Private lakefront setting!
Max Occ: 6
Location: Seal Cove Pond
Bedrooms: 5
Setting: Lakefront
Bathrooms: 3
Pets: Not Permitted

Property Description:

Enjoy the call of loons from this spacious, attractive cottage with private wooded setting on the shore of Seal Cove Pond. Although the water views are somewhat filtered through the trees, it sets quite close to the shore with a well-manicured easy walking path to the waters edge. Swim and fish off the dock, or launch a canoe or kayak provided and explore this peaceful, lovely two mile pond on your own. Plenty of room inside and out makes this home a comfortable spot for a group of six people. Small lawn play areas in both front (waterside) and by side deck.

FIRST FLOOR: Spacious combined Kitchen, Dining area and Living Room trimmed in pine. Dining area includes a table that can seat six to eight, and sliding doors to side deck with built-in seating and picnic table. Living Room features a cathedral ceiling, pine ceilings, comfortable furnishing including sofa, love seat and chair, wood stove, and pretty wooded and pond views. Bedroom with Twin beds on water side. Full Bathroom with shower only, plus washer and dryer.

SECOND FLOOR: Primary Bedroom with King bed on water side with small private deck. Full Bathroom with shower only.

GROUND FLOOR: Family Room with plenty of games and books with outside door that accesses pathway to shore. Bedroom with Twin beds. Bedroom with Queen bed on water side. Full Bathroom with tub/shower combination.

OUTDOOR SPACES: Side deck off Living Room, small private deck off Primary Bedroom. Plenty of outdoor furnishings.

EXTRAS: Outdoor shower with unlimited hot water! Use of canoe, double kayak and dock. A/C wall units located in living room and First/Second floor bedrooms.
Kayak/CanoeDockPropane Grill
Wi-FiDishwasherWi-FiDryerFirst Floor BedroomWasherFireplace/WoodstovePartial Air Conditioning

About this area:

Seal Cove is located on the western side of Mount Desert Island in the Town of Tremont. Adjacent to Acadia National Park's western borders, its tranquil setting boasts easy access to hiking trails, freshwater swimming at both Seal Cove Pond and Hodgdon Pond, and the spectacular rocky Maine coastline. Although rural in nature, Seal Cove is close to Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor's excellent restaurants, summer stock theatre, and other cultural outlets. The Seal Cove Auto Museum makes for a wonderful rainy day outing!


Wonderful Place to Stay on Mount Desert Island!

We loved our stay at Goodson Cottage; much so that it was difficult to leave! There is pride in ownership! The access to Seal Cove Pond was amazing! And the view of Bernard Mountain from the dock was beautiful! We really enjoyed use of the canoe and kayaks! There were plenty of life jackets available. We also fished off the dock and caught quite a few sun fish and perch one morning. We loved hearing and seeing the loons out on Seal Cove Pond. The beds and sofas were comfortable. We enjoyed being on the quiet (western) side of the island. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and bathroom. The cottage was clean and well-kempt. There are hair dryers in the bathrooms. We weren’t sure if there’d be any, so we did pack one. We loved utilizing the games and puzzles on hand, especially checkers! It’s about a 20-25 min drive to Acadia/Bar Harbor from the cottage; we didn’t mind the scenic drive to the park. We’d love to stay here again in the future and would recommend Goodson Cottage to family and friends!
July 2023

Worth a return visit!

Had a great week at Goodson Cottage on Seal Cove Pond. Our second stay since 2016.
July 2023

Lovely quiet location

The quiet side of Acadia has become a favorite for us and Seal Cove Pond is our preferred location. It's incredibly quiet, except for the call of the loons, which is one of the draws. Goodson Cottage is light, roomy and comfortable--highly recommend it!
October 2022

Second Time Renters for a Reason!

We recently completed a week's stay at Goodson Cottage for the second year in a row. We came back for all the great features we experienced before: the location on quiet Seal Cove Pond, on the quiet side of the Island, and three floors - a floor for each member of our party to have privacy and comfort. We knew going in that the internet was tricky (past experience!), but it's vacation, so we were ok with that. The furnishings are comfy and well-cared for; nice enough to be great as a place to relax and be ourselves, not so fancy that we were worried about using anything! One member of our party brought a racing kayak this year, and was happy to have the pond handy for a midnight moonlight kayak paddle...and it was cool enough this week that we got a chance to have a fire in the wood stove. Such a cozy place to stay, and convenient to everything we wanted to do during our week at MDI. Highly recommend!
October 2022

Perfect Summer Getaway

Our family of four (two adults and two teens) enjoyed a wonderful week at the Goodson Cottage. We were a bit concerned that the cottage would be worn from the pictures, but it was in impeccable shape. The furnishings are older, but the cottage has been very well maintained. And, perhaps more importantly, the cottage was spotless. You could eat off of the floor. We loved all of the games and puzzles. The owner also has organized and labeled everything so we had maps and guidebooks on hand. The WiFi never worked for us, but the realtor told me it was spotty so it wasn’t an issue. Our hotspots worked well and we had cell coverage. Another plus, the water is warm. We loved the swimming deck as well as the kayaks and canoe. As other renters have stated, the house is about 20 minutes from everything, which is pretty much the case with many houses in Maine. There is a lobster place around the corner that also sells fresh fish. Otherwise, it is remote. We purchased groceries right before we got to MDI, fresh fish at the place around the corner, and we were set. Ample cooking supplies, grill, and basic spices. Definitely will go back again.
August 2022

Perfect Getaway!


We stayed in Goodson Cottage during the second week of October 2021, and had a lovely time. The home was clean and comfortable, and had plenty of room for us to spread out and relax; each of the three of us had their own floor for sleeping, with our own bathrooms. The setting is amazing - so private and quiet, with a short walk to beautiful Seal Cove Pond; we watched sunset there, and even got up very early one morning to watch the sun rise over Bernard Mountain; it was magical! The location is perfect, as we enjoy being away from the crowds on the busy side of the Island...but it's close enough to drive to any hike we wanted to do within 30 minutes. It was great coming back to our "home" at the end of a day out on the trails, to a quiet and cozy place to gather for food and games. Two things to be aware of: the pictures are accurate - there are no curtains or other window coverings on the many windows! Not necessarily a "visibility" issue, because the home is so private, but if you don't like sunlight in the early morning, bring eye shades! Also, even though the time there was a getaway from ordinary life, there were times when the spotty internet service was a real downer - especially when we were trying to book reservations for driving up Cadillac Mountain! prepared for occasional frustration with the internet service (the first time I've encountered this difficulty in the many years and places I've stayed on MDI).

January 2022

MDI Vacation

We LOVED our stay at Goodson Cottage! The house is beautiful, spacious and clean. Plenty of games, books, boats and other amenities to enjoy. Early September stay with eagle and loon sightings with enough cool weather to enjoy the fireplace. Very quiet and peaceful lakefront property yet easy to access Acadia, Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Sunrises on the pond are a treat!
September 2021


An absolutely perfect place to stay. The house is very well maintained, clean, and set up nicely for a family. It was fantastic having the walk down to the dock and the pond (particularly since it was unseasonably warm). And the owners graciously provide two kayaks and a canoe. Normally we stay much closer to Southwest harbor but everyone agreed this is the place we want going forward.
August 2018


We go to Bar Harbor just about every year. Our trip this year was the very best. The house we stayed in was excellent, very clean, comfortable, organized, and easy access to the water. Beautiful area! The only thing we had trouble with was the internet, it would turn off from time to time and a bit frustrating. Other than that Thank You for a great trip and hope this house is available when we go back.
October 2017

summer vacation

We had a great Maine vacation on Seal Cove Pond, complete with loon and eagle sightings everyday. One week was not enough. The house was perfect.
August 2016

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2023 Weekly Rates (USD):
May 27 - Jul 01: $2200
Jul 01 - Jul 29: $3500
Jul 29 - Aug - Sep 02: $3700
Sep 02 - Sep 30: $2400
Sep 30 - Oct 28: $2200

Rates include the cost of normal departure cleaning.

This house follows a Relaxed Cancelation Policy: Partial refund if canceled 60 or more days before occupancy; no refund unless re-booked if canceled less than 60 days before occupancy. Commission and booking fee are non-refundable. Ask Agent for details.

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