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Maine Cottage with View of Penobscot Bay and Castine Harbor

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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A vacation at our cottage in Castine, Maine provides the perfect venue for a wide-ranging experience associated with coastal Maine, the famed Pine Tree state. From beaches to mountains, family reunions, exploring, sightseeing, just plain relaxing - your can enjoy it all from this location.

Castine, a town of 1300 with a rich historical legacy, is located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Maine. It has been a summer boat destination for decades; Castine Harbor is in close proximity to many quiet anchorages, some of which are overlooked by our charming cottage.

The town is home to the Maine Maritime Academy, a premier institution engaging in the training of officers for the US maritime service and related industries. Waterfront activities include superb sea kayaking instruction and daytime sailing cruises. Nearby is the chance to see local lobstermen and learn how this shellfish is harvested.

A choice of natural terrains for hiking, biking, and wildlife observation abounds from Witherle Woods to Holbrook Island Sanctuary, a state park which sponsors frequent summer programs. In addition, the famed Fort Knox and its celebrated Penobscot River Narrows Observatory offer visitors sweeping panoramic views of the area from the recently completed 420' high observatory directly over the river. The fort, built in the mid 19th century, is complete and its history unfolds through daily tours.

Dining choices are plentiful in the vicinity for casual as well as elegant dining. The Pentagoet is known for skillfully prepared dinners as well as its sophisticated afternoon high teas. The Bagaduce Lunch is a regional fixture celebrated as one of the best choices for prepared seafood in Maine. Live lobsters can be obtained dockside on the Castine waterfront at Eaton's for a home meal. And don't forget The Breeze, a waterfront eatery with the perfect lobster roll or crab roll.

A walking tour of the village is highlighted by the presence of descriptive signs and placards which identify many sites of historical military engagements while also detailing the occupation of the town by five nations during the colonial period. One can visit the Wilson Museum with its Indian and Oceanic collections and historic Perkins house, and the Castine Historical Society where examples of both literature and painting of local authors and artists are displayed.

Castine is a short drive from the celebrated Penobscot Maritime Museum in Searsport and Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. Along the way there are endless opportunities to stop at antique and craft shops where artisans offer the best of Maine made products.

Maine's beautiful sunsets are directly viewed from Wadsworth Cove, where you can enjoy the town's saltwater swimming beach. Further recreation is fostered by the tennis courts and 9-hole golf course available to visitors at the Castine Golf Club in the village center. On the town common, there is a weekly farmer's market, occasional band concerts and summertime church suppers and craft fairs. The Witherle Library, also on the common, prepares summer programs for children, and generously affords visitors the chance to borrow books and audio materials without charge.

Come and enjoy your vacation here with the best Maine has to offer.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    On first floor which is the main floor of the house...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Also on first floor of the house. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom is on the ground level and has its own bath. ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    on the main floor. This bathroom is for the master bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom on the ground floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table can accept more seating with addition of a leaf in the table. Can seat 6. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Low Season Rates
May $750 per week.
June, September, October $900 per week.
High Season Rates
July $1000 per week
August $1100 per week
Cleaning fee $100

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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Location

Nearby to Acadia National Park, Camden, and Belfast.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Matthew has enjoyed summers on the Penobscot Bay since he was a child and his family visited annually. Merry's early experience with Maine took her to Monhegan Island, where she quickly learned to love the fog and sea. Both of them were very happy to find this delightful house perfectly situated in Castine. They have enjoyed many summers there.

Why the Owner Chose Castine:
The perfect location on Penobscot Bay with plenty of opportunities for fun and easy access around the Blue Hill peninsula.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The view from the living room is what makes our house great! We can see down the way to the upper part of Castine Harbor, where our boat the OWL was moored. The daily changes of tide and wind and water and boats keep us constantly enjoying the view.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of cottage from the side looking down toward the water.

    View of cottage from the side looking down toward the water.

  • Lobsters for dinner - a regular treat!

    Lobsters for dinner - a regular treat!

  • eating area beside the kitchen

    eating area beside the kitchen

  • living room with cable TV

    living room with cable TV

  • twin bed room

    twin bed room

  • Back Shore Beach.

    Back Shore Beach.

  • recently remodeled kitchen with granite countertops

    recently remodeled kitchen with granite countertops

  • master bedroom with queen size bed

    master bedroom with queen size bed

  • third bedroom with queen size bed. bathroom is directly off this bedroom.

    third bedroom with queen size bed. bathroom is directly off this bedroom.

VRBO #424241

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Date last modified - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 07/13/2015
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(717) 497-2032 (Pennsylvania, USA)

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