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COTTAGE WITH BAY VIEWS IN PERENNIAL GARDENS, OCEAN BEACH, NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Mary Ellen Serina

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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COTTAGE WITH BAY VIEWS IN PERENNIAL GARDENS, OCEAN BEACH, NEAR BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Boothbay Harbor - Paradise Cottage by the Sea

2 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 4 private + 2 (total 5-6)

AT PARADISE COTTAGE the weekend of Sept. 6 - 8 is available.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary Ellen Serina (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Speaks french, english

About Mary Ellen Serina

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.

Mary Ellen Serina purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Mary Ellen Serina chose Boothbay Harbor

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232537
+1 207 633-6093
Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Enchanting place

  • 5 out of 5
This was my first time to Maine with my children age 8 and 9. The cottage was more than I expected. I wasn't sure if kids could be entertained on their own here and it turned out they were just as happy to explore, kayak , walk and relax. It truly was relaxing for us all and they never wanted to leave even to just go get dinner. Our favorite little trip was to the botanical gardens where we spent hours enjoying the beauty. I really do hope we can come back some year and Mary Ellen and Ron were very kind and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232537
+1 207 633-6093
Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Charming setting

  • 5 out of 5
The owners Ron and Maryellen could not be more accommodating. Before our arrival Ron had set up a mooring for the sailing dingy that we trailered up. The gardens are truly magical. Amazed at the amount of time that Maryellen tends to them. They had just finished working on a private sitting garden. So quiet and peaceful and the smell of all the lovely flowers was tranquilizing. The house was quaint. Windows in all directions that look out onto the bay. Don't forget to ask about the bonfires.If you want privacy from noise,traffic and crowds this is the place to be. Just a short drive to town and plenty of things to do. We will be back to this cottage again.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232537
+1 207 633-6093
Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
Greensboro, NC
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
I would be remiss if I didn't share our experience with anyone considering Paradise Cottage as a vacation destination in the Boothbay Harbor region of Maine. From the moment of first contact with Mary Ellen and Ron, every email promptly responded to about reservations and recommendations, to the point of arrival Ron greeting us with a flash light after dark helping us to settle in, serene and beautiful gardens, their artist studio that I could have spent hours in, to the comfortable and quaint vacation cottage overlooking the harbor....we could not have chosen a better place for my Mom and I to visit. I am thankful that we found this "slice of heaven" and would recommend without reservation anyone who appreciates simple beauty and gracious hospitality. Thank you Mary Ellen and Ron for welcoming us and offering your cottage for our enjoyment and relaxation - great memories were made that we will always treasure. Hope to visit again soon. Thanks again, Kim Hilton
  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232537
+1 207 633-6093
Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
5

Our Vacation Could Not Have Been Better!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a glorious time at this cottage...it really is a piece of paradise!
The garden is lovely - home immaculate - rooms spacious- kitchen well equipped - deck lovely - location perfect and peaceful and the hot tub was was enjoyed by all!
This is our 4th year staying in this area, but our 1st time staying in East Boothbay and I guarantee it won't be the last.
Highlights of our stay at paradise cottage were cooking seafood feasts at home, daily kayak adventures, an early-morning walk to the East Boothbay general store for delicious muffins, swimming on our private beach, hiking on local trails and several sunsets at Ocean Point which is a short drive.
While there is a kayak on the property available to use, we brought our own and our hosts created a tie up for us on the shore which made life so easy!

These hosts clearly have the gift of hospitality; they are gracious, helpful and even though they live near the home, they don't get in your space. We enjoyed a lovely bonfire together and even offered to provide perennials from her garden for me to take home!

A previous reviewer mentions that the home needs an update however, we found the linens and beds perfectly comfortable.

My only complaint is that I can't live at Paradise Cottage year round!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232537
+1 207 633-6093
Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
3

Paradise cottage stay

  • 3 out of 5
The cottage location and layout was accurate. Gardens are beautiful. Property owner helpful and friendly. The bedrooms need an upgrade. Mattresses were old and uncomfortable, linens which were additional cost were not the quality you would expect. The master bedroom has the washer and dryer in the middle of it. Unit has potential but is in need of an upgrade
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paradise Cottage is a home not a hotel, and it has its quirks! There’s a tree growing through a hole in the deck. Hand painted sailboats float around the walls of the main bathroom. Interesting folded, pleated and scoured rocks serve as door stops. The lighthouse themed end bedroom, which we call the “Master,” has a lighthouse–shaped wall with one painted on it, and curvy custom counters in the master bathroom. Mullioned glass pocket doors between the middle bedroom and hall make the room bigger and bring in the woods from behind to be joined with the water view from the front. Besides the washer-dryer in the middle of the closet, there is also an extra vanity sink there.
So you won’t be surprised, be sure to check out our website before you come; all the pictures are there. We realize too that people have different preferences: four days of Maine rain might be relaxation heaven to one person, but spell boredom to the next; fishing under a blazing sun may be your cup of tea, but to see a fog bank approaching from two miles out all blue-black on top and white underneath is indeed awe inspiring; likewise, many New England people prefer bringing their own linens, but others find that wicked weird.
We always look forward to meeting new guests and welcoming back our numerous returns.
P.S. The mattress and foam topper were new In October 2011.
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Cottage with Bay Views in Perennial Gardens, Ocean Beach, near Boothbay Harbor
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p232537
+1 207 633-6093
Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Area
Cambridge, MA
5

Tranquility in all respects

  • 5 out of 5
Beautifully located, this cottage is guaranteed to take the city-bustle off your mind in no time. Mary Allen and Ron, the owners, have been enormously helpful but discreet. Make sure you check out Boothbay`s botanical gardens and the lovely Ocean Point at the tip of the peninsula while you are here.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Paradise Cottage immerses visitors in the natural beauty of our spot with woods behind, the bay expanding in front, and perennial gardens just off the deck all conspiring to give you that "aaahhh" feeling. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, and beachcombing are all possible right here. Yet if you want more activity, we are only three miles from bustling Boothbay Harbor and all it offers including boat tours, lighthouses, shops, gourmet restaurants, antiquing, art studios, quilting shops, and quaint harbors with lobster boats. We are open for relaxing rentals year-round with specials and short stays in the off season.
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Location

Location

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cabin in Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Fall
7 Sep - 25 Oct
2 night minimum stay
$378
for 2 nights
From
$189
From
$189
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,285
$5,508
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 22 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$356
for 2 nights
From
$178
$1,069
$972
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
23 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
$378
for 2 nights
From
$189
$1,285
$3,240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
20 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,501
for 7 nights
$1,501
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$378
for 2 nights
From
$189
From
$178
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,928
$1,146
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
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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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Boothbay Harbor in Boothbay Harbor Area

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Local Calls
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Hob ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Besides the two bathrooms there is also a vanity sink in the middle bedroom next to the washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed in livingroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , These twins can be put together to form a king on request.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • live theatre
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • Health/Beauty Spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • golf pass optional
  • bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.
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