Secluded Sunset Retreat on Penobscot Bay(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
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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Member since: 2012
- 1250 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT require or ask for wire transfers of any sort. If you are asked to do so, please telephone us directly.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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, ME, USA:
My wife and I followed in my grandparents' footsteps when we moved to Maine 12 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.
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cabin in late summer at sunset - taken from the top of beach steps
mid-summer sunset view, from our yard and beach
Dining/Living 'great room' with stone fireplace & picture window facing water
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)
middle ell bedroom (left side)
end ell bedroom
Full bath with large tub and shower (in main cabin)
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 bayside deck (w/ picnic table, gas grill & built-in bench seating)
view from top of beach steps in thick fog
Entrance porch & ell
Swim and lounge on our beach, or walk for miles in either direction!
view in 'great room' from fireplace, facing kitchen and dining table
Electric range in kitchen - directly behind dining table in 'great room'
Master Bedroom - queen bed with memory foam topper, view of the bay
middle ell bedroom (right side)
picnic table on entrance side patio
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
great blue heron, fishing for breakfast at the edge of rockweed,, very low tide
path to the beach (from bottom of bayside deck)
another fall sunset from the deck
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 26, 2017
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