About Chambers Oceanfront Cottages in Maine
About the owner: Paul and Ashlee Grindle have operated Chambers Oceanfront Cottages since 2012. With large shoes to fill, they have continued Don & Marilyn Chambers’ reputable vacation home business founded 40 years ago on one of the most scenic and peaceful properties on Mount Desert Island. As natives to the Island, they are very proud to continue in Don & Marilyn’s footsteps delivering quality, cleanliness, and hospitality to maintain and provide the highest of standards which guests have enjoyed for many years.
Why Choose Chambers Oceanfront Cottages:
You will not find cottages this close to deep water ocean frontage anywhere on Mount Desert Island which are as nicely appointed as Chambers Cottages. With unobstructed views across Somes Sound at Acadia National Park, every view is rich in lush foliage with rolling mountains and unforgettable sunrise / sunsets. Chambers Oceanfront Cottages goes the extra step to insure you have all the comforts of home; from cookware, soap, detergent, linens, bath & kitchen tissue/paper, local activity literature, a lobster kettle, a fresh bouquet of flowers, and the fire place ready to light awaiting your arrival. To maximize comfort and convenience, each cottage has heat / air conditioning, as well as wireless internet professionally installed in 2016. The sense of peace and serenity from your private oceanfront cottage is unrivaled, yet you are just minutes away from all activities MDI has to offer due to our central location.
The Unique Benefits at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages:
We provide deep water docks & Moorings for your boat, as well as a place to keep your trailer. Just a minute walk down to one of our 3 docks and you can catch fish (mackerel, bass, harbor Pollock, cod etc). Explore the shore line in one of our Portland Pudgy row boats (lifejackets provided), pick up fresh lobsters from our main dock, and listen to the loons at sun-set. Every morning you will see lobster boats circling along the shore hauling their lobster traps. You are close enough to see what they catch! Somes Sound offers the most protected, calm-ocean kayaking around.
Chambers Oceanfront Cottages offer a unique opportunity to see Acadia National Park and local harbors from the water on your very own private boat – experience a side of Down East Maine that few visitors even know exists! There is no shortage of options when it comes to customizing a sight-seeing trip; from wildlife, pristine coves, highly picturesque Lighthouses, offshore islands, working harbors, or even a complete circumnavigation of MDI. Please see our “Things to do” page for details.
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!read more
21:15 27 Jun 17
We just returned from an amazing week at Sounderosa Cottage. Paul and Ashlee are fantastic hosts. We have been staying at the Chambers Oceanfront Cottages for over 30 years and always appreciate how well equipped and clean they are, not to mention how well stocked they are with wood for the fireplace. Over the past few years, there have been several attractive updates to the cottage, including the new flooring in the living area. Most of all we always enjoy the gorgeous view and the peacefulness and privacy of the location. This year, Paul took us on a cruise of Somes Sound in his boat and filled us in on some of the history as well as answering all of the questions which our family posed. It was our first time to cruise the Sound and was a special treat - Paul even provided snacks and drinks. Our grandchildren challenged the adults to a rowboat race down at the dock and enjoyed hunting for mussels and shells. It is so convenient to be able to walk down the hill to the dock and purchase lobsters for dinner. We always enjoy our lobster dinners at the picnic table on the cottage deck. The list of things we love about the cottages goes on and on. We cannot imagine staying any other place on Mt. Desert.read more
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!read more
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.read more
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!read more
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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.read more
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.read more
Beth Bevill Hebert
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!read more
Diane Morrison Dunn
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!read more
Liz Perros Micka
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!read more
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!read more
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.read more