Our historic home is situated right on Main St in the heart of Castine. The home is across the street from the Castine Golf Course and two blocks to the shops. There is a large 1/2 acre yard off the back of the house perfect for kids to play and a large deck overlooking the yard and garden to enjoy the sun. The House had a major renovation in the summer of 2013 with a brand new updated kitchen, heating, windows, wiring, and paint. Our home has all the necessary amenities of a modern home (wifi, flat panel tv's, lighting) with the historic molding and charm of Castine. We have 4 bedrooms on the second floor with two more bedrooms on the third floor. Then an addition that houses a separate bedroom and bathroom area just off the main house for a total of 7 bedrooms. Great house for a large family or for multi-family stay in the heart of Castine, walking distance to everything.
- House4200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay3 - 180 nights
7 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Surrounding Deck And Large Back Yard In Castine. Sleeps 12
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
I am a school teacher who grew up outside of Boston and love coming back to New England in the summer time.
David purchased this House in 2013
Why David chose Main Street
My Mother and her husband have been a part of Castine for over 50 years.
What makes this House unique
Brand new and updated kitchen. Very well appointed home with all new furniture and historic pieces and rugs. Across the street from golf and tennis courts. Tons of sun and outdoor living. Two blocks from some of the best lobster rolls in all of Maine.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stately home in a lovely, quiet summer town. Historians take note!
Castine has a picture-postcard town center with a classic New England feel. This house is at the center of it all, with a golf club across one street and the Maine Maritime Academy across the other. Quick walk to the marina with restaurants, library, churches, and Fort George, the site of the US Navy's biggest defeat until Pearl Harbor. In fact, Castine is full of signs detailing various elements of its history, which includes territorial control by French Canada, American colonies, the Dutch, and the British in a few short decades. If anything, what Castine needs is a visiting historian to source, verify, and stitch together all of these elements into a compelling book!
The house is very well designed; everywhere you turn there are thoughful elements -- both original details and benefits added by the owners. The downstairs bedroom is very amenable for handicapped guests (shower access the only question mark). Upstairs the bedrooms and bathrooms are well-appointed and well-spaced, so everyone feels like they have privacy. The kitchen is modern and well outfitted, with dishwasher, up-to-date microwave & stove, garbage disposal, etc. The washer and dryer are no afterthought; I would have loved to take them home with me.
One note about this 'quiet town': they are earlybirds at the golf course, which means that mowing of the tees can begin as early as 5AM. Also, in late summer the Academy's NROTC group begins training in the early morning, so you may hear group exercise and military cadences before you're ready for your coffee. There's also an occasional pick-up truck with louder than necessary tailpipes. But honestly, a peaceful, friendly, interesting place.
Our family of 11 were celebrating our 50th anniversary. The house was fabulous and exceeded our expectations! David had everything and more at the house. There was so much room for everyone to have their own space. The kids absolutely loved the yard and spent so much time outside playing. Being from Florida, they were so excited to have a fort with canon, golf course across the street and a five minute drive to a great beach! We did a lot of relaxing and just chilling out. The town is very quaint, but there are some very nice restaurants, a cafe and amazing bakery! My husband and I went on a lovely sunset cruise. Our daughter and son-in- law went on the evening kayak tour which was amazing! There are so many places within an hour from the house. We spent a day in Acadia National Park. Enjoyed a day in Camden, as well. We would definitely come back. Thank you David!
Cindy & Jeff
Will be back for sure!
This house was absolutely perfect! The kitchen had everything we needed and more, the layout was great for a family with elementary aged kids, and the yard and porch were perfect for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails with friends. It was also walking distance to everything in town and to the tennis courts and golf course. We can't wait to go back next summer!
ldyllic family home perfect for gathering of large families and/or friends.
We spent a week here with children, grandchildren and inlaws in mid June. If you desire a great place condusive to comfortably accommadating a large number of people for more than a day or two, this is the place for you. There are many areas of the house to have conversations, play games and sit on the porch. We brought our boat and took day trips to Belfast and Camden. There is also the golf course across the street with the laid back atmosphere of the Maine Coast as well as clay tennis courts. The owner was very accommadating and his mother is a local in the summer which means you have someone local to help if you run into problems.This home made our family gathering the most memborable one in many years.
Gorgeous old house. Extremely clean, comfortable and welcoming.
The house was great for our family! Thanks.
Great family stay and will stay again at this property
This is my fourth year visiting Castine and I wanted my entire family to enjoy the same joy when I first visited this small coastal Maine village. Most of our family are both golfers and tennis players so the location of the house as noted in previous reviews is across the street. There are 4 hard tru courts in great shape and you can walk on and sign up just about any time. The living room is large and a great place to watch Wimbledon or hang out on a rainy day which did not happen to us in 2 weeks. There were 13 of us including 2 babies and we fit comfortably. There is a nice sun porch room that overlooks a good sized deck where we occasionally ate lunch or dinner. You can walk to this incredible restaurant called the wharf or to markels the bakery/restaurant. We spent a day at the tidal pool which is a mile away. The owners are nearby which I never called but good to know they are close.
Additional information about rental rates
No Pets. During the School year all utilities and media will be paid by tenants. Cleaning will be included in rent 1x month.