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!