2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
About Alan Snapp
3rd generation to run this family business. Built by current owners grandparents
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
lovely view but not a place to stay comfortably in colder weather
The picture shows a nice wood burning fireplace, so I expected the small space would be very comfortable with a nice fire, but the firebox in my cabin was for show and only had a couple of small space heaters that took up space in the very small area and did not heat the cabin well enough that it was comfortable to stay in. Since there is no tv or internet (which was fine since we just wanted to visit), but had to sit wrapped in blankets and try to avoid the wind blowing in through the holes and gaps in the doors. Ended up going to bed to be under blankets early and rising early to leave. They did allow dogs, so the pugs had a good time. The small town of Castine is charming, but restaurants past season were only open for breakfast and lunch, so if you go make sure you bring food for dinner with you.
When heaters were on could not turn on lamps or plug in phone to charge without tripping the circuit breaker.
The owner was very responsive when I planned this stay, and it was at the last minute and it was very easy to book the cabin
Very dated facility with minimalistic living condition
Location is the only plus point if you are considering this place. Cottages are very dated and unkept. Kitchen though has everything but all the appliances and utensils are very very old and unclean. Limited hot water to bath so make sure u have a really quick shower. No wifi at all. We did informed the owners but no good as it was not fixed even next day. Couple of reminders didnt help. Overall not worth a second visit for me atleast.
rustic Maine seaside cottage - Bird Watchers, Star Gazers, Bring a Kayak or a Dog, or both!
The town of Castine is a 'Real town' with people who live and work there year round. There are however lobsters, sailboats to cruise on, kayaks, hikes, and a sweet weekly farmer's market.
We were lucky enough to be here during the Perseids Meteor Shower. My Kayak guide was jealous as I described the dark skies with the milky way clearly visible and the amazing show my husband and I were lucky enough to see. If you are a star gazer, this is your cottage
Each cottage has a panoramic view of the water, but also a view of the meadow which has good bird watching. If your taste is towards larger birds, we saw a mature and immature bald eagle down by the dock on our first day.
The tide is a bit extreme, but the dock is a good place to launch a kayak, and the bioluminescence in the water on a moonless night is spectacular.
Our dogs had a great time. Alan and Diana are dog lovers. They will welcome yours. Mine had a great time.
Plenty of blankets, hot water and a very well stocked kitchen. Rustic wood interiors, books, games, and the porch. I adore the porch with hummingbirds visiting the feeder.
The other guests were friendly and we all respected each other's privacy and peace.
If you want a real Maine vacation in an old fashioned seaside cottage this is the place
The internet is spotty. If you rely on internet for business and Absolutely Must be on the net and any particular time ask if they have gotten their wireless connection a bit more reliable before you book. After the first day I realized my clients would just have to wait a few hours now and then and it did me a world of good. They all survived too.
These cottages sit on a beautiful overlook of Hatch's Cove on the Penobscot Bay. My husband, adult son, and I loved staying in these rustic but very comfortable cabins. We came for a family reunion and stayed a week; would definitely stay again. The owners are very nice and make sure all is in working order. Quiet, private, and we actually loved a respite from TV--but wifi worked great!
Satisfactory with Good Location
These cabins were built 60 years ago and have been rather minimally maintained. Our cabin seemed clean but the interiors and furnishings were very dated. The surrounding landscapes offered pleasant water and nature views but the common area around the cabins was rough and unappealing. On the plus side the rental was dog-friendly, which we appreciated and the location was convenient to Castine.
This is the quintessential Maine Coast cottage experience!
BEST TIME EVER!!! The cottage was quaint, comfortable, cozy, rustic and charming with an amazing view, maintained and managed by two very friendly, accommodating and professional caretaker/owners who are knowledgeable about the area and its history. Would we stay with Diana and Alan at Castine Cottages again? Absolutely! On the day we departed, were extremely nostalgic already!
Guests can bring canoes or kayaks as we have water access from the property. Castine has a nine hole golf course, several tennis courts, and a
yacht club, all open to the public. Lessons in each of these
activities available. If nature walking is your preference there are
the Witherle Woods boasting Indian trails for walking and hiking.
In addition to the Witherle Woods, Castine provides a walking map of
the town enabling one to see everything they wish.
There is a rocky-sand beach safe for swimming on our property as well
as swimming at the Wadsworth Cove public beach, also known as the Back
Enjoy fishing off the rocks at Dyce's Head Lighthouse. While you're
there enjoy the view from up in the lighthouse.
Boat charter options available at the waterfront.
Four churches, an art gallery, museum, restaurants, a few specialty
shops and a local theatre group. Fresh lobsters, crabmeat, and fish
can be purchased locally to enjoy right at your own cottage.
Laundromat, beauty shop, a small grocery store, variety store, several
telephone locations, bakery/delicatessen, two banks, one with ATM, and
Castine is only a one hour drive from the city of Bangor which offers
an airport and shopping mall.
Among its other assets, Castine is home of the Maine Maritime Academy.
At berth in the harbor is its training vessel on which tours are