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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, great room, sleeps 7-8, washer/dryer

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: New TOTO toilets in both bathrooms installed.

More Details

Bobbie Burdick
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Bobbie Burdick

I moved to Maine 22 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.

Bobbie Burdick purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Bobbie Burdick chose Mount Desert

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 a few years ago, 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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub w/ shower
  • 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!!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite w/ full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunny view to garden
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , View to meadow
    Great room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon, etc.
  • Bedroom 1 is a large studio with en suite bath and 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, "The Queen's Room" holds a queen size bed and has four windows overlooking the garden. Bedroom 3 is ideal for children, parents 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.
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
New appliances and carpet in master suite installed.


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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Picturesque Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ripples what everything I had hoped it would be. The property is lovely, immaculately clean, and well kept. Bobbi is a gracious and accommodating host, even when we called to have her overnight my husband's work phone he left in a drawer when we left!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clearcutting of side lot at 7:00 am put damper on the rental

  • 2 of 5

I was looking for a quiet place near long pond. Before I reserved the house I specifically asked about the surrounding property and was assured that the owner owns the undeveloped acreage surrounding the property. It sounded perfect. What she failed to tell me is that she is building a road on the land and the construction would start at 7:00 am outside our bedroom window. When I said we were leaving and asked for a refund she refused and told us it was a beautiful day to spend in the acadia. She then complained that to stop the construction would cost her $1000.00 a day. It would have been cheaper to give us the refund. She stopped the construction at 3:00 in the afternoon. Needless to say if i had been told we would have been witnessing clearcutting of the area I would not have stayed there. It's standard practice to let a customer know about construction on the premises so that they know what their buying particularly since I asked about the area. It was very disappointing.

However the cottage is cute well stocked clean and spacious with a great screened porch. It's a bit far from bar harbor and the carriage trails but close to some hiking trails and long pond. I definitely suggest waiting until the owner is done with constructing her subdivision before renting this cottage. Thereafter it will be a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback. The 3 day construction project on the neighboring property was a new driveway that was supposed to be installed in early May before any seasonal tenants arrived. Unfortunately, I was not informed when the work would actually be done, and when we learned it had begun we put a stop to it immediately. This did create a substantial cost penalty, but was more than happy to do as it was an inconvenience to our tenants at the time. The project is now complete and cottage rests in a peaceful setting that we are happy to share with our future tenants. While preparing for this weeks tenants I experienced loons calling to each other across the pond and an eagle soaring overhead to its nearby nest. We love bordering the quiet side of Acadia National Park with this rental and look forward to supporting future tenants in any way we can.
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Wonderful cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a great week at Ripples as a family. Been to MDI twice in past but never stayed on quiet side until now. Had a wonderful time! Walked down the road to great canoeing. Quick drive to the start of multiple incredible hikes and the carriage roads for biking. The cottage was clean, well maintained and serene. Spent many mornings sipping coffee on the screened porch and enjoying the beauty that surrounds the cottage. More than spacious enough for a family of 4 and would easily accommodate two more. Owner was responsive, professional and provided easy check in. Would definitely recommend a trip to the quiet side at this lovely cottage :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had not been to MDI in over 20 years and were delighted to return. Ripples Cottage was a perfect "home base": centrally located, with a mountain trail and kayak launch just down the street. The cottage itself was spacious, comfortable and well-apponted (especially the bedding and the towels). Be sure to sit in the Adirondack chairs out by the balsam stand in the yard and take a deep breath. As others have said, Bobbie was great to work with and all the arrangements could not have been simpler. Ripples Cottage is highly recommended, as is the "quiet side" of MDI. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

We would like to keep this charming cottage as a secret, but feel compelled to let others know what a find it is. Bobbie was great to work with and made us feel welcomed before we even arrived. It's a great location--off the beaten trail but close to kayaking, biking and hiking trails and a quick ride into town. The cottage is exactly as pictured and it was quite spacious for a family of four. The beds were heavenly, the kitchen well-appointed and the cottage was spotless. We enjoyed a wonderful week full of outdoor activiities on MDI and highly recommend Ripples Cottage as home base.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four was very comfortable at Ripples Cottage for our week on MDI. It's peaceful, clean, grounds are well kept and we were able to use the garage to store our bikes and beach gear which was a pleasant surprise we weren't expecting. We all slept great which helped out with our busy week. Our favorite hike of the week was at Beech Mountain just a couple minutes from the house. We spent a couple days at Sand Beach in Acadia which is still a hit with the kids (ok, parents too!), biked the carriage trails, saw a comedy show and went back to some of our favorite restaurants (Jack Russell's Steakhouse, West St Cafe and Geddys). Bobbie, the owner, was excellent to deal with via email as well as in person. We are already looking forward to August 2015 and renting this property again. We can't think of a better place to spend a week as a family!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar Harbor
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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