Top Side Cottage on Somes Sound

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    7 Days (Saturday to Saturday)

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Top Side Cottage description:

Top Side Cottage sits elevated above Somes Sound with commanding views of Park Mountains and Ocean.  Sitting above the tree tops yet being able to throw a rock to the ocean is the best of both worlds!  The wildlife and boating activities you see from Top Side are like non-other.  Combine this with the peaceful, private setting and you have the perfect get-a-way location! Top Side Cottage offers all the amenities of home, including: Full size appliances, washer / Dryer, all linens, granite fire place, large deck, flat screen satellite TV with 115 channels, free WiFi access, private parking with unobstructed breathtaking views over Somes Sound and Sargent Mountain. Top Side Cottage on Somes Sound comes with a deep water dock perfect for fishing or keeping your boat. Enjoy the sunrise and quiet island atmosphere from your own deck, and listen to the loons at sunset. A deepwater mooring is complimentary if you are bringing / renting a boat. Top Side Cottage is well maintained, and kept to the highest standards in cleanliness and quality. We provide all the firewood you need, soap, detergent, paper towels, trash removal, and even a large kettle to cook your fresh Maine lobsters which you may purchase at boat price from our dock. Enjoy fine local restaurants, and spend the day in Bar Harbor which is only a 10 minute drive.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Ashtrays are provided outside on the picnic table

  • Limited Accessibility:

    1st floor is easily wheelchair accessible

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king
  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are spacious, comfortable, and clean.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
  • Bathroom 2: toilet

Kitchen & Dining

  • Dining Area Seats: 6
  • Dining
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Most cottages now have air conditioining. By next spring cottages will have energy efficient Fujitsu Heat Pumps.

  • Heating:

    Energy efficient Heat Pump.

  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer


  • Stereo:

    Portable CD / Tape / Radio.

  • Television:

    32′ flat screen

  • Satellite / Cable:

    115 channels

  • Books


  • Internet:

    WiFi coverage for free! We also have an internet access room close by if you need to plug in your computer to an ethernet cable.

  • Telephone

Outdoor Features

  • Outdoor charcoal Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Location & View

  • Oceanfront:
  • Mountain View:

    Top Side Cottage offers dramatic views of Sargent Mountain, Parkman Mountain, Norumbega, and Cadillac Mountain in the distance.

  • Ocean View:

    Top Side Cottage on Somes Sound offers unobstructed breathtaking views of Somes Sound. Arguably the best views on Mount Desert Island.


  • Churches
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Groceries
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing
  • Cycling
  • Snorkeling
  • Mountain Biking
  • ATM/Bank
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo
  • Restaurants
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Boating
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing


Google Reviews

Alan Grazioso
Alan Grazioso
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!!!!!read more
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!read more
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 more
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!!read more
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!read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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!read more
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 more
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 more
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 specialread more
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 more
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 more
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!read more
Carolyn Wilson
Carolyn Wilson
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. more
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!read more
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 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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Gary DeRevere
Gary DeRevere
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!!read more
John Green
John Green
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 more
Kathleen A. Cappellirei Monaco
Kathleen A. Cappellirei Monaco
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 more
Andy Boucher
Andy Boucher
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 more
Sara Brenner
Sara Brenner
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 more
Beth Bevill Hebert
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
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
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
Fred Brown
Fred Brown
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
Amy Holland
Amy Holland
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 more
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