Built in 1967, our authentic Maine “camp” sits right on Penobscot Bay at the end of a 1/2 mile-long private wooded lane, just 3.5 miles north of the historic village of Castine.
Situated on the southern fringe of Turners Point (directly across from Belfast), it has stunning sunsets and views of the Camden Hills.
A 75 ft. path through the bunchberries takes you down to our private beach. We own over 300 ft of a sandy/cobblestone mix, where you can swim at high tide, or lounge with a book, or take long walks on an almost uninhabited beach. Or, just soak in the long view south down Penobscot Bay.
With very few neighbors (who also have large wooded tracts and long stretches of beach) we offer you seclusion - and nature in all its glory. (Our nearest northern neighbor is 300 feet away, and southern, more than 500, all through thick woods.)
With almost all the amenities of home, our cabin is a perfect retreat for the bird watcher, the writer, or someone simply wanting to get away from it all. Yet only minutes away, there are restaurants and supermarkets, movies, concerts, and museums, as well as a quaint New England village steeped in Maine's seafaring history.
Listen to the ravens and the loons. See seals basking on rocks and eagles cruising right over head, all summer long. Catch the deer foraging for apples in what used to be an old orchard, or forage for your own raspberries along the lane. And at extremely low tide, look for mussels, sea urchins, starfish, and more. If you especially love nature accompanied by most of modern day conveniences, our place could be just right for you.
PLEASE NOTE: Our maximum capacity is 6 people total, and is not available for large gatherings such as weddings, reunions, graduation parties, etc.
One other note is that the two ell bedrooms are accessibly only from the porch (and not from the main cabin).
KEYWORDS: Writers and Nature Retreat
My great-grandfather as well his father were both born in Castine - so coming here every summer is a long-standing family tradition. And when my grandfather was ready to retire, he decided to come back 'home' to Castine.
Shortly after my grandparents restored the old sea captain's house in town (his 'retirement project'), they decided to build a camp out on the shore, so that their children and grandchildren could visit them in Castine, just like they had done for so many years.
He fashioned our camp partly after his sister's cottage down the beach, and partly after a cabin his uncle had built in the 1920's, on Smith Cove in Brooksville (which is just across Castine and Oakum Bay). In fact, our stone fireplace is a replica of the one in his uncle's cabin.
My wife and I followed in my grandparents' footsteps when we moved to Maine 9 years ago.
I now live in Boothbay as a boatbuilder, but try to spend some time here every summer.
I'm still working in Boothbay (and my sisters elsewhere) so we can't be here all summer long, and when we aren't here, we're happy to make it available to others.
It's an unbelievably quiet and untouched stretch of beach. Time really seems to stop here.
Kayaking, canoeing, and long walks on secluded pristine beach
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