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Spacious Cottage in Historic Castine

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Beautifully restored cottage on peaceful Tarratine Street with views of Penobscot Bay and Islands. Known as 'The Helm,' the cottage is just a lovely half-mile walk under 100+-yr old elm trees to the center of town, the waterfront and the Castine Golf Club. Wonderful large enclosed front porch is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Many activities in the area, including hiking, kayaking, boating, fishing, golf and tennis. Walk to several historic remains of Revolutionary War-era forts and to Dyce's Head Lighthouse. Easy access to the sandy 'Backshore' beach at Wadsworth Cove for swimming, sunbathing or beachcombing. Short scenic drives (within 90 minutes) to Acadia National Park, Stonington, and Isle au Haut. Large kitchen, modern bathrooms, washer and dryer included. Fully furnished and tastefully landscaped. Available for rental on a weekly basis from mid May until late August.

Barbara Cooper
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018


Castine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Full kitchen; all the amenities.


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Spacious Cottage in Historic Castine
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Barbar’s house. The House was spotless with new towels, shower curtains and linens. We loved mornings and evenings on the porch with the cool Maine breeze. The wireless connection was great and helpful due to poor Verizon coverage. It was the perfect location - quiet street and close to town. Walking distance to everything. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the great review of the cottage.Guests that enjoy it and leave it in great condition are doubly welcome. Thank you and please come again. Barbara
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Very pleasant and comfortable in charming town

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in this property for 2-3 weeks in August for many years and have enjoyed it very much. The Coopers have done a superb job of resurrecting this house and turning it into a guest quarters in which a family can spread out and find everything it needs for comfort and convenience.

Castine has much to offer the summer visitor: a pretty harbor and access to the Bagaduce River, which is ideal for kayaking; sailing in Smith Cove and out the harbor mouth into Penobscot Bay; tennis and golf; easy access to Blue Hill with its many shops and restaurants including probably the best bookstore in Maine and the Kneisel Hall summer concert series; and a fairly easy drive to Ellsworth and to Acadia. The town is situated on a peninsula away from the heavy Acadia-bound traffic, has a beautiful Federal period town green and many beautiful old houses, and has a fascinating history, having been occupied by five nations (native Americans, Dutch, French, English, and European-Americans) and being the site of the disastrous Penobscot naval expedition of June 1779 under the American Commodore Dudley Saltonstall, in which Paul Revere played a minor and distinctly unheroic part. The two museums in town, the Wilson Museum and the Castine Historical Society museum, are both worth a detour. It's a great town for walking about and exploring. The Maine Maritime Academy, together with its ship the State of Maine which looms over the harbor, provide additional interest.

The owners are extremely conscientious about maintaining the property and go out of their way to make guests feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Manor Inn
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Castine Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
U.S. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dennett's Wharf
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Backshore Beach
Car: recommended

Immaculate, spacious cottage with views of Penobscot Bay just a half a mile and a lovely walk from the center of town, the waterfront, the Castine Golf & Tennis Club, everything.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60

10% discount is given for two or more weeks. 15% discount for four or more weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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