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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Maine...The Way Life Should Be! This beautiful lake house on Long Pond is just minutes from Belgrade's Village Center & offers the tranquility of lakeside vacationing with easy access to local amenities. Completely renovated and meticulously maintained by it's owners, SummerSet offers you upscale furnishings and décor with an open floor plan, 2 spacious living areas, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings and great light. A large kitchen/dining area and deck the width of the house for entertaining and lots of seating. Crisp white linens and firm mattresses. Includes dishwasher, microwave, W/D, 2 flat screens and 70 cable channels (Red Socks), DVD/VCR, WIFI, printer, grill, 2 kayaks, swing set. True western exposure with spectacular sunsets and breathtaking views (especially from the double hammock). 200 feet of private shore to enjoy and explore, complete with dock and swim float and a mooring for your boat. One of the many high lights is the fire pit for camp fires at the water's edge. Very close and convenient to amenities & local attractions. 1 hour north of Portland; 1 hour south of Bangor; 3 hours north of Boston


Helpful Links for Planning your Vacation: All renters provided with a PDF detailing area and house information and the owner's personal recommendations for making the most of your stay in The Belgrades. There is also a large binder at SummerSet for with local brochures and information.

Something for Everyone: Boaters - Long Pond is a fantastic lake for boating and swimming. There are many coves and two large (long) sections of the lake to explore separated by a bridge at Castle Island Road. You can go to Day's General Store by boat for coffee, a fishing license, pizza, ice cream or whatever you have forgotten. The Village town dock is also available if you want to go to dinner by boat, do some shopping or antiquing. Both are easily accessible from our cottage. Fishermen (and women) - Long Pond is rumored to be one of the best in Maine.
Golfers - Belgrade Lakes 5 star public course is on 5 minutes away. Sugarloaf, another challenging course is an hour away.
Bird/Garden Lovers - You will enjoy the beautiful perennial gardens and many birds that visit the property. You may even get a visit from the neighborhood moose or deer that seem to like our garden.

Recent Updates: We are constantly working to make SummerSet even more perfect. Here are just a few of the improvements:

2006 - All furniture/furnishings for home. New interior paint and fixtures.
2007 - On-demand hot water heater installed. Replaced septic tank. Added fence.
2008 - Energy efficient windows installed in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. New area rugs & deck furniture. More new signs:)
2009 - New comforters for our spring and fall renters, a new Queen mattress in the blue room. A new desk in the dining area. A new swing set.
2010 - Painted exterior siding and trim, added new shutters and new cable railing on thedeck for an unobstructed view 24/7.
2011 - Updated dishes, utensils, casseroles, serving platters.
2012 - New dishwasher and Adirondack chairs, moved fire pit to waters' edge, new shutters, reset the walk-way.
2013 - New roof, new microwave, fresh ceiling, wall and trim paint in main living areas, new 46' flat screen tv, new TV's in all the bedrooms, new printer
2015 - New well pump
2016 - New dishwasher

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Great for children of all ages. Sand, sand toys, fire pit, swing set, kayaks, high chair, pack'n'play, safety locks/outlet covers, puzzles, board games, toys, children's video library. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely a non-smoking rental....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Spectacular View of Lake with Private Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Private Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 2 baby crib

    Private Bath (Twins are Bunks)...moreless

  • The bedrooms are located on the corners of the house and are quiet and private. One has a slider onto the deck with spectacular lake views. Each has it's own bathroom, dresser, night stands, lots of closet space with CD/clock radio/alarm. Each bedroom was furnished in the spring of 2006 with fresh paint, new furniture/mattresses, and linens. New bedroom & bathroom windows were installed in the spring of 2008. Lots of special touches and cottage accents. We have two pack and plays, a toddler mattress and a bedrail....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Each bathroom was painted in the spring of 2006 and updated with new bronze light and bath fixtures. White tile floors with lots of cottage accents. On-demand hot water heater installed spring 2007. New windows installed in the spring of 2008. Stocked with hand soap, shower soap, shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper, tissues, cotton balls, Q-tips, hair dryers and a few other special touches....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Child, Baby & Senior Friendly: Our single level home welcomes toddlers and babies. We have outlet covers, child locks, swing set, private yard, a sandy shore area, 2 pack & play, full size high chair, infant tub, bed rails, toys, children's movies and books. Owners are willing to assist those traveling with small children as much as possible. One level is ideal for grandparents. Non-Smoking Rental Only: This is strictly a non-smoking rental. Smoking is NOT Permitted Anywhere on the Property! If anyone in your group smokes, we are not a good rental match for you. We rent by the week in the summer months, long weekends in the fall and spring. We welcome our Colby families for graduation and parents weekend and offer Thanksgiving and Christmas week rentals for those coming home for the holidays who what their own space....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a great selection of books. We have a take one leave one policy....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board gams and puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    70 channels including NESN....moreless

  • Stereo:

    small book shelf stereo with Ipod connector....moreless

  • Television:

    46' flat screen in livingroom, flat screen in green and yellow bedrooms, flat panel with DVD/VCR in blue room....moreless

  • Toys:

    A basket of children's toys and sand toys in the white bin on the lower deck....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Located on Long Pond....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    SummerSet has 200' of private frontage on Long Pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Freshly painted ceiling, trim and walls spring of 2013....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Crisp white sheets and quality bedcovers, blankets and shams....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Livingroom freshly painted 2013 with new 46' flatscreen TV. 70 cable channels....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Crisp white towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI - reaches the hammock/dock....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Updated 2012....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked for entertaining with serving platters and casserole dishes. Updated 2012....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher 2011....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Ice maker. Ice/water dispenser not working....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Freshly painted walls, trim and ceiling spring of 2013....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    New microwave spring 2013....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    lots of spices and supplies in the pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Spacious full size side by side....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Bring your own boat or rent one. Belgrade Boat Shop or Great Pond Marina. They deliver....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks, one of back of house facing west. One at water's edge....moreless

  • Golf:

    Belgrade Lakes Golf Course a short distance away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 EMS single kayaks with paddles and life jackets for your use. Please be responsible with jackets and paddles....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The front of our home has mature landscaping. The lake side of our home has a tree canopy and natural landscape with moss, rocks and a sandy area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$285
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

(BOOKED) Colby Graduation 2017
May 15 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$700
$3,250
Peak Seaon 2017
Jun 18 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$285
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11.9%

Notes:

Maine State Sales Tax is 9%. A 2.9% courtesy charge is included for online bookings.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Summer time in the Belgrades! Our cottage is located in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Central Maine. The water here on the 7 lake chain is fantastic for swimming, boating and fishing - very clear and pristine. Whether you are seeking a quiet place to curl up with a book or want a place to bring your family for the vacation of a life time, you'll find it in the Belgrades. There are lots of great local hikes for all levels through the Kennebec Highlands Trails, boating, swimming, fishing, family activities, restaurants, theater, white water rafting and a full schedule of summer festivals and events. See the weekly listing in the Summer Time in the Belgrades. We have a 5 star public golf course, antique dealers, day spa, horse back riding and Belgrade Village within 2 miles of our home. The Village offers dining, shopping and a farmers market. Day's Store, an old fashioned, family owned and run general store offers Gifford's ice cream, home made donuts and fudge, newspapers, fresh produce and high quality meat/deli, pizza and all the provisions you could need on your vacation. Their public dock is a short boat ride from our home and a daily ritual for our family. Check out their summer events schedule for the weekly boat-in/drive-in movie and entertainment. Our home is on Route 27 which provides easy access to everything and you can easily access the town docks from our cottage if you prefer to go to the village by boat.

Please see our reviews to see what other guests have to say about SummerSet.

Golf: Belgrade Lakes Golf Course is a 5 star public course. There is another very challenging course at Sugarloaf, only an hour north on 27.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Lisa and Tim are Maine natives and love spending time on the lakes, coast and in the mountains. Their rental home is owner operated and the property is meticulously maintained and constantly updated.

Why the Owner Chose Rome, ME, USA:
Tim grew up in the Belgrade lakes region. We chose this property for the incredible western exposure/sunsets, 200' of private waterfront on a crystal clear lake, close proximity to the village and the home's open, one floor concept .

The Unique Benefits at this House:
SummerSet has 200' of private frontage and 3 bedrooms/3bathrooms on a single floor which makes it perfect for multi-generational family vacations. Guests have amble comfort and privacy and the owners pay attention to detail to ensure the optimal Belgrade Lakes vacation experience.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Welcome to SummerSet Cottage.

    Welcome to SummerSet Cottage.

  • 200' of private lake frontage facing WEST with fabulous SUNSETS.

    200' of private lake frontage facing WEST with fabulous SUNSETS.

  • A quiet place to relax with a book and take in the view.

    A quiet place to relax with a book and take in the view.

  • Lots of sand for the little ones in your family.

    Lots of sand for the little ones in your family.

  • Swing set with a view for the little ones and young at heart.

    Swing set with a view for the little ones and young at heart.

  • Open concept living room facing lake. WIFI and 70 cable channels.

    Open concept living room facing lake. WIFI and 70 cable channels.

  • Curl up with a book, grab a board game or catch a game on NESN.

    Curl up with a book, grab a board game or catch a game on NESN.

  • Second living area complete with books, board games, puzzles, toys and videos.

    Second living area complete with books, board games, puzzles, toys and videos.

  • Green Guest Room: Queen w/ private bath & flat screen TV. Laundry across hall.

    Green Guest Room: Queen w/ private bath & flat screen TV. Laundry across hall.

  • Yellow Guest Room:  Queen w. private bathroom. It's the smallest room...but

    Yellow Guest Room: Queen w. private bathroom. It's the smallest room...but

  • Yellow Guest Bathroom.  Shower/Tub combination.

    Yellow Guest Bathroom. Shower/Tub combination.

  • Dock at Day's Store a short boat ride down the lake for entertainment/supplies.

    Dock at Day's Store a short boat ride down the lake for entertainment/supplies.

  • Welcome to SummerSet Cottage.  A peak at the lake through the front door.

    Welcome to SummerSet Cottage. A peak at the lake through the front door.

  • View from the hammock down the lake.

    View from the hammock down the lake.

  • Fire pit at water's edge. Fabulous view.  Just add marshmallows.

    Fire pit at water's edge. Fabulous view. Just add marshmallows.

  • The back deck with cabling for an unobstructed view of the sunsets.

    The back deck with cabling for an unobstructed view of the sunsets.

  • Sunny, spacious, uncluttered yet well stocked kitchen facing the lake.

    Sunny, spacious, uncluttered yet well stocked kitchen facing the lake.

  • Curl up with a book and listen to the loons.

    Curl up with a book and listen to the loons.

  • Dining room overlooking the back gardens.

    Dining room overlooking the back gardens.

  • Additional seating facing second living room/dining.

    Additional seating facing second living room/dining.

  • Green guest bathroom with shower stall.

    Green guest bathroom with shower stall.

  • it has the best view.

    it has the best view.

  • Blue Guest Room: Queen/Twin Bunk with private bath, flat panel TV with DVD/VCR.

    Blue Guest Room: Queen/Twin Bunk with private bath, flat panel TV with DVD/VCR.

  • Meet Larry. You will hear and see him often when at SummerSet.

    Meet Larry. You will hear and see him often when at SummerSet.

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 15, 2016

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