Windiana is nestled between towering white pines facing Long Pond a fresh water lake. Take a dip or kayak in the crystal clear waters of the lake. This new contemporary built in 2010 has huge decks, a dock, and a generous bathroom with a stone shower.
Windiana is in one of the premier locations on Long Pond with views of Mansel and Bernard mountains. This is a less populated part of the pond with untouched Acadia National Park land directly across and to the right. There are no other houses on the lake visible from this property. Long Pond is the largest lake on Mt. Desert stretching four miles. It is perfect for swimming and boating. There is great fishing for bass or salmon. Kayaks and canoes can be rented on Long Pond at National Park Canoe rental.
Windiana is a three bedroom cottage situated on a ten acre property. It is peaceful as we have a large property, no neighbors nearby, or road traffic. You have just a few steps to the water and floating dock.. The living room has 16 foot ceilings and a skylight and glass windows on two sides. The master bedroom has a queen bed with a sliding glass door to the deck. The second bedroom has a full bed and the third bedroom has two single beds. The living room sofa converts to a double bed as well. There are water views from all the bedrooms. The bathroom is a very generous size with a stone shower. There is a washer and dryer in the bathroom. Indoor table seats six. There is a small, but fully stocked kitchen. We are one of the few places that has great cell phone service!
There is a deck on two sides 12 X 36 and 8 x 16 with an outdoor table that seats 8 and a gas grill with one burner. This house is made for outdoor living. The deck has a chaise, rocking chair, four adirondack chairs, and captain's chairs. There is a private dock and a swimming area.
This is the perfect place to relax after visiting Acadia. Enjoy the spectacular view from the decks and watch for loons and eagles. Take an early morning kayak ride while the lake is like glass. Sun and swim on the private dock and explore a fresh water lake. Canoe to Rum Island or Duck Rock for a picnic. Fish for bass and salmon or just relax on the sofa and look into the blue sky and pine trees. Watch the moon rise over Mansel and curl up in a blanket and star gaze at night. Listen to the call of the loons and enjoy this unique property surrounded by ten acres of woods.
Guests have access to their own private dock and swimming area. There is a trail out to the end of the property and you can kayak to several trails on Mansel and Beech Mountains and the Long Pond Fire Road. The road in is hard packed and perfect for runners.
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We live on the property and you may see us in the driveway. The two homes are separate and private from each other. As we are new to Airbnb, if you are interested in reviews, we can direct you to reviews on the web. We are available to answer questions to make sure you have a wonderful visit to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. We are respectful of our guests privacy, but have a wealth of information about the island which we love to share. We are also available to help if there are any problems during your stay.
AIRPORTS: The closest airport is Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) which is about 20 minutes from Windiana. Then Bangor International Airport (BGR) is one hour. There is a shuttle to Mt. Desert from the Bangor airport. The cheapest fares seem to be from Southwest Airlines flying into Manchester, New Hampshire, which is a 5 hour drive to the island. There are also good fares with Air Tran into Portland. You can rent a car from Hertz or Enterprise.
Somes Pond - Fresh water pond - Just up Oak Hill in Somesville. There is a grassy area which leads into the pond.
Long Pond - There is also a 2 miles hike from the south end of Long Pond out to Duck Rock which is a huge rock great for swimming for all ages.
Echo Lake - 5 miles toward Southwest Harbor Man-made beach on a fresh water lake perfect for children. Changing rooms/Shallow for at least 200 feet out
Sand Beach - on Ocean Drive is a lovely beach on the Ocean Drive one of the 10 most scenic drives in America. There is a great hike from the opposite side you enter the beach called "The Great Head" hike. Also this is close to the entrance to the Beehive hike.
BOATING AND KAYAKING:
National Park Canoe rental - You can rent kayaks, canoes or paddle boards on Long Pond. You can kayak on Long Pond out to Rum Island.
We can also provide information on the rental of sailboats or power boats.
Easy Trails- Flying Mountain, Beech Mountain, and South Bubble
Moderately Difficult Trails-
Giant Slide up Sargeant Mountain, Penobscot, Pemetic, and The Beehive
Carriage Roads - What is a carriage road? It is the perfect place to walk, hike, and bike. There are over 57 miles of carriage roads on Mt. Desert. Our favorite is the road that runs around Eagle Lake. Eagle Lake is a lovely place for a picnic as well. There are two bike rental shops on the island to rent bikes.
PLACES TO PICNIC- A MOUNT DESERT TRADITION:
Mom's Kitchen makes wonderful sandwiches near Town Hill about 10 minutes from the house. You can call ahead and pick them up on your way off for the day.
Sargeant Drive - is great for a picnic
Ocean Drive - in Acadia National Park
Seawall - outside Southwest Harbor.
We want our guests to fully experience the island so we are happy to help you with any questions you have.
This is a non-smoking house and no-fires property.
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I have always been in love with the Mount Desert Island. My ancestor Abraham Somes settled the island in 1761. The home that we own was built for his grandson. I have always wanted to capture the magic of the island and the quality of light in Maine. I am an artist and paint on the island. You can see my work at the Gallery at Somes Sound in Somesville. Mount Desert is well known for Bar Harbor, but Somesville where we are located was the first village on the island.
We provide a list of activities, restaurants, our favorite hikes and our "Bucket List" for Mount Desert when you rent with us!