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Paul Grindle

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

OCEANFRONT Cottages with Docks, boat, mooring, & internet on Somes Sound

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Mount Desert Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3br 2ba Ocean and mountain views with dock - Privacy and Comfort at its finest!

Rock Point Cottage sits within feet from the Ocean on the Western shore of Somes Sound in the village of Hall Quarry.

Rock Point offers all the amenities of home, including: Full size appliances, washer / Dryer, all linens, granite fire place, large deck, flat screen satellite TV with 115 channels, free WiFi access, private parking with unobstructed breathtaking views over Somes Sound and Sargent Mountain.

Our Cottages come with a deep water dock perfect for fishing or keeping your boat. Enjoy the sunrise and quiet island atmosphere from your own deck, and listen to the loons at sunset. A deep water mooring is complimentary if you are bringing / renting a boat.

Our Cottages are well maintained, and kept to the highest standards in cleanliness and quality. We provide all the firewood you need, soap, detergent, paper towels, trash removal, and even a large kettle to cook your fresh Maine lobsters which we have available at our dock. Enjoy fine local restaurants, and spend the day in Bar Harbor which is only a 10 minute drive. Enjoy the peaceful surrounding rich in wildlife and amazing views. We have 6 cottages available directly on the ocean.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul Grindle (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paul Grindle

Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound was founded nearly 40 years ago by Don & Marilyn Chambers. They built their reputable vacation rental business on one of the most beautiful spots on Mount Desert Island. My wife and I (Paul & Ashlee Grindle) have been involved with many aspects of Chambers Cottages for several years, helping out behind the scenes, and learning the business. In 2012 we purchased Chambers Cottages, and we are very excited as we enter the 2016 season. As natives to the area, Ashlee & I take pride in the service and hospitality we provide. We are very proud and honored to continue in Don & Marilyn's footsteps, delivering quality, cleanliness, and anything we can do to make your stay the best possible! Putting forth our best efforts, our mission is to maintain the highest of standards and service which Don & Marilyn have provided for over 40 years.

Paul Grindle purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Paul Grindle chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound is very unique due to the fact it is a private, secluded, well appointed cottages within feet from the Ocean. You will not find cottages this close to deep water ocean frontage anywhere on the Island which are as nicely appointed as Chambers Cottages. Views across Somes Sound at Acadia National Park property are rich in lush foliage with rolling mountains, and unforgettable sunrise / sunsets. Granite fire place, and a large patio. We go the extra step to insure you have all the comforts of home: from pot holders, to spices, cookware, soap, detergent & a lobster kettle. For comfort and convenience, each cottage comes with Heat / Air Conditioning and Wireless Internet professionally installed in 2016.

What makes this cottage unique

Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound offers deep Water Dock & Moorings for your boat, fishing from the dock, row boat, lobsters available from our dock, below competitive pricing for similar properties in the area, and unlimited access to our shore front to enjoy all the ocean has to offer. Listen to the loons at sunset, and watch the busy lobster men haul their traps from your patio each morning. Somes Sound offers the finest kayaking around - kayak up into Somes Harbor, down the western shore into Valley Cove where you can truly grasp the magnitude of this amazing fjord 'Somes Sound'

Guestbook comments from the owner

My three children fell in love with the cottage from the first moment they entered the cottage til the sad moment that we had to leave! Spectacular views of Somes Sound as your backyard! Thank you Don, Marilyn, Paul and Ashlee! Down to Earth folk
Aug 2013
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)
OCEANFRONT Cottages with Docks, boat, mooring, & internet on Somes Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Columbus, OH & Raleigh, NC
5

Crows Nest at Chambers Oceanfront

  • 5 of 5

We love this place!

Such a beautiful space.

So peaceful and serene.

Into nature's ear

We whispered our cheer

The house is beautiful and clean.

Paul and Ashlee were helpful, kind hosts

with tips on where to go.

We will likely return

While away we will yearn

Until then, try to keep it slow

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Topside at Chambers Ocean Front Cottages - a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at the "Topside" cottage at Chambers Ocean Front Cottages earlier this month (June of 2016). The Grindles are wonderful hosts and obviously put a lot of care into their properties. It is probably easiest to summarize our stay as a collection of points:

- the cottage was spacious and had more than enough room for our family of five to stay and not trip over each other

- the kitchen was well-furnished; we did not need any extra dishes or cooking implements

- the washer and drier worked great and with three kids, we gave them a workout

- the property is very quiet and private

- the views of the Sound and Sargent Mountain are breathtaking

- the cottage was very clean

- there is an IGA grocery down the road in Southwest Harbor, maybe five miles away (maybe closer)

- there are hiking trails just minutes of a drive away (I wouldn't mind walking, but some people might)

To summarize, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are hoping to return again in subsequent summers.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attica, Ohio usa
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent vacation destination!!! We loved our stay in the Crow's Nest, Great views and our host Paul and his family are very accomindating to your needs, goes the extra to ensure that your vacation is what it should be. fresh live lobsters available at their dock, no need to travel to store or wharf. Cottages are clean and have all the comforts of home ready for when you arrive. Lots of viewable wildlife just outside the cottage seen deer and squirrel daily. I would recommend to anyone looking for a cottage close to everything the island has to offer and if you are a Lobster lover like me you just can't beat it. One of the most relaxing, layed back vacations we have taken, like we were the only people their. The quiet surrondings made for a satisfying time.Can't wait to return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor (BHB)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kebo Valley
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Top Of The Hill
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Hermon Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Echo Lake Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Must Do Activities in the area: Whale Watching in Bar Harbor, Oceanarium and Wendell Gilley museum, Boutique shops in Southwest Harbor, lobster boat trips / races, Mountain and carriage trail hiking, tea and popovers at Jordan Pond house, Ocean Drive (Sand Beach, thunder hole), last but not least, fresh Maine lobsters from our dock to cook an unforgettable Maine dinner in your very own cottage!

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Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
$5,800
 
 
Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
$5,600
 
 
Summer
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
$5,300
 
 
Summer
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$4,900
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 18 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
$4,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
$4,500
 
 
Fall Foliage
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,900
 
 
Fall Peak Foliage
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Once your desired week has been agreed upon a lease will be mailed to you for your review.

If reservation is booked prior to Jan 1st for the following season, the payments will be split into 1/3's
1) First payment due 10 days after receiving the lease for review (This locks in your reservation).
2) Second Payment will be due February 1st (Invoices will be sent out Jan 1st).
3) Final payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. This includes the final 1/3rd payment plus 9% Maine Tax.

If Reservation is booked AFTER Jan 1st for that season, the payments are split into 2.
1) 50% Due within 10 days of receiving the lease for review
2) 50% + 9% Maine Tax due 2 weeks prior to arrival

The lease will include all policies & procedures. We are also happy to offer credit card payment options through square although a 3% processing fee may apply.

Upon arrival guests do not need to check in. Your cottage will be ready with the outside light on, and keys on the table!

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Amenities

Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are spacious, comfortable, and clean.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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