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Spectacular Lakefront Home - Rated #1 By VRBO/HomeAway Guests

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 3 BA, 200' Shoreline, WESTERN Exposure (Sun all day)

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

More Details

Lisa Saulter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

About Lisa Saulter

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.

Lisa Saulter purchased this house in 2005

Why Lisa Saulter chose Kennebec Valley (Central Maine)

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 .

What makes this house unique

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.


Rome House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spectacular View of Lake with Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 2 baby crib , Private Bath (Twins are Bunks)
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Spectacular Lakefront Home - Rated #1 By VRBO/HomeAway Guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Fabulous Property for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely lovely! It's very clean, well maintained and expertly furnished and decorated! Our stay was nothing short of wonderful! Having a bathroom for every bedroom worked very well for our family too! The lakefront was equally wonderful with a well maintained dock and mooring for our boat. The stairs into the water were well placed and the bottom of the lake around the dock was sandy which was also a big plus! There was ample outdoor seating too! The description on the listing was very accurate. Lisa was great to deal with and was extremely responsive if I had any questions both before and during our stay. I would absolutely recommend this property to others and have already reserved it again for next summer! We can't wait to go back next summer....thank you for sharing your property with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review. So glad you enjoyed your time at SummerSet! We look forward to having you as our guests again next summer.
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Great Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

The title and description say it all. Additionally, Lisa is really great to work with - the house is beautiful, in a great location for access to town, fully equipped for all of your vacation needs and on a perfect spot on Long Pond. We really enjoyed our time here.


Guilford, CT

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

SummerSet was an excellent place to stay on Long Pond! Very well stocked kitchen with everything we needed. Beautiful views of the lake with gorgeous sunsets. Loved sitting on the dock at night and listening to the Loons! The place was exceptionally clean when we arrived. Lisa was very responsive to us doing the week. The location close to Belgrade Lakes village was fantastic and allowed us to enjoy everything that Central Maine has to offer. Overall, a superb place for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. So glad you enjoyed your time at SummerSet Cottage. Hope to see you back next year!
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Beautiful home in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This property is a wonderful lovely home. The interior is updated and well maintained. The description of the home was exactly as we found it. Great location on Long Pond, with a dock and small deck at waters edge. Very close to Belgrade Lakes village, with quaint shops and an amazing grocery for nearly anything you may need. Looking forward to a returning !!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed! We look forward to having you back again next year!
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Fabulous spot! Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for anything more! SummerSet was EXACTLY as advertised. A gorgeous property on a pristine lake. The house was well appointed and immaculate. We celebrated our daughter's graduation from Colby, an easy 25 minute drive to campus. Would recommend this listing without any reservation! And Lisa was a delight - communicative and helpful. Fabulous!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. So glad SummerSet was the perfect fit for your family's graduation celebration. We love our Colby families.
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Wonderful spot on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for an extended family weekend on the occasion of our daughter's graduation from Colby -- a manageable drive to campus. What a lovely spot to relax sitting on the deck by the lake taking in the sunset, canoeing in the late afternoon, listening to the loons in the early morning, bonfire in the chilly evening... Can't say enough about how pleasant a place it is. The house itself was immaculately clean, well equipped, and gardens nicely maintained. It is located a short drive away from a quaint little town with a restaurant and a general store good for grocery basics. The house is set back from the road, with a nice yard area; while road noise was evident in the front of the property, in our experience it was not an issue in the back/lake side of the house. We all have fond memories of the weekend and would consider renting this property again for a relaxing few days in Maine. Lisa responded promptly to our inquiries and offered helpful information on supermarkets, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rome House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Colby Graduation 2018
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Seaon 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

Maine State Sales Tax is 9%. Additional 3% for credit card bookings. THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund