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“Serene Slice of Beautiful Maine”
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View from Water's Edge Down Long Pond
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Windiana III and Deck on the circle Front of Windiana III
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View from Water's Edge Down Long Pond
Windiana III and Deck on the circle
Front of Windiana III
View Looking down lake
Skylight and High ceilings bring in light
Twin Bedroom
Living Room with Dish TV
View of Lake
Kitchen and outside is a large grill with a side burner most guests prefer to grill on the deck
Panorama from Deck in March with Snow!
Deck with Table for 8 and chairs
Staircase down to water from Side Deck
View down the Long Pond from the Dock.  National Park Canoe rental can provide kayaks and canoes
The Eagle is often on our point
This is where you will be kayaking!
Explore all the Coves of Long Pond
The subtle beauty of Long Pond
I caught these doe earlier one morning just off the deck
Walk the woods and see Pileated Woodpeckers
A Raft of Loons
Notice the handsome markings of the Common Loon
Pointy Bills and  Red Eyes
Striped Band and Green Neck
Loon Taking Flight
Loon Taking Flight
Loon Taking Flight
Looking Below for Fish!
The Early Morning is Calm and Perfect for Kayaking!
Fishing early in the Morning-Bass-Trout-Pickerel
Canoe as the Sun Sets or Relax in the Adirondacks
This is Paradise!!
Windiana pictured in LLBean Catalog cover by Randal Ford (Windiana is above the Dog)
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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Columbus, Ohio
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“Serene Slice of Beautiful Maine”
Reviewed 4 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

This immaculate cottage sits on an intimate point on Long Pond in Somesville on Mount Desert Isle. If you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful retreat to enjoy the clear, bright air of Maine, surrounded by Long Pond and pine forests, then you will spend idyllic hours at Windiana. The cottage has access to a short mossy shoreline trail, a dock for swimming, kayaks and a canoe to explore the quiet waters of Long Pond where you will see loons, eagles and other wildlife. You will surely see deer on your ride through the woods to the cottage.

The cottage is small, but the features are top quality, including a beautiful natural walk-in shower. Except for the odd rainy day, we spent all our time out doors on Long Pond and enjoying the hiking and biking trails on MDI, including the trails around Jordan Pond and those at Wonderlands where at low tide the tidal pools are amazing to explore.

Mrs. Ansley is a descendent of the original settler in Somesville and is active in the community and prolific in her painting. We feel fortunate to have shared her beautiful haven for two weeks this summer.

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Liked best: We enjoyed the beauty of the location and the immediate access to the wonders of MDI.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 19 February 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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