We stayed at Seanook for a week in late August/early September. It was just what we needed to calm our frayed nerves from months of hibernation. We could feel the stress melt away from the moment we sat on the porch overlooking the water that first evening, An added bonus was a gorgeous sunset from that spot – actually over several evenings. Coffee in the sunroom each morning was a charming way to start the day as we watched the fishing boats depart.
The kitchen is well equipped to handle meals cooked there or take in. I enjoyed meals from the grill that I didn’t have to prepare😋
We enjoyed our chats with Ron and Mary Ellen as we learned of good hikes and sightseeing spots and the best places to get “lobstah.” Truly a delightful stay. We look forward to a repeat visit.
A very welcomed time of renewal and nurturing of our souls this November as we spent several days at Seanook. The home was spotless with very creative touches throughout to include a sense of bringing nature inside with many different plants.
The ebb and flow of the bay was mesmerizing ; it was easy to get lost in ones thoughts sitting on one of the many porches or the sunroom sipping a cup of morning coffee.
Beautiful hikes are so accessible; each day we explored several of the nearby preserves.
A very special place indeed!
Seanook is pure bliss. There is nowhere like it in the world. We visited in the midst of the cold Maine winter and it was utterly magical. It is clean, cozy, peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. Mary Ellen and Ron are so welcoming and warm. If you get the chance to book Seanook, don’t miss it.
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 Ellen.
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.
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 is.
Gina & Ken, NH, Aug 29 – 30, 2013
We absolutely loved our stay! Weather was beautiful and cottage was perfect. Even more exciting, we got engaged down at the private beach during sunset! We will be back again for sure!
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 back.
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!
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 stay!