Paradise Cottage – East Boothbay, ME cottage rental
Paradise Cottage, just 3 miles from Boothbay Harbor, is set in perennial gardens
with woods at its back and views of Linekin Bay on two sides through the expansive windows. Cozy and inviting, it can be your week of retreat. Rest, relax, read, and absorb the surroundings, or go to Boothbay Harbor, just three miles away for gourmet restaurants, a boat cruise, shops, art galleries, and more.
Paradise Cottage is a year-round 2 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home rented by the week only in Summer and with a 2 night minimum in all other seasons and month long stays in winter. It has a hide-a-bed sofa in the livingroom or “great room” which also includes the dining area and a small, but complete kitchen. The many windows make it light and spacious. Full kitchen, large deck. Optional linen service $25 for just 2 people, $50 for 3-5 people, plus 7% tax.
Although there are four steps minimum to get into Paradise Cottage, the house is laid out all on one level with a wide hall along the back connecting all the rooms and also offering expansive views to the woods behind. The cottage is fully carpeted with floor to ceiling windows that bring the outside in. Two baths make your stay more comfortable. Each room has a door to the deck which borders the house on two sides, expanding the living space of the already large rooms and blending them into the gardens.
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Quebec week: this is not in Boothbay, but rather in Quebec, Canada
Our timeshare at Mt. St. Anne de Beaupree, Quebec is available the week of January 6 – 13, 2013, Sunday to Sunday. It is a two bedroom, two bath (one tub-shower, one washer-dryer) condo 20 minutes outside of Quebec city at the foot of Mt. St. Anne downhill and cross country ski areas. This time is particularly nice between the holidays and Winter Carnival, so it is less crowded. Enjoy the best the season has to offer in an old world French setting for $800 for the week. Call (207-633-6093) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Paradise Cottage Location & Things to Do
Paradise Cottage is part of the original family property and is located across the street from Seanook. Guests have private use of our sheltered swim beach on the cove. Relax and enjoy the serenity of our spot in the midst of the blooming plants on the deck and gardens with water views beyond. In addition you can take advantage of our location in Mid-Coast Maine at the hub of what goes on:
* Boat excursions on commercial ships out of Boothbay Harbor, or plan your own charter at http://www.hayvalcharters.com and be picked up at the town dock just across the bay, or bring your own boat to put on our mooring;
* Kayaking by renting or using yours or ours;
* Fishing on a commercial expedition, or do it yourself (Fishing licenses are required this year,https://www5.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses2/index.pl.);
* Hiking on the many Boothbay Region Land Trust, http://www.bbrlt.org, well maintained trails, or right out the door;
*Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, http://www.mainegardens.org, world class gardens, with lunch restaurant and education center. You could spend the better part of a day or two here.
*Walk through the woods to the East Boothbay General Store, http://www.ebgs.us, for morning coffee, paper, scones, breakfast pizza, gourmet sandwiches, and specialty groceries;
* Golf, as the Boothbay Country Club, http://www.boothbaycountryclub.com, is now partnering with us to provide golf for our guests, just call ahead for T-time;
* Antiquing is important in this whole area;
* Theater at our refurbished Opera House, Carousel Theater;
*Take a cruise and tour of Burnt Island Light, http://www.lighthouse.cc/burntisland/cruises.html where guides in costume portray the last family to man the lighthouse in 1952 followed by a nature walk.
*Visit the Aquarium, http://www.lighthouse.cc/burntisland/cruises.html where you will find out what to search for when you return to our beach at low tide.
*Gourmet dining, there are no better restaurants than right here in Boothbay. Ask us for our list of recommendations.
We are about an hour and a half by car from Portland International Jetport and three and a quarter hours from Boston. Amtrak connects the two cities, or you can take a bus all the way from Boston to Wiscasset. You can find directions to Paradise Cottage here.
When to Visit
Summer (June 23 – September 7, 2012 ) is the most popular time to visit the Maine coast. The air is warm and the water temperature is mild, especially in our warmer-than-normal cove. The days are long and the wildlife comes alive. Outdoor activities are endless both on and off the water. Children of all ages enjoy exploring the beaches to discover different creatures that abound along the shore of the Gulf of Maine. Our rates vary by number of people. Please see our rates section.
Fall is fantastic time to make Paradise Cottage your lodging center while you explore the radiance of Fall on the water in Maine. Daytimes are mild and the nighttimes are perfect for a soak in the hot-tub. Fall foliage in the northeast is spectacular. Our peak color is usually the middle week in October but the scenery is excellent for a couple of weeks before and after this. Visit MaineFoliage.com for more info. Take advantage of our shoulder season rates (September 11 through October plus Thanksgiving week).
Winter - In Boothbay Harbor, just three miles away, the best restaurants are still open and there is plenty of parking; the pace is a little slower and the attention a little deeper. Our winter season rates make your vacation rental at Paradise Cottage this time of year a real value. For seven months! from October 29, 2011 (except Thanksgiving week) all the way through May 18, 2012 and our rates are exceptionally reasonable starting at $990/wk for two people. We also have lower monthly rental rates in Winter. (See our Rates section) Our Hot Tub is not available in Winter.
Spring in Midcoast Maine is a fresh and delicate season when new growth is beginning. It can start in May and last about a month. It brings warm temperatures for both air and water, as the clouds give way to sunshine. This is an ideal time of year to take advantage of our special spring rental rates from May 19 to June 22, 2012.