About Us

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Paradise Point Cottages on Lake Umbagog is our home, as well as our business. We are your hosts, Ricky and Linda Blais, and your four-legged hosts Ebbe & Elle our two female yellow Labs can be seen happliy following us around the property.

Our adventures on Lake Umbagog began with a partner Claude Frenette, and an initial purchase of Utopia, Paradise and the boat docks in April of 1990. From there we purchased Serenity in 1994, and in 1996 we were offered the chance to buy the buy the 5 acres of land that we sit on. When Ricky's horoscope read "...You have a lot on your mind. A prime piece of real estate becomes available. Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Deal with a fear whether you want to or not." We took the hint, and decided to take the plunge and make the purchase.

emmeElleWindow.jpgOur first official day as Paradise Point Cottage & Boat Dock Rentals began on July 4th 1997. For three years we rented only Utopia, Paradise and Tranquility. And then in 2000 we bought out our partner Claude, he moved on to buy a new home, and marry his sweetheart, and we went on to rent Serenity for the first time.

In the Spring of 2002 we turned the old boat house into Nirvana, our two bedroom cottage, and we rented it out for the first time in June of 2002.

We went on from there to construct a summer home for my mother on the property, and named it "Heritage". She moved in during the July 4th Holiday in 2003.

Then we began our biggest undertaking in the fall of 2004. We built our duplex, Eternity and Everlasting, expanding our rent-able cottages from 5 to 7 in one fell swoop.

rickyLinda.jpgOnce they were done, it was time to remodel - we started with Utopia, and then Tranquility in 2006 - and now we are hoping to give the hammers a rest!

Those of you who are considering staying with us for the first time, we welcome you, and we hope that your first stay will be one of many.

For those of you who have been with us from the beginning, we thank you for your support, and look forward to your next visit.

 

We love it here - Paradise Point Cottages, Lake Umbagog, NH

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