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Sanctuary for Nature Lovers W/Wood Fired Sauna on Quarry Pond~ Near Acadia Park

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View onto the quarry from the Blackberry Cottage natural granite patio.

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Sullivan cottage description

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau

The Blackberry Cottage beckons you to nourish your soul here in the peace, solitude and beauty that abounds on 100 acres of water filled granite quarries and old growth forest at Light Heart Retreat. This is a wonderful abode for writers and creatives, as well as nature lovers. Those who find themselves deeply needing rest and restoration, clarity and inspiration will receive what they seek here and more.

Cheery, cozy, comfortable...that’s the Blackberry Cottage. The Blackberry heats with a glass fronted parlor stove, sufficient to the coldest days of the year and perfect for a chilly Maine morning. The full kitchen has a pine dining nook, island and pantry. The ample windows provide bird and animal sitings, including the hummingbirds that frequent the window boxes.

There’s a queen size bed in the east facing bedroom. The built in couch in the living room serves as a second bed for a friend. One of our guests prefers it, as she can go to sleep by the light of the parlor stove.

The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, baking even, and there’s a roomy shower in the bathroom with plenty of hot water.

The Blackberry Cottage will keep you well contented if the weather keeps you indoors. But there’s more...a wood fired sauna on the large quarry, walking trails, swimming, canoeing and trout fishing (catch and release). Your fire circle is located on a natural granite patio overlooking the quarries.

And more still...a meditation hut sitting high on the cliff side of Bragdon Quarry and the Sacred Stone Circle, another fine place for meditating, sending out your prayers and intentions.

Light Heart retreat is sanctuary for the nature lover’s soul. The Blackberry will serve you very well. If you like more space and would enjoy the luxury of an outdoor hot tub, you may want to see #153078, the Huckleberry Hideaway which accommodates one or two couples. Both these cottages are for adults only.

Check for special offers on our web site.

The Blackberry Cottage is available for month long retreats outside the months of July and August. Please contact owners to discuss this possibility.

Light Heart Retreat is 30 minutes from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor and centrally located for day trips.

We do our best to provided an allergen free environment for our guests. This means that we have chosen to honor the needs of sensitive guests over pet owners. Our policy of no pets is without exception. Light Heart Retreat is entirely non-smoking.

Maine has many wonderful cottages for families to stay in. The Blackberry Cottage is for adults only.

Please visit our website www.lightheartretreat.com for more details.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old...moreless

          • Singles
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Light Heart Retreat is entirely smoke free....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            The Blackberry Cottage is for adults only....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We do not make exceptions, please do not ask....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • 1 room with one queen bed, large built-in daybed in living room to accommodate 2 adults sleeping separately in the cottage....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Towels provided. Timed heater. Full size shower.

          Other Amenities

              • We spring clean between each set of guests. 1 queen, daybed in living room. Nice bedding, plenty of towels. Great kitchen--well equipped for making meals; spices, herbs, plastic wrap, etc. Large pots for lobsters and clams. Propane parlor stove; blender, coffee grinder. Board games, DVDs & videos available in library. Happy to supply sand chairs, field guides, coolers, iron--need something, please feel free to ask. We'll do our best to provide it for you. You have your own fire pit-we keep it supplied with wood and will lay your first fire for you. Sauna available with 24 hours notice. Guests find a home baked bread and seasonal floral arrangement upon arrival. Our guests tell us, You've thought of everything!' 2 canoes for guest use, one on each quarry. Meditation Hut. Walking Trails. Stone Circle. Granite Sculptures. Very private. One of two cottages at Light Heart Retreat with gated entry. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

                Holistic and New Age reading as well as some popular reading in our free standing library. ...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Board games, Scrabble and cribbage, of course!...moreless

              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Television:

                For DVD and video viewing only. ...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Good selection of movies in our free standing library. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Located on a small quarry and overlooking a large quarry for swimming. Also secluded Bragdon quarry is a short walk away. Good for skinny dipping....moreless

              • Rural:

                Located 2 miles from the highway, yet feels remote, located at the end of a dirt road with only relatives a neighbors before our entry gate. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                Sits overlooking water filled quarries on the east and long view of sunset over Taunton Bay....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Located on fresh water quarries. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                A really cute dining nook or eat informally at the island. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Backpack
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace:

                Propane stove with visible flame....moreless

              • Firewood
              • Heating:

                Propane unit that looks like a wood burning stove. ...moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Built in 9 foot couch, love seat, chair and parlor stove. ...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telescope
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Tiled Stove
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Cooks will find everything they need here. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Plenty of everything you need. ...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Well equipped kitchen for cooking and baking. ...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Flour, sugar, teas, baking soda, baking powder, plastic bags, wrap, tinfoil, herbs and some spices. If you need something, owners are live on site. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Electric ...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Binoculars
              • Canoe
              • Deck / Patio:

                There's a full length patio at the entrance and a natural granite patio overlooking the water-filled quarries. ...moreless

              • Gated Community
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Small Cooler
              • Walkway To Water
              • Yard

              Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Outdoor wood-fired sauna located on the large quarry. Self-service after you get a lesson on running the woodstove. ...moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring, Summer, Fall 2015
                      Apr 18 - Nov 21, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $149
                      $1,043 $3,129

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $149
                      $1,043
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Damage Deposit, 4 wks $400
                      • Cleaning $80 + tax
                      • Damage Deposit, week $200
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Minimum age is 25 years old.

                      4 week retreats possible for one guest outside high season.

                      5 day minimum to rent during Summer. Winter min. is 4 weeks.

                      Please email us the following information for your rental agreement and our records:

                      Full name of each guest

                      Your mailing address

                      Phone # you can be reached at while visiting

                      Who do we contact on your behalf in case of an emergency?

                      Payment is due in full to reserve for stays made 90 days or less in advance. When booking in advance of 90 days, a 50% deposit is due to hold the reservation, remainder due 90 days before arrival date. On short notice stays we require a signed rental agreement and payment to be received via PayPal at least 7 days before your arrival. Reservations are confirmed w/ a signed agreement and payment.


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                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bangor International
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Ruth & Whimpy's
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Winter Harbor
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Sorrento
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Belfast
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US Highway 1
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Chester Pike's Galley
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lamoine State Park

                      Car: Necessary

                      Visit Acadia for site seeing, hiking, horse back riding, a whale watch, schooner ride, cross-country skiing in the winter. Many craft shows, fairs and local festivals through out summer and fall--wonderful local crafts people with great galleries. Rent kayaks or bikes. Visit nearby Schoodic Point. Sail on a schooner from Bar Harbor or go whale watching. Schoodic for the Arts Program: great, short workshops in storytelling, music, art...Eat lobster in the rough. Visit Theodore Roosevelt's Campabello. Attend the Rockport Blues Festival, first weekend after 4th of July. Bangor American Folk Festival, last weekend in August. Weekend contra dances. So much to do, see and eat!''

                      Visit the Botanical Gardens in Booth Bay Harbor.

                      Live outdoor music, evenings in downtown Ellsworth on the riverfront and in Bangor on the Penobscott see top name performers on outdoor stage.

                      Visit light houses and the area around them. Our favorite is at Pemaquid Point.

                      Best beach is worth the trip or visit it coming or going from Maine: Popham State Park near Bath.

                      Spend a day on Rte 1 between Ellsworth and Bath for miles of antiquing and flea markets.

                      Other Activities: Glider Planes at Bar Harbor Airport--Many Local Festivals and Art Galleries

                      Our favorite thing to do is to head downeast on Rte. 1 with a Maine Gazateer and go treasure hunting for little beaches and walking trails.

                      Please see our website www.lightheartretreat.com for a full page of links of things to do and video of some of our favorites.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: David Buell and Joanna Pinney Buell are the hard-working stewards of a very special place on planet earth, called Light Heart Retreat. David is a stone artisan, gifted pianist, poet and inspired gardener. Joanna has many years in the holistic and spiritual healing field, is an inspired cook, gardener, writer and designed the retreat houses and their own home, at Light Heart Retreat. Together David and Joanna share a deep love and respect for nature, of the Great Spirit and of humanity. They delight in seeing the transformations that happen for the guests of Light Heart Retreat.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sullivan:
                      We designed and built this cottage to accommodate a writer who wanted to spend 6 months in our large, family cottage (no longer available). We didn't want the families to lose out and saw a need for a second cottage that could serve an individual or couple on retreat. It was in our hearts to share this special place where we live with kindred spirits and that we have! The Blackberry Cottage is a great value at its price. Guests have all the same benefits that the guests of the larger Huckleberry Hideaway cottage, except they don't have the outdoor hot tub. All guests may enjoy the wood-fired sauna, the forest trails, swimming in the quarries, canoeing, fishing, the holistic reading and media library and their own campfire pit. And let us not forget the magnificent and mystical standing stone circle...and meditation hut...and David's granite sculptures...Joanna's really good home-baked bread (ask for Chunky Monkey Banana Bread). This location is very accessible to the best that Downeast Maine has to offer, too.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The Blackberry Cottage is a great find and value with so much more to offer being part of Light Heart Retreat and sharing in retreat amenities. It's private, but not too secluded, overlooking the blue quarry water on it's east side with a big lawn, filled with daisies in June to the west. One of our woman retreaters looked out the kitchen window to see a doe and her fawn grazing the lawn. Another spotted a moose in the driveway at 5 AM. We list 2 patios and there is actually a third. We've located the fire pit on a natural granite patio, overlooking the quarry, just a few steps from the backdoor of the Blackberry. Nothing like sitting by a fire and watching the sky for shooting stars are seeing the stars reflected bigger than life in the quarry water. And did I mention the summer serenade of the frogs? A stay at the Blackberry cottage is wonder-filled! Romantic for a couple, safe for a single woman on retreat with owners on site. We here when you need us, invisible otherwise. And as for the Light Heart Retreat experience overall: There really in no place like Light Heart Retreat. Where can you go on retreat, have the comfort of a well designed retreat house, privacy, quiet, solitude, beauty, beauty, beauty...a wood-fired sauna, library and not be sharing it with 30 or more other guests? It's just us and the guests of the two retreat cottages and occasional guests at the Quarry House, on 100 acres with a gated entry. We offer so much that is of REAL value here. The retreat is 30 minutes from Acadia National Park. The Park is phenomenal, but crowded. Bar Harbor is a pleasant place to visit and very crowded in the high season. Cottages on Mount Desert Island cost 3 times our fees for a similar size rental. But why compare apples to oranges though? See our site. Your heart will call you here if Light Heart Retreat is for you.


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                      Photos

                      • View onto the quarry from the Blackberry Cottage natural granite patio.

                        View onto the quarry from the Blackberry Cottage natural granite patio.

                      • Natural granite patio and another one on right with fire pit (not showing.)

                        Natural granite patio and another one on right with fire pit (not showing.)

                      • On your left as you enter, sunny dining nook.

                        On your left as you enter, sunny dining nook.

                      • Enjoy washing dishes while looking out on the forest lawn, deer and porcupines.

                        Enjoy washing dishes while looking out on the forest lawn, deer and porcupines.

                      • Cozy up to the parlor stove on the built in couch or easy chair.

                        Cozy up to the parlor stove on the built in couch or easy chair.

                      • Settee faces onto entertainment center and parlor stove.

                        Settee faces onto entertainment center and parlor stove.

                      • View from living room.

                        View from living room.

                      • Wood-fired sauna at dusk.

                        Wood-fired sauna at dusk.

                      • Meditate in the dolman in the standing stone circle.

                        Meditate in the dolman in the standing stone circle.

                      • Meditation Hut overlooking tranquil Bragdon Quarry.

                        Meditation Hut overlooking tranquil Bragdon Quarry.

                      • Autumn Colors on Bragdon Quarry. Fall is an awesome time to visit Maine.

                        Autumn Colors on Bragdon Quarry. Fall is an awesome time to visit Maine.

                      • Light Heart Retreat has phenomenal sunsets from the standing stone circle.

                        Light Heart Retreat has phenomenal sunsets from the standing stone circle.

                      • South facing patio. Bay views at back. Overlooks quarries on east.

                        South facing patio. Bay views at back. Overlooks quarries on east.

                      • September Morning from East Patio

                        September Morning from East Patio

                      • Great space to cook in, large pantry on right wall (not showing)

                        Great space to cook in, large pantry on right wall (not showing)

                      • Open concept and large windows allow for lots of light and summer breezes.

                        Open concept and large windows allow for lots of light and summer breezes.

                      • The parlor stove is a treat on a chilly Maine morning. Ample heat year round.

                        The parlor stove is a treat on a chilly Maine morning. Ample heat year round.

                      • Watch a movie on a rainy day or snowy evening.

                        Watch a movie on a rainy day or snowy evening.

                      • Queen size bed with morning sunrise streaming across the quarry.

                        Queen size bed with morning sunrise streaming across the quarry.

                      • The Standing Stone Circle is Golden on a Late Summer Morning.

                        The Standing Stone Circle is Golden on a Late Summer Morning.

                      • You can bird watch,swim, canoe, have a campfire, skinny dip at Bragdon Quarry.

                        You can bird watch,swim, canoe, have a campfire, skinny dip at Bragdon Quarry.

                      • Secluded Bragdon Quarry where Eagles Roost & Light Plays

                        Secluded Bragdon Quarry where Eagles Roost & Light Plays

                      • New age, spiritual and holistic reading in our library. DVD's, videos, CD's too.

                        New age, spiritual and holistic reading in our library. DVD's, videos, CD's too.

                      $149 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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