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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

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 Down East

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
  • 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 20 reviews

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: Jun 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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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: Jul 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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Beautiful, serene, peaceful and blissfull stay :)

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and my niece stayed at this wonderful cottage in July and we can't say enough good things about this wonderful, peaceful cottage. The view is beyond gorgeous and we were in heaven. The cottage is clean, cozy and just what we wanted for our Maine vacation. The cottage is well appointed and in a serene, beautiful setting. We are already planning our next stay and have such wonderful memories of this gorgeous place. A beautiful, blissful setting...what more could one ask for in Maine? An amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, glad you had a good stay and I kind of like the place myself it is pretty special.
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Magical Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable natural beauty with all the needed comforts of home. Cup of coffee and a good book in the morning...watching the tide, the eagles and the swaying trees....and you may find that hours have passed. Mesmerizing! A perfect "time out" and worlds away.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed yourself. George.
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Easy Living at Ripley Neck Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from the most relaxing enjoyable week at Ripley Neck Cottage. It had the most spectacular views looking out on the water and when the tide went out, you could walk over to the sandbar and look for driftwood and unusual little rocks to collect. At night you could sit outside and use the fire pit and when you looked up at the sky, the whole sky would be lit up with stars. When the moon came out and it was full when we were there, it was absolutely beautiful reflecting on the water. The cottage was immaculate and had a full range of dishes and cooking necessities. George is great to deal with and can answer any questions you might have. We went shopping to some of the local pottery shops, went to Bar Harbor shopping, went to the top of Cadillac Mountain and the views were amazing and visited different scenic spots in Acadia National Park. We also went to Schoodic Point and enjoyed climbing down the rocks to the water. This cottage is well worth it and not to be missed. You will love it so much there is no doubt you will want return every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We try our best. George & Gini.
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Peace And Beauty Off The Beaten Path...

  • 5 of 5

Ripley Neck Cottage was a place of rare beauty and deep peace for my wife Amy and I. It is off the beaten path and that is part of its magic. We would have coffee each morning on the screened-in porch overlooking the bay, watching the sun rise in the sky. All we would hear were the birds, the occasional chug-chug of a lobster boat out checking its traps, and the lapping of the waves on the shore. Absolute bliss! Time slows down in such a setting. Walked the shore near the cottage and saw a majestic bald eagle take off from the top of a pine tree! The cabin was clean and well-maintained and comfortable. George was there when we needed him but unobtrusive. The cabin has everything you would need; the bathroom is especially well appointed and spacious. We made two different side trips to Acadia National Park about 1 to 1.5 hours away. We especially recommend the Schoodic Peninsula. It is much less heavily visited than Mount Desert Island and just as beautiful. We also made one side trip to Lubec, Maine, a real find! It is just across from Campobello Island, New Brunswick and is beautiful in its own right. The FDR exhibits at Campobello are worth it but so is East Quoddy Lighthouse a little further on up the road from the Roosevelt House. Saw several whale spoutings off of East Quoddy Lighthouse. Both Amy and I would highly recommend Ripley Neck Cottage to anyone. It was two days drive from our home in Michigan but it was more than worth it. We hope to return to this place of peace again several years down the road.


  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fred and Amy, Thank You for your kind words. My sisters and their husbands are staying there this week so we went down last night for a family Barbecue. I rarely get to experience much time there, I just cut the lawn and gather up the garbage to get ready for the next tenant usually. So last night we had the barbecue dinner and sat around the outdoor fireplace, roasted marsh mellows and watched the full moon rise. A very memorable experience.
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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
Damage Deposit $250

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.