The Captain's Retreat is located smack in the middle of Mount Desert Island in historic picturesque Somesville which is conveniently located to all of ACADIA National Park highlights! You can be hiking on a park trail, swimming in Echo lake, kayaking on Long Pond or enjoying a live performance at the Acadia Repertory Theatre all within a few minutes drive away! We are 15 minutes to Bar Harbor for whale watching, shopping and nightlife & 7 min to Southwest Harbor to experience a quaint traditional Maine town with local shops, lobster pounds, art galleries and dining. Beech Hill Farm which is run by the College of Atlantic students is right down the road for ALL the best LOCAL produce, grass fed meats, fresh eggs, maple syrup and more! The farmhouse was purchased in February 2017 and it has been just renovated/updated to reflect it's original 1920's pristine glory on the gorgeous 3 acre property. You can relax or play on the large lawn, pick local blueberries in the woods or watch wildlife over Denning Brook all on property. EVERYTHING is BRAND NEW in the home.....from the inviting living room furniture, comfortable beds with fine linens/quilts, plush egyptian cotton towels, chef quality cookware, a gorgeous french country dining table that seats 8........ all the comforts of a home....this not your typical rental cottage with saggy furniture and worn towels. Come experience a quintessential New England farmhouse on your well deserved vacation! Relax in style after a day in the park, enjoy a traditional lobster boil, make smores at the outdoor fire pit or gaze at the stars from the hammock. A bright sunny farmers kitchen with new appliances with a center island that can seat 6 is a great place to gather while cooking or morning coffee. Come savor all that Mount Desert Island has to offer from sunsets on Cadillac Mountain, sailing on Somes Sound, popovers at the Jordan Pond House, horse drawn wagon rides on the carriage paths, picnics at Sand Beach, and so much more!!! No extra hidden charges for housekeeping, Well mannered dogs welcomed on case by case approval basis. Caretaker is located on property in the carriage house with separate entrances from the farmhouse and delighted to assist you in any manner as well as give you complete privacy while you experience your dream vacation on Mount Desert Island!
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- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
NEWLY PURCHASED, RENOVATED & ALL BRAND NEW FURNISHINGS!!!!
Robert Zelinski & Elizabeth Escardo
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 6, 2018
About Robert Zelinski & Elizabeth Escardo
Elizabeth is a Yoga Instructor and Therapist and has been living on St. John, US Virgin Islands for 16 yrs. She teaches yoga, meditation and wellness classes and retreats on Mount Desert Island each summer. Through her love of nature and holistic healing she finds solace in residing within 2 beautiful National Parks sharing her passion of Health and Well being and serving her valued guests. Robert is a professional captain and owner of Orion Yacht Management in Northeast Harbor, Maine. He works and lives on a privately owned 100ft yacht out of NYC.
Robert Zelinski & Elizabeth Escardo purchased this Farmhouse in 2017
Why Robert Zelinski & Elizabeth Escardo chose Mount Desert
Robert has had deep roots and connections in the yachting industry on Mount Desert since 1989. He introduced Elizabeth to the beauty of the island in 2010 when they met. Having careers that keep them apart most of the year, Mount Desert is where they have the opportunity to spend precious time together each summer season. The "Captain's Retreat" was purchased in February 2017 and we are delighted to share our NEW HOME with you to create your own precious memories and experiences. Fall in love with Mount Desert Island as we have!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great family vacation for us and our adult daughters!
Charming farm house with all the comforts of home in a great location for all the sites and activities. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. We also brought our two dogs and they were equally welcomed. Acadia and Bar Harbor were in close proximity and offered more than we had time to take in. A great time wasvhad by all.
Very nice house; Right next to a very busy street.
Everything the other reviews say about this house are true: It is very well decorated, the furniture is all new, it is clean and the owner is delightful. However, the one thing not mentioned (and why I gave it a three star review) is that it is right next to a very busy street, and so you constantly hear traffic noise from a steady stream of fast-moving cars, which are all about 10 feet from the entryway to the house.
This is less of a big deal at night than I worried it would be - the noise from the box fans (there is no AC) pretty much drowns out the traffic noise. But, it is definitely an issue, and it makes sitting outside (there is a lovely lawn) much less pleasant than it otherwise would be.
I also was frustrated because I was not warned of this. There is nothing in the description warning about traffic noise, and when I spoke to the owner on the phone before renting, and specifically asked if there was anything I should know about the house, she never mentioned the constant noise from the traffic.
So, it is a nice house. But if you are looking for a quiet vacation (which, given that this is on the 'quiet side' of MDI, might be a goal), this might not be the house for you.
Thank you for the positive comments about the farmhouse and yard. It is unfortunate that the road was an issue for you during your stay. We have never had a guest bring this to our attention of being problematic in the 2 seasons of renting. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us.
Excellent Property, Excellent Location
The Captain's retreat is well-located on Route 102 on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island just minutes from all the popular west side hiking spots (Beech Mountain, Acadia Mountain, St. Sauveur, etc.) and Echo Lake for fresh water swimming and boating. Do be sure to use caution entering and exiting the driveway from route 102.
The house was fully redecorated last year and is both charming and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped for meals at home; you can eat at the large island in the kitchen or at the table in the dining room.
We were a party of four to six for our two week stay. We were comfortable, and found we all had plenty of space. We would happily stay again if we return to Acadia.
Wonderful stay on the doorstep of Acadia
My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Captain's Retreat so much! Elizabeth was so welcoming and helpful with tips on where to eat and what to do. The property is beautiful and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and convenient. The location is close to many activities in and around Acadia, but also convenient to Bar Harbor as well.
Property is beautiful! Extremely comfortable and clean! Loved it!
We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation at this beautiful farmhouse! Roomy, comfortable, and clean. House was perfect for our family. Terrific area, lots to do, great hikes and enjoyed coming back to relax by the fire pit at night. Beth and Robert were great hosts!
Great location, true to the pictures
We had a lovely time. The house is very conveniently located. It's a quick drive to Acadia and Bar Harbour, there's a grocery store down the road. This is a tastefully renovated house with a fully equipped kitchen, ample closet space and plenty of outdoor space. There were 6 in our party and it was a comfortable accommodation for all. Highly recommended. Elizabeth is very responsive, provided us with ample information ahead of time. Everything was seamless.
So happy to hear you had a lovely time! Thanks for visiting the Captain’s retreat and hope to welcome you back again!
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