David Blumin

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Bedrooms 3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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3 BR, 3 Bath, 185' Frontage And Deep Water Dock Plus Mooring.

Sea legs are essential inside this charismatic custom residence which is in 'Bristol' condition, and boasts built-in furnishings crafted from Honduran mahogany by the owner and local craftsmen including well known shipwrights and furniture makers. Most of the rooms are split-level to take full advantage of the 170 degree water views beyond the 185' frontage on the Damariscotta River. This property has almost every desirable amenity to make your stay memorable. It has just been made available for seasonal rental after having been taken off the market for the past 10 years.

The multi-level residence is entered from the private road and has a herringbone brick courtyard. Three wide granite steps lead down to a covered bridge spanning a moat that empties into adjacent gurgling waterfalls and small ponds. There is also stone stairs which lead to the rear patio and kitchen door.

The double door entry affords choice of the mud/laundry room or the entry foyer. This overlooks the bar entertainment area which is 4 steps down, and also leads to the stairway to the master bedroom suite above.

This central entertainment level contains a large mahogany bar with sink and 8' of cabinets with Corian countertop for buffet type dining. It opens to the living room (up two steps), the large mullti-level deck, and also down four steps to the main level.

The 20'x30' living room with cathedral ceiling has a massive stone fireplace, ceiling fan, large flat screen TV, stereo, well-tuned 6' grand piano, extensive library of books and music. The custom upholstery was done by the late, great Al Sherman. The sofa is down filled. Barry Sherman did the carpet which is inlaid a mahogany border strip. A long glass wall maximizes the water view.

On the main level, there is a large open area with cathedral ceiling which contains the kitchen at the rear and the dining area towards the water. Centrally is the island where most folk gather while waiting for dinner or helping the cook with the prep work.

The kitchen allows the cook(s) to join the conversations and boasts a brand new commercial Wolf/Vulcan six burner range and custon fabricated commercial hood. Adjacent to the stove is a special faucet for filling large pots. The kitchen has a glass ceiling for the afternoon sun and windows which when opened allow the sounds of the waterfalls to permeate the room. There is a pantry off the kitchen which also has a prep area and a commercial salamander (broiler). There is also a secret larder/pantry behind the well-stocked cookbook library, There is almost every conceivable utensil including baking pans, pizza pans, crepe pan, and large collection of cookware, bamboo steamers, with more large stock pots than most local restaurants. Also a wok, large paella pan etc. There is a Ninja blender, Cuisinart food processor, panini press, waffle iron, submersible mixer, mandolin (bought in Paris). You can even find four custom-made wooden sushi boards and tons of chopsticks. There is an excellent pepper mill. The kitchen is equipped with most spices and there is an herb garden on the deck.

The range is a 6 burner putting out 30,000 BTU each (watch out) commercial Wolf/Vulcan (they merged, so it's actually a Vulcan with Wolf knobs) and the 35,000 BTU oven is full size, holding one full or two half pans on each shelf. A special pot-filler faucet adjacent makes it easier for those with marginal upper body strength.

The dishwasher is the very best model Miele. The refrigerator is a s/s side by side Jennaire with ice maker. There are slate counter tops with fabricated large country sink. A second sink for prepping is in the pantry below a commercial salamander (broiler) which is used occasionally.

The dishes and coffee mugs are heavy and oven-proof. There are some china cups and saucers for the afternoon tea and cups soft-boiled eggs. There is an assortment of utilitarian glasses and the wine glasses are just basic (sorry, no Reidel stemware).

The master bedroom in the tower has a queen bed constructed like in a yacht with vented mahogany drawers below it and a comfortable mattress. The 14 foot high ceiling has intersecting beams and an original Hunter fan. It has window seating and opens onto a private deck (with awning) where a couple can share their morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. The master bath is in the rear of the room and is up two stairs through a dressing area. The tub is a reconditioned claw foot (skirted in a mahogany deck, with plumbing moved to the side to accommodate two bathers who each have a water view. There is a separate shower with two heads. All furniture is built-in yacht style and made from mahogany (including the drawer interior parts). Counter tops are Corian inlaid with tavle edge moldings. Some counter tops are inlaid with mahogany pieces.

The second 'master' bedroom has an antique double rope bed of tiger maple. There is a walk-in closet and ensuite bath. the 3'x5' custom tiled shower can accommodate two bathers and has a high bench. It has a water view (through the porch).

The porch is fully winterized with radiant heating in the tiled floor. Brown Jordan outdoor furniture ... what else. The mahogany door was designed made by the owner and served as the model for the double front doors, which were made later by the late David Margonelli (who helped with the original one).

At the rear of the main floor is the third bathroom with a similar shower and serves the third bedroom, which is a large loft tpwer suite at the top of the stairs. It has large windows for view and ventilation along with a ceiling fan. There is a double hand-carved antique bed and large stuffed sofa with matching chair. Originally designed for a pool table/game room, it overlooks the main floor, but has the privacy of a half wall (book cases).

There is a semi-detached timber-frame barn at the southern end of the property with garage at street level and artist's studio above. The owners reserve this for their own use.

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  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
David Blumin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About David Blumin

Karen and David arrived here from California in the summer of 1982 aboard their 44' Pembo trawler 'Pilgrim' and settled down in the small original log cabin where they were married the next spring next to their model 1015 Wurlitzer jukebox which played 'Big bopper's Wedding' ...see photo (original framed photo by Robert Mitchell, which I shot thru the glass with my iPhone). The log cabin eventually morphed into the 'Log Castle' over the next 30 years ... the result of David's passion and vision aided by many talented and sometimes gifted local builders, architects, tradesmen furniture makers, shipwrights, artists ... all who gave their best efforts and ideas into the seemingly endless project.

David Blumin purchased this castle in 1982

Why David Blumin chose East Boothbay

This residence is like a rare a jewel. It is interesting and inique with hidden surprises like hidden closets and secret rooms, many levels with nooks and crannies, yet has the ambiance of serenity and balance. It has every amenity one would expect in a vacation rental on the coast of Maine a swimming pool or hot tub (but who know ...next year).

What makes this castle unique

The gourmet chef will love this kitchen which has a real commercial range (not a residentially modified wann-a-be) and every imaginable piece of equipment. There is also a wood-burning stove for simmering stews etc and an outdoor BBQ with rotisserie (as well as an indoor electric Ronco rotisserie oven). The private dock has 7 feet at low water and the float is only two years old. the mooring can hold a large vessel.

Bedrooms 3
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Unique Multilevel Waterfront Residence At End Of Private Road With Dock.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Unique Multilevel Waterfront Residence At End Of Private Road With Dock.
East Boothbay Boothbay Harbor Area
Arlington VA

Yes, unique indeed!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time and take away some great memories. 6-8 of us spent a week here. my wife and I, our 3 grown boys and their significant others. The owner was gracious enough to make the loft sudio above the barn available to us which allowed us to spread out.

The owner went to great detail in describing this property. When that happens, as often as not you find that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what you behold is quite different from what the owner sees. In this case everything was described to a tee. Yet it still didn't quite do the property justice. its everything described and more. You will find hidden surprises. the attention to detail the owner used to describe the property can be found in the attention paid to details in the house as well. Top to bottom the quality of workmanship is evident. The richness of the woodwork blew me away.

We each had our favorite spots. To my wife and I, the master suite was perhaps the best we have ever stayed in. My favorite feature has to be the waterfall. To our son, it was the living room with its separate tiers, glass block wall, built in couches, stone fireplace, and lofted and beamed ceiling. We renamed the breakfast nook the situation room. This was where we laid out our charts and plotted the next day's excursions. (I encourage you to also rent a boat. we rented a 20' Mako & were able to tie up directly to the dock which has 7' at low tide & because they are a little ways up the river, the water is very protected.)

The Damariscotta itself was not overly exciting however, you will be entertained with a constant stream of lobster boats each morning pulling traps from right in front of the house and up and down the river. From here you are also minutes from booth bay harbor by land or water and we found booth bay to be immensely charming. On our 2nd day we rented kyaks in the harbor and took them out to Burnt Island Light, a couple of hour trip in pretty good seas when we went because of vestiges from Arthur, which left clear skies but sea swells.

The general store in east booth bay is a delight. and while you are there take a drive down to the tip of this peninsula which provides great views of several islands and maine's rocky coast. we did not get to monhegan island because of the seas but plan to on our next stay. if you don't bring your own boat, there are ferries to the island for an afternoon. Monhegan is about 12 miles off shore.

Thank you
David and Karen
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy you all enjoyed yourselves. We hope to meet you if you return. K&D
Unique Multilevel Waterfront Residence At End Of Private Road With Dock.
East Boothbay Boothbay Harbor Area
Newport Beach, California, USA

We will return!

  • 5 of 5
Last year my husband and I spent the "vacation of a lifetime" here at the "log castle". The owners, Karen & David greeted us at the door and were so friendly with many recommendations about the area restaurants, shops, and attractions. This house was stunning beyond belief. The woodwork was reminiscent of a hand crafted elegant yacht. The wall of windows overlooked the water and we spent much of our time on the large deck enjoying the beauty of our surroundings. In the early morning from the exquisite view of our bedroom window, we watched the lobster fishermen pulling in the traps that supplied our lobster feasts later that day. Leaving from the new deep water dock, we enjoyed cruising the river and visiting the nearby islands. A short walk took us to the charming storybook village of East Boothbay and a short drive to the quaint town of Boothbay. Everything was in pristine condition and well maintained. Every detail of the design and amenities was considered. We especially loved cooking and baked a magnificent "tarte tatin" in the well equipped kitchen.
We hated to leave this serene relaxing place but we will return!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Coveside Restaurant & Marina
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Grimes Cove
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boothbay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lobsterman's Wharf
Car: recommended

At the end of a private road; very private. Less than a quarter mile walk to the quaint village of East Boothbay. Three miles to downtown Boothbay Harbor.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


East Boothbay Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
Sep 22 2014 - Oct 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes June 1 - June 29: $3,500 per week.
June 30 - August 28: $4,200 per week.
August 28 - Sept 21: $3,850 per week.
Sept 21 - Oct 12: #3,500 per week
8% Lodging tax not included.
Fee will be refunded if able to re-book.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East Boothbay Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower is tiled, 5' x 3' with built-in bench.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower is tiled, 5' x 3' with built-in bench.
  • Master bath has two-person tub with water view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Balcony ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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