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Oceanfront Home Overlooking Penobscot Bay

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Last updated: 06/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Roomy three bedroom, three level home on the ocean.

The open-living main floor has Maine granite counter top kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with hardwood floors and cathedral ceiling. All three floors have large picture windows which provide beautiful views across Penobscot Bay with breathtaking sunsets. The main floor also has a 3/4 bathroom with oversize shower. A three season sunroom on the south side and front of the home, with a wide wrap around deck on the west and north sides.

The upper level balcony has a spacious bedroom with cathedral ceiling, two queen beds, two dressers, large closet, and a full bath with whirlpool tub/shower. This level also provides picturesque views of the ocean thru
large front windows.

The lower level has two bedrooms, full bath, and laundry room. Bedroom 1 has two twin beds. Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed, both offering amazing ocean views and walk-in closets. This lower level opens onto the large front lawn ( facing the ocean ) for games and family outings, screened gazebo , large picnic tables, stainless steel barbecue grill and lobster steamer.

4 kayaks, lawn games, barbecue grill, outdoor seating,
brick patio.
Detached garage with circular drive, parking for five cars, on a quiet private road. A caretaker is nearby to assist with any problems and lawn mowing, and an emergency generator is on the premises.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Numerous lawn and table games have been provided. Dominos, puzzles, frisbee, bocci. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    No Wheelchair access to the premises due to long flagstone walk and steps, but once inside, wheelchairs could be used on main floor and wrap-around deck....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Lower Level Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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  • Lower Level Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Upper Level Balcony, pine floors, cath.ceiling: 2 queen

    cathedral ceiling, full bath, tub/shower surround, tile...moreless

  • All bedrooms w/ closets and dressers, picture windows with vast ocean view, smoke alarms , and easy exit. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • All baths fitted with new flush and lav, tile floors, vanity mirrors, lockable entry, ventilation, etc....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fine harbor for boating activities, Harbor Master on duty. Scenic cruise boat available at times, kayak rental and instructions there also. Fishing and crabbing from Public dock is allowed. Suggest bring own gear. Castine Band plays on the green on weekends. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Ample reading material provided...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board, card, and lawn games provided...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Assorted CD's in cabinet under TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner cable in place, router for WiFi...moreless

  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining table/6 chairs + spares, indirect ceiling lights, and dimmable chandelier, open living...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Single car , used mostly equipment storage, tools, boat life jackets, bicycles. Lawn mowers...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New System2000 oil heat, hot water baseboard installed 2007, 50 gal. hot water storage off furnace, 3 zones with separate thermostats 2 overhead, 2 portable fans for cooling...moreless

  • Internet:

    Cable TV and internet router in place,new LCD TV provided, Bose radio/cd player, DVD player in small bedroom TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens and spares in each bedroom closet...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious with cathedral ceiling, overhead fan, thermo. picture window to ocean, hardwood floors, multi-lighting mantle decorations pictures and mirrors, etc...moreless

  • Parking:

    Circular drive will accommodate up to five cars, accented by low stone wall. Privacy provided by shrubs, flowering bush...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No phone service in place. Guests would use their own cell phones....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and spares in each bath, or nearby closets...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bosch Front-loading Washer and Dryer are in basement laundry. Soap, dryer sheets, etc provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New Mr. coffee maker at coffee bar, new Keurig Pod coffee maker, new Espresso coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishware and utensils, cups, wine goblets, etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Under counter dishwasher installed...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Maine granite counter-tops, ample cabinet storage...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave on counter top beside fridge...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry storage for TP, paper towels, cleaning supp's, paper goods, flashlites, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One year old GE fridge / freezer, ample storage, icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    New GE glass-top elec. stove, large glass door oven, storage drawer below...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Men and woman's bicycles on premises, to be used at renter's own risk...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    New wrap-around all weather deck 2013. Spectacular ocean views, 3 person swing, extra chairs/tables...moreless

  • Golf:

    Castine's 9 hole golf course is just minutes away up the hill by historic Fort George (British built)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 Old Town "Otter" (9 ft) kayaks are provided, with life jackets/paddles for renters' use. AGAIN, at RENTERS OWN RISK...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New OD grill and separate Lobster Cooker provided...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$230
$1,600
July
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$250
$1,700
August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$275
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

An additional $50 cleaning fee for parties larger than 4


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/27/2015
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Location

36 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Castine Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pentagoet Inn restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Backshore Beach

Car: Necessary

GPS : 42 BACKSHORE RD, CASTINE ME 04421

FROM SOUTH: I- 95 N TO AUGUSTA, THEN RT 3 TO BELFAST (40 MI). THEN RTE 1 N. TO NEW "PENOBSCOT NARROWS BRIDGE" AND TOWN OF BUCKSPORT (30 MI.) AT BUCKSPORT STOP-LIGHT TURN RIGHT ON RTE. 1 NORTH ( : HANNAFORDS SUPERMARKET ON RIGHT) . GO RTE.1 NORTH TO JCTN, RTE. 175 /166 (2 MI.)FOLLOW 175/166 TO CASTINE ( 15MI.). AT STOP SIGN,, TURN RT. ON 166 DOWN HILL (0.3 MI.) TAKE RIGHT AT "BRITISH CANAL" SIGN AND WADSWORTH COVE ROAD. HEADED FOR OCEAN. BEFORE BEACH, TAKE RIGHT ON PRIVATE BACKSHORE (DIRT) RD., 6TH HOUSE UP /LEFT # 42

U-SHAPED DRIVE . ROOM FOR 6 CARS. FOLLOW FLAGSTONE WALK TO SUN PORCH. KEYS IN RIGHT HAND WINDOW SCREEN.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1978

About: Retired teacher and business owner, seniors,Travelers and sailors. Large extended family, children and grand-children. Born in Maine, schooled in Bangor to college level, now living in Bangor/Brewer area.

Why Castine:
Built in 1973, original owner/builders from Cape Cod were all about details. House was positioned facing slightly South, to afford spectacular sunsets all across front windows, all year long. Cathedral ceilings and well insulated, orig. owners incorporated materials brought back from their world travels into the home. Cypress plank wall from Fl, brick hearth from Boston bldg.smokestack, copper lanterns driftwood memorabilia, paintings and carvings, etc. Builders of this house were all about details, as evidenced by facing the home slightly South to gain a view of the incredible sunsets all year long, across the front windows. Originally electric heated and well insulated, now has new System2000 oil hot-water baseboard throughout.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet with exceptional views across Wadsworth Cove and Penobscot Bay, Islesboro Island and Camden Hills in background. Flowering trees and shrubs, wild roses, geese , sea ducks, and deer families grazing on the lawns of a nearby estate.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • downstairs bedroom 2

    downstairs bedroom 2

  • downstairs bedroom 2

    downstairs bedroom 2

  • stairs to the sea shore

    stairs to the sea shore

  • Picture taken from deck

    Picture taken from deck

VRBO #555520

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Date last modified - Monday, June 29, 2015

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2015
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