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!
- Cottage720 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
1 bedroom, 1 full size bath, king size bed, sleeps 2
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great views, spotless, great people
Lovely cottage, well equipped, amazing views, ok for pets. Only wish there was a way to close the openings on the deck, and maybe a railing. Minor issues compared to the spotless, well-equipped, lovely cottage and friendly folks.
We were here for 7 days on our honeymoon and the Command Post was absolutely Perfect!
The views are breath taking! It's close to the parks and Bar Harbor.
It's peacefully quiet and extremely comfortable. Truly a home away from home!
We definitely will come and stay again!
Everything was perfect. Hoping to come back.
This cottage on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island was perfect. It was close enough to all the activities that we wanted to do every day, but we also enjoyed the privacy and the peace and quiet of being removed from the crowds. We enjoyed our coffee out on the deck every morning listening to the birds and watching the boats down on Somes Sound. We saw bald eagles flying over several times. We also saw deer every day. The cottage was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. There is plenty of closet space for storing all your stuff. The furniture was all very comfortable. Owners Mimi and Rick were great sources of information about local Hiking, things to do and places to eat. In fact, there is a binder of information right in the cottage that includes all the information you would need to know to enjoy your stay. We were wishing that we had brought our fishing gear as it would've been great to fish off the dock down on the sound. You were able to put our kayaks into the Sound right from the dock. There is also a boat launch on a nearby lake about a half mile away. We were just a few minutes away from the Carriage Roads for bike riding. We were also surrounded by many options for Hiking. We hated to have to leave!!
It was great having you both stay with us and to be able to get to know you a bit better on the boat ride. I hope we will see you again in the near future. Enjoy your new apps for your phone :)
Cozy Couples GetAway "Castle Cottage on a Hill"
My wife and I visited Acadia for the first time and spent a week in August (2017) at Command Post. And the experience was pleasantly special. (And we are picky, world travelers). Firstly Command Post was super clean and fresh smelling and feeling. HIGHLIGHTS - Bed was super comfy. - Cottage had all we needed lobster pot to steam and eat lobster, binoculars - Layout of the footage was terrific as you can walk through the place room to room easily, - Wrap around outside desk was terrifically convenience - Views of Somes Sound and Acadia mountains were spectacular. Matter of fact we watched the solar eclipse from the back deck as well as a sailboat regatta. NOTE: There is an inside "gas fired fireplace stove" and not a traditional wood stove. UNIQUE BOAT RIDES & LOCAL INSIGHTS Mimi and Rick (Maine natives) could not be more friendly as Rick invited us out lobstering and we witnessed this Maine tradition and fishery first hand (not to mention the amazingly fresh lobster he provided us at super reasonable (below market rates) rates, we ate 14 lobsters + local steamers, clams thru the week!!!). Also Mimi and Rick kindly invited us out on a sunset cheese and cracker cruise of which we experienced seeing 2 bald eagles, 2 harbor seals, and 2 porpoises feeding on a school of mackerel. Rick knows all the fine details of the homes and community. Mimi can tell you all the fine details of where to go on the "quiet side" like where to find fresh popovers nearby LOCATION The location of the cottage is superbly convenient being no more than 25 minutes to any Acadia / Mount Desert Island destinations. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Most attractions were closer like minutes away....including Echo Lake boat launch (for stand up paddle boarding, fishing boats or kayaks), as well as the Rouge Cafe (delicious and innovative locally sourced dishes), SW harbor (shops, and ferry to Cranberry Islands), Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Acadia Rep Theatre and the Beech Hill Farm Stand (run by the College of the Atlantic) and has delicious local veggies and ice cream. OVERALL Our week @ Command Post was a relaxing, fun and a cozy lobster filled experience. WE WILL BE BACK!
Very clean, Gougeous views, welcoming host
We will return!!
Great property in a wonderful location.
I spent 4 wonderful days at the Command Post in early May. My expectations were exceeded! It’s a serene location overlooking Somes Sound. It’s well situated on the “quiet side”, just north of quaint Southwest Harbor. Bar Harbor is a quick 15-minute drive. The large bedroom picture window faces towards the east so each morning you’re greeted by a sunrise over the mountains & sound. If you’re looking for tranquility this is the place to be.
The house itself is very comfortable, cozy and importantly…. spotless. It’s obvious that Mimi & Rick take great pride in offering a clean and well maintained home with many thoughtful touches and little details that make a difference. There are comfortable lounge chairs, a bedroom bench, and towel hooks & additional light switches that are conveniently located. The kitchen appliances and laundry machines are spotless and look new. The bathroom (toilet, shower, vanity) are all super clean and well maintained. The carpeting is soft & clean. Again it’s the details that make a “rental” feel more like your home while visiting.
I’m very particular when it comes to rental homes, hotels, etc. Without any hesitation I would highly recommend the Command Post if you’re looking for a quite location, great views and a cozy, comfortable and clean home from which to explore Mount Desert Island!
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
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact us for rate details Weekly Rates from $800 - $1600 per week