3br 2ba Ocean and mountain views with dock - Privacy and Comfort at its finest!
About Paul Grindle
Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound was founded nearly 40 years ago by Don & Marilyn Chambers. They built their reputable vacation rental business on one of the most beautiful spots on Mount Desert Island. My wife and I (Paul & Ashlee Grindle) have been involved with many aspects of Chambers Cottages for several years, helping out behind the scenes, and learning the business. In 2012 we purchased Chambers Cottages, and we are very excited as we enter the 2017 season. As natives to the area, Ashlee & I take pride in the service and hospitality we provide. We are very proud and honored to continue in Don & Marilyn's footsteps, delivering quality, cleanliness, and anything we can do to make your stay the best possible! Putting forth our best efforts, our mission is to maintain the highest of standards and service which Don & Marilyn have provided for over 40 years.
Paul Grindle purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Paul Grindle chose Hall Quarry
Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound is very unique due to the fact it is a private, secluded, well appointed cottages within feet from the Ocean. You will not find cottages this close to deep water ocean frontage anywhere on the Island which are as nicely appointed as Chambers Cottages. Views across Somes Sound at Acadia National Park property are rich in lush foliage with rolling mountains, and unforgettable sunrise / sunsets. Granite fire place, and a large patio. We go the extra step to insure you have all the comforts of home: from pot holders, to spices, cookware, soap, detergent & a lobster kettle. For comfort and convenience, each cottage comes with Heat / Air Conditioning and Wireless Internet professionally installed in 2016.
What makes this Cottage unique
Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound offers deep Water Dock & Moorings for your boat, fishing from the dock, row boat, lobsters available from our dock, below competitive pricing for similar properties in the area, and unlimited access to our shore front to enjoy all the ocean has to offer. Listen to the loons at sunset, and watch the busy lobster men haul their traps from your patio each morning. Somes Sound offers the finest kayaking around - kayak up into Somes Harbor, down the western shore into Valley Cove where you can truly grasp the magnitude of this amazing fjord 'Somes Sound'
Ashtrays are provided outside on the picnic table
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great Cottage - wonderful vacation!!!
I would highly recommend staying at the Crows Nest Cottage on Somes Sound - it is keep super clean and fully stocked with everything you would need for a weeks stay. This includes sheets, towels, washer, dryer and a large pot for cooking your lobsters. On Monday - Wednesday & Friday as long as Paul (the owner of the cottage) has a good catch you can go down to the dock and purchase lobster right from him.
The view of Somes Sound from the outside deck and livingroom is so peaceful - it's a great place to have your morning coffee. We even had a deer visit daily and one day she came with her baby.
Paul and Ashlee live up the road and are close by "if" you should need anything. There is internet access too. Friewood is available for the cool nights if you want to light a fire.
Bar Harbor is a short drive and there are a lot of cute shops and restuarants. For groceries I would recommend going into Bar Harbor and going to Hanaford's as it is cheaper than the IGA store that is in Mt. Desert. On the nights you can't get lobsters from Paul - Beal's has a large select of lobster, mussels and clams.
Topside hit the mark. Lovely views, comfortable and well-equipped.
Superb view, spotless accomodation, lobster pound at the dock.
This is our third vacation at sounderosa. The cottage is quaint, spotless and large. The huge deck overlooks Somes sound. You can buy lobster right at the dock. A great location for kayaking and short drive to biking and hiking trails. 5 stars!
Crows Nest at Chambers Oceanfront
We love this place!
Such a beautiful space.
So peaceful and serene.
Into nature's ear
We whispered our cheer
The house is beautiful and clean.
Paul and Ashlee were helpful, kind hosts
with tips on where to go.
We will likely return
While away we will yearn
Until then, try to keep it slow
Topside at Chambers Ocean Front Cottages - a great place to stay
My family and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at the "Topside" cottage at Chambers Ocean Front Cottages earlier this month (June of 2016). The Grindles are wonderful hosts and obviously put a lot of care into their properties. It is probably easiest to summarize our stay as a collection of points:
- the cottage was spacious and had more than enough room for our family of five to stay and not trip over each other
- the kitchen was well-furnished; we did not need any extra dishes or cooking implements
- the washer and drier worked great and with three kids, we gave them a workout
- the property is very quiet and private
- the views of the Sound and Sargent Mountain are breathtaking
- the cottage was very clean
- there is an IGA grocery down the road in Southwest Harbor, maybe five miles away (maybe closer)
- there are hiking trails just minutes of a drive away (I wouldn't mind walking, but some people might)
To summarize, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are hoping to return again in subsequent summers.
Excellent vacation destination!!! We loved our stay in the Crow's Nest, Great views and our host Paul and his family are very accomindating to your needs, goes the extra to ensure that your vacation is what it should be. fresh live lobsters available at their dock, no need to travel to store or wharf. Cottages are clean and have all the comforts of home ready for when you arrive. Lots of viewable wildlife just outside the cottage seen deer and squirrel daily. I would recommend to anyone looking for a cottage close to everything the island has to offer and if you are a Lobster lover like me you just can't beat it. One of the most relaxing, layed back vacations we have taken, like we were the only people their. The quiet surrondings made for a satisfying time.Can't wait to return again.
Must Do Activities in the area: Whale Watching in Bar Harbor, Oceanarium and Wendell Gilley museum, Boutique shops in Southwest Harbor, lobster boat trips / races, Mountain and carriage trail hiking, tea and popovers at Jordan Pond house, Ocean Drive (Sand Beach, thunder hole), last but not least, fresh Maine lobsters from our dock to cook an unforgettable Maine dinner in your very own cottage!