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Overlooking Quiet Field and Mountains of Acadia National Park

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Autumn sunrise at 'Ferncrest' (2013).


Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pretty Marsh apartment description

This guest apartment is the second floor of an extended New England Cape Cod house. Enjoy views from the windows of open fields and the mountains of Acadia National Park. There is a private entrance and off-street parking. You will find lots of extra detailing and an attractive, compact layout. Lithographs and prints of local scenes from Mount Desert Island are featured on the walls. A washer and dryer are adjacent to kitchen. The library includes classic fiction, mysteries, and nature books. Current tourist materials will help with planning your visit. The linen closet has all the sheets and towels you will need during your stay. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, flatware, cookware, and some basic condiments.

I will greet you upon arrival and give you an orientation to the apartment and the area. As a former Acadia National Park Ranger, I will provide first-hand information about visiting Mount Desert Island and other area attractions (Seal Cove Auto Museum is just around the bend). I will even tell you about my favorite walks: one for a foggy morning, another for that crystal-clear, blue-sky afternoon.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Other Amenities

              • No television, VCR, or DVD player provided. There are plenty of good books....moreless


              • Radio
              • Books
              • Games


              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Bay/Sound
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Autumn Foliage

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Photography

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                A short drive to the town landing or shores of Acadia National Park. ...moreless

              • Rural:

                Seal Cove is a small village within the town of Tremont. ...moreless

              • Lake:

                Two lakes are a short walk from the apartment, another is a 5 minute drive through Acadia National Park. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Views across fields of the three peaks that give our town it's name: Tremont. ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer


                  • Refrigerator:

                    Apartment size (small freezer)...moreless

                  • Stove:


                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove


                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Walkway To Water


                  Write a review 5
                  from 14 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Autumn Getaways
                  Sep 6 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  DURING SUMMER MINIMUM STAY IS ONE WEEK, ALWAYS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY (check-in between 2 pm and 9 pm; check-out by 10 am). Summer is the prime season for visitors, with plenty of activities and cool summer breezes.

                  Many consider autumn the best time here due to crisp blue skies and fewer people. MINIMUM STAY IN AUTUMN: 5 NIGHTS.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bar Harbor Airport

                  Car: Necessary

                  Located in Seal Cove, Maine, at the Long Pond entrance to Acadia National Park. 'Ferncrest' is on a dead-end town road on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, near Pretty Marsh. It sits on the edge of a field overlooking Western Mountain. Two ponds are within walking distance. A short drive on unpaved roads brings you either to the ocean or the largest lake in Acadia National Park.

                  Nearby convenience stores are located in Bernard and Somesville; grocery and other shopping can be found in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor. The bustle of Bar Harbor is about 20 minutes away. The islands, mountains, oceanfront, ponds, trails, motor roads, and carriage roads of Acadia National Park are the biggest attraction in the area. Some of that beauty is right out the door of this guest apartment; the rest is close by.

                  Other Activities: star gazing


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1984

                  About the owner: I have been helping public and private landowners protect New England's special places since 1974. Positions with The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and National Park Service support my conservation services for land trusts and park agencies. I also offer facilitation and interpretive planning services For more, please visit:

                  Why the Owner Chose Pretty Marsh:
                  The quiet dead-end road and view of Acadia National Park are what drew me to 'Ferncrest.' I have spent the past 30 years making it my own.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  This residence is gay friendly. Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island merchants do not particularly cater to gay and lesbian tourists. However, there are some gay-owned businesses and welcoming congregations on the island. I offer my local knowledge to help gay visitors find their way.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Autumn sunrise at 'Ferncrest' (2013).

                    Autumn sunrise at 'Ferncrest' (2013).

                  • Field and Western Mountain from dining area

                    Field and Western Mountain from dining area

                  • Bedroom 1 of 2 (queen bed)

                    Bedroom 1 of 2 (queen bed)

                  • Kitchen


                  • 'Ferncrest' is filled with artwork: Map of Mount Desert Island in the style of Samuel de Champlain by L.S. Phillips (print)

                    'Ferncrest' is filled with artwork: Map of Mount Desert Island in the style of Samuel de Champlain by L.S. Phillips (print)

                  • Study area with internet access.

                    Study area with internet access.

                  • Summer blooms at Ferncrest

                    Summer blooms at Ferncrest

                  • A winter wonderland

                    A winter wonderland

                  • View of Western Mountain from 'Ferncrest' (2010)

                    View of Western Mountain from 'Ferncrest' (2010)

                  • Entrance to 'Ferncrest'

                    Entrance to 'Ferncrest'

                  • Dining and seating areas.

                    Dining and seating areas.

                  • Bedroom 2 of 2 (double bed)

                    Bedroom 2 of 2 (double bed)

                  • Entry, kitchen and dining area

                    Entry, kitchen and dining area

                  • Sitting area

                    Sitting area

                  • Bath


                  • Holidays at 'Ferncrest.'

                    Holidays at 'Ferncrest.'

                  • Spring snowdrops at the doorstep to 'Ferncrest'

                    Spring snowdrops at the doorstep to 'Ferncrest'

                  $95 - $130 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

                  View calendar: Updated 08/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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