Early morning at the end of May, Paradise Cottage upper garden. There is now a small deck with potted herbs for your use instead of the hot tub.
We do all our own booking because we are fed-up with sites that charge you and us exorbitant fees and do not allow us to communicate with you! So please contact us. We would love to chat and personally answer all your questions.
Policies and Procedures at Paradise Cottage
At Paradise Cottage, your vacation rental cabin in Boothbay, Maine, for three seasons we rent by the month, week, or day — your choice — with a two-night minimum. However, in the summer we rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday only. We calculate rates according to the number of guests. Children count as people for both rates and occupancy.
Many people bring their own linens, or you may use our sheets, towels, and kitchen linens for $60 per stay ($35 for just two people).
Linens include sheets, towels, and kitchen linens for the whole house for your entire stay. Whether or not you bring your own linens, you are welcome to use as many of our pillows and blankets provided, to make the beds to suit your own desires. Bed sizes are a queen and two twins that can be separated or made into a king.
View to the back from the middle bedroom Paradise Cottage
Our reservation procedure is as follows. When you contact us, we will email you our two brief contracts. These will be our Contract/Rate Sheet with dates and price totals for your length of stay and number of guests; and our Indemnity Release. When you are ready to put the envelope with the signed contracts and deposit check (which will be for one-half or one-quarter the total rent) in the mail, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US so that we can reserve the time for you temporarily for about a week in advance of its arrival. When it gets here, we will email you a receipt and “Directions to Paradise Cottage.”
For reservations made a year or more in advance, one-half the normal deposit (or one-quarter of the rent) is all that is required until January 1 of the year you are coming, and it will be wholly and completely refundable until then. The remainder of the deposit, which is the second quarter of the rent, will be due January 1, at which time the entire deposit (1/2 the rent) will become refundable according to our normal cancellation policy, as stated below. The balance (remaining half of the rent plus tax and optional linen and pet fees) is to be paid on your arrival.
Lobster boats at the head of the bay in fog
Cancellations: If you notify us more than 30 days prior to arrival and we can re-rent the cottage for your stay, you may choose to reschedule for another available time, or we will refund your deposit less a $100 per week re-booking fee. If we are unable to re-rent your scheduled time or if you notify us within 30 days prior to your arrival you may have to forfeit your deposit, if we can not fill your time.
Deposit: A deposit of ½ the total rent (or 1/4, if for a different year) is required in advance to hold your reservation. We will figure this and itemize it on the Contract/Rate Sheet. The remaining rent is due on your arrival along with state tax, and linen and pet deposit if you would like those options.
Payment forms: All rates shown are our lowest prices for payment only by cash, or paper check; to pay by any other method, please inquire for our regular season rates and let us know what method you prefer to use.
Payment in Full: Normally payment in full is not required until the time of your arrival. However, we reserve the right to require total payment including rent and all added costs by the time of 30 days prior to your check-in date.
Damage or Security Deposit: When you get here we will require you to fill out a “Security Deposit Release”
Flowers on the deck of Paradise Cottage, vacation rental
form authorizing us to charge your credit card should there be damage, replacement, or excessive cleaning necessary after your stay. We do not automatically charge your card and will destroy this form if everything in and about the house is as you found it after you leave, and we will email you that we have done so. We do not retain credit card numbers. Alternatively, we would accept an additional $600 in cash or check at the time of check-in. We would deposit this in our escrow account and issue you a check within a week after you leave if everything at the house on your departure is as you found it on your arrival. If there are charges, we will provide you with an itemized statement.
For a multiple months stay, an additional month’s rent serves as security/damage deposit, possibly refundable after we have cleaned at end of your stay.
Pet Policy: A maximum of one dog only is allowed at Paradise Cottage. We like pets and most pet owners are wonderful; it’s just that, unfortunately, some people spoil it for everyone. So our pet policy has to go to the lowest common denominator. Here are our thoughts and requirements.
We would encourage you to enjoy your vacation rental without the added hassle of looking after your pet; when they stop to think about it, this has proved beneficial for some folks. If you must have him with you in this strange environment, we ask that you bring a kennel for him to stay in if you are going to leave him alone in the house.
In the interest of doing our part to preserve the peaceful character of Linekin Bay, and because sound travels unimpeded across the expanse of water, (you will be mindful of this when you are here and hear a dog barking from across the bay), if your faithful friend barks or cries while left alone in the house, we will ask you to remedy the situation by closing the doors and windows or taking him with you; we reserve the right to require you to board him for the remainder of your stay should there be an extended problem related to the pet.
In addition, your cooperation in cleaning up the grounds is required. If we have to do that you will not get any of your deposit back!
As to the $350 pet fee on our contract, $100 of this is partially or wholly refundable depending on how much time we have to spend cleaning specifically after the dog on your departure. One dog is the maximum allowed at Paradise Cottage. No cats! For a multiple months stay the pet deposit is $600 of which $200 is possibly refundable after you have left and we have done our final cleaning.
Cleaning fee for One night stay. If insist on deviating from our two-night minimum and staying just one night, there will be an extra $60 cleaning fee.
Contact Us to get your questions answered or to request our two brief contracts. You can email us directly at [email protected], or call us at 207-633-6093.
We do all our own booking because we are fed-up with sites that charge you and us exorbitant fees and do not allow us to truly communicate with you! So please contact us by phone or email. We would love to chat and personally answer all your questions.
We hope you will enjoy the peace and seclusion of our spot and its proximity to area activities and conveniences!
The middle (queen) bedroom at Paradise Cottage