'WINDIANA' LONG POND WATERFRONT CANOE, 2 KAYAKS, & VIEWS OF ACADIA

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'WINDIANA' LONG POND WATERFRONT CANOE, 2 KAYAKS, & VIEWS OF ACADIA

Somesville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Cottages, 3-4 Bedrooms 1-2 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

'Windiana' is a waterfront property nestled between towering white pine trees in one of the prime spots on Long Pond facing its bordering mountains, Beech, Mansel, and Bernard. It is on a less populated part of the pond with untouched Acadia National Park land directly across. Long Pond is the largest lake on Mt. Desert stretching four miles. It will take you a week to see all the gems on Long Pond! Canoe to Duck Rock for a picnic. Duck Rock is a magnificent sheet of rock that cuts gradually into the lake. Perfect for swimming with all ages. You can even pick up an Acadia National Park trial up the Perpendicular on Mansel Mountain. Picnic to Rum Island and explore this beautifully situated island looking down the lake. Snorkel and find the boulders the size of rocks off its shores. It is a crystal clear fresh water lake. It is perfect for swimming, boating, and bass fishing. Two kayaks and a large canoe are included.

The largest cottage is Windiana III. It is 75 feet from the water. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and a bubble skylight at the center of the house. The main room has a large sofa that converts to a full sleep sofa.. The main bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has a full bed and the third bedroom has two twins. There is a small well equipped kitchen area and large bathroom with a washer/dryer. This house is made for indoor/outdoor living. The deck wraps around two sides of the house and includes adirondacks, chaises, a gas grill, and dining table.

One other cottage with an additional bedroom and bath is available for an additional rental fee. Windiana II is one main room with water views from all sides. It has a queen bed, wicker couch and chairs, small refrigerator, bar sink, full bath, and a sleeping loft with two full mattresses. This room is great for a couple. The cottage has a deck and a view of the lake as well.

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. Watch the moon rise over Beech 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. This is Paradise!

Keywords: Cottage, Camp, Cabin

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
This beautiful and spacious contemporary cabin is located in one of the most pleasant spots one can imagine--on the tip of a peninsula in a gorgeous lake on Maine's beloved MDI. You will enjoy the views of the lake and hills, untouched nature on the protected shores of Long Pond, the mature forest surrounding you, and the easy access to acadia National Park. For our three-generation family it was the perfect destination.
Jul 2012
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As a young child, my parents brought us to Mt Desert as my grandmother was a Somes. I have always been in love with the island and wanted to capture its magic. I have a masters in Art History and Museum work and worked in the Smithsonian before raising three children. I have always been in love with the quality of light in Maine. I paint on the island in the summer and show my work in Somesville at The Gallery at Somes Sound

In 1761 our ancestor Abraham Somes settled Mt. Desert. This property came down to us from our grandmother who was a Somes. The land was originally part of an island on Long Pond. In the 1950's a causeway was built over to the island. Today this area is now called Northern Neck. The Northern Neck Road is great for walking or running.

Built on a point on a fresh water lake about 30 feet from the water's edge, 12 foot decks on two sides, Dock, Swimming, kayaks, and a canoe, One of the best views on the lake and on Mt. Desert Island!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282999vb
(703) 960-0612 (Virginia, USA)
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5
We rented Windiana (the main house) to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary and being from Minnesota, originally, we really enjoyed the peacefulness of the woods and being right on the water. Our party including 5 adults and 1 teenager. It was a cozy fit, but we don't mind being in close proximity and it met all our needs. The wrap around porch is one of the best features, allowing us to soak in the views and the outdoor air. We had an absolutely incredible time on Mount Desert and the place was absolutely charming. So simple and clean with such an amazing location! The kayaks and the floating dock really made it special. We played a lot of bridge (my family members are card sharks :) and enjoyed the loons and the deer. We also enjoyed our daily visits from Tucker (the renter's dog) at the waterfront. Great spot to drop off the grid for a bit and simply enjoy the outdoors.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282999vb
(703) 960-0612 (Virginia, USA)
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Marblehead, MA
5

Heaven on Earth-- Honestly!

  • 5 of 5
My family of four rented Windianna for a week this past month. It was fantastic to say the least. The cabin is modern, clean and incredibly well situated on the best pond on MDI. We had a private floating dock with kayaks and a canoe at our disposal which we made use of every day. The pond is much warmer than swimming in the ocean. Our son insisted on starting and ending each day with a swim which included several jumps off our dock. We were a short drive from Bar Harbor and some of the other larger towns on MDI and hiked in Acadia National Park every day. Diana was such a terrific hostess. We enjoyed ourselves completely and plan on returning.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282999vb
(703) 960-0612 (Virginia, USA)
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Marblehead, MA
5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have asked for a better place. Diana was a lovely hostess. The cabin was modern, clean, and perfectly situated at the lake shore. We swam every day and made use of the kayak and canoe. Our son loved jumping off our very own floating dock. What a trip and what memories!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282999vb
(703) 960-0612 (Virginia, USA)
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Cincinnati, OHIO
4

a place to refill your spirit

  • 4 of 5
We had 2 groups staying for the week- 5 adult children with 1 dog, and 60+ parents with 1 dog. We had Windiana III- the largest house- for the 5 and the smaller Windiana II, an upstairs cottage, was perfect for 2. We ate our major meals in the large house, but the smaller cottage also had a mini-frig, coffee maker and tiny sink. Isolated down a dirt road and very private, the Windiana complex is on the point of Northern Neck. Views are lovely and you can walk down to dock for swim or canoeing or kayaking(they have these on the property for guest use) or start a hike on the nearby trail. The resident owner is a delight, and very knowledgeable about Acadia, island restaurants, shopping, car repairs and equipment rentals. You are on one side of Mt Desert Island but as long as you have a car you can get to all parts of the Acadia and Bar Harbor easily-within 15 minutes. The newer Windiana III is in great condition and well planned for family activities- there is only one bathroom and water pressure can be an issue for washing dishes, showers and laundry. The smaller cottage, Windiana II, is tiny but if all you need to do is sleep and have coffee & rolls in morning it is fine. The upstairs Windiana II loft is okay, but unnecessary(we used it to store our suitcases and extra bags). I think what we liked the best was the loveliness of the property and how close to nature you are. The deck had lovely views with the sunrise and sunset peaking through the trees. It was so very quiet and the sound of the loons travels over the water.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282999vb
(703) 960-0612 (Virginia, USA)
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Columbus, OH
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
Everything about our stay at this property was perfect for us. Our family of 6 fit comfortably in the house and it was equipped with all we needed. The house is beautifully designed and very livable - lots of windows for natural light and wonderful views. There is a small but functional kitchen and one nice bathroom. The house is located at the end of a long unpaved road and the setting is private and quiet. There is a small rocky 'beach' with floating dock that the kids enjoyed, the water is super clear and clean, and exploring the lake by kayak or canoe is amazing. We spent our mornings hiking and exploring Acadia. Most of the island is within a 20-30 minute drive of the house. Afternoons were spent at the lake or on the deck. We had most of our dinners at the house - picked up fresh seafood in Bar Harbor and grilled most nights. The owner stays on the same property in a small house and is very knowledgable about the island. If you are looking for a low-key slow-paced vacation in a beautiful house and setting, this is the perfect spot.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
'Windiana' Long Pond Waterfront Canoe, 2 Kayaks, & Views of Acadia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282999vb
(703) 960-0612 (Virginia, USA)
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
HIllsborough, New Jersey
5

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5
This was a father / daughter trip and our first visit to Acadia. We are both kayakers (Dad is also a fishermen), and this was a perfect place for us. More then anything this location is all about the view and it is the best on Long Pond. Considered the quiet side of Acadia, it is a great location on the island and only about 20+ min from Bar Harbor. For kayakers, there was plenty to explore each day and fish to catch. We got lucky as the weather was perfect (expect one rainy afternoon), as it was the last week in September... mid 60's and even into the 70's. This allowed us to cook outside almost everyday. There is a great deck and even a hammock to enjoy the views. The house is adorable. My dad stayed in the main house as I was in my own little back cottage. Most also note that the owners where so helpful to answer all our questions.
*I always like to add tidbits: There is no TV or Washer/Dryer. No big deal as there was a radio and we were there to get away from it all. Though we did get internet access (a rare thing on this island) so we were not completely cut off. The house is small, as is the bathrooms and kitchen, but for two people it was perfect. It would also work for 2 couples or a small family. Also the road through the island to get to the house is not paved and is one lane width, so you do need be aware of the occasional passing car or deer.
We had a great time and a great stay and truly enjoyed the peace, the quiet and the amazing scenery!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Somesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
INDIAN SUMMER
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,695
 
 
FALL
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$357
$2,500
 
 
OCT-NOV
Oct 11 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$243
$1,700
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Security Deposit $750
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes SUMMER - MINIMUM STAY OF 7 DAYS REQUIRED

PETS ARE ACCEPTED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. PLEASE CLEAR WITH OWNER

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Somesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 in Windiana - Large upscale bathroom with stone shower
    Bathroom 2 in Windiana II - toilet , shower , Windiana II has a bathroom and can be rented as well
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 in Windiana - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom with water view and door to deck
    Bedroom 2 in Windiana - 1 double , Full Bedroom with lake view
    Bedroom 3 in Windiana - 2 twin/ single , Two twins
    Bedroom 4 in Windiana II - 1 queen , Windiana II can be rented for an additional fee
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Sleep Sofa (1), 2 single beds
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • swimming
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