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Modern Living, Over the Water in Historic Castine (W/ Private Dock)

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exterior Sail Loft from the town wharf

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castine house description

The sail loft dates back to the early 1800's and sits on the historic Castine harbor. After a detailed restoration – soul intact – it is now an extraordinary and exclusive spot to enjoy the true Maine experience. This property has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and every comfort imagined.

Sail or drive into Castine's harbor, right up to the private dock or parking space and walk right in. This one-of-a-kind home has two stories. The upper level is the main open living and dining space, with a cantilevered deck over the water. The lower level is the more relaxed living and sleeping space, with a glass floor to see the tide (and sea life) come and go. Outside is a private courtyard, surrounded by stacks of lobster traps with easy access to the dock or down to water's edge, to spy on the starfish.

Castine, a small coastal village of approximately 7.9 square miles, is located on a peninsula in the East Penobscot Bay Region of Maine. The town, on the National Register of Historic Places, consists of two distinct geographic areas referred to as the Village and 'off neck,' a narrow strip of land that separates the Bagaduce River on one side from the Penobscot Bay on the other.

More than 100 historic markers can be found in this town characterized by its 18th century architecture. Major landmarks include Fort George, built by the British in 1779 and partially restored as a state memorial, and Fort Madison, earthwork remnants built by the Americans in 1811, occupied by the British during the War of 1812 and reconstructed during the American Civil War.

The year-round population is roughly 1,300 including 700 college students attending Maine Maritime Academy. With summer residents, and visitors by land and sea, the population at least doubles from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Castine is located in the East Penobscot Bay Region of Maine, 1 hour from Bangor, and 1.5 hours from Camden and from Bar Harbor. Situated on a peninsula, Castine is bordered by the town of Penobscot to the northeast, Brooksville across the Bagaduce River to the southeast, and near Islesboro to the southwest.

http://www.castine.me.us/

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Limited Accessibility:

                    possible limitations to second floor - no elevator...moreless

                  • Not Suitable For Children:

                    not suitable for small children ...moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    Complete, Modern Kitchen. Oven, Gauganau cook top units with built in steamer and pot filler, stainless counter top, 2 drawer type dishwashers, an array of counter-top appliances - and ample service settings, utensils, cookware....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large side by side refrigerator, plus 2 drawer under counter fridges (upstairs and downstairs)...moreless

                  • Dining:

                    10 comfortably, plus smaller 4 person round table...moreless

                  • Catering Available:

                    some of the restaurants in castine will cater...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    10...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Microwave
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  Amenities

                  • Wood Stove:

                    (2) 1 on the lower floor and the other on the upper floor. these are wood stoves not fireplaces. (ample wood on site)...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    portable unit on lower floor...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    depends upon size...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer

                  Other Amenities

                      • private dock and mooring, off street parking, adjacent to boat launch ramp, in the center of town, a great historic walking town...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Stereo
                      • Games
                      • Books
                      • Television
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        cell phone service is available...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Internet
                      • Telephone

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        2nd level wood deck and side courtyard surrounded by lobster traps for added privacy......moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        castine tennis club....we are not members but court times can be arranged...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        castine golf club....we are not members but tee times can be reserved...moreless

                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Our 180 year old structure is literally out and over the water with a private pier and float for a medium size boat, with a mooring close by for larger boats. Revived and restored [2006-2009] keeping it's historic soul while adding the comforts of contemporary details, appliances and fixtures. Furnishings are a combination of original, antique, mid-century modern and even an old church pew - for a comfortable and exceptional experience – that cannot be matched. This one-of-a-kind sail loft was part of Castine Historical Society's 2011 House Tour...moreless

                      • Waterfront
                      • Village

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Golf
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Museums
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Tennis
                       

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                      fall > winter
                      Sep 15 - May 29, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      $2,400

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      longer term stay - - rates negotiable

                      longer term stay - - rates negotiable

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                      50% security deposit due 3 days pre-arrival, returned 10 days post-departure

                      cancel 60+ days to arrival (75% return) no refunds less 30 days, unless re-booked*

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                      Last updated: 09/09/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      the sailloft is in the middle of town
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      10 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Historic small town with a beautiful, active harbor has museums, shops, a variety of restaurants and the Maine Maritime Academy. Summertime brings farmers market, outdoor concerts, sailing regattas, marine wildlife viewing, great kayaking, and much more. The local boatyard for fuel and service, is just down Sea Street, and the town dock and boat ramp are steps from the front door. We are in the center of the towns activities and literally over the water !!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: We're a family who has a passion for Maine, and feel very fortunate to have the sail loft and be part of it's future. Preserving a bit of Castine's history and it's harbor front has been a wonderful experience for us.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      From 1882 through the early 1900's the sail loft housed an active sailmaker, sewing sails for commercial vessels from all around the northeast. Now, 13 Sea Street is a unique property that is like no other, hard to compare. It is adjacent to the town dock and boat ramp, has it's own private dock, easy walking distance to Eaton's boatyard, restaurants, shops, full kayak services ... you are in the middle of this small, friendly community. Our property manager will meet you upon arrival, explain the sail loft and Castine.


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                      Speaks: english
                       

                      Photos

                      • exterior Sail Loft from the town wharf

                        exterior Sail Loft from the town wharf

                      • exterior from sea street side

                        exterior from sea street side

                      • side yard from the sea street side

                        side yard from the sea street side

                      • living area upstairs - looking out to water and deck

                        living area upstairs - looking out to water and deck

                      • living area upstairs ... several books on traveling in maine

                        living area upstairs ... several books on traveling in maine

                      • dining table - upstairs ... candle or recessed lighting

                        dining table - upstairs ... candle or recessed lighting

                      • bar - downstairs living space. 
clear story glass allows light to travel into the space.

                        bar - downstairs living space. clear story glass allows light to travel into the space.

                      • second bedroom - downstairs.
clear story glass allows light to travel into the space.

                        second bedroom - downstairs. clear story glass allows light to travel into the space.

                      • master bath - downstairs - large walk-in shower to left of picture

                        master bath - downstairs - large walk-in shower to left of picture

                      • the sail loft at dusk from waterside

                        the sail loft at dusk from waterside

                      • private dock with access to a mooring

                        private dock with access to a mooring

                      • side yard from waterside (stairs to water)

                        side yard from waterside (stairs to water)

                      • looking towards kitchen upstairs - from water side

                        looking towards kitchen upstairs - from water side

                      • kitchen upstairs - looking towards water

                        kitchen upstairs - looking towards water

                      • glass bottom living space - downstairs

                        glass bottom living space - downstairs

                      • master bed - open to living space - downstairs

                        master bed - open to living space - downstairs

                      • third bedroom - downstairs - twin only

                        third bedroom - downstairs - twin only

                      • est floor plan of lower level

                        est floor plan of lower level

                      VRBO #395370

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Friday, May 16, 2014

                      $343 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 09/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 6 nights
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