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

(9 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We pride ourselves in offering an allergy free environment....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

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 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....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!!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • New appliances and carpet in master suite installed.


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


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean

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


  • Dining:

    Additional table and chairs if needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    For storage of kayaks and bikes, or one car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Efficient, clean and quick heating Rinnai heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Reliable Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    New as needed, replaced most summer seasons...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room connected with kitchen/dining area...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking:

    Off street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    If needed...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local calling....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All white and new each season....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New full size refrigerator in 2016...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch with furniture....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring - Early Summer
May 20 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Summer
Jun 18 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak Summer in Acadia!!
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


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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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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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 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.

Why the Owner Chose Mount Desert, ME, USA:
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.

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
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

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  • 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

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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