Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5) on a 2 acre private location
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
A Perfect Escape
When I began working from home unexpectedly, my husband and I decided to decamp to the country for an extended retreat. We quickly settled on Paul’s Cottage, and I gotta say, what providence!
The reservation process was seamless and easy, and within a week of making our reservation we were pulling up to the cottage. The first impression does not disappoint. The house is perched at the edge of a sloped cliff just a few short feet from the water, much closer than would be possible today, under current setback requirements. The view over the water is unobstructed, other than by a couple of majestic spruce trees that only serve to enhance it. There are other houses to each side, but they are not really visible through the trees; they definitely will not disturb hour solitude.
It was the perfect place to quarantine, which is what we did for the first two weeks we were there. Jay and Kathy are consummate hosts. I hesitate to describe all they did for us, because I don’t think they should be expected to deliver pizzas, make grocery runs, smoke chickens, and provide homemade cookies and granola to every guest.
But I am confident that you will find them as gracious hosts as we did.
Everything was closed while we were there, so we did all our cooking in the cottage. The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and appliances, and we didn’t want for anything. We were even able to source live lobsters (with Jay and Kathy’s help) to celebrate our anniversary!
I was working throughout our stay there, so I had to take a leap of faith regarding the internet connection and strength of cell phone signal, but there were no issues. The internet connection was even better than it is at home.
We made a fire almost every night; we went through a lot of wood! There is no more peaceful feeling than sitting by the fire, and taking little breaks to step out onto the porch to check out the full moon and listen to the water lap against the shore.
I could go on and on, but the simple fact is it was everything we needed at the exact moment we needed it, and we are very grateful. We will be back. Our only complaint is that we never saw the bald eagle.
Christmas on the Coast
This was the most relaxing Christmas and I owe it to Paul's Cottage and Kathy and Jay. They were excellent hosts and the cabin is right on the water. So relaxing being able to hear and see the water 24/7. Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Jay and I are so pleased that you were able to relax and enjoy your week with us. We love living here on the"quiet side" of Mount Desert Island and are so pleased to be able to offer you one of our cottages for your Christmas week vacation.
We do hope you will be able to come back and stay with us again.
Kathy & Jay
We had a wonderful stay at Paul's Cottage. Kathleen and Jay make sure every need is met; they strike the perfect balance between being available and respecting privacy. The views from the cottage are gorgeous, and the cottage itself is clean and comfortable. We wanted to return next August but it is already booked!
Tucked Away Gem
My family of 5 had a WONDERFUL time staying at Paul’s Cottage last week. It’s on tucked away waterfront on the ‘quietside’ If MDI. The view from the deck is spectacular, peaceful and private. We drove each day to the various activities- near Great Long Pond (20 min) and Jordon Pond (30) and Bar Harbor (35) etc. All very easy to get to.
The house was charming, cozy and felt secluded. Very comfortable for our family of 5. Two parents, daughters 12 and 5, son 11. It’s got the old fashioned pine look of a wonderful Maine cottage w the modern conveniences of an updated kitchen, bathrooms. We didn’t use the fireplace, but I’m sure it would be even more cozy if we had or wanted to. Plenty of wood was ready and stacked. The deck (or even the lower rocks) is nice to sit out on to enjoy the view (sunsets are spectacular). Small lobster boats come daily to check pots. Once dark, we enjoyed being able to spread out inside to play games, eat etc. View from the Master is the real-deal. Lovely to wake up to each morning.
Kathleen came by the first day and was very helpful w recommendations for places to go, eat. Very nice and responsive.
It was a great week, hope to be able to go back to Acadia and MDI next year!
Peaceful, beautiful cottage
We enjoyed a week in Paul’s Cottage, a lovely traditional cottage with a well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds, high-quality linens and towels, and a large deck with a lovely view of Blue Hill Bay on the quiet side of MDI. The owners live next door and will respond quickly to any questions or problems, but will also respect your privacy. The location is close to Bass Harbor (and the fabulous Thurston’s Lobster Pound) and to Southwest Harbor. If you want, you can easily reach Bar Harbor and farther reaches of Acadia, including the Loop Road. But this cottage allows you to kick back and enjoy the island without the crowds if that’s your preference. A lovely place!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Paul's Cottage.
I am so glad that you enjoyed your vacation here on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island. . You picked the perfect day to go on a ferry ride to Swan's Island.
Jay and I want our guests to feel like they are staying in our home so we really appreciate it when they tell us how much they love being here. A special thanks for leaving the cottage in excellent condition.
You are always welcome to come and stay with us.