About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5) on a 2 acre private location
Paul's Cottage is the year-round home where my father-in-law spent his retirement years. Built to resemble a New England barn, the spacious pine-paneled living room features a cathedral ceiling and a granite fireplace that is likely the largest you have ever seen!
There is a bedroom with queen size bed and full bath on the first floor. Over the kitchen and bedroom is a loft area with a full bath and two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, the other with a small twin and sitting area with skylight. You will absolutely love the new dormer in the upstairs bedroom especially when you are able to look out on to Blue Hill Bay and enjoy the stars and the moon traveling across the clear dark sky. (Due to the relatively small size of the loft bedrooms we limit the total number of guests to five, no exceptions, please.)
Our newly renovated kitchen is well equipped for cooking and serving, with amenities including gas cook top & oven, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher and breakfast table.
Mealtime is always more enjoyable with a view of the water. You can sit in front of the window in the dining area or simply go outside to use the picnic table on the deck. In the corner of the living room next to a window with a waterfront view, the landlady insisted on having a game table because she loves to play scrabble, bridge or canasta. Yes, it is a great place to use your computer and we do offer wireless internet connection for those who insist on making contact with the outside world. However, we suggest that you just sit and relax in the large wicker chairs in the living room............relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Perhaps the best thing to do after all is just step through the large sliding glass doors onto a 400 square foot deck and enjoy the panoramic view of Blue Hill Bay.
We are located between Mitchell and Duck Cove on the western side of Mount Desert Island in the coastal village of West Tremont, so you will find that the spectacular sunsets probably will take your breath away.
As one of my tenants said the minute he got out of the car, 'I think that you have a little bit of heaven here'. I do believe that he is correct. I have to say I do leave a little bit of my heart behind every time I leave Mount Desert Island.
So come and experience the peace and quiet of your home away from home and leave your cares behind.
l) We rent our cottages by the week, Saturday to Saturday
2) A deposit is required with 7 days to hold your reservation. Refund of deposits can only be made if we are successful in re-renting the entire period.
3) We enjoy pets enormously, but have found that pets are frequently unhappy in unfamiliar surroundings. We do have tenants who have allergies too. We regrettably have concluded that we can not accommodate any pets.
4) Our housekeeping cottage is now smoke-free. Smoking is not permitted inside at any time.
5) We do limit the number of people to five, including small children, no exceptions, please.
Keywords: Waterfront Cottage on the 'quiet side of MDI'
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A very special time away in paradise!
My wife and I have stayed at Paul's cottage twice now and we will definitely be returning. We go in the winter, when things are really quiet and gorgeous. The house is amazing. The bedroom is very comfortable and it is so nice looking down at the beautiful large burning fire from the loft area. The family room is just perfect and the kitchen has everything you could want to cook and feel like home. (We cook lobsta every night), You will not be disappointed.
Beautiful Ocean Views
The cottage sits right on the ocean front on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island - roomy, well decorated and maintained. It has a lovely patio with table and chairs that are great for morning coffee, evening sunsets, or any time in between. Both the patio and cottage have great ocean views that give a really peaceful feeling. Beach access at mid to lower tides. We had a great time cycling, kayaking, and hiking. We love our Colorado home but it doesn't have the ocean access that you do here. You're a 5 minute drive from a lobster pound (Thurston's), 10 minutes from the restaurants, market and shops in SW Harbor, and 30 minutes from Bar Harbor (a good distance if you want access to Bar Harbor but want to stay away from the crowds). A nice kitchen allows you to cook many of your meals at the cottage (including lobsters of course) and save money versus eating all of your meals at restaurants if you want. There are several good sources around for very fresh seafood to cook at the cottage. The owners next door are supportive and friendly without being intrusive. We will definitely look forward to coming back, highly recommended!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
It seems like you were here yesterday. We are so pleased to know that your really enjoyed being here on the "quietside" of Mount Desert Island. As you mentioned, you can enjoy the fun activities (hiking, kayaking & cycling) during the day and then come come back to the cottage to have a meal and to relax in our private, peaceful location. I look forward to welcoming to our home again. Take care, Jay & Kathy
Wonderful Cottage on the Quiet Side
We have been to Paul's Cottage twice and have loved it each time. It is right on the cliffs overlooking the bay and the sunsets are spectacular. The cottage is furnished with everything you could need and if something is missing Kathy the owner is nearby and ready to help. Southwest Harbor has several good restaurants so you can avoid the crush of Bar Harbor if you desire. This quiet side of the island is wonderful and we would recommend it anyone visiting Mount Desert Island.
Beautiful location and quintessential Maine coastline setting.
Paul's cottage feels like my own private vacation home in a quintessential Maine setting. My husband and I have vacationed on Mount Desert Island for many years staying closer to Bar Harbor but three years ago we discovered Seaside Cottages and will return again this summer for our third stay. Paul's cottage is our favorite and has a beautiful waterfront setting on the “quiet side” of Mount Desert Island with an easy drive to Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, and Bar Harbor. We love eating breakfast and dinner on the deck or just relaxing with a good book while overlooking Blue Hill Bay watching sailboats, lobster boats and the occasional bald headed eagle and osprey. The cottage provides easy access for walks along the rocky shoreline and up-close views other shore birds. The large living room has a huge stone fireplace and is very attractive and comfortable with great views of the water through the wall of windows and it is a great place to sit and read should you get a rainy day. The upstairs bedroom also has an amazing view of the water. The cottage is very well equipped and the grounds are secluded and quiet yet within a short drive to great restaurants, museums, Acadia Repertory Theatre, botanical gardens, boat tours out of Northeast Harbor, and the National Park. Kathy the owner is very easy to work with and has her own private home on the property should you need her.
My husband and I have been going to Mt. Desert Island for over 45 years to enjoy the spectacular ocean walks and views, mountains, and lakes that the island offers. As much as we loved our twice (or thrice) annual trips to Acadia, the noisy motels/hotels and long restaurant lines were becoming tiresome and diminished our level of enjoyment. We'd often rented cottages elsewhere but had never found a cottage in the Bar Harbor area that we liked until we stumbled upon Paul's Cottage. What we ideally had wanted was a cottage on the ocean with a fireplace that offered both privacy and easy access to Acadia Park. After spending a fall and spring week in Paul's Cottage this past year, we have found it a perfect fit for us, offering many amenities including the following.
- situated right on the shore with stunning westerly island and sunset views
- welcoming, friendly, and accommodating owners (available but not intrusive)
- a large updated kitchen not wanting for anything
- fresh lobster and other seafood, produce, groceries, etc. available within a short drive
- very good restaurants (especially in season) if desired
- Acadia Park sites within easy driving distance
- various books and games to enjoy by the huge fireplace (endless supply of firewood available) or on the
spacious deck overlooking the water
- the Southwest Harbor Library issues guest passes for non-residents for supplemental reading choices
We are very much looking forward to our two-week stay this fall and are considering a winter visit at some point.
Paul's Cottage is wonderful
We have been coming to Paul's Cottage for many years. The cottage satisfied a dream we had
for a long time. We have been coming to Maine since the middle 1950's and the idea of
buying a place on the ocean in Maine had become a strong wish but we could never
afford it. Later, with improved financial circumstances, one could contemplate buying a
place in Maine, however, then there was simply not enough time to maintain and worry
about additional property. Paul's cottage is a perfect answer. It is in an absolutely beautiful
location on the water on one of the loveliest places on the East coast. The place is better
equipped with amenities than our house in Newton and best of all, when things age and
break, we find them repaired and often improved the next year. We cannot think of a
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Effective January 1, 2016 the Maine State Lodging Tax changes to 9%. Prices are subject to change without notice.