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'Historic' and Gorgeous Late-19th-Century 'Summer Retreat'

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Last updated: 08/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sorrento house description

'Blueberry Lodge' is a late-19th-century, 'shingle style' masterpiece -- now fully restored to its original glory (and 'winterized' as well).
Four 'orthodox' bedrooms (each for two persons) and a (also-two-person) second-floor 'sleeping porch'. Cathedral-ceilinged Living Room, two full bathrooms, 'full' kitchen, first-floor and second-floor porches, 'walk-in' cellar and cellar-level 'lower deck'. House is surrounded by lawn -- with the south-side lawn unusually spacious by normal Sorrento standards.
The preceding is just a 'barebones' summary of what is the 'Blueberry Lodge' experience -- a MUCH more detailed description is available upon request.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely NO smoking. Either in the house or out on the decks. The house and its surroundings are at very high risk for fire....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are welcomed, however, should your pet be joining you on vacation, we ask you to make sure that they do not damage the delicate door screens of the property and further, if you have a pet that is a 'shedder', we request that you make sure to keep them off the furniture!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Bedroom 4


          • Sleeping Porch


          • Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom 1st floor, Guest room - convertible sofa, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) On second floor sleeping porch (queen size convertable), Bunk Beds (2) Window seats in the 'TV room' and great room that can (and have) accommodated small children!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 1. Sorrento Harbor widely considered to be one of the most beautiful harbors on the entire Maine coast and is a traditional stopping point for coastal Maine yacht cruises sponsored by the New York Yacht Club and similar organizations. 2. 'Sorrento Lobster Pound' - - a lobster supplier well-known throughout the Northeast -- minutes away from Blueberry Lodge! 3. Sorrento harbor and southern coastline 'look out on' Acadia National Park 's mountains (across Frenchman Bay). As Sorrento's year-round and vacationer residents are fond of saying -- 'Acadia National Park may BE the view, but Sorrento HAS the view'....moreless


              • Books:

                'Motley' assortment of books on living-room bookshelves (including children's books). Sorrento summer library is located in right-next-door 'Library' building....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Assorted board games....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys:

                'Modest' assortment of primarily-water-related toys....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Water View:

                    Property is located in the 'village' section of Sorrento -- not literally 'on' but only a 'stone's throw' (literally) from beautiful Sorrento Harbor....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    No 'dining room' per se - BUT house 'dining areas' include: (A) 4 - 6 -person kitchen table, (B) up-to-10-person table in living room, (C) 6-8-person tables on downstairs & upstairs porches....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Blueberry Lodge has been completely 'winterized' (including oil-fueled/forced-air heating system)....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    'Ample' supply ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    See photos of 'spectacular', cathedral-ceilinged living room...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    On-street parking available on adjacent two streets (Waukeag Avenue & Mt Desert Street)....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    See 'Parking'....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    'Ample' supply, including beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    'Spectacular' living room fireplace (see photos)....moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Basic supply of bowls, pans, and pots including large lobster pot ... oh and of course the ever important coffee maker....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    'Ample' supply of dishes, utensils etc....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    electric oven and grill...moreless

                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    gas range ( 4 burners)...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony:

                    Interior balcony above living room....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Assorted 'town' bicycles of varying kinds, sizes (including children's) and 'genders' (male/female)....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Either sail or motor boats (or both) can be rented from down-the-street (Waukeag Avenue) 'West Cove Boat Yard' (

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Fully-furnished upstairs and downstairs porches. Upstairs porch fully screened....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Sorrento's beautiful (9-hole) 'Blink Bonnie' golf course useable either through VIA membership or by paying for each 'round'....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Two 'high-class' sea kayaks are presently available at Blueberry Lodge -- and two more are presently 'contemplated' for 2014 (although their acquisition cannot presently be guaranteed)....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Unusually (for Sorrento) 'spacious' lawn....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas-fueled, 'fancy' grill on downstairs porch; assorted 'beach' grills (in 'varying' physical conditions) in cellar....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Almost 'next-door' -- requires VIA 'membership' (see 'Communal Pool' above)....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Requires relatively-modest-cost 'membership' in summer people's 'Sorrento Village Improvement Association' ('VIA')....moreless



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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      "Fall Bracket Season"
                      Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      "Spring Bracket Season"
                      May 9 - Jun 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      "High Season"
                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Included


                      Please note that Blueberry Lodge is rented from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time: Saturday - 2:00pm onwards. Departure time: Saturday - 10:30am. (That means, effectively the house is available to begin renting

                      on the SAME date as the previous rental ends.)

                      Payments may be made in cash or by check/money order, bank wire, Green Dot "MoneyPak" (the Barretts have "Green Dot" VISA cards) etc. At present the Barretts cannot "process" credit or debit cards.

                      50% upon booking and 50% (plus $800 "security deposit") 10 days before commencement of occupancy.

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                      Last updated: 08/11/2014
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                      Sorrento - A 'Classic' Down East Maine 'summer community' -- very definitely in the 'they-don't-make-them-like-that-anymore' category. A real 'Brigadoon' throwback to another 'era'. Both Sorrento itself and the surrounding ('Down East') region are visually spectacular in the June-through-at-least-late-October time period. The property itself -- 'Blueberry Lodge' -- was originally constructed in the 1880s and is either the oldest or second-oldest 'summer home' in Sorrento. Completely 'restored' and unarguably gorgeous. And the also-spectacular 'main section' of Acadia National Park (on 'Mount Desert Island' in Frenchman Bay) is only a 10-minute motorboat ride or 25-minute 'drive-around' away. (Acadia's so-called 'Schoodic Section' is located right next door to Sorrento in Winter Harbor.) IMPORTANT: A MUCH MORE 'EXHAUSTIVE' TREATMENT OF 'BLUEBERRY LODGE', SORRENTO AND THE NEIGHBORING REGION IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1981

                      About the owner: Donal Barrett is a long-since (1972)-'transplanted'-to-Greater-Boston native of Manhattan and the mid-Atlantic. Susan Barrett is a long-since-'transplanted'-to-the-US (mainly NY and Boston) Brit. Mr. Barrett is a 'recovered'-lawyer-turned-'entrepreneur'. Mrs. Barrett, who began her working life as a nurse -- first in London and then in Australia and the US -- has 're-invented' herself more times than anyone (including her) can count. For a decade-or-more she served as the Public Relations Vice President for the Jim Henson Company (the Muppets) and, more recently, has held assorted positions in the 'public broadcasting' world.

                      Why the Owner Chose Sorrento:
                      Why not? Sorrento & 'Blueberry Lodge' is not only gorgeous -- it's 'dripping' with history. (Only one example: The property's original owner, Daniel Lamont, was Grover Cleveland's Secretary of War.) And if there's a lovelier June-through-October 'venue' than Sorrento, please tell us about it -- we sure as heck haven't found any!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Indelible memories -- of a unique place.

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                      Speaks: english, french



                      • Blueberry Lodge, Sorrento Maine

                        Blueberry Lodge, Sorrento Maine

                      • Greatroom - Stone Fireplace

                        Greatroom - Stone Fireplace

                      • Greatroom - Second Floor Art Gallery

                        Greatroom - Second Floor Art Gallery

                      • Second Floor Porch

                        Second Floor Porch

                      • Eat-in kitchen

                        Eat-in kitchen

                      • Main Floor Sun porch

                        Main Floor Sun porch

                      • Road to Harbor & Stone's-throw-away "Barrett's Beach". Veiw from Blueberry Lodge

                        Road to Harbor & Stone's-throw-away "Barrett's Beach". Veiw from Blueberry Lodge

                      • Village architecture - Local Historic "Seasonal" Church

                        Village architecture - Local Historic "Seasonal" Church

                      • Veiw of Mount Desert Island

                        Veiw of Mount Desert Island

                      • Greatroom


                      • Greatroom - Sitting area

                        Greatroom - Sitting area

                      • Bird's eye view of Greatroom

                        Bird's eye view of Greatroom

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Relax with a cup of tea

                        Relax with a cup of tea

                      • Sun Porch - Outside eatting area

                        Sun Porch - Outside eatting area

                      • Local Tennis Courts

                        Local Tennis Courts

                      • Sorrento Harbor and Dock

                        Sorrento Harbor and Dock

                      • Sunset by Kayak, Frenchman's Bay

                        Sunset by Kayak, Frenchman's Bay

                      VRBO #424416

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 09, 2014

                      $1,500 - $2,500 per week (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 08/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: english, french
                      • Calendar last updated 08/11/2014
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