Artists Retreat

Nestled on over five acres of lush gardens and 300 feet of shoreline, the Artists Retreat offers privacy and tranquility for your next creative escape. The interior features hardwood floors and stunning views from every room, including a screened sun porch and writer's den. With four bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and expansive decks, you'll have everything you need to relax and recharge.

Please note that from the last week in June through August, in general and for most properties, there is a 7 – night minimum stay from either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Please call us for assistance or for special requests and we will be happy to accommodate whenever possible.



May-2024 Feb-2025

Artists Retreat

Deer Isle 8 Guests  4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms (bathroom on main floor)



In Town





no-pets-icon Pets are not allowed.

Cost/Night: from $225

Property Description

Overlooking Northwest Harbor on Deer Isle, this oceanfront estate has 4 bedrooms and 2 full/split bathrooms. The setting for this very private cottage is unparalleled, on more than five acres with over 300 feet of shoreline and expansive gardens. This charming home was built by Richard Myrick as his summer residence about 25 years ago and features beautiful hardwood floors throughout and spectacular views from every room.


The first floor includes two bedrooms, one with a king bed (which can be converted to two twins), and one with two twin beds There is also a split bathroom with shower.Along with a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area overlooking the water, there is a living room with fireplace, a writers den/ library and a screened sun porch. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a king bed and fireplace and the owner’s former art studio with a queen bed and large arched window offering expansive views of the water. The upstairs also includes a split bath with a separate shower and bathtub.


Outside there are generous decks and plenty of seating where the beautiful views can be enjoyed with your morning coffee or evening cocktails. The extensive garden includes a quiet gazebo and is fun to explore or take a walk along the shoreline and start a collection of unusual stones, sea glass and shells.


Charter a boat and explore Penobscot Bay or discover the local area, including Stonington, Blue Hill and Bar Harbor. Back at home, enjoy a lobster dinner on the deck while watching the sunset over Northwest Harbor, or treat yourselves to dinner at any one of the nearby fine dining options.


Dishwasher Washer/Dryer Internet Cable/Satellite TV Heat BBQCharcoal Phone In Unit Mooring Private Dock/Pier Deck Furniture

Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Outdoor Shower Outdoor Seating Fireplace Wood Stove Kayak Canoe Lobster Pot

Sleeping Situation

1st Bedroom
Level: Second
Type: King
2nd Bedroom
Level: Second
Type: Queen
3rd Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Twin
4th Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Twin


We will definitely be back!

July 24, 2023

Our 3 generation family loved this special place! The view of the water from the decks was amazing and the grounds were enchanting—flowers everywhere and numerous outdoor spaces for the kids and adults to wander through. It is a very quiet and peaceful spot. We loved swimming at high tide and also enjoyed kayaking each day right from the property. The house was very comfortable and well equipped, and what a treat to be surrounded by fine original art. It felt like a family home. The kids enjoyed discovering games tucked away in the den. We will definitely be back!

Artists Retreat - Overlooking Northwest Harbor

July 20, 2023

We have been coming to Deer Isle for 35 years now, so we are very familiar with the location and the available rental market. This property was beautiful, well-maintained, well-equipped, and very stylish. We loved the art, the view and the gorgeous gardens.

Picturesque home

July 26, 2022

This home was in such a beautiful setting. It looks like an artist studio and was left to look as it did when the artist lived there. Location is about an hour 15 minutes from Acadia. But location is worth the drive! If I come back to the area, I would definitely stay here again. My kids loved it too!

Quiet and Beautiful setting

October 4, 2021

The artists’s retreat lived up ti its name with original landscapes in every room. It would be a great place to inspire anyone with an artistic bent. We thoroughly enjoyed this house and Deer Isle.

Maine vacation

August 15, 2021

Terrific property right on the water in walking distance to a great little coffee shop. very comfortable with a terrific deck. would have unbelievable views if the property owners wouldn’t let things get so overgrown

Amazing House

July 7, 2021

Beautiful property with magical garden spaces for the kids to explore, easy kayak put-in, fantastic experience overall.

Beautiful Location by the ocean

September 22, 2020

This home is in a beautiful location by the ocean (we rented kayaks to use there which was nice although it was often too windy for us to comfortably kayak), amazing view to wake up to, and lovely sunset views over the water at night. We loved the outdoor deck area, which was nicely designed around the fire pit, and featured a charcoal grill. The grounds were very spacious and made the house feel very private. The house is a great base for exploring beautiful local hikes (barred island, isle au Haut, etc.), as well as driving (~1 hr) to farther hikes in Acadia/town of Bar Harbor.

Perfect place to relax

August 11, 2020

Our family enjoyed 2 glorious weeks at Artist’s Retreat, a beautiful house in a more beautiful setting. We kayaked and paddle boarded daily. Lots of great hiking nearby. We would definitely return to this property.

Great Spot

July 2, 2020

Great spot. Deer Isle is beautiful and Acadia/Bar Harbor are just an hour or so away.

Beautiful Sunset

June 24, 2020

Beautiful location and view at sunset. Good kayaking from house.

Unique Beautiful Property

June 11, 2020

Beautiful property. Great area! Would love to stay here again.


September 24, 2019

This home is gorgeous. Everything you could possibly want for a vacation on the water in Maine. Clean, comfy, open and peaceful. Stocked with all the little things you forget, like olive oil. The beauty of the grounds will have your heart. Waking to the loons and sounds of the water was glorious. This is the place. I will forever be grateful for the time with my family in this beautiful home. Memories made. Hopefully we will repeat this adventure next year. Fabulous property.

Area of Maine

September 21, 2019

We had a great stay at Artist’s Retreat. The outdoor spaces are beautiful. For situational awareness, plan on approximately 45 minutes to get up to highway 1 to head back southeast to explore Bar Harbor/Acadia, or southwest to head toward Rockland or Camden. Blue Hill, and Stonington (lobsters!) are close though, and both nice little villages. Beautiful area of Maine! Downeast Rentals was great – responsive and professional, and made everything easy for us.

Dinner on the deck

June 13, 2019

Beautiful house, great location! Our favorite part was dinner on the deck overlooking the water.

Beautiful place to relax

June 18, 2018

A well maintained home on a beautiful bay. The home was perfect for 8 people and the grounds and landscaping were outstanding.

Maine Paradise

August 10, 2017

If you are looking for your own small piece of Maine paradise, then this is for you. Inside and out, this piece of Maine is food for the soul. Enjoy the art work on the walls and the art of nature just outside your door. Amazing, inspiring location.


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