Modern Living, Over the Water in Historic Castine (W/ Private Dock)
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- 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 River 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 1.25 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.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Not Suitable For Children
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Stove:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
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
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- 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....moreless
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It was hard to leave.
It was hard to leave.
This beautifully restored sail loft far exceeded our already-high expectations. From the location to the amenities to the decor to the view to the gracious owners, this is a wonderful and special spot in a charming, historic, little waterfront town.
- Guest Washington DC (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
What a unique experience
What a unique experience
The Sail Loft is a beautiful and totally unique place to stay. Aside from the incredible views the house itself is so tastefully done.From the refinished original floors to the hand hewn beams the place is beautiful. Our bedroom had a great view of the bay with one wall being all windows and a glass floor to watch the tide ebb and flow.The bathrooms were very modern and fun to use. The gourmet kitchen has everything we needed and then some.Perhaps my favorite view was from the kitchen through the living room.Opera and theatre posters from the 1800's on the walls in the living room are very cool to study,as are the many pictures from the historic days of the Sail Loft We spent a lot of time on the deck just watching the harbor, always changing and always interesting. The best lobster in town is next door at Dennett's Wharf. The best Bloody Mary's are 30 seconds from the door at Danny Murphy's. A 5 minute walk will get you to every bar and/or restaurant and shop in town, except The Manor Inn (worth the 15 min. walk or a 5 min. drive). The private dock came in handy as we had a friend with a boat. Two private parking spaces were also a great thing to have. Castine is such a beautiful and historic towm. It was a pleasure to stay in a place that matched that beauty and history. We look forward to experiencing that pleasure again.
- Guest Tom (Columbus, Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/30/12
- Review Submitted 09/19/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
01st oct - 31st may $2400./week 01st june - 30th sept $3500./week minimum 1 week (longer term stay - - rates negotiable) full payment due to secure rental (paypal, check or money order) 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* check-in time after 3pm, check-out time before 10am *travel insurance recommended for renters to cover any possible unforeseen expense
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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.
Links to more information:
exterior Sail Loft from the town wharf
exterior from sea street side
side yard from the sea street side
living area upstairs - looking out to water and deck
living area upstairs ... several books on traveling in maine
dining table - upstairs ... candle or recessed lighting
bar - downstairs living space
second bedroom - downstairs
master bath - downstairs - large walk-in shower to left of picture
the sail loft at dusk from waterside
private dock with access to a mooring
side yard from waterside (stairs to water)
looking towards kitchen upstairs - from water side
kitchen upstairs - looking towards water
glass bottom living space - downstairs
master bed - open to living space - downstairs
third bedroom - downstairs - twin only
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