Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5) on a 2 acre private location
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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.
Amazing Stay at Paul's Cottage!
The two of us spent a week at Paul's cottage earlier this month and to say it was amazing would be an understatement! We so enjoyed it and didn't want to leave this wonderful place!
Most of the time, when we're up here we stay in Bar Harbor, but this year we decided to stay on the quite side and we're so happy we did!
The cottage was perfect and had everything we could possibly need! It's rustic, roomy and comfy. The water views were just INCREDIBLE!! We slept in the upstairs bedroom that looks over the water and were lulled to sleep by the peaceful sounds and wonderful smell of the sea every night.
The whole week was so nice, quiet and relaxing!
Usually when we're in the Bar Harbor area we blow and go a lot, but this time we found ourselves wanting to just stay home, sit on the deck and enjoy the cottage and the view! We saw loons, eagles and (of course!) lobster boats.
Kathy and Jay were great; we enjoyed chatting with Kathy. We didn't need anything, but they let us know if we did that they were right there! They are right next door, but you would never know it as there is plenty of privacy.
And cell phone service and internet were excellent too!
We hope to come back to this little slice of Heaven again someday!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Jay and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here on the "quiet side". You are always welcome to come and stay with us.
Private, cozy, charming, and close to everything.
We had a wonderful week at Paul's Cottage! As stated, the house is rustic yet extremely clean and comfortable. It has spectacular views of the water, and if you're sure-footed, you can walk down from the house to sit on the rocks. It is close to Southwest Harbor, where you can find lots of restaurants and stores. The drive to Bar Harbor is 30 minutes.
The cottage felt very roomy for the four of us. Note that the upstairs has one full bedroom (gorgeous, with big windows that look over the water), a small full bathroom, and then a small area that contains a single bed. I would not call this small area a bedroom, but it is room enough for one person to sleep and be someone private.
The kitchen is well-equipped, the laundry room fully functional, and the large downstairs room is lovely. It was quite warm when we visited in July/Aug, so we never got to use the amazing fireplace, although there was ample firewood if we wanted to do so.
The outside deck is spacious, with four chairs that allow you to take in the amazing view. The only criticism is that there is no grill on the deck. There is a small charcoal grill near the side door of the cottage, but it is very small, old and dirty. In my opinion, the owners should purchase a gas grill and place it on the deck.
The owners were communicative, and even though they live next door, they allowed our family perfect privacy.
Since it was very warm and humid when we visited in July/Aug, the cottage was quite warm inside on certain days. There are lots and lots of screened windows and a screened sliding door, so on those days when a breeze blew in from the water, the house cooled down considerably. But when there was no breeze, it was a bit uncomfortable. There is no air conditioning at the house, and there is one small ceiling fan in the main room that really doesn't move the air sufficiently. Since the fan is installed in such a high vaulted ceiling, and the room is so large, the owners should consider installing a much larger fan to accommodate the room size.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are experiencing extraordinarily warm weather the last couple of weeks so I will look in to getting some more fans for the cottage. You are always welcome to come and stay with us.
Beautiful and very quiet area. Incredible views. About 30 minutes from Bar Harbor and that's ok. Laundry facility is a bonus. Would stay again.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoy living here on the "quiet side" of MDI, too. You can get to parts of Acadia National Park within 10 minutes and to Bar Harbor in about 30 minutes. You are always welcome to come and stay with us again.