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Beach Glass: Charming Cozy Cottage on a Quiet Sorrento Lane

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)


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.

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, hit the sales at LL Bean, explore the retired but really useful kitchen items at Rooster Brother’s Upstairs, or savor a dining experience at one of the many great restaurants in Hancock County.

Keywords: Ocean front, kayak, water's edge, sea glass, lobster, golf, tennis, swimming

More Details

Peter & Kathy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Peter & Kathy

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 miles from home.

Peter & Kathy purchased this house in 1986

Why Peter & Kathy chose Acadia

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...

What makes this house unique

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.


Sorrento House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Single Beds(1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bay window opens up dining room to the water.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beach Glass: Charming Cozy Cottage on a Quiet Sorrento Lane
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Ormond Beach, Fl

Charming and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Sorrento. Perfect fall weather and the colors of the leaves were at a peak. Enjoyed a meal at Ironbound restaurant and of course Jordan's blueberry pancakes in Bar Harbor were a favorite. The house is charming and has a homey feel. And the view off the back porch and master bedroom is almost like a postcard. Seeing the sunrise at Cadillac mountain was a highlight as well. Our time there went too quickly. All questions were answered very quickly by Peter, which was much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is lovely - clean, well decorated, very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The location was beautiful - very quiet and serene. Close to nice restaurants and Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We (four adults) enjoyed our stay at the Beach Glass Cottage!

We were there just before the tourist season and it was very private and quiet.

Most importantly....the beds and bedding were wonderful, we all had great nights sleep.

The cottage is far enough from Bar Harbor to avoid the traffic, but a short ride or even shorter ferry ride from Winter Harbor.

Don't miss Chester Pikes for breakfast or lunch, excellent home cooked meals and delicious baked goods.

I was a bit nervous about renting via HomeAway, but no worries...everything was perfect!

Thank you Peter and Kathy for the use of your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forestburgh, N.Y.

Cheri from Forestburgh, New York

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Cottage Gem!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - we certainly hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Winter Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Blink Bonnie Golf Links
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
U.S. 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Chester Pikes
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Car: necessary

Croquet, Sailing, Pool, Tennis, and Golf are available through the Sorrento VIA (summer association) for an additional fee. See link.


Rates & Availability

Sorrento House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Jun 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
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Jun 9 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Jul 18 2017 - Jul 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Aug 1 2017 - Aug 1 2017
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Aug 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
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Sep 3 2017 - Sep 5 2017
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Sep 6 2017 - Oct 20 2017
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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