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The Command Post: Beautiful Ocean and Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full size bath, king size bed, sleeps 2

Nestled on the rocky shore, Command Post holds sway over all boats coming and going on Somes Sound and, is situated amongst historic and once vibrant rock quarries. Relax on the deck after a day of whale watching and listen to the frogs serenade you. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the mountains meeting the sea, and watch boats at work and at play. Golf at any one of three courses located on the Island. Enjoy sailing, swimming and fishing in either the ocean or fresh water lakes close by. In season you can pick blueberries on the grounds for your enjoyment. The Command Post provides a secluded getaway that is centrally located to any of the attractions of Mount Desert Island: Echo Lake, Acadia Mountain, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, and the Carriage Roads and Hiking Trails of Acadia National Park. Your “relaxing” time can be as busy as you choose to make it or as peaceful and serene as the natural setting that is the Command Post!

Mimi Mooers
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • From the bedroom, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Somes Sound.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

The Command Post: Beautiful Ocean and Mountain Views.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful cottage with waterfront views and access

  • 5 of 5

Love at first sight for this beautifully kept cottage with all conveniences, including washer/dryer & dishwasher. Wraparound porch looks out on Somes Sound--spent many hours reading and watching boats, birds, and deer go by. Kept our kayak at the owners' dock, and had fresh cooked lobster brought to our door by their son. Hall Quarry location is perfect--everything on MDI is easily accessible. The owners are terrific and will help with anything you need--we have been coming back for 5 years and have booked for this coming summer. Highest recommendation!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Command Post Keeps Us Coming Back Every Year

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing not to love about Command Post and we go back year after year. The view of Somes Sound, and the mountain beyond, is just gorgeous -- views are great from the living room or from the deck. You can lie in bed and watch the stars and then watch the sun rise over Somes Sound. The Mooers family is so very friendly and incredibly welcoming and they keep Command Post in top notch condition and always clean and tidy as can be. It's a quick drive to anywhere fun in Acadia National Park or into Bar Harbor for dinner. This is a truly special place owned by very special people.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic setting, great view, well-equipped cottag

  • 5 of 5

Captain's Quarters is a small house, perfectly located overlooking Somes Sound in the Hall Quarry area of Mt. Desert Island, just north of Southwest Harbor on the "quiet side" of the island. The facility is well equipped and comfortable, with a new bathroom, full kitchen, nice living room/dining room, and bedroom. There are wrap-around decks to allow for taking advantage of the views, which are spectacular. The hosts, Rick and Mimi Mooers, do everything one can think of to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They've thought of every detail and equipped the cottage amply with all the equipment and supplies needed to insure a great stay. I highly recommend either this cottage, Captain's Quarters, or any other one maintained by the Mooers, as you will have a great time, and never be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Command Post was the perfect place to stay. Great location and views. It's located on the quiet side of the island with easy access to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Nice kitchen and bathroom. Comfortable king-size bed.

Very clean! My husband and I highly recommend it and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, again for staying with us, and next time we'll hopefully get the chance to meet.
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Beautiful Memories that will last a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

If you need peace, tranquility, and to experience the nature Maine has to offer, this is the place to be! The Commad Post is very clean, cute and cozy, but plenty of room for my husband and I along with our 2 dogs. Upon first entering the cottage, we were struck by the spectacular view of Somes Sound and the surrounding mountains which you can see from just about every room.....the pictures on the web site just can't capture the beauty! In addition to enjoying the many activities MDI and Acadia have to offer, we especially liked viewing the wildlife from the deck (deer, red squirrel, woodpecker, and hummingbird) and on the boat ride of Somes Sound (seals, Dolphins, osprey, cormorants, loons, and a bald eagle). At night MDI really puts on a show with all the stars supporting the main draw, the Milky Way. Thanks to Mimi, Rick, and Sharon for your warm hospitality and for making our visit so memorable....a perfect way for "newlyretireds" to begin this chapter in our lives.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Desert Island is a very special place...

  • 5 of 5

Staying at a Mooers vacation home is the best! The hosts make you feel right at home; they are there for anything you might need. The property is always super clean and well maintained. Over the years, we have stayed at Command Post and Sky Water. We have very special memories from each and are looking forward to next year

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anonymous :) JG
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Car: recommended

Located in the center of Mount Desert Island, we are just minutes away from all attractions. With Somes Sound within walking distance, you can enjoy the beautiful sights and water activities such as boating and fishing, and if you are really adventurous, a breath-talking swim in the ocean. Should you not like cold salt water swimming, Echo Lake is within 1 mile of the house.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre Season
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning/Booking Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please contact us for rate details
Weekly Rates from $800 - $1600 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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