Looking for a quiet vacation place to rent early summer or fall? We have the perfect place for you-- our family vacation cottage on the beautiful Maine coast. The cottage is located in Sorrento, Maine, a small lobstering village that sits on a peninsula on Frenchman’s Bay and looks across to the mountains of Acadia National Park that rise out of the sea.
Sorrento is located in Maine’s storied “Down East,” 13 miles north of the small city of Ellsworth and 25 miles from Bangor—about an 8-9 hour drive from the New York metro region or five hours from Boston--just far enough to get away from smog, noise and congestion and close enough to nature to hear the cries of gulls and loons, to sight bald eagles, osprey, foxes.
Still a bargain on the Maine coast, the cottage sleeps up to 8 people—three bedrooms containing two queen beds, a bunk room with two beds, and two additional beds in the loft, two full baths, living and dining areas, kitchen with dishwasher, deck overlooking the bay, fireplace, wood stove for Spring and Fall, and full basement with washer and dryer. The house is fully furnished, including a library and linens - all surrounded by trees and the bay. Across the bay and a 40-minute drive is Mt. Desert Island, home to the jewel of our national park system, Acadia National Park, with its great hiking trails and a view of mountains, islands and sea from every summit, as well as the resort town of Bar Harbor with its myriad tourist attractions like whale watch tours, plays, concerts, restaurants, etc. Nearer still is Schoodic Peninsula, another part of Acadia National Park.
Don’t count out the early summer or fall. These are quieter times for those who crave a real rest and with global warming heating up the planet these times are becoming more desirable.
We rent usually from Sunday to Sunday on a weekly basis.