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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, Near Boothbay Harbor

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End view of Paradise Cottage down the path from Paradise Studio in July

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boothbay cabin description

AT PARADISE COTTAGE the weekend of Sept. 6 - 8 is available, and we just had a week open up from Wednesday, September 17 - 23 with departure on the morning of the 24th. That is a beautiful time here with cool nights and warm summery days; everything will still be open, but there will be fewer people with whom to share it. Mid-October Fall is our color time.

Paradise Cottage is set in lush perennial gardens with woods behind and overlooking Linekin Bay on the ocean in Mid-Coast Maine with your own private beach on a small cove. We are just 3 miles from quaint Boothbay Harbor, yet our unique pastoral location makes us feel sequestered from the bustle of town. You can settle into the ebb and flow of tides, sunrise and sunset, and the harmony of wildlife. The twittering of birds and sloshing of waves are your surround sound. If you open your eyes early you can watch lobster boats slip out in the morning and then see the sunrise gradually work its way down the opposite shore. If the evening is still, listen for the distant tones of fog horns. March is for owls calling at night. April evenings are joyous with the return of laughing gulls and peepers singing from the pond. Yet antique shops, gourmet restaurants, live theater, and art studios are close-by, along with hiking; and in summer add in golf, fishing, and boat excursions; -- and always relaxation! Kayak, swim or beach-comb right from our shore. Gear down a notch or three; the pace is slower here. It's 'the way life should be!'

Rates at Paradise Cottage are per person:

September 7 - October 11, 2013, for 1 - 2 people $175/nt or $1190/week, and $1490/week for 4 - 6 people.

October 12, 2013 - May 23, 2014, is taken.

The month of June (actually May 23 - June 19, 2015) is $3000/month including utilities.

May 24 - June 20, 2014; $1190/week or $175/nt for 1 - 3 people; $1490/week for 4 - 6 people.

June 21 - July 4, 2014; $1390/week for 1 - 3 people, $1590/week for 4 - 6 people by the week only.

July 5 - August 22, 2014; $1590/week for 1 - 3 people, $1790/week for 4 - 6 people, by the week only.

August 23 - September 5, 2014; $1390/week for 1 - 3 people, $1590/week for 4 - 6 people, by the week only.

We do accept Visa and Master Card, but only if you are willing to pay an extra 2.75%. Check or cash is preferable. One half the total rent is payable in advance as a deposit to hold your time; the remainder is due on arrival. If you are unable to keep your reservation, we ask that you reschedule at another available time, or we can try to re-rent your dates less a $100 rebooking fee as long as you give us at least 30 days to do so.

Besides being mesmerized by the ripples on the water, during gardening seasons you will find calm in the blooms just outside the windows and off the porch. In summer read a book while you enjoy the dappled shade on the deck overlooking the water or on one of the benches in the colorful perennial garden. Watch seagulls, osprey, and an occasional eagle ride the updrafts. In winter you will observe a variety of ducks. Go beach-combing to discover varied creatures that abound along the shore of the Gulf of Maine. Borrow our kayak and paddle over the bay if it's calm. Writers will find Paradise Cottage a peaceful private spot where they can work on their manuscripts. Day hikes in one of the many land preserves are a favorite outdoor activity. Or, you can take a picnic to Ocean Point, and watch the waves roll in from the open sea, the lobster boats haul traps, and ships pass by. How about a romantic sail at sunset? Many boat excursions are offered in nearby Boothbay Harbor. You will also find lighthouse tours, museums, and art studios starting with ours next door! Some of the best eateries are right here in Boothbay!
Visit the East Boothbay General Store for gourmet sandwiches, pizza, morning coffee and paper. The harbor is just three miles away, and offers many shops, boat excursions, and gourmet restaurants. Live theater has a dramatic presence with events nightly at the Opera House, and Family Night on Tuesdays. Afternoon tea is a yearly tradition with some of our long time renters. Peruse the aquarium in summer, where children's programs and classes enhance the quality of the coastal experience. Take a short boat ride to Burnt Island (Mon or Thurs) where costumed guides re-enact life of a lighthouse keeper's family in the late '50's. Go antiquing, or gallery hopping starting with nearby Paradise Studio. L.L.Bean and other outlet stores are just an hour away in Freeport. Acadia National Park is a three to four hour drive down east, with miles of scenic coastline and quaint villages to explore in between. Perhaps you would like deep sea fishing or golf.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Please inquire. Unfortunately we need to add an additional cleaning fee of $50 as a Pet Deposit to our contract for those who wish to bring their pet on vacation....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outside only...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children will enjoy exploring on the beach to discover the varied creatures that abound along the shore in Mid-Coast Maine. A visit to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor in summer greatly aids in this adventure....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                double sofa bed in livingroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                These twins can be put together to form a king on request....moreless

              • The middle bedroom has a large closet with the washer and dryer in it and an extra vanity sink which augments the one bathroom. The end bedroom has two twins which can be put together to make a king sized bed in addition to its own bathroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Besides the two bathrooms there is also a vanity sink in the middle bedroom next to the washer/dryer....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Smoking is allowed outside only. The house is all on one level; however, at the minimum there are four steps (with railing), a gravel path and a little bridge with a slight slope through the garden to get to it. We offer guests the option to bring their own linens, or they may rent ours for $50 per stay for the whole house, or $25 for just two people. There is just one ceiling fan in the living room. New for the winter of 2012-2013 is a functional wood stove to heat the living/dining room and kitchen. Guests have the use of our beach in the cove (pictured in the 'view from the middle bedroom'. It is across the street and down through more gardens....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Paradise Cottage looks out over the bay and cove. The beach is just below and affords a sheltered place to launch your kayaks or swim, where the water warms as the tide comes in over the sun-drenched pebbles....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The beach and cove are just across the street. The best summer swimming is here as the water warms as the tide comes in over the sun-drenched pebbles. ...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Our pebble beach on a small cove at the head of Linekin Bay is your private play-place for your stay. Search for shells, sea glass or colorful pebbles, or play with the hermit crabs....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Our beach on the cove is a great place to store and launch kayaks for a tour around the bay....moreless

                  • Rural
                  • Village:

                    Wander through the quaint Village of East Boothbay with its famous shipyards, the dam to the tidal pond where there used to be a mill, and up the hill to the East Boothbay General Store....moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        The dining area is shown in the photos. It is part of the great room and looks out over the bay. The child's high chair is a booster available on request....moreless

                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wood Stove:

                            The new efficient wood-burning stove will heat the living/dining and kitchen area....moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking:

                            Two parking areas available...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Free Local Calls
                          • Telephone:

                            Local calls only...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Great room includes lounging area, dining area and adjacent kitchen....moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Heating:

                            Monitor heaters also available, one in the livingroom and the other in the end Masterbedroom....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Main parking area adjacent to street in front of the cottage....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            We have wireless internet....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Our wireless internet is password protected....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Blender
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Some available for your use....moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Basics provided...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, gas stove, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, spices, and of course a lobster pot....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                Cooking is with propane, 4 gas burners and oven....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Barbecue
                              • Porch Furniture
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Gas grill...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                The deck wraps around two sides of the building and is accessed by way of an exterior door from each room....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Perennial gardens extend in front and to one side of the cottage, with woods behind. A grassy area leads to the beach on the cove....moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover
                              • Dinersclub
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Shoulder Season
                              Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,390

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                              Fall
                              Sep 7 - Oct 25
                              2 night min stay
                              $175 $175
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,190 $5,100
                              Winter
                              Nov 1 - May 22, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $165
                              $990 $900

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                              Spring
                              May 23 - Jun 19, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $175
                              $1,190 $3,000

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                              Shoulder Season
                              Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,390

                              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $175 $165
                              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,785 $1,061
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Tax Rate 8%

                              Notes:

                              We will make your reservation when you let us know that the check is in the mail. Cancellation Policy: If you let us know a minimum of 30 days prior to your arrival and we can re-rent your time, you may have a refund less $100 rebooking fee. Otherwise please reschedule at another available time.


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                              Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                              Location

                              65 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Portland International Jetport
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Monhegan Island
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Wiscasset
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Rt 1
                              8 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Southport
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Lobsterman's Wharf
                              116 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Sugarloaf
                              4 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Boothbay Country Club
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              East Boothbay General Store

                              Car: Recommended

                              Paradise Cottage is located on Linekin Bay in East Boothbay 3 miles east of Boothbay Harbor by car or on foot via a walk through the woods (Boothbay Region Land Trust Trail). Thus we have the best of both worlds; private and secluded, yet not far from all the activities associated with a working waterfront. Enjoy the views and calm seclusion of our gardens or partake of other activities. We suggest the boat ride to Burnt Island where guides in character demonstrate the life of a Lighthouse Keeper's family in 1952. Children will also love the Aquarium where they will learn what critters to hunt for when they come back to explore our beach and in the shallow water. Don't miss our renowned Maine Botanical Gardens or the Railway Village with its antique cars. You can play golf at the Boothbay Country Club. Shops, art studios, gourmet restaurants, live theater, hiking, whale watching, antiquing and afternoon tea are just a few of the options nearby when you stay at Paradise Cottage.

                              Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Mini Golf, Boating, cross-country skiing, antiquing, gallery hopping, hiking

                              Golf: The Boothbay Country Club is partnering with us to provide golf for our guests. Just call ahead for a T-time. More details can be found at their website, www.boothbaycountryclub.com.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1997

                              About the owner: When I purchased the family property in 1997, it needed a complete overhaul. I alternated spending a month in Colorado and a month in Boothbay while Paradise Cottage (my Grandmother's summer house) was winterized and expanded, and Seanook (the vacation cottage of my childhood) was practically torn down and rebuilt. The early March morning after I arrived the final time to stay, I met Ron, who was working for my contractor on Seanook. Since then we have done all the work around the place ourselves. That winter we built a scale model of our future shop/studio on the diningroom table and broke ground in August 2000 on the third building.

                              Why the Owner Chose Boothbay:
                              Seanook was bought by my mother, a native Mainer, in 1947. At the time it was nothing more than a tiny three month bungalow, but as a child I loved the spot and everything about it. My life-long dream was to return here to live. Ron and I stay on the property year-round. Every season is our favorite! We are forever changing and improving wherever we can. In everything we do we try to maintain some of the rustic seaside character of the place, yet add to its charm.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              To wake up every morning to the call of seabirds and songbirds and the lapping of little waves, to views of the head of the bay as the sun creeps down the opposite shore, and with the verdant Maine woods behind you is about as close to Paradise as one can get, and then to be bathed in fresh salt air all day long and to have that long view across the water right here for the looking any time gives you that relaxed 'aaah' feeling.


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                              Speaks: french, english

                               

                              Photos

                              • End view of Paradise Cottage down the path from Paradise Studio in July

                                End view of Paradise Cottage down the path from Paradise Studio in July

                              • Dining room, shows eating area on the porch also, plus the view of Linekin Bay.

                                Dining room, shows eating area on the porch also, plus the view of Linekin Bay.

                              • Looking toward the hall from the living room, Paradise Cottage.

                                Looking toward the hall from the living room, Paradise Cottage.

                              • Middle bedroom at Paradise Cottage, weekly vacation rental, Boothbay, ME.

                                Middle bedroom at Paradise Cottage, weekly vacation rental, Boothbay, ME.

                              • Washer/dryer and extra vanity sink, middle bedroom, Paradise Cottage

                                Washer/dryer and extra vanity sink, middle bedroom, Paradise Cottage

                              • The end bedroom at Paradise Cottage, Boothbay, ME.

                                The end bedroom at Paradise Cottage, Boothbay, ME.

                              • End bedroom with lighthouse on curved wall outside bathroom.

                                End bedroom with lighthouse on curved wall outside bathroom.

                              • Shower and looking out the window from the master bath, Paradise Cottage.

                                Shower and looking out the window from the master bath, Paradise Cottage.

                              • Paradise Cottage in June with Rhodendrons in bloom.

                                Paradise Cottage in June with Rhodendrons in bloom.

                              • Paradise Cottage seating area by the beach and cove, looking across the bay.

                                Paradise Cottage seating area by the beach and cove, looking across the bay.

                              • Paradise cottage in the garden with the woods at its back, evening light.

                                Paradise cottage in the garden with the woods at its back, evening light.

                              • Paradise Cottage in Winter with Linekin Bay beyond.

                                Paradise Cottage in Winter with Linekin Bay beyond.

                              • Paradise Cottage in Evening light, summer in Boothbay

                                Paradise Cottage in Evening light, summer in Boothbay

                              • View from the kitchen into the living/dining room rental cottage in East Boothba

                                View from the kitchen into the living/dining room rental cottage in East Boothba

                              • The kitchen at Paradise Cottage, near Boothbay Harbor, ME.

                                The kitchen at Paradise Cottage, near Boothbay Harbor, ME.

                              • The second bedroom of Paradise Cottage, East Boothbay, ME.

                                The second bedroom of Paradise Cottage, East Boothbay, ME.

                              • The sailboat bathroom at Paradise Cottage near Boothbay Harbor, ME.

                                The sailboat bathroom at Paradise Cottage near Boothbay Harbor, ME.

                              • Third bedroom, Paradise Cottage, weekly rental in Boothbay, ME.

                                Third bedroom, Paradise Cottage, weekly rental in Boothbay, ME.

                              • Sink in the master bath, end bedroom Paradise Cottage, E. Boothbay, ME.

                                Sink in the master bath, end bedroom Paradise Cottage, E. Boothbay, ME.

                              • Spring garden with rhododendrons at Paradise Cottage, East Boothbay.

                                Spring garden with rhododendrons at Paradise Cottage, East Boothbay.

                              • The way down from Paradise Cottage porch to the cove on Linekin Bay.

                                The way down from Paradise Cottage porch to the cove on Linekin Bay.

                              • Looking from the pebble beach back toward Paradise Cottage.

                                Looking from the pebble beach back toward Paradise Cottage.

                              • Stream garden at the end of Paradise Cottage, weekly rental in perennial garden.

                                Stream garden at the end of Paradise Cottage, weekly rental in perennial garden.

                              • Paradise Cottage in winter, East Boothbay Maine

                                Paradise Cottage in winter, East Boothbay Maine

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                              $165 - $199 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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