|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
10% discount is given for two or more weeks. 15% discount for four or more weeks.
1/2 Rent is due to confirm reservation. (We will pencil in your reservation for a week to allow time for payment to arrive.). Payment by check, money order, or cash (if in person). Remainder of rent is due upon arrival in Castine.