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The Command Post: Beautiful Ocean and Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full size bath, king size bed, sleep sofa in living room, sleeps 3

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:
January 28, 2017


Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
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
  • children 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 -
(9 traveler reviews)

The Command Post: Beautiful Ocean and Mountain Views.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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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A Spectacular Vacation Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has made the Command Post our home away from home!!! We have stayed at the Command Post multiple times since 2010. We have traveled with our two dogs and more recently with our little boy! I can't begin to tell you how enjoyable our experiences have been! The Command Post is truly the most peaceful and tranquil place for us! Within a short distance from Acadia National Park's most beautiful sights, the Command Post is our resting spot as we take in all that Acadia has to offer. The views of Somes Sound from the deck of the Command Post is amazing! We awake to enjoy the sunrise above the mountains overlooking the Sound, so enjoy watching the boats glide over the water, and feel the ocean air blow in. We also love the sounds of the toads croaking in the small ponds amidst the quarry that surrounds it. The Command Post offers it all; all the luxuries and conveniences of a comfortable home, the spectacular views of Acadia area, and a truly tranquil place to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul! I would highly recommend this location for your next vacation spot! In addition to all of this, Mimi Mooers has always made sure that our stay is just perfect in every way! Our true home away from home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristen for the nice review. I look forward to your return so I can see how much Patrick has grown. Next year he will be driving the boat on our boat ride :) Take care and enjoy the remaining days of summer.
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What a Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had an great time on MDI and in Acadia NP - despite the Government shutdown - Command Post was the perfect place to stay and the view of Somes Sound is spectacular. The house is small and mostly suited to two people. It is well designed and very well constructed. I don't think I'd feel a draft, even in the middle of winter. The views of the Sound and the surrounding property were highlighted by the large windows in the bedroom and living room, as well as the sliding glass doors in the living room. The house was very clean and well appointed with everything we could possibly have needed for our stay. There are neighbors, but their houses are a good distance away and seen just through the trees, so peace and quiet are virtually guaranteed. For a vacation house, it had everything we could ever have needed and lots of things we didn't even know we needed. The owners are very friendly and take wonderful care of the property. I'd definitely recommend the place to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julia and Larry, Thanks for the nice review on the Command Post. I love to hear when our guest had a nice vacation and enjoyed their stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again in the very near future.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed the week of 9/22-29/12.The Command Post is simply amazing.Cozy with great views of Sommes sound and mountains.Deer right out front every day.We look forward to returning next year.Two weeks this time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to let others know of your experience at The Command Post. I look forward to seeing you again next year. I do have the availability for 2013 posted on my website, so please check it out to see if any of the open weeks work in your vacation schedule.
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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:
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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

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning (may apply) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please contact us for rate details
Weekly Rates from $800 - $1500 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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