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The Sail Loft, on the Water in the Center of Historic Castine, Private Dock

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exterior Sail Loft from the town wharf

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 with all the modern amenities, 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 800 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/

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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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    not suitable for small children ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The entire castine harbor is all around you..our historic water front restoration is totally over the water at high tide with a large glass floor to see what swims by. Waterside is all glass + deck......moreless

  • 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 Tou...moreless

  • Village:

    All shops, restaurants, bakehouse, boatyard, bike and kayak rental and most activities are a short walk. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    the waterside of the old sail loft is all glass with deck off the daytime living area for great views and interaction with all the activities on the bay ....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    portable unit on lower floor...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    cell phone service is available...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    depends upon size...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    2nd level deck over the water - and a ground level side courtyard surrounded by lobster traps for added privacy......moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall > winter
Sep 15 - May 29, 2015
6 night min stay

$2,400
summer
May 30 - Sep 6, 2015
6 night min stay

$3,500

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longer term stay - - rates negotiable

longer term stay - - rates negotiable

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor (55 min), Portland (3- hours)
25 Metres
Nearest Barpub
sailloft is in the center of town several options
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
castine golf club
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
several within a short walk

Car: Recommended

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. Our hope is to have a few others share this special place.

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, bike and 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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