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Cottage At Goose Marsh Pond near Acadia on the 'Quietside'

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Karen and Rick
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Cottage At Goose Marsh Pond near Acadia on the 'Quietside'
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful spot for respite

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eden Prairie, MN

Fabulous property, Great owners

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A granite diamond!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Long Pond
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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