Take a long walk by the Damariscotta river and have a romantic weekend!!
- english, spanish
About Property Manager/Owner
I am the great great granddaughter of Ebenezer Haggett who owned this property with his children and it is titled, "the Haggett Homestead". Ebenezer was famous as a shipbuilder who built the five masted schooner. Ebenezer had his ship building company in Newcastle which is now the Lincoln Home and built such beautiful ships as "the Elizabeth", "the Josephus", "the State of Maine". The craftsman in the home is mirrored after the ships with wainscoting and maple flooring.
Property Manager/Owner purchased this House in 2001
Why Property Manager/Owner chose Newcastle
Grear weekend getaway. The property is part of Maine history - with the wide pumpkin pine flooring, lovely architecture, quaint parlor and ballroom. Glidden Street was captured in DownEast Magazine as "Newcastle's Lovliest Lane". The countryside and beautiful federal homes provide the setting for Jane Austen's "Emma".
What makes this House unique
Close to town and shops, yet quiet and private; lovely sitting rooms for conversation, reading, quilting knitting; Porch setting which overlooks the Damariscotta River-- great for having coffee in the morning. Spacious rooms for friends and family
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location. Great price.
Overall review of sea captains house
We spent 2 full weeks in Damariscotta. It was truly lovely and relaxing. While the house is old, I feel to make the stay even more enjoyable, a few things would totally improve things. The furniture could be updated, while we did not hang out there much, the furniture in the family room for lightweights may be OK but for anyone who has any weight to their body would find the furniture very unsatisfactory. For example every piece of furniture had plywood for support. For a 4 bedroom house 1 shower was a challenge but manageable. The biggest YUCK was the rubber gasket on the front loader washer. I personally have a top loader and have been told this complaint is typical but the smell was atrocious. It smelled of ammonia/ urine. This smell was evident not only in the bathroom ( the one with the shower) but drifted out into the connecting bedroom. The top sheets on the beds were clearly not intended for the size of these beds as they were clearly too narrow. Just to clarify, The house has not access to the River. We would absolutely return but would highly recommend making just a few updates. I have stayed in many VRBOs and these suggestions certainly would only enhance one’s stay.
Best of Newcastle
Perfect location! Comfortable, spacious home. Hope to be back soon.
Four retired ladies enjoy The Captain’s House
A great place to stay in a wonderful location. The only concerns you might have are the steps and the bathrooms if you are elderly. There is a fantastic claw foot tub in one, but older people would have difficulty getting in and out of it and the other bathroom upstairs has a small shower. The third bathroom is only a powder room on the first floor.
We plan on renovating the bathroom in the spring of 2020 and adding a shower to the claw foot tub bathroom. This is a historical house so we need to make changes in conformance with the history period.
Great location and accommodations
We really enjoyed our stay here. Good house vibe. I haven't had such a great sleep in years. Comfortable bed, quiet neighborhood. House is located on the best street in Damariscotta. Loved our stay here.
Wonderful location. Walking distance to quaint town. Spacious historic home. Fantastic trip!
Thanks for the kind words
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