With expansive vistas of Castine Harbor to the islands of Penobscot Bay, Nautilus Island is steeped in history and natural beauty. With over one mile of rocky shoreline, this private 37 acre island remained under the protection of one family for more than 130 years and has undergone a complete four year renovation. The six-bedroom main residence, with stone piazza and pool, provides sweeping views of the bay.
Overlooking the island's vineyard is a two-bedroom farmhouse, and a guest cottage is located at the edge of the island's protected harbor with a pier and moorings for boating needs.
The boat house has been converted to a delightful waterfront escape with a kitchen, bar, and stone fireplace for family gatherings. There are beautiful perennial gardens, tennis court, a barn for storage, and lighted walking paths. Most furnishings, ground equipment, and a 23' boat compliment this exceptional offering.
This island is not only a summer retreat but a year round residence. The current owner lives on the island the whole year round, thanks to its weather-protected harbour and well-built houses. There are fruit and vegetable gardens as well as cattle and poultry.