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Quaint, quiet A-frame cottage on a private beach in Penobscot Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps a family with 2 children comfortably.

The Tides Inn is a cozy A-frame cottage on a private beach overlooking Penobscot Bay, just eight miles from downtown Castine. Relax on the private deck and view stunning sunsets or fall asleep to the rhythm of the waves. Spot seals, osprey, eagles, porpoise, and more. The view includes Camden Hills, Sandy Point, Hersey Retreat, Isleboro, and Penobscot Bay.

We’re located across from Fort Point State Park and Fort Point Lighthouse. Just seven miles away, historic Castine is a charming waterside town with restaurants and shops. Drive to nearby Acadia National Park, Blue Hill, Ellsworth, and a number of other popular destinations for outdoor activities, shopping, or dining.

Ideal for a family with two children or a romantic getaway, this rustic retreat has a fully supplied kitchen, a small bathroom, and a living room with sofa bed.

We love animals but regretfully cannot accommodate pets. The cottage is smoke-free but guests are welcome to smoke outside.

More Details

Jeff Fitch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

As we open up the cottage for another year, we wanted to thank each and every one of our guests who took time to give us feedback, both here and personally. We have incorporated virtually every comment in our plans: we have new steps to upstairs, have added a wall and door between the rooms upstairs, and have even added the cheese grater and teapot.We thought of enlarging the space, but zoning and our concern of loosing the cozy feel limit us.Thank-you all again.Jeff & Nancy
May 2004
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Penobscot Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 child bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Towels & bedding included, toaster, kayaks.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Quaint, quiet A-frame cottage on a private beach in Penobscot Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week it has been! My husband, two children, and myself used this as our base camp. We ventured out to Acadia, bar harbor, Belfast, Fort Knox, and a few other little adventures. It was always nice coming home to the little A-frame nestled on the beach. This place is paradise! Thank you Nancy and Jeff

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

One week in the A-Frame felt like a month away from the hustle and bustle of life! Beautiful sunsets over the bay, beachcombing, relaxing on the deck, grilling, warm fire in the woodstove. Well-stocked kitchen gear made eating in a joy. Jeff and Nancy our hosts were very helpful and accomodating. It is nicely off the beaten path, but close enough to Bar Harbor, Castine, Camden, etc. to make exploring fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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montreal, canada

best relaxing vacations

  • 5 of 5

love the house - love the area -

great for children - 5 + 7 years old.

beautiful sea space and such various activities to do.

highly recommended.

the berger-pagé familly

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Amherst, MA

Great Proximity to the Water

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week in the A-frame. While it's certainly cozy for a family of four, the easy access to the water and the big views from the deck make this place a gem. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and the location is ideal: Acadia is only an hour away, and we also spent a lot of time exploring Castine, Deer Isle, and the Blue Hill area. When not off exploring, we spent hours walking the beach that's just steps away from the cottage, and the owners provide kayaks, which we used every day. My kids (ages 5 and 12) loved the place, and even on the day it was rainy, we enjoyed playing board games inside with the lovely view of the water. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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New York City

Exquisite spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this place! The cabin is a beautifully constructed, very steep A-Frame perched right at the edge of the Penobscot bay. Although the owners Jeff and Nancy are right next door you feel as though you have complete privacy. They were a perfect blend of helpful when we needed advice and hands off when we didn't. The deck, outdoor shower, views of the bay, and antique woodstove were some of our favorite features. Inside we had everything we needed to cook every day and sleep comfortably at night. Also, the driving throughout the Blue Hill peninsula is sublime, it felt like Scotland with lobsters! We think this place is absolutely perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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wonderful Columbus Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 16-year old son and myself stayed at the A-frame cottage over Columbus Day weekend while visiting our oldest son who attends Maine Maritime Academy. What a wonderful was gorgeous, and though while appearing on the small side, the A-frame served all our needs. There is a futon in living area that was very comfortable for our oldest. The small kitchen had everything necessary to prepare all our meals. There's a gas grill on the deck overlooking Penobscot Bay, and you are literally steps away from the water. The evenings were cool, but between the wood stove and the gas heater, we were quite cozy. There is a TV and DVD player, but no cable service. I would definetly recommend this cottage to a family with young children, and families with teenagers that don't mind "sacking out" on a futon. Jeff and Nancy were terrific. We plan on staying at the A-frame again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Castine or Bucksport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
166 & 175
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Castine, Bucksport, Searsport, Blue Hill
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Front yard
Car: necessary

Golfing, fine dining, and shops in Castine. Blue Hill, Brooksville, Cape Rosier and Deere Island are all within 20 minutes by car. Bangor, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth and Acadia National Park are less than an hour away. Fort Point State Park is but 2 miles across the bay. Boat rentals available 2 miles walk down the beach (or you could drive). Fresh clams, lobsters, and a great country store five miles away in Town of Penobscot. Best steel band north of Trinidad on Monday nights.

Golf: Regulation 9 hole golf course where guests are welcome is 8 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Penobscot Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 7 2016 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Too Cold !!
Nov 1 2017 - May 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

$950/week July & August
$800/week June & September
$600/week Other weeks

A deposit is required within seven days of reservation, refundable only if we are able to re-rent the time

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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