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4.9 / 5Exceptional
19 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Ship Harbor Nature Trailhead
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor)
    29 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Somes Sound
    31 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Bernard, this cottage is by the ocean. Wendell Gilley Museum and Acadia Repertory Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Northeast Harbor Golf Club and Kebo Valley Golf Club.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Acadia National Park - 3 min drive
    • Ship Harbor Nature Trailhead - 10 min drive
    • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse - 11 min drive
    • Somes Sound - 31 min drive
    • Northeast Harbor Golf Club - 32 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor) - 29 min drive

    About this property

    Direct Private Waterfront Retreat, Minutes From Acadia National Park

    THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE... Duck Duck Goose is a serene retreat that allows its guest to be completely ensconced in the traditional Maine way of life. This recently built carriage house, tucked away in the Maine woods, sits on the edge of Duck Cove, overlooking Blue Hill Bay and all of its lovely islands. The privacy and beauty allow for quiet walks along the rocky coast beach, sitting on the private dock viewing a delightful sunrise or sunset, and viewing stars that can only be seen in the Maine skies. Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island allows for seclusion and reflection while still having the small towns within comfortable driving distance. Acadia National Park makes up the island of MDI and is a short drive away. The mountains to hike, roads to bike, and water to paddle or boat, make this location more special than most. This quaint carriage home was just built in August 2012 and offers a comfortable, warm cottage feeling with all the makings of your own home. The first floor living space includes your entry, laundry, full bath, family room and bedroom with two double beds, not to mention three sets of lovely French doors never leaving you without a view of the water.******(Coming for the 2020 season, 3 sided wrap around porch with screened in downstairs kitchen and open deck on the second floor) The second floor invites you to its grand living/dining space with overhead loft and open kitchen, allowing all guests to be near. There are also two bedroom on this floor, one with queen bed and the other with 2 twins. The bathroom provides a soaking tub, a separate shower, a private loo and forest views. Every room has dimmed lighting, comfortable seating, water views and immaculate furnishings. The dining table hosts 8 all the while taking in the ocean breezes and the beautiful outdoors. Not one stone was left unturned. While relaxing in the warm comforts indoors, you will still want to find your way outdoors. Along the carriage home leading to the water is a lovely forest trail which includes a fireside retreat as well as ocean front dining. Enjoy your cocktails listening to the tide wash up on the rocks, or build a fire and grab your marshmallows to roast. Further enjoy a wonderful private dock where you can sunbathe, enjoy your morning coffee or put your boat into the water and go for a paddle. It's hard to decide where you want to be, inside or out, but this Maine carriage home awaits your company. FREE WI-FI. ***** A three car garage on the first floor of the cottage is an owner's garage and is not accessible for renters use. If you desire to bring canoes or kayaks, they are safe and secure near the waters edge. If you wish to bring bicycles, they are safe within our private community and may be sheltered from in-climate weather under our front porch.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Sara J Yeterian

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    2 bathrooms
    Bathtub or shower
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player

    Outdoor areas

    Balcony or patio


    Washing machine and dryer




    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean

    Things to do

    Sledding nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Whale watching nearby
    Water skiing nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Rafting nearby


    Sleeps 8
    Unit size: 2700 sq ft (251 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Stunning, spacious, and private retreat

      We so greatly enjoyed our stay! This property is extremely private, and on the water with dock access and a stunning view. The waterfront side of the house has a fire pit, bench seating, a huge round table, and a charming bench swing from which to enjoy the melodies of the loons, and the other delightful sights and sounds the ocean cove provides. The home itself is beautifully designed; airy, light, inviting, and well-outfitted! While there is a lot to do and see at Acadia nearby, staying at this property is a vacation in itself; a restorative experience!

      5/5 Excellent

        Fabulous Stay

        We had an incredible time at Duck Duck Goose! The house and property were amazing. On top of that, Sara’s recommendations led to fun mornings and early afternoons hiking, biking and rock climbing. Returning to the house, our teenagers didn’t pick up their phones, rather they walked the shoreline looking for seaglass and shells, fished and kayaked. Couldn’t ask for a more complete vacation!

        5/5 Excellent

          Wonderful location near Acadia

          This is a beautiful location on the quiet side of the island away from the congestion, but close enough to Acadia. The house is perfect being right on the water and in such a private setting nestled in the pines and birches. The house is well appointed and equipped for your get away. Sara is extremely responsive and wonderful to work with. She takes great care of her home and is very concerned for her guests and it shows. She has plenty of the amenities you'd expect as well as a full list of places to see and things to do. Our family of four stayed there for a week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had kayaks delivered to the house from Scotty's and we're on the water everyday. Likewise we followed Sara's restaurant recommendations and we're not disappointed. The stars at night were a great way to end the day after hiking in Acadia. We would certainly recommend staying here and would love to visit again sometime. Thanks to Sara for helping make our visit so enjoyable and memorable, Acadia is a very special place.

          5/5 Excellent

            Beautiful oceanfront property and lifelong memories

            Two friends and I traveled to MDI to get into the outdoors and enjoy some quiet solitude, but with the convenience, comfort, and luxury of a home. Duck Duck... Goose delivered. Sara's home feels (is?) very new and is well furnished. Her kitchen had everything we needed (pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glassware, and appliances), internet worked just fine, and the home was very clean. Bedrooms were spacious and comfy. Dimmer switches on light switches in almost every room. Hot water was quite hot. Now onto the good stuff - the backyard is reason enough to book this home. While we took advantage of Acadia's hiking and views, we spent every night around the fire listening to music. Quite honestly, we almost never stopped talking about how lucky we felt to be taking in the Milky Way, shooting stars, and the harvest moon right on the ocean's edge. We never saw or heard another person - not even out on the back road leading to the driveway. Sara was incredibly responsive via VRBO and text message. We even spent time chatting on the phone a week before my stay to cover off on local things of note (best place to buy live lobster, milk, eggs, beer, firewood, etc. where to rent a boat/kayak). We looked at just about every house available on MDI and are very pleased with the choice we made.

            5/5 Excellent

              It was perfect!

              Beautiful, spacious, comfortable, clean home. We had an excellent time!!!

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