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Secluded Sunset Retreat on Penobscot Bay

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cabin in late summer at sunset - taken from the top of beach steps

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in 1967, our authentic Maine “camp” sits right on Penobscot Bay at the end of a 1/2 mile-long private wooded lane, just 3.5 miles north of the historic village of Castine.

Situated on the southern fringe of Turners Point (directly across from Belfast), it has stunning sunsets and views of the Camden Hills.

A 75 ft. path through the bunchberries takes you down to our private beach. We own over 300 ft of a sandy/cobblestone mix, where you can swim at high tide, or lounge with a book, or take long walks on an almost uninhabited beach. Or, just soak in the long view south down Penobscot Bay.

With very few neighbors (who also have large wooded tracts and long stretches of beach) we offer you seclusion - and nature in all its glory. (Our nearest northern neighbor is 300 feet away, and southern, more than 500, all through thick woods.)

With almost all the amenities of home, our cabin is a perfect retreat for the bird watcher, the writer, or someone simply wanting to get away from it all. Yet there are restaurants and markets, movies, concerts, and museums, as well as a quaint New England village steeped in Maine's seafaring history, just minutes away.

Listen to the ravens and the loons. See seals basking on rocks and eagles cruising right over head, all summer long. Catch the deer foraging for apples in what used to be an old orchard, or forage for your own raspberries along the lane. And at extremely low tide, look for mussels, sea urchins, starfish, and more. If you especially love nature accompanied by most of modern day conveniences, our place could be just right for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Our maximum capacity is 6 people total, and is not available for large gatherings such as weddings, reunions, graduation parties, etc.

One other note is that the two ell bedrooms are accessible only from the porch (and not from the main cabin).

KEYWORDS: Writers and Nature Retreat

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Signer of Rental Agreement must be at least 30 years old, and be a resident of rental during entire time....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke inside the cabin; elsewhere on premises allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    plus antique single...moreless

  • Master bedroom in main cabin is a queen with removable memory foam topper; middle ell bedroom has 2 twin cots; end ell has 2 twin mattresses on modern springs, and 1 antique bed on old springs (single mattress)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    bath soap and tissue provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 3 fans, vacuum, cooler, canoe, kayaks, maps, brochures, property guidebook...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    wide assortment for all ages, both fiction & non-fiction...moreless

  • Games:

    Jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, Uno, Yahtze, Scrabble, Probe, Monopoly, Dominoes ...moreless

  • Television:

    Digital TV picks up CBS, NBC, Fox, & local weather stations...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    short path and 10 steps to secluded beach...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in utility room in attached ell...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    stone hearth, firewood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Rinnai propane heater, in great room in main cabin only...moreless

  • Internet:

    high-speed DSL with WiFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds will already be made upon arrival; extra linens in bureaus...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Calls to United States and Canada are free; for all other international calls, please use your cell phones or personal calling cards....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in utility room in attached ell; all typical laundry supplies included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    automatic drip (paper filters provided)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    glass casseroles, mixing bowls, rolling pin, measuring cups, pots and pans, grill tools, lobster pots for both kitchen and beach...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete service for six, including lobster ware...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    hand mixer, blender, electric can opener, coffee bean grinder, assorted wraps...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    salt & pepper and other spices; sugar & sweetener, cooking spray, vegetable oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    bayside picnic table, coffee table, resin and Adirondack chairs, picnic table on stone patio by front entrance porch...moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,295

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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Location

Kayaking, canoeing, and long walks on secluded pristine beach

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1967

About the owner: My great-grandfather as well his father were both born in Castine - so coming here every summer is a long-standing family tradition. And when my grandfather was ready to retire, he decided to come back 'home' to Castine. Shortly after my grandparents restored the old sea captain's house in town (his 'retirement project'), they decided to build a camp out on the shore, so that their children and grandchildren could visit them in Castine, just like they had done for so many years. He fashioned our camp partly after his sister's cottage down the beach, and partly after a cabin his uncle had built in the 1920's, on Smith Cove in Brooksville (which is just across Castine and Oakum Bay). In fact, our stone fireplace is a replica of the one in his uncle's cabin.

Why the Owner Chose Castine:
My wife and I followed in my grandparents' footsteps when we moved to Maine 10 years ago. I now live in Boothbay as a boatbuilder, but try to spend some time here every summer. I'm still working in Boothbay (and my sisters elsewhere) so we can't be here all summer long, and when we aren't here, we're happy to make it available to others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
It's an unbelievably quiet and untouched stretch of beach. Time really seems to stop here.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • cabin in late summer at sunset - taken from the top of beach steps

    cabin in late summer at sunset - taken from the top of beach steps

  • mid-summer sunset view, from our yard and beach

    mid-summer sunset view, from our yard and beach

  • Dining/Living 'great room' with stone fireplace & picture window facing water

    Dining/Living 'great room' with stone fireplace & picture window facing water

  • Twin picture windows in dining area of 'great room' facing Penobscot Bay

    Twin picture windows in dining area of 'great room' facing Penobscot Bay

  • sink & dishwasher in kitchen (door goes to hallway, to master bedroom and bath)

    sink & dishwasher in kitchen (door goes to hallway, to master bedroom and bath)

  • middle ell bedroom (left side)

    middle ell bedroom (left side)

  • end ell bedroom

    end ell bedroom

  • Full bath with large tub and shower (in main cabin)

    Full bath with large tub and shower (in main cabin)

  • kayaking the Penobscot from our beach, on a beautiful September morning

    kayaking the Penobscot from our beach, on a beautiful September morning

  • view from our beach looking north, towards Cape Jellison (high mid tide)

    view from our beach looking north, towards Cape Jellison (high mid tide)

  • view from bayside deck (w/ picnic table, gas grill & built-in bench seating)

    view from bayside deck (w/ picnic table, gas grill & built-in bench seating)

  • view from top of beach steps in thick fog

    view from top of beach steps in thick fog

  • Entrance porch & ell

    Entrance porch & ell

  • Swim and lounge on our beach, or walk for miles in either direction!

    Swim and lounge on our beach, or walk for miles in either direction!

  • view in 'great room' from fireplace, facing kitchen and dining table

    view in 'great room' from fireplace, facing kitchen and dining table

  • Electric range in kitchen - directly behind dining table in 'great room'

    Electric range in kitchen - directly behind dining table in 'great room'

  • Master Bedroom - queen bed with memory foam topper, view of the bay

    Master Bedroom - queen bed with memory foam topper, view of the bay

  • middle ell bedroom (right side)

    middle ell bedroom (right side)

  • picnic table on entrance side patio

    picnic table on entrance side patio

  • Cabin & ell (2 bedrooms accessible from porch); deck on west, facing bay

    Cabin & ell (2 bedrooms accessible from porch); deck on west, facing bay

  • view just south of our beach at low mid tide, looking towards Vinalhaven

    view just south of our beach at low mid tide, looking towards Vinalhaven

  • great blue heron, fishing for breakfast at the edge of rockweed,, very low tide

    great blue heron, fishing for breakfast at the edge of rockweed,, very low tide

  • path to the beach (from bottom of bayside deck)

    path to the beach (from bottom of bayside deck)

  • another fall sunset from the deck

    another fall sunset from the deck

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2015
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