National park entrance; Park Ranger owner; 2 bedrooms that sleep 3.
About Bruce Jacobson
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.
Bruce Jacobson purchased this Apartment in 1984
Why Bruce Jacobson chose Seal Cove
The quiet dead-end road and view of Acadia National Park are what drew me to 'Ferncrest.' I have spent the past 32 years making it my own.
What makes this Apartment unique
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Charming and great location
The host Bruce was great and gave good recommendations. Great location for Acadia national park.
The apartment was clean, comfortable, and neat. It was very cozy.
We very much enjoyed our stay there. We appreciated the quiet, peaceful setting. Bruce was very helpful in his suggestions about how to best explore Acadia National Park. We would definitely go there again and would recommend Ferncrest to our friends.
Very comfortable and clean
Bruce was a great host. We enjoyed our time in the area and the location allowed us to visit many areas nearby.
Very quiet and peaceful
This cottage is on the quiet side of a island, which also has a variety of activities and scenery to take in. It had the mountains, ocean and numerous lakes all near by. With Bar Harbour also close enough to visit on a whim. The stars at night are awesome. The accommodations were great. Large enough for 2-3 people with 2 bedrooms, and a small kitchen, so that you can eat I'm if you want. The only ting I wanted more, was a larger refrigerator /freezer space. The refrigerator was dorm sized, and the freezer was very small. It would have been nice to be able to store ice cream or make ice for drinks for the day. If you cannot do steps well this is not the place for you, as the space is up a flight of stairs. It is perfect for a couple or a small family (one child). I very much enjoyed my stay here and Bruce was very helpful if you are not familiar with the area.
A wonderful respite
We returned to Ferncrest for the second time this summer and were as happy and enchanted as ever. The home is in a beautiful, pastoral setting - each morning we woke from our deep sleep to gaze over a misty meadow. By day, our adventures on this lovely island included hikes, bikes and exploration of the villages dotting this lovely island. This cabin - on the island's quiet side - was a perfect setting for our 2nd vacation on this wondrous island.
Great spot for those who want a quiet restful place to rejuvenate, but close to trails, etc too
Thank you Bruce.
We had a wonderful time staying at Ferncrest. The apt was just the right size. We love all the helpful tips you gave us: GREAT places to eat where the locals gather, GREAT trails to walk for the best views around, GREAT ideas for entertainment if we wanted.
You also have a GREAT collection of books, maps, etc about the island. That really helped us find our way around and feel connected. Knowing the "story" helped us connect to the locals, the wildlife, and the island as a whole. We now feel that we have left a piece of ourselves on the "quiet side".
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