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Cozy, Quiet, Secluded, Mountainside Home. Beautiful View. 12 Mins. From Camden

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

At the end of a gated, quarter mile long driveway is our 1 and 1/2 story log home.

Perched on the side of Levinseller mountain, this house faces due south and features a 4 season sun room that transitions to a covered wrap around porch. On top of the house, is an 8X8 tower that has windows on all 4 sides.

For those not afraid of heights, you can step out on to a 4X8 deck and sit down to enjoy a view of the back side of the Camden hills, a sliver of Penobscot Bay, part of Lake Megunticook, Ragged Mtn, Hatchet Mtn, Moody Mtn, and our own Levinsellor pond. Which, by the way, is directly across the street from our driveway. It is clean and perfect for a dip on a hot summer day. At night, the tower is the perfect place to check out the stars.

When you enter the house, you step into the kitchen, which is fully equipped. Cooking is by gas stove. The washer and dryer are tucked into a pocket in the kitchen. The kitchen and dining room are open concept. Walking through the dining room, which seats 4 comfortably, your are looking through the sun room at the view. Turning the corner, you enter either the sunroom or the living room and see the cathedral ceiling and loft. There is satellite TV and a Blu-ray DVD player for entertainment (bring your own DVD's), and a Bose Cinemate system for enhanced sound. We also have Internet service and there is excellent cellphone reception. Off the living room is the master bedroom which features a queen size bed with quality linens, a ceiling fan, and private access to the 3/4 bath. There is also access to the bathroom from the kitchen. The second floor also has a 3/4 bathroom. The second bedroom upstairs also has a queen size bed with quality linens and a cozy sitting area that has a nice view of our perennial flower gardens. Off our wrap around porch,at the edge of the forest and our flower gardens, is our sundeck. You can sit with your first cup of coffee in the morning and soak in the view while enjoying the variety of birds visiting our multiple feeders. The hummingbirds are always enjoyable to watch at our feeders. You may see hawks or an eagle circling the pond. At night or in the morning, you will hear the loons calling. If you listen very carefully, you will also hear loons calling from a neighboring pond.

Camden, which is 12 minutes away from the house, is truly unique among Maine coastal towns in that the 'mountains meet the sea'. Mount Battie looms over the harbor and town and the base is a short walk from downtown. At the top, the view is one of coastal Maine's most stunning. There is a stone tower there that you can climb that gives a 360 degree view.

Downtown Camden has been consistently ranked as one of the most picturesque on the coast of Maine. A variety of shops to wander through, a picture perfect harbor that is homeport to several large Schooners that offer 2 hour excursions or up to 10 days. Camden library's amphitheater is a national historic landmark and across the street is a grassy hill overlooking the harbor.

The Camden Hills offer miles of hiking and biking and there are numerous lakes and ponds for kayaking or boating.

At the end of the day, you can return to the house and sit out on the porch, enjoy the light breeze, and relax while you plan your next day. It is perfect.

More Details

Doug Riley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Searsmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Excellent cell phone reception


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Cozy, Quiet, Secluded, Mountainside Home. Beautiful View. 12 Mins. From Camden
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
Hillsboro, OH

Amazing relaxing get away in the mountains of Maine, yet close to amazing attractions

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in this area of Maine, book this place as soon as you can! It's been a few days since we left the property, and I am still thinking about how amazing it was. This is not your typical vacation rental. Doug has gone out of his way to make sure everything is perfect for you. This will feel like you have stepped into your own home, only likely nicer. There are plants and many decorative items in the house that will make you feel right at home.

The house is fully equipped - right down to most supplies. The washer and dryer made our trip that much easier as we were on an extended trip in areas of Maine. We had four adults in our party and we were more than comfortable. The place is much bigger than it looks in pictures. The porches and decks are all very nice. The tower on top allows for an even more amazing view, but is not for the faint of heart.

I cannot say enough about how wonderful Doug is to work with as well. He gave me all the information I could possibly need and answered questions. This house is an easy distance to travel to some of Maine's most famous attractions.

I cannot think of anything but positives! We will return if we are ever in Maine. In fact, this house alone may be a good reason to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason! I couldn't have said it better myself! I'm happy you and your mom and dad and your brother had a great visit. This whole area of the coast is fantastic! You're welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin home was beautiful; more so than the pictures show! It was definitely secluded and quiet and had a beautiful view off the porch! Doug was so nice to talk to and I felt like we were old friends. I will definitely recommend this home as a first pick.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holden, Massachusetts

Relaxation with a view!

  • 4 of 5

This rental provides a great space for two couples to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. The birds that visit are fantastic! It is a trek to Camden, Rockport, Bar Harbor but it was worth it for the quiet atmosphere. Lincolnville Beach is nearby as well as several lakes and good restaurants. Would definitely recommend this property for anyone that prefers quiet to being in the crowds.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was great and the location even better! Away from it all yet close to mid-coast towns.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a peaceful, relaxing week at the cabin, venturing out only for groceries, a hike to the summit of Bald Rock Mt. and a trip to Fort Knox and the Observation Tower. We enjoyed watching the many species of birds, listening to the calls of the loons and had a great spot from which to watch the Northern Lights!

The house had everything we needed and more. Doug is a great host who was more than happy to answer all of our questions and provide information about the area.

We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond VA

Judy Richmond VA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Doug's home for a week in September. We enjoyed his home, it is a beautiful setting, with a large well equipped kitchen, beds were comfortable, we ate our meals on the decks, taking in the beautiful views. It is a good location for visiting many locations in Maine.

There were 4 adults, we loved the house and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy. I couldn't agree with you more. We think Camden is perfectly located too. Practically everything is within easy driving distance. Best of all, at the end of each day, the view from our porch is waiting!
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Gray, GA

A very nice get away home

  • 4 of 5

We (2couples) stayed in this very nice VRBO home. It is sitting up on a mountain side with a beautiful view. The home is built with beautiful wood and offers everything you need except food. A couple of things I will point out is; owner needs to make mention in his description that you cannot use the wood burning heater and that the house is not completely finished. We were getting ready to build a fire and just happen to write him just before we did. He said we couldn't use it. The "sunroom" needs finishing, maybe some kind of heat in there to be able to enjoy. We also wasn't able to buy several days of meats because his freezer was packed full so that made us have to go to store 3 times. Be careful of stairs. Very narrow going upstairs and out the back. Overall I would recommend this home for a nice get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you couldn't use the....wood burning heater. There is some skill necessary to use a Morso wood stove safely. After the entire house was finished (as shown in the pictures) and well after the construction loan was closed, we decided to enclose the front porch and turn it into a sun room. We're doing it out of pocket, a little at a time, and eventually it will be heated.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly and weekly rentals. $225 per night (minimum 3 nights) 2-4 people max. NON-SMOKERS ONLY. Children are welcome, pets are not.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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