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Private Direct Waterfront Cottage with Dock and Mooring

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Four quiet acres, three bedroom, two bath ocean front home that sleeps up to 8.


BOOK NOW... and be part of the celebration that will be with you for a lifetime!

Duck Duck Goose is a serene retreat that allows its guest to be completely ensconced in the traditional Maine way of life. This recently built carriage house, tucked away in the Maine woods, sits on the edge of Duck Cove, overlooking Blue Hill Bay and all of its lovely islands. The privacy and beauty allow for quiet walks along the rocky coast beach, sitting on the private dock viewing a delightful sunrise or sunset, and viewing stars that can only be seen in the Maine skies. Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island allows for seclusion and reflection while still having the small towns within comfortable driving distance. Acadia National Park makes up the island of MDI and is a short drive away. The mountains to hike, roads to bike, and water to paddle or boat, make this location more special than most. This quaint carriage home was just built in August 2012 and offers a comfortable, warm cottage feeling with all the makings of your own home. The first floor living space includes your entry, laundry, full bath, family room and bedroom with two double beds, not to mention three sets of lovely French doors never leaving you without a view of the water. The second floor invites you to its grand living/dining space with overhead loft and open kitchen, allowing all guests to be near. There are also two bedroom on this floor, one with queen bed and the other with 2 twins. The bathroom provides a soaking tub, a separate shower, a private loo and forest views. Every room has dimmed lighting, comfortable seating, water views and immaculate furnishings. The dining table hosts 8 all the while taking in the ocean breezes and the beautiful outdoors. Not one stone was left unturned. While relaxing in the warm comforts indoors, you will still want to find your way outdoors. Along the carriage home leading to the water is a lovely forest trail which includes a fireside retreat as well as ocean front dining. Enjoy your cocktails listening to the tide wash up on the rocks, or build a fire and grab your marshmallows to roast. Further enjoy a wonderful private dock where you can sunbathe, enjoy your morning coffee or put your boat into the water and go for a paddle. It's hard to decide where you want to be, inside or out, but this Maine carriage home awaits your company.

***** A three car garage on the first floor of the cottage is an owner's garage and is not accessible for renters use. If you desire to bring canoes or kayaks, they are safe and secure near the waters edge. If you wish to bring bicycles, they are safe within our private community and may be sheltered from in-climate weather under our front porch.

More Details

Property Manager
owner/property manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About owner/property manager

I am a mother of four and special education teacher in New York. One day I plan to retire at Duck, Duck...Goose. My family live on the island and I have been coming to the island since I was 15.

All of my children were raised in Maine during their summers and spent their high school summers working at local restaurants and camps.

I currently reside in New York during the school year and on MDI during each holiday and summer.

I built this carriage house and decorated it with all of my favorite things --and also built it to last. This is not your typical rental, this is my home for you to enjoy and make wonderful family memories!

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 2012

Why owner/property manager chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Duck Duck Goose is brand new, waiting to be enjoyed ~waiting for memories to begin. The perfect balance between charming furnishings and modern conveniences where anyone would want to call home. Its a toss up as to which room you want to spend time in or be outside embracing the woods, the water and the islands. Fall in love with nature, your significant others and get back to what is important.

What makes this cottage unique

You can bring your canoes or kayaks and put them right into the water either from the private dock or just down in the front yard.

You can jump on your bikes and disappear for hours enjoying the coastal streets, the national park and trails and Bass Harbor Light.


Bernard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom with water views and forest views and soaking tubs and privacy that is second to none.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Two double beds sleep 2-4
  • Queen bedroom and that with 4 twins reside on the second floor with the main living area. The third bedroom with 2 doubles beds is located on the first floor with its own family room and bathroom.
  • Television
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Private Direct Waterfront Cottage with Dock and Mooring
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful, spacious, quiet!

  • 5 of 5

A girls weekend of 9 came to this home for the MDI marathon. The pictures of this house attracted us immediately and the great communication with the host, Sara, was a wonderful bonus! This house is off the beaten path and I recommend getting there before the sun goes down. GPS on iphones made it difficult to find, but Sara was helpful and guided us in. The house is gorgeous! It's cozy and has plenty of space...especially for 9 ladies. The beds were comfortable, beautiful and clean bathrooms, and plenty of amenities. Sara left us recommendations for places to eat and visit in the area during our weekend which was a big help. The backyard here has incredible views and even better sunrises! The wooden swing, hammock, and benches made it nice to relax and enjoy the views. The entire Bar Harbor/Acadia area is amazing and worth visiting. This house is about 30-35 min from Bar Harbor but worth the extra few miles to have total seclusion and quiet after a long day of hiking or sight seeing. I hope to come back to the area and this house will be the first on my list. Thank you for helping to make our race weekend so memorable!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful trip to Acadia

  • 5 of 5

I traveled with my husband, two daughters and a friend to Acadia in October. Sara's house was the perfect base for us. Clean, comfortable, cozy, well kept and well stocked, her house was a place I really looked forward to returning to at the end of the day. There is amazing sunlight in all the rooms, and sunrise and sunset on her waterfront property is stunning. It's an easy drive to Acadia's sights, Bar Harbor, and charming Southwest Harbor from her house. It is extremely private with no one else in sight. There is wifi and cable so screen time is possible if you want it. My husband spent hours over a 1000 piece puzzle that others had started in the living room. We had fun by the fire pit roasting marshmallows with our daughters. They loved sitting on the swing and the hammock. Our 4 year old enjoyed scrambling all over the rocks looking for shells on her property and the coastline right on the property is classic Maine and beautiful. Sara was easy to reach, resolved a smoke alarm issue we had immediately (I set it off making bacon...oops) and she gave us great recommendations on where to go eat and where to hike with our family members. Our daughters are 2 and 4, and they were able to hike with us to Ship's Harbor and up to the South Bubble rock. We rented bikes at Acadia Bike in BH and got a kiddie trailer for the girls. Sara gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations. Our best meal was at Coda in SW Harbor! It's a beautiful time of year to be in Acadia. Our drive home was long but the days we spent exploring Acadia and making memories in Sara's home will be cherished for years. Thanks Sara!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Pristine Retreat - Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home in a beautiful place! We were blown away by how secluded and quiet it felt. A truly relaxing vacation. The weather was amazing in mid-August and we enjoyed so much fresh air. The house is absolutely impeccable and thought and care put into every detail. I could truly move right in!!! The floorplan gave our 2 teenage daughters a place to call their own and the main level was plenty of space to really settle in and have it feel like home. The floors were gorgeous and beautiful fixtures and antique glass really made the house look it's very best. The grounds and the shoreline were breathtaking and so enjoyable. We did some kayaking and canoeing (Thanks Scotty's) -and fishing off the dock. We loved the swing and the sitting area down by the shore. It was great to just sip some coffee (am) or wine (pm) and enjoy the peaceful coast in all it's beauty. I loved every minute of my stay and would love to come back next year for 2 weeks and totally detox from the real world. Sara was an amazing host and really gave us great recommendations on how to enhance our stay based on our individual interests. I love the QUIET SIDE of Mount Desert and all it's beauty. It couldn't have been more perfect. My parents in their 70's came up for a few days from Tennessee and had not been to Maine before. They enjoyed it and were sorry they had only booked flights to stay a few days. Thank you for such a lovely stay - and to quote Arnold Schwarzenegger "WE WILL BE BACK!"

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and location! Incredibly private and peaceful. We had a lovely stay and Sara was very responsive to all of our inquiries. We can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of staying at Duck, Duck, Goose for our vacation this year and we were thrilled with our home away from home. When you are at the house, you feel as though you are the only one in Maine. Although there are houses nearby, the only neighbors we saw or heard on a regular basis were the deer who came to visit. The house (and its furnishings) are beautiful and everything is in amazing condition. The back yard with the porch swing, fire pit and dock provides you with plenty of places to relax and simply enjoy the view. Sara, the owner, was so easy to work with and left us wonderful notes on places to eat and things to do. If you are looking to find a quiet place in Maine to enjoy the views, this place is for you. It worked well for our family (2 teenage boys) because we spent our days hiking or kayaking and came back to this tranquil home where we could relax and recoup for the next day. We loved our time at Duck, Duck, Goose and think your group would enjoy it as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect private getaway for my family!

  • 5 of 5

Sara's house was the perfect setting for my family of 5. We chose this rental for the "quiet side" location and privacy of the property - both were good decisions for us. We rented kayaks and enjoyed the early morning crystal smooth waters - saw 4 seals. Rented bikes for the carriage roads from SW Cycle - great company but we didn't have a bike carrier for 5 so next time I would rent from Bar Harbor because of the express bike shuttle. The other park shuttle buses have limited bike storage. We thoroughly enjoyed evening fires and the night stars. Thurston's Lobster Pound was wonderful. The house was perfect for us - the kitchen worked well for our big breakfasts, the house was very clean and well cared for, the beds were comfortable, and the many windows provided fresh cool breezes. The house is prepped for a deck and that will be the perfect addition. Sara gave us great advice and was very helpful. Thank you Sara!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bass Harbor
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Sugar Loaf
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Back Beach

Duck Duck Goose is located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. ANP is the only National Park in the Northeast and is known for its amazing vistas and captivating sunsets from mountain tops across the ocean. Hikers, bikers, paddlers, sailors, boaters, and nature lovers can never get enough of this magical island. If one seeks more than nature, the shops, antiquing, restaurants and lobsters will satisfy more than imagined.


Rates & Availability

Bernard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 4 2017 - May 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Jan 6 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.5%

Please share your times and dates with us and if we are able to accommodate, we will do what we can do so that you are able to enjoy Duck, Duck…Goose. The summer weeks during July and August are the only months where we cannot break up a Saturday to Saturday week, otherwise, there is always potential to rent for a few days.
Duck, Duck... Goose rents for a party of 6, however, we can sleep up to 8. If you have a need for a party of 8, we are happy to accommodate extra guests for a $75.00 per person, per night fee.

A $500 refundable deposit will be requested at the time of reservation, along with one half of the rental fee. The remainder rental fee will be due two weeks upon arrival.
Life does happen and in case of unexpected change of plans, call me.

Manager'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.

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