George A Wheeler House
This beautiful historic Colonial was built in the late 1700’s and has an interesting past. The home once serviced as the residence for the British Paymaster during the War of 1812. Subsequently the home became the home and office for the town’s doctor, George Wheeler.
With beautiful water views and conveniently located in the heart of Castine Village, this home is the perfect place for your family vacation, wedding, reunion or home base as you explore Down East Maine.
Our Home has 8 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2 kitchens, a formal dining room and multiple gathering places for you and your extended family. The porch offers the perfect place to enjoy a book, the beautiful Maine summers or enjoy your morning coffee. A short walk brings you to the towns Main Street shops, dock or restaurants. Maine Maritime Academy is nearby as well as the town’s golf and tennis courts.
Our home is available for rent from June thru October and the rate varies from $1000-$1200 per week and includes all linens, local phone, garbage pickup and utilities. Our rentals are handled thru Oakum Bay real estate.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home and sharing the beautiful Village of Castine with you and your family.
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The George A. Wheeler home has been owned by the family for 150 years. George Wheeler came to Castine as the town's doctor and surgeon after the Civil War . This house served as his home and office for the remainder of his life. Since then, his family has maintained the home as a full time residence, a summer home and as a vacation home. George Wheeler was also an historian and authored several books about the history of Castine. These manuscripts can be found in the homes book cases today. The family still lovingly maintains the home today.
Castine offers breathtaking water views and a great location for exploring Down East Maine. Lobster pounds, golfing, boating, antiquing are among our favorite pastimes.
The Owner purchased this house in 1865
Siteseeing, Penobscot bay, boating, golf, tennis, Lobstering.
the house was large & comfortable for our family of 9 for 3 weeks. it had 2 glaring faults- all fixable for a small amount of money. 1) it was NOT clean....stove & oven sticky with baked-on grease & grime from weeks earlier - showers & shower curtains full of mildew - mouse droppings all over the house, especially in the kitchen area & upstairs rooms. we had to do a full cleaning before we could begin to relax. 2) many windows were painted shut & others had no screens, so they could not be opened. several days the temperature made open windows vital, especially upstairs. that said, we loved castine & hope to return to the area next year.