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Ripples Cottage, Centrally Located in the Heart of Mount Desert Island

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Somesville cottage description

Ripples Cottage is a newly renovated bright and sunny 3 bedroom home within walking distance to the ever popular Long Pond. This beautifully refurbished cottage has all new appliances, as well as new carpet in the 20' x 24' master bedroom. The rooms are very private and each have a different feel; tucked in with a view to the meadow or open and sunny with views to the garden. The great room is a perfect place for family gatherings after a long day of playing in Acadia National Park. Come enjoy a quintessential Maine experience and stay in an ultra quiet haven close to all Mount Desert Island has to offer. New amenities at rates that have been held the same for years!!

Amenities: A washing machine and dryer are available for use, as is a dishwasher and all kitchen needs. Kids games and puzzles are also available. Enjoy an afternoon beverage on the screened porch or a long hot soak in our claw foot tub after a day of hiking in Acadia.

Bathrooms: Brand new TOTO toilets in both bathrooms installed.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Low Allergen Environment
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        Master suite w/ full bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

        Sunny view to garden...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

        View to meadow...moreless

      • Great room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

        Futon, etc....moreless

      • Bedroom 1 is a large studio with private entrance. It is spacious, measuring 20' x 24' with a king size bed and full bath. Views to the garden from this room. Bedroom 2 holds a queen size bed and has four windows overlooking the garden. Bedroom 3 is ideal for children or friends with two twin beds and cozy cottage feel. Closets are available for luggage storage. The great room includes the kitchen/dining area and living space. The futon can be used for additional sleeping space. The house is one level, making it easy access for all. Newly refurbished, brand new beds, furniture, and linens....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Combination tub/shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Claw foot tub w/ shower...moreless

      • Relax in our claw foot tub after a long day of hiking! Plenty of storage in the studio/master suite bath. Brand new TOTO toilets in 2009!!...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • New appliances and carpet in master suite installed.


          • Books For Kids
          • Toys
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player


          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Live Theater
          • Zoo
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Pond
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Cinemas
          • Forests
          • Coin Laundry
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Horseback Riding
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Scenic Drives
          • Whale Watching
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Near The Ocean

          sports and adventure activities

          • Snowmobiling
          • Rock Climbing
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Surf Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Golf
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Parking Off Street
          • Garage:

            For storage of kayaks and bikes...moreless

          • Internet
          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Macintosh Computer
          • PC
          • Alarm Clock
          • Hair Dryer
          • Laundry Soap
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Basic Soaps
          • Toilet Paper
          • Parking
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Sofa Bed
          • Telephone
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Mobile Phone
          • Broadband Access
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer


          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Blender
          • Kitchen


          • Bicycles
          • Beach Towels
          • Screen Porch / Veranda
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Terrace
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Screened porch with furniture....moreless



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          from 6 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Indian Summer - Autumn!
          Sep 1 - Sep 28
          7 night min stay

          Sep 29 - Nov 2
          7 night min stay

          Spring - Early Summer
          Jun 1 - Jun 29
          7 night min stay

          Peak Summer in Acadia!!
          Jun 30 - Aug 31
          7 night min stay

          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay


          Additional information about rental rates


          • Tax Rate 8%


          Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

          50% non-fundable deposit to secure booking. Remaining 50% payment, along with fully refundable security deposit of $350 and 8% ME State lodging tax is due two weeks prior to stay. $50 discount for bookings made within 2 weeks of your stay.

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          Last updated: 07/12/2014
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          Car: Recommended

          Somesville is centrally located on Mount Desert Island with neighboring towns being an equal distance away - about 10-15 minutes from Ripples Cottage. Acadia National Park encompasses much of the Island and is the home to vacationers from all over the world. Ripples Cottage is close to Acadia's network of carriage roads and nearby lakes and ocean. One can walk from Ripples Cottage to Long Pond, which offers swimming, fishing, canoe & kayak rentals. If a hike is in the daily agenda Beech Mtn. is just 2 miles from the cottage. The Island Explorer free bus system can be picked up just 1 1/2 miles away. This pristine location is perfect for those who are looking for a quiet area that is centrally located to beaches, mountains, restaurants, museums and theaters.

          Other Activities: kayaking and canoeing


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2000

          About the owner: I moved to Maine 20 years ago, thinking it may be a temporary stay. I never left. Nature is one of the most important things to me and Acadia offers more than I can possibly keep up with in my spare time. In the middle of summer I still am able to hike without seeing another soul, go for a bike ride any time of day, kayak in any number of lakes or coves, and swim at the end of a long day. As a landscape designer I see the beauty of nature and capture that in my work. And for those days when I just want to get away, I find solace in the fact that I can walk out my back door and step into Acadia National Park.

          Why the Owner Chose Somesville:
          My office was located on Mount Desert Island for nearly 9 years. The structure that housed it was previously a seasonal rental and it begged to become 'one' again. I completely renovated the interior in 2008, I moved my office to a neighboring town, and Ripples Cottage was reborn. Since then each off season I do more improvements to make your stay more enjoyable each summer.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Ripples Cottage is located on a quiet side street with little traffic. One of the things my family and I love about staying there is the solitude of the space. Being set back from the road even when cars do pass by, we feel protected. We also love the meadow behind the house and woods edge that forms the perimeter of the property. It is a true home away from home feeling for us when we have the luxury of staying in our own rental.

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          Speaks: english



          • Ripples Cottage

            Ripples Cottage

          • Great room -sitting area

            Great room -sitting area

          • Master bedroom suite with private bath

            Master bedroom suite with private bath

          • Master bedroom suite 20' x 24'

            Master bedroom suite 20' x 24'

          • Queen's room - overlooks rose garden

            Queen's room - overlooks rose garden

          • One of two full baths, this one has claw foot tub!

            One of two full baths, this one has claw foot tub!

          • Duck Brook Bridge

            Duck Brook Bridge

          • Sitting area in great room

            Sitting area in great room

          • Kitchen and dining area

            Kitchen and dining area

          • Master bedroom suite sitting area

            Master bedroom suite sitting area

          • Twin room with extra long low profile beds

            Twin room with extra long low profile beds

          • Screened porch

            Screened porch

          • Champlain Mountain

            Champlain Mountain

          • Blueberry fields in September

            Blueberry fields in September

          VRBO #171451

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          This listing was first published here in 2008.

          Date last modified - Sunday, June 29, 2014

          $1,100 - $1,850 per week (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 07/12/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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