|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
We welcome the chance to share our little piece of heaven with you at Goose Rocks Beach. One of Southern Maine's best kept secrets, 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 three decks as the sun bathes the marsh in warm pink light. 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 huge panoramic windows overlooking the marsh, installing shiplap throughout the interior, and a new loft ladder, kitchen and shower.
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
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!
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.
Dear Mary and Sean ,we were very happy at your place. We took in our heart beautiful memories
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.
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!
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.