RIPPLES COTTAGE, CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

Bobbie Burdick

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RIPPLES COTTAGE, CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

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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: Brand new TOTO toilets in both bathrooms installed.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bobbie Burdick (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Bobbie Burdick

I moved to Maine 20 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 Somesville

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 in 2008, 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.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180798
+1 -207 460-7891
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

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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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180798
+1 -207 460-7891
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Westfield MA
5

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
business
Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180798
+1 -207 460-7891
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

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
business
Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180798
+1 -207 460-7891
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180798
+1 -207 460-7891
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Orleans, MA
5

Perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week long stay at Ripples Cottage in June. The cottage was lovely, clean and had everything we needed. the woodsy area and landscaping was loved by us and our 2 daughters who found it to be a magical place. The location is terrific for exploring Acadia National park, Bar Harbor, day trips to Southwest and Northeast Harbors, swim at Echo Lake. The owner is so pleasant and helpful as well. We loved our stay and would defeintly come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Ripples Cottage, Centrally located in the heart of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180798
+1 -207 460-7891
Somesville Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New York City
5

Lovely cottage and grounds; central, wooded locale

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed a three-week stay at Ripples Cottage, and plan to return next year. The house is clean, cozy, and meticulously well-maintained, with new appliances and an ample supply of linens -- all labeled clearly for ease of identification and use. The owner is a landscape architect, and her expertise shows; the grounds are beautiful, too, with many plantings also labeled -- and a blueberry bush, from which our children were invited to pick berries.

We are a family of five (with children aged 4, 10, and 15), and the Somesville location was perfect for us. We had good access to Acadia, and spent most of our time biking on the carriage trails (with nearest entrances about 10-15 minutes away by car), which we loved. Within similarly short distances by car: excellent swimming in Echo Lake, and the small, appealing port town of Southeast Harbor; a hiking trail on Beech Mountain. A manageable bike ride for a rider comfortable with some hills and car traffic: to Beech Hill Farm, with excellent organic produce. Bar Harbor, with an ample supermarket and at least two nice little natural food markets, is about 20 minutes away by car; for single items, there's a well-stocked convenience store much closer (Somesville One-Stop). Somesville itself has a few nice-looking little attractions (a good bookstore, an antique shop, a repertory theater), and there's a little, local swimming spot, just down the hill from the house. We'll have to get to those, next year . . .

One other thing: We found the owner to be extremely responsive and accommodating when we found, on arrival, that the wireless internet connection was down. Since (sadly) we had to get some work done while there, we had to establish some sort of internet connection. The wireless problem turned out to be a little tough to fix, but was well on its way to solution by the time we left (I'm sure it's up and running, now); meanwhile, the owner went well out of her way (all the way to Bangor, in fact) to establish a dial-up connection, for use during our stay. She has been entirely pleasant and helpful with every aspect of the rental process.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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

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Availability & Rates

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Somesville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Indian Summer - Autumn!
Sep 1 - Sep 28
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Autumn!
Sep 29 - Nov 2
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Spring - Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jun 29
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Peak Summer in Acadia!!
Jun 30 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
50% non-fundable deposit to secure booking. Remaining 50% payment, along with fully refundable security deposit of $350 and 8% ME State lodging tax is due two weeks prior to stay. $50 discount for bookings made within 2 weeks of your stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Somesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 in 2009!!
Bedrooms:
  • 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 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 holds a queen size bed and has four windows overlooking the garden. Bedroom 3 is ideal for children 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
New appliances and carpet in master suite installed.
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