Beach Glass: Charming Cozy Cottage on a Quiet Sorrento Lane
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sorrento house description
A charming cozy cottage on a quiet lane, with breathtaking vistas of Frenchman’s Bay as a backdrop. Enjoy your morning coffee/tea on the back deck watching the mist rise to reveal a spectacular sunny Sorrento Day. Take a short stroll to the Post Office or the front harbor to check on activities, enjoy the picturesque Maine wildflowers, or chat with neighbors. Slide a kayak down the back stairs to the pebble beach and you are off on your own private adventure.
You can nap on an Adirondack chair or read your favorite book, and then as the afternoon passes, you might walk next door and buy fresh lobsters for a true downeast feast! Simple hors d’oeuvres – just wine and cheese and crackers - become quite a delicacy relaxing on the back deck with friends, and watching a colorful sunset.
Acadia National Park is a 30-40 minute drive where you will discover hiking trails for all skill levels, the Jordan Pond House for lunch or perhaps afternoon tea and popovers, and carriage paths where you can explore the historical roots of the area. Bar Harbor provides many more “touristy” opportunities for a yummy pancake breakfast, shopping, whale watching, or catching one of the latest flicks with a simple dinner at “Reel Pizza.”
If you don’t want to travel that far, hop into your car for 15-20 minutes and climb Schoodic Mountain (one of our favorite hikes) and then relax and swim on a sandy beach upon your descent, and treat yourself to a refreshing dip of Gifford’s Homemade ice cream before returning home.
A rainy day might invite you to hunker down and read . . . or drive 15 miles to Ellsworth to browse for a new book at Mr. Paperback, hit the sales at LL Bean, explore the retired but really useful kitchen items at Rooster Brother’s Upstairs, or savor a special Euro dining experience at Cleonice or the Asian cuisine at Bangkok Thai and a host of other great restaurants in Ellsworth.
Keywords: Ocean front, kayak, water's edge, sea glass, lobster, golf, tennis, swimming
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Towels Provided
- Bay window opens up dining room to the water.
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Hunting Small Game
- Medical Services
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Wonderful Vacation Home, Perfect Location
Wonderful Vacation Home, Perfect Location
We have rented homes thru VRBO for several years and must say this is one of our favorites. It's exactly what you would want in a Maine vacation cottage. The cottage itself is cozy, relaxing, cool even during 90 degree days, exceptionally clean, and everything you would want is there. Then there's the glorious view. We woke up to invigorating sunrises while drinking tea on the deck, and went to bed following incredible sunsets. The lane is quiet, and very little traffic on the water. Most mornings the water is crystal clear and calm, perfect for early morning kayaking. We kayaked, hiked in Acadia, and went on early morning walks around Sorrento. Walk past the Post Office at the end of the lane, down to the water, then up the road along the water and you will see fabulous homes, cottages, water views, beach glass, and even a terrific jewelry gallery, Beach Worn Jewelry, along the way. We felt like we were on our own little quiet island. The cottage is truly in a wonderful off-the-beaten-path location. We went to almost every destination recommended by the owners, they've done a great job making you feel at home inside and while on the go. Our favorites include: Jordan Pond House in Acadia, that's a do not miss destination for lunch or dinner. Tracey's, Rt. 1 Sullivan, just up the road, for terrific seafood and steamed lobsters, to go or eat in, very casual. The over abundance of lobsters meant that our lobsters at Tracey's were only $2.99/lb.! As you go thru Ellsworth, stop at Hannafords for your groceries, LL Bean Outlet for fun, then Jordan's Snack Bar to pick up the best fried clams and chowder we've ever had. Their GIfford's ice cream cannot be beat! There is always a long line of people every time you pass by Jordan's, for good reason. Eating dinner on the deck with take out from Tracey's or Jordan's far surpassed any meals we had at restaurants. We had one day of rainy weather and spent the day in local galleries like Spring Woods Gallery where Paul and Ann Breeden have done a remarkable job with their Willowbrook Garden. The gallery, built by Paul, is breathtaking (check out the carved trim as you walk in), as well as his art. Several Farmers Markets in the surrounding areas help give you the real Maine experience with fresh blueberries, veggies, and homemade pies. We chose Maine to experience Acadia NP, and we left Maine with so much more. Our sincere thanks to the owners for helping make our vacation so memorable.
- Guest #1 Fans of Mango Tango (Colorado)
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 08/07/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Cheri from Forestburgh, New York
Cheri from Forestburgh, New York
My family and I stayed at this very comfortable cottage last June for a week. The house was splendid! There was plenty of room, a fully equipped kitchen, clean, and in a perfect location. In addition, there was more than enough space outside for my kids to play and explore. The owners were easygoing and efficient. They provided us with a detailed list of things to do in the area. We explored some of the local restaurants and beaches that were recommeded. Our stay exceeded our expectations. It is without a doubt a beautiful and serene home with a great location to reconnect with the ones you love. I can't wait to go back!
- Guest Cheri (Forestburgh, N.Y.)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 03/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
This is one of my favorite holiday destinations. I stayed for a week with my boyfriend in 2009 and loved this sunny house so much that we returned again in 2011. We both love the outdoors and reveled in Maine's lower summertime temperatures. The small, bayside cottage is ideally located as a base for an array of day tripping adventures: biking, kayaking, whale watching, hiking, town-hopping, boating and picnicking options aplenty. The nights were fresh and starry, requiring a light sweater or jacket but the house itself is toasty. The cottage is very well equipped. The owners have clearly put a lot of care and thought into creating a welcoming feel for guests. During our stay, we made excellent use of the kitchen to cook our own meals from locally purchased fare. The list of nearby stores, eateries and services provided us with a great lay of the land and heads-up upon arrival. The cottage is cozy and all of our needs were met. The dining room has a gorgeous bay window through which the Sorrento Bay and its tidal activities can be seen. We were witness to fascinating tidal changes and coastal activity. Living areas are homelike and stocked with local literature, maps and items of interest. The back porch was a fantastic place to cool off, eat meals, toast the day, read, write, take in the beautiful sunsets and soak up the fresh air. There are three bedrooms upstairs as well as laundry facilities. The beds are comfortable and sleep comes easily after full days. At night, the quiet is absolutely breathtaking. The neighbors were quiet, relaxed and friendly. There were many talented artists and craftspeople in the vicinity and we were able to visit their galleries. The sea glass is so beautiful! A local croquet/lawn bowling court is around the corner as is a post office and access to roadside lobster sales. Antique stores are farther afield but are fascinating to fossick in. The cottage is sufficiently tucked away to be private and unobtrusive. Much of the surrounding area is forested. Having a hire car makes for easy access and way to explore the neighboring bays, national parks, towns and back roads. There was complete freedom to plan our days according to the local weather and mood of the day. We chose to fly into Portland and make the winding, coastal drive towards the cottage. A cleaning woman promptly arrives at the end of your stay. We highly recommend this delightful cottage and can’t wait to stay again!
- Guest River (New York)
- Date of stay 06/14/09
- Review Submitted 12/20/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Wow - we certainly hope to see you again soon!
Down East Charmer
Down East Charmer
Our family has been staying at this Sorrento house for many years. It is a wonderful place to rest, relax and experience Maine. The house really is a stone's throw from the water. Great views inside and out. The house is set up with all the comforts of home. You only need to bring your clothes and stop at Hannafords on your way in to pick up groceries. Dunbars Market is a short drive away to pick up those items you forgot. Don't miss breakfast at Chester Pikes. The blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup are the best we've ever had. Nearby hiking at Acadia National Park, Schoodic Mountain and Schoodic Point are treasures. This past summer we explored lakes and ponds with kayaks. Good fishing. If you like shopping and bargains, check out the LL Bean outlet and Remy's, both in Ellsworth. Last summer we also did some antiquing in Ellsworth and the surrounding area. Picked up a great coat rack. The owner is friendly, cooperative and helpful. Have a great time!
- Guest Mark (Croton-on-Hudson, NY)
- Date of stay 07/02/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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2 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
2 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Bangor International at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: U.S. 1 at 6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Ellsworth at 10 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Blink Bonnie Golf Links at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Chester Pikes at 6 Miles
Year Purchased: 1986
About the owner: Kathy and I feel lucky for every minute we get to spend in our magical Maine location. We love the pure air, the ocean breezes and the intriguing coastline. Our lab Abbey loves to swim and chase tennis balls while we search for seaglass and beach stones, and she loves to go with us on our favorite mountain hikes just a few minutes from home.
Why the Owner Chose Sorrento:
My family has been summering in Sorrento since the 1890s. When this house came on the market we jumped at the chance to buy it and to continue the long tradition of living life as it should be...
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Short walk to the post office and front harbor. Step next door and buy fresh Maine lobsters from our neighbor. The golf course offers fantastic views of Acadia and the bay, plus there are many days when you can feel like the course is all yours to golf, stroll, and pick blueberries.
- Primary: + 845 424-3642
Links to more information:
Looking northeast, with the harbor behind the house
Living room with stove
Dining room and kitchen
Dining room table with view of water
Middle living-room with cable tv
Middle bedroom, single bed
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