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Why you should by my house: Bay Shore condo on a pond

Dorothy McGrath sits in her swing on Aug.

Dorothy McGrath sits in her swing on Aug. 11, 2016 outside her condo, a corner unit in Bay Shore's Windemere Pond community. It is priced at $499,000 in August 2016. Credit: Ivy Neal

Seller: Dorothy McGrath

Address: 49 Lakeside Lane, Bay Shore

Asking price: $499,000

The basics: A two-bedroom, two-bath end-unit condo in the Windemere Pond community (not age restricted) with a water view

The competition: A non-waterfront unit in the same complex is listed for $465,000.

Recent sale in the area: A non-waterfront unit in the same complex sold April 20 for $352,000.

Taxes: $14,071 ($12,876 with STAR exemption), plus $415 monthly common charge

Time on the market: On and off since September 2015

Listing agents: Sandra Carlberg and Warren Barta, Ramsay Realtors, Bay Shore, 631-665-1500

Why it’s for sale: McGrath, 83, who is retired from the New York Police Department, where she was an office manager, says she’s relocating to Florida to be closer to family.

There are 160 units in the Windemere Pond community, and McGrath’s 1,800-square-foot unit is one of only about 20 that are on the pond. McGrath offers:

“This location is the best. It’s private and peaceful and very relaxing to sit on the swing and watch the ducks, swan and herons. There’s also a water view from the master bedroom. It’s the only room we have drapes in.

"The rooms are very large and with plenty of natural light. The breakfast area in the kitchen has a semicircle wall of windows looking out to the wooded area. We have a pool and clubhouse. I play bridge there every week. People are very friendly. I didn’t know anyone when I arrived and they took me in right away. We have parties during the year. There’s a nice gym there, too and two tennis courts.

"We’re within walking distance to shops. A new building associated with Southside Hospital was just built around the corner. We have a guard at the gate. He calls when we have a visitor. This is a beautiful one-story unit. We had no problems from superstorm Sandy. I’m a New Yorker and hate the thought of not being here year-round. It’s just a delightful place to live.”

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