About Us

Connecting Rentals of Bethel opened it's doors in the Summer of 1994 as Bethel's only exclusive rental agency for vacation homes in the Bethel - Sunday River area. The company is currently owned by David Huard, you can view his profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhuard . In the 20+ years we have been in business we have booked and serviced thousands of reservations for happy Guests, their families, and friends who return time after time to stay with us.

Great customer service and responsiveness are our mission when it comes to successfully managing vacation rentals, and whether you are an Owner, Renter, or Guest we know you will be pleased with the quality of our services.

Over the years other rental companies have emerged, but Connecting Rentals of Bethel still serves as the market leader and #1 resource for vacation rentals in the Sunday River area. If we don't have what you're looking for we'll always point you in the right direction, so make sure you start with us first! Contact Us today with your rental inquiry or information request.

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Reservations & Rental Terms

Payment

Connecting Rentals of Bethel accepts payments made by personal check, bank check, money order, credit card, or PayPal. We accept cash payments as long as payment is received 45 days prior to the arrival date.

A credit card is required for all reservations, which will be held in lieu of a security deposit for the rental, the same way in which a hotel handles incidentals. The card will be verified at booking and on check-in day, and charged only for damage, excess cleaning, missing items, or fees in the event any of these items occur during your stay.

Payment Terms

50% of the total is due upon making a reservation.

Balance is due 45 days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

If a personal check is returned by the bank for any reason there will be a $25 service charge.

Checks should be made payable to Connecting Rentals of Bethel, LLC and mailed to:

Connecting Rentals of Bethel, LLC
PO Box 917
Bethel, ME 04217

On the subject line please write in the name of the property you have reserved.

Each reservation is subject to a 9% Maine Lodging Tax and cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

Outside of 45 days of arrival, your funds are refunded in full minus a $250 cancellation fee.

NO REFUND within 45 days of arrival unless the property is re-booked by Connecting Rentals of Bethel for the entire length of the original booking.

Vacation Rental Insurance is recommended and can protect you in the event you need to cancel or cannot commit to your reservation within the 45 day period. You can purchase CSA Travel Insurance Here .

Check-In time is 4:00 p.m.

Early check-in is not permitted unless agreed upon in writing prior to your arrival.

Check-Out time is 11:00 a.m.

Late check-out is not permitted unless agreed upon in writing prior to your arrival.

Please do not forget to:

Close and lock all windows.
Lock all doors.
Leave no burning embers in the fireplace.
Turn the heat down to 55 degrees.
Turn all electronics and lights off.
Leave the keys to the property in the mailbox affixed to the door of the Connecting Rentals office.

Booking Age

The person responsible for booking the reservation must be 25 years of age or older and present during the entirety of the reservation.

Guest Occupancy

All properties are limited to the maximum occupancy as stated in your Reservation Confirmation. The Guest(s) need to obtain written consent from Connecting Rentals of Bethel if the total number of Guests, day or night, will exceed the maximum occupancy for the property.

Keys

One key for the property will be provided. If additional keys are required, Connecting Rentals of Bethel must receive notification in advance prior to the arrival date.

Pets

Due to property Owner preference or allergy concerns, pets are not allowed in properties without prior written consent from Connecting Rentals of Bethel, evidence of pets at the property will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all amounts paid and will result in additional cleaning fees.

Subletting

Guest acknowledges that the rental property may not be sublet. Subleasing shall immediately void the Reservation Confirmation and require immediate departure with no refund.

Supplies

Each property will have a start-up supply of consumables provided (paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, hand soap, dish washing detergent, laundry detergent). If supplies run out, Guest(s) are required to provide their own supplies to meet their needs during their stay at their expense. This also includes propane exchanges for properties with grills.

Linens

Linen service is included in the rental rate. All beds will be made with fresh sheets. Each Guest will be provided with 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel and 1 wash cloth along with pillows and blankets.

Noise

For other Guests and neighbors enjoyment, please be cautious of noise levels at all times. Any enforcement actions by the Town, County or Home/Condo Association are at the sole risk and expense of the registered Guest and may result in immediate eviction without refund.

Construction

Connecting Rentals of Bethel is not responsible for reimbursements or relocation to another property due to construction that may occur on around the rental property.

No Smoking

Smoking inside properties is not permitted. Evidence of smoking inside a property will result in immediate eviction without refund, and will result in additional cleaning fees.

Parking

Parking is limited at certain properties. Excess vehicles on property are subject to removal at Guest(s) expense.

Certain properties, for example ski-in / ski-out properties, may require Guest(s) to have a parking pass. A pass or passes will be provided for vehicles if necessary.

Cleaning

Guest(s) are required to leave the property in the same general condition as prior to arrival. Housekeeping appreciates if linens are together and the dishwasher and washing machines have been started.

Rubbish Removal

Guest(s) will be responsible for disposing of their rubbish during their stay. Some properties offer dumpsters on-site for Guest(s) use. If no dumpster is on-site or nearby, the Guest(s) will need to bring rubbish to the dumpster located behind the Connecting Rentals of Bethel office. Up to 3 bags may be left at the property upon departure.

Damages

Any damages, outside of what is deemed normal wear and tear, are the responsibility of the Guest(s). A credit card is required upon booking a reservation and will be held against damage or excessive cleaning, and may be used immediately for any and all damages, fines, excessive cleaning or missing items.

Cause for Eviction

The registered Guest and all parties of the registered Guest will be subject to immediate eviction from the property if the registered Guest or parties of the registered Guest violate any terms of this agreement, including but not limited to, violation of occupancy limits, pet provision, smoking, noise disturbances or parking. In the event of eviction from the property, the registered Guest shall forfeit all amounts paid without refund.

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Property Management

Thank you for your interest in the professional rental management services of Connecting Rentals of Bethel.

We provide the best overall service value available to Owners with properties in the Sunday River, Maine area. We are proud to offer the following comprehensive set of services to assist you in generating income from your property:

  • Cleaning & Housekeeping Coordination
  • Reservation Booking & Management
  • Consumables Management
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • HomeAway / VRBO Listing Management
  • Airbnb Listing Management
  • ConnectingRentals.com Listing
  • Connecting Rentals of Bethel Listing
  • Social Promotion
  • Property Showings
  • Tenant Screening
  • Lease Preparation
  • Collection & Disbursement of Securities
  • Collection & Disbursement of Rent
  • Pre & Post Reservation Walkthroughs
  • Local Contact for Service Providers
  • Agents on Call for Emergencies
  • We'll Match Any Competitor Rate

Rental Rates

Winter Short Term: 25%
Winter Seasonal: 20%
Spring, Summer, & Fall: 20%
Agency Managed Long Term: First Month Rent + 10% Monthly
Owner Managed Long Term: First Month Rent

Contact Us

Contact us with your rental inquiry or information request:

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  • Connecting Rentals of Bethel
    57 Main St.
    PO Box 917
    Bethel, ME 04217
  • 207-824-4829