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.Ripley Neck Cottage - on a Bluff overlooking the Bay, islands & Sand Spur

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

A New England style cottage nestled in the woods sitting high on a bluff overlooking the Bay, out-islands and a natural sand spur. Yes, an actual sand beach with dune grass in the middle and a rocky pebble beach on the opposite side. Spectacular views. Walk the beaches and enjoy lots of birdlife, swimming and boating. Very Private setting. Sleeps 5 with a Queen size in downstairs bedroom, full size and twin bed in loft bedroom. Full bath. Open floor plan with large picture window for spectacular views.

Wide board pine floors, lots of woodwork, front screen porch facing water. Large rear deck for warm afternoon barbecues and sunbathing. Lots of hiking in the area, great kayaking and boating with public boat ramp and pier just a half-mile away. One hour away from Bar Harbor, Acadia Park, and numerous sites in the area. Go to Ripley Point link for activities and attractions in the local area. You will thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

George F. West
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About George F. West

I own Drop Anchor Realty and this is my personal cottage.

George F. West purchased this cottage in 2007

Why George F. West chose Harrington

I have been in the real estate business here for 30 years. I have seen a lot of beautiful locations over the years and when I saw this one I just had to own it. It is a spectacular site, quiet and serene and a fine sand beach on the rocky coast of Maine

What makes this cottage unique

Sand Beach and complete Privacy.


Harrington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) in loft bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) in loft bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) located in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Screen Porch, Staircase to beach, complete privacy, hiking, Kayaking, public boat launch and pier nearby.


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.Ripley Neck Cottage - on a Bluff overlooking the Bay, islands & Sand Spur
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Higganum, Ct

Seclusion By the Sea - Revisited - Again and Again and Again

  • 5 of 5

I have been renting this cottage, almost every year since 2009, and every time I arrive and drive down the driveway, it takes my breath away. All stress melts away, and my spirits are lifted. I walked in the door and it was as if I had never left, as if this was my home and I had just run out for groceries. The picture windows frame the view so perfectly and I eagerly await the sunrises so I can run outside, take a picture and then go back to bed and watch it from under the covers. The peace and quiet here is astounding, especially since I live on a busy road. The only traffic you hear are the lobster boats at times. And the only sounds you hear other than that, are the surf, the little red squirrels, birds, gulls, hawks and eagles. The eagles like to fly just above the tree line in front of the cabin and are so beautiful and regal to watch. George was kind enough to arrange perfect weather, perfect tides and a full moon for my stay. Thank you!

Every time I have to close the door behind me for another year, I say goodbye to my old friend and promise to return again the next autumn. And I will return.

Thank you again George and Gini, for allowing us all to enjoy your special hideaway. I look forward to seeing you next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, thank you for your kind words, you bring a big smile to my face. We are so glad you enjoy your stay and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. We are very fortunate to live on the coast of Maine. See you next year. G
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Quiet. Away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed it

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and my fourth visit to Maine. 3x in Oct., and this was our first time at the end of summer. We had the perfect weather 8/31-9/2. The cottage is situated on a bluff with the most gorgeous view!! We loved our own private sandy beach. My husband got his saltwater fishing license for $1. Ripley Neck is so quiet and peaceful. A few afternoons we ventured out and biked to the Robert Woodworth Preserve and hiked the 2.4 mi.trail, not too far away. We also drove to Wass Island and hiked the 5 mile trail which was very beautiful. We drove just a bit down the road to the landing and enjoyed Lobster several nights fresh off the boats. And of course a crackling fire in the fire pit under the stars. It was all very peaceful and relaxing. We would definitely return to this lovely little cottage in Harrington.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace, nature and beauty. A vacation to remember!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first trip to Maine and I have to say we fell in love with Ripley Neck Cottage. The day we were to arrive the owner, George, called us and asked what our arrival time would be. We told him it was probably going to be around 6 or 7pm due to traffic. He told us he would leave a light on at the cottage for us. George was great. Very helpful and easy to talk to.

When we pulled down the long driveway we could see the cottage at the end with the warm lights glowing and I commented to my husband that it looked just like something out of a Thomas Kinkade painting! So warm and cozy. Not to mention peaceful! The driveway hosted deer grazing on the edges almost every day. We even had a day where 3 porcupines came to visit us!

The cottage had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, plates, glasses, bowls and silverware. There is also a coffee maker and toaster. Games for us to play, binoculars to watch nature and even a great kite to use down on the beach! My kiddos enjoyed going down to the beach every day to look for shells and play in the surf. We had the entire sandbar to ourselves aside from the occasional clam digger or family walking through.

The setting and location of the cottage is perfect. It is far enough away to let you relax and enjoy some peace and quiet without being too far away from local attractions. We took a trip to Bar Harbor and spent sometime shopping there. We also took a trip to Beal's Island and Machias. We highly recommend eating at the takeout stand on Beal's Island. Delicious food! The other great thing about the location of the cottage, is on the end of the peninsula there is a great hike with some beautiful views! Easy enough for a family with kids to do. Took us about 2 hours with time included to stop and take in the views.

We all agree that our stay at Ripley Neck was the best vacation we have ever had as a family. I can't decide which part of the cottage was my favorite. Taking in the views from the screened in porch, soaking up the morning sun on the deck, telling stories and eating s'mores around the fire pit and spending time on the beautiful sandbar at sunset all are right at the top of my list. We couldn't have asked for anything more from our stay and will cherish all of the memories we made there. Thank you George for sharing this little slice of paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed Maine and our cottage. We kind of like to here too. Please come back and tell your friends and family.
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Great Getaway where Maine Woods Meet Sand and Bay

  • 5 of 5

We just spent our second summer vacation at Ripley Neck Cottage and really enjoyed our stay. George (the proprietor) is very professional and ensures that all is in order at the property. This spot has so much to offer a couple or small family. The cottage is well-equipped, comfortable and very clean. We found it a great pleasure to spend more time at the property this year, napping on the comfy hammock, but it can also provide a great base from which you can make day trips to Acadia, Campobello Island, or, more locally, the myriad nature preserves with hiking trails galore. There are also trails and roads for biking. From the back yard, you descend the steps to the natural sand bar where you can explore the flats at low tide, comb the beach, listen to and watch shore birds and the occasional bald eagle. If you like to cook, the house has many amenities and outside there is both a gas and charcoal grill (BYO Charcoal). We purchased lobster from local fishermen and they were wonderful. Because the cottage is very secluded, there is some wild life to observe... foxes, porcupines and deer made a showing this year.

Honestly though, from the moment the rosy sun hits your eyes at daybreak until close of day, the view out over the bay and to the islands and ocean beyond is breathtaking. The picture windows on the first floor and the screened porch provide a great vantage point and you just feel constantly drawn into the beauty of the place. We have already booked our stay for next year! Thank you, George!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We try hard to give a good vacation and it is nice to hear you appreciate our efforts. I agree the site is just spectacular, I have sold real estate for 33 years in the area and have seen many beautiful sites and when I saw this I just had to own it. Look forward to seeing you next year. George
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Peace and serenity abounds...

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to completely relax, then Ripley Neck Cottage is for you. We had a wonderful rest far from the noise and voices of the city and our jobs. George was an excellent host, answering the many questions asked, and was very timely in returning our security deposit (something we've had difficulty receiving back in the past with other owners). Ripley Neck was a good home base for day trips. We enjoyed a Puffin Cruise with Robertson Sea Tours, close by in Milbridge. Captain Jamie was very knowledgeable and we spotted not only puffins, but a large variety of other sea birds, seals sunning on rocks and even an osprey in her nest. My husband and I are foodies so we enjoyed visiting Wild Blueberry Land where we learned a lot about the blueberry industry in this area; took a free salt tour and tasting at Maine Sea Salt Company; and enjoyed smoked salmon from Grind Stone Neck of Maine (along with a ride to view the Schoodic Peninsula). Day trips included traveling the Bold Coast trail out to the Quoddy Head Light House and then crossing the bridge onto Campbello Island (bring your passports); collecting sea glass and shells at Roque Bluffs State Park followed by lunch at Helen's Restaurant in Machias (fabulous blueberry pie was taken home as our dinner, yum!) Everything was an easy day trip from Ripley Neck - the days that we hung out at the house either on the beach, on the back porch, or in front of the fire were perfect too. Highly recommend this cottage and look forward to a return trip one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed. We do our best to give a memorable stay. Hope to see you again. George
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Milbridge- 44 North Reataurant
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Jonesboro- Barren View
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route #1
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Harrington- Scovilles
Nearest Point of Interest
60 Driscoll Rd.
Car: necessary

Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge nearby in Steuben, Acadia National Park 60 minutes away in Bar Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Payment method is by personal check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.