouse, furnished with antique décor. The rooms are complete with vintage beds and extremely snug linens and blankets to keep you warm. Champagne or wine bottles, floral arrangements, bath salts/oils, and other treats are also available on prior request. So, come have that long overdue staycation with your loved one here!

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Bethel, Maine, United States
7.59 km (4.8 mi) from Sunday River Resort
65 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was a delicious fruit tart with juice and coffee
room felt old tyme but has super comfy bed and modern amenities
our room had been updated recently with a great mattress whirlpool tub microwave and mini-refrigerator
our room had everything we needed and the bed was super comfortable
quaint room with comfortable bed and pillows
clean and rustic b&b
clean rooms with amazing dinner options
the room was clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and comfortable and the inn itself was charming
the bedroom and bathroom were very clean and had a nice cozy feel
the staff were friendly
very nice hosts
very nice host & very nice place
everything was as stated and we appreciate the hosts flexibility to work with our schedule
our host had breakfast ready each day
great location near sunday river
awesome place close to sunday river
amazing and adorable b&b close to sunday river
the inn is in a great location for all activities in the bethel area
the inn was a great find we were attending a wedding in town and the location was perfect
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7. Bunk room in Heartwood farmhouse

Lyndsey & Bryon’s Heartwood farmhouse can also accommodate a group of up to 5 people in their quirky bunk room, complete with bunk beds. This is ideal even if you’re a solo traveler: you can meet other travelers and share your ski stories with them over a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Guests have access to all other parts of the house. Ample parking space available.

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Bethel, Maine, United States
9.23 km (5.8 mi) from Sunday River Resort
154 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice house big kitchen good shower 2 cats---theo and leo--both friendly
the hosts were very kind to offer us an air conditioned room instead of the one we initially booked
the bunk room was perfect for my brief time passing through bethel
lyndsey's place is awesome i stayed in the bunk room with my brother and it was perfect
everything is clean and neat
clean and wonderfully decorated house
the house was very clean and comfortable
beautiful spacious home modern bathroom clean bunk room
very comfortable beds and clean bathrooms
the hosts are friendly and quick to respond
lyndsey was a great host
the hosts are friendly and so are the cats
great warm and friendly couple that made us feel invited to their home
they were gracious hosts and made us feel welcome - highly recommended
great place great location very easy accommodation near sunday river
great location to grafton notch
great spot super close to sunday river
great place to stay close to sunday river
a great place in a wonderful location
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8. Cozy one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Bethel

Look no further than Christopher’s cozy one bedroom place located in the heart of Bethel if you are traveling solo or with one more person. It has an adorable setting intact with a queen bed, a sitting place right in front of the television, and a bath with a dedicated shower area. There is also a small fridge to store any food and a microwave for quick heating. This should be your choice if you are on a budget and want to go easy on the pocket.

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9.7 km (6.1 mi) from Sunday River Resort
11 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

9. Private room in Heartwood Farmhouse

Another gem from the Heartwood Farmhouse is this spacious private space you can rent for up to three guests. This is a favorite amongst guests and people prefer to come back to the property every time given their diversity of private living available as well as the proximity to the Sunday River ski place.

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Bethel, Maine, United States
9.41 km (5.9 mi) from Sunday River Resort
121 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in home 5 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my two day stay was comfortable and quite
the bed was super comfy and warm
if you aren’t comfortable sharing a bathroom or common space this isn’t the right place for you
the space was lovely and the bed and room temperature were both super comfortable
the 3 of us stayed in 2 rooms for only one night and we really enjoyed our stay
the room was clean and just as advertised
definitely recommended great communication and cleanliness
clean and had everything we needed
everything was clean and they had everything we needed
the house was very clean and plenty of room to relax
they were very welcoming hosts
the hosts are very nice people
they were super responsive
our hosts were very kind and helpful
went above and beyond to give local advice super friendly and welcoming atmosphere
close to downtown and an easy drive to sunday river
pleasant authentic place near the heart of bethel
they are a 10 minute walk from downtown and an easy 20 minute drive to sunday river
this was a great location for our travels through the area
restaurants and grocery store within walking distance and the house was easy to find
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10. Private room in Heartwood Farmhouse

A short drive away from the Sunday River ski place is Lyndsey & Bryon’s Heartwood farmhouse. You can rent a private room here for your stay when you are planning a ski weekend getaway. The room is equipped with a comfy foam queen-size bed for a good night’s rest. You will also have access to two bathrooms, a nice and cozy library space, the common living area, a well-equipped kitchen, the front porch/grill, the large yard and fire pit. The hosts also have two friendly cats so you have your pet therapy on point too.

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9.43 km (5.9 mi) from Sunday River Resort
83 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

Lose yourself in Maine's most beautiful mountain village

Downtown Bethel will entice you to come pay a visit again and again. If you’ve been here in fall you have experienced the foliage glory. When you try the opposite next time, the winters, you re-discover this place all over again. While chatting up with many locals there you will find a common trait of people who came here as tourists, fell in love with the town and relocated to make it their home. Who knows, you could be next!

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