|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Newly renovated cottage with 4 bedrooms. Two bathrooms and laundry. Living dining areas with bamboo floors. Unique custom furniture. Phone, cable TV, and wireless high speed internet included.
There is a large deck attached to the rear of the house. Half is open for loads of sunshine and half is covered and screened for solid comfort. Early breakfasts or sunset dinners are to be enjoyed in the screened porch. Gas grill is supplied.
Large back yard with fire pit (firewood provided) that backs up to twenty-five acres of Maine woods. A short walk through the woods takes you down to the tidal stream and countless adventures. Down the road and across brings you to Morse's cove, and the Penobscot river. The Webster family ran schooners and fishing boats from here in the late 1800's. The old boat house is now the family cabin.
Castine and the surrounding area is steeped in history. The village is a perfect New England village featuring a working harbor, a restored lighthouse, a natural history museum, the oldest continually running post office in the country, along with countless other attractions.
From fine dining to the best Lobster rolls around you can find it all in the village. From sailing in the bay to laying on Back Shore Beach to visiting the many revolutionary forts, you will be kept busy.
Mount Desert Island is only an hour away and the beauty of Acadia National Park and the honky-tonk village of Bar Harbor and all the tourist shopping you will ever want.
A little closer -- and in a world all their own -- are Deer Isle and the beautiful village of Stonington. Just off shore is Isle au Haute, and another section of Acadia National Park. It is accessible only by Mail boat twice each day.
The Honeymoon Cottage is a great centrally-located spot to venture from and, just as important, a great place to rest and relax in and around nature!
Come stay with us and enjoy life on the coast of Maine
This was a charming cottage with all the amenities. Lots of room to spread out and relax. Outside deck and patio as well as screened in porch. Everything was clean and fresh. Great stay! We will be back! Five stars!!
This was our first family vacation, with a 4 month old baby and 1 year old german shepherd, and the Honeymoon Cottage was perfect for us & we'd recommend the house to family & friends. The house was as described and pictured - charming, clean, well decorated, with landscaped grounds. The owner, Paul, met us upon our arrival, showed us around the property, and gave us helpful advice about the area (restaurants, stores, etc.). Paul was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and after. (When we arrived home, we realized we had mistakenly left several hundred dollars cash at the house...we spoke with Paul the next morning and he immediately went to the house, located the cash, honestly told us that it was $50 more than we thought, and mailed us a check.) We couldn't have been more thankful for his honesty and assistance.
The house had good wifi, a smart tv, cable, an iron, coffee maker, toaster, washer/dryer, dishwasher, grill, kitchen supplies, towels, bedding, and more - so basically everything you might need. The house is close to the road, but is very private, in a safe area, and a short walk to the water. We visited in late August, and while the temperature got up to the mid 80s during the day, there were fans for every room and the house was sufficiently cool without air conditioning. The master bedroom was spacious, with vaulted ceilings, two closets, and was private. It was large enough for us to have our baby's pack-n-play in the room without sacrificing space. There are two other bedrooms on the 2nd floor, along with a full bathroom, and the fourth bedroom is in the walk-out basement - providing extra privacy. The yard was large & well kept - our dog loved running around in it. We spent our evenings on the screened in porch having dinner and playing cards, or by the fire pit (you do need a permit from the town to make a fire). The fire permit was another example of Paul going above and beyond - when I went to town hall it was closed due to a personal emergency so we called Paul and he contacted the necessary individuals to get a permit issued.
Lastly, it's easy to visit Acadia from the house, it's a 45-55 minute drive that we did several days, as well as several other coastal towns.
My family and I had a wonderful and pleasant stay at the honeymoon cottage. We were a group of 8, and the house was spacious enough to accommodate all of us. The house is up to date, well- maintained, very clean and despite being surrounded by woods, we didn't experience any critters or insects inside the house. Paul (the owner) did a great job with screening the Florida room and we enjoyed many of our meals there in the open air without worrying about any bugs.
The house was well equipped with the basic kitchen necessities, which was quite helpful. The counter space is sufficient and the fridge was also roomy enough to store lots of groceries and provisions. The laundry room, grill, outdoor deck and yard space was a big plus! Our 4 boys enjoyed their time running around outside and had so much fun. Although, it is a remote location, the area seems very safe!
The drive to downtown the Castine and the waterfront is about 10 mins. There are two small general stores in Castine, which have limited stock and limited hours. The closest supermarket is about 20 mins. away. The drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia took about an hour.
Paul was very hospitable and gracious and immediately addressed any questions or requests that we had. I would highly recommend a stay here, if you plan to visit the area.
This house served as a great location for my extended family vacation, and every family member just loved this house. The house has great space for the entire family, and the screened-in sun porch was most enjoyable for a mosquito-free evening. The kitchen was perfectly appointed with everything we needed from a large lobster pot for our lobster feast, saute pans, coffee maker and wine opener.
Our trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park were less than an hour long. The location was central to all our daily adventures and allowed us to relax in the evening. Paul made sure all of our questions were answered and was very accommodating. We highly recommend staying here!
The Honeymoon cottage was the perfect getaway! The cottage was brand new and extremly clean. The owner Paul was very nice and always responded fast to any question we had. This cottage is perfect for families or just a couple. The screened in porch was perfect for bored games, or dinners without misquitoes. The yard was perfect for games and the grill was brand new. I highly recommend this cottage for your next stay. I have no complaints and look forward to coming back with my family.
We had a group of 5 adults stay here and everything was great. There is plenty of room: 2 bedrooms with double beds and 2 other bedrooms with 2 twin beds each. Castine is away from crowds of Bar Harbor, but still within driving distance of Acadia (about 50 min or so, depending on where you are going in the park). Paul is a super host - very responsive to any questions and close by in case anything comes up. The kitchen is fully set up, and we used the outdoor grill almost everyday. I would highly recommend this for your stay!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the house and the area around it. Paul made us feel very welcome and the house is roomy, clean and very up to date. He gave us lots of information and was open to having us call him if we had any questions. The house is situated close enough to not only visit Castine and Deer Isle, but it's also only a short trip to Acadia/Mt Desert Isle. Returning to the cottage every night after a busy day was as comfortable as coming home. We loved it and would most definitely stay again!
Come explore these treasures of Maine and United States History. America's First Fort Knox Historic Site and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is open May 1 - October 31, from 9:00 - sunset. The grounds are also open year round for your visiting pleasure. From http://fortknox.maineguide.com/ : "The newly constructed Penobscot Narrows Bridge boasts an observation tower, rising 420’ above sea level, which may only be accessed through the Fort. The observation tower provides a breathtaking view of the Penobscot River Valley, and is the only observatory like it in the Western Hemisphere!"
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning fee||$175 + Tax|
Contact the owner about inclusion of pets. There is a pet deposit of $100.00, if applicable.
There is a reasonable amount of firewood available at not cost. Additional bundles are $5.00 each.
Minimum 5-night rental required. Contact owner to see if the calendar allows for a shorter stay.