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, stereo (with iPod connector), 3 flat screens and 1 flat panel with 70 cable channels, 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, complete with dock and swim float for the little ones and a mooring for your boat. 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 - Updates 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, more signs and fresh furniture arrangement.
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 by them.
Tim grew up in the Belgrade lakes region. We chose this property for the incredible western exposure/sunsets, close proximity to the village and the home's open concept interior.
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.