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Oceanfront Home Overlooking Penobscot Bay , Castine Maine. History abounds !

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront Home, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Beautiful Sunsets, Granite Kitchen

Roomy three bedroom, three level home on the ocean. Rated five-stars since its initial listing ( globally) in 2015. we have hosted families from Paris Fr., Hong Kong, Australia, as well as numerous states here in the U.S.

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, large picnic tables, stainless steel barbecue grill and lobster steamer. All tools/utensils are provided, incl. gas bottles.

4 Old Town Otter kayaks and 1 new double seat kayak ,paddles, lawn games, fire pit on the lawn, picnic table with ample chairs,

outdoor seating on 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.l

More Details

Property Manager
Dr. Mary L. Cormier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Dr. Mary L. Cormier

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.

Dr. Mary L. Cormier purchased this house in 1978

Why Dr. Mary L. Cormier chose 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.

Present owners have included numerous photos and paintings to add to the decor, as well as telescopes and hi-power binocs to enhance the views.

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.

What makes this house unique

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. Unique public beach at end of road, safe swimming/boating/ beach-combing.

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Dennett's Wharf -- CLOSED
"Wine, lobster, relaxing, on the water, watch boats, family atmosphere. "
Markel's Bakehouse
"Very informal. A different routine, but when yo get into the swing of things it is fun a and..."
Wadsworth Cove Beach
"PUBLIC BEACH AY END OF ROAD. SAFE SWIMMING AND BEACHCOMBING HERE. EXQUISITE SUNSETS, SUNBA..."
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park
Castine Yacht Club
"Private yacht club"
Fort George
"LOVELY HIKING, EXCELLENT VIEWS, HISTORICAL INFORMATION."
Fort Madison
"HISTORICAL INTEREST."
Dyce Head Lighthouse
"CAN WALK BY STEEP PATH TO OCEAN. LIGHT HOUSE NOT FUNCTIONING, BUT CAN SEE AN AUTOMATED LIGH..."
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Bangor International Airport,
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Islesboro Ferry, Lincolnville Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Castine Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pentagoet Inn restaurant , Dennett's Wharf, Manor
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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 (right) 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.

IF FLYING INTO BANGOR INT. AIRPORT, EXIT RIGHT ONTO UNION ST, FOLLOW TO MAIN ST BANGOR, AND CONTINUE ACROSS CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE TO BREWER AND TURN RIGHT ON RT. 15 SOUTH TO BUCKSPORT. (18 MI.)

THROUGH BUCKSPORT TO JUNCTION 175/166 TOWARD CASTINE (RIGHT TURN) , YOU ARE 15 MI. TO CASTINE. AT FORK TAKE 166 ( 4MI.) TO STOP-SIGN, RIGHT TURN DOWN HILL TO " BRITISH CANAL" SIGN AND "WADSWORTH COVE ROAD" (RIGHT TURN) NEXT RIGHT TURN AT BEACH WILL BE "BACK SHORE ROAD", WE ARE 6TH HOUSE UP ON LEFT. WELCOME TO PEREGRINE HOUSE.

YOU ARE IN FOR AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AND DELIGHTFUL STAY. ENJOY :)

Amenities

Castine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 Loft Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1, Lower Bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile Floor, Tub/shower surround
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bathroom, lav, x-large shower
  • All baths fitted with new hi-rise flush, and lav, tile floors, vanity mirrors, lockable entry, ventilation, etc. All
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper Level Balcony, pine floors, cath.ceiling - 2 queen , cathedral ceiling, full bath, tub/shower surround, tile
    Lower Level Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 8' ocean-view Picture window/drapes, dresser TV, closet
    Lower Level Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 8' ocean-view picture window, drapes, dresser, closet
  • All bedrooms w/ closets and dressers, picture windows with vast ocean view, smoke alarms , and easy exit.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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. Maine Maritime Academy Campus provides (training) ship tours and waterfront activities

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Oceanfront Home Overlooking Penobscot Bay , Castine Maine. History abounds !
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect Peregrine!

  • 5 of 5

Words just don't so this beautiful hide-away justice. Peregrine offered our family of four a lovely week of relaxation. Mary and Ray filled their retreat with all the necessities so we could focus just on ourselves. The home comes with everything: Towels, sheets, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, bug spray, washer and dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, cotton balls, q-tips, spices, cereal, milk, cookware, kayaks, life jackets, games, puzzles, wi-fi, frisbee, jump ropes, hula-hoops, cards, bikes, magazines, books, maps, flashlights in every room and more.

The atmosphere at Peregrine feels so much like home and not a vacation rental. The views are spectacular and our two sons (12 & 14) thoroughly enjoyed walking the beach at low tide and kayaking at high tide. Sitting on the deck in the rocker watching the sunset was my favorite pastime. My husband enjoyed kayaking to Castine...a quaint little town!

Thank you for memories made...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to read how others enjoy the Peregrine House and Castine as Ray and I did for 15 years. We can identify with everything you write about. We try to make improvements every year. It is wonderful to appreciate the history of Castine. I recommend that history buffs and others read THE FORT by Cornwell before their arrival or during their stay to further appreciate the historical town. After visitors have absorbed Castine, they can go north to Acadia National Park for different treats and South to Camden for another quaint town and more sailboats. Come and enjoy a vacation of a lifetime.
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5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

We did a family vacation in Castine at the end of August. I can not say enough good things about Mary Lou and her home. The pictures don't do it justice. It had everything we needed plus some! The house was very clean and well kept. Everything worked... they even had Keurig pods for guests. The house is right on the water and has a huge yard to enjoy. We played yard games, sat on the deck, took the kayaks out, and enjoyed fires in the fire pit at night. it was a great location to travel to Acadia Nat'l Park and Bar Harbor which are must do's! Castine was very charming as well. Very quiet and peaceful which is exactly what we were looking for. It rained one night while we were there but it was great because the house was stocked with board games and music. If you're looking for a place to stay in this area... this is a absolutely stunning place! Thank you Mary Lou and Ray for the memories. We will never forget our trip to Maine! (Jess and Charlie from Texas) (Connie, Lee, John, and Natalie from Iowa)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was just wonderful, and I mean a HOME. Mary Lou the owner had everything at her home to make you comfortable, she even left fresh milk and eggs in the frig. It was beautiful and clean. The sunsets were beautiful from her deck. Loved the sun room for morning coffee, which was also provided by Mary Lou. Went to Bar Harbor and Acadia, was an hour and 15mins. away. Went to a lot of harbor towns. If you go to Bar Harbor, you must go to the Lobster boat tour. Mary Lou even has a fire pit, we did that one night, but beware of the bugs. Mary Lou also has bug spray. One of the best homes I have rented from VRBO.

Darlene from Masontown

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Attention to detail in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and a 2 1/2 year thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It lacks for nothing, including a small amount of breakfast foods for our first morning. Some of the highlights.....sunsets on the porch, roasting marshmallows over the firepit, kayaking, walking the short walk to the beach, and walking into town for lunch. Mary Lou, the owner, could not have been more accommodating and she got back to me very quickly answering my questions. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deedee and family, So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the house in such fine condition. We also appreciated your family photos. Our grandson made a Facebook Page with them. You can view them on Facebook. Other people who stay at the House can add to them and make a community photograph album. Thanks again for everything, Hope to see you in the near future. Mary Lou
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5

Amazing views in cozy, hospitable home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Castine. We loved the views at the house. No better place for a sunset! Loved the kayaks and the historic town. The owners were extremely hospitable. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peregrine House - Beautiful rental on Penobscot Bay

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever. The view of the bay was perfect. Enjoyed watching the tides move in and out, and loved the seals sunbathing on the rocks. Family had a wonderful time kayaking and playing the games provided by the owners. This house has it all. Kitchen had everything needed for cooking , and also a grill for outside. We sat outside on the deck most of the time, there is an outside porch area and a porch area that is covered and enclosed for when it was cooler outside. Located in a quite neighborhood, and just the most beautiful location. We are from Texas and went north to get some cooler weather. The breeze off the bay was wonderful. Highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy for the wonderful feedback. We certainly enjoyed having you enjoy our haven by the sea. Next time we will share those Margaritas with you. Glad you are home safe and sound. Keep in touch, Best Wishes, Mary Lou
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

An additional $50 cleaning fee for parties larger than 4

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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