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Based on 67 reviews
Mary Jo P.
It’s been a marvelous week atRock point cottage!! Enjoying the views and wildlife. The host was super accommodating and we enjoyed lobster 3 times from our dock! Awesome!
The cottage was an amazing stay while in Acadia for the first time. The view from the balcony was enough to ensure we stayed at the right place. The hosts were extremely accommodating and friendly including fresh lobster right off the boat. The pellet grill was a great addition that made sure we enjoyed the outdoors most of our time there. Gladly look forward to staying again.
Only been at Hillside Cottage for 24 hours and ready to book again! Amazing view, easy access to the Sound, short drive to Cadillac Mtn and getting fresh lobsters from the dock soon for Labor Day dinner! Looking forward to meeting the owners who shared this wonderful peaceful refuge!
We think this was our 11th year staying at Chamber’s Cottages. We changed our time (September / Spring) over the years. We’re going from 4 weeks to 2 weeks because we are relocating to the area year-round so we’ll back off to just 2 weeks because we are less than an hour away. Yes, less than an hour away and we can’t wait to return. A woman used to rent our cottage for the whole Summer. Yes, it’s that good. If you need 5 star NY service maybe this is not the place for you. We love it. The well water is fantastic, The owners couldn’t be better. I remember a guy writing in “the book” about his cottage week as his, “New Year”. I know exactly wat he meant. I would encourage any visitors to walk up the carriage road in Acadia National Park and look back across Somme’s Sound to see where you are staying. The younger generation operators are clearly doing a great job. The picture is a 4:30 sunrise in the Spring.
This place is a hidden gem. It will not disappoint. The location was perfect, centrally located on the island and easily within a 25 minute drive to anywhere on the island. We stayed in Hillside Cottage which was an easy 2 minute walk to the water. Paul caught us fresh lobster right from the dock! He was so nice and answered all of our questions. A great, and generous host. It really made our stay that much better. We will be returning. The view from our cottage overlooked Somes Sound. The view was spectacular. And the area was quiet and secluded. There are 3 docks on the sound you can access from the cottage. Perfect for swimming and sunsets. I cannot recommend this place enough. I’m hesitant to even leave a review because I don’t want this place to get overbooked. It did not disappoint.
We were lucky enough to stay in the Crow’s Nest Cottage this week and we love it so much we wish we could stay longer! Wonderful, cozy, lovely, clean, well appointed cottage with the best view. We could drink coffee on the porch and look at the water all day. But we also hiked, went kayaking, visited the wonderful towns – just the best vacation with a perfect place to end our day at this cottage. Highly recommend!
We stayed in Hillside Cottage at the end of May and it could not have been more perfect! The cottage was extremely clean, equipped with everything you need for a short or long stay. And above all, the panoramic view over Somes Sound was absolutely breathtaking. The location is perfectly placed to explore both sides of Mt Desert Island and all that Acadia has to offer — but it is likely you will want to spend extra time at the cottage lounging on the deck and enjoying that view. There are a few other cottages nearby but all spaced well enough that we could not see any others, and it was completely quiet and peaceful. We definitely hope to come back. This is Acadia’s hidden gem!
We had a wonderful time at Chambers Cottages. The Seabreeze cottage was clean, provided everything including washer and dryer, and perfect . The view of the sound, the fresh lobsters from Paul, the myriad of ocean and mountain trails; all want us coming back for more.
I’ve been coming here with friends and family for 30 years. It’s my most special place of anywhere I’ve traveled. Don and Marilyn Chambers have passed the torch to their grandson Paul and his wife Ashlee. The same high quality of care has not faltered one bit. This place is heaven on earth. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🦩
Great place to stay with wonderful views, nice location, comfortable living and fresh lobster at the dock. Highly recommended.
Thank you for a perfect week in Sounderosa Cottage overlooking Somes Sound…our cottage in the woods was cozy and comfortable with all the amenities we needed, especially the view! We especially enjoyed the ability to purchase the fresh lobster catch and creating a fantastic meal overlooking the soft sunset waters at days end, the sounds of the loons, eagles, trees just on the edge of turning… ..beautiful! Thank you for such a peaceful place … a time we hope to enjoy again!
An authentic Maine experience
We stayed in Hillside Cottage the last week of June and that view is EVERYTHING. Completely fabulous- you could just stay at the house and look at the view all day. What a gift. You can even see Southwest harbor from the deck/windows. We used both heat and AC- as the weather was just that variable…so happy to have access to both. The beds were very comfortable, and it was very quiet. About 20 minutes away from Acadia, and we were visited frequently by the resident deer- including two newborns. The dock was fun to walk to, for a different view. The water was waaaay too cold to swim in, but we tried! Got our toes in. That’s it. The driveway was a bit rough/ bumpy- even at 5 mph, but with a view like that- who cares?
We were immediately impressed with the location and the amenities here at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages! The location is pristine and the views stunning! The cottage is quiet, very well maintained, and had all of the amenities needed for our family to enjoy a peaceful vacation in and around Acadia and Mt. Desert Island. We will be looking forward to returning here again and again!
Everything about this place is perfect, it’s beautiful, relaxing, and comfortable. They are great hosts and very accommodating. Not far from Bar Harbor, hiking, fishing, kyacking, you name it, plus lobster eating all right there !
E. J. N.
Our friend had stayed here many times and has “sold it” to many others. It is a quintessential Mount Desert Island experience on Somes Sound with a long tradition of history and devoted returnees at a very reasonable cost. We stayed at Rock Point, one of several of the properties, this one very close to the water with a private mooring dock. The surrounding property is wooded, rocky outcrops decked with ancient Birch trees and deciduous pine trees. The living area is glass-enclosed with views from within. The bedrooms are kind of dark and tight, — the loft area is crampy, but fine for kids. The walls are thin — you can hear everyone moving about at night, but the beds and bath, clean with well-supplied linens and towels make for a good night’s sleep and showering. W/D, all other appliances and kitchenware including popcorn maker, blender, stock pots, service for 10+ , dish towels, every utensil you would need. Amazing fireplace with provided wood, homey seating, exceptional views of the sound and wildlife. We saw seal and eagles and loons and chipmunks (and a beautiful skunk checking us out late at night through the glass). The fog in the morning is mesmerizing. The colors over the mountains change by the second with an uncapturable palette of nature and sky. Incredibly well-stocked right down to a paper-clip if needed. Books, games, puzzles, and journals of memories past; brochures for anything you want to do. Others with decades of devotion to this camp have contributed to the comfort of these cottages. Intriguing art and decor, well-seated deck, grill, TV, AC and separate heat in rooms; great kitchen with everything you need including many non-perishables. Ashlee and Paul — the leagcy owners/ managers — are always on hand for questions or needs, making your stay seaamless and uncomlictaed — and have the freshest lobster right out of the water at an unbeatable price. The rest of your adventure through Acadia is up to you, but this is a great crash point after hikes and trips to Bar Harbor or the other neighboring towns. Total winner for an affordable Maine experience.
If you love waking up to nature, enjoy your morning coffee with the deer, this place is for you! My wife and I spent a week in the Soundarosa cottage, and we loved it. Close to beaches, restaurants, shops and views, this place has it all! Can’t wait to get back next year. Oh yeah, extremely clean cottages and super fantastic hosts.
This property was very clean, well kept, and as private as it was beautiful! I recommend this stay to anybody looking for a taste of the Maine coast, and of course, the lobsters! Fresh off the dock three times a week, can’t find them anymore fresh. A big thank you for the owners, well be back!!
Roger E. S.
Just about to complete two weeks here in their Sounderosa cottage. Well equipped for two couples or a family. We were joined by a different couple for each of the weeks and everyone was impressed and pleased. Great views of the Sound, stars and meteors at night, and convenient to everything local. Paul is generous with his time, taking us out on his lobster boat twice to learn about/observe lobster fishing and then selling us lobster at an on-the-dock price.
Our party of two had a wonderful week in this cottage. Very clean, well maintained, has everything we need. Love that we can wake up to the gorgeous view every morning!
The Hillside property we stayed at was great for our 4-person young family, we even could have hosted another family member or two comfortably and did host another 6 people for an early dinner.All the right kitchen utensils and quality non-stick pans, make sure to not use metal on them! The fireplace during our late April stay was used quite a lot for ambience and a little direct warmth, having a nice fire going with subtle lighting above while unwinding with some games after a day hiking and exploring was the icing on the cake of this trip. The satellite TV has some good music channel selection and always a movie on for most age groups.The view from behind double slider doors is great if it’s too cold outside, but out on the expansive deck was where I spent some nice mornings and late afternoon quiet time. You can really take in all the atmosphere of Somes Sound, the only fjard on the east coast of North America, and the adjacent mountain peaks of Acadia National Park.The upstairs bedroom has low head room, so best for the littler kids and you have to stay very aware of the ceiling or you’ll regret it! The downstairs bedrooms were comfortably sized with soft cozy beds, good closet space for hanging jackets and sufficient dresser space.The owner Paul was very responsive to inquiries and anything we may have needed, getting lobster right at the dock was a treat for the kids and Paul provided a brief lesson and talk about lobster, the quarry area around us, history of the buildings and answered other questions they had.We packed a lot into a week, I highly recommend making an appointment with the Granite Museum where Stephen Haynes can give a great presentation about how the environment you’re staying in was formed millions of years ago and the history of the granite industry that was here. Then when you return to your cottage try to imagine the roads, rocks and area you are staying in used to be a bustling quarry.Also the Acadia Mountain trail, Jordan Pond loop trail with a detour up to Bubble Rock if you’re up for a scramble, walking to Bar island at low tide for a view into Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain for sunset at Blue Hill overlook. Of course a day in town and lobster dinner is also necessary. We did a lot more, but those were highlights for sure.
This was a wonderful place to stay. Paul and Ashlee are very attentive. The views are amazing and the accommodations super comfortable. I look forward to planning another trip here
Olivia Abbate F.
Lovely home with beautiful views in the heart of Mt Desert Island. Has everything you could want or need for a vacation to Acadia.
This past August (2020) was my family’s 3rd consecutive stay at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages. The owners Paul and Ashlee are super nice, high service minded owners, and have continued to upgrade the cottages with each season. The biggest pluses are the location (incredible views of Sommes Sound and the Acadia National Park mountains across the water) and the lobster (Paul pulls his own traps and sells you the freshest lobster harvested from the waters in front of the cottages. Super local and delicious!!). Paul and Ashlee can take you to Little Cranberry Island or around the sound on a tour on their beautiful boat. We are looking forward to next year already. The sunsets and sunrises are fabulous. We even see seals and porpoises from the front porch of the cottage every year!
Chamber’s Cottages are in a beautiful location with great views. The cottages are comfortable, well equipped and maintained and are clean as a whistle! My family has been here several times and we love it.
We are in LOVE with this place! It’s the first time we’ve come to Maine and not camped. We’re so happy we found these magical cottages! So many little perks and amenities make it special, like the wood fireplace (with free, unlimited wood), outdoor grill, washer/dryer, and HUGE lobster pot! We’ve been eating fresh lobster off the dock, waking up to lobster boats pulling up their traps, watching sealife off the deck, playing on the private pier/dock, and exploring the rocky beach. Echo Lake (my favorite swimming place as a child) is only minutes away, and everything within Acadia National Park is just a short drive away. The owner Paul is really friendly and helpful. Our cottage is super clean and comfortable. We’re thrilled we found this place and will be coming back regularly! HIGHLY recommended!
we absolutely loved every second of our stay at Seabreeze…it was a last minute getaway at the end of June and we were so lucky that the cottage happened to be available…it was so charming and perfect….waking up to the beauty of Somes Sound every morning was magical. It was the perfect retreat to return to after days of hiking and exploring. Loved relaxing on the dock and even swimming in that very cold ocean water! We can’t wait to return….
We spent two weeks at Rock Point for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect. Paul and Ashlee went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. I’ve been staying there since I was little, and it still felt exactly the same as it used to. We are so excited to go back and will definitely been staying there again!
Enjoyed a peaceful week at Chambers Oceanfront Cottages in Seabreeze cottage. Very comfortable accommodations, amazing view and lots of local wildlife. We enjoyed some beautiful local hikes and of course the freshest lobster around! Acadia is very accessible from this spot. We hope to return next year!
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.
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.
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.
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!
R. R. P.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!!!
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!
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.
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!!
Love,love, love this place. Clean, comfy and charming.
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!
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.