Jumping off the dock into the beautiful pond was the highlight of our days. The house is centrally located on Mt. Desert with nice access to Southwest Harbor and Beals Lobster Pound. We rented kayaks right up the road and were able to row down to the Big Camp House within a few minutes. But the house itself is tucked into a private, quiet, wooded and shady glade with a spectacular view from the deck and back windows of Long Pond, where loons sing - really! The house was very comfortable for a small family (one bathroom) and our big dog. The mid-century Maine camp feeling was extremely relaxing.