The Sail Loft, on the Water in the Center of Historic Castine, Private Dock(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5 comfortably)
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.
Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
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
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
fall > winter
Sep 12 - May 25, 2017
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
longer term stay - - rates negotiable
longer term stay - - rates negotiable
full payment due to secure rental (paypal, check or money order)
50% security deposit or renter protection insurance required
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
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Links to more information:
exterior Sail Loft from the town wharf
exterior from sea street side
side yard from the sea street side
living area upstairs - looking out to water and deck
living area upstairs ... several books on traveling in maine
dining table - upstairs ... candle or recessed lighting
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.
master bath - downstairs - large walk-in shower to left of picture
the sail loft at dusk from waterside
private dock with access to a mooring
side yard from waterside (stairs to water)
looking towards kitchen upstairs - from water side
kitchen upstairs - looking towards water
glass bottom living space - downstairs
master bed - open to living space - downstairs
third bedroom - downstairs - twin only
est floor plan of lower level
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
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