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Enjoy the fall foliage and beautiful sunsets at The Captain's House!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Take a long walk by the Damariscotta river and have a romantic weekend!!

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, family room, parlor, living room, on 1.5 acres; bath includes claw foot bed; one 1/2 bath, 2 full bath ; antique furniture and lovely bay windows to play cards or curl up and read a book. Family room for coffee around the walnut table for morning breakfast and chat; quiet parlor w rocking chairs to draw or paint. Walk down Glidden St. and smell the fresh fall air and watch the red and yellow foliage fall from the surrounding oak trees. Close to town and shops and hiking trails nearby kayak shop and Pemaquid point several restaurants and Chowdah and pumpkin festival. Escape for a long weekend with family and friends.

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

I am the great great granddaughter of Ebenezer Haggett who owned this property with his children and it is titled, "the Haggett Homestead". Ebenezer was famous as a shipbuilder who built the five masted schooner. Ebenezer had his ship building company in Newcastle which is now the Lincoln Home and built such beautiful ships as "the Elizabeth", "the Josephus", "the State of Maine". The craftsman in the home is mirrored after the ships with wainscoting and maple flooring.

Property Manager/Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why Property Manager/Owner chose Newcastle

The property is part of Maine history - with the wide pumpkin pine flooring, lovely architecture, quaint parlor and ballroom. Glidden Street was captured in DownEast Magazine as "Newcastle's Lovliest Lane". The countryside and beautiful federal homes provide the setting for Jane Austen's "Emma".

What makes this house unique

Close to town and shops, yet quiet and private; lovely sitting rooms for conversation, reading, quilting knitting; Porch setting which overlooks the Damariscotta River-- great for having coffee in the morning. Spacious rooms for friends and family


Newcastle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No barbequeing or outdoor grilling allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy the fall foliage and beautiful sunsets at The Captain's House!!
average rating of 4.037037 based on 27 reviews

Loved the porch overlooking a street filled with beautiful homes.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful spacious house & yard in a perfect location that is walking distance to downtown Damariscotta shops, kayaking, & movies.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful week at the lovely Shipbuilder home

  • 5 of 5

The home is very spacious and comfortable. There is a parlor which is near the porch and at night I would sit in the rocking chair and hear the old maple trees. The living room is beautifully decorated with artwork and antiques and the kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans. My friends and I enjoyed our morning coffee looking out at the bay windows. The home was very clean and comfortable. It is located near the town od Damariscotta and we walked into town for ice cream and dinner and Mama Mia movie. The claw foot tub helped my aching foot from the walk. It was a great visit and look forward to many more. Kate Warren

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and historical house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The location of this house is wonderful. You can walk to restaurants and shops in Damariscotta and Newcastle down a quaint street. The other direction you can find a trail through the woods that takes you to an oyster midden. The house is roomy and well equipped. Everything you could need in the little kitchen, soft cotton sheets and plenty of towels. It is an old house, so of course the floors creak and it is altogether charming. Also it is very, very clean. We did have an issue and it was satisfactorily resolved by the responsive owner. 10 thumbs up from our party of 5.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and historic resisdence

  • 5 of 5

This is an historic property with great atmosphere. It is not a corporate hotel. The rooms are clean and charming. The front porch and atmosphere are from another era. The great thing about this residence is the short walk into town for dining and fun. The original family still owns the home so this is a special place for people who appreciate historical homes.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location

  • 3 of 5

Lovely old house is great location. House is very old but has a certain charm to it. Shower could be updated and a little bigger.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are installing a shower next year and will renovating
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Not as advertised or expected!

  • 1 of 5

My first impression entering was so bad that I really wanted to turn and leave! What I saw was a room with very dirty curtains,windows ,a stained couch ,a well worn rug ,and a chandelier that hadn’t been touched with soap and water in a long time . Upon entering the main rooms that would be my living space I noticed broken furniture,and a couch that needed to be covered as it was so dirty. Ironically , the dishes ,appliances were clean and in working order. It would have been helpful to have a folder with hints as to tv channels and how to operate, maybe a list of local restaurants, and places of interest. I recognize that this is a very old place and it takes more money than the owner has to restore this place to its original beauty but I find Little sympathy for the lack of deep cleaning this home annually. The street and the people who live there are just wonderful! Many people I talked with were not surprised with the condition of this place as it’s been this way for yrs ! Overall, the place is just a wonderful peak at what these stately homes were once, the beautiful wide wood floors upstairs ,large bedrooms and not so adequate bathrooms. I must add that the cleanliness is not the fault of the Saturday maid .she did exactly what would be expected. It must be so frustrating for her !

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The home is cleaned every three to four days. In regard to the drapes, we clean them in the beginning of the season. We will be cleaning them again next week and ironing them. The couch in the living room has been cleaned in the spring but we will have the upholstery refreshed. In regard to the chandelier, we can have the cleaner dust the lights. The rug is an antique and is vintage 18th century. This is an antique home which has all the charm of the lovely shipbuilder homes in the 17th c.
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Car: necessary

Riverarts and round pond ice cream


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

please clean linens prior to departure and leave the key for the next tenant in the family room on the oval table

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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