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Chambers Oceanfront Cottages
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5.0
Based on 57 reviews
Google Rating
5.0
Based on 35 reviews
Facebook Rating
5.0
Based on 22 reviews

Stuart French
Stuart French
18:40 26 Sep 19
I've read about half of the very positive reviews (all 5 stars, and they just keep coming), and I agree completely with all of them. I would add two things to consider: water quality and value. If you're used to municipal water, no matter where you're from, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the water in the cabins; it's clean, cold fresh mountain well water that is some of the best-tasting I've ever had. Yum! As to value, you may be able to match the price for a place on MDI, but (IMO) you won't do better for your vacation dollar than Paul and Ashlee Grindle's Chambers Cottages. Everything the other reviewers have said is true, and you get a real bang for your buck. We'll be back, and next time we'll bring more people.
Patricia Neafsey
Patricia Neafsey
22:30 23 Sep 19
We are staying here again this year. There are a number of upgrades. Wifi that is perfect, 3 bars of Verizon, big wide screen satelight TV, new flooring, new microwave. Wonderful views of Somes Sound and Sargent Mtn from our cottage. Paul catches lobster for us. Quiet spot, only sounds at night are from loons. Bald eagle flys by daily. Hiking, biking, kayaking opportunities are close by.
Gary DeRevere
Gary DeRevere
20:40 30 Aug 19
What an incredible place! This year our stay is right on the water. We were once again, greeted by deer, and have already seen osprey, porpoises and harbor seals right from our porch. Such a clean and well maintained place in such a perfect location. Truly a hidden gem on MDI.
Laurie Spielvogel
Laurie Spielvogel
15:39 25 Aug 19
great views, homey feel, super clean, lovely hosts, perfect MDI location
Laurie spielvogel
Laurie spielvogel
15:35 25 Aug 19
What a great time we had staying at Hillside Cottage a few weeks ago. Loved the homey cottage feel and central location of Chambers Cottages. Paul and Ashlee were fabulous hosts, making sure that we enjoyed our stay and quickly taking care of a few very minor issues. We will definitely be back!
Linda Simonsen
Linda Simonsen
02:06 14 Aug 19
Just the perfect spot to spend your vacations. Peaceful and quiet, access to all that Acadia has to offer and to the shore of Somes Sound and the owners go out of their way to be accommodating. Highly recommend this spot for your next week off, 5 stars!!
cville reader
cville reader
00:19 26 Jul 19
We are currently staying at Topside and it has been such a great experience. Paul and Ashley are easy to work with, and responsive to any concerns or issues. The view from the back porch is lovely, and we appreciate the thoughtful touches and amenities supplied for our use. A great family option.
Chris Agan
Chris Agan
12:52 16 Jul 19
This place has it all, helpful notes from the owners along with killer views. I can't say enough good things. Would definitely come back.
Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy
02:40 05 Jul 19
Leslie Kilmer
Leslie Kilmer
18:36 29 Jun 19
Chambers Rockpoint cottage on Somes Sound was perfection. Gorgeous unobstructed view of the Sound, with its sparkling water and calls of the Loons could not be better. The cottage was roomy, yet cozy, with any amenity you would want. Lovely.
David Riley
David Riley
13:43 19 Jun 19
Georgia and I had a wonderful 2 weeks at the Hillside Cottage. The cottage exceeded our expectations and Paul was very helpful. We are from Florida and had never been to Maine so we needed recommendations, which Paul gladly provided. It is one of the most peaceful vacations we have ever had. We highly recommend this property.
Robin TekelyRose
Robin TekelyRose
14:50 03 Jun 19
Best experience staying at the Chambers. The Seabreeze beat our expectations. Having this spot of heaven with this view was spectacular. Will definitely be back
Andrea Greene
Andrea Greene
13:04 01 Jun 19
We loved our stay at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages. Paul was very helpful in making our stay relaxing. The place was super clean and well provisioned. The view of Somes Sound was spectacular! We even saw a seal swimming in the sound. The kids loved the indoor fireplace, after a day of rock climbing we would cook hot dogs and s’mores. The kitchen was well stocked we cooked our own Maine Lobster twice. We highly recommend Chambers Oceanfront Cottages.
A Graz
A Graz
10:04 04 Sep 18
My family and I deeply enjoyed our August 2018 week at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages. We stayed in Sounderosa. The cottage was super clean, kitchen stocked with all needed items including a lobster steaming/boiling pot. This three bedroom, two bath place had ample room for the 4 of us. It’s decor and appliances are somewhat retro and vintage. Which has its charm. The views of Somes Sound, the birds, evening visits of resident local deer, the fireplace, all met or exceeded our expectations. And what a personable family who owns and manages. Paul even pre-stacked our fridge with 4 delicious pound and a half lobsters. Then we bought 12 more directly from his and his grandfathers catch right at the dock down the hill. We hired Paul to take us round trip to Little Cranberry island for dinner. Paul answer all questions and offers tips via text super quick. This family is generous and understands true old fashioned service! All around we had a dreamy week on Mount Desert Island and Acadia. Highly recommend!!!!!
Rachel Fedorov
Rachel Fedorov
14:06 02 Sep 18
A perfect location with stunning views and a peaceful atmosphere. The house was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for your vacation. The hosts were easy and welcoming. We had an amazing time. Thank you!
Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell
08:36 24 Aug 18
Exceptionally friendly and welcoming owners who couldn't do enough to help (from offering to stock the fridge in anticipation of a late night arrival with a small child, to taking the time to talk to and show said small child how to catch lobsters).Beautiful and peaceful location.Perfectly appointed cottage with superb view and wonderful deck overlooking Somes Sound.Cannot recommend strongly enough.
We love Maine! Chambers Cottages is centrally located on Mount Desert Island. You can enjoy the peace and tranquility at the cabin, go downtown to Bar Harbor, ride to Acadia National Park, or visit any of the nearby towns, harbors, or islands.. Beautiful scenery and fresh seafood... Perfect location and comfortable cabins! This place is incredible and you will miss it when you leave...
Julie Ann McNamara
Julie Ann McNamara
12:45 04 Aug 18
beautiful view, quiet and relaxing. Place is equipt with everything you need and immaculately clean.
Gary DeRevere
Gary DeRevere
11:43 04 Aug 18
Loved every minute of our stay at "Hillside". Hearing the loons calling, and watching boats, while enjoying coffee on the deck each morning. So cool to see deer( 2 adults and 3 fawns)almost every day right next to the cottage. And a wonderful feast of lobster purchased right on the dock for a fraction of the cost elsewhere. The property is super clean and well maintained. Truly a hidden gem on MDI. Will be back!!
Gary DeRevere
Gary DeRevere
11:36 04 Aug 18
Loved every minute of our stay at "Hillside". Hearing the loons calling, and watching boats, while enjoying coffee on the deck each morning. So cool to see deer( 2 adults and 3 fawns)almost every day right next to the cottage. And a wonderful feast of lobster purchased right on the dock for a fraction of the cost elsewhere. The property is super clean and well maintained. Truly a hidden gem on MDI. Will be back!!
Julie Mac
Julie Mac
14:20 03 Aug 18
Love,love, love this place. Clean, comfy and charming.
carol doherty
carol doherty
12:19 22 Jun 18
Wonderful location, water front with chairs on floating dock. Rock Point cottage. Comfortable cottage despite cold and rain. Great hospitality from Paul and Ashlee. We didn’t want to leave after our 2 week rental!
John Green
John Green
03:00 18 Jun 18
Highly recommend the Sounderosa property, great view on the bay from the deck, everything we need, including free firewood for our stay. Paul even had the fireplace ready to go, I just had to light it. Our name was on the door, and Paul called, and texted us when the property was ready, which was earlier than expected, we were still in Boston.
John Green
John Green
02:47 18 Jun 18
My daughters and I are staying at Sounderosa Cottage, I highly recommend staying here. The location is beautiful, the deck overlooks Somes Sound. The owner Paul called, and texted us that the property was ready before 10:00 am, which was surprising, and great. The door was open, and our name was on the glass letting us know we were at the right place. There was everything we needed, including free firewood, and kindling for the week. Paul even had the fireplace set up to start a fire, all we had to do was light the newspaper - nice touch. Very quiet, peaceful property with a view. You can walk down to the water and sit on double chairs on the dock, out on the bay.
I would highly recommend staying at the Crows Nest Cottage on Somes Sound - it is keep super clean and fully stocked with everything you would need for a weeks stay. This includes sheets, towels, washer, dryer and a large pot for cooking your lobsters. On Monday - Wednesday & Friday as long as Paul (the owner of the cottage) has a good catch you can go down to the dock and purchase lobster right from him.The view of Somes Sound from the outside deck and livingroom is so peaceful - it's a great place to have your morning coffee. We even had a deer visit daily and one day she came with her baby.Paul and Ashlee live up the road and are close by "if" you should need anything. There is internet access too. Friewood is available for the cool nights if you want to light a fire.Bar Harbor is a short drive and there are a lot of cute shops and restuarants. For groceries I would recommend going into Bar Harbor and going to Hanaford's as it is cheaper than the IGA store that is in Mt. Desert. On the nights you can't get lobsters from Paul - Beal's has a large select of lobster, mussels and clams.Take a trip to Arcadia Park - if your not a hiker do the Park Loop - stop by Thunder Hole (best time to see this is 2 hours before high tide) but it is something to see at anytime. Then take the ride up Cadillac Mountain - park you car and walk around the top (there are walking paths) and take in the views.
Matthew Sangen
Matthew Sangen
02:19 06 Jun 18
I recently spent a week at Rockpoint with my friends and we had a great time. The house was very clean and clearly well cared for. It was stocked with just about anything we needed (firewood, linens, paper towels, soap, etc.) All you need to bring are clothes and food.The location of the cottage couldn't have been better. Nothing on the island is more than a 15-20 minute drive (including Bar Harbor and Acadia), but you feel totally secluded and have amazing views of Somes Sound.I highly recommend Chambers Oceanfront Cottages. It was a great escape from reality and I hope to be back soon.
Parks Creech
Parks Creech
14:52 31 May 18
Incredible views, well maintained property, and nice people. Couldn't have asked for more.
Bonnie C.
Bonnie C.
14:55 16 Oct 17
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. We come year after year; Paul and Ashlee obviously love this place too. They take such good care of the cottages, which are well-equipped. All you need to bring is the food you’ll consume during your stay (along with spices, of course). All else is provided for a lovely and relaxing vacation.
Jim Kidwell
Jim Kidwell
14:01 16 Oct 17
You could not pick a better spot to relax in this area. Amazing accommodations and views coupled with wonderful hosts. Away from the crowds, but close to everything, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, etc
Claudia Bevill
Claudia Bevill
19:32 15 Oct 17
This is the second year in a row we have stayed at the Chambers Oceanfront Cottages. It is a wonderful, peaceful place to stay and the cottages are well-equipped and extremely comfortable! The owner, Paul, is very accommodating and helpful, the view is beautiful, and the lobster is delicious! I wouldn't choose any other place!
Elizabeth Averill
Elizabeth Averill
21:03 08 Sep 17
I had such a wonderful week at Top Side. Quiet, beautiful view and clean cottage. I will do my best to return soon!
Liz Averill
Liz Averill
21:01 08 Sep 17
What a fabulous place to spend a week! Quiet, beautiful water views, and a clean and well-equipped cottage. Very happy to discover this place on my first trip to Acadia.
Lucy Wilson
Lucy Wilson
20:44 30 Aug 17
I almost hesitate to reveal how wonderful these cottages are since they are heavily booked by those lucky enough to have stayed there. The Grindles are responsive and helpful. Topside was comfortable and well-equipped, and we wish we could have extended our week there to a month. Beautiful view from the wide deck across Somes Sound to the mountains fronting Cadillac, 5 minutes to Acadia Mountain trails, 10 minutes to SW Harbor, but quiet, private and peaceful woodsy setting. Can't wait to return next summer.
Paul Simonsen
Paul Simonsen
12:41 20 Aug 17
Just a perfect place to vacation. Close to all that Acadia has to offer but on the quiet side of the island. Views of somes sound spectacular from the cottage and the cottage was so well stocked with everything and anything you might need. Hosts were extremely responsive to any questions. And having access to 3 docks right on the sound made our stay extra special
Melissa Clemson
Melissa Clemson
14:05 07 Aug 17
We had a wonderful time staying at Top Side July 2017. The cottage is very clean and comfortable. Paul & Ashlee are pleasant and professional. Our kids loved going on a boat ride with Paul who gives a fun and educational tour of Somes Sound. My favorite part of Top Side is the breathtaking view from the patio! You have a slightly elevated, unobstructed view of Somes Sound while the rest of the cottage is surrounded by trees. This gives you complete privacy away from the other cottages. The patio has very comfortable furniture to sit and enjoy your peaceful sanctuary.
Dale Richardson
Dale Richardson
12:06 31 Jul 17
We rented the Sea Breeze cottage and were very pleased with this. Every thing was clean, the location as excellent (Ok, in Acadia, nothing seems very far away). Cottage owners were wonderful and friendly and even went out of their way to get us fresh lobsters on Thursday. View from the dock was wonderful. I would highly recommend this and would stay there again in a minute.
Jeannine Del Rossi
Jeannine Del Rossi
19:35 30 Jul 17
We've been looking forward to this vacation for over a year and when we arrived, the cottage was far beyond everything we expected. Clean, well stocked and the view is absolutely amazing. We will return.
Andy Boucher
Andy Boucher
20:49 05 Jul 17
The views, the ammenadies are very clean, and just great people. We spent a long weekend here and my wife and I absolutely will be coming back. You have your own privet "cottage" it really is a house, that overlooks the water and you get to see boats going by and can go down to the dock and fish. If the fish arnt biting Paul will sell you lobsters that he caught himself. That is an awesome meal. We also took a boat ride on the ocean and looked at light houses and big homes. It felt like I had a privet boat and caption on my vacation. I give this place 5 stars it is close to everything but it is like you have your own house on the island. Thank you Paul and Ashley for being so accommodating.
Sara Brenner
Sara Brenner
02:08 28 Jun 17
Excellent views of Somes Sound; very clean and well-maintained; serene and quite location off-the-beaten-path; convenient access to all MDI has to offer; we also shopped around quite a bit in the area, and these prices were very competitive for location/size/quality of cottage.
Sara Brenner
Sara Brenner
01:56 28 Jun 17
Nice water view; very clean and well-maintained; spacious for a family of 4; all the amenities you need. Plus the bonus of being on MDI close to Acadia!
David Mueller
David Mueller
13:44 15 Jun 17
We just returned from a week at the Sea Breeze cottage, and it was a wonderful experience. The cottage was clean, comfortable, well decorated, and had everything we needed right down to linens, towels and a well equipped kitchen (including all supplies needed to cook our own lobsters). Paul and Ashley were incredibly welcoming and attentive (don't miss the chance to by some lobsters right from Paul's dock) and bent over backwards to make sure that we had a great trip. We had some special requests to help us stay with a young toddler, and they went well above and beyond to accommodate. The views of the sound are breathtaking, and the location is convenient to Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Highly recommended and we will be back!
Amy Caldwell
Amy Caldwell
20:09 12 Jun 17
Amy Baker Caldwell
Amy Baker Caldwell
20:03 12 Jun 17
Brenda Duplantis
Brenda Duplantis
10:22 04 Jun 17
Amazing views from Topside Cottage! This is our first time in Maine. Pleasantly surprised by the rental. Cottage is spacious, clean, and well equipped. It has a home away from home feel. There are three docks on property to fish, swim, or launch from. Very quiet and serene. Nearby markets and lobster roll stands. Wildlife abounds.
A G
A G
15:01 06 Nov 16
What a wounderful cottage!! My wife and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary at Crow's Nest. The cottage was beautiful, well equipped and the views of Some's Sound and Sargent Mountain were exceptional. The hosts were gracious and easily accessable if needed. Fresh lobster off the boat was caught hours before and delicious! We are already planning our trip for next year and another delightful stay at Chamber's Oceanfront Cottages!
Beth Bevill Hebert
Beth Bevill Hebert
13:34 22 Oct 16
We had a wonderful week staying in Topside cottage. The cottage was clean and well stocked with anything we needed. The location was great...about 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. The view of the Sound from the deck is one of a kind! Enjoyed watching boats, osprey and the sunset from our back porch. Thank you Grindles for going out of your way to help with anything we needed! Next time we are going to make it down for a fresh lobster! You run a wonderful place and we will be back!
Diane Morrison Dunn
Diane Morrison Dunn
22:25 15 Sep 16
We have been coming here for over 10 years. You can't ask for anything else. A great house equipped with everything you need. Dishes, pots, dishwasher, washer and dryer, etc. Lobsters at the dock are excellent. Very nice and quiet. Paul and Ashlee are the nicest hosts and their son Camden is adorable. Love it here!
Liz Perros Micka
Liz Perros Micka
17:49 28 Aug 16
We take a family vacation to Mount Desert Island every year and rent a house. We have two small children so we're pretty picky about the kind of place where we stay. The Crowe's Nest was large, inviting, immaculate, and homey with one of the most beautiful ocean-front views we've seen. They have everything you need to feel comfortable-I even brought several items other properties were lacking on past trips and didn't need them here. We bought lobster down on the dock three times. It was so convenient and fun to just walk down the road to get our dinner! They were a great deal too. We also took a boat ride with Paul, who was more than accommodating and pointed out some of the little-known spots on the waterfront in Somes Sound. It was the perfect night for a cruise and a private ride was the perfect way to enjoy it. We highly recommend this property for a getaway to Acadia and the surrounding area. We'll be back!
Mike Dulin
Mike Dulin
19:56 06 Jul 16
Spectacular week at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages! Beautiful cottage, amazing views of Somes Sound, private chartered boat tour with our hosts Paul and Ashlee (including a talk on the local history), and delicious fresh live lobsters available on Paul's dock! Very special!! Kathy, NJ
Yulia Ovchinnikova
Yulia Ovchinnikova
00:41 02 Jul 16
Nice and small campground with comfortable facilities
Mark Gugel
Mark Gugel
13:14 20 Jun 16
We are a family of 5 from Michigan. The quiet Hillside cabin sits up from the sound with a great view from its large deck. A gentle breeze from the sound makes for a restful stay. The cabin offers more than ample room to cook, eat, sleep, and kick back. Lobstah available at the dock.
Fred Brown
Fred Brown
21:49 03 Jun 16
We had a great week at Rock Point Cottage! Paul & Ashlee were wonderful hosts. The views of Somes Sound from the cottage were incredible. Short drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Also, they have fresh lobster for sale on the dock with the best price on the island! We will definitely be back!
My husband found this place on line 3 years ago, we've been coming ever since. We absolutely love it here! Cottages on the water, stocked with everything you need, beautiful view!! The owners are fantastic!
Amy Holland
Amy Holland
02:34 20 May 16
Chambers Cottages is my favorite place in the whole world. Been staying there every year since the early 90's. I've stayed in several of the cottages but mainly Rockpoint. It's like a second home. From Don and Marilyn to Paul and Ashley ..... They are the best. I've enjoyed sharing this wonderful place with many family members and friends. Everyone leaves in love with this heavenly and magical place.
Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis
06:28 03 May 16
Excellent accommodations and an incredible location! We had a great time and will be back.
Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis
09:07 26 Apr 16
Excellent accommodations and an incredible location! We had a great time and will be back.
Matt Mercer
Matt Mercer
01:21 21 Sep 15
Gorgeous views, excellent accommodations, I just returned home from my second stay and cannot wait to return

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