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.
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.
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
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.
July 2, 2020
Great spot. Deer Isle is beautiful and Acadia/Bar Harbor are just an hour or so away.
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.
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.