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Check our Winter Specials: two people can rent two nights for $410 and get a THIRD NIGHT FREE all the way through MAY 19, 2017. Four people $495. Or rent a week and get 2 free nights. For booking information EMAIL US or send us a text now!!

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 beach and three kayaks on a small cove, SHARED only between our three properties.

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.

On arrival children will immediately be drawn down across the rocky beach to explore along the water line, no matter what the tide!

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 in all seasons! Only WEEKLY rentals in Summer, Saturday to Saturday, which is already full for 2017. Please do consider a rental for September or October; they are such pleasant months! Two night minimum except in summer.

The rates quoted are DISCOUNTED PRICES. We now have the ability to accept payment by e-check (Quick Pay, ClearXchange) directly from your bank to ours. All rates shown are our discounted prices for payment only by CASH, E-CHECK, OR PAPER CHECK; to pay by any other method, please inquire for our regular seasonal rates and let us know what method you prefer to use. One-half the total rent is payable in advance as a deposit to hold your time; the remainder is due on arrival.

CANCELLATION: If you are unable to keep your reservation, you MUST give us at least 30 days notice ahead of your arrival date. IF we are able to re-rent your stay, you may RESCHEDULE at another available time, or we will refund your deposit less a $100 per week rebooking fee.

DISCOUNTED RATES for payment only by cash, check, or e-check:

May 20 - June 16, 2017; $1190/week for 1 - 3 people, $1490/week 4 - 6 people, or $175/night for 1 - 2 people with each additional person at $35/night.

June 17 - 30, 2017; $1390/week for 1 - 3 people, $1590/week for 4 - 6 people, by the week only, Saturday to Saturday.

July 1 - August 25, 2017; $1590/week for 1 - 3 people, $1790/week for 4 - 6 people, by the week only.

August 26 - September 8, 2017; $1390/week for 1 - 3 people, $1590/week for 4 - 6 people, by the week only.

September 9 - October 27, 2017, for 1 - 2 people $175/nt or $1190/week, and $1490/week for 4 - 6 people.

Oct. 29, 2016 - May 19, 2017; $990/week for 1 - 2 people or $165/night with each additional person at $35/night. SEE OUR SPECIALS for this period at the top or below!

Summertime or Fall rentals for 2018, if booked before the FIRST OF THE YEAR, can be held for 1/2 the normal deposit (1/4 the total rent) which is entirely refundable until January first.

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 beachcombing to discover varied creatures that abound along the shore of the Gulf of Maine. Borrow ONE OF OUR KAYAKS 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 summertime 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 and 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.

WINTER SPECIALS run through May 19, 2017: Two people can rent two nights for $410 and get a third night free; 4 people, $490; Rent a week for $990 and get two free nights for a total of nine nights (2 ppl); or Rent two weeks and enjoy a 10% discount.

Rent Paradise Cottage by the month, any time October 29, 2016 through May 19, 2017 for $900/month plus you pay the utilities. Paradise Cottage has a wonderful woodstove in the great room. Firewood is the cheapest way to heat. To rent this cozy and charming vacation cottage by the month in Winter contact us for more information.

Property Type: year-round cottage

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds that can be put together to form a king on advance request, Porta-Crib available.

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8604717

About the area

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 close to 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. There are many gourmet eateries in Boothbay. Chefs specialize in original offerings, many of them making use of the local seafood. This is a food place!

Getting around

You will need a car to fully appreciate your stay.

Getting here

As soon as we receive the completion of our two brief contracts along with your deposit check, we will email your receipt and driving directions. The closest international airport is in Portland, which is a minimum of 1 hour 15 minutes' drive from East Boothbay.

Interaction with guest

We are Mary Ellen & Ron and will be available should you need us during your stay. We live at our Shop/Studio next door. We will greet you on arrival, give you the tour, and try to answer any questions you may have about the house and the area. You will have our phone numbers, should you need anything while you are here. Other than that, we will leave you to enjoy on your own!



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed


  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (1)

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“Paradise Cottage”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2016

This is a great rental. The house is well set up for great views and convenience. It has amenities that you never even knew you needed on vacation. The area is quite, close to shopping, touring and restaurants. We had a great stay and Mary Ellen and Ron are great to work with.

Owner's reply: Our sequestered location is both quiet and 3 miles from groceries, boat excursions, and gourmet dining. Don't forget our renowned Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Railway Village with antique cars, and lots of artists who take inspiration from the rugged and verdant scenery. There is plenty to explore, or you can enjoy the cool sea breeze with a book on the shaded deck or a bench in one of our gardens in summer or from the shelter of our floor to ceiling windows by the wood stove in winter.

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