Policies

Clematis on the light pole.  Paradise Cottage parking area with the cove beyond.  Eagles like to sit in that pine tree.
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 truely communicate with you!¬† So please contact us. We would love to personally answer all your questions.¬† CAll 2076336093 or email meailto:[email protected]¬†¬†

Policies and Procedures at Paradise Cottage, vacation rental cabin in Boothbay, Maine

 
At Paradise Cottage¬†for three seasons,¬†Fall, Winter and Spring,¬†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).

Middle bedroom with its view to the woods behind

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 the pillows and blankets we provide to make the beds to suit your own desires. Bed sizes are a queen in the middle bedroom plus two twins that can be separated or made into a king in the end bedroom.

 
Our reservation procedure is as follows. When you contact us, we will email to 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 completed and signed contracts and deposit check 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.”¬† The deposit amount will be one-half the total rent, or one-quarter of the total rent if you are making the reservation an entire year in advance.
 
 
For reservations made a year or more in advance, 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, when the second quarter of the rent, will be due and the total deposit will become refundable acording to our normal cancelation policy.  The balance (remaining half of the rent plus tax and optional linen and pet fees) is to be paid on your arrival.
 
Potted plants in a sheltered corner of the deck

 

Deposit: A deposit of ¬Ĺ 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 want 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 31 days prior to your check-in date.

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 30 days or less prior to your arrival you will forfeit your deposit.
 

Damage or Security Deposit: When you get here we will require you to fill out a ‚ÄúSecurity Deposit Release‚Ä̬†

Impatiens on the deck outside the middle bedroom, Paradise Cottage, vacation cabin in East Boothbay.

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.

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. 
 
Pets are not to be allowed on our furniture or our bedding.  Please supply your own for your dog.
 
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. 
 
Pots of herbs on the small deck

 

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!
 
Cleaning fee for One night stay.  If you want to deviate from our two-night minimum and stay just one night, there will be an extra $50 cleaning fee.
 
Contact Us¬†to get your questions answered or to request our two brief contracts. ¬†You can email us directly at mailto:[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!

 
Paradise Cottage on a July evening 

Give us a call at 207-633-6093 or email mailto:[email protected]