The Goose Rocks Residence

kennebunkport, maine
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(9 reviews)
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$502 per night (USD)
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  • 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

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 and kayaks can be rented for drop off on the property.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. There is a ladder leading into the loft and kids should be supervised when using this. The house was fully renovated in 2018, and air conditioning was added in 2020 along with a new dishwasher. 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 and kayaks can also be rented for drop off at the house. 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, a hammock, new outdoor furniture, a gas grill, a firepit, grassy lawn and tree swing.

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.

Mary M.
Member since February 08, 2016
We love to spend summers by the beach in Maine and are happy to share our small cottage with other families and friends looking for an easy laid back getaway.

Kennebunkport, Maine

Seashells, seafood and farm-to-table food

Forty minutes 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-table meals.

9 reviews

Aileen R.
Visited in August 2023
This was our second time staying at Mary’s home and it was such a delight. Mary is the most gracious host and was incredibly communicative throughout our stay. Her home is beautiful and conveniently located and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We are so grateful to Mary for allowing us to stay at her place once again. Thank you, Mary!
Suzy M.
Visited in July 2023
Another amazing stay at Goose Rocks! This has become such a special place for our family that we return to year after year. The perfect magical Maine summer experience.
Joanna D.
Visited in August 2022
All in all a perfect Maine experience at The Goose Rocks Residence! The house is adorable and in such a picturesque setting on the water. Renting kayaks and launching right from the back of the house was really fun and couldn't be easier. We loved being able to walk to Goose Rocks Beach, which was quiet and beautiful with calm waters the kids could safely splash around in. The house is perfectly located for easily exploring various towns and beaches (from Portland to Ogunquit) so we never grew tired of things to see and do. The kids had fun sleeping in the loft and we loved that we could scoot around the corner in one direction for ice cream cones and the other for fresh lobsters and produce. Mary could not be a more accommodating or attentive host and her recommendations were all excellent -- thank you!
Aileen R.
Visited in August 2021
I have nothing but positive things to say about our week-long stay at Mary's home. The location was beautiful and simply perfect and convenient to both the beach and the rest of Kennebunkport. Mary was an incredibly gracious host, super responsive and thoughtful about each aspect of our stay. We loved every minute of our trip and are so grateful to Mary for her tips and suggestions - they were so helpful! We cannot wait to go back and highly recommend Mary's place for your next vacation! Thank you again, Mary!
Suzy M.
Visited in June 2021
We LOVE the Goose Rocks Residence! This was our second time staying there and we can't wait for our next visit! The views of the marsh make you feel like you're living in a painting. And the proximity to the beach is fantastic.
Erin G.
Visited in September 2020
WOW! Perfect location, gorgeous setting and the recommendations we got from Mary made the perfect itinerary for our stay! So much we loved about this house — the dock, the huge windows, the kids bedroom up a ladder! We will definitely be back — for the lobster, the ice cream, and especially for this house!!
Suzy M.
Visited in July 2020
We ADORED our time at the Goose Rocks Residence! The location and surrounding land are truly magical - watching birds through the huge window, or hearing deer splash through the marsh in the evening... what a dream! Each day we'd kayak right from the back yard straight to the beach and felt like we were in a fairy tale. And Mary was an amazing and responsive host. Can't recommend it more!
Erinn S.
Visited in August 2019
The property this house is on is unbelievable! The marsh is thrilling watch all day as the tide comes in and out. Enjoyed how walkable Goose Rocks is, even with kids. Perhaps we'd get bikes the next time around to make it even easier. Loved the lobster shack down the street and the swing hanging from the tree.
Lauren B.
Visited in July 2019
Better late than never...we had an absolutely magical week at Mary's amazing marsh-side getaway. The home was teeny tiny perfection--beautifully appointed with everything we could need to enjoy our week in Maine. The kids absolutely LOVED the sleeping loft and the basket swing in the yard. We adults loved the amazing HUGE windows overlooking the marsh as we enjoyed our morning coffee and planned the day's adventures. The back deck was a the perfect spot with a book and glass of wine at the end of the day. The house is well located such that you are at once close to amenities (so many yummy provisions from Cape Porpoise Kitchen and amazing meals at Musette...not to mention the ice cream at Goose Rocks Dairy which was the highlight of our 4 year old's vacation!), and in your own private, secluded retreat! We enjoyed walking down to the beach at Goose Rocks, exploring Kennebunkport, rock scrambling whenever we had a chance, and taking several day trips to Portland, Bowdoin College, and other points north. Mary was a gracious host--she was generous with recommendations and information as we planned, and available and accommodating when we had a few mishaps during our stay! So many wonderful memories made in MAINE HOUSE...our kids are asking when we will go back!