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Lisa Saulter

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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

32 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rome House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lisa Saulter (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Belgrade Lakes

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.

Reviews

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based on 32 traveler reviews

Spectacular Lakefront Home - Rated #1 By VRBO/HomeAway Guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Clinton, Me.
5

The Best Vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

Our family was just taken away by this property. The view from the driveway for start. The home was just beautifuly furnished and the colors relaxing I can understand why this is called Home away because we were able to settle in right away and feel right at home.

The seranade of the Loons was breathtaking a long with the views. The high points for our family was the beautiful deck - to the Dock where we lounged all day and even fished off . The fire pit where we roasted smores and hot dogs. This vacation spot is for the young and young at heart - and we shall never forget this experience. We have rented properties before but this was the very best of the best and the very best vacation we have ever had. We highly recommend this for anyone who wants a RELAXING vacation and to be able to still feel relaxed at the end of it. Our two week stay was perfect. Thank you so much ~ Dixie & Dennis

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You had the most perfect weather of this crazy summer. Glad we did not disappoint you and that many great memories were made for you at SummerSet. Let us know if you decide to join us again.
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5

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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5

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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5

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
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

This house is immaculate, nicely updated and well furnished. It is close to the village and hiking trails. We enjoyed the beautiful lakefront, the dock, kayaks and deck. Gorgeous views from the deck. Owner is responsive and professional. We had a great time here.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed SummerSet. We hope to see you again next year.
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Map

Sunset Grill
"Casual diner where the locals hang out."
Belgrade Lakes Village Inn
"Formal dining inside. I recommend dropping by for the weekly live music on Great Pond Strea..."
Dew Animal Kingdom & Sanctuary
"Great place to visit with your children on a cloudy day. The owners go out of their way to ..."
Day's Store Inc
"A must visit when in Belgrade."
Wings Hill Inn
"5 star dining by reservation. Great for a special celebration or event."
Belgrade Lakes Day Spa
"Make an appointment for a little pampering during your vacation."
Alden Camps
"By reservation, American Plan. "
Great Pond Marina
"Rent a boat for your vacation."
Lakepoint Real Estate
"If you are looking for property in the Belgrade Lakes make an appointment with Gail Rizzo."
Belgrade Lakes Golf
"A beautiful course and great spot for lunch."
Ninety Nine Restaurant
Old Fort Western
Governor's
Panera Bread
Colby College Museum
Waterville Opera House
old mill pub
Belgrade Boat Shop
"Check out the boat rentals here."
Lakewood Theater
Lakewood Golf Course
Sugarloaf Golf Club
"Challenging course."
Northern Outdoors Inc
"A great family adventure if you have teenagers."
Maine Huts & Trails
Champions
"Indoor tennis."
Belgrade Regional Health Center
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.

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Rates & Availability

Rome House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
(BOOKED) Colby Graduation 2017
May 15 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
$3,250
 
 
Peak Seaon 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$285
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.9%

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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Amenities

Rome House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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