Terry, Luci & Doreen, NH September 12 – 14, 2013

The three musketeers arrived at 5:30pm after driving through heavy rain and hail from NH.  We ate a wonderful dinner with champagne, then to the hot tub.  One of us forgot a bathing suit so we all went in our underwear under lightening-filled skies.  Friday we had a wine tasting then went to Boothbay Harbor – great buys. Came back and had a scotch tasting. Saturday we went to Ocean Point for a picnic.  Incredible!  Excellent!  Thank you, Ron and Mary...

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Luci, NH, October 24 – 27, 2013

When I get out of the car from my three hour drive to Seanook from NH, it is truly like coming home.  There is everything here one needs for rest, peace, and true downtime.  Ron and Mary Ellen are the model hosts who have made every one of my stays rich, warm, memorable, and worth all the effort to get here.  By the end of 2013, I will have been here 5 times. Can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be!

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Bonnie, IL, October 24 – 27, 2013

We’ve just spent our 3rd weekend at Seanook, the second one in 2013.  Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  It now feels to us like we’re “coming home” to Seanook.  Ron and Mary Ellen add so much to that experience.  The weather was a little non-cooperative this time, but despite the blustery winds and occasional rain, we had a lot of sunshine, stunning sunsets, and crisp, clear nights with amazing stars!  We were blown away by the number of flowers still in full bloom along with the vivid colors of fall foliage.  We love it here and we will be...

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Ellen & Rhonda, NH, October 2 – 4, 2013

We just had to come back to Paradise and brought friends Deb & Amy from Portland Me, with us.  They fell in love as well. Enjoyed bird watching – saw young bald eagle, black guillemot, loons, eiders and others.  Gorgeous sunsets and many shooting stars.  I believe you’ll be seeing us all again.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful paradise.

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Rick & Pam, Jim & Jan, FL, September 19 – 23, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your house!  The view is spectacular!  The wildflowers were a beautiful welcome.  We enjoyed everything about our stay.  Look forward to framing our notecard when we get home.  We will be telling our friends about this beautiful place.  It will be tough to beat anywhere else!

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Jaime & Cary, ME, October 10 – 11, 2013

Another wonderful weekend!  So great to finally see Paradise Cottage; just lovely.  Thank you Mary Ellen & Ron.  We are always so glad that you two open these beautiful homes to others; it is our favorite place to be.  We will see you again really soon.  Thank you again.

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Dianne & Ron, MA, Sept. 8 – 12, 2013

Our third trip to Boothbay, first time at Paradise Cottage.  What a darling “find.”  Enjoyed the triple lobster dinner with two sides at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Breakfast at River’s End (DO NOT order the blueberry pancakes: made from potatoes and tasted medicinal).  Loved the Pemaquid lighthouse, lunch (fish & chips) at King Eider Pub in Damariscotta.  The Vietnamese Bakery in Boothbay is excellent; we had 2 eggs, bacon, toast, coffee & and an apple fritter, DELICIOUS….  The soup is good too.  We grilled steaks, baked potatoes, had salad & blueberry pie for supper one night.  We ate on the deck and enjoyed the weather, the water and each other.  Mary Ellen, we loved Paradise Cottage; it truly...

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Rose, NY, Aug 24 – 28, 2013

I know why it is called Paradise Cottage; everything is better than imagined.  The kayaking was excellent for the kids in the little bay, and Carey loved creating a fort on the island and a fairy village in the woods behind the cottage.  The walk to the General Store was an important way to start our day.  The hot tub was a nice surprise.  The Botanical Gardens were amazing.  Gardens here are beautiful.  Thank you so much.  Hope to come...

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Rachel & Vernon, MS, Oct. 27-30, 2013

Thank you!  It was wonderful staying in your lovely cottage on the bay.  What a blessing it was to wake up every morning to such a beautiful view.  We had a very peaceful and relaxing vacation.  Thank you for the beautiful notecards.  You have a wonderful gift.  

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Sandi

This is a great place to visit.  Spring here is beautiful with sunny days and rain at night!  I love the wildlife and the flowers and would love to visit again.  The view from my bedroom is “fantastic!”  I took a boat ride with my children and grandson.  He loved it and I did too!

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Kristin

I spent the morning after our arrival exploring all the nooks and crannies inside this Paradise Cottage and outside –  taking it all in!  We also took a boat ride around to familiarize ourselves with the region.  We especially liked the morning walk across the earthen dam to the East Boothbay General Store, the walk along the coast at Ocean Point, the sunset drive we took on Southport Island and watching the sunset at Newagen Harbor our last night here!!  The Botanical Gardens are beautiful.  Our little engineer loved the Boothbay Railway Village, and Pemaquid Point.  I don’t know how we saw all this in such a brief visit, but I have no regrets!  Enjoy your...

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Jeff and Brenda

The smoked oysters from Glidden Point that we had at Mine Oyster restaurant were outstanding.  The sunny hot weather (84 degrees!) the first few days were perfect for our sail on the Lazy Jack schooner for Windjammer Days.  After that it changed to rain, fog and mist; typical Maine!  We filled up on lobsters both at restaurants in town and cooking our own right here.  We love relaxing on the deck, the plantings, the quiet peaceful surroundings, and knowing Mary Ellen and Ron.  Always a pleasure each time we...

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Tom & Suzanne

We especially enjoyed the 4th of July fireworks and the weather was perfect for it; eating lobster; and our pilgrimage to LL Bean in Freeport.  Our favorite restaurants were Robinson’s Wharf, Mine Oyster and the sandwiches and lobster rolls from the East Boothbay General Store just up the street were great for lunch!  Ron and Mary Ellen are a wealth of local information and recommendations; very kind people, the best hosts ever!  Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage and your beautiful state with...

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Marilyn

Our weather was sunny and hot the first few days, then fog, then beautiful the last two days.  Nevertheless we enjoyed kayaking and sailing on the bay in our own sailboat which we kept on the mooring in the cove; also relaxing on the porch, reading enjoying the peacefulness.  The gardens are beautiful.  We will be back for that “bonfire.”  Looking forward to sharing your art in my home.  Thank you for this “Slice of...

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Mark & Clare

Coffee in hand on a cold winter morning we look out over the fresh blanket of snow that carpets the shore and prepare to depart.  Your caretakers, Mary Ellen & Ron, shared with us the pleasure of your simple way: sea, shore, nature, warmth.  We hold that close and wish the same to all who stay in your shelter.

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The Girls

Thank you Ron & Mary Ellen.  Thank you Seanook.  Thank you for allowing others to enjoy your piece of heaven.  For all the energy that we are able to take away from and to give back.  Peace be to you and yours.  See you next year if the Universe allows it.   Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place.

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