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:
- Jul 20, 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!
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We absolutely loved the house, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Great location close to Acadia and Bar Harbor, we’ll be staying there again for sure.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay while celebrating your graduation!! We look forward to to welcoming you back in the future!
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!
The perfect getaway home!
From the moment you walk in you can tell that the owners take a lot of pride in their vacation home! The little details from the fresh flowers in every room to having personal gifts is above and beyond what we expected! Even though we went during the off season, Elizabeth made sure that we would still have an amazing time and gave us a list of restaurants that would be open during our stay! This made things so much easier! We were so sad to leave this beautiful home and town! We’re definitely going to plan another trip back in the future!
A Hidden Jewel
My husband and I loved our recent autumn stay at the Captain's Retreat; the little farmhouse has been recently and lovingly restored by Robert and Elizabeth to have every modern convenience, without losing any of its historical charm. From it's central location (on the quiet side of Mt Dessert Island) to it's well equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms, the Captain's Retreat was just that--a wonderful and cozy retreat. We were only 2, but the house can easily accommodate 6. It's beautifully decorated and we instantly felt at home. We also appreciated all of Elizabeth's suggestions for places to eat, shop, and hike (found in the house manual binder in the kitchen). We could not have asked for a more enjoyable stay on Mt. Dessert Island, and if we get back to New England, we hope to stay there again....I would really like some serious time in that hammock!
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