Paradise Cottage Amenities and Bedrooms, East Boothbay, Maine Cottage
As a guest at Paradise Cottage you share the use of our beach on a sheltered cove with our two other properties. The swimming here is the best on the bay because the water warms as the tide comes in over the sun-drenched pebbles, and some warmth remains captured in the cove as long as the wind stays out of the southwest. This beach is also a great place to store and launch your kayaks. Linekin Bay is wonderful for kayaking as it has no rivers emptying into it and thus no strong currents. You are welcome to borrow our personal sit-on-top kayaks; we now have two singles, and one for two people. Also available for your use is our lapstrake rowboat which floated in. Ron has reconditioned it, and it is now ready for you to borrow after signing our release.
At Paradise Cottage the deck around two sides of the building, which can be accessed from every room, leads you right into the garden. A pleasant, eating area on the end facing the bay includes a gas barbecue, and a maple tree that grows through a hole in the deck and shades the table and six chairs. This part of the deck is a private outside retreat while also affording a
calming view of the water. Potted plants and boxes of impatiens which last from mid-June until mid-September decorate the porch and blend it into the garden.
The two bedrooms are accessed down a wide hall that has four large windows looking into the woods. Also off the hall is one bathroom. The washer/drier are included in the closet of the middle bedroom along with an iron and ironing board, and an extra vanity sink. This middle bedroom has a queen sized bed and views of the bay and cove on one side and the mossy woods through the hall on the other if you leave the curtains open.
There is a second bathroom integral to the large end bedroom. It has four-poster
twin beds that can be put together to make a king with advance request. Both bedrooms have doors opening onto the deck. Be sure to sleep with the window ajar so you can hear waves sloshing along the shore at high tide while you snooze and wake up to birdsong in the morning. In March listen for owls hooting at night. April evenings are joyous with the calls of
returning Laughing Gulls and peepers singing from the pond. Loons call year-round, but more in winter. In addition to sounds of nature, you should listen for the various pitches of distant fog horns drifting in through your open window as you fall asleep at night.
On advance request we can provide a booster chair with removable tray and/or a porta-crib.
On the deck is a gas grill, left foreground in the photo of the deck on the right above.