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Camden-Belfast Area Exclusive Magnificent Maine Lake House and Cabins

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Searsmont Estate Rental Photos and Description

Hidden Lake, Farmstead, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 1-16) Organic farm

The hand painted sign saying Well Fed Farm will cue you to the turn onto Christina's Way. You will then see the sweet garden

shed, the fenced in gardens, and apple tree (yes the children or you are welcome to come and pick vegetables for dinner!) As you drive slowly down the winding half mile path that will enfold and welcome you, we imagine you will anticipate the house and environs you have chosen for your vacation, reunion,celebration, wedding or romantic week for two.

Built in 2006 our luxurious lakeside camp consists of one adirondack style cedar shingle home and two cozy cabins. Privacy for all. You will enter the main house onto an 1,200sq/ft screened in porch with an outdoor stone fire place, pingpong, handcrafted pine harvest table that seats fourteen. French doors afford access into every room and can be left open to feel the Maine breezes. The great room in the center of the house hosts a magnificent indoor stone fireplace, multiple couches and handcrafted game table. For the chef in you the large chef’s kitchen fully appointed with huge 60" Wolf oven, 42" new steel Kitchen Aid refrigerator for all your beautiful Maine produce and an original Monson slate farm troth sink will bring smiles as you and your family or friends create meals overlooking the lake and listening to the loons. Each bedroom has it’s own private bath. Each bedroom and cabin has a private screened porch with lake views. The furniture throughout the house was handmade by local carpenters and artisans.

The Love Shack and Loft House each consist of their own screened in porch, propane gas fireplace, kitchenette, sitting area, full bath and views of the lake. The Loft House Cabin has a Queen Bedroom and Loft upstairs with twin beds. The Love Shack Cabin has a Queen Bedroom (magnificent views of the lake) and a Bunk Bedded room with X large Bunk beds).

The property sits on 100 private wooded acres and 3,000 ft of water frontage, ripe for exploring. The grounds boast hidden hammocks to swing on and sway in the waterfront breezes and read. There is a large outdoor stone fire grill for barbecues and picnic tables. The waterfront has a large dock, lounge chairs, 4 kayaks, a canoe, two paddle boards (new!) and a row boat/little sail boat. Perfect for swimming, boating, or fishing!

You can walk or run the 6 mile loop in the morning before jumping into the pristine water that has no motor boats and swim to your hearts content.

The property is solar powered and we ask renters to be mindful of conservation.

It can comfortably sleep 14 (perfect for a family reunion) while promising everyone privacy and yet is also cozy enough for an individual couple’s retreat.

If you ever want to leave the camp you can be in Camden or Belfast in under 15 minutes and enjoy the natural beauty of the Maine Coast or the wonderful shops, farm market, sailing and restaurants along Route 1.

We built this camp as our family’s sanctuary, but we do like to share it on a limited basis with people who would also respect and appreciate it.

*There is a newly built exterior pizza oven for those who know how to use it, with permission can be used to make pizza or bread etc.

Keywords: Large, Multi-family, Cabin, Camp, Lake, Pond, Camden, Lincolnville, Belfast, Elegant, Idyllic, Charming, Spacious, Private, Tranquil, Farm, Woods, Peaceful, Kayak, Swim, Getaway, Fishing

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About The Owner

I am a chef and designer. I have two children and three 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!

The Owner purchased this estate in 2006

Why The Owner chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

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.

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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Camden-Belfast Area Exclusive Magnificent Maine Lake House and Cabins
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A Magical 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to take our children and grandchildren to our favorite part of the world, Mid-Coast Maine. We were so fortunate that Christina's beautiful home was available for our party of 14- 8 adults and 6 children.

The house is perfect for a family gathering, with a huge porch facing the lake, a very large kitchen/family room and large areas outside (with picnic tables). We were happily gathered in them all! The kitchen is very modern, with every possible cooking tool you could want - even a pasta maker! For our 50th dinner, a caterer (Coastal Critters) provided a Lobster/clambake which we ate on the beautful porch, all of us fitting comfortably at the large table. A beautiful feast with a beautiful view of an almost-full moon!

The 2 smaller cabins were so comfortable and perfect for the two families with 2 children each. They also had a screened porch and view of the woods and lake, a small kitchen and two bedrooms. The children fell into those beds exhausted from a day of laughter, exploring the woods, catching frogs, kayaking and playing chess on the beautiful game table in the main house.

The adults were so relaxed and happy to be together in such a beautiful place. Much hiking, canoeing and exploring added to the joy of seeing the children so happy to be with their cousins and safely roaming the woods. The nighttime fires in the fireplace and outdoor fire pit were just wonderful times of family storytelling and laughter and just delight to be together uninterrupted!

What a wonderful place for suburban Chicago children to see and explore a woods on a lake with every possible thing you could want (paddle boards, kayaks, row boat, canoe, life jackets, fishing poles). There is also a closet full of games and puzzles if it should rain!

Christina is a wonderful person to deal with. She answers questions and gives you full information in the most warm and welcoming manner possible.

Thank you for providing a place for such warm memories, Christina! The children are all trying to talk us into making this a yearly event!


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Come to camp to relax and recconnect

  • 5 of 5

For all those that have always wanted a home away from home or camp to call there own Christina's way is it. As my then fiance and I were about to get married Christina was more than accomodating in letting us host our wedding party at her house. The modern kitchen allowed us to craft gourmet meals and the screened in fireplace allowed us to snuggle in front of the fire and sip on coffee in the morning or cocktails with family in the evening. The dock was well suited to entertain nighttime stargazing or daytime paddling or swimming. The best part were the rustically created and well decorated cabins that allowed family to have space yet promote togetherness during meals. Even my father in law who hadn't left his house in over 15 years to travel aside from hunting remarked, " This place is gorgeous, we should make visiting here a tradition!" It is with that in mind that we do hope to come again. Thanks Christina for accomodating us and letting us show apart of the state we love with our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

As the summer was winding down, my husband, 2 year old daughter, and I longed to get out of New York, climb a tree, and feel the water. Well Fed Farm provided just what we needed to reconnect and remember who we are. We vacationed with other families and their children and it was perfect. Communal breakfasts and dinners-- card games after the kids were down. A day of helping to watch the kids and alternate massages. Yoga, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, digging carrots, munching on cucumbers straight from the vine. The memory of this trip is a gift that we will talk about and lean on the rest of the year. Don't miss an opportunity to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Knight family! Thank you so very much for your lovely review of your stay at our home and for sending us such beautiful photos. We cherish all of our families and love that our home helps to bond families and create memories. Wishing you a very happy year! Warmly Christina and family
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Absecon, New Jersey

A Wonderful Place for Family Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Nothing less than 5 stars will do for this wonderful vacation home. It was the perfect place to bring my entire family for a fun filled week in Maine. We had babies, toddlers and teenagers and there was something for everyone. The location is perfect. Remote yet close to so many wonderful towns in Maine. The best part of the home besides, the lake and privacy was the amazing porch. We basically lived on that porch. The seating is so comfortable and the dining table easily accommodated the whole gang. The stone fireplace is beautiful - it was just too hot to light a fire this week. but I can imagine sitting by the fire on a cool fall evening. Many of our meals included fresh veggies and herbs from the home's own garden. And of course our Lobster dinner was cooked right on the large brick firepit outside along with smores for the grandchildren afterwards. My son-in-law is a professional chef and he said cooking in this home was a pleasure. The children loved that they could go down and fish every morning, and the kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards were constantly in use. I spent my mornings sitting on the dock to watch the beautiful sunrises.

The caretakers were so accommodating and the home was spotless when we arrived. And the owner, Christina, couldn't have been nicer. Although I never met her, all our communications were so pleasant. She just made us feel so welcomed and at home and her personality was quite evident in the fun décor of this special home.

I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a special place for a family or group gathering. Besides the 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in the main house, there's the two cottages with their own bathrooms, living room and screened porch. (those each sleep 4 easily!)

We would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, I am sitting on the large porch next to my daughter looking at the lake and while I resisted it, I had to open my computer to catch up on a few things...and what joy in seeing your review of our home. There is simply nothing better than getting these in. You know now how really hard we work to make sure that every person from new babies to grandparents staying here will be comfortable and find their own special experience here. It is TOO hot to light a fire today as well, but my son asks me every day, Mom can I light a fire! I think that my home is more joyful after the wonderful families stay here because the walls absorb the giggles and laughter the singing and dancing, the silliness and prancing about and we can feel it when we are here as well! Wishing you a lovely end to summer and a wonderful year...thanks again from my family to yours for the taking the time to write these kind words. Warmly, Christina and the gang
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Magical Lake House for Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything from A to Z:

A--Accessibility to Acadia, Belfast, Camden, Lincolnville Beach

B--Reading books; lovely bathrooms; blueberry pancakes; Bob’s breakfast specials; bird houses

C--Charming cabins w/ screened porches; candle-lit dinners; Appledore cruise; snuggly 1½ chair; Barb & Amy’s morning kayak + coffee; adults vs. kids charades

D--Boat dock & swimming float + diving platform; Emaline's daybed; Camden Harbor ducks

E--Enormous well-stocked kitchen + buffet dinner-perfect island

F--Lodge-style fireplaces outside (s’mores + singing), porch (more singing), & great room

G--Pictionary, Scrabble, cards, chess, Apples & Apples from Game closet

H--Herb garden & wild daisy bouquets; hammocks & swings

I--In-season strawberries; Camden Cone ice cream

J--Camden Harbor July 4th fireworks + our American flag bow ties; Daisy-filled Mason jars; Miles Davis jazz CDs; jumping into the lake!

K--Kayaks, paddleboats, rowboat; Kate K's dishwashing team

L--Lobsters; lake so close to house; lawns for cartwheels & wiffle ball; loons

M--Cabin's mini kitchens; full moon behind pine trees

N--Nearby Maiden Cliff & Mt. Battie hiking trails

O--Ocean at Lincolnville Beach; old-fashioned outdoor/indoor fun. Carol & Molly’s oatmeal cookies w/ so many helpers we forgot chocolate chips!

P--Ping pong table; Mt Battie “princess tower”; Amy Turnbull photography

Q--Roomy bedrooms w/ queen-sized beds or full-sized bunks & twin beds

R--Red-winged blackbirds, hawks, robins, & the turtle!

S--Host-provided July 4th Sparklers; snorkeling & underwater photography; Main Street Imprints sweatshirts; Greta’s moose sugar cookies w/ Claire’s lemon-orange butter icing; Ava’s s’mores & Zachary’s peanut butter addition

T--Table fit 19 for Zachary’s birthday party; Ava, Claire, Greta, & Em’s talent show; Laney’s idea to share what thankful for; 5-star hotel quality house towels + plentiful colorful beach towels

U--Campfire sing-along w/ Kate S on ukulele, Jenny on guitar, & Claire as lead singer

V--Wonderful Lake House & cabins + variety of activities = Best Vacation Ever! Amy’s video vacation collage

W---Ready-to-use woodpile; gravel roads for walks & bike rides; smart washer & dryer

X--XL deep, comfortable, child-friendly sofas

Y --Yoga mats; young-people toy box w/ balls, blocks, Frisbees, wiffle ball/bat

Z--Zachary’s Mexican-style birthday party dinner with brownies, ice cream & strawberries for dessert; everyone's zestful enjoyment of this special place

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well my dears you've made it hard for me to respond and probably for all other reviewers as I think this might be one of the Best Reviews Ever! My family and I were giggling and smiling when we read your review and were just so joyful that you were able to glean all you did from our little slice of paradise. It has been wonderful getting to know you over the months leading up to your stay here and we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a review in our behalf! We anticipate your stay here next year already with such joy! Let's hope we can make that happen. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and all our best to your extended family.
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Three Generations Gathering Together

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with our family.

We enjoyed your special slice of heaven on earth...

We were able to watch our families interact with laughter and tears,

Fearless moments jumping off the "Kids Floating Island".

Confidence was built and relationships strengthened.

Knees were skinned and legs bruised.

A half marathon was raced and many miles were hiked and jogged.

We caught fish and were pampered in the spas.

And we ate, and ate, and ate some more...

Food prepared by others, food prepared together, and creative

leftover original recipes were tried.

Thank you for being willing to let us use your home to make new memories for our family.

Most Warmly

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is simply nothing that brings us greater joy than to receive messages from the wonderful people who stay in our home for their family holidays; letting us know that it was everything that they dreamed of and more. We strive for this response! You are the nicest people and a beautiful family and your happiness has filled our walls joining the other families sounds of laughter and helps to keep our home super joyful! Wishing you a lovely year and with so much gratitude that you took the time to write this to us. Warmly, Christina and family
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Megunticook golf course
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Searsmont Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Leaf Peeking
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter wonderland
Nov 2 2016 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Foliage and Autumn Light
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning/Boat/Property M $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Your $2,000.00 security deposit is 100% refunded upon review of property by caretaker within 7 days.

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Searsmont Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate sinks, double soaking tub, shower, vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Claw foot tub and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Claw foot soaking tub, handmade sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Large tile shower, rustic sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Beautiful large bathroom, handmade shower, sink.
    Bathroom 6 - Bathroom in entrance for guests etc.
  • Bathrooms in main house are made from local cedar, each bathroom is decorated in a different way, Mac Kenzie Childs handmade ceramic fish sinks and lighting in some, others rustic, all comfortable, cozy towels and robes, slippers and heated towel bars in the winter. The three master suite baths in Maine house are soaking claw footed tubs. Baths in cabinet are large, and have tile showers. All are new and very beautiful.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite Canopied Bed private bath and porch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bath and screen porch
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen , Private bath and porch
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Just let us know what kind of trip you are planning, we love working with families and individuals to create dream trips. We have helped plan weddings, anniversaries, reunions and romantic getaways. We can recommend spas, trainers, etc. Caretaker half mile away

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