About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Located in the village of Pretty Marsh, our Post and Beam cottage looks across the slopping grassy fields to Goose Marsh Pond, the salt water inlet that flows into Squid Cove on the western side of Mount Desert Island. This pastoral site, often teeming with wildlife, offers a quiet, cozy and peaceful spot to recharge after a day exploring Acadia National Park and MDI.
Pretty Marsh is on the western side, the "quiet side", of Mount Desert Island. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms and the dining room with a wonderful view of the water, fields and the neighboring apple orchard.
Acadia National Park is spread out over many parts of Mount Desert Island. The ocean and freshwater ponds are close by for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. ANP's 50 miles of fine gravel carriage roads are renowned for walking, running and biking, and wonderful mountain and seashore trails are short drives away. The town of Southwest Harbor, a charming village with a fine foods market, restaurants, coffee shops, a bike shop, library, art galleries and shopping is a 15 minute drive. The eastern side of MDI (Bar Harbor) where you can find many restaurants, shops, theaters ... and hustle & bustle, is a 20 minute drive.
Karen and Rick
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful spot for respite
This was the best place we could have asked for. It was clean, quiet and, most of all, very aesthetically pleasing. We ended up spending less time exploring Mount Desert Island than we originally thought we would, but there was no difficulty just staying at this beautiful place and relaxing for our time there. I sincerely hope we can return some day soon.
Fabulous property, Great owners
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage at Goose Marsh Pond. The property was beautiful and very comfortable as well as convenient to Acadia National Park and everything it has to offer. Great place to come home to and relax after a day of hiking. Beautiful four-seasons porch to spend the day playing games and visiting.
The owners were wonderful hosts and were easy to work with. They also offered and had great suggestions about what to see and do and where to eat on the island.
Would definitely recommend staying here as a get-away and to take in ANP.
A granite diamond!
Beautiful setting, beautiful home, lovely hosts. A very special place. The home is elegant yet unassuming, crafted with care by its owners from heritage materials. Unexpectedly, the house became an important part of our experience of MDI. Richly supplied with excellent books and everything needed for making great meals, too. Rick stopped by once to check in with us, and it was great to meet him and to learn more about the area. Would unconditionally recommend to any visitors.