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Updated Cozy Cottage On The Marsh At Goose Rocks Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

One Bedroom/bath With Sleeping Loft for three. Accommodates Five Comfortably.

We welcome the chance to cottage with you at Goose Rocks Beach. GRB features 3+ miles of warm, sandy beach, beautiful green marshes teeming with birds and a quiet, laid back atmosphere, yet is still only minutes from the fun at Dock Square in Kennebunkport. The cottage is easily accessed from Route 1A, I-95 and Portland. Enjoy a cup of coffee on one of our decks or stroll to the general store for supplies and then on to the beach for hours of lazy beach combing. There are tide pools and off shore tidal islands to kayak to. Launch your kayak from the back deck and paddle all the way to the river's mouth at the beach. Our cottage is tiny but comfortable for five guests and provides access to one of Maine's most exclusive beach front communities.

UPDATE: We recently completed major renovations on the cottage including panoramic windows overlooking the marsh, installing shiplap throughout the interior, three built in "nook" beds in the sleeping loft and a new loft ladder, kitchen and shower.

More Details

Mary and Sean McNelis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Mary and Sean McNelis

We are the McNelis family from San Antonio, Texas. With relatives in the Kennebunks, we are regulars to the Maine coast in the summer months. We are excited to finally have our own place to call our home-away-from-home in beautiful Maine.

Mary and Sean McNelis purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Mary and Sean McNelis chose Southern Coast of Maine

Goose Rocks Beach is the best kept secret in the area. We love the beach, love the neighbors, love the lobster and the marsh. Its a piece of paradise! Goose Rocks Beach is off the beaten path but has unique amenities like the chic and delicious Tides Inn, the General Store where you can find all those last minute goodies you forgot and the Goose Rocks Community Center which offers tennis and wonderful summer programs for kids and adults alike. And don't miss Goose Rocks Creamery across Rt. 9 - best ice cream in S. Maine!

What makes this cottage unique

UPDATE: We recently completed major renovations on the cottage including huge panoramic windows overlooking the marsh, installing shiplap throughout the interior, and a new loft ladder, kitchen and shower. You can launch your kayaks directly from the back deck and paddle slowly through pristine marshlands. The beach provides hours of fun for the family and changes with every incoming/outgoing tide. We are only minutes from Kennebunkport and the fabulous restaurants, shopping and ambiance the area has to offer. The cottage is more private than many of the houses in GRB because it is surrounded by 3+ acres of marsh and wetlands.


Goose Rocks Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sleeping Loft - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Updated Cozy Cottage On The Marsh At Goose Rocks Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful property ,everything what you need,excellent location 🚣🚴🏻🏄

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mary and Sean ,we were very happy at your place. We took in our heart beautiful memories

Love Radka.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful. Only thing is if you use the linens, it it hard to get 3 loads of laundry washed and dried with small stackable machines before you are expected to check out. If you had to wash all the sheets from all the beds and towels and bath mat and you woke up at 8am, no way to get that done. Next time I will bring my own sheets and towels. Then it will only take the 15-20 min I was told to fufill the responsibilities of the rental agreement. It was too much work the morning of check out and didn't feel much like vacation. The house and location were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renter, I an SO sorry that cleaning the cottage was A challenge for you. Our other guests have always preferred cleaning themselves, rather than paying for a cleaning service because the cottage is so tiny but we would have been happy to arrange that if you had let us know.
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A Gem! Perfect place to experience coastal Maine!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place for our getaway! Everything we needed and wanted was provided; serene & private view, lots of unique area activities for families and couples too, beautiful beaches, cottage was well maintained and offered lots of outdoor space, amenities were abundant and it's centrally located to multiple coastal attractions if you want to explore. Sean & Mary were very attentive hosts and ensured our stay was enjoyable. We can't wait to come back next year and highly recommend this gem!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Beach
Goose Rocks Beach
Car: recommended

Goose Rocks Beach is 3 miles of sandy heaven located within 10 minutes of downtown Kennebunkport. Extremely private, family friendly and sophisticated community complete with general store, The Tides Inn and the Goose Rocks Beach Community Center which features kid's camps and tennis. Our cottage is our own private retreat which we are happy to share with our guests when we are not enjoying it ourselves!


Rates & Availability

Goose Rocks Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season Rate
Dec 2 2017 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

There is absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property. We cannot allow pets. There is a limit of four guests per rental. Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

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