“Living at Schooner Cove is much easier than trying to maintain a house. All in all, I feel very well cared for here: good company, good food, time alone or with others, the exercise classes, and I especially enjoy the beautiful view of the Damariscotta River. I can sit in my apartment or on my patio on the first floor and enjoy the view of the river and all the gardens.”

-Eleanor Cappon


“At Schooner Cove, residents move here from around the country, with all different careers and lifestyles. The one thing that we all share is a connection to the area—many of us vacationed here for years before moving here. We visited the Damariscotta area each summer for more than 20 years. When it was time to retire, we knew this is where we wanted to be.”

-David Christian and Bill Halbert

“We enjoy being close to downtown Damariscotta, the jewel of Midcoast Maine. Damariscotta is small, picturesque, and has outstanding theatre and music. Within walking distance are our dentist, our doctors and, when we need it, one of the best small hospitals in the U.S. (part of MaineHealth).”

-Anton and Alison Lahnston

“We find one of the best reasons to live at Schooner Cove is the staff. They are so thoughtful of us all.”

-Vic and MaryEllen Macomber