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Contemporary Cottage on the Marsh At Goose Rocks Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

We welcome the chance to share our 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. 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:
September 22, 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. 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • The sleeping loft is ideal for older children and opens onto the living room. The master bedroom is separate and has a door for privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 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
We do not provide bed linens but do have comforters on all beds. If you can't bring your own, you can rent high quality, clean linens and towels thru Cottage Linens, a local business. They make it very easy and no laundry! Cottage Linens: 207-967-4531 or book online at


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Contemporary Cottage on the Marsh At Goose Rocks Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Summer on the marsh.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was cozy and clean. Beautiful views of the marsh! Very quiet with no neighbors on either side of the cottage. Enjoyed kayaking off of the access in the backyard. Short half mile walk to the beach. Beach was never very crowded and very family friendly.

Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark, we are so glad you and your family had an enjoyable stay.
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the cottage. It's relaxing to be by the marsh and only a short walk from the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

Very private location on the marsh a short walk from Goose Rock Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at the cottage on Goose Rocks Beach! This is a great place to relax and enjoy time with family. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Beach
Goose Rocks Beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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