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!
NEWLY PURCHASED, RENOVATED & ALL BRAND NEW FURNISHINGS!!!!
Robert Zelinski & Elizabeth Escardo
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 30, 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.
Lovely farm style house in Acadia Nat'l Park & Bar Harbor area! Well stocked with many amenities.
There was a personal gift awaiting us - good introduction and first impression!!
There were 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The WIFI was reliable.
There were plenty of supplies in bathroom and kitchen.
The grounds surrounding the farm house were very nice.
The area is very quiet and quaint.
Wonderful 3 nights while we explored Acadia and Bar Harbor.
Also, went to Franklin Roosevelt vacation home at Campbello (look it up on the internet - wonderful day trip from this location.)
We are delighted you had a wonderful time! Thanks for visiting the Captain’s retreat farmhouse and hope to welcome you back in the future!
No detail missed. Highly recommended!
Captains Retreat is so charming and perfect in every way. Ideal location for Bar Harbor and Acadia park. Elizabeth was very helpful and we followed many of her suggestions in the Welcome Book which were all spot on.
The interior and back yard of home are lovely. It’s proximity to highway is major negative.
Loved the home interior. Liked its proximity to Southwest Harbor(6 minutes). Home is very well maintained. We were well located to access everything we wanted to do. Big disappointment was excessive road noise from highway. It literally sits just a few feet off of Highway 102 and the road noise is constant. It is not pleasant to sit in or outside of house unless you can distract yourself from whizzing cars. We live in a very quiet neighborhood so noise level was immediately obvious to us. If you live in the city, perhaps the noise wouldn’t bother you. If it doesn’t, then i would highly recommend house. Restaurants in Southwest Harbor, which house is close to, are excellent. Drive to park or Bar Harbor is only 15 minutes away. Loved location. Hated road noise.
Thank you for your valued feedback. It appears the car flow on Main Street has increased this season compared to last. We attribute this to the major road construction happening on route 3 as you come on island. It appears more people are coming to “our” side to avoid it. Naturally this is something that is out of our control; however, in response to your concerns we are having a fence installed across the front length of the property in an effort to abate the noise. We are intending to have our project completed in the spring. Thank you for visiting and happy to hear you loved the farmhouse and location.
Elizabeth was extremely helpful with suggestions of hikes, restaurants etc.
we loved the old farmhouse. It reminded me of the House I grew up in.
Would definitely recommend it!
Perfect location, lovely hosts!
The Captain’s Retreat House was perfectly located on MDI. Easy access to anywhere on the island, but especially loved that it was closer to the quieter side of the island. The house was comfortable and plenty of room for the four of us. Elizabeth was a wonderful host, and her recommendations were spot on! There is traffic noise and it took some getting use to, but I would still rate this house as a 4 1/2 star rating because it was otherwise just perfect!.
Thank you for your valued feedback. It appears the car flow on Main Street has increased this season compared to last. We attribute this to the major road construction happening on route 3 as you come on island. It appears more people are coming to “our” side to avoid it. Naturally this is something that is out of our control; however, in response to your concerns we are having a fence installed across the front length of the property in an effort to abate the noise. We are intending to have our project completed in the spring. It was a pleasure to meet you all! Thank you for visiting and delightrd to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Captain’s Retreat!
Acadia visit 2018 at Captain's Retreat
My husband and I celebrated my 50th birthday in Acadia and stayed at the Captain's Retreat, centrally located, to so many amazing places. Elizabeth (the owner) was extremely accommodating and made our stay super special. Before our arrival we communicated via email and Elizabeth had given us plenty of advise on things to do and places to visit, so we were well prepared to make the most out of our 3 day visit. We totally lucked out with the weather, so we were able to enjoy the back patio for coffee, lunch and wine time. But when in the house, we spent most of our time in the kitchen (there it is super happy and inviting!!!!) and with early rises, busy daily activities and romantic dinners out (all recommendations from Elizabeth), there just was not a lot of time to "relax in the inviting family room in the house".
We truly loved our stay!!!
The home is located on a busy road, which I mapped out prior to our visit, so we were prepared for that. But you will hear this in the back yard and in the bedroom upstairs if you have the windows open.
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