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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Castine reviews

  • Adorable cottage with beautiful private beach

    "I hate to say anything negative about this place, so I will start with all the positives. This absolutely adorable little cottage was the perfect size and location for our family of 5. The three boys, ages 7 and 4, loved the bedroom with bunkbeds and twin bed. They loved the board games, movies, hammock, fire out, kayak and beach toys that were provided. The beach was perfect, a short walk from the cottage and very private. We never saw another person on the beach, except Leah's father who came over to introduce himself and make sure everything was ok. Perfect and beautiful location away from it all but not far from town, Acadia and bar harbor. The kids loved playing on the huge beach at low tide and watching the tide come in. We loved taking them out in the kayak and sitting on the beach watching them play. The path to the beach needs to be better marked as we followed the blue rocks down the gravel road but once we got to the neighbors house we didn't know where to go and ended up walking through thier yard. Everything that we could have needed was provided, which leads into the negatives. There was too much stuff. All of the cabinets and drawers where full of stuff. Some of it was or would have been nice to have if you forgot something, but random things like half full bottles of shampoo or other people's leftover condiments in The fridge or food in The pantry was just gross to me. There was no place to put our clothes and things away, so we had to live out of our suitcases. This did not bother my husband but I like to unpack and make myself at home which I could not do. The necessities could easily be pared down and kept in 1 or 2 cabinets, freeing up space for guests to put thier things. There were also way to many nicknacks and other random things around the house. The place definitely needed a deep cleaning, cobwebs everywhere, bathtub that needed a good scrubbing and some bleach, and a new shower curtain which doesn't come halfway into the bathtub. The water was gross, it smelled like rust which made the bathroom and kitchen always stinky and dishes and showers were not pleasant to do. I understand it is well water and I don't know if that can be fixed but it was not an enjoyable experience. Overall the place was lovely. A great little cottage in a perfect location. If the owner could adress some of the issues that we found I would highly recommend it and we would return if we were ever in Maine again."
    Guest: Jessica V. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 30, 2016
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  • The property was perfect!

    "We had the best time staying at this "camp". It was perfectly set Back off the highway so you felt like you were deep in secluded woods. We walked the beach for hours every day and did not see people and found tons and sea glass and other treasures. Everything you need is provided at the camp! We cooked a lot of our meals and did not have to struggle to find any Utensil or pan necessary. We were not far from all the tourist attractions like Acadia national park and historic bar harbor. We were able to spend the day away from the camp and then have a short drive back to seclusion. There is no shortage of things to do though if you decide just to stay at the camp. We kayaked and spent lots of time just sitting on the deck enjoying the view. During low tide we found so many fun things that washed ashore and tons of creatures out and about. We saw a sea lion, deer, porcupine, and lots of birds. It was a perfect place for us! Bob and Stephanie have an amazing place and you can tell they love to share it with others and it shows in all the extras they provide like the Maine jams and syrup they left for us to sample."
    Guest: Kim S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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  • Awesome stay

    "Had a great time at the Backshore Beach House! We'll definitely be back."
    Guest: Logan M. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 27, 2016
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  • Amenities, location, and waterfront view couldn't be better!

    "Peregrine Cottage was totally satisfying in every way. The house is comfortably and attractively furnished with everything we could have possibly needed, and there's a water view from every room on the three floors. Additionally, the ground floor patio, fire pit and yard seating, deck, and lovely sunroom allow guests to take full advantage of the beautiful view. and the sunsets are incredible! We stopped for a few rolls of toilet paper on the way from the airport, just to get us by before we could shop the next day for other basic supplies--salt and pepper, paper towels, plastic wrap, soap, etc. We needn't have worried---the kitchen, pantry, bathrooms, and laundry room were well stocked to meet all our needs. Of course we supplied our own food, but the cupboard had salt and pepper, herbs and spices, and other items we were invited to use, as well as cereal and milk as an emergency stopgap before shopping. While a small and pricy market is in nearby Castine, a full supermarket is thirty minutes away, encouraging careful planning ahead. The location is ideal for short day trips to neighboring villages, islands, and Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park. Lots of really pretty countryside scenery--well-kept farms and residences, small towns, wooded areas, and water in one form or another everywhere. We visited Fort Hood, the Blue HIll County Fair, and other varied attractions, but the town of Castine turned out to be our favorite town; it's really pretty with lots of historical sites to explore. Just one note in case it matters: bedrooms are on ground and third floor, meaning it's necessary to use stairs either up or down. (Living and dining areas and kitchen are on first floor, between the two floors with bedrooms.) This wasn't an issue for us, but could be to some. There's a full bath on each of three floors. We were two couples, and each couple had a bedroom with a full bath (and more beds than the four of us needed). We have only praise for Peregrine Cottage and its most hospitable and gracious owner, who wanted to verify that we had everything we needed. Our stay was just great, and we appreciate Mary Lou's sharing her family's lovely waterfront cottage!"
    Guest: Sallyb Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 17, 2016
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