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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.
private dock and mooring, off street parking, adjacent to town's boat ramp, in the center of town, a great historic walking town...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
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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
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
All shops, restaurants, bakehouse, boatyard, bike and kayak rental and most activities are a short walk. ...moreless
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
Golf Privileges Optional
10 comfortably, plus smaller 4 person round table...moreless
(2) 1 on the lower floor and the other on the upper floor.
these are wood stoves not fireplaces.
(ample wood on site)...moreless
some of the restaurants in castine will cater...moreless
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
Large side by side refrigerator, plus 2 drawer under counter fridges (upstairs and downstairs)...moreless
Deck / Patio:
2nd level deck over the water - and a ground level side courtyard surrounded by lobster traps for added privacy......moreless
castine golf club....we are not members but tee times can be reserved...moreless
castine tennis club....we are not members but court times can be arranged...moreless
fall > winter Sep 15 - May 29, 2015 6 night min stay
summer May 30 - Sep 6, 2015 6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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*
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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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 !!
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.