Cottage with Ocean Bay Views in Perennial Gardens

Paradise Cottage in snow and sunset with Linekin Bay beyond.
Paradise Cottage in snow and sunset with Linekin Bay beyond.Paradise Cottage in early spring when things are beginning to popView from the porch eating area on the end of the deck overlooking Linekin BayAn August evening at Paradise Cottage from the lower parking area.The path through the upper garden to Paradise Cottage in early JulyThe view from the seating area inside the great room at Paradise CottageThe seating area inside the great room, your relaxing getaway in mid-coast MaineThe eating area and wood stove in the great room at Paradise CottageThe small but light and functional kitchen at Paradise CottageThe view from the middle bedroom at Paradise Cottage in East BoothbayThe middle bedroom at Paradise Cottage has a view of the woods behindWasher/dryer and extra sink in closet of middle bedroom at Paradise CottageThe main bathroom at Paradise CottageThrough the upper garden to Paradise Cottage in early SeptemberThe Master bedroom at Paradise Cottage with lighthouse painting on the wallView from the master bedroom at Paradise Cottage, vacation spot in E. Boothbay.The Master bath at Paradise CottageRhododendrons by the main entrance to Paradise Cottage, your vacation in JuneDown the front steps toward the cove from Paradise Cottage in the best of summerPath through the garden to the beach if you visit Paradise Cottage in JuneThe cove and Linekin Bay beyond with a seating area in the middleHigh tide at the pebble swim beach with a kayak and the rowboatLow tide on the beach with the kayaks & rowboat, and Columbus RockFrom our private pebble beach on the cove looking back toward Paradise CottageLooking back at Paradise Cottage from the seating area by the beach
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From $30 / night

72 Paradise Point Road, Boothbay, ME 04544
Cottage with Ocean Bay Views in Perennial Gardens
2 bedrooms
4 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $165 - $175
Per week: $990 - $1,590
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Boothbay vacation cottage rental
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 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 private beach 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. 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 and are NEVER at $30/night (as Vacation Home states above right) in any season! 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 in all seasons other than summer. The rates quoted are DISCOUNTED PRICES for payments ONLY by cash or check; to pay by any other method please inquire for regular seasonal rates and let us know what payment method you want to use. 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 per week rebooking fee as long as you give us at least 30 days to do so.

DISCOUNTED RATES for payment only by cash or 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 2017, if booked before the FIRST OF THE YEAR, can be held for 1/2 the normal deposit and are entirely refundable until then.

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 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 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.

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. Rent this cozy and charming vacation cottage by the month in Winter. Please contact us for more information.
Property Type: year-round cottage
Area Information
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.
Nearby Restaurants
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!
You will need a car to fully appreciate your stay
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Paradise Cottage is a cozy and relaxing vacation at any time of year. However, Fall is our favorite when the colors are glorious, and sometimes it seems the air itself glows. The weather is a moderately perfect Maine experience.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Ronald P. & Mary Ellen Serina

Ronald P. & Mary Ellen Serina

Ronald P. & Mary Ellen Serina

  • School:

    University of Maine, William Smith College
  • Work:

    woodworking, oil painting respectively
  • About:

    When I purchased the family summer property, it needed complete revamping! I alternated 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 house of my childhood) was practically torn down and rebuilt....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 29 2016 Mar 24 2017 $165 $165 $990 $900 2 Nights
Mar 25 2017 Apr 22 2017 $165 $165 $990 $1,100 2 Nights
Apr 21 2017 May 19 2017 $165 $165 $990 $1,400 2 Nights
May 20 2017 Jun 16 2017 $175 $175 $1,190 $3,000 2 Nights
Jun 17 2017 Jun 30 2017 - - $1,390 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2017 Aug 25 2017 - - $1,590 - 1 Week
Aug 26 2017 Sep 08 2017 - - $1,390 - 1 Week
Sep 09 2017 Oct 27 2017 $175 $175 $1,190 $1,100 2 Nights
Sep 10 2017 Oct 28 2017 $175 $175 $1,190 - 2 Nights
Oct 28 2017 Mar 23 2018 $165 $165 $990 $900 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: The deposit to hold your time is one half the total rent with the remainder due on arrival. Deposits made before the end of the previous year are ONE QUARTER the total rent & completely refundable until January 1 of the year you are coming. After that they become non-refundable. 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/week re-booking fee. Otherwise please reschedule at another available time.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: RATES QUOTED are for 2 people; PLEASE ASK ABOUT MORE. You are welcome to bring your own sheets, towels and kitchen linens. If you prefer to use our linen service, the charge is $50 per stay or $25 for just 2 people. Our pet deposit is a $150 cleaning fee $50 which is partially or completely refundable depending on how much time we have to spend cleaning specifically for the pet on your departure. You are welcome to BORROW our 2 person sit-on-top kayak or our rowboat after signing a release.



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (3 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (4 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
    (3 miles)
  • Sailing
    (3 miles)
  • Playground
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (6 miles)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The middle bedroom has a large closet with the washer and dryer in it and an extra vanity sink which augments the bathrooms. The end bedroom has two twins which can be put together to make a KING SIZED BED in addition to its own bathroom.

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 leading through the perennial garden to get to the deck.

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 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 a short amble across the street and down through more gardens. Photos number 20 above is a view of Paradise Cottage when looking back from the pebble beach.

You may borrow our two person sit-on-top kayak. We also have a lapstrake rowboat with and interesting story. You may use both after signing a release. We provide life jackets which are required when on the water.

Our location just three miles from the grocery store and all the activities in Boothbay Harbor, yet sequestered in the woods on quiet Linekin Bay, adds tremendously to the relaxation of your vacation.
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Susan Kopchick

Wonderful accommodations-loved it!

Susan Kopchick

Germantown, MD

Wonderful accommodations-loved it!

July 10, 2016

We had a wonderful vacation at Paradise Cottage. Ron and Mary Ellen did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. We enjoyed meeting them and it was great getting advice on excellent restaurants and beautiful hikes in the area. We were comforted by their availability if anything was needed, but only advice on where to go and what to do was all that we required. The cottage was lovely. The gardens surrounding it were beautiful and we had wonderful views of the bay. We took many walks up and down the little traveled road where the cottage is located, and took in the beauty of the surrounding area. We had a great time and look forward to returning one day. We can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was at Paradise Cottage. Highly recommended!

Elizabeth Beckingham

Paradise Cottage

Elizabeth Beckingham

Raquette Lake, NY

Paradise Cottage

July 4, 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.

Ronald P. & Mary Ellen Serina

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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  • School:

    University of Maine, William Smith College
  • Work:

    woodworking, oil painting respectively
  • About:

    When I purchased the family summer property, it needed complete revamping! I alternated 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 house of my childhood) was practically torn down and rebuilt....
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