Vacation Rental in Pretty Marsh, Maine

McGiffert House


Pretty Marsh, Maine

About the Property

The secluded beauty of this treasured, four-generation family property on the shores of Pretty Marsh Harbor sets the stage for your Maine summer adventure. In 1930, Arthur “Cush” McGiffert and Elisabeth Eliot McGiffert purchased fourteen acres from a neighboring farmer, who lived in an old farm house at the head of the harbor. The farmer and carpenter, Allen Freeman, assisted the McGifferts in building “The Cabin”, a one-room dwelling that has been expanded gradually to the fully equipped, four-bedroom camp it is today. Freeman also built “The House” with four bedrooms where the young couple spent long summers with their three children who still today continue to cherish and enjoy the property with their own children and grandchildren.

Set among mature pines and oaks with private connecting trails, modern day guests of the McGiffert family and this peaceful retreat are sure to enjoy having easy access to the water’s edge, a lengthy stretch of shore frontage, and to the dock, float and boats available there. This charming, quintessential Maine property offers wonderful opportunities for boating, tidal swimming or watching seals, osprey and bald eagles. The charm and history of this lovely property will surely draw you in, but when you’re ready to spread your wings, you’ll surely want to turn your attention to the other areas of Mount Desert Island including Acadia National Park and the bustling coastal villages that surround it.

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