Hidden Lake, Farmstead, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Organic Vegetable Garden!
- english, spanish, italian
About Christina Sidoti
I am a chef and designer. I have two children and four brand new grand babies! I tend to my farm, and am dedicated to issues of Global Security, the environment and protection of children and animals. My friends and family are the world to me. This is our third season renting our home and we have met the most beautiful wonderful families from around the world who come and celebrate milestone events and have family reunions...and it is my absolute joy to have our home available for these milestone celebrations...if my walls could talk they'd be very happy! I rent my home now because I spend more and more time watching my grand babies grow which they keep doing...but they don't not live in Maine...it's been an extraordinary experience to meet through VRBO and Home Away the most wonderful people who want a shared Maine experience and we find ourselves all very likeminded. Many of our vacationers now come back year after year leaving behind some goodies like Ice Cream makers for the following year :) I love design and developing properties with an eye to sustainability and being tender with the earth. I love to create recipes from the vegetables in the garden and you'll find me parousing the Green Markets in Camden and Belfast and the Co op in Belfast for local goodies to cook. I love doing Yoga at High Mountain Hall...mostly I love playing the guitar and singing silly songs with the babies. I have traveled the world for work and such and I find no more beautiful place on earth than this home on this lake...I hope you will feel the same...most of our vacationing families feel exactly the same.
Christina Sidoti purchased this Estate in 2008
Why Christina Sidoti chose Searsmont
There is a magical story behind my acquisition of the land the house is built on. Let's just say that childhood dreams come true if you never let the dream go. My grand babies now ask about when they'll be in Maine again and we dream about picking vegetables and swimming in the lake all year long! We have created extraordinary memories here, weddings and births...in the early mornings I often awake now with a baby and slip down to the lake (about 30 steps) and sit quietly with my coffee and watch the sunrise and listen for the loons. As the family awakes, the smell of coffee and bacon, frying pancakes fill the air along with the sounds of giggles and family chatter. This all warms my heart. I built this home for such moments, while fleeting they are the deepest memories. Sometimes now I see my son in law coming in on a kayak earlier than I'd expect with one of his kids they'd be out watching the mist lift and looking for an eagle...the kayak slicing through the water with one of the toddlers sitting happily the mist pulling up. What more can I tell you except that I've tried to recreate paradise where there is joy for every age and every level of adventure or no adventure just napping and reading and shopping in town. I have curated the home and cabins, the garden and waterfront to be private and social at the same time. You should want for nothing but your toothbrushes! If you need anything at all in advance of your booking and after your reserve, we are here to accommodate you from booking Lobster Clam Bakes at the waterfront to massages and sailing trips to babysitting...
What makes this Estate unique
The lake has never had a motor boat on it, it's pristine and so tranquil and quiet, swimming from end to end, kayaking at sunrise or sunset, paddle boarding, fishing the bass, it is unusual because it's so private and secluded, it feels like time stands still here. A half mile private driveway, large vegetable and herb gardens to pick from. Private spaces and communal spaces so that everyone can enjoy their vacation in their own way. Yoga set up for four people. And now a new playset with swings and a slide and clubhouse. My favorite things are the paddle boards.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - NO CIGARETTES PLEASE NO CIGARETTES PLEASE
Max guests: 16
- Nov 1 - Ap 15th home sleeps 6-8 as cabins close for winter season. Please call for information
Well Fed Farm, Fall in Maine, Friends: A Perfect Combination
Christina, your home is a beautiful gathering place in Searsmont. Eleven long-time friends gathered, hiked, shopped, talked, cooked, ate, drank, laughed and enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend in the Camden Hills. Thank you to April for a warm and comprehensive welcoming. We truly hope to return in the future.
I am so delighted that our home was the place that was able to host your very special annual gatherings these are precious moments aren’t they? Wishing you all a very happy autumn and winter. Thank you so much for the lovely review
We had the most amazing week at Christina's house and recommend it very highly. We rented it for a family get-together, and as a large family with children of various ages, we found that this house was super accommodating and we felt right at home. It is super spacious and well maintained. Everything was great--a large kitchen for cooking elaborate meals and hanging out with family, a giant screened in porch, a beautiful and quiet lake. This place really has it all and I can't say enough good things about it.
Paul! I thought I had responded to this amazingly lovely note. We loved how much you loved ou home! :) Happy Winter!
This is our second stay at this property. LOVE it.
Thank you Susan. We feel like you are part of our family now :)
From the moment we arrived at the property we were very impressed. It's a quiet piece of paradise. The main house has everything that we could have hoped from the gourmet kitchen to all bedrooms opening up onto the very large porch and view of the lake. Both cabins were great for our 2 sons and their families. There were 14 of us total and everyone had their favorite spots picked out quickly. Our daughter and her family stayed with us in the main house. There was enough kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes for everyone and the grandchildren loved the raft and diving platform. The lake was quiet and peaceful and we have quite a few fires in the porch fireplace and outside fireplace. All in all it was a fantastic reunion and we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our time. We look forward to doing it again.
What a wonderful place! Christina’s Way is a gem and ME is an awesome destination in the summer. Our group consisted of 3 brothers and our families – nine kids from 7-23. We spent so much time at the lake and at the outdoor wood fired grill that we felt like we were camping, but happened to have beautiful bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen at our disposal. Christina’s Way is a perfect combination of outdoor living and comfort. And the large screened-in porch brings the outdoors into the house – it really is perfectly designed.
But the beauty of the getaway was spending so much quality time with our family in a remote location. Cousins on vacation together is such a special thing. Phones & laptops were abandoned for games and conversations despite the constant Wi-Fi. Seeing teenagers fully engaged in games or on the lake with their cousins will not soon be forgotten. There were countless board games and card games, a fun invention called blindfolded Pictionary (bring an easel!), lawn games, swinging on the swing set, scrabble, and of course ping pong. A personal favorite memory was seeing the teenagers watch the parents chop fire wood then cook every meal then slowly take over the tasks as the week progressed. We did not ask them to cut fire wood, tend to the fire or manage the boats by the lake, they just got it and did it. Our kids show little interest in cooking at home, but craved to learn more in Maine after watching their older Cousins, Parents, Aunts and Uncles make fresh food all week. It was amazing.
The lake hosted endless football catches off of the dock, kayaking, great fishing, paddle boarding and even our 7 year old niece’s first fish. There were many walks for exercise in the morning. Long day trips to Acadia and to Camden for a Schooner ride ended back at the fire pit for dinner and stories of the days’ adventures. It is so hard for kids, teens and even parents to unplug in today’s society, but it was just so much easier to do so at this retreat in Maine and it started from the moment we walked in. It is truly a special place.
Christina’s care for the house and especially for the guest’s experience was evident from the first email exchange we had through after check out. Her local caretakers were sweet and as concerned with our happiness as Christina was – and that goes a long way with large family with varied interests and concerns. It was a home run, we will surely return to recharge, reconnect and getaway
Brian, what can I say. This review made me cry...because I know that as my grandchildren get older these are the experiences they will be having...how beautiful and sentimental. I thank you from my heart.
We can help arrange the following: Motor boat with water skis for local lake, massage therapists at property or at spa, Spa services at Beauty Mark Spa, couples massage, horseback riding, Yoga, Pilates, Personal training, Hair and makeup, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Organic Gardening, tickets to MOFGA Common Ground Fair, Pop Tech or Camden Conference, Ski lift tickets etc. Beautiful Golf Courses nearby.