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Overlooking Quiet Field and Mountains of Acadia National Park

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

National park entrance; Park Ranger owner; 2 bedrooms that sleep 3.

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.

More Details

Owner
Bruce Jacobson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

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 Mount Desert Island

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peace and quiet minutes from Acadia National Park. Terrific location for hiking, biking and kayaking. The house was a haven of calm and silence - A ++ sleep quality. Most relaxing experience for outdoors lovers, who don't care much for the ice cream parlors a and tourist shops of a Bar Harbor. The house was also well stocked with all cooking utensils, iron, beach towels, etc. Last, Bruce was a wealth of knowledge to recommend activities and really helpful in helping make the best of our visit. We shall return!
Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
8.6 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Causeway Club & Kebo Valley
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

Amenities

Tremont Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Closets and dressers in each private bedroom. Reading lights at each bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
No television, VCR, or DVD player provided. There are plenty of good books.

Reviews

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Overlooking Quiet Field and Mountains of Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.888889 based on 33 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Off the beaten path of Acadia, we found this cute appartment, a great way to explore the subtle treasures of Acadia. While this place is on the quiet side of Desert Island, most attractions were very easy to reach within a thirty minutes drive.

Bruce, the owner, was very helpful with maps and tips, also provided us with a flashlight in the middle of the night, when a storm cut the electricity. And we would definitely come back as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
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5

Charming and great location

  • 5 of 5

The host Bruce was great and gave good recommendations. Great location for Acadia national park.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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5

The apartment was clean, comfortable, and neat. It was very cozy.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marshallville, Ohio
5

Very comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

Bruce was a great host. We enjoyed our time in the area and the location allowed us to visit many areas nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Cambridge, MA
4

A wonderful respite

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Very quiet and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT TRAVEL rate available, depending on availability. Please inquire with number of nights desired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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