Beech Hill is a 2 house Estate on Castine Road less than 1 mile from Historic Castine and within walking distance to Wadsworth Cove beach. The property is 8 acres with numerous mature trees and gardens. Between the houses there are 7 bedrooms with room to sleep 17 people in beds. Each house also has a kitchen and a living area and at least 1 bathroom. The main house is a charming federal style house that was built in 1807. The property also has a small children's playhouse, wonderful beech trees full of children's swings and many places to build natural forts and other places to explore. There is a great open field for kite flying and family games. Due to its elevated location overlooking Hatch's Cove the main house enjoys a nice consistent cool breeze and great tidal water views. Beech hill is a perfect place for a multi- family family reunion or a family compound for a small celebration in Castine or Blue Hill. It comes with a great selection of toys and games for the kids and books and quality bed linens. It is a true throwback in time where you can forget about the cares of the world and concentrate on healthy family living. Have a lobster bake on the back porch, pitch a tent in the yard or get the family together for kite flying or whiffle ball.
- Estate3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
7 Bedroom 2 House Property On 8 Acres With Children's Playhouse And Gardens
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 7, 2018
About Erin Combs
Owner is an avid gardener from Maine but currently lives in Connecticut with her family.
Erin Combs purchased this Estate in 2009
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location in a beautiful town.
Lots of room for a multi-generational family reunion in a perfect location.
had a great time!
We just left Saturday and had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. 15 of us - 3 families 8 adults, 5 young adults and 2 children and dog (ranging from 7 to 78!) plenty of room - very quiet - outside space is wonderful to run and play and enjoy. Thank you for the wifi, it is in one building, that the kids dubbed "the Wifi House" we knew where to find them when it was time to do chores! Beds are comfortable and plenty of linens and towels. Wonderful back deck for relaxing and meals for a crowd.
Only drawbacks, small kitchen in main house so it was tricky preparing big meals- but we prevailed. There are kitchens in all cottages, so if needed there is extra space. Main house is "rustic" - at first seemed daunting, but once it was filled with people, felt like home. Overall very happy with property and if it were closer to Portland, would consider purchasing (it's for sale!) Thank you! Reid/Stevens/Macioge families
Whole family in warm and beautiful Maine
Wonderful compound to host the whole family, easy access to terrific beach and swimming area, town and other attractions.
Lovely place for a family vacation
The main house is beautiful, and the two cottages very functional and comfortable. The main house is full of lovely details, has a great playroom for kids, the bedrooms on the upper floor are lovely, especially the view from the main bedroom is just breathtaking. We enjoyed everything, even the piano in the living room! The house is well equipped with everything you need for cooking for a large group of people, a large dining room, bbq on the deck, etc. The property has an amazing garden with swings, gorgeous vegetation, and a little path ending on the water. The area is very beautiful, Castine (with a small but really good grocery store with freshly baked bread, coffee shop) is a few minutes away by car. I highly recommend this place for a family reunion/vacation, there is something to do for every age!
There were pros and cons but the family loved it.
We had a total of 23 persons in all, with some only there for a few days. The grounds were beautiful and the family members (youngest being 9and the oldest being 94) enjoyed kite flying as well as ladder golf and croquet. We made full use of ALL the houses as well as the kitchen in the main house where most of the cooking took place. This is the first time we were in multiple houses so it was a bit different but enjoyable. I did have to do some slick driving to get the 33 ft motorhome through the gate and I did stop traffic to do it but it was only momentarily. Even though it was July we did turn on the furnace as the older persons were chilly with the rain and breezes. This was close to many sites that the family members wanted to visit and the town of Castine was beautiful to visit. We even drove to Bar Harbour and went on a fishing/lobster excursion and that was a blast. We had family come from Arizona (in the motorhome) and flying in from Colorado, driving in from Texas, Michigan and New Jersey as well as New York. Fire pit was great, swings were enjoyed by the children.
A Wonderful Family Reunion at Beech Hill
13 adults, 7 children (ages 4-14) and our Bernese Mountain dogs spent a marvelous week at Beech Hill. The house is welcoming and brimming with character, old New England with enough modern conveniences for everyone. The swings hanging from wonderful ancients trees were a gathering place for the children and the field is ideal for soccer, baseball, and croquet. Children and grown ups made themselves comfortable in the game room in the evening, playing "Spy Fail." The kayaks and bikes were put to use and the beach is so close as is Acadia National Park. The porches are wonderful for the view of Hatch Cove and for meals and visiting. The houses are clean and well-equipped. The Combs are very helpful, responsive and generous in sharing what they enjoy with their guests. If we were to suggest any improvements, it would be to the comfort of the beds, which was not to everyone's liking. There was a malfunction of a bed in Beechwood, which would not keep us from returning by any means!
Castine is a wonderful historic town off the beaten path of Down east Maine tourist spots but within 1 hr drive of Camden and Bar Harbour. Summer weather is beautiful and clear with a constant cool breeze (no need for air conditioning). The Blue Hill peninsula offers many attractions including nature hikes, sailing, restaurants, antique shopping and beautiful drives. Castine has a great golf course and tennis courts open to the public, as well as waterfront and historic dining. Because of its location at the end of a peninsula, it is a tranquil and relaxing town with little traffic, yet easily accessible to all that Downcast Maine has to offer.