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"The Honeymoon Cottage" - Just a short walk to the cove

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

45 minutes to Bangor airport, 1&1/2 hours to Camden, and 1hr. To Bar Harbor

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

More Details

Owner
The Honeymoon Cottage
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!!
Jun 2014
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Map

Dennett's Wharf -- CLOSED
Markel's Bakehouse
Pentagoet Inn Restaurant
Town Dock
Maine Maritime Academy Waterfront Campus
"In the center of Castine, you can find this campus along with some awesome maritime history!"
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park
Tinder Hearth Bakery
"This small brick-oven baking cooperative sells their bread and other baked goods all over th..."
Buck's Harbor Market
Castine Golf Club
Blue Hill Co-op Cafe
"Not only a great source of healthy food but a real community gathering spot: pre-made food a..."
Fort George
Castine Yacht Club
Strong Brewing Company
"This small local brewery is owned and run by Al & Mia Strong. Stop by to talk to them, see ..."
Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Bayview Market & Take-Out
Good Life Center
"Home of the "Back-to-the-Landers" Scott & Helen Nearing, now featuring Monday night discussi..."
Wadsworth Cove Beach
Stella's -- CLOSED
Castine
"Check out Castine's town calendar to better plan your vacation! "
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International Airport, ME
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Dennett's Wharf, Castine
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Castine Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Rte 95, north/south
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Dennett's Wharf, Castine
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Backshore Beach, Castine
Car: necessary

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!"

Amenities

Castine Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • towels and soap provided
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
For anyone interested in a day cruise out of Bar Harbor, they have "watches" of all kinds: whale, seal, puffin, sightseeing, etc.! Check them out here: http://www.barharborwhales.com/puffins-whales.php

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

Lovely and great for vacation

  • 5 of 5

The owners were so helpful. I was getting married at french's point and this place was just perfect for my family. wish we could have stayed longer and enjoy the great services such as the backyard. would definitely rent again next time we are in maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at The Honeymoon Cottage! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and that our cottage served you well. Good luck on your new adventures! Paul and Marie
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Maryland, USA
5

We had a great time in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Paul was a fantastic host. Even though we arrrived quite late at night, he was there to greet us and even had the lights on to make sure we found the right spot. His home had everything we needed for our trip. Plenty of room and well stocked. He even had extra firewood delivered mid-week so we could have a campfire in the fire pit. We had a fabulous experience at the Honeymoon Cottage and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watkinsville, GA
5

This is a very comfortable cottage and convenient for all of the places we like to go!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is comfortable, very clean, and had every convenience you could want...... cuisinart cookware, lobster pot, deluxe propane grill, fluffy white towels, comfy beds , fast wi-fi, cable tv, gas stove, washer/dryer...on & on. It was decorated very nicely. I especially enjoyed the screened porch as I am a mosquito magnet. We did not use the fire pit, but imagine others would love it. It was warm while we were in Castine, but ceiling fans and window fans kept us comfortable. There is a walkout basement where the 4th bedroom is, and one of our family members chose that bedroom as it was a good 10 degrees cooler down there.

Paul was helpful without being intrusive, so when I asked if there was an iron, a brand new one appeared on the front steps the next day.

We travel to this area of Maine every year, so we didn't need any guidance for what to do or see, but Paul provided guide books and maps of the area that would be handy for those new to the area.

All in all, I would highly recommend this rental cottage for anyone looking for a comfortable enjoyable place that has room to spread out both indoors and outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Updated private, cozy, country home with friendly & trustworthy owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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