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Historic Home with Water View in the Heart of Castine Village

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is the perfect home to experience the beauty of the Maine Coast in an idyllic and historic Maine town. This home is also wonderful for families!

This colonial home overlooking picturesque Castine harbor was built in 1790, and has been owned by the same family for the past 60 years. The home is well-maintained, with modernized kitchen and bathrooms, yet retains its colonial charm. The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings, moldings, and wainscoting. Two staircases access the second floor; one is a grand staircase with spindles and carvings.

There is a bedroom with 2 twin beds and a full bath on the first floor, perfect for those who don't like stairs.

The property is located on a half-acre lot, with an expansive lawn sloping toward the harbor and large elm trees. The home is ideally situated in the central historic district, only one minute's walking distance to Castine's dock where you can watch all the harbor activities while eating an ice cream cone or lobster roll. All restaurants, art galleries, shops, a grocery market,library, museums, churches, Maine Maritime Academy,golf course are within 1-5 minutes' walk.

Keywords: Historic colonial home; Castine,Arcadia National Park,Penobscot Bay,Maine Maritime Academy, Bar Harbor

More Details

Property Manager
Art Vedder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Main Street House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , On first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Ocean/Harbot View
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ocean/Harbor View
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5) One bedroom and full bathroom on main floor Four bedrooms and 1.5 baths upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free internet from June through September. We provide initial soaps and paper goods.


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Historic Home with Water View in the Heart of Castine Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A charming stay at Castine

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed so much our stay in Castine. Castine is a very lovely and quiet town and the house is marvelous ! We felt as we were living in the past in this beautiful historic home but well equipped for the modern life. Everything was as described and was perfect !

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your thoughtful comments. We're very pleased you enjoyed our home and appreciated Castine's unique charms!
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The house was in the perfect location and Castine is a wonderful destination!

  • 5 of 5

Lobster rolls and ice cream😊

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location, Unique Home - Would definitely visit again.

  • 5 of 5

If you like to stay off the beaten path, Castine is a great place to relax and enjoy History, water activities, and the views. The home is very unique and has an amazing history. It is not the place if you are looking for a super luxury home. But, it has enough conveniences and a lot of space. The antiques in the house and many original features make it interesting and enjoyable. The location is fantastic. Basically across the street from the Castine Visitor Center where we met the town historians who were extremely helpful. One block form the bay, and next door to the town store. One block away are a couple of restaurants (must try the bakery) and a kayaking tour place. We took the night tour. It was magical. Driving to Acadia was about 75 minutes, and it made a great day trip. It made coming back to the quite town even more enjoyable. Stonington is about 40 minute drive and it is an active lobster fishermen community. We took the boat tour from there. Very authentic and enjoyable experience. In all, this is a great home and a beautiful location to enjoy the east Maine coast experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Coast

Historic Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in this lovely Maine home several times over the past few years and count it among our favorite vacation destinations. The home is located in the middle of a thriving Down East town with shops, restaurants, galleries and waterfront all visible from the front windows! The owners were very knowledgeable about the local scene and provided many useful recommendations. The home is multilevel with much old New England charm. There is even a small "theater" on the second floor which actually hosted performances by many previous occupants. Highly recommended for anyone who has a love for colonial history and, of course, the waterfront.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Beautiful, elegant home in center of Castine

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us rented this property for four nights during Memorial Day weekend 2013. The property did not disappoint. It is as advertised: It overlooks the main part of a small, charming, waterfront village on the coast of Maine.

The property: The home has all the necessary modern amenities while also maintaining its traditional charisma. The layout of the home is just wonderful. The space between the downstairs living room and the upstairs bedrooms allow peace and quiet for those wanting to go to bed early. The rooms downstairs are very roomy and comfortably seat large groups. The bedrooms are very large, which was perfect for our group as we needed extra space to all dress and prepare for a wedding. The bathrooms were spacious, clean and with plenty of hot water (and great shower water pressure!) for our group of 8. I would say that if your group includes young children, there may be some fragile items you would want to move out of reach before they are broken.

The village: The village was just what we hoped it would be. It is a quaint Maine town, right on the water. It was very quiet the weekend we were there as it was so early in the summer season. Within 2 blocks of the house are a breakfast/lunch café, a cute little lobster shack on the water, numerous restaurants and bars. Also, the waterfront is about 1 block from the front door of the house. It was cold and rainy the weekend we were there, but I would imagine later in the summer the waterfront would be alive and beautiful. The town is also perfect for running, cycling and hiking if you want to do a shorter outdoors activity without driving to Acadia.

The renters: The owners of the house and the rental manager were very helpful throughout our entire renting process. They were easy to contact and quick to reply via phone and email.

I would happily recommend this rental property to anyone looking to stay in a beautiful home in a small, quiet, quintessential Maine town, right on the coast.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $160
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-in time after 3PM.
Check-out time 10AM
No weddings, parties or receptions can be held on premise.
No pets.
Multi-week rentals are encouraged

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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