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Woods, Water and Tranquilty


Property Details

Updated: Jul 22, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps (7) seven.

Serenity abounds in this private, wooded seasonal home in

central Maine on spring fed, mile long, clean swimming, Ripley Pond. Come relax

in this fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bath newer home on dead end


This bright open home layout with spiral staircase and

cathedral ceilings is only 6 miles from town for all your

supplies. Only 1-1/2 hours from coastal Maine including Bar

Harbor or 1 hour to Beautiful Moosehead Lake. Bangor

Airport only 45 minutes away, Portland 2 hours, 4 hour drive from Boston. Dogs are welcomed.


The central Maine community of Dexter is situated in a small valley along Route 7 that runs north from the intersection of Route 95 in Newport and continues toward the Dover-Foxcroft and Sebec Lake and Moosehead Lake in Greenville. It was incorporated in 1816 when Maine became the 23rd state in 1820.

The Town has a population of approximately 5,000 +/- year round residents and is conveniently located; transit time to either Bangor or Waterville in a little less than an hour, Newport is 20 min. drive or you can be in Portland in about 2 hours. Bar Harbor, Rockland, Rockport are only 1-1/2 hrs. away. L.L.Bean 1-1/2 hrs. away.

The Town also has a great nine-hole municipal golf course and driving range, a public beach and picnic areas, plus boasts one of Maine's best small municipal regional airport's which offers 3,000 feet of lighted paved runway. Additionally, snowmobiling, fishing, water sports, and hunting are all popular recreational activities associated with the area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an absolutely wonderful time at your home on Ripley Pond this

week. We took full advantage of the kayaks and paddle boat and enjoyed

evenings relaxing on the deck. The dogs loved the easy access to the

water too. Both of our parents were able to come visit for a day and

equally enjoyed the relaxing environment your house offers.

One thing we would suggest for the next guests with dogs is that you

mention there are ant traps on the property. Our lab was able to sniff

them out before we could find them and managed to get some in his


We would love to return the same week next year if it is

available. We hope you will keep us in mind when you start taking

reservations for 2017.

Jun 2016
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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews


Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing this beautiful property! We had a wonderful week, the house exceeded all expectations! The kids loved the paddleboat and spending time at the water. Took a day trip to bar harbor and another to moosehead lake, both breathtaking. Our favorite moment came one clear, beautiful night where we all just sat quietly on the deck star gazing... So perfect. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazingly calm, peaceful and tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place- like heaven on earth! We loved all the little things that were done to make it a home as well as user friendly. The pathway to the water was gorgeous, we especially loved the smiley faces on the rocks!

Everything inside the house was just perfect, we could not have asked for a better place to spend time! We could have just stayed at the house out week enjoying the beauty of this property.

We look forward to returning again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This home will be calling me back for a long time!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing way to spend a week!!!!! This place has it all! Beautiful surroundings and an assortment of fun equipment to keep everyone entertained. The home itself is gorgeous with plenty of room to spread out. I can't believe how fortunate we were to have discovered this amazing getaway!! We will definitely be returning this way again! Thank you so much Frank and Annmarie for allowing us to spend time in your lovely home

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Maine Trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful lake house in Maine back in June. Usually, you can't trust photos. But, this is an exception. The house/property were even bigger than we thought. Plus, you can't beat the privacy. If you're looking for a laid-back, relaxing place, this is it. You are surrounded by woods, with nothing but the breeze and water. The owners even supply 2 kayaks and a paddle boat for some entertainment. We had a great time, and would recommend to anyone. Thanks for the awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so happy that you enjoyed our special home on the Lake. We look forward to having you as our guests in the future; please be sure to tell your friends and acquaintances about this hidden treasure. Frank & AnnMarie
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Everything we wanted & more!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came looking for a vacation getaway to remove ourselves from the hustle and bustle of city life and that's exactly what we got. Not only was the house spotless and well-maintained but it afforded us all the daily necessities (pots/pans/washer/dryer/etc.) as well as simple luxuries like waterfront dining, fire pit and scenic views. Highly recommended for anyone looking for seclusion and tranquility - we'll definitely be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home!!

  • 4 of 5

This home was the perfect place for a family of four (two children 11 & 17) and a Golden Retriever!! There was so much to do at the home that you didn't think about being bored!!! Paddle boat, two kayaks, tree rope swing into pond (kids loved it!!) air hockey table, swimming, enjoying nature, listening to the loons, laying in hammock (watching kids swim) and seeing beavers and fox! We spent a day at Lake Moosehead and took a 4.5 hr steamship boat to Mt. Kineo - breathtaking (1 hr away) We also saw a moose and family of deers on the back roads! The house is modern, fully-equipped, clean, well-maintained. The owner was very nice and helpful. The town is about 15 minutes away for anything you need. It's a perfect place for re-connecting with your family - we had so many laughs!!!! Thank you once again for letting us stay in your home!! We already wish we were back there!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor Int. Airport at 45 Miles Nearest Golf : Dexter at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Portland at 90 Miles Nearest Restaurant : SunRise Cafe at 6 Miles

- Fire Pit & Wood -

- Dock for your Boat

- 2 Kayaks

- Paddle Boat

- Patio Furniture

- Golf ,6 Miles Away

- Platform With Table & Chairs by the Water.

- Dirt road for bicycling (bring your bike) - Recreation Room With Air Hockey Table - Casino 45 min. away - White Water Rafting 1-1/2 Hr. Away.

-Horseshoe Pit.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekly Rate: $900 - $1500

June 9th through June 27th $900.00 per week
June 27th through August 29th $1,500.00 per week
August 29th through October 24th $900.00 per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • - Washer,Dryer - Linens - TV (Satellite) - Gas Grill - Dishwasher - 2 Large Decks - Patio Furniture - Refrigerator - Stove - Dishes,Pots & Pans - Microwave - Toaster - VCR/DVD - Telephone (Local calls) - Blender - Coffee Maker - (1) Queen Bed - (2) Full Sized Bed - (1) Full sized Sofa Bed Take a single day trip up to Millinocket to go white water rafting with Three Rivers Outpost on the Penobscot river. Class V rapids.

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