Quiet and Restful
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at this cottage on beautiful Long Pond. The cottage was comfortable and charming, the hosts gracious (the owners live nearby), and the location spectacular. The cottage is set back about 20 feet from the water and comes equipped with its own dock. It was perfect for swimming, kayaking, lazing in the hammock, etc. and we found that we spent much more time at the cottage than would normally be our practice on a vacation. Long Pond is probably the best spot on Mount Desert Island for freshwater kayaking and is very appealing to nature lovers (nightly serenades from the common loons and almost daily sightings of bald eagles). The cottage is very functional for four people: only 1 bedroom, but adequate room for our two kids in the main living/dining area, as there are two built-in beds as well as a double bed. The only drawback is that the property does not have a washer/drier, but there's a laundromat about 15 minutes away by car. Secluded and quiet, the cottage is nevertheless conveniently located with easy access to all the activities that Mount Desert Island offers. Over the years, we have rented 4 other properties on Long Pond, as well as several others at different spots on the island, and this is our favorite. We hope to return! I'm almost afraid to highly recommend it as it could increase our competition for a spot next year!
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