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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 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Island

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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: Jul 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: Sep 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: Jul 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: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is in an excellent location, very close to Acadia National Park. It is immaculately clean, and had plenty of room for our family to stay with my three children and my parents as well. The third bedroom is a suite of its own with a separate entrance. It works really well for my parents to be in there. This is also the room with the air conditioning which my parents appreciated. We have stayed at Ripples Cottage twice, enjoyed ourselves immensely both times, and will come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This really is such a nice place to stay. We had six people staying at this cottage and we had more than enough room. The cottage itself is adorable. Its very comfortable and clean with really everything you need. Bobbi, the owner was so helpful and responsive.

The location is fantastic and there is so much to do. This might be one of my favorite family get aways. We loved it!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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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


Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer in Acadia!!
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer - Autumn!
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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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