The Goose Rocks Residence

kennebunkport, maine
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(0 reviews)
Travel dates:
$285 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This compact cottage, surrounded by 3 miles of sandy beach and beautiful green marshes, is minutes from downtown Kennebunkport. There is a private master bedroom with access to the outdoor patio for bird watching and sunbathing. Goose Rocks Beach is a 7 minute walk away, with sandy beaches, tide pools and offshore islands to kayak to. Kayaks can be launched from the back deck, to the beach. The Goose Rocks Beach Community Center offers day and tennis camps for kids during the summer, Wednesday night movie nights, and a reliable babysitting service.

Why Kids Love it

The property is stocked with games, toys, DVDs and books for downtime. There is almost 3 acres of outdoor space to explore, a giant tree swing and a fire pit on the deck for evening marshmallow roasts. Bikes can be rented to explore the whole Goose Rocks neighborhood. The beach is a big draw with tidal pools teeming with animals, hermit crabs to catch and shells to find. The nearby General Store sells beach toys, food and souvenirs.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. There is a metal spiral staircase leading into the loft, with no stair gates. The cottage sits right on the marsh and the bird watching is exceptional. Baby ducks, chipmunks and moose have been spotted. Bikes can be rented to explore the whole Goose Rocks neighborhood. Car rental recommended. Towels for the beach provided. Note limited provision for babies and toddlers.

About the Location

The cottage is a 7-minute walk from the coast and Goose Rocks Beach, 3 miles of sandy beaches, and a 10 minute drive from downtown Kennebunkport. The cottage is easily accessed from Route 1A, I-95 and is about 20 minutes from Portland's International Airport. It is an extremely private, family friendly and sophisticated community complete with general store, The Tides Inn for drinks and dinner, and the Goose Rocks Beach Community Center with kid's camps and tennis.

Accommodation Details

This small cottage fits 4 guests and provides access to Kennebunkport’s beach front community. The home includes a fully stocked kitchen, open living and dining area, a bathroom with shower, bedroom with queen bed and upstairs loft with 2 twin beds. Outside you’ll find 3 decks, outdoor furniture, gas grill, a firepit, grassy lawn and tree swing. Parking available.

Style Notes

Simple and rustic. Experience true indoor/outdoor living with 3 large decks, a new gas grill and a firepit on the lower deck. The kid's sleeping loft offers a play space with books and toys to enjoy as well as great views out over the marsh. The parent's bedroom is quiet and serene and offers stunning views directly out to the marsh. Ideal for a peaceful nature-centered family vacation.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
3 twin / single
Mary M.
Member since February 08, 2016
We are a family of four from Texas with a small cottage in Kennebunkport, Maine. We love to rent houses and live like locals when we travel…so much more real than hotels….we travel to Europe regularly but love to spend summers by the beach in Maine.

Kennebunkport, Maine

Seashells, seafood and farm-to-fork food

Under an hour south of Portland, Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s quintessential coastal towns, with a rocky shoreline, fresh seafood and plenty for the kids to do. Collect seashells on the beach or take kayak tours with older children to Porpoise Point. Learn how the locals catch lobsters on a tour up the Kennebunk River or take whale watching or sailing adventures on the ocean. And don’t forget to enjoy essential Maine treats - lobster rolls and farm-to-fork food.