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Charming Historic Castine Colonial with Water Views!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

George A Wheeler House

This beautiful historic Colonial was built in the late 1700’s and has an interesting past. The home once serviced as the residence for the British Paymaster during the War of 1812. Subsequently the home became the home and office for the town’s doctor, George Wheeler.

With beautiful water views and conveniently located in the heart of Castine Village, this home is the perfect place for your family vacation, wedding, reunion or home base as you explore Down East Maine.

Our Home has 8 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2 kitchens, a formal dining room and multiple gathering places for you and your extended family. The porch offers the perfect place to enjoy a book, the beautiful Maine summers or enjoy your morning coffee. A short walk brings you to the towns Main Street shops, dock or restaurants. Maine Maritime Academy is nearby as well as the town’s golf and tennis courts.

Our home is available for rent from June thru October and the rate varies from $1000-$1200 per week and includes all linens, local phone, garbage pickup and utilities. Our rentals are handled thru Oakum Bay real estate.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and sharing the beautiful Village of Castine with you and your family.

Keywords: Home, house, Castine, Castine Village, Down East Maine, Penobscot Bay, Maine Maritime academy,

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2011

About The Owner

The George A. Wheeler home has been owned by the family for 150 years. George Wheeler came to Castine as the town's doctor and surgeon after the Civil War . This house served as his home and office for the remainder of his life. Since then, his family has maintained the home as a full time residence, a summer home and as a vacation home. George Wheeler was also an historian and authored several books about the history of Castine. These manuscripts can be found in the homes book cases today. The family still lovingly maintains the home today.

Castine offers breathtaking water views and a great location for exploring Down East Maine. Lobster pounds, golfing, boating, antiquing are among our favorite pastimes.

The Owner purchased this house in 1865

What makes this house unique

Siteseeing, Penobscot bay, boating, golf, tennis, Lobstering.


Castine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • tennis


2/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Charming Historic Castine Colonial with Water Views!
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
memphis, tennessee

house needs tlc

  • 2 of 5

the house was large & comfortable for our family of 9 for 3 weeks. it had 2 glaring faults- all fixable for a small amount of money. 1) it was NOT clean....stove & oven sticky with baked-on grease & grime from weeks earlier - showers & shower curtains full of mildew - mouse droppings all over the house, especially in the kitchen area & upstairs rooms. we had to do a full cleaning before we could begin to relax. 2) many windows were painted shut & others had no screens, so they could not be opened. several days the temperature made open windows vital, especially upstairs. that said, we loved castine & hope to return to the area next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacqueline, First let me apologize that our home was not up to your standards of cleanliness and that you had issues with windows not opening. Let me assure you that we have all ready shared this issue with our property manager and are putting in place safeguards to prevent this from happening in the future. Our number one priority is to provide our guests with a clean, comfortable and economical place to stay as they enjoy everything Maine has to offer. Further more, our property manager will work with our local "handy man" to ensure that screens are installed on those windows that can be opened. Unfortunately, due to the age of the house not every window is operable. We would love to have you back next year and we look forward to ensuring you have a pleasant stay. As always, please know that our local property manager and I are available to address any issues that may arise before, during or after your stay. Sincerely, The Wheeler Family.
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Rates & Availability

Castine House Rental Rates


  • $1000-$1200/wk
  • US Dollars
  • June 1st, 2011 thru July 1st, 2011.......$1000/week
  • July 2nd, 2011 thru July 31st, 2011......$1100/week
  • August 1st, 2011 thru September 15th, 2011...$1200/week
  • September 15th, 2011 thru October 31st, 2011...$1100/week
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