Oceanfront Home, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Beautiful Sunsets, Granite Kitchen
Dr. Mary L. Cormier
About Dr. Mary L. Cormier
Retired teacher and business owner, seniors,Travelers and sailors. Large extended family, children and grand-children. Born in Maine, schooled in Bangor to college level, now living in Bangor/Brewer area.
Dr. Mary L. Cormier purchased this House in 1978
Why Dr. Mary L. Cormier chose Castine
Built in 1973, original owner/builders from Cape Cod were all about details. House was positioned facing slightly South, to afford spectacular sunsets all across front windows, all year long. Cathedral ceilings and well insulated, orig. owners incorporated materials brought back from their world travels into the home. Cypress plank wall from Fl, brick hearth from Boston bldg.smokestack, copper lanterns driftwood memorabilia, paintings and carvings, etc. Present owners have included numerous photos and paintings to add to the decor, as well as telescopes and hi-power binocs to enhance the views. Builders of this house were all about details, as evidenced by facing the home slightly South to gain a view of the incredible sunsets all year long, across the front windows. Originally electric heated and well insulated, now has new System2000 oil hot-water baseboard throughout.
What makes this House unique
Peace and quiet with exceptional views across Wadsworth Cove and Penobscot Bay, Islesboro Island and Camden Hills in background. Flowering trees and shrubs, wild roses, geese , sea ducks, and deer families grazing on the lawns of a nearby estate. Unique public beach at end of road, safe swimming/boating/ beach-combing.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We always leave some staples for incoming guests.
Numerous lawn and table games are at the house.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Stunning Views and Comfortable/Cozy Home
We had a wonderful stay! It is one of those homes that makes you feel comfortable as you walk in the door. It had every thing we needed with the most tremendous views of the bay. We loved watching the seals daily and my children even named one "Sir Sergio the Seal". Castine was a sweet little town with gorgeous homes and small markets/stores and the beech was quiet and clean. Went to Stonington which has a lot of artists and cute stores as well. Had the most amazing dinner at 'Fin and Fern', so check it out if you are in the area. We also went to Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Acadia NP and walked around Booth Bay with all its quaint stores. Although our time there was brief, we enjoyed every moment of this wonderful home and the surrounding area. I would highly recommend.
Incredible view, cozy, immaculate house located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood. There is a lot of love the was put into Peregrine House to make it as special as it is. The house is spacious enough that 8 people weren’t bumping into each other, we were all comfortable and in awe of the view the entire time. I loved how it was almost hidden from the road but then the property opens up to a large yard right on the bay.
We appreciate your review. You described the landscape and the environment
exactly the way we want our guests to experience it.
Welcome back at any time.
Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
Dr. Mary Lou Cormier
Idyllic Cottage Close to Town
We had a wonderful stay at Peregrine House in July. Even though we were there on the hottest day of summer, the ocean breezes kept us cool enough.
This cottage is perfect for walks and quick trips to town, golf, access to Wadsworth Cove and Beach, The Maine Maritime Academy, and all that Castine has to offer including must-have meals at Markel's and Castine Variety.
We used it as a base to do the classic Maine stuff-
Bucksport (where I grew up)
Lobstering out of Stockton Harbor (with an old high school buddy) along with a trip to Sears Island
Kayaking to Holbrook Island
The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need, for example fans, kayaks, life preservers, deck/porch/lawn seating, lobster cooking and eating utensils, to name a few. The owner takes pride in making sure everything is in tip top shape for guests.
We will likely go back as it is that good and well located.
Pleased you enjoyed everything in Castine as my family did for so many years.,
and still do when we can steal a few days.
Thank you for finding us. Hope to have you as guests again.
Perfect Quiet Getaway!
We really enjoyed our stay in Castine! The house was clean and beautiful! We have two children and they loved the big yard and exploring the shore line at low tide. The view is priceless, especially at sun set. This house is perfect for sometime away from the hustle and bustle, and to rest and relax! However it is quiet a drive to some of the more popular tourist spots like Acadia, Bar Harbor, etc. I highly recommend this home!
Thank you for your kind evaluation of the Peregrine House. We hope to see you again. The location of Castine often adds to its peace and quiet.
We often think of the location as half way between Bar Harbor and Camden
--two beautiful Maine spots. Castine reflects an enlightening reflection of the history of the American Revolutionary War. I often suggest future guests to read THE FORT by Bernard Cornwell. It really increases ones appreciation of Castine.
Thank you again for your insights.
Our second summer at Peregrine House didn't disappoint!!! It truly is like coming home! We enjoyed gorgeous sunsets, long walks, napping, day trips to Lincolnville and Blue Hill (had to pick up a few rosa rugosas to bring home), cooking lobsters in the outdoor cookers, reading books, playing games and just relaxing in peace and quiet. We cannot wait to return to Peregrine House next summer!!!
What I like most about the property is the view and the screened porch, which enhances your ability to enjoy the view! The proximity to Castine and other area attractions is a major plus. The house is accessible and private, but not isolated. All things considered, it is a very pleasant place to enjoy the sunsets.
GPS : 42 BACKSHORE RD, CASTINE ME 04421
FROM SOUTH: I- 95 N TO AUGUSTA, THEN RT 3 TO BELFAST (40 MI). THEN RTE 1 N. TO NEW "PENOBSCOT NARROWS BRIDGE" AND TOWN OF BUCKSPORT (30 MI.) AT BUCKSPORT STOP-LIGHT TURN RIGHT ON RTE. 1 NORTH ( : HANNAFORDS SUPERMARKET ON RIGHT) . GO RTE.1 (right) TO JCTN, RTE. 175 /166 (2 MI.)FOLLOW 175/166 TO CASTINE ( 15MI.). AT STOP SIGN,, TURN RT. ON 166 DOWN HILL (0.3 MI.) TAKE RIGHT AT "BRITISH CANAL" SIGN AND WADSWORTH COVE ROAD. HEADED FOR OCEAN. BEFORE BEACH, TAKE RIGHT ON PRIVATE BACKSHORE (DIRT) RD., 6TH HOUSE UP /LEFT # 42
U-SHAPED DRIVE . ROOM FOR 6 CARS. FOLLOW FLAGSTONE WALK TO SUN PORCH.
IF FLYING INTO BANGOR INT. AIRPORT, EXIT RIGHT ONTO UNION ST, FOLLOW TO MAIN ST BANGOR, AND CONTINUE ACROSS CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE TO BREWER AND TURN RIGHT ON RT. 15 SOUTH TO BUCKSPORT. (18 MI.)
THROUGH BUCKSPORT TO JUNCTION 175/166 TOWARD CASTINE (RIGHT TURN) , YOU ARE 15 MI. TO CASTINE. AT FORK TAKE 166 ( 4MI.) TO STOP-SIGN, RIGHT TURN DOWN HILL TO " BRITISH CANAL" SIGN AND "WADSWORTH COVE ROAD" (RIGHT TURN) NEXT RIGHT TURN AT BEACH WILL BE "BACK SHORE ROAD", WE ARE 6TH HOUSE UP ON LEFT. WELCOME TO PEREGRINE HOUSE.
YOU ARE IN FOR AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AND DELIGHTFUL STAY. ENJOY :)